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The song is written from the point of view of a car or truck driver who says he has some sort of psychic relationship with his girlfriend - "radar love". He has sensed that she urgently wants him to be with her, which makes him reckless. Like other famous songs of the era " Highway Star ", " Stairway to Heaven ", " Bohemian Rhapsody " , "Radar Love" is composed as a suite with several distinctive and quite different sections although the tonality remains pretty much the same. The intro starts with a guitar riff in four movements. The first movement is up from C minor with three power chords slightly reminiscent of Deep Purple 's " Smoke on the Water ". The second movement heads down, the third is up again, higher than the previous, and the fourth leads all down to E major. According to bass player Rinus Gerritsen the intro was inspired by Carlos Santana. The snare drum is soon joined by a signature bassline in F minor. This is repeated eight times in two alternating lines.
Golden Earring are probably the most famous and certainly the most successful rock band ever to come out of Holland. Founded as a pop band in , they moved to a hard rock style in the late sixties and since have had an unchanged line-up. The band were riding high on the back of their US top 10 single Twilight Zone, which had hit the charts earlier in the year. The setlist covers the full range of Golden Earring material from all out rockers to melodic ballads and the show proves what an outstanding live act they were and still remain. Would you like to tell us about a lower price? If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support? Skip to main content.
Golden Earring is a Dutch rock band, founded in in The Hague as The Golden Earrings the definite article was dropped in , while the "s" was dropped in The band's lineup consists of co-founders Rinus Gerritsen bass and keyboards and George Kooymans vocals and guitar , along with Barry Hay vocals, guitar, flute and saxophone , and Cesar Zuiderwijk drums and percussion. All musicians in the present lineup of the band have been continuous members of the band since , although other musicians have joined and left the band during the intervening years.