Capital Scum (Bel) demos (1984)


Fast & raw recordings of the first line-up of ‘Capital Scum’ (Scherpenheuvel, Belgium) with ‘Pies’ Peter Laermans (vocals), ‘Larrie’ Paul Laermans (guitar), Gunther Theys (bass; replaced by Jurgen Surinx ex ‘Sticky Vomit’) & ‘Sox’ Filip Mulders (drums). Live recordings (probably one of ‘C.S.’ last gigs of their ‘first period’, with Jurgen on bass) are also available: 88-01-31.



Larrie’s tracklist

The digital files provided by Koen ‘Siesele’ L. (a.k.a. Mad Mohawk):

(demo 1): Brutal Song / Roadkiller / Michael Jackson / Violent Crimes / Animal Aid / Powertraining / Not Allowed / Be A Man (Don’t Kill Yourself)

(demo 2): No Pleasure (take 1) / No Pleasure (take 2) / Powertraining / Michael Jackson (take 1) / Michael Jackson (take 2) / Roadkiller / No Reason To Laugh / Police Patrol / Stop It Now

This is a list with songs that or on the demos: those marked with an asterix are on ‘Mad Mohawk’s cassette. Those marked with a circle were recorded in 2019 for the split-LP with ‘Agathocles’ (see info-sheet). The lyrics are quite simple (The clever guys joined the band later.). We showed Gunther the door right after the recordings for the Alle 24 Goed compilation (1985). [He became the bassist of the controversial metal band ‘Ancient Rites’.] The song Dressed ln Black was also recorded during that session but didn’t make it on vinyl (because there would’ve been too many of our songs compared to the other bands). We recorded the songs Glue Inhalation & Capital Scum in 1985 in Venlo for another compilation-LP which didn’t happen (the recordings appeared to be lost).

All these tracks were not officially released as demos. People could just send me an empty cassette and then I’ld send them some songs of those demos or some live material. These also appeared on a number of compilation-tapes during thise days. Everything was done with an ordinary tape-recorder; actually just so we wouldn’t forget what songs we’d made. The sound is weak and bad; but it was good enough to convey what we did and played.


Capital Scum’ 1984: Sox – Pies – Gunther – Larrie

The tape with these recordings I have is over 30 years old. I traded it with Jean-François Fleury of ‘Zaubépine’…

‘Mad Mohawk’

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