87-05-08 (De Marbel) Cheetah Chrome Motherfuckers – Deviant Gedrag

Not even a week after the very succesful gig where my own band ‘Repulsives’ played with ‘Negazione’, ‘Skeezicks’ & ‘Cólera’, another Italian hardcore band visited my hometown… Werner of Hageland Hardcore had asked me, probably because he didn’t have a venue available in his area, and maybe because Tielt was becoming a hot-spot for HC gigs… Being able to count on the support of Zak who ran De Marbel (pub) and my mates, it wasn’t that difficult to say yes. This was right before De Marbel would be closed down by the cops and a month before I joined the Smurfpunx-collective…

We didn’t know ‘C.C.M.’ that well as other Italian HC bands (‘Declino’, ‘Kina’, ‘Putrid Fever’, ‘Raw Power’, Indigesti’, etc. etc.) but there was on open spirit and we wanted to get to know new people/bands. We’d heard of their enigmatic/unpredicatble-surprising/exuberant/… front-man Syd Migx and were eager to see him and the band at work. Little did I know that a few years later I was gonna collaborate with him on a kind of regular basis and even  sleep in his bed-room…

The rest of the band were more quiet lads (of stage): bassist Sandro Favilli, drummer Alessandro (Alex) & guitarist Antonio Cecchi. The first is running a promotion-agency in their hometown Pisa nowadays, Alex lives in Vancouver (Canada), Antonio teaches English in Pisa and Syd is living a somewhat secluded life (the others of ‘C.C.M.’ are not in touch with him anymore) in the area of Florence (after the ‘demise’ of ‘Big White Flash at 6’ and other projects)…

I had totally forgotten that ‘Deviant Gedrag’ also played that day but Izzy (guitarist) provided a photo of some of them and their friends (probably taken by Kockie, see below)…

I also remember there was a technical problem with ‘C.C.M.’s van: they couldn’t take of for Amsterdam (I think) immediately after the gig; I took them to a local garage to get it fixed and they stayed the night (upstairs, above the pub, at the venue) to go and pick it up the next day… Oh, and 25 years later I’m still wearing the T-shirt with ‘C.C.M.’s logo on the back and the ‘Into the Void’ cover on the front…


87-05-08 Deviant Gedag crew  (Marbel)L=>R: ‘Patat’ (Dirk VG), ‘Kassie’ (Kurt Rampelbergh), Dirk Jans & Izzy of ‘Deviant Gedrag’ & NN. Behind them Werner Hendrycks (De Vergeten Jeugd fanzine) is having a chat with Chantal (Hans Verbeke’s girlfriend at that time)…

Some pictures of ‘C.C.M.’ by Kockie:



  1. They were a great band. Not very accessible music but very very hardcore punk.

    Comment by Steven 'Swat' — 06/29/2011 @ 00:46

  2. [Brob:] Antonio’s playing over my Marshall amp, I notice… So many guitarists used it! And it still produces noise ;-)

    Comment by smurfpunx — 10/06/2011 @ 20:35

  3. Great band! I found a whole box of their first single in the 50cents box of local record-shop in my town but as I was broke and didn’t realize it was going to be so rare, I just got a single copy. ‘C.C.M.’ had a great stage-presence, did great gigs… Syd was a bit weird…

    Comment by Enrico — 07/19/2012 @ 13:04

  4. ‘Deviant Gedrag’ – Yeah Really demo 1986

    Comment by Brob Tilt! — 02/16/2013 @ 10:09

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