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Live At Doornroosje Nijmwegen 1982
LP / Onderstroom Records / 2013
Recordings of a stand-out gig at Doornroosje in Nijmegen (NL). By 1982
De Brassers had been playing in almost every small public space or squad
in the area and logically they had gathered a cult following.
Sporadicly they also performed in The Netherlands. Doornroosje was / is
the club where underground music groups performed before they became
well-known, especially the 80s were an interesting period with Joy
Division, Nick Cave and many local punk / new wave bands hitting the
Here we find De Brassers at their peak of their powers performing
"Pijn", "They Wanted Us Away", "En Toen Was Er Niets Meer", the Joy
Division cover "Shadowplay" and 6 other raw punk / synth / wave tracks.
Live they sound even more real and raw!
De Brassers are one of the most notorious bands in the Belgian new
wave/punk history. With their no nonsense attitude they scared the shit
out of the local catholic community of Hamont. De Brassers were a local
mixture of the Sex Pistols (in the lowest gear) and Joy Division (they
always performed a cover version of Joy Division’s Shadowplay),
combining a criticism of bureaucracy and politics with experiences of
psychological and existential tensions. The doomed sound they produced
tells a lot about the dark atmosphere of the late seventies and early
eighties: the fear of atomic bombs, cold war pessimism, police violence
against squatters, the first cases of AIDS, and the grim years of Reagan
* Matt-varnished cover sleeve
* Pressed at Handle With Care
* Mastered by Anders Peterson
* Edition of 300 copies