Log 22 is sporadically peppered with the five-to-eight minute epics that characterized the Lamprey period and the shorter, half-baked pop confections that padded Dust Bunnies. On the other hand, Bettie Serveert make a few departures so radical they're barely recognizable at all: "Certainlie", a torchy duet with Chitlin Fooks' Deweze, hails from the same mediocre prom-song planet as that Sarah Shannon solo album.
Log 22 is the fifth studio album by the Dutch band Bettie Serveert, released in 2003. Wide Eyed Fools" - 5:10. Have a Heart" - 4:35. Captain of Maybe" - 4:35. Not Coming Down" - 2:17. Cut 'N' Dried" - 2:48. The Ocean, My Floor" - 7:03.
Bettie Serveert was formed in 1991 from the remains of the Arnhem group the doctors. The debut album Palomine (1992) was an unexpectedly large success and from then on is Bettie Serveert always one of the leading alternative bands of our country. In addition, it is one of the few Dutch bands with prolonged foreign (United States) success.
After a couple of years in country band Chitlin' Fooks, Carol van Dyk returns to Bettie Serveert for this laudable outing. Log 22 starts off slow, but after a minute, the band restores its early-'90s form. Even the cover of Log 22 has that abstract '90s indie rock look.
Before Log 22 Bettie Serveert had made two great albums, Palomine and Dust Bunnies, one good album, Lamprey, and their last album, Private Suit, a rather dull and middle-aged affair. Something's inspired them though, cause this is definitely up there with the best. Log 22 is probably most like Dust Bunnies, with its great songwriting, ragged production, rhythmic jammy songs, and nods to the Velvet Underground aplenty.
Bettie Serveert: Log 22 A bigger and looser band than the one that made its name with Palomine in alt's salad days-brawnier, brainier, sweeter, more direct. But where once they were the future, now they're near forgotten, because what for their admirers was a game, a phase, or a fleeting passion, for Carol Van Dyk is a life.
Bettie Serveert - Log 22 04:34. Bettie Serveert - White Dogs 08:20. Bettie Serveert - Wide Eyed Fools 05:08. Bettie Serveert - ions (Original track by Caesar) 03:03. Bettie Serveert - Waiting For Control 04:06. Bettie Serveert - White Tales 04:22. Bettie Serveert - Hell Other People 03:52. Bettie Serveert - What They Call Love 04:13.