No, this is not the 80s Belgian punk-band that Dirk ‘Ear Damage’ used to play for. It’s a German band (originating from Leverkusen) that I was introduced to by a friend who was squatting in Gent and whose band did a gig with them. They played “intelligent, emotional HC/punkrock with intelligent, thoughtful (not stereotypical or hackneyed) and angry lyrics (in German)”; “musically rocking, melodic and diverse, filled with rage, and sometimes melacholic”.
The band consisted of Mitch (drums; RIP 2005), Chris (guitar/vocals) and Henne (bass/vocals; ex ‘Strange Fruit’, later drums for the crust band ‘Ngutukiro’). Besides this demo they did a self-released LP (entitled Lebenszustand Der Geändert Werden Muss – contains some songs from this demo) in 2000, a split -7″ with ‘Kobayashi’ in 2003 and the LP Weiter (2004).
I met these caring, warm-hearted people when they played at the ‘K13’ squat in Gent (99-09-23, together with ‘Panzerkroizer Potemkin’).
More info: www.strassenkehrer-abm.org