woensdag 27 januari 2010


It might see as if I am skipping quite some years in this blog, but this tape is ripped on request.
This is a split tape released in the late 80’s.Winterswijx Chaos Front was recorded live @ De Buze in Steenwijk, The Netherlands. This venue use to be one of the hardcore centers in Holland, well known for it’s festivals where the ‘crême de la crême’ of the Dutch hardcore bands used to play. I have attended many of them as guest, but also as band member. Lärm used to play at a lot of these festivals. Back to WCF now, they did one ep with 6 tracks which was recently re-released by ‘Noise and Distortion’ from Belgium. We used to play together with them a lot and I still have fond memories of those gigs. Often they were a lot of fun and sometimes very scary, for example when we played Emmen together and the local bikergang paid a visit to the venue whilst WCF were playing and the singer got beat up quite bad. I run into the singer every now and then nowadays, too bad he ended up as a junk, he was using loads of drugs when he was in the band, but things went downhill fast after they split up. There’s some liner notes on the re-release by Ronald, the guitar player and I believe he is the only one active in a band still. These recordings are not their best, I will upload one or two other live sets sometime soon which capture them better, fast, raw and with good speeches by the singer.I do not know a lot about MAD RATS. I think they hail from the Venlo area, but call themselves HAR D.C. ORE as you can see on the tape cover and their logo is obviously a Minor Threat rip-off. This was recorded in another legendary venue called ‘Chi Chi Club’ in Winterswijk, close to the German border. That’s the venue where I dropped the edge, in case that might interest you. WCF is to be continued........

Winterswijx Chaos Front side Mad Rats side

zaterdag 23 januari 2010


Apparently Google approved my blog, because the warning is gone, nice.........
So what's to expect in the coming weeks? I am ripping tapes to mp3 from the following bands:
-Winterswijx Chaos Front
-Hollands Glorie
-Rock Against Religion festival
-Jesus and the Gospelfuckers live recordings
-Jetset tapes
-Black Vampire demo
-various compilation tapes
-A4 demo
-NRA demo [not the NRA from Amsterdam!]
-and plenty more
I have a large archive of bands recorded live at the squats we used to have overhere and ofcourse the demos of the bands i used to be in, stay tuned.
In the meantime, enjoy BVD......... [Photo from the book 'Het gejuich was massaal']

Like I said in the Art In Revolution post, Dutch radio station VPRO did transmit some good live stuff in the early eighties. In one of the tape boxes I discovered the radio/live set done by a band called BVD [this stands for Binnenlandse Veiligheidsdienst, BVD=CIA]. BVD hailed from the Hague and released one 7" ep called 'Country of Liberty' That ep contains 5 songs and two of these are included on this live set. It contains 7 songs and quality is pretty good. Members of BVD started the band 'Hollands Glorie' after they broke up. Like many bands in that time, they were pretty shortlived. If people want to, I can upload the ep some other time, just let me know.
I have not tracklist to this set except for 4 songs:
1-White Power
2-Fong Leng [I am not 100% sure this is the title]
3-Take it by force

BVD live on VPRO radio

maandag 18 januari 2010

Art In Revolution

In the early 80's the Rondos inspired many [young] punks to start their own band. Art In Revolution was one of them. They were from Voorburg, close to The Hague in the Netherlands. The average age of the band members was 15 and all of them were still at school. These recordings were done by a Dutch radio station 'VPRO' who did broadcast a lot of punk on their friday evening show as well as on TV on sundays. Art In Revolution never released a demo or a record. There are some live recordings though and this session especially is really good. I remember being at home on this friday evening, the cassette deck ready to record and I was simply blown away by this band. I only read about them in the fanzine 'Raket', which was compiled by members of the Red Rock Collective [Rondos were part of that as well]. After their live set was over, I took my white marker and tagged my leather jacket with the band name. Instant fan? Yes! Unfortunately I never got to see them live, but this tape has been treasured for sure. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did and still do.

1-I saw the hippies in Auschwitz
2-Sid Vicious R.I.P.
4-Knock / Product of the system
5-London's buying your crap
6-Punk on the radio
7-Chemical Warfare
8-Art in Revolution
9-Interview [in Dutch]

Art In Revolution live in Delft

here's an addition that was sent to me by the singer Tony, thanks for that!

25 years of air conditioning

Art In Revolution - The Magazine


Another blog that's about old, [semi] obscure punk. It's going to be stuff that I have on tape and some old records as well. I hope you'll enjoy it.