89-04-16 (Beukenhof) No Means No – Seein’Red – The Plot

Filed under: Beukenhof, Eeklo — Tags: , , , , , — smurfpunx @ 09:13

Around 150 people found their way to this youth-centre in Eeklo (about 50 km from Aalst). A very decent place, suggested to us by Rabbit (one of Smurfpunx’ freelancers) and his bro Ratte (who were living there); since Netwerk was not availabale (again). A very cozy, intimate (“ghezelligh”) afternoon with all those Hollanders (Amsterdammers ‘The Plot’, our buddies in and around ‘Seein’Red’ and Ingrid of Konkurrent, who organised the Canadians’ tour).

‘No Means No’ – John Wright (drums, backing-vocals), Rob Wright (bass, backing-vocals) & Andy Kerr (guitar, lead-vocals) – played their first Belgian show here (not a lot of people knew them then); they were brilliant. The crowd was enthousiastically shouting and clapping their hands.

89-04-16-no-means-no-beukenhof-eeklo-by-martin-vt‘No Means No’; photo courtesy of Martin Van Tomme

When ‘Lärm’ seized to exist, my pals Paul, Olav & Jos continued with ‘Seein’Red’. This was their 1st gig did they did for us. I think in the beginning they tried out a different line-up but at this one I remember them as the trio they’ve been ever since…

Seems like not may people remember ‘The Plot’. This band definitely did nót play run-of-the-mill hardcore or punk. Had a bit of an own style influenced by bands like ‘The Ex’ and others from the socalled ‘Wormer’ scene (small town North of Amsterdam). I have 2 albums of them: ‘The Plot Thickens’ & ‘Game over, insert coin’, and a benefit-7” ‘El Salvador’. They were singer Lene Leck Jensen (originally Danish), guitarist Pat (lives in Berlin), drummer Aad Hollander (nowadays living in Zürich), bassist Lena and guitarist Hellen van der Harten (partner of Dolf P. – ‘Morzelpronk’ fame and ADM record-label / Joke’s Koeienverhuurbedrijf studio). They were a happy-go-lucky bunch playing ‘different’ music, but definitely trying to convey a political message too…

Below is some of the info/artwork that went with the ‘El Salvador’ 7″ and shows there were more people supporting the resistance there… See also: Netwerk, Aalst, 13 mar 88 (Neuroot) & Netwerk, Aalst, 2 apr 88 (anti-military benefit)



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