Saturday, July 22, 2006

POWERPLAY - Avanti (1982) for DJWAVE

Pop Rock

Ivo Severijns -bass
Jan van der Meij -guitar, vocal (ex-Vitesse)
Ramon Rambeaux -drums


01 You want it, you´ll get it
02 Waste of Time
03 Bad Dreams
04 Get on the Backseat
05 Waiting
06 Stop
07 Doctor
08 Make it alone
09 Nobody knows the answer
10 For you
11 Love can break your heart
12 Avanti

Link to download:

They started in 1980.The line up was : Jan van der Meij (from Vitesse) ,Leon Klaasse ( from Valley of Dolls) ,the bass player Peter van Straaten (from Vitesse and Valley of Dolls). The band played with Golden Earing for three months in 1981,the single Love Can break Your Heart reaches the hit parade.
1982: Avanti, their debut Lp appear and receive everywhere favourable criticisms,the singles Make It Alone and Magic reach the hit parade. They played with the Go go's in it's Europen tour.
In 1984, Klaasse and Van Straaten leave the band.The newcomers are:René van Collem (from Doe Maar and Spargo), bassist Martin Warmer and Rick Vrijman.
In 1987, the second full album Walk on the wire appears. Also these are well received. René van Collem leave from the band,the new member is : Klaas Jonkmans.
More albums :
1992 - Hypnotized
1984 - So Hard To Break A Bad Habit
2002 - Welcome home (unplugged)

2006 - Collections -Selectie van Avanti en N&V

more info:


Anonymous DJ Wave said...

Thanks So Much!!!

11:32 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

powerplay was a well known band during the eigthies overhere in the Netherlands. I saw the band playing several times.

Avanti was re-released on CD at the end of the eigthies with the EP Noises and Voices (1983). Other releases were:

Walk On The Wire (1987)
Hypnotized (1992)
So Hard To Break A Bad Habit (1994)

5:04 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I enjoy the Avanti Lp very much. I wish I could find it on Cd here in the US. I bought the album for $1 a few years ago at a market sale.
I think they sound a lot like the Outfield and a little like Diesel (remember "Watts in the Tank").

10:32 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Can anybody post "So Hard To Break A Bad Habit" and "Walk On The Wire" please?

9:36 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Can you re-upload this album, please?

11:27 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

REUP (05.2008)


12:13 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

thank you for the upload(s), a memory from days gone by - but a smack in the face for what kind of crap i listened to those days...

still : thanks


9:58 PM  
Blogger wkc said...

just discovered this one very late. Is another re-up available? thanks

5:20 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Misschien even laten herschrijven door iemand die wat beter is in Engels????

2:52 AM  

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