87-10-11 (Netwerk) Lethal Gospel – No Pigs – Creep Insanity (extra photos)

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Action shots taken by Agna Van Rillaer & scanned by Gunter Vaes. Great work!

see also Netwerk, Aalst, 11 oct 87 (Lethal Gospel)

‘Lethal Gospel’ – Mattx Bergren (guitar & vocals), Dan Seelig (drums & vocals), Fred LaRose (bass):

‘No Pigs’ – Maarten Luijendijk (vocals), Guy Pinhas (bass), Nils Koning (guitar), Robert van der Meyden (drums):

‘Creep Insanity’ – Bart ‘Bassie’ Van Haele (bass), Peter De Zutter (guitar & vocals), Peter ‘Rabbit’ Ginneberge (drums) [Kris Fiers joined on vocals later…]:


88-01-30 (Netwerk) Heresy – Ripcord – C.O.T. – Anguish (extra photos)

Filed under: Netwerk, Aalst — Tags: , , , , , , — smurfpunx @ 09:38

Fantastic photos taken by Agna Van Rillaer & scanned by Gunter Vaes. A true document of our scene!!!

see also Netwerk, Aalst, 30 jan 88 (Heresy)


Fons (bass) – Steve (drums) – Bart (vocals) – Kris (guitar) – Murielle (vocals) – Alain (guitar) [Steve is not visible on the pics; the guy in the checkered shirt is Bruno from Smurfpunx/’Hate Crew’]

88-01-30 Anguish (b&w)

‘Cry Of Terror’; Hans (vocals) – Wouter (guitar) – Walter (bass) – Pierre (drums):

‘Ripcord’; here with Buzby (vocals) – Baz (guitar) – Jim (bass) – John (drums):

‘Heresy’; here with John March (vocals) – Baz (guitar) – Kalv (bass) – Steve (drums):

[the pictures capture the intense atmosphere very well, there was electricity in the air; the crowd was going wild, the stage crowded with scenesters (e.g. Sproet, Fitzjoy, Guido ‘Hate Crew’, Bollie, Jos ‘Lärm’) & Smurfpunx (Kris F., yours truly)]


Hageland Hardcore, Sharphill, 22 nov ’87

87 MDC tour

22 nov ’87 (‘Parochiezaal’): M.D.C. (USA), Swampsurfers (Nl), Indecency (Bel), Dona Nobis Pacem (Bel)

There’s some more info about this on the introductionary page Hageland Hardcore concerts Scherpenheuvel


From a local newspaper (autumn ’87)…

>>‘M.D.C.’ offers a suitable end *** After a complaint by the local fanfare: hardcore is over and done with in Scherpenheuvel<<

‘M.D.C.’ – ‘Millions of Dead Cops, entitled their most recent album ‘Millions of Damn Christians’ but it might just as well have ‘Millions of Dirty Capitalists’.

Nuanced social ideas are not at all to be expected from this tight-as-ever bunch of hardcore-pioneers from San Francisco. Sunday afternoon they played the final chord, ending a series of hardcore-gigs in Scherpenheuvel’s parish-hall.

Even though they could be proud that the concerts always went without significant incidents, the organisers encountered more and more headwind from the local authorities. Recently e.g., a complaint for theft (of some stands and music-scores) was filed by the fanfare, that rehearses in the same parish-hall week every week. (In the meantime the police deemed the complaint unfounded.) In any case, the hardcore-activities will not be discontinued: from next month on, amateurs of the genre will be able to go to the venue ‘Centraal’ on the market-square of Zichem, about 2 km from Scherpenheuvel.

Farewell * Nearly 400 spectators were treated – as a way of saying goodbye – with a concert of one and a half hour (unusually long for a hardcore-band) by ‘M.D.C.’. The Texan quartet, operating from California, that released their debut-album already in 82 and inspired bands such as ‘D.R.I.’, as usual lashed out fiercely against fascism, cruise-miles, censorship, violence and of course the police. But the hollow slogans were accompanied by a high energy-level, a more than decent playing and a number of humorous ‘show’-elements (the easy-going country-tunes e.g., that served as perfectly timed interludia when the guitarist had to replace a string). Apart from a few exceptions, the undiluted hardcore-songs didn’t last longer than two minutes, while every now and then a pure heavy metal-riff shred of cow-punk could be heard. Nearly unrecognisable full-speed versions of Little Richard’s ‘Tutti Frutti’ and The Doors’ ‘Soul Kitchen’ completed the varied and therefore appreciated menu.

Before the Belgian support-acts ‘Dona Nobis Pacem’ en ‘Indecency’ didn’t make such a big impression and the “speed core-sensation” ‘Swampsurfers’ delivered an unbalanced effort, but the singer showed a large dose of perspective, what resulted in very funny as well as rather corny jokes.

What utter humorlessness can lead to, was painfully illustrated by “poetess” ‘Daisy Anarchy’, who left little impression with her aggressive, yet uninspired phrasing and irritatingly recited lyrics about a series of murders on prostitutes and her own incest-experience, right before the ‘M.D.C.’-gig. [Brob: Later, I met Daisy again in San Francisco and I could witness that Daisy’s life wasn’t exactly a bed of roses…]

crowd shot (M.D.C.)>>‘M.D.C.’ in Scherpenheuvel: after all, that’s the way hardcore-concerts are appreciated.<< [Brob: Amongst others, Bollie and Andreas G. having a blast!]

87-11-22 MDC crowd @ Sharphill (-)————————-

Agna Van Rillaer pictured some of the bands & Gunter Vaes scanned them. Thanks a lot!

(spot the scenesters on stage ;-)… ‘Witte’ Werner E., Kiki D., Werner H., Fons Ceuppens, de Markus, Martine B., Heleen Valk, Veerle Brion, Kockie, Duco, Frank P., etc.)

‘M.D.C.’ – a small selection… – the first pic courtesy of Dirk ‘Duke’ Wouters

‘Swampsurfers’ Rino Vincken (singer) & Jo Kieboom (guitarist) in the background…

‘Dona Nobis Pacem’ – the Antwerp interpretation of ‘Antisect’ – should never be forgotten; they were: Manfred ‘Munpie’ ‘Muffie’ Vinck (vocals & guitar), Alex (drums), Dirk (bass & vocals), Gerrit (guitar)


‘M.D.C.’s bassplayer (by Fons Ceuppens):


Here’s a couple more (courtesy of Dirk ‘Dona Nobis Pacem’):

Daisy Anarchy (touring with ‘M.D.C.’) reciting her poetry…


And these are courtesy of Bart Schoofs:

87-11-22 MDC (Sharphill)(with -L- Bollie ‘Heibel’)

87-11-22 Swampsurfers bass Frank Smeets (Sharphill)‘Swampsurfers’ bassist Frank Smeets


Hageland Hardcore, Sharphill, 1 nov ’87

1 nov ’87 (‘Parochiezaal’): Ignition (USA), Spermbirds (Ger), Heibel (Bel), So Much Hate (Nor), Ear Damage (Bel)

‘Ignition’ were touring with ‘So Much Hate’ (the day before they were Smurfpunx’ guests: Netwerk, Aalst, 31 oct 87) and Werner E. invited some other great bands of that moment. For some info on Hageland click Hageland Hardcore concerts Scherpenheuvel. Send additions via the contact-address. For more info on the these bands have a look at the links provided in the Smurfpunx concert-list!

[extra photoshoot: Hageland Hardcore, Sharphill, 1 nov ’87 (extra pics)]

‘Ignition’ backtsage (source: Onno H. or Kockie?)

And here’s another bunch of pictures shot by Agna Van Rillaer & scanned by Gunter Vaes. Mucho gracias to them!



(Kockie) * Frank – Lee * (Martine)

Who replaced Markus on bass at that time?…

Mr friendly, Frank

Beppo sporting his fashionable (at that time) shorts…

‘So Much Hate’

‘Ear Damage’

Bie – hiding behind a bottle…

Dirk C. – tough but concentrated *** Markus – “handsome guy”, Martine thinks… ;-)

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