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DE BRASSERS - 1979-1982


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2010 release. De Brassers are one of the most notorious bands in 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 Divisions 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 70s and early 80s: the fear of atomic bombs, Cold War pessimism, police violence against squatters, the first cases of AIDS, and the grim years of Reagan & Thatcher. The CD and DVD presented here take you back to that time. All tracks from En Toen Was Er Niets Meer, their first 7", and the self-titled 12" are here, as well as rare and unreleased tracks taken from live performances and the cassette Levend. If youre in for a raw slice of Belgian history, let De Brassers immerse you in a cold wave of punk. This release also contains a documentary about De Brassers. Shot in black and white, plus color by Chromasoom (Jan Weynants). Over 50 minutes of live footage and a great amount of interviews with (ex-) band members and other people who were involved. English subtitles included." - Onderstroom.

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