|THE MOTIONS-I Follow The Sun/Wasted Words Holland Havoc SH 111 1965|
For those not in the know The Motions were a mid 60's Dutch band who made two brilliant LP's and a slew of cool singles before they got bland. Eventually their guitarist Robbie Van Leeuwen split to form Shocking Blue in 1967. Like most 60's Dutch beat groups their records were sung in English.
|Because this is such a serious record here's The Motions, not being serious...|
"I Follow The Sun" is a somber number, not your typical Kinks meets Beatles racket that the band kicked up on their untitled debut album. Its simple, backed by acoustic guitar and little else and has a brooding, melodic almost baroque feel to it. The same formula applies to "Wasted Words" with a faint churchy organ added. "Wasted Words" is a sort of protest number about Civil Rights in America and . You don't get to hear many pop records in the 60's that name check Martin Luther King, especially from Holland! In retrospect the lyrics are a bit corny but considering its in the band's second language I always tend to overlook them.
Both sides were collected on an essential Pseudonym Records CD collection that compiles their first two albums and singles in between.