Despite its short existence, the men of Turbo made their mark on stages all over Europe. They toured in The Netherlands, Belgium and Germany Under CBS they released 2 albums the self titled Turbo and You Girl.
These records were produced by Alfred Lagarde who described Turbo’s style as “betonrock”.
(Roughly translated: “concrete rock”)
If you want to pigeon hole “betonrock” the easiest way is to list the band that shared the stage at a festival in Kortrijk(B): Judas Priest, Ian Gillan Band and Iron Maiden. In a sense it is the Dutch version of NWOBHM (New wave of British heavy metal) in the late 70s early 80s of the last century.
Text: Gerard Menting
• Turbo (CBS)
• You Girl (CBS)