dinsdag 18 januari 2011


Happy Birthday Anneke!

Back in the 80's there was a LOT of tape trading going on, nationally and internationally. We discovered many new bands that way and got befriended with many people too. Niels de Wit was one avid tape trader and he introduced us to Indirekt, from Hoorn. I remember seeing Indirekt for the first time at the Buze in Steenwijk when they appeared at one of the many festivals there. I recall myself being fascinated by the sound of the bass guitar every time the bass player's foot hit the distortion pedal. I wanted that sound, but never managed to get it.
What made Indirekt really special was their singer. She stood out from all the punks and looked as she was a classical singer lost at a punk gig. Her voice was also very no punk, she actually sang and did not scream! I think she is only in the line up of the first ep (nieuw voor doven en slechthorenden) and then was replaced by Anneke. I am not sure if it is Marjolein or Anneke singing on this demo though....
Indirekt recorded 4 records: two ep's an lp and a split lp. All of them are featured on the 2xcd discography on Grand Theft Audio records from the USA. I recall the owner of that record company trying to sue me after the Holland Hardcore series were released on vinyl and he said he owned all of the 'rights' to all of the Indirekt songs and therefor he wanted me to destroy all the HHC lp's or take me to court. First off I am not responsible for the lp's and secondy I tould him he could suck a part of my body that I would enjoy but he probably wouldn't. Never heard from again.
Lärm and Indirekt played a handfull of gigs together and we are even on their lp (the loudmouths shouting for the song 'Klitten' at the end of the record.
Anyways, this episode is for Anneke, happy birthday and many happy returns! x Jos

01 religie
02 hart en vaatziekten
03 eo
04 psychosecomplex
05 toekomst
06 shell helpt
07 recht & orde
08 zwart-wit
09 wie beslist
10 jan soldaat/haagse bluf

INDIREKT 1984 demo

2 opmerkingen:

Niels zei

Anneke is singing on this tape; she took over from Marjolein around summer '84. Apart from the first EP, Marjolein's also on Bijna 2000 Jaar Geleden, the first tape comp I ever put out (in 1983); there's also 5 songs on that tape by Nous, Anneke's first band (more ska-ish)!

Anoniem zei

Hallo Niels, Dag Jos!
Indirekt is one of my all-time favourites. I have a lot of their music but this demo is new to me. Thanks for sharing...