Listen to the live set:
Intro / Chesspieces / Leger [Army] / Winnen (Zullen We Altijd) [Win (We Will Always)] / The End / Little Child / PCP (Angel Dust) [set-list reads: Punx] / The Crow Cries / Kanker Tyfus [a.k.a. KankerTyfusTeringZooi] / Try To Find / Systems Kill / Zoo 2000 / We Refuse / Late At Night / I Refuse / Too Much Wrong / Pay Off / Punx / Wargames / Cry-Scream
‘Winterswijx Chaos Front’ were a bunch of mates from Winterswijk, The Netherlands, where Guus Sarianamual and his mates regularly set up gigs at the Chi Chi Club (where I sometimes booked bands and visited concerts). I’d gotten to know singer Victor (van Bruggen) through his (at that time partner) Murielle Celis (‘Anguish’ vocalist) and hanging out at gigs. His band had been invited to play in my hometown (Tielt, Belgium) on the 5th anniversary concert of the ‘Dirty Scums’ (87-05-31) but thet cops closed the place down before they could hit the stage. I had to negotiate with the police to keep Victor out of jail (he didn’t have an ID on him). Read the story about how or venue De Marbel got closed down…
The others in ‘W.C.F.’ were guitarist Ronald Hogeboom, bassist Harm Kortschoot and drummer ‘Lambert ‘Lampie’ van Druenen.
These recordings were made by Jan ‘Bux’ De Vriendt in Netwerk, Aalst where the band played a Smurfpunx show (88-06-11) togther with the British ‘Mega City 4’, the Belgian ‘Disgorge’ and their fellow citizens ‘Disabuse’. Studio-recordings of some of the tracks are on the band’s self-titled 7″ (recorded and released in 1986). They also had a track (Wargames) on the compilation-LP Babylon Bleibt Fahren (live recordings from the club Babylon in Hengelo, where Guus used to be the promoter). And people might also know them from their song Willem Duin on the Alle 55 Kort compilation-tape.
The intro to The Crow Cries is fantastic. Victor at his very best!
‘W.C.F.’ (top=>bottom: Harm/Lampie/Victor/Ronald) @ Finkel, Jette, Bel (87-04-12) – photographed by Kockie
‘W.C.F.’ (goodbye concert, 1989, Chi Chi Club, Winterswijk)
Jack The Ripper/I Had Too Much To Dream (Last Night) (covers) – Jody Is My Bloody Love – Fuhrer Des Punk – El Salvador – Slum With A View – Surfin’ Bird (‘Ramones’ cover) – Feast Or Famine – Living Crying Dying – Two-Party System – Hanky Panky (cover) – Big Deal – Folsom Prison Blues (cover)
This is a registration (made by Jan ‘Bux’ De Vriendt) of a gig organised by Werner Excelmans in Scherpenheuvel (“Sharphill”) on 87-10-25. ‘Capitol Punishment’ were billed with (fellow Americans) ‘Verbal Abuse’ (Bel), the Germans of ‘LWS’ and my own band ‘Repulsives’. We were about to split up and cancelled; for some reason the other 2 bands didn’t show up either. Replacements were the Belgian bands ‘Heibel’, ‘Creep Insanity’ & ‘No Debt’…
‘Capitol Punishment‘, a hardcore/punk band from Fresno, California, consisted (at that time) of vocalist Ralph Lotspeich, guitarist Dale Stewart, bassist Joceylin Fedrau and drummer Mike Branum (later in ‘Hell’s Kitchen’). Their album When “Putsch” Comes To Shove (recorded in 1985) was about to be re-released on David Pollack’s label Destiny recs (Berlin). The LP Slum With A View (recorded in ’86) was licensed to We Bite recs (from Germany). This was their first European tour (organised by We Bite) and their roadie was Jimi ‘Haze’ Hayes (later vocalist of ‘Hell’s Kitchen’).
crowd (‘Capitol Punishment’; 87-10-25) – where’s Brob? (photo by Pieter Vrints)
Jocey and I listened to the files and IT FUCKING ROCKS!!! Thank you for sending it. The last song, Folsom Prison Blues, is pretty awesome! I’m putting this all on a CD!!! Cover-artwork and info below…
[tape suggested by Joost Goeminne]
City Baby Attacked By Rats (‘G.B.H.’ cover) / Target / Animal Aid / Black Market Girls / Bullets And Fire / Driftless / Tsjerno Kills / Final Nail In My Coffin / Clutch The Flag / Gimme Gimme Gimme (‘Black Flag’ cover) / Side By Side / Roadkiller / Michael Jackson / Dance Till Death (‘Dinosaur’ version of Freak Show) / [cops -intervention] / Prison Life / Washington Bullets
Progress Of Humanity / Euthanasia / Red White And Blue / Not Normal / Princess Of The Dark / Emotions Not Allowed / Your God Is Dead / Don’t Leave Me Now / Burn In Hell / Police Patrol / Alone Again / Garden Of Evil / Skateboard Blues / Mindless Violence
The day after we (Smurfpunx) organised a concert with ‘Heresy’ & Ripcord’ in Aalst (88-01-30), there was a gig in Oostende with ‘Bad Influence’ (Bel), ‘Ear Damage’ (Bel), ‘Capital Scum’ (Bel), ‘Chronic Disease’ (Bel), etc. The people who set this one up were Carl Levecke, Kim Deschacht (Durty Skum zine), Franky ‘Vos’ Kimpe & friends. ‘Vos’ recorded this tape…
‘Capital Scum’ – ‘Pies’ Peter Laermans (vocals), ‘Larrie’ Paul Laermans (guitar), Jurgen Surinx (bass) & ‘Sox’ Filip Mulders (drums) – had released their first album (Tsjerno Kills) the year before. This was probably one of ‘C.S.’ last gigs of their ‘first period’… ‘Pies’ did his last eighties show in Dec 1986 (soon after the release of the LP). In 87/88 Filip Pauwels a.k.a. ‘Fille’ a.k.a ‘Vark’ sang. In 2002 ‘Pies’ returned and they’re still going…
‘Capital Scum’ (photo by Kim Deschacht)
‘Ear Damage’ (guitarist Dirk Ceustermans, bassist Marc Verbeeck & drummer ‘Bie’ Robin Puttemans) were in-between the recordings of their first (July 1987) and second (November 1988) album.
Here’s what Jan ‘Doomy’ Claus wrote about it in his fanzine De Rattebeet #4:
The event was indeed shut down by the cops. We weren’t able to play or whole set.
If I remember well, we were allowed to continue…for 3 more songs or so, because we came from far away…
(new one) / Wake Up / Just A Dream / BB & Co / The Unacceptable [Wearing Of Fur] / Murder Is Murder / Holes in Your Brain / If I / World’s Getting Dirtier / Your Choice / Nightmare / Words / The Way I Feel / Life Circle / Love
[recordings kindly donated by Jan ‘Bux’ De Vriendt]
Around that time ‘Bad Influence’ played in this line-up: ‘Holy’ Herwin De Winter (vocals), Chris(tel) Joosen (vocals), Bart Belmans (guitar), Danny Van Honsté (bass) & Joris Rombouts (drums). Perhaps Thomas Noppe had joined as second guitarist already? Most tracks were from their first (released 1985) demo ‘Together We Are Stronger Then They Think’ (anarchopunk) … They were good mates with ‘Culture Shock’ and played a few concerts together; this one here (88-05-13) with the Norwegian ‘Stengte Dører’ and the fresh local ‘Youth Crew’.
The first embodiment of ‘Bad Influence’ was with Ronny Hansens (bass), Joris (drums/vocals) & Bart (guitar/vocals): when ‘Track’ (first band of Bart & Chris) split up, Joris & Ronny were joined by Bart (who gave the band its name). Their first gig was with the ‘Scoundrels’ & ‘Brutal Society’ (85-11-01 @ the Hob Nob in Brasschaat). By the tape their tape was recorded Ronny was replaced by Danny, and Chris had joined to do vocals. A few years later Herwin (ex ‘Basement Boys’) came along…
Later on ‘B.I.’ went through quite some line-up changes. Danny left and started to play for ‘Vais’, Dirk Wouters (‘Dona Nobis Pacem’) & Patrick Delabie (‘Scoundrels’) took over. Chris and her partner Bart left (becoming parents), etc. etc. Later on, I saw them play a bunch of times (e.g. at the Vort’n Vis: 90-10-27, 93-09-04, 93-10-24, 96-09-21, …) with different bassists and guitarists. The band still exists but only Herwin seems left from the early days…
The song The World’s Getting Dirtier is an unreleased song; just as the other song Love was never released. Love was still in a ‘jam’ phase – something we did quite often. There should also be a version somewhere, from a concert in Hoorn [The Netherlands] (1988 with the ‘Scoundrels’)…
The World’s Getting Dirtier & The Way I Feel were written by me (together with Herwin, as far as I can remember…)
The ‘new one’ is just an intro that we always played 🙂 [Brob: That’s how it was mentioned on the track-list…]
‘Bad Influence’ (@ De Garde, Brasschaat, Bel; 88-05), pic by Dirk Wouters