This tape was provided by Reiner Mettner of the German label Double A recs, who was also a very active tour-promoter that our Smurfpunx-collective worked with quite a few times. The tracks here were for promotional use for bands that he did tours for in 1988 (also ‘Stengte Dører’, ‘Collaps’ and ‘Billy And The Willies’).
The American band ‘Angry Red Planet’ (from Detroit, Michigan) was and still is quite under-estimated so I’ld like to give some attention again. When they did this concert for us (88-12-04), they were already active for about 6 years. The first 5 tracks come from their first album (Little Pigs, Little Pigs; released in 1987), the last 4 from the second (Give ’em Enough Dope…; released in 1989). The band was Tim Pakledinaz (guitar/vocals), Bill Blank (drums/vocals; Vince Delisi early on, Eric ‘Ewolf’ Wheeler on the 88 tour) and Dave Pentescu (bass, Tim’s bro John early on). Their music was quirky, innovative, original hardcore-punk… Just listen!
Hog Day Afternoon / Right Stuff / What I Do / Fuckwad / My Oil-Soaked Existence / Vandalism USA / Hotwire / Age Of Reason / Snakekilling Time
There’s some footage of ‘ARP’ filmed in 1988 @ AJZ Bielefeld (Germany) & Goudvishal Arnhem (The Netherlands).
Tracks: Eternal Losers / Limits Of Pain / Screwed By A Pusher/ Silent Rage / White Flag / Solitary Confinement ??? / Negative Score ??? / Rise Above (Black Flag) / Absolute Freedom (instr) / Urban Jungle / ??? / Stranded In Hell / Alea Iacta Est! / Hate Crew ??? / ??? (instr) / Benzine en idealen ??? (instr)
These live recordings were made at youth-centre Mevrouw Latenstaan in Zoetermeer, The Netherlands. A concert that ‘Hate Crew’ played together with Dutch bands ‘Razende Roeland’ (Leiden) & ‘Ultimate Sabotage’ (Nijmegen), organised by a group of people who sometimes also visited gigs in Belgium (Arni van Driel, Cor Hoogerdijk en their mates). This was a bit before the band would do a 10-day tour of Germany (organised by yours truly). Guitarist Bruno ‘Duco’ decided not to do this tour so this might have been one of his last shows. The same month (88-05-22) they played @ the Lido in Leuven; with ‘Toxic Reasons’ & ‘Zero Boys’). The others in the band were Kris Fiers (vocals), Guy Temmerman (bass), Philippe ‘Mone’ Crombeen (drums) & Guido Duytschaever (guitar). My own band ‘Repulsives’ had done quite a few gigs together with ‘Hate Crew’ and by then I had joined the Smurfpunx concert-collective of which many of the guys were a member; so this was almost family and hitting the road with these guys (including Geert ‘Mokka’ Mokwinski & Pascal Fiers) was always great… Their album (Silent Rage; recorded November 1987 @ Nightingale Studios, Berchem, Belgium) had been released by Punk Etc. by then, so most of the songs are also to be found there…