Singles [Hard Rock] » Teaser (Nld) - Now I Need You More Than Ever (Single) [1980]
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    Artist: Teaser
    Release: Now I Need You More Than Ever (Single) [1980]
    Genre: Hard Rock
    Country: Netherland
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    Teaser originated from Enschede, a major industrial town in the East of the Netherlands. Having
    moved there in his teens, Adrian began by playing in bands like Mother of Pearl (with Jos Zoomer,
    later to become the drummer in a later version of Teaser and Vandenberg). Darling (the group with
    whom Adrian recorded his first single), the Jaap Dekker Boogie Set and Magic Box, both bands
    featuring well-known Dutch pianists.

    At every opportunity, Adrian tried to go and see a band called Maddogs who had in their ranks a
    singer with an incredible voice; Jos Veldhuizen. Adrian was several years younger than Jos, whose
    band even owned their own P.A., making him slightly reluctant to approach him. However, when Maddogs
    recruited a new bass player Adrian realized that he'd have to act fast: "I've got to act now
    otherwise they may find an amazing guitarist and ruin all my plans". His imagination and aspirations
    were endless; gold albums, world tours, beautiful women, fast cars, caviars and champagne, to name
    but a few. To cut a long story short, it was an offer no one would have dared refuse. The reality of
    course was slightly different: long car drives through Germany to play at some military bases in the
    middle of nowhere, and not enough cash to go round.

    Eventually, Adrian's connections in the music business rewarded Teaser with a recording contract,
    the result was a self-titled first (and only album); a self-produced, rough edged blues rock album
    featuring Adrian's melodic, direct approach to guitar playing, his own sleeve art-work and
    Veldhuizen's soulful rock 'n' roll voice, a voice reminiscent of Paul Rodgers' early work. The
    combination of these two musical forces, backed by such talents as bass player Peter van Eyk and
    drummer Nico de Gooyer, resulted in the writing of songs which are as memorable as they are
    accessible. However, it's very unlikely that anyone outside The Netherlands, except for a few old
    soldiers, has ever heard of Teaser. Mention the name Vandenberg and you'll get a different reaction
    of course. Rumour has it that around this time Adrian auditioned for a guitarist-spot in Thin Lizzy,
    but that never worked out. Adrian instigated a number of changes in Teaser's line-up. Enlisting the
    help of Jos Zoomer, former Turbo (another Dutch rock-band) bass-player Dick Kemper, and singer Bert
    Heerink. The new band rallied together and started creating their own brand of classically orientated
    melodic blues rock.. Jos Veldhuizen opted for a bluesier approach and became the lead singer in
    Flavium, an excellent Dutch blues band.

    Teaser's very first demo out-takes got them an American recording deal, and the band's name was
    changed to Vandenberg. Their first album was recorded at Jimmy Page's Sol studios in England. It was
    at the end of 1982 that the band went nervously to a Whitesnake concert to present David Coverdale
    with a copy of their album. Although Coverdale later claimed that it was Adrian's girlfriend who he
    was interested in, he told them at that time that he was impressed by them, and asked for Adrian's
    phone number. The Dutch Windmill would be the first guitarist Coverdale phoned after the firing of
    Micky Moody. Due to the massive chart success of Vandenberg's single "Burning Heart", the timing
    wasn't exactly perfect. A number of years later the perfect opportunity presented itself when
    Coverdale needed musicians to help promote the Whitesnake "1987" album. Joining Whitesnake gave Adrian
    an opportunity to work with one of his all time heroes and to meet many other idols on the way. The
    Teaser album started it all.

    The band's biography was taken from the Teaser CD reissue, written by Hans van den Heuvel, chief editor
    of "The Heavy and Hard Rock encyclopedia", editor of Dutch "Oor" music magazine.


    1978 7" Do it to me / Don't tease me Philips 6012779
    1978 7" What you need is love / It's gonna be alright Vertigo 6012959
    1979 7" Oh Theresa / I need love Vertigo 6012964
    1980 7" Now I need you more than ever / Roll thru' the night CBS 8398
    (note: 1980 single in Vandenberg style, but still with Veldhuizen as vocalist
    Roll thru' the night still played at Vandenberg live gigs)

    Adrian Vandenberg, Jos Veldhuizen, Nico De Gooijer, Peter Van Eyk
    A Now I Need You More Than Ever 3:59
    B Roll Thru' The Night 3:18
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