Their "spleen-punk" made it to the final of the 1980 edition of the
Their single "En toen was er niets meer" ("And then there was
nothing"), their main artifact, was a release without a record company. Although
very low-budget and badly produced, the anger and the energy of the single made
it a cult hit.
Together with groups like Gruppenbild (with Stijn Meuris from Noordkaap),
Struggler and Siglo XX, they formed the core of the
doomy punk scene from Limburg for a while.
Occasionally, the Brassers still perform on stage (for benefits etc. like the
one for newspaper De Morgen in 1987, for Kom Op Tegen Kanker in 1995 ...) In 1998
they were featured in the lineup of the Euro-Rock festival in Neerpelt, together
with their contemporaries Anne Clark, Red Zebra, Struggler,
The Sisters of Mercy, The Bollock Brothers and The Stranglers.
Band members :
- Mark Poukens (vocals)
- Erik Poukens
- Willy Dirkx
- Ben Deckers
- Marc Haesendonckx
- En toen was er niets meer / twijfels / eruit (single, Bras, 1980)
- Kontrole (Track "Rock Rally 1980")
- Levend (K7, Bras Tape, 1980)
- De Brassers (EP, Kremlin, 1981)
- 4x4 : AA, De Brassers, Cultural Decay, Struggler (Antler/Subway, 1993)
- "En toen was er niets meer" also appeared on "Wit-Lof from Belgium,
vol 3 : 80's" and "New Wave Belgian Class.X".
- Euro-Rock, a festival where they
performed in 1998.
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