|Mac Taple, Live In Concert
DVD Release, 2007
The name Mac Taple always brings back memories, good memories of the heydays of rockabilly revival in Holland in the late 70s and early 80s. It seems as if they were always around, giving a good show and breaking up the house in local bars and dance halls or in the Rocking Rebels clubhouse. The clubhouse was nothing more than a wooden shelter in de middle of a parking lot in downtown Eindhoven, but it had atmosphere, and there was always good rocking tonight, especially when Mac Taple was playing. Their repertoire was a mix of well known covers, Chuck Berry, Ritchie Valens, Johnny Otis, and a dozen of selfpenned songs, which are all classics now in the Dutch rock 'n' roll scene. And they always played "Dixie" and the crowd would be yelling along with the song, fists raised in the air "I Wish I Was In Dixie, Hooray, Hooray". ->> READ MORE
Yes, those were the days! But Mac Taple, a bit older but not necessarily wiser LOL, has been back on the road for the last couple of years, and they are doing great! Earlier this year - on March 17, 2007 - Mac Taple was on the same program as legendary piano rocker Jerry Lee Lewis at the Indoor Sportscentre in Eindhoven, Holland. This of course was a great occasion to finally catch this legendary band on camera, and so it was done. Mac Taple's full opening show, all 17 songs, are now available on DVD.
The DVD is a fantastic trip back into time with Mac Taple playing all the much loved classics they did in the 80s. Nicola, Only You, Hey Baby, to name but a few, and of course Jan does a great job on his harmonica when the band plays Dixie. What a thrill...
There are many bonus features on the disc as well. Included are the only two known video clips "Rockin' Rebels Keep On Dancing" and "Move It" (from Rock 'N' Roll Bandstand TV Show). The band's history can be read in English or Dutch and a photo gallery has been added with pictures from past and present, including some rare shots made by myself in the early 80s.
If you were around on the Eindhoven rock 'n' roll scene some 25 years ago, or if you just want to experience what it was like to be a rocking rebel in those days, check out this timeless recording and get rockin' and rollin' again!
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Reviewed by The BlackCat, 2007
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