No Sense (Hol) promo (1992)

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“Cool huh, those stickers?” I hope the tape holds out; Léon copied it.”

“Tape-quality = zero. Polish import. Copy straight away.”

side B (1991): Limbo / Rules Rule / Limbo / Watjes [wimps]

side A (1992): No One’s Real Until He’s Gone / Dream On / Hau Rein [dig in] / Mmmh!!! / Anti-nazi Song / Courage — songs from the 7″

Eric Hellebrand sent me this promo-tape so that I could help his band get gigs. They ended up playing the Vort’n Vis (92-04-18)…

‘No Sense’ were from The Netherlands (Vaals, Limburg province). The guys in the band were Eric (bass), Har(ald) Brosselt (vocals; also guitar for ‘F.T.F.’), Roy Moonen (drums) and Léon Kleikers (guitar). They were labeled a “fun-hardcore” band but they were more that just about fun. Eric’s favourite bands were ‘No Means No’ & ‘Victims Family’, so you get an idea of how they sounded… They recorded a tape (entitled Mmmh!!!-Bleeeaaagh) late 1990 and released a 7” (Ruminating Small Fry) in 1993. ‘No Sense’ had also a track on Rob Franssen’s compilation-tape (Something To Dance To).

Review of the Mmmh!!!-Bleeeaaagh tape in Tilt! #7: >>I go wild when I hear this!!! Playful, funny, fingerquick, technical,…are all adjectives that suit the music of this Dutch equivalent of ‘Spazztic Blurr’. The basis is HC but it’s decorated with various bits from different influential sources: rap, grind, samba (or is it salsa?), folk, flamenco, music-box, metal, jazz, etc. There’s tempo-changes, there’s breaks, you never know what’s coming next; in short: it’a a feast for the ears! Vocals in Dutch; lyrics filled with irony. I want more!!!<<

Review of the Ruminating Small Fry 7″ in Tilt! #8: >>These guys (especially the bass-player) sure master their instruments. Playful, extremely varied HC spiced with various bits borrowed from different styles (samba/salsa, funk, hiphop, disco). The rhythm changes constantly. Intelligent lyrics (morality, fascism, anorexia,…) with a humourous touch. The HC-scene needs more great bands like this!<<

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