Bolland & Bolland

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Bolland & Bolland
Bolland & Bolland 1981.jpg
Bolland & Bolland in 1981
Background information
Also known as Bolland, Daniella's Daze
Origin Netherlands
Genres Folk, a cappella, electronic
Years active 1972 (1972)–1998 (1998)
Labels Roadrunner Records
Past members Rob Bolland
Ferdi Bolland

Bolland & Bolland are two Dutch music producers – the brothers Rob and Ferdi Bolland (born in Port Elizabeth in South Africa, Rob on April 17, 1955, and Ferdi on August 5, 1956).

Career[edit]

They produced and wrote for artists like Falco (including the Number 1 hit "Rock Me Amadeus"), Samantha Fox ("Love House"), and wrote the Status Quo hit "In the Army Now" – which they released under their own name in 1981 and which was also recorded by Gerard Joling. As musicians in their own right they released their first eponymous album in 1975.

Their hit singles career however started as early as 1972 with Wait for the sun in an folky a cappella-style following the success of Simon and Garfunkel and their Dutch equivalents Greenfield and Cook. When in 1976 their success started to wane, they turned towards a more electronic sound, an early example of which can be heard in Spaceman, a 1978 hit in the Netherlands.

Outside the Netherlands they shortened their name to Bolland and established their name internationally with the release of the concept album The Domino Theory. The edgy, tuneful album is a critical look at war and US intervention in foreign conflicts from the viewpoint of the foot soldier. It contains the single "In the Army Now", which became a small hit; in fact it reached number 1 in Norway and held the top spot for six consecutive weeks. In South Africa, the land of their birth, the single peaked at number 9 in May 1982, sales largely boosted by the fact that South Africa had a conscription army at the time. Francis Rossi, lead singer of Status Quo, is quoted widely as having heard the song while on the Autobahn in Germany. He eventually persuaded Quo to record it, and the single reached number 2 in the UK in Autumn 1986. However, the song is best understood as part of the original Bolland album.

They are the owners of Bolland Studios, located in Blaricum, the Dutch countryside. It was one of the first studios in The Netherlands to host an [1] SSL SL4040 E Series.

In 1984 they released the album "Silent Partners". The biggest hit from this album was called "Ten American Girls".

Subsequent albums followed through the 1990s.

In 1997 the Bolland brothers wrote, played and produced an album under the moniker Daniella's Daze on the heavy metal label Roadrunner Records. The electronic rock album was called Slut and featured an uncredited female singer. The only single "100% Jesus" received good radio airplay in Australia, but no further CDs were released by the collective.

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

  • 1972 – Florida
  • 1975 – Bolland & Bolland
  • 1981 – The Domino Theory
  • 1984 – Silent Partners
  • 1987 – Brotherology
  • 1990 – Pop Art
  • 1991 – Dream Factory
  • 1991 – The Bolland Project (Darwin The Evolution)
  • 1995 – Pure
  • 1973 – Greatest Hits
  • 1974 – The Best
  • 1996 – Good For Gold (Best Of 1972–1978)

Singles[edit]

  • 1972 – Summer Of '71
  • 1972 – Wait For The Sun
  • 1972 – Florida
  • 1973 – Ooh La La
  • 1973 – Leaving Tomorrow
  • 1973 – I Won't Go Anywhere
  • 1974 – Mexico, I Can't Say Goodbye
  • 1974 – Train To Your Heart
  • 1974 – Dream Girl
  • 1975 – You Make Me Feel So High
  • 1975 – Holiday
  • 1976 – Souvenir
  • 1976 – The Last Apache
  • 1977 – Time Of Your Life
  • 1978 – Spaceman
  • 1978 – UFO (We're Not Alone)
  • 1978 – Hold On
  • 1979(?) – Liverpool Eyes (???)
  • 1979 – Colorado (Canta Xandra)
  • 1979 – Melodrama
  • 1980 – The Music Man
  • 1980 – Way Back In The Sixties
  • 1981 – You're In The Army Now / Let's Help A.R.V.I.N. Out / The Domino Theory Theme
  • 1982 – Cambodia Moon
  • 1983 – Heaven Can Wait / You're In The Army Now (Special New Extended Version) 1984 / Ten American Girls / Night Of The Shooting Stars
  • 1984 – Imagination / Night Of The Shooting Stars (A&M Records)
  • 1984 – Imagination / The Boat (F1 Team)
  • 1984 – Imagination / Feels So Good (Teldec)
  • 1985 – The Boat / A Bordo / Le Bateau / Das Boot
  • 1985 – The Boat (Remix) / All Systems Go Go
  • 1987 – Tears Of Ice / Tears Of Ice (Instrumental)
  • 1987 – Best Love Of My Life / Rhapsody In Rock
  • 1988 – And The World Turns On (Remixes)
  • 1989 – The Wall Came Tumbling Down (Remixes) / Stormwarning
  • 1990 – Charge Of The Love Brigade (Club Mix)
  • 1991 – The Lost Boys / Monty – A Place In The Sun
  • 1991 – Broadcast News / Hollywood Kids
  • 1991 – A Man Man With A Vision Dream Factory / Summer Of `71 (Live-Version)
  • 1992 – The Bolland Project – Stand Up / Is It Really True
  • 1992 – The Bolland Project – Emma My Dear / For A Moment In Time
  • 1992 – The Bolland Project – Hey Charly / For A Moment In Time
  • 1994 – Love Somebody Now / Let's Fly / No More Lies
  • 1994 – The Good Die Young
  • 1995 – A Few Good Men (Live-Version & Sing Along Version)
  • 1996 – A Night With Sharon Stone / Timemachine
  • 1997 – You're In The Army Now (Remixes)
  • 1998 – The Bolland Project – Tribute To Falco / We Say Goodbye / So Lonely

Productions[edit]

Singles[edit]

  • 1975 – Ginny Royce – Wonderboy / If The World Needs Love
  • 1984 – Numero Uno – Tora Tora Tora / Tiger (Instrumental)
  • 1985 – Numero Uno – Madonna / Madonna (Instrumental)
  • 1986 – Alexander Robinson – Perfection / It's Paradise
  • 1986 – Bon Bon – My Boyfriend's Back In Town / Mechanical Disco
  • 1986 – Amii Stewart – Break These Chains
  • 1987 – Numero Uno – Tattoo / Tattoo (Instrumental)
  • 1987 – Roger Chapman – The Drum / Red Moon & New Shoes
  • 1988 – Frank Boyen – Heut´ Nacht / Lass Mich Allein
  • 1988 – Suzy Quatro – We Found Love
  • 1988 – Samantha Fox – Love House
  • 1988 – Johnny Logan – Lonely Lovers / (Love You) Just A Little Bit More
  • 1989 – Amanda Redington – Fatal Attraction
  • 1989 – Suzi Quatro – Baby You're A Star
  • 1989 – Vicky Larraz – Besame (Superman)
  • 1989 - Shaun Cassidy - Memory Girl
  • 1991 – Suzi Quatro – Kiss Me Goodbye
  • 1992 – Goddess – Sexual
  • 1993 – Goddess – In My Bed
  • 1993 – Goddess – Je T'aime
  • 1993 – Goddess – Get Loud (Racism Beat It)
  • 1994 – Goddess – Spirits In The Night
  • 1994 – Goddess – Tapdancer (I Wanna See You Mooove)
  • 1994 – Ahmex – Paparazzi!
  • 1995 – Fancy – I Can Give You Love
  • 1995 – Ahmex – Girl
  • 1997 – WOW! – Keer Op Keer
  • 1997 – WOW! – Zomer
  • 1997 – WOW! – Lekker Lang Lekker
  • 1997 – Daniella's Daze – 100% Jesus
  • 1998 – Hard Blauw – De Wereld Is Van Jou
  • 1998 – WOW! – Big Beat Boy
  • 1998 – Ian Gillan & Ray Slijngaard – Smoke On The Water (Rock `N´ Rap Extravaganza)
  • 1998 – So Cheeky – Super Model
  • 1999 – Dana International – Free
  • 1999 – WOW! – The Night Before You Came / Music Box Lover
  • 2000 – Follow That Dream – Follow hat Dream
  • 2000 – Rob Bolland & Brigitte Kaandorp & Babs Boys & V.I.G. – Hoeveel Vrouwen

Albums[edit]

  • 1985 – Numero Uno – Uno
  • 1985 – Falco – Falco 3
  • 1986 – Falco – Emotional
  • 1986 – Amii Stewart – Amii
  • 1987 – Roger Chapman – Techno-Prisoners
  • 1988 – Samantha Fox – I Wanna Have Some Fun (2 tracks)
  • 1988 – Falco – Wiener Blut
  • 1989 – Rudi Carell Show – 1 Track: Laß Dich überraschen
  • 1989 – Vicky Larraz – Huracan (4 tracks, Besame, Cables de alta tensión, Celos, Solo promesas)
  • 1991 – Suzi Quatro – Oh, Suzi Q (incl. New Version of We Live Forever from the Brotherlogy Album)
  • 1992 – Goddess – The Sexual Album
  • 1992 – Falco – Nachtflug
  • 1995 – Fancy – Blue Planet Zikastar
  • 1995 – Ahmex – The Wicked Album
  • 1996 – Herman Brood – 50 The Soundtrack
  • 1997 – B.E.D.
  • 1997 – WOW! – Wild + Ondeugend
  • 1997 – Daniella's Daze – Slut
  • 1998 – David Vermeulen – Same
  • 1999 – Dana International – Free
  • 1999 – Falco – Verdammt Wir Leben Noch
  • 2000 – Follow That Dream – The Album
  • 2000 – Babs (Soundtrack)

References[edit]

  1. ^ SSL

External links[edit]