Working In Los Alamos (remastered)

by The Dutch

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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

More information on thedutchband.com.

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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. Founded in the eighties, the band released four albums and a couple of hit singles.

In 2015, the band started writing and recording new songs.

"Four" is the fourth album by The Dutch. It is produced by Wout de Kruif together with The Dutch, and mastered by Darius van Helfteren.

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Track Name: Nous Sommes Tres Petits
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
Track Name: Working In Los Alamos part 1
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
Track Name: Working In Los Alamos part 2
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
Track Name: Codified Minds
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
Track Name: Probation (live)
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