Multisided artist, painter, graphic designer, guitarist, singer, producer, Kloot per W begun his carreer playing bass in the band The Misters than guitar with The Employees before joining Polyphonic Size. He went on to produce a great number of belgian bands and artists and making a few legendary solo albuls and cassettes, that are now reeissued by labels such as Starman and Walhalla records. His drawings and paintings, pop and brutal, anti-conceptual, are regularly exposed in museums and galeries across the country. He has been touring for about ten years with a big ensemble named The Belpop Bastards. Belgium Underground has interviewed him in his garden.
Active since the end of the 1970s, Stephan Barbery has gone through (and taken part in) punk, new-wave, cold wave, post-punk and is now pursuing a career made of his own experimental music and the psychedelic improvisations of Babils. Guitarist for numerous bands, such as Thrills, Digital dance, Snowy red, Marine, Kid Montana or Ink (with Drita Kotaji), he is also a graphic designer, he has conceived a lot of record covers, and he has produced a number of fanzines (the punkzine Bobel Simplex, among others). He is also the founder of the labels Camera Obscura and Digital records.
Belgium Underground has met the a-typical and unorthodox singer Didier Odieu, who will retrace his delibeartely chaotic carreer, from his punk debut with the extremely short-lived band Ablasnief Krugzzz, then with Odieu et le Feu. Upsetting, prone to the most unexpected behaviour, more likely to burn his own ship than let himself be cornered, or understood, what Odieu likes is disorder.
Gedurende vele jaren was Luc Calis mede-eigenaar van de platenzaak Harlequin. Hij vertelt over zijn punk kindertijd in de provincie en zijn ontdekking van de Brusselse underground cultuur.
Some souvenirs from the opening of the exhibition Bloody Belgium at PointCulture Bruxelles on the 22th of january.
The show presents posters by Patrice Poch and photographs by Luc Lacroix of the punk scene of Liège in the late seventies and early eighties, and the book they published together: Bloody Belgium.
Live Sets by Cocaine Piss, Coubiac and Progerians.
Belgium Underground heeft met Nadine Milo gesproken over zijn werk als journaliste voor het beroemde More/En Attendant tijdschrift, het eerste Belgische muziekmagazine die de punk en new wave scene heeft verdedigd.
In de eerste helft van 1976, heeft het jong maandelijks rockblad More ! wel Patti Smith op de cover gezet in het nummer van maart en in dat van juni anderhalve pagina besteed aan haar legendarisch concert in het Paul-Emile Janson Auditorium van de ULB in mei, maar het zijn vaste waarden zoals The Stones, Bowie […]