Repulsives @ Q104 (Leuven)

86-05-17: Repulsives (Bel), C.P.D. (Bel), Anguish (Bel), O.I.L.L. (Bel)

Don’t know where he’d seen us – probably just heard us on a compilation-tape? – but Ludo Van Noppen (who we met regularly when his friends of ‘Anguish’ played) invited us to do this gig…

Since I didn’t always have access to my dad’s car we had to take the train from Tielt to Leuven. I remember it was the international one (Oostende – Köln) and it was packed with tourists (being a weekend-evening). We attracted quite the attention with our punky outlooks, dragging along guitars, my Marshall-amp, a snare-drum and bass-drum-pedal… I don’t know how we got from the railway-station to the venue in the Vital Decosterstraat.

I remember the set-up at the place being amateurish (we didn’t know it any other way), with e.g. a ghetto-blaster echoing the latest HC/punk tunes against the walls and a makeshift ‘bar’, but cosy – the place was rather packed. Don’t know if too many people there knew the ‘Repulsives’ already but the other bands were all from Leuven or with people who resided (“studied”) there…

I definitely liked ‘Anguish’ a lot and they (vocalists Murielle Celis & Bart Willemsen, drummer Steve Demaret; guitarist Kris Vandegoor – can’t remember who played bass at that time) became friends. I also did an interview with them for my zine at some timepoint and organised a couple of concerts for them (in our hometown – 86-05-24 – and with Smurfpunx: 87-03-15 & 88-01-30).

We’d seen ‘C.P.D.’ (‘Corrupt Police Department’ from Hamme) play at the very 1st Smurfpunx concert (85-12-21) and would play with them a few times later. A fun band! They also featured some later Smurfpunx line-ups: 87-03-15 & 87-12-11). Jaak De Cock (drums), Bart Van Praet (guitar), Hugo Van Speybroeck (bass & vocals) and Rudy Hoeykens (vocals) also became mates…

I can’t remember much about ‘O.I.L.L.’ (‘Opa In Levenden Lijve’) that night. We played another time with them and I know Rudy (‘C.P.D.’) and Alain ‘Spiritus’ (who joined ‘Anguish’) were in the band…

One thing I definitely remember is that there were a few skins there that didn’t like our song Fascist Skins at all. When we got of stage after the encores, they came towards us and tried to hit Stinky & myself (Brob). Our friends there managed to pull them off and they were ‘neutralized’. Nevertheless, it was considered safer for us to leave and we were escorted to the place where we could crash (Felix De Witte’s student-room). I remember us being guided through the Leuven streets by Felix, Stefaan Daamen (bassist of ‘Cyclone’) and a whole bunch of people; watching at every corner to see if the skins that wanted to get us hadn’t called for their friends…

fascist-skins-briefletter I wrote about the ‘fascist skins’ incident…

We spent the night talking and listening to music; until the next morning when Felix gave us a ride (he was heading for his parents’ place in the Kortrijk area)…

I haven’t got a flyer or photos of this gig; so if anyone wants to share…

86-05-17 Repulsives (Q104)86-05-17 Repulsives (Q104)'Dirk Ceustermans: Chaos @ Q104? If you see these flyers… super well organised 😉

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‘O.I.L.L.’ was at first myself on guitar, Lars (RIP) on drums, Marc on bass and vocalist/ lyricist Rudi Hoeyckens (who later joined ‘Disorder)… After a while Marc (‘Boenke’) was replaced by Ralf Souvereyns. We played practically every weekend… I had an act where I read from the bible (sanctus spiritus). We did songs on disco-johnies (‘Discokloten’), Reagan, fuck the army, etc. I might still have some recordings… Later I joined ‘Anguish’ (when Rudy suddenty took off to Norway). Rudy also played with ‘C.P.D.’. After all that I also was in an Elvis hardcore cover band with Johan De Backer (RIP): ‘Brainorgasm’… Our first gig (‘O.I.L.L.’) was at the Q104: we had 3 songs max, one of which was pure noise while the singer just blared some chaos. Rudy was a big fan of ‘Disorder’ and eventually he sang for them! [While Jaak of ‘C.P.D’ played drums.]

Alain ‘Louie’

Discokloten

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