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Gotcha! Gotcha! Gotcha!

Gotcha!

1993

Gotcha! Gotcha! Gotcha!
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Gotcha! is a Dutch funk band founded in 1989; their music, a mixture of sixties-trip-rock with funk and hip-hop, is influenced by George Clinton. Gotcha! took part in national band contest de Grote Prijs van Nederland; they settled for bronze but were offered a record-contract. In 1991 they released their debut album Words and Music from the Lowlands included the singles "Da Ten Is Mightier Than the Sword" and "Mathilda the Wicked Witch". In 1992 they previewed new tracks on a radio and TV concert with 17-year-old rapper Michael Parkinson of later Postmen-fame standing in for Ten. The studio-versions of "Naked", "MTV-ling" and "Where Have You Been So Long" appeared in 1993 on GOTCHA! GOTCHA! GOTCHA!, but the rock 'n roll-lifestyle that the band bought into had taken its toll. Singer/guitarist Robadope Ro and rapper 'Rockattack Ten' staged a fistfight during a gig in France and the original line-up fell apart. Ro lived down his Gotcha!-years by DJing in Tokyo; upon his return to the Netherlands he joined freakcore-band De Raggende Manne [nl] as a guitarist and songwriter. Drummer Martijn Bosman moved to Beeswamp in an attempt "to recapture that Gotcha!-vibe". Percussionist Rudi Conga performed with Hipbone Connection.

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Rating

2.75

Votes

51

Genres

  • Funk
  • Rock

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Mon Apr 01 2024
4

Back in the early 90s, I remember the teenager in me being amazed to find out that Urban Dance Squad, a band that sounded so American, was actually Dutch! Now I see they weren't the only Dutch band creatively competing with the big names of the era. It took me 30 years to discover Gotcha! and now tbh they sound a bit dated, but damn! they are pretty good. Shame our paths didn't cross back then, and thanks for proposing

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Tue Apr 02 2024
2

When it comes to Dutch funk, I prefer aged Gouda.

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Tue Apr 02 2024
4

An interesting add certainly, although maybe a hair too long for my liking.

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Thu Apr 04 2024
4

Really catchy! Never heard of this band before, but I really dug it.

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Sat Apr 06 2024
4

Very funky indeed. A nice Dutch discovery. Had never heard from this band

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Mon Apr 01 2024
3

Even after listening I have approximately no clue how to mix Dutch and the funky. Gotcha! feels the same way, and their choice to avoid certain forms of juxtaposition is probably wise.

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Mon Apr 01 2024
3

Yes, they are from my home-country, and yes, they do have some catchy and funky tunes. But they were never really my thing back in the day. It is a pretty enjoyable album though, I must say.

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Mon Apr 01 2024
3

Funkgods from my home country. Although this was not my kinda music back in the day, now I can really appreciate this and hear how good and tight it is. Well done!

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Tue Apr 02 2024
3

This was pretty good, but there is a distinct danger in wearing your influences so much on your sleeve - when those influences are absolute titans in the genre. Also not sure the hip-hop elements really added much.

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Fri Apr 05 2024
3

Nice sound. Good record. Could have been on the list easily

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Sun Apr 07 2024
3

It's pretty good when it sounds like older funk/R&B, not so much when it veers into Red Hot Chili Peppers territory. Overall it's just okay for me. 3 stars.

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Tue Apr 30 2024
3

Ok that was kinda cool for a few minutes. Album was way too long, it lost me after about 20min. But I didn't mind it up to that point. Off-brand Bungle, I guess. 3/5.

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Tue Apr 02 2024
2

In 1993 a couple of Dutch guys heard a Red Hot Chili Peppers album and said, "This is the absolute pinnacle of man's artistic achievement. We must dedicate our lives in the pursuit of emulating this pure ecstasy. The angel Gabriel has spoken and it sounds like he's from Southern California"

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Fri Apr 05 2024
2

What kind of music do you wanna play? - Metal! - Jazz! - Funk! - Guitar Pop-Rock! OK, fine let's do them all!

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Thu May 16 2024
3

Rating: 6/10 Best songs: Heroine

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Tue May 21 2024
3

I was told these dealers choice albums were a mixed bag. But some of you are not taking this seriously. And I'm all here for it. Love random shit I've never even heard of before.

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Sat May 11 2024
2

It is entirely way too long. It definitely has that 90s sound. The only surprising thing is the group is Dutch and not American. I have no desire to revisit.

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