Radiodiffusion Internasionaal Annexe

The Fat & The Thin
June 24, 2008, 8:11 pm
Filed under: Israel

What Will Be

The Fat & The Thin were from Israel.

Israel (Hebrew: יִשְׂרָאֵל‎), is located on the southeastern edge of the Mediterranean Sea. It borders with Lebanon in the north, Syria and Jordan in the east, and Egypt on the southwest, and contains geographically diverse features within its relatively small area. The West Bank and Gaza Strip, which are partially administrated by the Palestinian National Authority, are also adjacent. With a population of about 7.2 million, the majority of whom are Jews, Israel is the world’s only Jewish state. It is also home to Arab Muslims, Christians and Druze, as well as other religious and ethnic minority groups. Jerusalem is the nation’s capital, seat of government, and largest city.

The modern state of Israel has its roots in the Land of Israel, a concept central to Judaism for over three thousand years. After World War I, the League of Nations approved the British Mandate for Palestine with the intent of creating a “national home for the Jewish people”. In 1947, the United Nations approved the partition of the Mandate of Palestine into two states, one Jewish and one Arab. The Arab League rejected the plan, but on May 14, 1948, Israel declared its independence. The new country’s victory in the subsequent Arab-Israeli War expanded the borders of the Jewish state beyond those in the UN Partition Plan. Since then, Israel has been in conflict with many of the neighboring Arab countries, resulting in several major wars and decades of violence. Throughout the conflict, Israel’s boundaries have been subject to dispute, although Israel has signed peace treaties with Egypt and Jordan, and efforts are being made to reach a permanent accord with the Palestinians.

Uzi Fuchs (a.k.a. Uzi Fux) sang on this song, while Watson T. Browne provided the vocals on the A side. Uzi would later go on to form Uzi & The Styles, while Watson T. Browne would go on to a solo career in various countries across Europe . The only other information that I have been able to find, is that they recorded a a song called “I’m A Travelin’ Man” that was included on the second volume of the “Conquer the World” compilation.

Catalog number 45-604 Hed Artzi (which translates to ‘The Echo of My Country’) of Tel Aviv, Israel. No release date given.


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Uzi Fuchs is not heard on the A side. In fact, this was recorded AFTER Fuchs’ departure, with band member David Rejuan imitating Fuchs admirably.
Watson T Brown sang lead on the B side.

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