Yuppies’ Death (Bel) live (Aalst, Bel, 88-09-03)



Intro / The Wounds / Why Should I? / My Faith / Waikiki / Right To Change / She Don’t Wanna / Like A Page In A Book / Sonic Reducer (‘Dead Boys’ cover) / Counting The Lonelyness / Communication Counts / Leave Now / Y.D. Rap

(recordings by Jan ‘Bux’ De Vriendt)

After my first band ‘Repulsives’ folded, ‘Lompie’ (ex ‘No Numbers’, who was also in the last line-up of ‘Repulsives’) suggested to start a new project. He was heavily into ‘Red Hot Chili Peppers’, ‘Beastie Boys’, ‘Doggy Style’ and other “freaky” stuff at that time. Though not a very technical guitarist, I tried to some more versatile riffing (though I still wanted to play fast stuff, influenced by ‘Stupids’, ‘Ripcord’, etc.). Joost Goeminne sang and rapped. And the young Hans Verbeke picked up the bass… The band was named ‘Yuppies’ Death’. It didn’t last long because Hans had to do military service, I was quite busy with my zine, distribution, setting up gigs/tours and wanted to do more political stuff. We did a show in Terneuzen (The Netherlands) – with my maties of ‘The Vernon Walters’ and ‘Winterswijx Chaos Front’ (88-08-20). And a bit later we were asked to play a surprise-set by the Smurfpunx collective (of which I was a part). Being able to support great bands such as ‘Ripcord’, ‘Political Asylum’ and ‘Lethal Gospel’ was an offer I couldn’t refuse. Check out the report on this show (88-09-30).

More on the band: ‘Yuppies’ Death

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