Category Archives: Belgium

Bernthøler – Japanese Garden

Bernthøler – Japanese Garden // The Other (Putovski Records) 1982. Bernthøler is definitely not something I would have liked when I was a kid. I would have thought they were boring. Luckily I didn’t hear them back then. Recently I … Continue reading

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The Scabs – So Called Friends

The Scabs – So Called Friends // Frozen Faces (Refused Records) 1981. I first became aware of The Scabs on the great Bloodstains Across Belgium comp that came out back in the 1990s. The A-Side of this single is on … Continue reading

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Minimal Compact – Minimal Compact

Minimal Compact – Minimal Compact – Statik Dancin’, Creation Is Perfect (I Am A Camera), Ready-Made Diary // To Get Inside, Happy Babouge (Crammed Discs) 1981. The first Minimal Compact EP immediately maps out the two distinct personalities of the … Continue reading

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Mollesters – Plastic / I Am 7inch

The Mollesters – Plastic // I Am (Plurex Records) 1978. I thought about this crazy fucking single last week when I posted the Tits. What is it about Dutch punk? It is so sublimely retarded. Both of these tracks are … Continue reading

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Too Much – Silex Pistols / Photo Photo

Too Much – Silex Pistols / Photo Photo (Pathe) 1978. Here’s another example of punxploitation from Belgium. This one may seem less ideologically suspect © due to the two punk betties on the cover but is actually far more odious … Continue reading

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Plastichke – Ca Gaze Pour Moi / un coup j’te vois

Plastichke – Ca gaze pour moi / un coup j’te vois (Omega International Records) 1978. Last Days Reader: So what do we have here? Joe, who is this dude? Joe: Well, as the cover of the 7inch says, his name … Continue reading

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