I was just browsing through Dan's blog old-fast and loud where I discovered the demo tape by Resistance. Dan wrote they were from Zwolle, but that band was called Lá Résistance and were from the Steenwijk area if I am correct.
The Resistance tape he uploaded is a band from Amersfoort and yours truly is responsible for the cover art.
Amersfoort had various waves of hardcore punk. In one of the earlier post I mentioned the Asperitys and the Puke. You could call them the second wave I guess. The third wave of bands was around when we had the 'Kippenhok' squats in Amersfoort. The first squat was right in the city center and it was a big church. We ran a bar in there and organised many gigs. Bands such as BGK, Negazione, Kaaos, Tension, SCA, Funeral Oration, Pandemonium and many many more played a lot of great gigs there.
This was also when we got to know people like Theun and Guus, Mirjam, Lara Emilie and others. When the the church burned down a villa was squatted and that was in the richer area of Amersfoort. This worked out pretty well actually. In that squat we had bands like Heresy, Heibel, Government Issue, BGK, Negazione, WCF and many more played there.
This was the time of the third wave of bands. Resistance was one of them, together with Second Siberia and Loud Warning.
The members of Resistance came from surrounding smaller towns as well, but were part of the core of the Amersfoort punks. If I am correct, most of the Resistance members went on as Loud Warning, who were also on the 'On our way to fool's paradise' compilation lp. I think there's even some live footage on youtube somewhere, because I know people have put the Definite Choice video tapes online.
The gigs at both of the squats were a lot of fun most of the times, though in the first one, there was always a threat of local disco youth trying to pick fights and attacking the squat after all the bars closed at 2 pm. I remember the place being really packed when BGK, Lärm and Negazione played there. That must have been one of the wildest gigs ever at that squat. This is also where AMKA did their one and only gig (AMKA was Paul, Olav, Marcr and myself). We did not really rehearse and I remember the 'song' called 'trillende bril' (vibrating specs), where we were silent and I airdrummed which made my specs vibrate. So much for my career on the drums.
In the second squat we organised a lot of gigs with local bands and bands from nearby. We even got in touch with the metal scene and had some of those bands play there too (Second Hell for example. Some of the gigs there were really great, I particularly remember the Heresy one being a fantastic gig. Government Issue was great too, but they were not the most open people. All in all, good memories of that time.
The file that is in the download was being put together by Dan and he also cleaned the recordings and did a good job on that. I did not change the tags, simply because I have no clue how to do that. Dan even made a cover for a cd-r (he does that for all of his files), so all credits to him!
Next time you run into Gwynn @ the OCCII or some other venue, ask him about (t)his band!