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Silent Anger (Hol) demo (1987)


side A: No Future For Us / Change Of Mind / Autonomy

side B: Family Life / Equal Rights / Soldier Boy

A tape from ‘Stel’s collection… This band was from Sittard (Limburg, The Netherlands). Recordings by Mat Aerts (Limbabwe) at O.O.C. Venlo (87-05-11); with Gu(u)s Hoezen (drums), Sue’ Susan Dobbs (bass), Jack Broen (guitar) & Michel Augustus (vocals).


I was the founder, guitarist and songwriter of ‘Silent Anger’. I used to know ‘Manskracht’ [Martine Berx; R.I.P.] well – met her at a gig in a pub in Hasselt where she worked and where ‘Heibel’ played. After that show I joined ‘Stel’ to visit someone… I used to spend time with ‘Bollie’ [‘Heibel’ vocalist] in Leuven quite often. Also stayed at Jurgen’s (‘Capital Scum’) grandmother [Jurgen’s mom, Werner’s grandma] and knew Werner Excelmans (bought records from him).

Jack Broen

Stel’s review in Metallised #8

They were not a Limbabwe scene band… In 1988 Gert-Jan (‘Joe’) [Avesaath] and myself ‘commercialised’ the studio, after taking it over from the O.O.C. and transferring it to a new site in Tegelen. The name (Klank studio) existed already. A lot of bands came over for recordings, it was our ‘job’; most took the master with them… Can’t really remember.

Mat Aerts

Cheetah Chrome Motherfuckers (Ita) Right To Be Italian; tape (1995)


(A) live(B) demo

On 87-05-08 I wellcomed this band in my hometown (Werner of Hageland Hardcore had asked me ’cause he couldn’t organise a gig himself). Little did I know this was gonna be one of their last shows… For myself, it was the start of even more ‘adventures’: getting to know singer Syd (who was about to move to VanHall squat in Amsterdam and start his booking-agency Big White Flash at 6) opened up a lot of opportunities…

By the end of their existence, the band (originating from Pisa), consisted of ‘Syd Migx’ Piercecchi (vocals), Antonio Cecchi (guitar), Sandro Favilli (bass; also ‘I Refuse It!’) and Alessandro (Alex) Fantinato (drums). In the beginning (e.g. on the 400 Fascists 7″ from 1981), ‘Dome La Muerte’ Domenico Petrosino played guitar and Antonio bass. Also ‘Vipera’ Andrea Salani (‘I Refuse It!’ & ‘Putrid Fever’) drummed for the band at some timepoint. Antonello Mancini (‘Tony Rat’) was the singer in the earliest line-up of ‘C.C.M.’ for a short period .

This tape (released in 1995), is a compilation of tracks of the band’s 1983 demo and live recordings of their last ever show (Bologna, 87-06-20). It was released by Roberto Lentino (Provincia Attiva tape-label) and Giulio Baldizzone (vocalist of ‘Cripple Bastards’, runs the labels E.U. – Estremisti Uniti – ’91 Produzioni & F.O.A.D. recs) in 1995.


When Roberto asked me the permission to re-publish one of the old ‘C.C.M.’ tapes, I found myself in a rather difficult position. First of all because I didn’t think it was fair but secondly because I didn’t have the authority to decide for 5 people, all by myself. But later on I changed my mind for the opposite. I knew that some of our “unofficial tapes” (that is: tapes we recorded while practicing or via the mixing-desk at shows) were regularly sold at incredibly high prices – no need to mention the sound-quality… – and a bunch of people were buying them! Secondly, it came to my mind that when we were still playing shows, we NEVER refused ANY of our songs to anyone that wanted to use them for their compilations, unless we were TOTALLY sure that no-one would make ANY money from it, as music-biz had always been a term banned from our band-legacy. And this is one of such cases. This tape – that you should NEVER cost more than 3000 Italian Lire [ca. 1,50 Euro] – contains part of the master for the very first ‘C.C.M’ demo (We’re The Juvenile Delinquency). It was recorded at the practicing-space of ‘Wardogs’ [early 80s HC band from Lucca], by means of a simple cassette-recorder. Still, its sound-quality turned out to be quite good, for the era. The line-up was: ‘Syd Migx’ – vocals, ‘Dome’ – guitar, Antonio – bass, Alex – drums. I don’t have any idea what year it was recorded… [summer ’83] I’m just certain it was earlier than the Furious Party EP [recorded late ’84]. On the other side, you’ll find the recording of our last show in Bologna. I’m particularly fond of it because it contains one of our best pieces ever (only played once live on a stage), that I believe reflects the band’s feel at the time (at least mine). Here the line-up had changed to: myself on guitar, ‘Syd Migx’ on vocals, Sandro on bass and Alex on drums. Whoever that doesn’t agree with my words here, should know that I wrote this in good faith, and in memory of the positive attitude which always was one of our band’s trademarks. This tape is dedicated to [Antonio’s son] ‘Mast High’ Henry (born 1993) and to the other lives to come [Nicola followed in 2001]. Pisa, June 1995.

Antonio Cecchi

‘C.C.M.’ (85-12-25, Venlo, The Netherlands) courtesy of Helge Schreiber

>>Zelfkrant cassette 1<< (various) compilation (1987)


(A): New Zealand (‘Golden Strings’) / Violent City (‘The Gentry’) / Squat + Police Police (‘Heibel’) / Wishfull Thinking (‘Core Of Reality’) / Chaos In My Head (‘Asbestos Rockpyle’) / Free Beer (‘Buy Off The Bar’) / Dr Murkes (‘EA 80’) / Genocide (‘Indirekt’) / She Is Hot! (‘Deadly Serious’) / Please Give Them The Way + Life (‘Dawn Of Liberty’)

(B): Vlaams Blok (‘Heibel’) / February 6th (‘Eton Crop’) / Gewallt (‘EA 80’) / Rock The House! (‘Deadly Serious’) / Uncertain And Wild (‘The Gentry’) / Nihil (‘Ampachen’) / Seeing A Pig (‘Dawn Of Liberty’) / Johnny Quits Heroine (‘The Dog Needles’) / Persona Non Grata (‘Indirekt’) / Bricks & Blood & Broken Bones + Scorched Earth (‘M.B.P.’) / Year Of The Locus (‘Asbestos Rockpyle’) / A Kind Of Chaos (‘Emotional Blackmail’) / Rock The House I-II (‘Deadly Serious’ featuring ‘Rapsmurf’)

Zelfkrant was the fanzine that ‘Swat’ Steven Schepers (Helchteren, Belgium) did in the second half of the 80s (with help of his nephew Peter Bergmans a.k.a. ‘Pete Borrelnootje’ a.k.a. ‘Stany Blitzmobiel’). On this cassette-tape he compiled “previously unreleased material” of a bunch of punk/hardcore/new-wave bands. He also stated “Those bands having more than one song on this tape are not necessary our favourites, but are – in most cases – bands needing the extra publicity a bit more than others.”.

The tape is a donation by Steven ‘Stel’ R.

‘Swat’ also did ‘Deadly Serious’, a funny hiphop/punk/rap-core project (“the local ‘Beastie Boys’…”); at first with a drummer, later a drum-computer. Also his girlfriend (Vicky Hoogmartens) got involved briefly at a certain timepoint.

Golden Strings (Maastricht, Ned): Dirk (vocals/guitar), Ingmar (guitar/vocals), Jay (trumpet), Serge van Dalsen (drums; R.I.P.)

The Gentry (Wormer, Ned): Andre Berkhout (drums), Hans Postel (vocals), Laurens Vredevoort (guitar), Louis Nagtegaal (bass)

Heibel (Diepenbeek, Bel): ‘Bollie’ Ivan Nijs (vocals; R.I.P.), Steven Luts (guitar), Pé Reynders (guitar), Erwin Reynders (bass), Jo Reynders (drums)

Core Of Reality (Hasselt/Bree, Bel): ‘Veld’ Edwin Vande Velde (drums), Stefan ‘Stang’ (guitar), David (bass), ‘Swat’ Steven Schepers (guitar/vocals)

Asbestos Rockpyle (Suitland, Maryland): Paul R. W. Clark (guitar/vocals), Gene Hiland Humphrey (bass), Darryl Dardenne (drums)

Buy Off The Bar (Amsterdam, Ned): Loet Schilder (drums), Paul Hekkert (guitar/vocals), Marcel Van Hoof (bass), Michel Lemmens (vocals/sax)

EA 80 (Mönchengladbach, Ger): ‘Junge’ Karl Martin Kircher (vocals), Nico von Brunn (drums; replacing ‘Nawid’), Nick (bass), ‘Hals Maul’ Thomas Hütten (guitar)

Indirekt (Hoorn, Ned): Anneke Knip (vocals), Rick Blom (bass), Ruud Sweering (guitar), Niels de Wit (drums; replacing Jeroen Hennis)

Deadly Serious (Helchteren, Bel): ‘Veld’ Edwin Vande Velde a.k.a. ‘The Big Blaster’ (drums), ‘Swat’ a.k.a. The Mighty PhD’ (vocals/guitar)

Dawn Of Liberty (Neerpelt, Bel): Stefan Joosten (vocals), Stijn Persoons (drums), Luc ‘2Va’ Deckers (bass), Danny ‘Frits’ Brebels (guitar), Danny Vandevelde (guitar)

Eton Crop (Kudelstaart/Nieuwkoop, Ned): Corné Bos (bass), Ed Seroos (drums; later ‘Spike’ Lucas Daalder), Erwin Blom (vocals/guitar), Peter De Kwaasteniet (guitar), Peter Verscheuren (organ)

Ampachen (Groningen, Ned): Onno Ottevanger (drums), Marcel Ottevanger (vocals/guitar), Rinze Rinzema (guitar), Erwin (bass)

The Dog Needles (Tokyo, Jap): Roger Armstrong (vocals; also in ‘SIC’ & drummer of ‘No Lip’), ‘Ham Deal’ Terence B. Smart (bass; ex ‘Butthole Surfers’), ‘Marco Polo’ (), ‘Bazuka’ ().

M.B.P.; Maximum Break Party (Groningen, Ned): Jules Beersma (vocals), Vincent (bass/vocals), Michel (guitar; R.I.P.), Onno Ottevanger (guitar/vocals), Henk Mulder (drums)

Emotional Blackmail [later renamed Struggle For Peace] (Bree, Bel): Stany ‘Steno’ (vocals/drums; a.k.a. Gyzmo, Zelfkrant columnist), ‘Pier’ (guitar)

Of course ‘Heibel’ and ‘Dawn Of Liberty’ couldn’t be left out, being well-known Belgian (Limburg) bands. I found their demo-sound better than the one on vinyl, so I wanted to capture that. In Maastricht (The Netherlands Limburg) I had contacts with two bands who got a lot of airplay through John Peel on BBC’s Radio 1: ‘Golden Strings’ & ‘Buy Off The Bar’. And ‘Eton Crop’, from Kudelstaart (near Amsterdam) also had to be featured, because they also belonged in that list. Not punk or HC, but all nice, conscious people with the DIY spirit, who then reigned supreme. I discovered the rest of the foreign bands through other tapes or reviews in M.R.R. Particularly, I wanted to document the local ‘scene’, plus bands that were less obvious in the circuit, being misfits or not not exactly the hype of the day.


Bhopal Stiffs (USA) tape (1987)


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A tape from ‘Stel’ Steven R.’s collection.

A band from Chicago named after the environmental disaster that happened in Bhopal, India (gas-leak at the Union Carbide India Ltd pesticide-plant on December 2-3, 1984; exposing 500.000 people to a toxic substance – over 2.000 immediate deaths).

People playing on these recordings (June 1987) were: Vince Marine (vocals/guitar; later Ron Lowe), Larry Damore (vocals/guitar), Steve Saylors (bass) & Dave Schleitwiler (drums). The songs One Track Head and Not Just My Head were also released as a self-titled 7″.


We started off playing covers of bands like ‘The Cure’, Joe Jackson, ‘Blondie’ and other new-wave bands. Once we heard the hardcore bands, we thought that might be a fun and an easy way to get noticed. Larry and I soon became politicized by listening to other bands.

Vince Marine