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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.

Maaseudun Tulevaisuus (Fin) / Feed Your Head (UK) / Oi Polloi (Sco) @ W.N.C., Groningen 7 March 1989   2 comments

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
: 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…

Kirsten Romig (vocals)
Dorien Chachmany (guitar)
Ernie (drums)
Elian (bass) – Ecowar

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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Vieze Mensen (Gro) / Teast (NL) / Bart Droog (Gro) / The Plutoonikaas (NL) @ W.N.C., Groningen NL 27 January 1989   Leave a comment

Anhrefn (UK) @ W.N.C., Groningen 31 May 1989   Leave a comment

(or Yr Anhrefn, Welsh for The Mess). Bangor based Welsh language punk band 1983-1993. Sion Sebon (gtr,voc), Rhys Mwyn(bass), Hefin Huws (drms) (ex Llwybr Cyhoeddus, Maffia Mr Huws, later Branchala),Dewi Gwyn (gtr), formed the earliest stable line up with approx 15 others passing through the ranks, incl; Dic Ben (Elfyn Presli), Mark Whiteley, Anthony, Dylan Huws, Rhodri Tomos. Recognised as 1st Welsh band to break into an English speaking market, becoming accepted by speakers of both languages.  The band were championed by John Peel and recorded three sessions for his BBC Radio 1 show; Peel even travelled to Wales to see the band perform. Prolific gigging (up to 300 concerts per year) both home & abroad brought huge underground success for a band who flatly refused to sing in English. 2007 saw the Rhys and Sion pick up their guitars in anger again and play gigs under the Anhrefn name, albeit more acoustic than punk rock.

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Interview excerpted from Northern Ireland‘s MERE PSEUD MAG #3 circa 1989 Transcribed 1/98 by Dan Sabater

MSM: So is the Welsh language your first language?

Sion: Well before we went to school, at home we spoke Welsh. You pick up a bit of English anyway, we don’t actually remember but we probably did learn English as a second language. You don’t remember it because it just happens naturally in Wales, a lot of people speak Welsh and English.

MSM: A lot of people make a big deal about the fact that you sing in Welsh, but it’s because it’s your first language then?

Sion: To us it is just totally natural, we don’t think twice about it, but yet in another way we do think twice about it because we actually do it in Welsh. It’s the same as bands in Germany singing in German, French bands in French. It’d be a pretty boring world if everybody sang with American accents of whatever.

MSM: I read in a fanzine once that the National Front have given support to the campaign being waged by the Sons of Glendower on the grounds that it’s a nationalistic sort of thing. What is your opinion about all that?

Sion: There’s a lot of weird stuff going on with all that at the moment. I think over the last year the National Front have been trying to get organized again in the UK, and at the moment what I think they have been doing is that they have been trying to latch on to any group that they think they might get sympathy from. And so they’re doing it with all sorts of movements, trying to get in on it. Nobody seems to be taking any notice of that, thank God! Same thing with the Sons of Glendower, a lot of what they say is total and utter shit. Total racist rubbish they say, like throw the English out of Wales, don’t let English people into Wales, and that’s a load of shit, because anybody should be allowed to go and live anywhere. But I mean, where we live there’s an Indian family moved in and they’ve been here for about five years, and now they walk in the traditional Indian gear, they do their Indian customs, they speak English and they speak Welsh, and they take part in Welsh affairs as well, so they’ve got three different cultures that they can use, and that’s brilliant, that’s how it should be. But you’ve people like the Sons of Glendower, and they tell them to clear off, they don’t want them there in the first place. Which is fascism. That’s some of their ideals, but the actual burning of a home, well, that happens in the north of England as well, it happens in Scotland, it happens in Cornwall, because local people can’t afford the houses. You get some rich bastard buying all the houses and local people haven’t got anywhere to live. So you can understand why they do burn the houses, but a lot of their other politics are total shit.

MSM: Would you say then that you were broadly sympathetic or unsympathetic to them?

Sion: I can understand why they would burn down a holiday home, but that’s about the only thing of their policies that I can understand. But their other policies, like I said before, like not letting English people in are just shit.

MSM: So it is nationalistic in the real sense?

Sion: yeah, they’re trying to build up nationalism in a shit way.

MSM: Well, what do you think of Belfast and Northern Ireland?

Sion: We’ve only been here for about three days, I dunno it’s the kind of thing you could spend hours talking about. It’s almost impossible to say in a couple of minutes what you think about it. On the one hand, the first place we landed in was in Falls Road, and it’s the kind of place you hear a lot about, and when we landed there we thought “Bloody hell, this is the FALLS ROAD!” Five minutes afterwards we thought, “Uh, this is the Falls Road. We could be in Bradford or we could be in Manchester“. BUT, there was a different atmosphere in the whole place, and then the next minute you see the soldiers. So I think it’s going to take us a bit of time to think what we’ll have done in the next few days, to sort it all out. Obviously we all have our own opinions, but I don’t really think it’s up to some people from north Wales to say “Oh, I think this is what should be happening in Northern Ireland”, because we don’t know enough about it. We know what we think about it, but we would never bring out a leaflet saying what should happen in Northern Ireland. Not that it’s none of our business, I think it is because it’s to do with Westminster, and they are screwing us up in Wales as well., so in one way it’s our business and we should worry about it, we should care about it, but we shouldn’t be any sort of spokesman on behalf of it, because we don’t live here. In the same way that if some MP from Manchester said “Look, this is what should be happening with the Welsh language”, we’d think “Piss off”! What do you know about it? You’ve never lived here! How can you talk about it”?

MSM: Well what about CLASS WAR then, you went on the ROCK AGAINST THE RICH Tour with JOE STRUMMER. Anything to say abut that, any regrets or whatever?

Sion: No regrets, no. We were quite surprised with JOE STRUMMER., he could have been a bloody pop star if he’d wanted to, but he wasn’t, he was totally OK, totally down to Earth, no shit at all. The tour was good, there was good audiences, but I don’t know how many of the actual audience knew what the whole thing was about. There was one guy who introduced the bands, who would sometimes try to explain what it was all about, but the crowd would just be going “Strummer, Strummer, Strummer”. So I think a lot of the crowd were just there to see Joe Strummer because he used to be in the CLASH, and didn’t really know what was going on, even though they gave out leaflets, most of the leaflets would be on the floor by the end of the night, because people were there to watch Strummer. It was a good idea.

MSM: A lot of people, probably myself included, thought it was pretty ludicrous picking somebody like JOE STRUMMER for this tour (Blasphemy!-Dan/LARiot), someone who has made himself a lot of money out of the Rock ‘n’ Roll business, and for CLASS WAR to turn round and to start defending him, with crap like “If you’re going to be successful in the Rock industry, you have to make a lot of money”.

Sion: I think the problem that they had was that they wanted to try and raise money and get a lot of publicity. To do that they had to have somebody quite famous, and anyone who is quite famous is bound to have a little bit of dosh. But then again JOE STRUMMER probably has only got enough dosh to, I dunno if he has got his own house. He’s probably only as well off as a fairly low-paid teacher. I don’t think he’s really loaded, maybe he’s got his own house.

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Posted 28 December 2014 by michaelbacteria in Audio, W.N.C. 1989, W.N.C. Audio

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Catweazle (Gro) / Dreadful (Sco) @ W.N.C., Groningen 13 February 1989   Leave a comment

Scraps were supposed to play this one but canceled last minute and got replaced by Catweazle. Dreadful were from Glasgow, Scotland and released a 11 song demo in 1988. In 1991 they appeared on the compilation They ain’t seen nothing yet 7” EP together with bands such as Mushroom Attack and Hiatus.

1988 Dreadful Demo sleeve-1

1991 Dreadful EP insert-1


1989-02-13 Catweazle - WNC-4

Catweazle – Maynard


1989-02-13 Catweazle - WNC-3

Catweazle – Gerard/Buiten Adem right in the crowd

1989-02-13 Catweazle - WNC-2

Catweazle – Michael & Maynard

1989-02-13 Catweazle - WNC-1



De Plutoonikas (NL) / Candela (NL) / Vieze Mensen (Gro) / The Plot (NL) @ W.N.C., Groningen 1 April 1989   Leave a comment

1989-04-01 Plot TAPE-

Released as a 2 TAPE boxset by De Teller