Working In Los Alamos (remastered)

by The Dutch / Son of Han

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1.
There’s always someone down in every crowd
 Always a nameless figure trading about
 He’s at the top of the state administration
 Or anywhere else where certain things can’t be expressed aloud Unlike dictatorships that rise and fall
 These ones remain, they’ll always outlive them all 
‘Cause they adapt, they conform to every standard
 Cruel it may be, it doesn’t spoil the silent diplomats ball A skilled collaborator’s neutrality
 Makes you alert on forms of deviancy 
It’s no real point who exactly gets the sack
 Gypsies or Jews, it’s the abuse, the abuse
 Of a man on his back Nous sommes très petits
 Nous sommes très petits
 Nous sommes très petits
 Nous sommes très petits A skilled collaborator’s neutrality
 Makes you alert on forms of deviancy 
It’s no real point who exactly gets the sack
 Gypsies or Jews, it’s the abuse, the abuse
 Of a man on his back Nous sommes très petits
 Nous sommes très petits
 Nous sommes très petits
 Nous sommes très petits We’re so small, we’re so small, we’re so small
2.
Working in Los Alamos 
Between millions of grains of sand
 Doing your duty for God
 And the US of A government Teller and Fermi were there
 And the general, what’s his name
 All the facilities here 
To create and to crush atmosphere Here are monsters made
 True big brothers made Working in Los Alamos
 Doing research on neutrons and ghosts
 Find out how far we can go
 Spending money on things you can’t know We made the Super and they,
 They had got it in one week or day
 The nuclear race between nations
 Enriched us in various ways Here are monsters made 
 True big brothers made Progress gets us nowhere Neutronic brilliant ideas
 Left untouched by those everyday fears
 Not noticing their secret bond
 With the military forces command Scientists were carefully drilled
 About 70.000 were killed
 Ethical conflicts arose
 Among others in Los Alamos Here are monsters made 
True big brothers made Progress gets us nowhere
3.
O, God of technology
 Material energy
 Save, o won’t you save the last dance for me Working in Los Alamos
 We lost control of every choice 
It’s all anonymous now boys
 All part of a big game Damage is near, brain damage is near
 Brain damage is near, brain damage is near, Oh! Bell gave us the telephone
 Watt gave me the microphone
 Until now things were reasonably clear Once knowledge was freedom, boys
 Gave us the strength of nature
 Showed us resources that could make
 Our emancipation more than just a word Damage is near, brain damage is near
 Brain damage is near, brain damage is near
 Lost control, lost control, lost control Nuclear mission nuclear nukes and 
 Missiles pointing their warheads at our foreheads 
Even if we turn around, around, around… There’s not one big brother after all
 Because when Oppenheimer died 
His kids were there, alive and well
 And reproducing, reproducing, reproducing Damage is near, brain damage is near
 Brain damage is near, brain damage is near
 Lost control, lost control, lost control
4.
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6.
Watch the professor’s patience Carries a heavy load Pouring his computations Into the worker’s throat This is a clean profession Dig the illusionists Ivory tower´s passion With a romantic twist Stratifications, equations His figures are clear Figures of fear, going deeper and down No-one can argue the circle is round Science accumulating Leaving us far behind Power to those debating Pulling the ties that bind These standard errors are terrors To codified minds Figures of fear, going deeper and down No-one can argue the circle is round Staring at a saucer full of secrets Leaving us far behind Power to those debating Pulling the ties that bind These standard errors are terrors To codified minds No-one can argue the circle is round Figures of fear, going deeper and down This is a brave new world
7.
When you came out of jail you should have known that When whites come out of prison they turn black When blacks come out of prison they turn purple You´re labelled so you´re easier to check It´s a difficult situation When you´re out there on probation Try to get a job in your position Ignore the stupid talk behind your back ????????????? That´s OK Don´t you give a damn what they say You know they got the rope around your neck It´s a difficult situation When you´re out there on probation Just harassment, just humiliation Getting caught for walking out the door What they call a decent way of living Is not a true suggestion anymore It´s a difficult situation When you´re out there on probation It´s a difficult situation When you´re out there on probation

about

Working In Los Alamos was released in 1982. It was the first mini-album by The Dutch, before "This Is Welfare" and "Under The Surface", the two albums released by Epic. It is a mixture of studio and live recordings. The album is re-released after being wonderfully re-mastered by Wout de Kruif, with two bonus tracks from the same period added to the original five songs.

Studio recorded songs
Nous Sommes Tres Petits was produced by Shell Schellekens at Soundpush Studio, Blaricum, the Netherlands in November 1981.
Working In Los Alamos part 1, Working In Los Alamos part 2 and bonus track Codified Minds were produced by the wonderful Ad Le Comte (†) at Vara's Studio 2, Hilversum, the Netherlands, May 1982.

Live recorded songs
New Words, Might Is Always Right and bonus track Probation were recorded live for Dutch radio broadcasting (Hilversum 3) by Dick Luchtenburg in Bergen op Zoom, the Netherlands, June 1982.

The cover art was made by Toon Michiels †. The photo was taken during the famous Solvay conference in 1927.

The lyrics of Working In Los Alamos part 1 and 2 are about the Manhattan Project, during which scientists developed the technology that created the atom bomb that destroyed Hiroshima and Nagasaki in the Second Worldwar.

The Dutch are Hans Croon (vocal, guitars), Bert Croon (keyboards, vocals), Jan de Kruif (bass guitar) and Klaas Jonkmans (drums).

This back catalogue album is re-released digitally as part of the resurrection of The Dutch, after a lot of hard work by producer Wout de Kruif. We hope you enjoy it and if you do, drop us a line on Facebook (thedutchband), Twitter (@thedutch6) or what have you.

Also check out Four, the new album by The Dutch, on Bandcamp: thedutch3.bandcamp.com/album/four

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released April 21, 2017

Remastered by Wout de Kruif.

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The Dutch is an Amsterdam based pop group.
In May 2018 the band's fifth album Werkman is released, dedicated to the Dutch artist circle De Ploeg (the Plow).

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