Sweet d’Buster playing live in Ommen, The Netherlands 1979


Sweet d’Buster playing live in Ommen, The Netherlands for VARA Radio, live broadcast for the program VARA’s Popkaravaan July 31. 1979

Sweet d’Buster were a Dutch band which performed from 1975 to 1981.
They were formed in 1975 by saxophone player Bertus Borgers, who had played with The Golden Earring on their USA tour that year.
After returning to The Netherlands he got offered a recording contract because of a demo tape he had made with members of The Golden Earring.
He recruited Herman Deinum on bass and Hans Lafaille on drums, both core members of legendary dutch blues band Cuby + The Blizzards. He also recruited Robert Jan Stips (Supersister and Golden Earring) on keyboards and Paul Smeenk on guitar.

In 1976 they released their debut album “Sweet d’Buster”.
In 1978 their second album “Friction “saw the daylight which even sold better than their first album, even though they had already gained a a great live reputation.
Borgers also was heavily involved with Dutch rock star Herman Brood, both live and in the studio.
He even supplied Brood a hit with his song “Still Believe”, originally on Sweet d’Buster’s 2nd album “Friction”.

After the third live album “Gigs”, Stips and Lafaille leave the band.
After a few member switches, drummer Pierre van der Linden (Brainbox, Focus, Flavium) and keyboards player Jons Pistoor join the band.

This torrent consists of a MONO version and a STEREO version.

The mono version was recorded by me, on a tiny philips monaural cassette recorder on a german C-60 cassette of unknown brand from my parents’FM radio, while watching the concert on television.
I put it through Audacity and after that used CD Wave Editor to split the wav file into tracks.
After that transferred it to FLAC 8

The STEREO version I plucked somewhere from the internet ( I can’t recall where)
It had an info file which stated :

Sweet d’Buster – VARA’s Popkaravaan 31-07-1979

Recording from the FM radio broadcast.
Cassetterecorder – WAV (Enhanced with MusicCleaning Lab) – FLAC

Sound quality is very good.

Sweet d’Buster is a underrated Dutch supergroup (with members who als played with Herman Brood, Focus, Earth & Fire and Cuby & the Blizzards) which played a funky style of rock music.

Line up
Bertus Borgers – sax
Herman Deinum – bass
Pierre van der Linden – Drums
Jons Pistoor – Keyboard
Paul Smeenk – Guitar

01 Bread 06:02
02 Mean woman 05:56
03 Manja 06:39
04 Is it true 05:17
05 The frog 07:22
06 When it’s over 06:05
07 Still believe 04:44
08 Under city lights 03:47


As you can hear, the Mono and Stereo versions are a bit different.

The Mono version has another song after the last stereo version  song,Under the city lights, called I can’t decide.
This is the last song of the gig.

VARA’s Popkaravaan was a historic DUTCH TV show with simulaneous FM transmission

Transmission dates

19790703 The New Adventures
19790710 Kayak
19790717 Partner
19790724 The Scene
19790731 Sweet d’Buster
19790807 Sam America’s Gasphetti
19790814 Massada
19790821 White Honey

19800705 Dave Edmunds and Rockpile
19800712 The Tapes andStampei
19800719 Gruppo Sportivo and The Cure
19800726 Jango Edwards and The Friends Roadshow
19800802 Steel Pulse
19800809 XTC and Turf
19800816 Herman Brood and Transister (Robert Jan Stips) (The Ramones actually were the main act but Joey Ramone had fallen ill)
19800823 Jango Edwards and The Friends Roadshow

I do have recordings of New Adventures, Kayak, Partner, The Tapes, XTC, The Scene,  Transister, Sammie America’ s MAM, Steel Pulse,  Jango Edwards and The Friends Roadshow, The Cure, so if anyone is interested , let me know !

MONO Setlist :

01 Is It True
02 The Frog
03 Band Introduction
04 When It’s Over
05 Still Believe
06 Under City Lights
07 I Can’t Decide
Line up :

Bertus Borgers vocals, saxophone
Paul Smeenk – guitar
Pierre Van Der Linden – drums
Herman Deinum – bass
Jons Pistoor – keyboards

Lineage : FM > Cassette > Audacity > WAV > CD Wave Editor > FLAC 8

Another one from the box of old tapes !




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TC MATIC – Centrum 111 (De Sneeuwbal), Heemstede, The Netherlands December 11. 1982 FM


Centrum 111 (De Sneeuwbal), Heemstede, The Netherlands December 11. 1982 FM

Recorded and broadcasted by KRO radio

For all you people who don’t know TC Matic, they were VERY famous in the Netherlands in the period when The Comsat Angels and The Sound stormed the dutch stages.
TC Matic must have played at almost every venue or indoor- and outdoor festival.
Led by singer Arno Hintjens, a great stuttering performer who stopped stuttering the moment he started singing either in English, Grench or Flemmish.
Guitar player Jean-Marie Aerts had his guitar plugged in to what I thought was to be some sort of spacelab.
Effects all over !
Serge Feys on keyboards, Ferre Baelen on bass and Rudy Cloet on drums.
They were a sort of exponent of what was, then, called “Eurorock”
They toured all over Europe and even in the States.

They even had a modest dance hit in the new wave discos with the 12 inch “Oh La La La” .I must have seen them a hundred times !
They were the best !

Check out http://houbi.com/belpop/groups/tcmatic.htm for more info.

Setlist :

01 Les Zazous
02 Middle Class And Blue Eyes
03 Le Java
04 Rip Off Popoff
05 The Parrot Brigade
06 La Bas
07 Just Another Joke
08 Willie (fade out)

Lineage : FM > cassette > Audacity > CD Wave Editor > FLAC8

Another one from the box of old tapes !

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Carter USM VPRO Studios, Hilversum, The Netherlands, February 1990


Carter USM VPRO Studios, Hilversum, The Netherlands february 1990

Source : FM > Cassette > Audacity > WAV > FLAC 8

Recorded and broadcasted by VPRO Radio.


As the official site tells us …

Carter began in 1988, when the much acclaimed if commercially unsuccessful jangle pop band Jamie Wednesday disintegrated. The bands song-writing team, singer/guitarist Jimbob and guitarist Fruitbat found themselves with a charity show at the London Astoria to play and no one left to play with. So they recorded some backing tapes, played the show as a duo, and realised that this arrangement worked rather well.

Jimbob and Fruitbat decided that their new act should be one hell of a lot noisier and more confrontational than Jamie Wednesday had been, and a new name was needed to go with the new attitude. They chose Carter The Unstoppable Sex Machine because….well, let’s just say that Fruitbat (real surname Carter) was leading an exciting and energetic social life at the time.

Here they are !!

setlist :

1 Every Time A Churchbell Chime Rings
2 24 Minutes From Tulsa
3 Rubbish
4 Sherriff Fatman
5 Midnight From The Murder Mile.





World Domination Entreprises, Tegen Tonen Festival, Paradiso, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, May 29. 1987


World Domination Entreprises, Tegen Tonen Festival, Paradiso, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, May 29. 1987

World Domination Enterprises were a British independent rock band who were active in the 1980s. The band mixed elements of indie rock, industrial music, and dub.
Their sound was defined by their atonal guitar. They were best known for their cover version of LL Cool J’s “I Can’t Live Without My Radio”, and early single “Asbestos Lead Asbestos”, which was first performed by singer/guitarist Keith Dobson’s defunct band The 012.
The band was linked with the Mutoid Waste Company, and played at many of their events, as well as CND benefits. Much of the back catalogue is now deleted, though “Asbestos Lead Asbestos” can still be found on the Mute Records 2003 sampler Post Punk Vol. 1
Keith Dobson is also known as Kifkif Le Batteur, who played in English Psychedelic/progressive/space rock band “Here and Now” and, togeteher with Daevid Allen and Gilly Smyth in “Planet Gong”
Their myspace.com page tells us:
Consisting of three members: Founder Keith Dobson on guitar and vocals; Steve Jammo Jameson on bass and Digger Metters on drums, World Dom came into being on Guy Fawkes Day 1984, and played their last show in May 1990.
Grown up on the streets of Ladbroke Grove in West London. A manifestation of the hard, crazy and colourful life of the UK’s squatlands in Thatcher’s heyday.
WDE released only two albums, “Let’s Play Domination” in January 1988 and “Love from Lead City” (late 1988). “Let’s Play Domination” sustained a place in the top three of the UK Indie Charts and the band were featured on the covers of Melody Maker and NME.WDE preferred the short sharp napalm attack of the vinyl single and released five of these, one in each of the last five years of the 1980’s. “Asbestos Lead Asbestos” (1985); “Catalogue Clothes” (1986); “Hotsy Girl” (1987); “I Can’t Live Without My Radio” (1988); and “The Company News” (1989).

Line up :
Keith Dobson – guitar, vocalsSteve Jameson – bassDigger Metters – drums

setlist :
01 Hotsy Girl02 Look Out Jack 103 Look Out Jack 204 Look Out Jack 305 The Bullit Man06 Funkty Town07 Asbestos Lead Asbestos08 Bullitman09 The Stack Blew Jack10 Look Out Jack11 (I Can’t Live Without) My Radio

Track 1,2, 3, 4 and 5 are from the soundcheckTrack 6 to 11 are from the actual concert that evening.

Lineage tracks 1,2,3,4,5 : SBD Mobile Recording Unit > Alpine cassette recorder > Cassette (Maxell XLII 90) > Audacity >CD Wave Editor > FLAC 8Lineage tracks 6 to 11 : FM > Cassette (Maxell XLII 90) > Aufdacity > CD Wave Editor > FLAC 8


Another one from the box of old tapes !





The Monochrome Set, September 20. 1980, Paradiso,Amsterdam, The Netherlands FM


The Monochrome Set, September 20. 1980, Paradiso,Amsterdam, The Netherlands FM

Recorded and broadcasted by VARA Radio.

Set list :

01 B.I.D
02 405 Lines
03 Eine Symphonie des grauens
04 Love Zombies
05 Adeste Fideles
06 The Etcetera Stroll
07 The Apocalypso
08 Tomorrow Will Be Too Long
09 The Weird Wild And Wonderful Life Of Tony Potts
10 Espresso

Line up :

BID – vocals, guitar
Lester Square – lead guitar, synth
Andy Warren – bass
J. D. Haney – drums
Bob Sargeant – keyboards, vocals
Tony Potts – visuals


Source : FM > cass > Total Recorder> WAV > Flac8

Another one from the big box of old tapes !





Rickie Lee Jones Live at the Theatre Carre, Amsterdam, September 3 1979.

Rickie Lee Jones Live at Theatre Carré, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, September 3rd 1979.

Digging through my box of old tapes I stumbled into this recording.
A very good radio broadcast from her first promo tour.

Recorded and broadcasted by KRO Radio.

Also known as bootleg “On Saturday Afternoons in 1979”
One song, “Something Cool” was later released on the cd release of Girl at Her Volcano (first released as a 10 inch EP)

In those days I had a little Philips MONO cassette recorder, I recorded a lot on.
Later I bought a Marantz which I used heavily.

But now, here is a another stereo recording, taken from two cassettes, which gave me the possibility to patch a fade in and out on the last track.
Track 06 Sentimental Journey is taken from my early seed and is in mono.


Setlist :

01 High Gear And Young Blood
02 Something Cool
03 Young Blood
04 The Last Chance Texaco
05 Weasel And The White Boys
06 Sentimental Journey
07 Coolsville
08 Easy Money
09 Chuck E’s In Love
10 Up On The Roof
11 On Saturday Afternoons In 1963
12 Jam and band introduction


Line up :

Rickie Lee Jones – vocals, guitars, keyboards
Neil Larsen – Keyboards
Buzzy Feiten – Guitars
Reggie McBride – bass
Art Rodriguez – drums
Steve Letzner – percussion
Larry Williams – saxophone

As a support act Rickie Lee Jones had The Larsen-Feiten Band which consisted of :

Neil Larsen – Keyboards
Buzzy Feiten – Guitars
Reggie McBride – bass
Art Rodriguez – drums
Larry Williams – saxophone
Steve Letzner – percussion

Which were no other than her backing band !

Track 1. High Gear And Young Blood is by them.

Source : FM > Cassette > Audacity > CD Wave Editor > FLAC

Another one from the box of old tapes !





Consolidated – Tegen Tonen Festival February 22nd 1990, Paradiso, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Consolidated – Tegen Tonen Festival February 22nd 1990, Paradiso, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Recorded and broadcasted by VPRO Radio.

Consolidated were an American radical activist recording and performing group, formed in 1988 and best known in the early 1990s as an alternative dance/industrial music band. They were distinguished by left-leaning political activism and politically radical lyrics, as well as their innovative sonic collages which blended industrial and hip-hop styles. An entry on a previous version of Consolidated’s official website noted that all their albums have combined to sell over 500,000 copies.
Between 1989 and 1994, their instrumental style evolved from industrial, to hip-hop, to hard rock and funk with mixtures of ‘live’ instruments and electronic instruments. Their music often focused upon the following topics: vegetarianism, women’s rights, animal rights, fighting racism and homophobia, the unity of oppression, World War II and the Holocaust, the dangers of capitalism, and the evils of American Nationalism.
Although often criticized as having strident and confrontational lyrics, Consolidated tempered the intensity of their songs with many instances of self-deprecating humor. They admitted to their own struggles with addressing complex social issues within the constraining structures of pop music, an artistic form they referred to as “a neutralized medium,” but explained that they did so because they felt that it might be their only chance to reach a mass audience with progressive messages of social justice.
Their signature song, “Consolidated”, contained the mission statement “Consolidated is not even a consumer product… yet. This is no rock and roll band. It is a unique creative vision of a small isolated group of individuals. A team that’s skilled and dedicated. Searching for the knowledge that will enable them to improve the quality of their lives and the lives of those around them”.

Band members

Consolidated’s original line-up consisted of Adam Sherburne (guitar and vocals), Mark Pistel (samples, sequencers and keyboards/synths), and Philip Steir (drums). Consolidated’s subsequent line-ups have consisted of Adam Sherburne, Todd Bryerton (drums), Michael Dunne (bass), and Kevin Carnes (drums) with some mixing and engineering by Mark Pistel.
After 1994, the original line-up went their separate ways. Since that time, the project has been mainly under the direction of Adam Sherburne, with peripheral involvement by Mark Pistel (primarily mixing and engineering the albums). Following the split of the original line-up, Consolidated has continued to evolve musically through styles reminiscent of West Coast hip-hop, R&B, rock, and jazz similar to Miles Davis’s early 1970s experimentation. Initially known for their strident, lyric-heavy albums, their most recent recordings have been almost entirely instrumental improvisations.
Co-founders Mark Pistel (programming/vocals) and Philip Steir (programming/vocals) continued to do many remix projects after leaving the band. Mark Pistel made one album under the name Pistel, and has also played with the live/touring incarnation of Meat Beat Manifesto as well as a group called Electronic Dub Collective. He is currently co-producing and touring with Hercules and Love Affair. Philip Steir co-owns a recording studio called Toast. Drummer Todd Bryerton of the band’s later line-up performs with Kneel Cohn in the NYC post-glam band The Dead Stars On Hollywood.
Adam Sherburne had previously been the lead singer of a band called Until December.
[edit]Live performances

Consolidated were notable for including in each of their live performances a period of time in which microphones were passed among audience members, who could then discuss, rebut, argue or elaborate upon the topics of Consolidated’s songs. Consolidated devised these interactions as a way to subvert the typically passive experience of watching a band perform, empowering the audience members to respond and articulate their own opinions on issues addressed in the song lyrics or even the nature of the performance itself. Consolidated recorded many of these interactions and sampled excerpts of them to be included on their albums. In some cases, these samples were arranged and featured as short interludes between songs, while in other cases they were worked into the sonic collages of the songs themselves (e.g., “Crusading Rap Guys” on the 1991 LP Friendly Fa$cism.)
Consolidated’s live performances featured video montages that were either projected onto large screens, or featured on multiple television sets positioned along the perimeter of the stage. The video footage included their promotional music video clips for their singles, as well as video art composed of found footage which corresponded to the lyrical topics of specific songs (e.g., myths of male sexuality, sexist depictions of women in mass media, and the inhumane treatment of animals in laboratories and slaughterhouses).

Setlist :

01 America No. 1
02 Mishima – Howie Livin’
03 White American Male (The Truth Hurts)
04 Product
05 Josephine The Singer
06 This Music Has No Meaning
07 Message To The People
08 Consolidated
09 Strike

Lineage : FM > Cassette > Total Recorder > CD Wave Editor > FLAC 8

Another one from the box of old tapes !