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5 Decades Of Dutch Punk Music

NO FUTURE NL: 5 Decades Of Dutch Punk Music

Twenty Dutch punk and postpunk releases are available digitally for the first time in history as from today. Over the years, most of these albums, singles and cassettes have only been published in small editions. Just a few have ever made it to CD, the vast majority can only be found at great expense on eBay and Discogs. But this is about to change as they now can be downloaded and streamed on all major digital platforms worldwide. A controversial piece of Dutch music history is finally available again for old and new fans.

The collection of twenty releases comes from thirteen Dutch bands and two compilations. Extra special about this project is the representation of every decade from the 70s onwards. Starting with the first Ivy Green album from 1978 and ending with the compilation Punk's Not Deaf from 2013.

In addition to the twenty releases there is also a new compilation album:

No Future NL: 5 Decades Of Dutch Punkmusic

Ivy Green - I’m Sure We’re Gonna Make It (1978)
Rakketax - Decadancefloor (1981)
Vopo's - Zwolle (1981)
Amsterdamned - Traditie Amme Balle (1982)
Eton Crop - The Fish (1982)
Nitwitz - Artificial Smile (1982)
Pistache BV - Blind En Doof (1982)
Wanda's - Second Part (1982)
Waste - History Repeats (1982)
Zmiv - Wir Haben Es Nicht Gewusst (1982)
Frites Modern - Bionic Adventure (1983)
S.C.A. - The Day The Democracy Died (1987)
Union Morbide - Serve & Volley (1993)
Uit De Sloot - Oh, Was Ik Maar… (2001)
Human Alert - Ego Ego (2005)
Kecks Modern - Help Me Door De Nacht (2013)

Listen to No Future NL here. The full list of releases:

Worldwide release date: 24 May 2016

1978  Ivy Green - Ivy Green
1980  Vopo's - The Vopo's EP
1981  Rakketax - Rakketax
1981  Vopo's - Dead Entertainment
1982  Eton Crop - Koesette
1982  Pistache BV - Koesette
1982  Various Artists - Als Je Haar Maar Goed Zit
1982  Wanda's - The Ideal
1982  Waste - History Repeats
1982  Zmiv - Banzai! (Here's Zmiv Beware!)
1986  Wanda's - A State Of No Mercy
1987  S.C.A. - Strong Concentration Of Anger
1993  Union Morbide - Ditto
1996  Human Alert - Bravo Boys
1998  Human Alert - Circus Chaos
2001  Uit De Sloot - En Snel Een Beetje!
2002  Human Alert - Dirty Dancing
2005  Human Alert - Ego Ego
2008  Frites Modern - De Rest Van Frites Modern
2013  Various Artists - Punk's Not Dead

Ivy Green - Ivy Green (1978)
 

Perhaps the first real Dutch punk band, originating from Hazerswoude in the south of The Netherlands. Internationally appreciated by the likes of Ramones and Green Day. They later switched to a more rock and soul oriented repertoire, including horn section.


Stream the album here.

Vopo's - The Vopo's (1980)
 

From Zwolle, founded in 1977 by brothers in crime Theo and Frans de Grebber. They still play in the band today. Famous EP with four tracks, includes their indictment against war criminal and owner of stolen war-art Pieter Menten.


Stream the album here.

Rakketax - Rakketax (1981)
 

(Post)punk band from Utrecht. The songs were minimal, the pace was usually high and the vocals were fierce but there was also room for melodies and unusual song structures. This EP contains six tracks amongst which two never before released bonus tracks, recorded at the famous Joke's Koeienverhuurbedrijf.

Stream the album here.

Vopo's - Dead Entertainment (1981)
 

Debut album released on their own Redlux label. Music varies from a Rocky Erikson cover to an instrumental track about a highway. Including a brilliant song about their hometown Zwolle. On Dead Entertainment the band still sounds punk, later Vopo's moved into a metal direction.

Stream the album here.

Eton Crop - Koesette (1982)
 

Founded in Kudelstaart, Eton Crop was inspired by The Fall and The Undertones. Their punk pop sounds versatile, partly because of the presence of a keyboard. John Peel was a big fan and let them record multiple BBC sessions. The Koesette was a cassette release of which Eton Crop took care of side one.


Stream the album here.

Pistache BV - Koesette (1982)


Side two of the Koesette is filled by Pistache BV of Woerden. Their Dutch-language punk was influenced somewhat by the hardcore bands of their era. Critical texts with a wink about politics (The Hague Today) and society in general (Chips And Football).

Stream the album here.

Various Artists - Als Je Haar Maar Goed Zit (1982)
 

Legendary compilation album on the Vögelspin label from Nitwitz in Amsterdam. The bands sing in English and Dutch, the music ranges from pop-punk to punk-wave. A year later the group Vulcano stole the album title for their Dutch Top 40 hit, the victims of this theft are still awaiting compensation ;-)


Stream the album here.

Wanda's - The Ideal (1982)
 

The first Dutch female punkband founded in 1978. The members were part-responsible for the birth of Parkhof in Alkmaar, a squat and concert hall. The first line-up was randomly created, including a flutist. The Ideal was released on their own TAS (handbag) label, they liked to make fun of femininity and gender patterns.

Stream the album here.

Waste - History Repeats (1982)
 

EP with four tracks by Waste from Oudenbosch, Noord-Brabant. The band started in 1981, History Repeats was released in 1982 and they broke up a year later. Made a reunion recording in 2012 for the compilation album Punk's Not Deaf on Repunkerator Records.

Stream the album here.

ZMIV - Banzai! (Here'ZMIV Beware!) (1982)
 

ZMIV stems from Meppel and existed between 1979 and 1984. Gradually, they became a real hardcore exponent, their EP with seven loud bangers is a typical example. They sang in English but also in German. Includes three bonus tracks from Als Je Haar Maar Goed Zit Volume 2.

Stream the album here.

Wanda's - A State Of No Mercy (1986)
 

The rattle-punk of Wanda's first few years transformed into quirky rock music, as can be heard on their second album A State Of No Mercy. It is a statement of freedom and tolerance. The band changed line-up several times with a core of three women. On this album men are playing in Wanda’s as well.

Stream the album here.

S.C.A. - Strong Concentration Of Anger (1987)
 

Because Staphorster Chaoten Alliantie sounded odd to the foreign ear, the name was changed into Strong Concentration of Anger. Except for The Netherlands, their unruly hardcore could be heard live on stage in Germany, Belgium, Italy and Scandinavia too.


Stream the album here.

Union Morbide - Ditto (1993)
 

Started in 1986 as hardcore successor of punkband Cas Prawde. Home of the band was the squat "Emma, edge of The Netherlands" in Wijk aan Zee. After a demo, 7'' vinyl single, LP and tracks on various compilations, the CD Ditto was released on the world famous Amsterdam TORSO label. 


Stream the album here.

Human Alert - Bravo Boys (1996)
 

"Amsterdam salon anarchists with a beautifulfine anthology of the kind of punk that no one is actually waiting for. Nasty fluttering guitar work, shit-velvet vocals and tastfully battered rhythms." Innovative, exploring the limits and pushing the term 'chaos' to new heights with mathematical precision.

Stream the album here.

Human Alert - Circus Chaos (1998)
 

"Amsterdam salon anarchists with a beautifulfine anthology of the kind of punk that no one is actually waiting for. Nasty fluttering guitar work, shit-velvet vocals and tastfully battered rhythms." Innovative, exploring the limits and pushing the term 'chaos' to new heights with mathematical precision.

Stream the album here.

Uit De Sloot - En Snel Een Beetje! (2001)
 

Punk with a nod to bands like Ramones and Clash. Dutch-language texts that are one time corny but then again also serious. Thirteen beautiful punk rags about lack of money, North Sea islands, love, doormen, politics, TV and other good things in life. With ex-members of No Pigs, Yawp! and Leedvermaak.

Stream the album here.

Human Alert - Dirty Dancing (2002)
 

"Amsterdam salon anarchists with a beautifulfine anthology of the kind of punk that no one is actually waiting for. Nasty fluttering guitar work, shit-velvet vocals and tastfully battered rhythms." Innovative, exploring the limits and pushing the term 'chaos' to new heights with mathematical precision.

Stream the album here.

Human Alert - Ego Ego (2005)
 

"Amsterdam salon anarchists with a beautifulfine anthology of the kind of punk that no one is actually waiting for. Nasty fluttering guitar work, shit-velvet vocals and tastfully battered rhythms." Innovative, exploring the limits and pushing the term 'chaos' to new heights with mathematical precision.

Stream the album here.

Frites Modern - De Rest Van (2008)
 

Frites Modern released the album Veel, Vet, Goor En Duur in 1984 which was named Album Of The Year by US punkmagazine Maximum Rock ‘n Roll. The compilation album The Rest Of Frites Modern contains six tracks from their famous 1983 cassette 6 MET, songs from 1982 and 1986 compilation albums plus a never before released live recording of the all-time Dutch punk classic Sesamstraat.

Stream the album here.

Various Artists - Punk's Not Deaf (2013)
 

Compilation born in the Facebook group Punk Rock Netherlands. On classic vinyl double-LP one can find 38 tracks of old and new punk bands. Some are set up specifically for the album, others spontaneously reunited for this release. All punk styles are covered and there is even participation from Suriname.

Stream the album here.

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