Now we rev up with the following LP and arrived in Holland and meet the hardcore legends from Amsterdam. Since I'm a lazy bag, I will use the info from the always visited kfth page where you can read the complete story and a review: "Named after a Dutch historical figure who assassinated the king of the Netherlands in 1584, Balthasar Gerards Kommando was formed in the early '80s by members of Amsterdam punk band the Nitwitz. Rejecting the then-popular trend to emulate British Oi! bands, B.G.K. took their musical cues from American hardcore bands such as MDC, and soon developed an ultrafast style of their own. The band was also committed to following through with its leftist political stance, both in terms of the punk scene (the band set up DIY shows with low door prices, and put out affordable records on their own label) and in a wider political spectrum (they often played benefits for various causes, and helped run the Emma squat in Holland)." Powerful board and brilliant early 80's angry hardcore stuff. Spiffing!
- Special Thanx to Fredrik -