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THE POP GUN

Band from Veerle with an ambitious plan to conquer the world by means of pop records. Needless to say the plan never worked out the way it was supposed to.

 
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"Oh, what a day"
46,1 sec. - 90 Kb.
song : Nicasy, Ermgodts
Produced : Werner Pensaert
Year : 1986
Record co. : Antler/Epic

"Ordinary blue"
52,2 sec. - 102 Kb.
song : Nicasy, Ermgodts
Produced : W. Van Belle
Year : 1990
Record co. : BE'S SONGS

 
   

Singer Frank Ermgodts initially was the part of The Chrome, a group that won the 1982 version of the Rock Rally. From 1985 on he teamed up with guitar player Patrick Nicasy.

 

Although they enjoyed quite a bit of success in Belgium with their singles "Always alone" ('85), "Oh, what a day" ('86) and "Ordinary blue" ('90), they were always disliked by the critics and the alternative audience for supposedly being "too commercial". Since their music was also not "easy" enough for a big breakthrough with the general public, they fell a bit "between wall and ship".

In 1991, Frank Ermgodts briefly was part of the underground formation Poesie Noire, and helped to turn their album "Marianne" into a more poppy experience.

The Pop Gun is also often quoted as being on of the examples of how bad the legal situation for Belgian musicians is. Some of the members of the Pop Gun where also getting unemployment benefits at the time they were playing in the band and were fined by the RVA. However, this is a widely spread situation in Belgium, a country that is much too small to have artists (except for the absolute top) make a living out of their music.

Members :
- Frank Ermgodts (vocals)
- P. Nicasy (keyboards & guitars)
- various studio musicians on every record.

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Albums :
- Popgun (Antler - 1989)
- Table swimming (Polygram - 1992)

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