[intro (in Dutch) on animal-rights activism] * Suicidal Driving / Fascist Skins (‘Repulsives’) * Fifty Bucks / Big Brother (‘Depression’) * Blue / Finger In A Throat (‘The Grabbits’) * Seeing Better Now / Big Depression (‘Jaywalker’) * All The Faceless People / The Desert (‘The Gentry’)
[De Russische Bewolking; slip of the tongue by a (Dutch) newsreader] * Seeing A Pig / Money (‘Dawn Of Liberty’) *Apathy / Symptom (‘Political Aslylum’) * Run For It / Fit In (‘The Vernon Walters’) * Cowboy Song (‘Deadly Serious’) * Blind Eye (‘Instigators’) * You See Me A Boy, Don’t Think Me A Toy (‘Kaptain Donximan & Inie Irie’) * The Hanging Party / The Deed Is Done (‘Yahoo’)
Compiled by ‘Stany’ (from Bree): Peter Bergmans a.k.a. ‘Pete Borrelnootje’ a.k.a. ‘Stany Blitzmobiel’ was the nephew of ‘Swat’ Steven Schepers (Zelfkrant zine & tapes). He wrote columns (as ‘Gyzmo’) for the zine and also did vocals/drums for the band ‘Emotional Blackmail (later renamed ‘Struggle For Peace’).
Dawn Of Liberty (Neerpelt, Bel): Stefan Joosten (vocals), Stijn Persoons (drums), Luc ‘2Va’ Deckers (bass), Danny ‘Frits’ Brebels (guitar), Danny Vandevelde (guitar)
Deadly Serious (Helchteren, Bel): ‘Veld’ Edwin Vande Velde a.k.a. ‘The Big Blaster’ (drums), ‘Swat’ a.k.a. The Mighty PhD’ (vocals/guitar)
Depression (Melbourne, Oz): ‘Liddy’ (bass), ‘Smeer’ Stephen Lazaros (guitar/vocals; also ‘Gash’ drummer), ‘Dakka’ (drums); earlier ‘Spike’ Errol Akyalcin was the singer
Instigators (Huddersfield, UK): Andy ‘Tez’ Turner (vocals), Somon Mooney (guitar), Steve Curran (drums), Andrew Turnbull (bass)
Jaywalker (Zürich, Swi): ‘Dee Dee’ Dietmar Gallhammer (guitar/vocals), Dominique Mollet (drums), Urs Schwaller (bass), Joke Lanz (vocals/bass; only mentioned on the first tape)
Kaptain Donximan (Aarschot, Bel) & Inie Irie: Erik Vermeulen & Michel Verhoeven [first Belgian soundcrew]
Political Asylum (Stirling, UK): Ramsey Kanaan (vocals), Stephen Brown/Steve Dewar (guitar), Ewan Hunt (bass; R.I.P.), Keith Burns (drums)
Repulsives (Tielt, Bel): Bart ‘Stinky Vanseveren (vocals/guitar; R.I.P.), Brob Tilt (guitar), Dirk Pattyn (drums), ‘Disorder’ Stefaan Dedeurwaerder/Joeri Arteel (bass)
The Gentry (Wormer, Ned): Andre Berkhout (drums), Hans Postel (vocals), Laurens Vredevoort (guitar), Louis Nagtegaal (bass)
The Grabbits (Hoorn, Ned): Marike Groot (vocals; later ‘The Gathering’), Wieger Janse (guitar), Tet(je) Groot (bass), Rob(by) Pater (drums)
The Vernon Walters (Hoorn, Ned): Hans Engel (vocals/guitar; R.I.P.), Joost Warnik (bass), Niels de Wit (guitar), Danny Schouten (drums) – Dim van der Waal: guitar (on first EP only)
Yahoo (Hoorn, Ned): Ahri Tuinman (vocals), Nico van Schagen (guitar; earlier Niels de Wit), Robert Jan ‘R.J.’ van der Woud (bass), Martijn Klaver (drums)
The two songs of the Repulsives on this tape come from the master-tape that should’ve been used for the split-LP [with the Brazilian band ‘Cólera’]. As everyone knows by now, the gentlemen of the ‘Repulsives’ have starved to death or…no, they hung up their guitars because of some disagreements. Brob told us that ‘Stinky’ has since joined a crossover (or should I say a kots [barf] -over) band. These are called ‘Brain Dead’ and that says it all… Nevertheless, I think these two songs here are very strong.
The music that Depression produces is, according to them, a crossover between hardcore-punk and metal. They prefer to call it metal-punk (which has nothing to do with cross-kots-over). And no they’re not ‘brain-dead’: they say the lyrics are very important. Fifty Bucks deals with hard-drug addiction. It’s about the fact that you always have to struggle to get those ‘fifty bucks’, and then inject them in your arm, while that money could be used for much better things. Big Brother tells about how important freedom is. Definitely worth it.
This is music that blows my fuses! That singer is certainly a plus. Her voice is truly enchanting. I’d never heard of them until ‘Yahoo’ sent me a tape and asked if I had some extra space and if I wanted to use to for ‘The Grabbits’. Didn’t doubt for a moment. They also have an EP [Aliens; out on Let’s Make Our Own recs (the label of ‘Vernon Walters’ frontman Hans Engel)] out now; a must-buy…
These songs were sent to ‘Swat’; who thought they deserved a place on this cassette. Well, I also kinda like it. Judging from their interview, this is indeed ‘noise with brains’. According to the band their music is more energetic more.
They also appeared on the Zelfkrant compilation last year. Those songs came from their first LP and now that they put together a new record [Solitary; 1986], I thought: why not include two live songs from ‘The Gentry’? Oh yeah, just let me mention that All The Faceless People is indeed also on the first LP [Fragments Of Truth; 1984]…!
This cassette here contains two songs of an earlier live-tape; nowadays their music is a bit topped with a metal-sauce thanks to the acquisition of second guitarist Danny. Due to a combination of circumstances I was forced to take these somewhat older songs, but don’t worry: these are very strong both musically and lyrically. Regarding vinyl: the gentlemen take part in a compilation-LP [A Vile Peace; 1987] that was released on the English Peaceville label. I also thought they were working on an EP [In Honour And Defense Of Mother Earth. To Hurt Her Is To Hurt Us; 1989] or an LP…
These tartan-kilted dancers are well known in the world of compilation-tapes. Because they produce beautiful music with brains, I thought they should be on this tape too. They have some very good tapes that you can order from Ramsey for 1 pound. Their LP [Someday; 1987] is also out. Also a thumbs-up for the traditional, very good recording-quality.
THE VERNON WALTERS
I hope I don’t have to convince you that some great music is being made in Hoorn. I think the foundation of all that is certainly the – much to my regret – recently split-up ‘Indirekt’. ‘The Vernon Walters’ aare also a band like that. It’s difficult to pigeonhole their music; it varies from late seventies punk to… All bolstered with personal flavours and fantasies. The music is completed with ‘biters’ of lyrics.
Here they come then, the ‘rapcore’ god(s) from the of peace and flower smelling city of Helchteren! Rap-rapping-rappest is covered in ripping metal-punk-hardcore-phlegm-spitting guitars (shit now I also begin using those strong words). Well, I guess you’ll know of them. And, by the way, that studio of 500.000 BeF…? ‘Swat’, you shouldn’t exaggerate eh!!!
The tape was a benefit for the Dartmoor Badgers Protection League: