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Human Error (Gro) @ W.N.C., Groningen 13 August 1989 (First gig)   Leave a comment

After E.N.E. split up, Maynard, Robbie and Piet decided to start a new band with the help of Juul on bass and Janine on vocals. We did our first gig in our squat the W.N.C. on 13.08.89 as HUMAN ERROR. We changed the name from REALITY ATTACK into MUSHROOM ATTACK. After several tours and two split LP’s we decided to split up after our disaster UK tour in June 1992. There were just too many tensions in the band.

Karma Sutra (UK) @ W.N.C., Groningen 25 January 1988   Leave a comment

4 songs from this liveset were released on the Live in Germany & Holland July/August ’88 TAPE (Paradoxical UK, 1988).
Karma Sutra Tape

Posted 9 January 2015 by michaelbacteria in Audio, W.N.C. 1985-1990, W.N.C. 1988, W.N.C. Audio

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Intense Degree (UK) @ W.N.C., Groningen 7 February 1990   Leave a comment

intensedegreeMansfield’s finest Superfast Hardcore band of the late 80’s shared countless stages with the leading lights of the newly spawned UK grindcore scene, Heresy ,Napalm Death, Doom, Bolt Thrower etc all over the UK in the 86-87 period, and attracted the attention of famed Radio 1 DJ John Peel -who booked the band into the BBC studios for a well received session, first broadcast in March 1988. The band were less metallic sounding than their contemporaries, concentrating instead on super swift HC based material, and in drummer Frank they boasted one of the fastest in the scene. Intense Degree were also notable for having a female bass player, which was unusual for the time, Bolt Thrower aside.
Earache became good friends with the band and arranged for them to record their debut LP in Birdsong Studios, Worcester in October 88. Studio owner Steve Bird deserves an honourable mention in the history of Grindcore for recording the B-side of Napalm Death’s “Scum” and all of the ” From Enslavement” album- most engineers were perplexed by the unlistenable noise that grindcore bands unleashed in the studio, but Steve was actually encouraging and even made the bands vaguely listenable, all with a zero budget. The resulting album ” War In My head” became the 9th Earache release (mosh 9) and was available on vinyl LP only.
2 tracks also appeared on the Manic Ears records compilation “North Atlantic Noise Attack”, including the bands cover of the Siege classic “Conform”. After disappointing sales of the album, the band acrimoniously split with Earache, preferring instead to take the DIY approach to future recordings.
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Varukers (UK) / Inferno (BRD) @ W.N.C., Groningen 23 August 1986   Leave a comment

1986-08-23 Inferno, Varukers - WNC-1

Inferno

 

1986-08-23 Inferno, Varukers - WNC-3

Inferno

 

1986-08-23 Inferno, Varukers - WNC-2

Varukers

 

Posted 9 January 2015 by michaelbacteria in Audio, W.N.C. 1985-1990, W.N.C. 1986, W.N.C. Audio

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Maaseudun Tulevaisuus (Fin) / Feed Your Head (UK) / Oi Polloi (Sco) @ W.N.C., Groningen 7 March 1989   1 comment

A big group of Finnish students from the Rijksuniversiteit Groningen (University of Groningen) came to see Maaseudun Tulevaisuus.

Maaseudun Tulevaisuus 2

1989-03-07 Maaseudun Tulevaisuus - WNC-1

Maaseudun Tulevaisuus – Juissi Vainiola

1989-03-07 Maaseudun Tulevaisuus - WNC-2

Maaseudun Tulevaisuus – Jaakko Uusisalo, Jouni Nieminen, Juissi Vainiola

1989-03-07 Maaseudun Tulevaisuus - WNC-3

Jaakko Uusisalo – Jouni Nieminen – Juissi Vainiola – Michael Bacteria – Eva Cavia

Do Or Die (NL) / Naftia (Gre) @ W.N.C., Groningen NL 15 March 1989   Leave a comment

Do Or Die LP
History
: Started around 1987, hailed from Amsterdam and helped at the Van Hall squat in 1988. Toured Skandinavia, South and East Europe. Played around for about 7 years.

Description: a mix of hardcore, rock, reggae, grunge…

Line-Up:
Kirsten Romig (vocals)
Dorien Chachmany (guitar)
Ernie (drums)
Elian (bass) – Ecowar

Discography:
1990 – Crush And Feel It LP (Konkurrel, NL)
1993 – Shake The Stars demo TAPE/LP (GAP Recordings, NL)

Posted 8 January 2015 by michaelbacteria in Audio, W.N.C. 1985-1990, W.N.C. 1989, W.N.C. Audio

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MBP (Gro) / Fang (US) @ W.N.C., Groningen NL 3 May 1987   Leave a comment

FangFang is a punk rock band that originated in 1981. Fang was originally part of the punk rock scene in Berkeley, California in the 1980s. The band broke up in 1989 when key member Sam McBride was sent to prison for killing his girlfriend, Dixie Lee Carney. Upon his release, in 1995, McBride changed his name to Sammytown and reformed Fang.

History:
Fang’s first record under the name ‘Fang’ was actually more of an experimental record, according to the band; the “Yukon Fang” single. Fang guitarist Tom Flynn and bass player Brian Beattie, his former bandmate from the bands “Tapeworm” and “Safety Patrol”, put out “Yukon Fang” as a duo and thus Fang was born. The original version of Fang toured the country once, only to break up shortly thereafter with Beattie moving on to Texas where he later formed the band Glass Eye. While this was happening, Sam McBride, the band’s vocalist, was singing with future Fang drummer Greg Langston in the band “Shut up”. Eventually, “Fang” won out, and the band’s lineup included McBride, Chris Wilson (bass), Tom Flynn (guitar), and Joel Fox (drums). Together they contributed the song “Fun with Acid” on the Not so Quiet on the Western Front compilation LP. Shortly thereafter, guitarist Tom Flynn created “Boner Records” and released their debut LP and EP Landshark and “Where the Wild Things Are.” Tim Stiletto drummed on the latter. These two releases are now considered classic east bay punk.

In January 1986, the “Spun Helga” LP was recorded in West Germany with McBride singing vocals, and two Germans named Joe (Guitar) and Ollie (Drums) playing instruments. We Bite Records in Germany released the LP, but in the U.S. it was handled by National Trust Records. Fang next released was 1987’s “A Mi Ga Sfafas?” (The title literally means “Give Me Head?” in Yugoslavian). The lineup during this era was McBride, Bill Collins (guitar), Joe Miller (bass), and Steve Chinn (drums). Drummer Mike Branum replaced Chinn and Fang recorded the album “Pissed-Off Buddah”, which remained unreleased until 2008, when it was released with Fang’s other albums “Spun Helga” and “A Mi Ga Sfafas?”

In 1989, Sam McBride was sentenced to six years in prison for killing his girlfriend, Dixie Lee Carney.

During Fang’s inevitable break, punk rock group Green Day recorded a cover of their song “I Want to Be on TV” and released it on the B-Side of their hit single “Geek Stink Breath”. The song was later re-released on the groups B-Side compilation album Shenanigans.

Nirvana played “The Money Will Roll Right In” live on many occasions, perhaps most famously at the 1992 Reading Festival.

After a long break, Fang regrouped in 1995 and put out the “Electric Chair” single on Man’s Ruin Records. The lineup at this time included Sam McBride (vocals) (Sam had recently legally changed his name to “Sammytown”), Greg Langston (Drums), Bill Burnett (Guitar) and Josh Levine (Bass). This incarnation of the Band recorded the “American Nightmare” LP on Wingnut Records.