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Golden Earring Rock Band
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Welcome to my Golden Earring Rock Band page.

Below you'll find free chords and lyrics sheets, rhythm patterns, demos and more. I'll be adding more Golden Earring songs to this page a bit later on. If you'd like to purchase full lesson tutorials they are available for a small fee.

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Who Is Golden Earring?

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Golden Earring, a Dutch rock band that formed in 1961, is best known for their famous song "Radar Love," which has a cool guitar sound and lots of energy.

Another popular song by them is "Twilight Zone," which has a catchy tune and a mysterious feeling. In 1984, they had a big hit with "When the Lady Smiles," a powerful rock song with a memorable chorus. "The Vanilla Queen" from 1973 is a fan favorite, showing the band's mix of rock and psychedelic music.

And in 1991, they released "Going to the Run," a slower song with emotional lyrics. These are just some of the songs that made Golden Earring well-known, and they have a lot more music to explore.

Golden Earring Rock Band
Chords, Lyrics, Rhythm Tips, Tutorials

1. Going To The Run

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Going to the Run by Golden Earring is on their album called "Bloody Buccaneers," released in 1991. They also put out the song as a single, and it did really well on the charts, especially in the Netherlands, where it reached number 3.

The music video for the song is cool, directed by Dick Maas, a Dutch film director. In the video, a motorcycle rider crashes and gets taken care of by a nurse. People love this song because it's emotional and has strong music.

The success of "Going to the Run" and the "Bloody Buccaneers" album helped Golden Earring become popular again in the early 1990s.

Going To The Run Chords, Rhythm, Demo and Tutorial

  • Drop D Tuning: No
  • Capo: No
  • Rhythm:  arpeggio to start and then down down up down up and repeat
  • Picking: a few riffs
  • Chords: G, Em, C, D, Am, B7
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2. Radar Love

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Radar Love was a huge hit for Golden Earring back in 1973 when it was released as a single from their album "Moontan." The song reached the #1 spot in the Netherlands, #6 in Belgium, #7 in the UK, and #13 in the United States.

This track marked Golden Earring's first entry into the US Rock Charts. While music videos were not as common in the 1970s, there was a promotional film for "Radar Love." The video showed the band performing the song in a studio, mixed with driving scenes and images related to the song's theme of being on the road.

The song's lyrics, written by Barry Hay and George Kooymans, talk about freedom and adventure, capturing the spirit of the open road. The term "Radar Love" reflects a strong connection between people, even over long distances.

The song's catchy beat and memorable guitar riff by George Kooymans have made it a classic in the world of rock music. "Radar Love" continues to be celebrated and is often featured in movies, TV shows, and commercials, leaving a lasting impact on popular culture.

Radar Love Chords, Rhythm, Demo and Tutorial

  • Drop D Tuning - No
  • Capo = No
  • Rhythm = down strokes and down down up down up down up in the ch
  • Picking = Yes
  • Chords = Gbm, A, E, D, Db
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3. Twilight Zone

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Twilight Zone by Golden Earring, released in 1982 from their "Cut" album, was a big hit for the band. It topped the charts in the Netherlands at #1 and did well in other countries, reaching #5 in Belgium and #10 in the United States.

This made it their highest-charting single in the US. The music video for "Twilight Zone" is cool, directed by Dick Maas. It combines live-action and animated parts, creating a unique and interesting visual experience that matches the mysterious feel of the song.

The lyrics, written by Barry Hay, have a kind of mysterious and surreal vibe that fits with the Twilight Zone theme. The song's synthesizer riff, played by Rinus Gerritsen, adds to its atmospheric sound.

"Twilight Zone" has been featured in movies, TV shows, and commercials, showing its lasting popularity. It's a song that helped Golden Earring continue to be known for creating memorable and successful music in the rock genre.

Twilight Zone Chords, Rhythm, Demo and Tutorial

  • Drop D Tuning: No
  • Capo: No
  • Rhythm: down down up down down up and repeat
  • Picking: Yes
  • Chords: Bm, Em, Gb, A, G, Gbsus
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Thank you for joining me on the virtual journey to explore the acoustic renditions of three iconic Golden Earring songs: "Going to the Run," "Radar Love," and "Twilight Zone." I hope this musical adventure has added a delightful touch to your day and inspired some enjoyable moments with your acoustic guitar.

If you ever feel the need for more musical exploration or have questions, feel free to return. Until then, strum away and immerse yourself in the timeless melodies of Golden Earring. A heartfelt thank you for being part of this musical experience!

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