|2||En toen was er niets meer||4:38|
|4||??? (aka Ik wil eruit)||1:37|
|6||They Wanted Us Away||3:55|
|7||Sick in Your Mind||5:18|
|9||He Lives in His Dreams||5:10|
|10||If There Is Something||3:49|
|11||Neo I (Rise and Fall)||4:20|
|12||Neo II (I Wanna Be on My Own)||4:14|
|13||Neo III (Living on the Edge)||4:13|
|14||Neo VII (Lean on Me)||6:48|
|15||I'm Not Afraid of You||4:03|
|16||The Last Time||5:44|
|17||I Lost Control Again||5:19|
De Brassers were one of the most notorious bands in the Belgian new wave/punk history. With their no nonsense attitude they scared the shit out of the local catholic community of Hamont. De Brassers were a local mixture of the Sex Pistols (in the lowest gear) and Joy Division (they always performed a cover version of Joy Division’s Shadowplay), combining a criticism of bureaucracy and politics with experiences of psychological and existential tensions. The doomed sound they produced tells a lot about the dark atmosphere of the late seventies and early eighties: the fear of atomic bombs, cold war pessimism, police violence against squatters, the first cases of AIDS, and the grim years of Reagan & Thatcher.
This compilation takes you back to that time. All tracks from their first 7″ "En Toen Was Er Niets Meer” & their self-titled 12″, plus rare & unreleased tracks taken from various live performances & the cassette “Levend”. If you’re in for a raw slice of Belgian history let de Brassers immerse you in a cold wave of punk.