Album Details

Jan Akkerman
From the basement

1984
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This is an interesting album which opens with a superb heavy metal instrumental (Headbanger), complete with keyboard accompaniment from Thijs van Leer, 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 in 1984. The participation of Thijs van Leer (he played synthesizer on the album) led to the 1985 Focus album.

Year
1984
Label
CBS
Manufactured
Holland
Media
Vinyl LP
Release No.
CBS 26094
Musicians
Jan Akkerman
Dino Walcott (bass, vocal)
Hans Waterman (drums)
Piet Eisma
Sergio Costillo
Thijs van Leer
Producer
Jan Akkerman
Engineer
Theo Balijon
Studio
n/a
Tracks
Headbanger
All along the watchtower
Dark Rose
Wallenberg
From the basement
PCB chicken
Status quo