Hageland Hardcore, Sharphill, 5 oct ’86

86-10-05 Scherpenheuvel - Government Issue

86-10-05 Scherpenheuvel - Government Issue (bis)

5 oct ’86 (‘Parochiezaal’): Government Issue (USA), S.C.A. (Nl), Heresy (UK) [not on the flyer], Concrete Sox (UK), Capital Scum (Bel)

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

Photos by Onno Hesselink * ‘Government Issue’:

86-10-05 Government Issue' (Sharphill) by OnnoJohn ‘Stabb’ Schroeder (L corner: Ludo Van Noppen, photographing: Veerle Brion)

86-10-05 Government Issue (Sharphill) by OnnoJ. Robbins

Photos courtesy of Kurt ‘Kassie’ Rampelbergh * ‘Government Issue’:

86-10-05 Government Issue (Sharphil) by Kassie(L) ‘Witte’ Werner E., ‘Sox’ of ‘Capital Scum’, Pascal Mariën (Resist ‘zine) – Brob (?) central – Onno H. & Ludo VN (R)

86-10-05 Government Issue' (Sharphil) by KassiePeter Moffett

Photos by Helge Schreiber * ‘Government Issue’

86-10-05 Government Issue (Hageland HC) by Helge S J. Robbins – John ‘Stabb’ Schroeder – Tom Lyle

Photos by Kockie * ‘Strong Concetration Of Anger’:

86-10-05 S.C.A. (Sharphill) bandMarcel (bass), Folkert ‘Fokkie’ Walraven (vocals), Rob van der Pol (guitar) & Gerry Berthauer (drums)

86-10-05 S.C.A. (Sharphill) vox86-10-05 S.C.A. (Sharphill) git86-10-05 S.C.A. (Sharphill) drum86-10-05 S.C.A. (Sharphill) bass

86-10-05 SCA (Sharphill) by Helge SFolkert ‘Fokkie Outlawz’ Walraven – Rob van der Pol (Sproet in the background; Anne Ulrich from Trust taking pics) * Photo by Helge Schreiber

Vic ‘Concrete Sox’ (pics by John Van Den Broek & Stan ‘Zap’ B.):

86-10-05 Concrete Sox (Sharphill) by J vdBroek86-10-05 Concrete Sox - Vic

86-10-05 Concrete Sox'''‘Concrete Sox’ (photo by Stan ‘Zap’ B.)

Kalv ‘Heresy’ (pic by Jenny Plaits):

86-10-05 Heresy - Kalv (by Jenny Plaits)86-10-05 Heresy Kalv @ Sharphill (Jenny Plaits)

86-10-05 Heresy - Sharphill crowd (Jenny Plaits)‘Heresy’ & audience  (Jenny Plaits)

86-10-05 Heresy @ Hageland (Face Up To It)John March (‘Heresy’); photo by Veerle Brion (on the back of Face Up To It LP)

86-10-05- Capital Scum (by Stan 'Zap' B)Larry & Pies ‘Capital Scum’ (photo by Stan ‘Zap’ B.)

86-10-05 Capital Scum



  1. After this gig I interviewed ‘Concrete Sox’ for my zine Tilt! and got better acquainted with John who I would see back with ‘Heresy’ & ‘Can’t Decide’…

    In 1988 I went to visit Fokkie in Amsterdam during my stay at Van Hall.

    Comment by Brob Tilt! — 01/04/2013 @ 17:01

  2. I was there. Awesome show. I remember that ‘Heresy’[Steve/Kalv/John/Reevsy? Or was it Micth already…] couldn’t start playing because the drum-kit was always sliding forwards. There was no carpet available so I helped the band: I just sat down in front of the bass-drum during the show. Looked stupid the audience but Steve was so angry that he wanted to stopped playing. At least I got about 30-35 ‘Heresy’ songs nailed into my back. What a great pleasure. This scene can be seen on the video-recording of this show! Ha-ha! => ‘Heresy1987’ (Excerpts from 4 live shows) DVD: Songs 9-11 from (Parochiezaal in Scherpenheuvel), filmed by Martin Nesbitt. Released by Boss Tuneage recs.

    Comment by Helge Schreiber — 03/01/2013 @ 17:33

  3. This was my first proper hardcore gig (not the ‘Lärm’ gig in the Marbel, Tielt of the next year)… Our little group of friends from Bruges travelled what seemed like a whole day to the other side of Belgium, the rural town of Scherpenheuvel. To this day, we all remember this concert vividly. I was immediately impressed to see a large crowd gathered at the venue and jumped in line to check out the records and fanzines for sale… People from all corners of Belgium were there but I knew us West-Flemish kids were definitely in the minority. ‘Capital Scum’ rocked in a very disciplined way, ‘S.C.A.’ [‘Strong Concentration of Anger’ from Amsterdam], I don’t remember at all but when ‘Heresy’ hit the stage unannounced, I couldn’t believe my eyes or ears. I had never seen or heard anything like this before. One of the best shows I’ve seen in my entire life. I also can’t remember if ‘Concrete Sox’ played before or after but the fact that their drummer was Heresy’s singer only further impressed and confounded me. ‘Concrete Sox’ definitely had a more metallic influence but both UK bands raged so hard they left my ears buzzing for a couple of days… My band would later support ‘Concrete Sox’ and they were the nicest folks. After losing my glasses in a frenzied mosh-pit and getting lost in the intensity of that day (gawking at a crazy Kockie diving from the speakers in swimming-trunks), ‘Government Issue’ played a beautiful set and seemed like a bit of fresh air… I remember they even had a Hammond-organ on stage, and were very musical and melodic, compared to a lot of other bands…Of course I would later find out that they had already moved on from straight up punk/HC to more melodic songs. Definitely a highlight and a very very memorable day
    ‘Sling’ (‘Chronic Disease’)

    Comment by Steve Slingeneyer — 07/03/2013 @ 11:31

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