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The Wrecks (USA) Teenage Jive; tape (1982)

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I Love To Shoplift / Couldn’t Believe It / High School Anthem / Communist Bucks / S.B.S. / Lullaby Of The Womb / Slowboat To Yuba / Punk’s An Attitude / This Land Is Your Land

The tracks were made available on archive.org by Dan of memories-for-tomorrow (blogspot)…

The Wrecks (from Reno, Nevada) were Bessie ‘Wrecks’ Oakley (bass), Jone ‘Jetson’ Stebbins (guitar), Lynn ‘Lust’ Perko/Truell (drums; later ‘The Dicks’, etc.) & Hel(l)en Keller/Johnson (vocals). Their music was dirty, loud and fast punk described as “all-female, proto-riot-grrrl” hardcore. The women were in their teens while in this band. They started in 1980 and did their last show on 82-07-04. Besides this tape here (recorded Jan. ’82; self-released) they also had a track (Punk’s An Attitude) on the Not So Quiet On The Western Front compilation double LP (Alternative Tentacles, ’82).

‘The Wrecks’ photographed by Gary Elam

In a later interview (Reno News & Review, 2015), Bessie states that “one of the defining characteristics of the Reno scene, compared to other punk and hardcore scenes of the 1980s, was its gender inclusiveness”… “When gigs started getting violent, girls stopped going in other cities. In Reno, we never had much violence…during that time. I believe that had to do with the female influence. … It was mutually beneficial. We had this environment that was accepting of us, but I think we also, in a way, were also able to say, ’Hey, your conception of a girl as just as girlfriend or whatever is not necessarily true.’.”

A review in MRR #2 (’82), by Steve Spinali, goes as follows: >>You probably won’t be able to get this garage-punk gem anymore, but suffice it to say this nine-song cassette is both funny and wise – with lots of hardcore thrills mixed in. Even though ‘The Wrecks’ are no longer with us (sigh), songs like Couldn’t Believe It will live on in the annals of punk history. Mark my words.<<

‘The Wrecks’ live (source unknown)

 

The Sikhs Dah-Nies / Naked Nuns (Bel) demo + live (1986)

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demo (86): Bad Natives / Faustian Bargain / Go Climb A Mountain / Going Somewhere / No Words / Runaway Russians / Suicide / The Sensation Of Crime / Too Wild To Be Born

live Dendermonde (86-05-03): Big Brother, We’re Watching You / Devil Is Bad / Faustian Bargain / Going Somewhere / Runaway Russians / Too Wild To Be Born

live Gent (86-06-05): Bad Natives / Go Climb A Mountain / Suicide / The Sensation Of Crime

Re-reading back 80s zines I was reminded of a band I saw a couple of times locally but who got lost in the lesser active cells of my brain…

In the early 80s some friends from the Deinze/Gent area started making music under the name ‘L’Union Fait La Force’ (“unity makes strength”): guitarist Peter, bassist Piet, drummer Eric and singer Ben. They split up in ’84 but re-started in ’86 as ‘The Sikhs Dah-Nies’ (a name referring to pretending to be Danny to mislead the police) with Piet also behind the drum-kit (yes, 2 drummers). They said they were influenced by West-Coast HC bands (e.g. ‘Dead Kennedys’) but also thrash, hardrock & blues. They also liked punk bands such as ‘Sham 69’, ‘Stiff Little Fingers’, ‘Clash’ etc.). I think a good description of thier music would be garage-punk. The lyrics dealt with socio-political subjects: imperialism/colonialism, the illusion of freedom, the hypocrite religious cult, etc.

Brob

The live sets were recorded (through the P.A.) at the Vooruit in Gent [86-06-05; supporting ‘Sonic Youth’] and at the Ack-Ack concert [actually Smurfpunx together with Kurt Boelens] at the Roxy in Dendermonde [86-05-03]. In Dendermonde we were still called ‘Naked Nuns’, later we changed the name to ‘The Sikhs Dah-Nies’ (referring to the 6 band-members but no other special meaning). The demo-recordings (May/June ’86) were made via a mixing-table in our rehearsal-space in Deinze. Both the live tapes and the demo recordings were distributed at gigs.

‘The Sikhs Dah-Nies’ line-up was: Piet Van Oost (drums; R.I.P. 88-01-30), Eric Monsaert (drums), Luc Van Den Heede (guitar), Peter Van Paemel (guitar), Erwin De Waele (bass) & myself (vocals).

As ‘L’Union Fait La Force’ (1981-1983) we played mostly locally (Deinze, Astene, …). ‘The Sikhs Dah-Nies’ took us a bit further: we played De Marbel in Tielt twice, Benefietski Libertadski (for the striking miners, organised by Mario Mathijs) with ‘Sponky Business’, in Gent (@ Kanivoo with ‘Magic Mushrooms’, @ the 17), Watervliet, Oudenaarde, etc. etc.

Ben Standaert

 

‘The Sikhs Dah-Nies’ @ Vooruit, Gent; 86-06-05

Ben Standaert @ Benefietski Libertadski, St-Niklaas; 86-03-15

>>Sentenaarke Moet Blijven<< (various) compilation (1988)

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(side 1): NASA / Wars / Scunge Buckets (‘Septic Saw Blades’) *** Hollow Minds / Path To Decadence (‘Heresy’) *** The Power Of Expression / Multi-Dead World (‘Kazjurol’) *** New Age / I’m No Better (‘Maka-I’) *** Moshquito Attack / Rights Of The Black (‘Violent Mosquitos’)

(side 2): Move Your Ass (‘Burning Ambitions’) *** Allt Eller Inget / Dumheter (‘16 Blåsare Utan Hjärna‘) *** Seeing A Pig / Nobody Is Listening (‘Dawn Of Liberty’) *** Make Every Minute Count / What Seems Right (‘Half Off‘) *** We Fight Back / What’s Up Doc? / White Soldier (‘Hund Als Waffe’) *** Porton Down / The Struggle (‘Man’s Hate’)

This was a benefit compiled by Kurt Boelens (who did Ack Ack tapes & concerts in the second half of the 80s). He was active in the area around Eeklo (East-Flanders, Belgium). Sentenaarke was a youth-centre in Sint-Laureins (where Kurt also invited some punk bands) that was threatened with closure. Sentenaarke Moet Blijven = “Sentenaarke needs to stay”…

16 Blåsare Utan Hjärna (Tranås, Sweden): ‘Löken’ Mikael Karlsson (guitar), Jimmy Karlsson (bass), Frank Bergsten (drums), Magnus Grehn (vocals)

Burning Ambitions (Le Havre, France): Doris Le Mat (bass/vocals), ‘Bouboul’ Dominique Raas (guitar/vocals), Fabrice ‘Moshé’ Bosman / ‘Gooloo’ (drums/vocals)

Dawn Of Liberty (Neerpelt, Belgium): Stefan Joosten (vocals), Tweeva’ Luc Deckers (bass), Danny Vandevelde (guitar), ‘Fritz’ Danny Brebels (guitar), Stijn Persoons (drums)

Half Off (Long Beach, California): Jim Burke (guitar; R.I.P.), Vadim Rubin (drums), Jeff Boetto / John Bruce (bass), Tim / Billy Rubin (vocals)

Heresy (Nottingham, UK): John March (vocals), Kalv(in) Peiper (bass), ‘Steve’ Stephen Charlesworth (drums), Mitch Dickinson / ‘Baz’ Steve Ballam (guitar)

Hund Als Waffe (Veldhoven/Eindhoven, The Netherlands): Roland Molegraaf (guitar), Walter Withagen (vocals), Maarten Van de Ven (drums), Antoine Adams (bass)

Kazjurol (Fagersta, Sweden): Lars ‘Bodde’ Eliasson (drums) Thomas ‘Bäs’ Bergström / Kjelle (vocals), ‘Andy’ Andreas Larsson / Håkan (bass), ‘T-ban’ Tommie Petterson (guitar), Pontus Andersson/Ekwall (guitar)

Maka-I (Enschede, The Netherlands): Rick Kup (vocals), Maarten van Schoorl (bass), Frits van der Lee (drums), Frank Tuunter (guitar)

Man’s Hate (Peterborough, UK): Andi Xport (vocals/guitar; A Man’s Hate Production)

Septic Saw Blades (Whyalla, Oz): Andrew Foley a.k.a. Andy Septic (guitar), ‘Dirty’ Dave Scunge (vocals), ‘Nevus’ Neil Guiver (drums), Flem (bass)

Violent Mosquitos (Aalst, Belgium): Frank ‘Drank’ Parewijck (bass/vocals), Jean-Claude ‘JC’ Roosen (guitar), Moiz’ Jean-Yves Bogaert (drums)

Leberwohlstand (Ger) live (Aalst, Bel, 88-10-23)

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(part 1): (soundcheck; Insane) / Verstehen Sie Spaß? / Conform / Wasted Vinyl / Leberwohlstand / Schizophren / Weißt Du Noch? / Iron Curtain / (new song; no title) / Insane / Vergangenheit

(part 2): Vergangenheit / Tonight / Schreie In Der Nacht / (pause) / Greensleeves (instrumental) / [no space on the tape for Streets Of London]

I got know ‘Leberwohlstand’ (“prosperity of the liver”) (‘L.W.S.’, from Wilhelmshaven, Germany) when they replaced ‘Upset Noise’, supporting ‘Suicidal Tendencies’ in Scherpenheuvel (87-07-06). This is a recording (by Jan ‘Bux’ De Vriendt) of the show they did for Smurfpunx (88-10-23; with ‘No Pigs’, ‘Anti-Toxin’ & ‘Violent Mosquitos’).

The band-members were ‘Jacke’ Carsten Bucher (bass/vocals; later ‘Acid Rain Dance’), ‘Ölz’ Jens Ölze (guitar/vocals), ‘Fuchs’ Stefan Groβe (guitar) and ‘Hipp’ Heiko Sudholz (drums). In the beginning of 1988 they had finished the recording of their LP, entitled Just Confused…, which was released on We Bite recs.

My review of their LP in Tilt! #4: >>Solid hardcore/punkrock-mixture; energetic and powerful. Now and then you hear some reggae-influences. Catchy chorusses and Ölz’ guitar playing tuneful melodies, make this a very good album. When I saw and heard them live in Aalst, I knew they had something but I never thought they were going to bring out an album (specially not on We Bite recs…) because they weren’t giving in to any trend. Keep it up lads! Lyrics wander in the dark side of our existence and deal with (as I see it) powerlessness. Powerless to live one’s own life, to understand everything; powerless againts authorities…<<

Evasive Action (NZe) Looking For A Battlefield; demo (1984)

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tracks:

A Nation Divided / DogFight / Possession / Agony / Slow Death / Militant Takeover / Evasive Action / Humungus (Ayatolla) / Live For Fun 2 / Seconds To Live / High Walls / Friday 27th / Bureaucrat / Live For Fun 1

This tape is from Steven ‘Stel’ R.’s collection. It’s indicated as “studio demo”. It contains the same songs but in an other order. It was probably meant as a promo… The B-side of the tape is a live registration of ‘The Union’ @ the Auckland Uni Café (84-08-04)…

The band, from Christchurch (New Zealand), was Mark ‘Gibby’ Gibson (drums), Erik Van Den Hoven (bass), Eugene Butcher (vocals), Harry Hepworth (guitar).

From Audioculture, The Noisy Library Of New Zealand Music: >>Eugene and Erik wasted little time on ‘Desperate Measures’ demise in early 1983. They quickly formed ‘Evasive Action’ with two former members of ‘Unauthorised’ – bassist Mark on drums and Harry Hepworth, ‘Unauthorised’s singer, playing guitar. […] A Nation Divided, Dogfight, Possession, Agony (Harry on vocals), Slow Death, Militant Takeover, Evasive Action, Humungus (Ayatolla) and Live For Fun 2 were recorded at Nightshift Studio on 9 February 1984 and released along with the July 1983 sessions as Looking For A Battlefield on Failsafe tapes in 1984.<<

Nowadays Eugene lives in London where he has a contemporary version of ‘Desperate Measures’ (his other band) going. He’s also the publisher/editor of Vive Le Rock & some other music-magazines (Big Cheese Publishing Ltd)…

Brob

We remastered this tape and did some nice artwork for it: evasiveaction.bandcamp.com The band went on to become ‘Southern Front‘ and before that they were 2 different bands: ‘Desperate Measures’ and ‘Unauthorised’. Eugene from ‘Desperate Measures’ is actually performing under that name in the UK playing songs from all 4 bands in their set. He’s managing their material. [Eugene agreed to publish this.]

I’m a big fan of blogs on music. Great to see people write about music with passion.

Rob Mayes (Failsafe recs)

Eugene – Harry – Erik – Mark

>>Lorteland<< (various) compilation (1983)

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(side 1):

War / Country & Western / The Last – ‘The Zero Point’ *** Rascisme / Tid (“time”) / Sindssyg (“insane”) – ‘War Of Destruction’ *** Nazi Siat (“nazi pig”) / Disco Paskat ‘”disco shit”) / Kaikki Hyvin? (“everything allright?”) / Sota Poika (“war boy”) / Boston Babies / Vietnam Vuonna 1982 (“vietnam in ’82”) / Sadetanssi!? (“raindance!?”) – ‘Anti Disco League’ *** Fortabt (“lost”) / Du (“you”) / Government Get Away / Magtbegær (“lust for power”) / Køter (“meatproducts”) / Lorteland (“shitty country”) / The Queen Is Mad – ‘Crap’ *** Täystuho (“total destruction”) / Pissaa Ja Paskaa (“pee & shit”) / Mulla On Liian Lyhyt Sänky (“my bed is too short”) / Mä Haluan Rahaa (“I want cash”) / Onnellisia Kytkentöja (“happy coupling”) – ‘Terveet Kädet’ *** Copenhagen Hauptbahnhof (“Copenhagen central station”) – ‘Klar Pest’ *** Psykoanalysen (“psychoanalysis”) / Stille Først (“quiet at first”) / I Krig (“at war”) / Sig Nej Til Atomkraft! (“say no to nuclear power”) – ‘Disaster’ *** Apathy – ‘Camouflage’ *** Punished & Humbled (‘Freshly Riots’)

(side 2):

Politiker Vold (“political violence”) / Elektrochoc / Dead Cop / Nægt (“refused”) – ‘Spild Af Tid’ *** 317 Nitter (“317″ rivets”) / Gift (“poison”) / Vold (“violence”) / Guds Børn (“children of god”) / Enola Gay / Blodrus (blood intoxication”) / Bud Bad – ‘Enola Gay’ *** Dio Salvi Il Vaticano (“god save the vatican“) / La Vostra Violenza (“your violence”) / Giustizia (“justice”) / Polizia – ‘Impact’ *** Allucinazione Metropolitana (“metropolitan hallucination“) / Ricambio Umano (“human replacement”) / Rabbia E Disperazione (“anger and despair“) / Occupazione (“occupation”) / PunkAminazione (zine) – ‘5° Braccio’ *** No Al Sistema (“no to the system”) / Nessuna Ragione (“no reason”) / Nessuna Giustizia (“no justice”) / Crea Veleno (“produce poison”) / Polvere Fastidiosa (“annoying dust”) / Detesta (“hate”) / Sentimento Altruista (“altruistic sentiment”) – ‘Indigesti’ *** I Hate The New Romantics / Urolige Tider (“troubled times”) / Slütters Kabinet (“?”) – ‘Diarrè’ *** Et Andet Nummer (“another song”) – ‘Freshly Riots’

[Apparently some of the tracks listed on the insert didn’t make it to side 2…]

This tape (a donation by Steven ‘Stel’ R.) is the very first that Anderz Nielsen compiled. Lorteland is Danish for “shitty country”. He did it in 1983 under the name Boston Tea Party tapes, together with his band-mate Brian Hansen (both living in Albertslund, Denmark). At the time Anderz was playing in ‘Enola Gay’ and did a zine entitled Alles Krig Mod Alle. Later he moved to Kopenhagen, expanded B.T.P. to a distribution, organised shows (at the local punk venue Ungdomshuset) & tours, and played in HC/punk bands such as ‘Misanthropic Charity’ & ‘President Fetch’.

Brob

How did I gett B.T.P. started? The whole idea about doing a compilation-tape already formed late 1981 when I was living in Jutland [the peninsula part of Denmark] and the only chance to get to music that I liked was to write to bands I read about in fanzines. Some bands sent me their demo – great demos that I thought others also should have a chance to hear – so I started contacting even more bands asking them if they had a few songs I could use. In 1982 I moved to Albertslund (Zealand [largest island of Denmark]) and together with my good friend Brian (‘Bad Brain’) we started The Boston Tea Party Tapes and released the Lorteland compilation. The first edition was 150 copies (minus the 15 tapes that we gave to the bands involved). Later on I kinda lost track of how many copies we did but it’s only the first 150 tapes that got the black & red cover. Why did we choose those particular bands? Because we liked them and they wanted to get involved. The idea was to get less know bands/music from around the world out to more people. The name of the tape refers to the way the Danish government was handling the housing-situation (especially in Copenhagen) and youth in general. The picture on the cover shows the demolition of a squat/venue called Allotria [evicted in January 1983], a very important venue in the early squat/punk-scene in Denmark.

Anderz Nielsen

 

5° Braccio (“5th arm”) (Torino, Ita): Orlando/Filippo (bass),  Mara Caberlin (vocals; also ‘Contrazione’), Paola/Orlando Furioso (drums), Roberto ‘Tax’ Farano (guitar; also ‘Declino’ & ‘Negazione’), Sergio Tosato (vocals; also ‘Contrazione’ & ‘Panico’)

Anti Disco League (Salo, Fin): Jouni Niemi (bass), AF/Affe Vajanto (drums), O-P Salo (guitar) [started out as a 4-piece, later became a 2-piece without a bassist]

Camouflage (Århus, Den): Anne (drums), Dennis (guitar), Key (vocals), Gladys (bass) [Anderz: with members from bands such as ‘Zero Point’, ‘Le Cra.p’ & ‘War Of Destruction’]

Crap (Århus, Den): ‘Daller’ (vocals), ‘Donny’ Dan Sørensen (guitar), Enrico Andreis (drums), Jan ‘Key’ Hansen (bass)

Diarrè (“diarrhea”) (Albertslund, Den): Charlotte Bagge (vocals), Carsten West (drums), Henrik ‘IB’ Jørgensen (guitar), ‘Phüs’ Peter Waldorph (bass)

Disaster (?, Den): ? [Anderz: my first band, while still living in Jytland]

Enola Gay (Albertslund, Den): Anderz Nielsen (guitar), Brian ‘Bad Brain’ Hansen (bass), Jesper ‘Liselotte’ Jørgensen (vocals), Claus Jyderup (drums)

Freshly Riots (Aars, Den): ‘Ghetto Mike’ Hammer (bass), ‘Tjalfe Hørenbach’ Jørn Iversen (guitar), ‘Mr Volt’ Christian Frank Pedersen (drums), ‘Bo Weany Nightinghal’ Bo Led Andersen (vocals), ‘P.G. Stink’ Michael Touborg Andersen (keyboards)

Impact (Ferrara, Ita): Diego Fabbri (bass; taking over from ‘Bistek’), Alberto ‘Gigo’ Gigante (drums), ‘Janz’ Stefano Ragazzi (guitar), ‘Bistek’ Massimo Ragazzi (vocals; replacing Andrea ‘Infa’).

Indigesti (Vercelli, Ita): Rudy Medea (vocals), Enrico Giordano (guitar), Silvio Bernelli (bass), Massimo Corradino/Massimino Ferrusi (drums)

Klar Pest (“plain plague”) (Albertslund, Den): Carsten West () [Anderz: with members of ‘Kalashnikow’]

Spild Af Tid (“waste of time”) (Den): Lars Hedegaard Jørgensen (guitar), Mads Thøger Veddinge (vocals), Peter Frøby (drums), Tom Gruschy Knudsen (bass)

Terveet Kädet (“healthy hands”) (Tornio, Fin): Veli-Matti ‘Läjä’ Äijälä (vocals), Timo Viik (guitar), ‘Piäsky’ Markus Saarenpää (bass), ‘Peedro’ Petri Rankka (drums)

The Zero Point (Århus, Den): Lars ‘Louis’ Kristensen (drums; later Dennis Jensen), Thomas Maintz (guitar; later Steen Thomsen), Henrik Lund (bass), Steen Thomsen (vocals)

War Of Destruction (Århus, Den): ‘Donny’ Dan Sørensen (guitar), Hans Simonsen (vocals), Jan ‘Key’ Hansen (bass), Steen Thomsen (drums)

 

Smoldering Remains (USA) I Stepped Off The Curb And Got Hit By A Bus!; tape (1989)

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(part 1): I Stepped Off The Curb … / Blah / The Pigeon Strut / Speck / Spooge / U Make Me Wanna Puke / Black Twinkie

(part 2): Smoldering Remains / Fat Albert / Fiend / Burgertime / Dawg /  Unnamed Mosh Song / Grandma’s Got A Tattoo

From the collection of Steven ‘Stel’ R.

I reckon this was the first band of Ty Smith (later ‘Resist’, etc.; R.I.P.). Early on ‘Smoldering Remains’ was a HC/punk trio from Peoria (Illinois). Besides Ty (here nicknamed ‘Nimrod), the other members were Matt ‘Peglor’ Ziegler (guitar/vocals), Marty Gray (bass/guitar) & Jason Pellegrino (bass) – The latter wasn’t on the tape.

Laurent Seiter (on his webiste churchofzer) mentions ‘Stikky’ and early ‘Adrenalin O.D.’ as references, though “slighlty more chaotic and rougher”.

Brob

We were a 3-piece with me on guitar and vocals. Marty Gray on bass and Ty on drums. We added Jason on bass at the end Marty moved to guitar and I did vocals then.

Here’s a video of the band as a quartet: live @ Itoo Hall, Peoria, Il (89-08-04).

Matt Ziegler

I came when Marty moved to guitar so Matt Ziegler could just “sing” (LOL)… Ty Smith’s first band was actually with me in ‘Armageddon’, we then changed our name to ‘Leviathan’, and Ty was our original drummer. ‘Smoldering Remains’ came after.

Jason Pellegrino

Die Ketzer (Ger) Gemeinsam Vom Glauben Gesungen; tape (1984)

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(A): Pogo auf dem Scheiterhaufen (“pogo on the pyre”) / Leben? (“live”) / 1989 / Die Henker (“the executioners”) / Todesmarsch (“death march”)

(B): Th. K. zieht die Schuhe aus (“Th. K. takes his shoes off”) / Haarausfall (“hairloss”) / Rebell / Im Namen Gottes (“in the name of god”) / Punk Aus Dem Baukasten (“punk from a construction-kit”)

This one was in a box of tapes that my mate ‘Mokka’ (Geert Mokwinksi) borrowed…

Die Ketzer (“the heretics”) were from Darmstadt and surroundings. The www mentions they were known for their D.I.Y. ethics. The guys playing in the band were Stefan Rohmig (guitar), ‘Streusel’ (vocals), Erol Diken (drums) & Sylvie (bass).

The title of the tape can be translated as “singing together about faith”…

Brob

‘Die Ketzer’ were formed by Erol Diken (drummer) and myself, Stefan Rohmig (guitar/vocals) in, I guess, 1981. We were about 16 years old and didn’t have any previous musical experience but we believed in that old punk credo, that everyone should get involved, play in a band, organise gigs, do a fanzine – so that’s what we did. All of us, and with a righteous fervour. We ‘progressed’ from the early stages of drumming on biscuit-tins and one amp for guitar & vocals in Erol’s bedroom in his parent’s flat, to actually rehearsing in a friend’s cellar and adding bass-player Sylvie and singer ‘Streusel’. The recordings were made with boombox tape-recorder, we played three or four gigs in the ca. two years we existed. We were D.I.Y. to the extreme, because we didn’t know there was any other way…

After ‘Die Ketzer’ Erol did a fanzine with the same name and formed the band ‘Stromberg Polka’. Sylvie edited the fanzine Unsere Leichen Leben Noch [“our corpses are still alive] and joined the Frankfurter band ‘Vølxfrønt’. Together with Thomas Koch I did the fanzine A.D.S.W. (“agony of schizophrenic madness” in German) and also joined ‘Vølxfrønt’. Later I played bass for ‘Glamour Ghouls’ and formed some more bands (the latest being ‘Barstool Kings’, which have been going for more than 20 years).

Stefan Rohmig

C.P.D. (Bel) live (Aalst, Bel, 87-03-15)

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Tracks:

(intro) / Vlaanderen Ondersteboven (“Flanders upside down”) / Sluipluis (“creepy louse”, about fascists) / (It’s) All In The Family / Paulus De Boskabouter (character from a children’s TV-programme) / Little Ronnie / Fashion Punx / U.S.A. (Indoctrination) / Time Is Running Short / 7 Punx (melody of a flemish classic) / Metal Maniac(s) Suicide / No Politicians / Eten (“food”) / Padvinders Pogo (“(boy)scouts pogo”) / Bobby Freaks / Skateboard Malfunctions

There’s a post with the recordings of ‘C.P.D.’s set in Bredene (88-04-03). These here are from their third Smurfpunx-show about a year earlier (87-03-15) – recorded by (?) and donated by Filip Staes. The other bands that played that night were ‘Cólera’ (Brazil), and the Belgian bands ‘No Numbers’, ‘Anguish’ & ‘Hate Crew’.

In April ‘84 Jaak De Cock (drums) and Bart Van Praet (guitar) started ‘UxSxAx’ (‘Unidentified Shit Army’). Bassists and singer came and went. Hugo Van Speybroeck joined them in Jan. ’85 to play bass & do vocals (e.g. their first Smurfpunx gig 85-12-21); though at ‘C.P.D.’s very first concert (I believe) – 85-03-16 @ ‘De Waag’ in Antwerp) – Geert Cappaert was doing vocals. Vocalist Rudy Hoeykens (also in ‘Opa In Levende Lijve’, a band from Leuven) started singing for them around Aug. ’86… Paolo Craet played bass somewhere in ’88. The acronym stands for ‘Complete Political Disorder’ or ‘Corrupt Police Department’. Read more in the earlier post…

Brob

We were punks allright! We were against éverything; Flanders, slaughterhouses, Ronny [Ronald Reagan], fashion-punks, American influences, politicians, boyscouts (still detest them), cops (ACAB!)…

I think I was singing but apparently someone else is roaring along to certain songs (a fan?)… I don’t recognise Rudy’s singing…

Hugo Van Speybroeck

I believe the band here was Hugo on bass, Jaak drumming, Hoeykens singing (I think it’s him; Hugo’s vocals were more shouted…) and myself playing guitar. It probably was a concert before Jaak & Rudy took off to Scandinavia. [87-12-27 ‘Disorder’ played in Antwerp with Jaak on drums; after that they travelled to Oslo, where the band was residing]. In ’88 ‘C.P.D.’ consisted of Pol [Paolo Craet] (bass), Hugo (vocals), Jaak [returned from Norway] (drums) & Bart (guitar).

Bart Van Praet

I recognise the titles of the songs but that’s it… I believe I did write the lyrics, at least some… The intro ends with a short bit of Türkish HC [another one of their songs]…

It was in April ’87 that I went to Norway (with a.o. Rudy); after a couple of months I returned and we did this show in Aalst: a band had canceled [‘Challenger Crew’] and we replaced them. So this one here was with Rudy.

Jaak De Cock

At that time I was still in Belgium so I guess I was at this gig in Aalst.

Rudy Hoeykens

pics from Nieuwe Koekrand #78

‘C.P.D.’ (@ Shrink, Leuven; 86-11-29) photographed by ‘Phantom’ Jean Ducat (Charleroi Slam Crew)

‘C.P.D.’ (@ 1000 Appeltjes, Antwerp; 87-03-01); pic courtesy Bart Van Praet

Godcorp. (Can) Back To Godhead; tape (1987)

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(A): Man With Porridge Function / Untitled / Broken Mind / Priests Of Profit / Killing Death & Mutilation

(B): Mask / Case Study / Trial By Fire / Serve & Protect / Howl

Another tape from the collection of Steven ‘Stel’ R.

This band (from Toronto, Ontario) played fast melodic hardcore punk. The line-up was ‘Tony’ Meaney (vocals), Tom (guitar), Rich (guitar), Steve (bass) & Dave (drums). Besides this tape, they appeared also on a couple of compilation-tapes (Well Hung Monks & Ontario: Yours To Discover!).

Brob

review in Metallised #8

They were a hardcore band made up of kids from the Maritimes [Maritime provinces, a region of Eastern Canada], mostly members of ‘Schizoid’ (who I believe were from St John’s [capital of the Canadian province Newfoundland & Labrador]). Singer Tony Meaney sang in a band called ‘Public Enemy’ (which released a cassette). They were also from St. John’s. Tony used to do a zine too, possibly using the same name (Public Enemy). I think they pre-dated the more well-known rap-band with the same name…

I did an interview with Tony (link). Here’s a very brief summary: Tony is from the remote village St. Marys, Newfoundland. ‘Schizoid’ was originally named ‘Public Enemy’. Tony moves to Toronto in October ’85 where lives at a punk-house called Happy House. ‘Schizoid’ forms and releases an EP called Beer Thief. Tony goes back to NF for a visit and when he returns there’s a guy in the basement named Tom (from New Brunswick [Canadian province]) who has a band called ‘Godcorp.’ and they’re looking for a singer. Tony joins. The band was already gigging before that. Rich P. and Steve McDonald [R.I.P.] were from Toronto. Dave Gonzales (also from Toronto) was the drummer; his dad was a Chilean political prisoner living in exile in Cuba. His older sister, Paula, was also in a band (‘Chicken Milk’) playing bass. Dave went on to play in a local HC band called ‘Dirty Bird’. There is a lot more information about influences in the interview.

I seem to remember the band being compared to ‘Negative FX’ in a review that appeared in MRR…

Stephe Perry (Equalizing Distort)

‘GodCorp.’ was my first band. I was 17 in 1987 (when this tape was released). Steve, Tom, Rich and myself rolled as a crew long before the band was even formed. We met Tony through mutual friends. Once Tony left the band, another mutual friend (Rob) stepped in as a vocalist for a short while. We would all jam in my parent’s basement (thank you for your incredible patience) and eventually we would rent rehearsal-time at Exit Studios (Queen & Ossington). We shared the room with legendary Toronto veterans ‘Sudden Impact’. These were some of my favourite times of my life. ‘GodCorp.’ paved the way for my fountain of youth. I call it that because I’ve always thought that music, arts and specially the punk-scene, keeps you young and immature hahaha! I was blessed to have such a good set of solid friends at that time.

‘GodCorp.’ played many local shows in Toronto and surrounding area and even went to Buffalo (NY) to open up for Canadian legends ‘S.N.F.U.’. Tom played guitar with a cast on his arm (a skateboarding accident) at that show. Eventually the band split up (was together only a few years) and people moved along/away. The only band-mate that I have seen recently and keep in touch with is Tom Russell (lead guitar). Rich Pokonzie did rhythm guitar, Steve McConnell bass (RIP 1988❤), Tony Meaney was the original vocalist (and on the cassette). Rob Breadner sang briefly after Tony left the band.

Most of the music was written by Tom but Steve wrote Untitled and Rich wrote Broken Mind. Tom & Rich co-wrote Case Study. Steve wrote the lyrics for Untitled, Killing Death And Mutulation, and Mask. Rich wrote lyrics on Broken Mind. Rich, Tom, and Steve did back-ups on various songs. Cover artwork was done by Jamie (I think Berg was his last name but not 100% on that).

Dave Gonzales

Godcorp. live 1987; pics by Stephe Perry