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D.D.I. (Ita) Pazzi Da Asporto; advance-tape (1996)

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Tracks:

Intro / Sbanca La Banca [Break The Bank] / Coppia Felice [Happy Couple] / Fuck The Police / Nato Per Essere… [Born To Become…] / Due Parole [Two Words] / Chirac [French politician] / Aspirina [Aspirin] / Chitarrista Dilettante [Amateur Guitarist] / Sei Fortunato [You’re lucky] / Annabelva [Anna-beast]

‘Degenerazione D’Incubo’ (“nightmare degeneration”) from Pavia were a happy-go-lucky bunch but also a wonderful anarcho-collective/ political HC band who (live) highlighted their lyrics and ideas with ironic/ tongue-in-cheek but smart little theatre/cabaret-pieces; almost comedia dell’arte… They promoted D.I.Y. and cooperation: their 10” Pazzi Da Asporto (“removal of the lunatics”) – of which this tape was an advance – was co-released (’96) by a few European D.I.Y. labels: Pawel’s Scream recs (Poland), Bob & Seth ‘Active Minds’ Loony Tunes recs (UK), Sned’s Flat Earth recs (UK), Jon Elliott’s Active distribution (UK), Nikt Nic Nie Wie (Pol), Maloka (Fra), etc. These all chipped in to support the release. Even my Tilt! mailorder/distribution provided some funding… The original cover was a screen-printed envelope and contained a 32-page booklet.

I also distributed their material and set up a few shows for them. There’s a report (with photos) of 2 at the Vort’n Vis (95-09-1696-09-20) and I did an interview in Tilt! #9 with them…

The band consisted of Dario Quatrini (guitar), ‘Gallo’ Alessandro Garlaschelli (guitar), Gianpiero ‘Mila’ Milani (vocals), Gio(vanni) Lazzaroni (drums) and Edo(ardo) Puglisi (bass) & Daniele ‘Lele’ Malabarba (bass). ‘Mila’ (later Agipunk), Irith Davidson, Piero Majocchi & Luca Musso ran AZ (Astro Zombies) Autoproduzioni (distro and label). Later Edo left later because of civil service and Lenin Montes De Oca of ‘Los Crudos’ joined. The recordings of their 10” Pazzi Da Asporto (finished spring ’96) feautured Edo, Lele, Gio, Mila, Dario & Gallo. Great political fast HC with a playful twist! Extremely inspiring and super-energetic!

My review of their self-produced 7” Fanculo I Suoni Puliti (“fuck clean sounds“) (’94) in Tilt! #8 goes as follows: >>Extremely energizing, straightforward melodic HC. Political/DIY.<<; and the 10” in Tilt! #9: >>This sextet is one of the most playful bunches I’ve ever met. Their music reflects that: extremely inspiring and super-energetic, fast but melodic HC with surprising and witty hooks’n’breaks. The words talk about serious subjects (sexism, the money-system, ecology, animal-rights, etc.), yet are written with a humourous touch. A band that could move the masses to start a revolution…smilingly! D.D.I. = D.I.Y. without compromises.<<

Patty Cracolici was the singer of ‘D.D.I.’ on their last album (split with ‘Stalker’, 1998), together with Dimitri (guitar), Carlo (guitar) & Gigi (bass); and some of the original members… In 2007, a few of the band did a book (Make Music Not Money) about the D.I.Y. HC/punk-scene in Pavia and Italy, and D.D.I. reformed without Mila to do a a tour (8 gigs). The following years they organised punk gigs in Pavia. In 2015 Piero, Gio, Lelo & Edo started a new band called ‘Malabrocca’ (named after the cyclist Luigi Malabrocca).

>>Peace, Unity, Love And Having Fun In Belgium!!!<< (various) compilation (1988)

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“18 bands, 52 times live” in Belgium; recorded by Jan ‘Bux’ De Vriendt (who used to register many a Belgian gig back in the 80s). More extensive recordings elsewhere on these pages…

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Spermbirds (Kaiserslautern, Ger): Lee Hollis (vocals), ‘Beppo’ Matthias Götte (drums), Frank Rahm (guitar), Joe Strübe (bass) – 87-11-01, Scherpenheuvel

Ear Damage (Leuven, Bel): Marc Verbeeck (bass/vocals), Dirk Ceustermans (guitar/vocals), Robin ‘Bie’ Puttemans (drums) – 87-11-07, Wakken

Attitude (San Francisco, Cal): Andy Andersen (vocals), Rick Strahl (bass), Chris Scaparro (guitar), Joey Devlin (drums) – 87-11-15, Scherpenheuvel

Disgorge (De Panne, Bel): Jean-Luc Beyen (guitar/vocals), Tommy (drums), Billy (bass) – 87-11-07, Wakken

Ripcord (Weston-super-Mare, UK): John Millier (drums), Steve ‘Baz’ Ballam (guitar), Brian ‘Buzby’ Birchell (vocals), Steve Hazzard/ Jim Whiteley (bass) – 87-06-27, Aalst & 88-01-30, Aalst

Brain Dead (Tielt/Eeklo, Bel): Bart ‘Stinky’ Vanseveren (drums) Koen ‘Scampie’ Vercampt (guitar), Bart ‘Bassie’ Van Haele (bass), ‘Skelle’ Koen Allaert (vocals) – 87-11-07, Wakken

Lethal Gospel (San Francisco, Cal): Mattx Bergren (guitar/vocals), Dan Seelig (drums), Fred LaRose (bass) @ 87-10-11, Aalst

Dona Nobis Pacem (Antwerp, Bel): Manfred ‘Munpie’ Vinck (guitar/vocals), Dirk Wouters (bass), Gerrit (guitar), Alex (drums) – 87-11-07, Wakken

Hate Crew (Laarne/Wetteren, Bel): Kris Fiers (vocals), Guy Temmerman (bass), Philippe ‘Mone’ Crombeen (drums), Guido Duytschaever (guitar), Bruno ‘Duco’ (guitar) – 87-11-21, Wakken

Creep Insanity (Eeklo, Bel): Bart ‘Bassie’ Van Haele (bass), Peter ‘Rabbit’ Ginneberge (drums), Peter ‘Trash’ De Zutter (guitar/vocals) – 87-10-25, Scherpenheuvel

Capital Scum (Scherpenheuvel, Bel): ‘Pies’ Peter Laermans/ ‘Vark’ Filip Pauwels (vocals), ‘Larrie’ Paul Laermans (guitar), Jurgen Surinx (bass) & ‘Sox’ Filip Mulders (drums) – 87-11-21, Wakken

Cry Of Terror (Winterswijk, The Netherlands): Pierre/Peter ter Bogt (drums), Wouter Maarse (guitar), Walter Raben (bass), Hans Aalbers (vocals) – 88-01-30, Aalst

Napalm Death (Birmingham/Coventry, UK): Mick Harris (drums), Lee Dorrian (vocals), Bill Steer (guitar), Jim Whiteley (bass) – 87-11-07, Wakken

Capitol Punishment (Fresno, Cal): Ralph Lotspeich (vocals), Dale Stewart (guitar), Joceylin Fedrau (bass), Mike Branum (drums) – 87-10-25, Scherpenheuvel

So Much Hate (Oslo, Nor): Børre Løvik (guitar), Finn-Erik Tangen (drums), Per-Arne Haugen (bass), Gunnar Nuven (vocals) – 87-11-01, Scherpenheuvel

Heibel (Diepenbeek, Bel): Erwin Reynders (bass), Jo Reynders (drums), Pé Reynders (guitar), Steven Luts (guitar), Peter Daniels (vocals) – 87-10-25, Scherpenheuvel

Heresy (Nottingham, UK): John March (vocals), Steve ‘Baz’ Ballam (guitar), Kalv(in) Piper (bass), Steve Charlesworth (drums) – 88-01-30, Aalst

Emils (Hamburg, Ger): Ilhami ‘Ille’ Dolma (vocals), Sven Carstens (bass), Carsten Zisowsky (drums), Oliver ‘Olli’ Makris (guitar/vocals) – 87-11-15, Scherpenheuvel

Disgrace (Hol) For Humanity; tape (1989)

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Tracks:

Seven Great Ways To Fly From A Sky-scraper Standing In The Middle Of Sybrandaburen / So Much Hate / You Went Smiling To Your Death / Home Sweet Home (live) / Teatime / Feel Insecure / The River (live) / Sickman / Drunk Driver / Gloating / Never Ending Bullshit

A thrash band from Leeuwarden (Friesland) with René van der Zee (guitar), Gerhard Derksen (bass), Gert-Jan Zwagerman (vocals) & Koos van der Velde (drums; later Bertus de Blauw & Jelle Buma). If I remember well I met them at/helped with a few Belgian shows (89-04-29 Bissegem, 90-01-13 Dendermonde, 91-05-05 Eernegem)…

Review in Tilt!  #5: >>Older stuff with their first drummer. Superfast HC with enough versatility to keep your attention goin’. Sarcastic lyrics. Very good indeed.<< Later that same year the 7″ Yo! Satan was recorded: >>Great, superfast (no grind) but untraditional HC with surprising ornaments. Intelligent (anti-racist/-fascist) lyrics. Quite different from their demo.<<

Unhinged (Bel) 2nd demo (1995)

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Tracks: Out / Reality / Misère (Misery) / So It Goes / Violence

After the 1st demo of my Liège friends there was this second one that was recorded April 1995: Nabate’s Manu (vocals) & Alain (guitar), plus ‘Hiatus’ Willy Nollomont (bass) & Azill Kamizol (drums). Their friend Mireille was doing extra vocals. The songs from this tape were also on ‘Unhinged’s first album Wind Our Freedom In Fire.

Again fierceful throat-cutting/gut-stabbing “crust-emo”… From my review of the LP in Tilt! #9: >>This gives me goose-bumps! Can’t get enough of this band! What power, what torment! When I see & hear them live, I always get the the feeling like a piece of barbed wire is strung around my heart, and all the pain and misery is being squeezed out. Then I see Alain smilingly strangle his guitar and think of all the good times of the past… Manic and so energetic, one can’t but get wild; a bone-chilling sound that sets all sorts of emotions free. The thumping bass and pounding drums enhance this by making your bowels feel as if they gonna burqt out of your belly. Heart-felt, desperate and furious screams… The insert tells us there’s (French & English) lyrics about mental institutions, apathy, desperation, society’s violence, etc. This stuff is of vital importance to me.<<

Beginning of 1996 Manu left ‘Unhinged’ because singing made her throat worse and worse. She was replaced by Nat(halie) Linotte, who sang on the second LP (Crime And Punishment). In spring 1998 Nat, Alain & Wills toured the US with Ben (ex ‘Hiatus’) replacing (also on the LP) Azill on drums. On tour in Spain (Oct ’98) Wills was replaced by Tomoy (‘Scraps’). After the turn of the century Manu & Wills resurfaced in ‘Twisted System’… Alain played in the rock-band ‘Two-Star Hotel’ (with Ben) and is/was active in a few non-profit organisations (Jonruelle, Casa Nicaragua, La Zone).

‘Unhinged’ Alain+Manu (Ras L’Bol #6)