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From: Delft, Netherlands

After Tea was a band out of Delft, Netherlands that formed in mid-1967 when Hans van Eijck (keyboards, vocals), Ray Fenwick (guitar) and Polle Eduard (bass, vocals) of another local group called the Tee-Set parted ways to form their own group with Martin Hage (drums). They soon scored a local hit in the fall of 1967 on Decca with the cheeky ditty 'Not Just A Flower In Your Hair'; however, it's the loony B-side of this record ('The Time Is Nigh') that stands out as the better track.

A second single ('We Will Be There, After Tea'), along with a debut LP titled National Disaster followed in late 1967, which includes the excellent 'Gotta Get You In My Garden, Girl'. After these records, the lineup changed when Ferry Lever (guitar) replaced Fenwick (who was from the U.K.) when his work permit expired forcing him to return to England where he later joined the Spencer Davis Group. Soon after, Eduard was replaced by both French Krassenburg (vocals) and Henk Smitskamp (bass) when he was arrested for drug possession and had to spend time in jail. Hage also left around this time and was replaced by Pierre van der Linden (drums).

In the summer of 1968, the band released another 45 ('Peruquine Thomas' b/w 'Lily Of The Valley') which is quite good. It wasn't until the summer of 1969 that another excellent 45 was issued ('A Little Bit Today (A Little Bit Tomorrow)' b/w 'Blues Ride') followed by a second, self-titled LP. More personnel changes then occurred when Linden was replaced by Ilja Gort (drums) and Eijck left to return to the Tee-Set, and was replaced by Ulli Grün (keyboards), previously of the Boots. It was this lineup that focused more on blues-rock, releasing a third, self-titled LP in 1970. This album contains some great tracks in 'I’m Here', 'Let’s Come Together' and 'Someday'. Lever then left and the remaining ensemble released a final instrumental single titled 'Sun' before finally breaking up in 1971.

Singles/Unreleased

Blues Ride

(Original 45 Label: Decca AT 10 388, B - June, 1969)

Lovesong To Mother Nature

(Original 45 Label: Negram NG 216, A - 1971)

Sun

(Original 45 Label: Negram NG 193, A - 1970)

Sunshine Eyes

(Original 45 Label: Eagle 1, A - November, 1969)

Original LPs/EPs

National Disaster

Original LP/EP Label: Decca XBY 846 504

Released: December, 1967

Songs from this album played on TWOS:

  • Gotta Get You In My Garden, Girl
  • The Time Is Nigh

    (Original 45 Label: Decca AT 10 288, B - October, 1967)

After Tea

Original LP/EP Label: Decca 862 534 DQY

Released: 1969

Songs from this album played on TWOS:

  • A Little Bit Today (A Little Bit Tomorrow)

    (Original 45 Label: Decca AT 10 388, A - June, 1969)

  • Lily Of The Valley

    (Original 45 Label: Decca AT 10 342, B - August, 1968)

  • Peruquine Thomas

    (Original 45 Label: Decca AT 10 342, A - August, 1968)

After Tea

Original LP/EP Label: Negram NELP 076

Released: 1970

Songs from this album played on TWOS:

  • I'm Here (And Nowhere Else)

    (Original 45 Label: Negram NG 199, B - , 1970)

  • Let's Come All Together

    (Original 45 Label: Negram NG 227, B - , 1971)

  • Someday

    (Original 45 Label: Negram NG 193, B - , 1970)

General Compilations

'60s Psychedelic, Folk, Woodstock & Sunset Trip

This compilation CD contains the following songs by this artist that are played on TWOS:
- The Time Is Nigh

Electric Sound Show, Volume Two: In King Solomon's Minds

This compilation CD contains the following songs by this artist that are played on TWOS:
- The Time Is Nigh