Akkerman, Jan (and Lux Kaz)

Band members               Related acts

- Jan Akkerman - guitar
- Lux Kaz - vocals
- Pierre Van der Linden - drums, percussion 



- Jan Akkerman (solo efforts)
- Brainbox
- Focus (Jan Akkerman) 

- Kazimierz Lux (solo efforts)




Genre: progressive

Rating: *** (3 stars)

Title:  Eli

Company: Atlantic

Catalog: SD-18210

Year: 1977

Grade (cover/record): VG/VG

Country/State: Holland

Comments: promo strip

Available: 1

GEMM Catalog ID: not yet listed

Price: $10.00


Best known for his work as lead guitarist for Brainbox and Dutch art rockers Focus (see separate entry), in his solo endeavors Jan Akkerman has pursued a mix of modern, medieval, and classical styles. In contrast, his 1977 collaboration with former Brainbox vocalist Kaz Lux (Akkerman was also in Brainbox prior to joining Focus), featured a return to a more conventional rock formula. Showcasing original material, "Eli" highlighted Lux's unique Dutch "soul" vocal stylings and Akkerman's instantly identifiable razor-edged guitar leads. Hardly awe-inspiring, Akkerman's static guitar was nice; Lux wasn't half bad, and a couple of the tunes, including the title track and "Guardian Angel" proved entertaining rockers. Hardly something you'd drop everything to pursue, but one of Akkerman's more mainstream outings ...

"Eli" track listing:
(side 1)

1.) Eli (Jan Akkerman - Kaz Lux)
2.) Guardian Angel (Jan Akkerman - Kaz Lux)
3.) Tranquillizer (Jan Akkerman)
4.) Can't Take a Good Time (Kaz Lux)

(side 2)

1.) There He Still Goes (Jan Akkerman - Kaz Lux)
2.) Strindberg (Jan Akkerman - Rick van der Linden - Kaz Lux)
3.) Wings of Strings (Jan Akkerman)
4.) Naked Actress (Jan Akkerman - Kaz Lux)


9.) Fairytale (Japser van t'Hof)

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