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!