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Tinkerbell – Dorp

Danger Gevaar Ingozi - Dorp

Danger Gevaar Ingozi – Dorp

Dorp were a band that shone briefly in the late nineties and early naughties. They were somewhat quirky, somewhat serious, somewhat dancey, somewhat rocky in essence somewhat diverse-ey. And perhaps that was where they did not quite get it right. Perhaps their different sounds and personas made it difficult for anyone with narrow music tastes to really get into them.

My favourite Dorp track is the dance oriented ‘Madcow’ and for me they were at their best doing dance oriented songs. However they finally managed to get a record deal in the UK with a heavy rock sound.

‘Tinkerbell’, which appeared on the 1998 album ‘Danger Gevaar Ngozi’ shows another side of them as it is a jazzy-blues number which laid back with some sassy sax weaving its soulful sound around a mesmerising guitar riff and soft drums. Occassionally a bit of brass is thrown in for good measure.

The dreamy sound is compliemented by the lyrics which mention ‘You’re in the hands of Peter Pan/Tinkerbell let’s have a ball’ referring to the children’s story that is all about dreams. In the vast quantity of songs that were released on 1998, ‘Tinkerbell’ is just a dorp in the ocean, but it’s one worth seeking out for its magical qualities.

Where to find it:
Danger, Gevaar, Ngozi – Dorp, (1998), Wildebeest Records, WILDE 017

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