Album Details

Jan Akkerman
From the basement

1998
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1998 re-issue (originally released in 1984). 8 bonus tracks!

This is an interesting album which opens with a superb heavy metal instrumental (Headbanger), complete with keyboard accompaniment from Thijs van Leer no less, and then moves into a 14 minute reggae version of Bob Dylan’s "All along the watchtower" after which comes a speed metal version of the old Brainbox song "Dark Rose".

This album was recorded by Jan Akkerman in 1984 which was important in that it highlighted a thaw in relations between Jan Akkerman and Thijs van Leer (he played synthesizer on the album) which led to the 1985 Focus album.

All tracks digitally remastered by Jan Akkerman.

Tracks 1-7 recorded in april 1984.

Tracks 8-15 recorded in January 1998.

Eight-page booklet features rare photographs and liner notes with an introduction from Jan Akkerman himself.

Year
1998
Label
HUX
Manufactured
UK
Media
CD album
Release No.
HUX012
Musicians
Jan Akkerman (guitar & guitar-synth)
Hans Waterman (drums)
Pete Eisma (percussion)
Din Walcott (bass & vocal)
Freddy Cavalli (bass)

Producer
Engineer
Studio
Spitsbergen Studios, Groningen
Tracks
Headbanger (Akkerman)
All along the watchtower (Dylan)
Dark Rose (Lux/Akkerman)
Wallenberg (Akkerman)
From the basement (Akkerman)
PCB chicken (Akkerman)
Status quo (Walcott/Akkerman)

Bonus tracks:
When I was a cocktail in a waitress bar (Muleta)
Ellington's way (Muleta)
She let me do what I want (Muleta/Cavalli)
Guitar synth opener (Muleta)
Cherubim & Sepharim (Muleta)
Pt. 1 (Guitar-Lead Answer!) (Muleta)
Pt. 2 (Guitar-Lead Question) (Muleta)
"No more parking"!!! (Muleta)