The remaining members of The Moving Strings and The Beat-Town Skifflers formed The Zipps in the autumn of 1965. The band received national attention almost immediately because of their remarkable blend of folk-rock with beat influences.
But The Zipps impressed even more when their music evolved to psychedelic, including a colorful, bubbling and mind-expanding light show. The fans put up stickers all over the Netherlands, with slogans like: 'Be Stoned, dig The Zipps psychedelic sound. I
In 2011 The Zipps celebrated their 45th anniversary. The kick-off is this beautiful vinyl album Kicks & Chicks: Ever Stoned, with much unreleased material.
Such as the original versions of Marie Juana (Give Me Your Smell) and Benzedrine Bass Player (Hurry I Need Benzedrine), the never-released single The Singer Was Stoned/Lotus Love, instrumental versions, extended versions of Kicks and Chicks and When You Tell It, Tell It Well ..!, a live version of Roll The Cotton Down in 1965 by The Beat-Town Skifflers and the previously unreleased Watch What Happens! from 1971. All these wonderful sounds are packed into a stunning psychedelic sleeve ...
KICKS AND CHICKS: EVER STONED is a great monument to The Zipps and their legendary music ... Be Stoned! Dig the Zipps!
Eventually ZIPPS evolved in to COSMIC DEALER recoding a couple of singles and one classic album.
|A1||Roll The Cotton Down||2:17|
|A2||The Beer Hall Song||2:34|
|A3||Rock My Soul||2:21|
|A4||Kicks And Chicks||3:30|
|A5||Mari-Juana (Give Me Your Smell)||3:50|
|A6||Benzedrine Bassplayer (Hurry I Need Benzedrine)||2:44|
|A7||Mari-Juana (Give Me Your Smell)||2:53|
|B1||The Struggle For Ice-Cold Milk Of Benzi The Bassplayer Or How To Promote Dutch Milk||2:26|
|B2||The Singer Was Stoned||3:05|
|B3||The Singer Was Stoned||3:04|
|B5||When You Tell It, Tell It Well||4:06|
|B6||Watch What Happens!||5:45|