Monthly Archives: October 2017

Chronic Disease (Bel) Trapped Again; tape (1989)

















studio: More Important – Selfdenial – Blood For Leeches – Nothing But Injustice – Armed With Truth – Nightmare Business – The Abuse Of Intelligence – Sacrilege – Dare To Face – Disturbed Nature – Easy Prey – Progress To Nowhere – Animal Massacre – Shocked!

live: Dare To Face – Easy Prey – Disturbed Nature – Blood For Leeches – Nightmare Business – Progress To Nowhere – Money Money Money – Selfdenial – Consumption Drunk – More Important – Sacrilege – Lost Dimension – Armed With Truth – Animal Massacre – Reflections

A lot can be and is written about this legendary band from Bruges/Brugge. I already posted an interview from 1988 and about their Smurfpunx shows (88-11-11 & 89-12-25) and Vort’n Vis gigs (89-09-16, 90-01-20, 90-08-25 & 91-04-28). I consider(ed) ‘Leffe’, ‘Sling’, ‘Vrokker’ & ‘Meyer’ mates. Nice guys with their hearts in the right place; a political band with attitude…

This tape was distributed by His Master’s Noise (Bruno Vandevyvere). It contains the band’s demo (Who Will Pay The Price Of Our Disregard) – recorded in June ’89; plus the live registration of  a show in Bissegem (near Kortrijk, Belgium), 89-04-28 (the last track 88-11-11). In the spring of 1990 they recorded a 7″ (Born To Live In Chains) that was released on Kurt Horemans’ label Innerforce.

[For those interested I also have live recordings from their gig in Terneuzen (Hol) on 88-11-19.]

The booklet:


Leben Und Leben Lassen (Den) live (Aalst, Bel, 89-02-25)


Listen to the live set part 1 & part 2:

Freakline (part 1 & 2) / Past And Present / Ignore The Fact / Freakline / Danger Thought / Stop The Violence / Dystopia [on the set-list: Intro] / Disrespect / The Choice We Made [on the set-list: What’s Up?] / Apeshit For Your Conscience (Save The Whales) / Bastards (end of part 1) Where The Iron Crosses Grow [on the set-list: Iron Horses] / Radio Tucson / My Rooms

[recordings courtesy of Jan ‘Bux’ De Vriendt]

‘Leben Und Leben Lassen’ (L.U.L.L.) were mates from Odense, Denmark (playing great tunes to good lyrics): Andreas Ludvigsen – drums, Niller Sørensen – bass/vocals & Lars Thomsen – guitar. Actually I’d gotten to know them through their former vocalist Kent Nielsen (who had just left the band – he had already been in the studio with ‘Attent!on’ and was about to record with ‘Ugly Food’, etc.) whom I had visited  in the summer of ’86… I’d helped them with gigs before and they spent a night at my place a few years before this.

This gig (“animal day”, organised by Smurfpunx, 89-02-25) was on their “final tour”. Their second album Freakline (recorded with Kent) was about to be released on Mike Just’s label Starving Missile (Münich, Germany). Lars told me that Andreas was also “on his way out” already, and the band quit in the autumn of that year.

Check the interview I did with them after their 1st album ‘The Highest Wall’ got out: ‘L.U.L.L.’ / ‘Leben Und Leben Lassen’ (interview Tilt! #4)


Dystopia, Disrespect, The Choice…, Apeshit… were new songs. The latter 3 of these where recorded once by the Danish National Broadcast. I’m not sure of these song-titles but since I was the one who came up with the riffs, I can call them whatever I want…

Lars Thomsen


Bambix (Hol) live (Aalst, Bel, 88-03-13)


Listen to the live set:

What’s Worse / Death Or Glory/ Unnecesary Barbaric / Business Machine / 4 mei [May 4th] / They Even Took The Memory/ I Only Wanna Be With You [Dusty Springfield cover] / The Lesson/ Ongelijkheid [Inequality] / Zomerdag [Summerday] / Fugitive / ‘musikalletie’ [???]

This registration of ‘Bambix’s first (of two) performances at Netwerk (Aalst) – 88-03-13 – courtesy of Jan ‘Bux’ De Vriendt. The band (from the area around Nijmegen, The Netherlands) still exist after all these years but in a totally different line-up ( Personally I’ve always preferred the original trio (once described as “girls, nice melodies and good vocals” – but so much more than that; I reviewed it as uptempo punk-rock) with Nathalie Delisse (guitar), Willia ‘Wick’ van Houdt (drums/vocals) & Maniet ‘Petite’ Voets (bass). At this time they had done a demo and were on some compilations. In 1989 Martin Pick (Wuppertal, Germany) released their initial 7″ (They Even Took The Memory).

Here’s a ‘Bambix’ interview from around that time…


Maniet – Nathalie – ‘Wick’

Nice to hear something from the ‘good old days’ when we were energetic, jumped around with guitars and stuff, drove for hours, etc. The first memory coming to me is that there was an active bunch of people in Belgium, with fanzines and such. We regularly had the honour, after or before a concert, to get interviewed and were asked to give our opinions (people were still listening to us back then – haha – nowadays we’re not asked much) about communism; world-peace; nuclear arms; animal-suffering, etc. The straight-edge movement was also quite active. A lot of idealism, friendship and creativity, and a heart for a better society; that’s still something worthwhile to strive for now. The bands we played with were mostly (like ourselves) enthusiastics with a mind of their own. And both the authenticity and the fact of doing things together, was awesome.

In ‘93 I quit ‘Bambix’ because of a burn-out. I missed things enormously and it was difficult to talk about it for a while; but later it got nice again to dig up a fun anecdote once in a while. I still love music; to put my heart into something, cooperation, nature, creativity, craftsmanship and idealism. ‘Bambix’ meant a lot to me.

Nathalie Delisse

Don’t recall much about the period 89/90. We played Belgium regularly and these were often great shows, sometimes not. Later, first Nat and then Maniet left ‘Bambix’, and I went on with other people. We came to Belgium from time to time: for concerts of course (e.g. small tour with ‘G.B.H.’ and with ‘Fabulous Disaster’) and we recorded an album with Didier Moens (guitarist of ‘La Muerte’). ‘Bambix’ mainly played Germany but also Austria, Switzerland, Italy, France and The Netherlands. In ’99, I made a kick-ass compilation-album with female punk-bands only; which taught me about many new bands, that I helped here and there with a show or introduced to a label. We regularly tour in Brazil, all our records are available there. I also booked many gigs and tours for Brazilian bands. And bands from the U.S. (e.g. ‘TurbonegrA’). With ‘Bambix’ we also toured Argentina with ‘Eterna Inocencia’ – cool band – and ‘All the Hats’, a super tour that was! The icing on the cake is that we just finished the recording of our best record ever: ‘The Storytailor’. It contains everything I ever wanted to make. It’s the culmination of why I’m punk, why ‘Bambix’ is in my heart, what music does to me and how I can express myself with lyrics & music; together with the two best musicians I know. Wonderful that the alternative punk-scene has formed me through friendships and how that scene, even before the internet, made the world smaller; that we swapped punk-tapes through the mail with people from Brasil or The Philippines; and that those friends from back then are still my heart-buddies. Keep up the spirit!