93-09-17 Fingerprint – De Kift – Beerepoot Brothers

Posted: October 3, 2015 in VV 1993
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See: 93-09-17&18&19 5th Leed-festival (Intro & Incident)

De Kift Krankenhaus

‘De Kift’ play post-punk (a mix of punk, fanfare, rock & pop). They came from Koog-aan-de-Zaan (North of Amsterdam). The band still exists and plays; have a look at dekift.nl. Back in these days I think the line-up was as follows: Ferry Heijne (vocals/trombone/trumpet/guitar; ex ‘Svätsox’), Han Hulscher (trumpet), Jan Heijne (trumpet), Mathijs Houwink (bass; ex ‘B.G.K.’ – Niels de Wit played on the Krankenhaus LP), Patrick Votrian (trombone/tuba), Pim Heijne (guitar), Wim Ter Weele (drums) and Marco Heijne (vocals). Frank Van Den Bos (keyboards; also ‘Trespassers W’) joined later.

The guy who did the sound for them was ‘Bill Bimetaal’ (René de Boer), who used to play guitar in ‘U.B.C.F.’ (‘United Blessed Chicken Fuckers’). He also did the sound in the famous Emma squat in Amsterdam and the Groote Weiver in Krommenie. Nowadays he plays in ‘Fucking Virgins’ (fuckingvirgins.nl)…

‘Beerepoot Brothers’ were a “bluegrasscountryfolkpunkmetal” band. They “fucked up old blues and country songs, old punk classics, and even covered ‘Slayer’s Angel Of Death”. Niels de Wit (ex ‘Gepöpel’ & ‘Vernon Walters’) did vocals and played banjo/harp/kazoo, Ed played guitar and ‘Frommel Beerenose’ ‘jug and kuttepiel’.”. They were announced in the V.V. newsletter but I can ‘t really remember them playing…

‘Fingerprint’, from the Paris suburbs, had already played here (93-05-22). Christophe Mora (guitar/vocals) and his mates Nicolas Fisseau (vocals), Thomas Guillanton (bass) & Jérome Bessout (drums) brought us their intense emo-HC from the Surrender 7” (that was out on Christophe’s label Stonehenge recs) and their new stuff (that was gonna be on the We May Be Brothers 7”).


This gig was just before I joined ‘De Kift’ but I do know that the band played in Ieper! The others sometimes still talk about it…

Frank van den Bos, keyboards ‘De Kift’

Can remember that one vividly… It was my birthday that day. It was the very, very first time Krankenhaus [LP out on Konkurrel Sep. ‘93]. A very noisy crowd, there was, indeed. Un-Belgian actually.

Marco Heijne

The people of ‘Fingerprint’ slept at my house that night…

Henk Loobuyck [There was a short interviwe he did with them in the V.V zine Fifi #1]

As far as I can remember ‘B.B.’ only played Belgium once, together with ‘De Kift’, for an audience of militant straight-edgers. We did our bluegrass adaptation of ‘Minor Threat’s (I’m Not) Straight Edge… :-) We did it as a duo because Ed had missed the train…

I also played with ‘De Kift’. Mathijs joined a few years later (around the Gaaphonger album I believe). ‘De Kift’ was a trio (Ferry, Wim & myself) for a while. After Krankenhaus we expanded live to a band of 7 or 8. After a few months I left (to return several times as a stand-in). The line-up at this gig was Ferry, Wim, Niels, Pim Heyne, Jan – the father of Ferry & Marco – on trumpet, and ‘declamateurs’ Maarten van Oudshoorn & Eddie Kagie.

Niels de Wit

Niels announced the song as I’m Not Straight Edge by the ‘Beer Drinking McKay Family’.


additions wellcome!…

  1. Thomas Guillanton says:

    My memories about this are not that vivid… I remember that I plugged my bass straight into the P.A, without monitors so I couldn’t hear what I was playing and didn’t know how it was sounding…
    I found some pictures of that gig few days ago… I will upload them someday!
    I would have loved playing with ‘Nations On Fire’ the next day…

  2. Christophe Mora says:

    It’s been more than 20 years, I have absolutely NO memories from this specific gig… Did we ever play it? I can’t say… I just can’t remember having played with those bands…
    We were coming up to the V.V. often around that time, for the music sure, but most of all, to socialize with the people there, learn/discover/strenghten our ideas, feel like a part of some sort of “family”…

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