19 May 2010

The Rousers- Susans Day

torso records 1980


This is the last of four singles by the Dutch punk/new wave group the Rousers. Both tunes on this single are great examples of the bands self penned New Beat sound which mixed alot of songwriting moves from British pop of the 1960's with a more new wave sensibility and style. The A side of the single doesn't appear on the second LP and the flip Touched (the title track of the second full length) is arguably the best song on the otherwise spotty LP. The band would split up Shortly after the release of Touched due to poor sales. Guitar player Wieb Zigtema and bassist Rob Marienus would go on to form The Thought while Singer Cock De Jong and his brother Theo formed the Shavers.

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