After the third window - Rene van Helsdingen
1980 - LP



Alcohol: Rene van Helsdingen: Piano, Crumar Polyphonic Synthesizer; Brian Batie: Bass; Rodney Mecks: drums; David Best: Vocals
Almost in a hurry: Rene van Helsdingen: Piano; Brian Batie: Bass; Rodney Mecks: drums; Obie Jessie: vocals; Clifford Howard: percussion; Felix Ramos: soprano saxophone
War: Rene van Helsdingen: Piano; Marc Wigman: bass; Wouter Büchner: drums; Brian Batie: vocals; Edmond Allmond: piano, vocals; Nicolina Paron: vocals.
Why don't you just empty my pockets: Rene van Helsdingen: piano; Brian Batie: bass; Steve Jacobs: drums; John Bolivar: flute, tenor saxophone; Dale Allmond: strings
Pain: Rene van Helsdingen: piano; Brian Batie: bass; Rodney Mecks: drums; Essiet Okon Essiet: percussion; Rick Hannah: guitar; Tequila Mockingbird: vocals, Nicolina Paron: vocals; Obie Jessie: vocals.

This album was recorded on the 20th of February and on the 15th of May, and during the beginning of August, 1980 in the Media-Art studios on 111 Pier Ave, Hermosa Beach, C.A. 90254, USA. Recording engineers: Spot, David and Ralph. "WAR" was recorded on the 20th of February 1980 in the "Goois-Lyceum", Bussum. Holland by "Studio-Farmsound", Heelsum, Holland; recording engineer: Wil Hesen. Mixing was done in the SoundPush Studios, Blaricum, Holland, by the great Frans Mijts and Jan Schuurman. The mixing of "WAR" was done in the Spitsbergen Studio, Zuidbroek, Holland. Engineers: Maarten de Boer, Jan Willem Ludolph. People who read cover stories should read the following: The formation EEBO who recently played the Playboy Jazz Festival helped me out. Brian, Rodney, Stew, Felix, Clifford. Special thanks to Mr. Ten Have, Alice P lefthand, Lushus Inc.- featuring the most scrumptushus in dancers, Agressive Eric Borgers who didn't play, pffff, spoorsingel 66, Jacqueline Manders, Alf Schone, Kent Brinkley, Donald Dean, Charles Owens, Pim Gunzel for mixing of "WAR". Photography and cover design: Frederick E. Fisher Jr. All songs composed by Rene van Helsdingen. Lyrics of "WAR"by Edmond Allmond. Lyrics of "ALMOST IN A HURRY" by Obie Jessie. Producer: Job Zomer, Munich Records, Bennekom, Holland

Rene van Helsdingen, David Best & the sound engineer, David at the media-art studio

pssssst open your window
I have something to tell you
it is important
it is important for you
let me jump into your mind
see the face you try to find
open it up, open it up
let my music go in
you don't want to get married
turn to your soul
you are not afraid
when the finger is on top of your nose
it is coming
it passes the time
the understanding of the flesh is gone
flesh must die
it steals and it doesn't know
the hospital
write until your first ink spot
you are not alone
don't smell
contact oh oh oh oh I missed your two eyes
the disappearance makes me scared
it is your call
when the finger is on top of your nose
drink on your escape
not not not don't don't don't
it is a party
the machine and love itches
hi hi hi hi hi hi hi hi hi
little rose is dead
ecstatic stigmatic
people who you like well
they die
a bird wants a flying kid
friendship makes liars and not only for loneliness
don't let anybody wait and don't make those children
use your brains and don't let your friend steal
nobody will stop your love - your are asking to much
keep up with death
it is dark in here and pain rests
somewhere else there is light
don't you feel the tension
if you had no weapons language would be rich
your hand will talk
let your hand rest on a warmer body
eyes lift my chin
isn't the sun great again
latin beauty forgets the day
it is coming
your are not afraid,   flesh must die
passes the time
january oh january
crazy world help me for the future
where shall I take you
we are trippin'
my friend
don't cut my nose my friend
who understands my friend
don't lie to me my friend
don't lie to me my friend


Pain, pain,
Pain, pain.
ah, belongs to death
saves my smallest heart
breakes my biggest dream
ah ah ah ah.

green is very warm
don't leave me alone
yellow purple love
people out of mind
blue is every child
hurting me and pain
ah, belongs to death
red and white and black


Now close your eyes and pull until it's gone
down in the mud no air, you're gonna die
she isn't here to help to turn you on
now close your eyes and pull until it's gone

Call me, don't be afraid to just call me,
it might be too late but .......
I'm trying to dream, the impossible dream,
Standing in front of me, my unbeatable A-A-A-A-A-AGGGGHHH!!!
I don't want me to die! I never did so. I don't wanna see da bloody mess I made today. No pleez don't wanna be the man I read in history books, yellin' at the chief: pleez mister Custer I don't wanna go there.

Pleez sir why you gotta make me leave my pretty baby overseas oh oh going on the run while I'm at service for you, diggin' in the mud and chewin' all the worms that are near while I cry --- cuz I feel the butcher's eyes upon me

Many musicians claim the ability to make you feel emotions you never new you had. Only a very select few have the courage to cut caverns in your heart, sooth your psyche, or manipulate your mind toward mangling pain, slipping inexplicably into an insatiable quietude. Rene van Helsdingen is one of these capable few. Born in Jakarta Indonesia, Rene moved back to Holland with his parents at the age of one year. The bulk of his musical mastery was received in his homeland. Rene came to the United States for the first time in January 1979, to expose his expertise to vast Americanization. His goal, from the understanding he had of arts in the USA was to move through New York and the world, and experience after that an even longer stay in Los Angeles. Though the big apple and the big orange have strongly influenced  his musical soul, Rene has been influenced by his stops in other parts of the USA as well as the world. This is quite evident on his previous works: Helsdingen/ One minute Willie, and preceding that Helsdingen And, like a playful child all of Rene's albums, this one included, reflect genuine care and love towards his friends, as well as intense interpersonal emotion, compassion and even a bit of mischief. We all should take time to listen and understand this album.
August 2, 1980 Edmond M. Allmond.



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