86-09-07 (Nieuwe Madelon) Repulsives – Hate Crew (extra photos)

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see also 86-09-07 (Nieuwe Madelon) Toxic Reasons – K.G.B. – Ear Damage – Repulsives – Hate Crew

‘Hate Crew’: Kris Fiers (vocals), Guy Temmerman (bass), Bruno ‘Duco’ (guitar), Guido Duytschaever (guitar), Philippe ‘Mone’ Crombeen (drums)

‘Repulsives’: Dirk Pattyn (drums), ‘Brob’ (guitar), ‘Stinky’ (vocals/guitar), ‘Faan/Disorder’ (bass)

These photos are from the collection of ‘Phantom’ (R.I.P.) of the Charleroi Slam Crew:

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The following pics are courtesy of Dirk Ceustermans:




87-06-27 (Netwerk) Ripcord – Napalm Death (extra photos)

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Photos from the collection of ‘Phantom’ (R.I.P.) of the Charleroi Slam Crew

see also 87-06-27 (Netwerk) Ripcord – Napalm Death – Ear Damage

‘Ripcord’: John Millier (drums), Steve ‘Baz’ Ballam (guitar), Brian ‘Buzby’ Birchell (vocals), Steve Hazzard (bass)


‘Napalm Death’: Mick Harris (drums), Lee Dorrian (vocals), Bill Steer (guitar), Jim Whiteley (bass)



Hageland Hardcore, Sharphill, 18 sep ’87

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18 sep ’87 (‘Parochiezaal’): No Allegiance (Ger), Hate Crew (Bel), Death Angel (USA)

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

‘No Allegiance’ was the band of David Pollack (Destiny recs, Berlin). He was the singer; the others were Dietmar Jahr (guitra), Ilja Schellschmidt (bass; later ‘Combat Not Conform’) & Klaus Budach (drums). The day after this they played the DOL festival (@ ‘Gemeentezaal’, Overpelt), together with ‘Poison Girls’ (UK), ‘Raw Power’ (Ita), etc.

‘Death Angel’ was recorded from the audience here by Steve W.: “Not really super quality but it came out alright after some major EQ’ing & whatnot. The band is shit hot & super tight here & the crowd are loving it. The very last track seems to be an unreleased song that didn’t appear on their first 3 albums (it’s called Dehumanization). So here’s a nice, tight & blistering 70 minute set of Bay-Area thrash”.


Hageland Hardcore, Sharphill, 6 jun ’86 (extra photos)

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6 jun ’86 (‘Parochiezaal’): Raw Power (Ita), Negazione (Ita), No Pigs (Nl), Cyclone (Bel) [flyer: Raw Power, B.G.K., Capital Scum, Cyclone]

Have a look at the introductionary page Hageland Hardcore concerts Scherpenheuvel

Photos courtesy of Dirk Ceustermans:

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86-06-06-no-pigs-by-dirk-c86-06-06-no-pigs-bass-by-dirk-c86-06-06-no-pigs-nils-by-dirk-c‘No Pigs’




86-04-18 (Q104) Disorder – Indirekt – Ear Damage – Pigs In Blue Glue

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18 apr ’86 (‘Q 104’): Disorder (UK), Indirekt (Nl), Ear Damage (Bel), Pigs In Blue Glue (Bel) [‘Ear Damage’s first gig]

There’s some more info on the introductionary page Q104 concerts Leuven

86-04-18 Disorder - Indirekt - Ear Damage - PIBG (Q104) 1

86-04-18 (DROL #10 gig-review)86-04-18 (DROL #10 gig-review)'gig- review in D.R.O.L. #10

A selection of photos from that evening:

86-04-18 Disorder (Q104) by Serge H86-04-18 Disorder (Q104) met Werner E‘Disorder’ (below ‘Bossche’ -L- & Werner E. -R- crowdsurfing) [1 by Serge Harvent, 2 courtesy of Dirk Ceustermans]

(August 1986 ‘Disorder’ recorded for the split-LP with ‘Kafka Prosess’: ‘Taf’ – bass, Steve Allen – guitar, Karl Day – drums)

86-04-18 Indirekt (Q104) by Gette86-04-18 Indirekt (Q104) by Dirk (-)‘Indirekt’ (singer Anneke Knip, guitarist Ruud Sweering, drummer Niels de Wit, bassist Rick Blom)  [1 by Serge Harvent, 2&3 courtesy of Dirk Ceustermans (taken by Fons Ceuppens)]

86-04-18 Ear Damage' (Q104) by Serge H86-04-18 Ear Damage - Dirk C' (Q104)86-04-18 Ear Damage Bie (-)86-04-18 Ear Damage Marc + Marcel Kok (Q104)‘Ear Damage’ (below Marcel Kok, ‘Indirekt’s sound-engineer -R-) [1 by Serge Harvent, 2 by Onno Hesselink, 3&4 courtesy of Dirk Ceustermans]

86-04-18 PIBG - Pigs In Blue Glue (Q104) by Dirk C (-)‘Pigs In Blue Glue’ [courtesy of Dirk Ceustermans]

86-04-18 PIBG live + friends (Q104) by Bart Schoofscrowd during ‘P.I.B.G.’ live (Marc ‘Damage’, Werner E., Kockie, Ruud ‘Indirekt’, etc.) [by Bart Schoofs]


Finkel concerts, Jette (Bruxel)

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People keep asking about other fests from this era that were not organised by our Smurfpunx collective… So let’s try to incorporate some of them here then. Counting on anyone for help/contributions again!


‘De Finkel’

85-02-02: Scoundrels (Nl), X-Creta (Bel) [flyer: Dirty Scums (Bel)], Wulpse Varkens (Bel), Zyklome-A (Bel)

86-05-17: M.O.G. (Nl), Ear Damage (Bel)

86-11-86: Kina (Ita), Hate Crew (Bel), Repulsives (Bel)

86-12-08: Senza Sterzo (Ita) – Manimal (Ita) – Deviant Gedrag (Bel) – Brain Disorder (Bel)

87-04-12: W.C.F. (Nl), Cry Of Terror (Nl), Hate Crew (Bel), Taartje Aardbei (Bel)

87-05-03: S.C.A. (Nl), Vortex (Bel), Deviant Gedrag (Bel), Indirekt (Nl), Vernon Walters (Nl) ???

88-07-31: 5Les (Bel), Deviated Instinct (UK), [split] => Mind Exit (Bel), Dawn Of Liberty (Bel)

88-04-09: Mental Disturbance (Bel), Violent Mosquitos (Bel), Disgorge (Bel)

88-08-28: Negazione (Ita), Political Asylum (UK), Lethal Gospel (USA), Cry Of Terror (Nl), Dirty Scums (Bel)

88-11-13: Bobwire (Nl), Mental Disturbance (Bel), …

88-12-18: S.N.F.U. (Can) – The Ewings (Ger) – Dr Rat (Ger) – Mental Disturbance (Bel) [organised by Smurfpunx]

89-01-27: Flitox (Fra), Bad Influence (Bel)

89-02-18: M.S.T. (Fra), Smegmatics (Fra)

89-03-29: Concrete Sox (UK), Doom (UK), Chronic Disease (Bel)


De Finkel was the youthcentre for young people in Jette from the mid ’70s to the beginning of the ’90s.

As in other youthcentres in the Brussels area during that period, the initiative to start up a meetingplace for youngsters arose in a ‘bottom up’ manner. There was no low-treshold meetingspace for the baby-boomers – young people of 20 in the ’70s – in Jette during that period, except for the pubs or ‘taverns’ in the municipality (that were heavily frequented after school-time an/or on Sunday-afternoons after activities of the youth-movements). In the light of all this De Finkel was born.

By the end of its existence as youthecentre, the relation with the local administration would certainly become often ‘problematic’. Not in the least because De Finkel got associated with the Dutch-speaking, Flemish youth of Jette and the northeast of Brussels, while during the ’70s Jette was a municipality with a mainly French-speaking population, which was reflected in its  administration, and hence the youth-policy. The aim of the younthcentre’s  activists was nevertheless always opening up towards all languages and cultures. In the end De Finkel was a meetingplace for the metropolitan youth, with music being a binding factor. The location where the youthcentre was started, couldn’t have been a better one: an abandoned brewery: a big, industrial, concrete building adjacent of the Garcet park, near the Jette railway-station.

From the mid ’70s on many concerts, parties and a pub got organised. The youngsters of Jette and surroundings reacted very positively to this new offer, what translated into e.g. huge memberships – some 300 – of young people that wanted to make use of De Finkel. A yearly acme for the activists during that period was the ‘Finkel Festival’, taking place the last weekend of August augustus and where a lot of the established values and pioneers of the Belgian pop- and rock-scene played: Raymond van het Groenewoud, ‘TC Matic’, ‘The Employees’, ‘Red Zebra’, etc.

From the middle of the ’80s on De Finkel ended up in difficult existential waters. Not just because of its ever strained relations with the local administrations, but also because of the changing public. The pioneers of the ’70s declutched and their place was taken by the often alternative new-wave and punk youngsters of Brussels. Their pick of meetingplaces and alternative music-venues in Brussels had gotten quite more extensive (DNA, the university’s Kultuurkaffee, Ancienne Belgique, …) in the meantime, what meant that De Finkel was less and less able to attract collaborators and volunteers.

Filip ‘Boulle’ Burgelman


We [‘Indecency’, ‘5Les’] rehearsed there. On Sunday-mornings, with free Kriek [cherry-beer]. Our first rehearsal was legendary. We’d never played together and Chris had never held a microphone before. I was thinking: we’ll invite an audience. One of the first concerts I went to was at De Finkel (‘Zyklome-A’, ‘Wulpse Varkens’ & ‘Scoundrels’.

Onno Hesselink


Interview with Smurfpunx-collaborator Anmie (Non-Conform #3, 1988)

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Anmie Geeraerts (Non-Conform #3) aAnmie Geeraerts (Non-Conform #3) bHahahaaaaaaaa! Ik lach mij een breuk. 27 jaar later eet ik af en toe vlees (al ben ik al 2 keer ziek geweest na een BBQ, dus de degout van vlees is helemaal terug), vind ik oude disco best cool, luister ik niet meer naar hardcore maar is ‘SOAD’ één van mijn favoriete groepen, heb ik al mensen verloren aan akelige ziekten en hoop ik op grote medische ontwikkelingen ter genezing van ziekten zoals kanker; en snap ik dat er daarvoor wetenschappelijk onderzoek nodig is en ook op dieren testen moeten gedaan worden. Dierproeven in bv. de cosmetische industrie vind ik nog steeds verwerpelijk. Ik ben nog steeds socio-cultureel geëngageerd, (o.a. voorzitter van een gemeentelijke cultuurraad) waar ik nog kleine concertjes organiseer voor lokale muzikanten, zowel prog-rock, jazz, blues, folk, jazz-funk, klassiek, … Ook al zijn dat niet mijn favoriete genres, respect voor muzikanten die een podiumkans verdienen. Ik ben openminded maar heb een hekel aan azijnpisserij, zurigheid en roeptoeterij. En dat stuk dat Bruno mij ingefluisterd heeft, daar versta ik nu nog steeds geen bal van. ;-)

-translation will follow-


Mokka’s Smurfpunx recollections

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89-07-21 (Gele Limonade) 88

Filed under: Gele Limonade, Aalst, NOT Netwerk (still Aalst) — Tags: , , , , — smurfpunx @ 09:59

Smurfpunx (Gele Limonade 89, 88)

When I organised tours I regularly contacted the people volunteering at 2B (independent concert-place in the same street as the Effenaar) and Burgers (squatted place) in Eindhoven: Martin Voorbij (‘Scheet’, bassplayer of ‘Afflict’) and Marq (editor of Thrashold zine). ‘Scheet’ had established a connection with HC/punk people/bands from ‘behind the Iron Curtain’ (The Berlin wall hadn’t fallen yet… He also played in the Slovenian electro punk-rock band ‘Strelnikoff’ at one time-point). One of these bands was ‘88’ from the Hungarian town Szeged. They were Zoltan Varga (bass/vocals), Patbány (guitar) and Zsolt Hunyadi (drums/vocals).

‘Scheet’ helped them touring but we couldn’t invite them for a gig in Netwerk (closed for the summer) so we set up a date (on the Belgian national holiday) in the Gele Limonade… Above: the info-sheet that he provided. They played punk (“sometimes with folk influences”), brought their own backline and were asking for 150 guilders (75 euro)…


I’m living in Florida nowadays. I remember that beautiful city Aalst – Alost. The radio-studio upstairs, and the heat from the sun, when we were waking up with hangover from Tio Pepe and many beers. I also remember a long-haired beauty with whom I talked all night – in the morning I escorted her to home (nothing happened). The way back I couldn’t find the street where the pub was ‘cause I was so drunk. I wandered more than an hour till I found the pub.

During our gig the microphone was electro-shocking me a couple of times. ‘Scheet’ told me the electricity was different than in Holland. I remember the couple working at the pub. They were looking like actors from an old French movie.

Here you can listen to our demo ‘1984’. Our drummer stopped playing music 20 years ago, the guitar-player plays music with friends.

In January 2007 I was in Aalst to see the carnival there. It was amazing!!!

Zoltan Varga

88 (Budapest) interview by Scheet in Thrashold #3article in Thrashold #3 by ‘Scheet’ (references to ’88’ and the Hungarian scene)


87-04-17 (Netwerk) Artless (extra photos)

Filed under: Netwerk, Aalst — Tags: , , , — smurfpunx @ 15:28

Photos taken by Jenny Plaits

see also 87-04-17 (Netwerk) Cólera – Artless – Visions Of Change – Heibel

Mykel Board (vocals), Bill Ylitalo ‘Otto Kentrol’ (bass), Bill Evans (drums) & Gavin McNett (guitar) (in the background: Jo Reynders, Andreas Grüter, Redson ‘Cólera’, Michel De Cock, …)

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87-04-17 Artless (Netwerk) by KockieThis one’s taken by Kockie

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