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Saturday, July 10, 2010

DE BRASSERS

Okay, starting to answer my own question from last night, ref: Flemish Post Punk.

Here's a good starting-point, maybe: De Brassers. Sounds like they're still on-and-off active.

There's a MySpace here.

From the band's own biog:

"Einde seventies: punk rules. En bereikt Belgie. The Clash en the Damned veroveren het podium te Jazz Bilzen, dalen neer tot op de begane grond, en doorbreken letterlijk en figuurlijk de hekkens tussen publiek en groep. De ivoren torens worden verlaten, rock is weer van en voor iedereen.

"Anger is an energy. Enkele trips naar gigs te Londen bevestigen: dat kunnen en willen wij ook. Op onze manier. De Brassers beginnen. Zonder kennis, zonder dogma's . Post Punk, New-Wave, Cold-Wave, de Doem-Scene."

"De Doem-Scene" - The Doom Scene?

Ahhhhh, here we go: another snippet of info cut n pasted:

"De Brassers: a Joy Division-like post-punk band out of Hamont, a little village in the north of Limburg. Started out at the end of the 70’s, inspired by early British punk bands like The Clash and The Damned. Short-lived but not forgotten.

Their self-released single ‘En Toen Was Er Niets Meer’ (1981) is considered a true Belgian cult classic. After sporadic reunion gigs throughout the years, De Brassers are a working unit again as of 1998. In 2005 they even released a 5-song EP with new material. A compilation album surfaced three years later. "

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