Van Agt Casanova EP
The single ‘Van Agt Casanova’ of Paul Tornado was the first punksong in the Dutch language. Recorded during one of the longest formation periods in the Netherlands. Dries van Agt, later being the very conservative (but popular) PM of this cabinet, was a real ‘standards and values’ man.
This 3-track EP contains an extra song which was not previously released.
Paul later recorded an entire album for Plurex.
Produced by Johan Visser & Willem Wisselink. Digital remastering by Emile Elsen and Johan Visser.
3-track EP. Released in 1977. Click on album cover to enter iTunes Music Store.
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Collector’s Edition: Nots’ Charlotte Watson’s Wild, Weird ’70s Records
This is one of my favorite records ever — like my favorite record, my favorite song of all time. It’s Paul Tornado’s Van Agt Casanova. It’s a 45, and John Hoppe, the store manager of Goner, bought it as an early birthday present. I just kind of left Discogs open at work and he just…you know [laughs]. I constantly talk about this song and play it all the time on YouTube. Just such a good rock ‘n’ roll punk song, and it’s the only record he ever put out on this label De 1000 Idioten, which is supposed to mean “at least a thousand idiots will buy this.” Paul Tornado fuckin’ rules. That song is so good and funny and fun and it’s a protest song. It’s hilarious, with all the quacking. The quacking is awesome! And the rhythmic laughing! Like “Ha ha ha ha!” I love it. The dude has a real sense of humor. John got it off Discogs from someone in the Netherlands. It wasn’t really that pricey either, except for the shipping costs from the Netherlands. Probably one of the best vinyl gifts I’ve ever received.
Read the whole interview on Wondering Sound
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1) Front and back of the single
2) Honoring Paul Tornado in a Delft blue tile as part of the City Central Heating Building in Enschede