Dear unknown fan! Never are hippos more beautiful than when swimming against the current. And with this CD, ex-clusively containing music written by other people, we feel that we have once again succeeded in placing ourselves where we feel most at ease: opposing and confronting the 'Spirit of times'. In fact, one should never suck up to the 'Spirit of times'. Particularly not when and if the said spirit ranges would-be originality above everything else. Then again: 'Ev'ry generation throws a hero up the pop-charts'. That's what (Paul) Simon said - and right he was. That's all right. We don't mind. Actually, that's probably the way it should be. But of course, at times things happen that don't impress grown men a H... of a lot. In all due respect. To us these 13 titles have stood the test of time. We call them Classix. You too may know the titles. But don't expect to hear copycat-versions. As always, we treat the material exactly as is our pleasure. We've been playing them for many years. We still think it's fun playing them. And we believe that's an audible fact. Have fun with us!