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History of the site (from the newest to the old) :

  • For the most recent changes on the site, see What's New.
  • For everything between July 1998 & June 1999 see What's older2.
  • June 30, 1998
    - Added a page about Praga Khan, techno wonder better known abroad then in Belgium.
    - Added a page to the archive about Zjef Vanuytsel, singer-songwriter of the seventies.
    - Added a page for The Misters, powerpop group of the seventies with Kloot Perw en Bert Decorte.
  • June 28, 1998
    - Starflam are the winners of the fourth "song van de week" contest. The new match features Soulwax (with Tracy Bonham), The Fantastico All-Stars (with Jan Wauters) and Galina (with Mauro Pawlowsky).
  • June 21, 1998
    - Added a page for Flowers for Breakfast, another exponent of the talented and interesting Antwerp scene.
    - Praga Khan are the winners of the third "song of the week" contest. The new match is between Starflam, Think of One and Alane Dante.
  • June 14, 1998
    - Flowers For Breakfast are the winners of the second "song van de week" contest. The new match features Charles Schillings, Praga Kahn and Evil Superstars.
  • June 7, 1998
    - Added a page for El Fish, young and promising blues gods.
    - El Fish are the winners of the first "song van de week" contest. The new match features Flowers For Breakfast, Axelle "Rojo" en Kim'Kay.
    - Added a page for Liliane Saint-Pierre, celebrating over 30 years in Flemish and international showbizz.
  • June 2, 1998
    - Added a page on Spelers & Drinkers, the tribute project by a lot of Flemish artists to Johan Verminnen.
  • June 1, 1998
    - New look !!
    - Added a new part to the site : "Song of the week". Here, three new songs will be presented to you each week. You can vote for your favourite, which will be included in the archive. This weeks contest features Opium, El Fish and Janes Detd.
  • May 23, 1998
    - Aroma di Amore now has its own page in the Archive. Thanks to Gerry Vergult for the information.
    - Added some sounds to the Krapoel in Axe (K.I.A.)-pagina.
  • May 16, 1998
    - Toots Thielemans has a new record out. I've also added an interview with him from 1983 (also in real-audio).
    - Added information about the newest Adamo-record.
  • May 14, 1998
    - Added some more sounds and a better bio to the Blue Blot page.
  • May 10, 1998
    - Added a page for Charles & The White Trash European Blues Connection, a new project by Arno.
    - Added page for De Nieuwe Snaar, who stole many a heart with their witty combination of music and theater.
  • May 7, 1998
    Long time since the last update, but here's a major update for you : the Discussion room, which was not a big success : so now I've reworked it completely (and is now called the Forum). You can now add messages directly to the artist pages in 6 categories :
    - Album reviews
    - concert reviews
    - weblinks
    - Albums / singles you want to sell
    - Albums / singles or other stuff you want to buy / swap
    - Other comments (like concert dates, news ...).
    You'll notice these changes on all the pages immediately, cause I've added a form at the top of the page that allows you to add a message, and a list of links at the bottom of the page that takes you to the selected messages for the group or artist you were reading about. Enjoy !!
  • April 22, 1998
    - Added a page for Sofie, former member of Trinity and succesful both in the eighties and nineties.
  • April 20, 1998
    - Two Unlimited are back alive and are poised to become as big as they were before.
  • April 19, 1998
    - The new album of Evil Superstars is out now. A review and somer more info about the group was added.
    - De Kreuners have released a new single and will start touring to celebrate 20 years of existence.
  • April 18, 1998
    - Nemo has a new album out. A review and some tracks were added to their page.
    - The Neon Judgement has resurfaced. A new single has been release, an album will follow soon.
  • April 12, 1998
    - Added a page for Belgian Asociality, pretty funny punk group of the nineties.
    - Added a page for Die Anarchistische Abendunterhaltung, mixing the classical with pop.
  • April 4, 1998
    - Added a page for Ashbury Faith.
    - Started translating the site into Dutch. This could cause a slow-up in the adding of new bands for some weeks.
  • March 30, 1998
    - Added a page for Guido Belcanto, storyteller from the gutter and the kitschy bars.
  • March 29, 1998
    - Added a page for Sweater, another very good current band.
  • March 28, 1998
    - Added a page for Eden, an interesting new female group that has been described as "Buffalo Tom with Pussy".
    - Added a page for Betty Goes Green. It had been a long time coming.
    - The bio of De Elegasten is now substantially more complete.
  • March 23, 1998
    - Added a page for the eccentrically brilliant Evil Superstars.
    - Added a page for Zita Swoon (who are perhaps still better known under their former name Moondog Jr.)
    - Found out about a website for the group Poésie Noire.
    - dEUS have been appointed "Cultural Ambassadors of Flanders".
    - the biographies for Louis Neefs and Ann Christy are now more substantiated.
  • March 22, 1998
    - There are now two new ways of navigating through the site : The Timeline (where the artists are grouped by the year they first gained notoriety) and the Random Search (where you can find individual musicians, songs, album titles etc.. by searching through the full text of the site).
    - The top banner on all pages has been changed to accommodate these new additions.
  • March 18, 1998
    - If you're a K's Choice fan, be sure to check out the news-flash at the bottom of their page. If you're still in doubt whether to be a K's Choice fan, just listen to the extract from their new single "Believe" that has been added. I've also added a bit of the first Sarah Bettens recording "I'm so lonesome I could cry".
  • March 17, 1998
    - Added a page for Thou, an emerging band whose music has been described as "Portishead meets Sonic Youth" and "The Ghent answer to dEUS".
    - A few changes have been made to the Bernthöler page, thanks to Kris Dierckx.
    - Added a few new links to the "Links & Sources" page.
    - Found out about another great resource about Belgian Music : it's a book called "Rock over Belgium" (see The Kids to find out where that title came from) that contains a discography of Belgian Music from 1957 to 1997. The book is done by Kris Dierckx and contains a listing of over 8000 singles and 2800 albums. The book costs 450 Belgian fr. and can be bought at record fairs, record shop Vynilla in Ghent or by getting in touch with the author himself : Kris Dierckx, Veldbraak 1, 2431 Laakdal, Belgium or
  • March 15, 1998
    - The Mix (Youth extension of newspaper De Morgen) recently did a special on "Frithop" : there was enough information in it to add three new bands to the Archive : Krapoel in Axe or K.I.A., Algemeen Beschaafd Nederlands or ABN, and the brilliant 't Hof Van Commerce.
    - Added a page for Lowpass, A Belgian Triphop-group. The sounds still suck, though.
  • March 14, 1998
    - Added a page for Dead Man Ray, a new project of Rudy Trouvé (from dEUS).
    - Added the new single "Starsign" and some new info about Nemo.
    - The site is Linkpunt's Site of the week.
    - The site is mentioned in the paper edition of the "Gazet van Antwerpen" this weekend.
  • March 11, 1998
    - Added a page for Neven.
    - Re-wrote the biography and discography of PPz30, thanks to information sent by Daniel Wang.
    - Added some info to the Beverly Jo Scott page, thanks to info from Alain Weiler.
    - The success story of the site continues ... I got my face shown on (regional) television this time. You can see the screenshots.
    - Added some more outside links to new bands on the links page.
  • March 9, 1998
    - Added a page for Guy Swinnen, thanks to Guy himself and the Promo Department at Play It Again Sam.
    - Added a page for Wigbert.
    - Now you can see what pages and real-audio files have been viewed most on the Stats-pages.
    - The site gets another good review by Tagie.
  • March 2, 1998
    - The page of Jan Puimege now has some more info, record sleeves and two more audio files ("Zee" and "Zomaar"). Thanks to Jenny Leemans & Danny Dethier).
    - I just got an interview in ... Het Belang van Limburg !! You can find the interview here.
  • February 25, 1998
    - Welcome to all Clickx-readers, who found their way to the Belgian Pop & Rock Archives through that internet-magazine.
    - The site has been nominated for "site of the month" by The Reference. You can vote for it here.
  • February 22, 1998
    - Added a page for The Wallace Collection
    - Added a page for Brian (and some info on the related The Shake-Spears and Gene Latter)
    - Added a page for Dan Lacksman (member of Telex, but also on the solo-path and with his project Pangea)
    - Added a page for Klaus Klang (and his group Klang).
    - A song was added to the biography of Poésie Noire (and a bad one if you'd ask me)
    - New song for Plastic Bertrand was added : Sha la la la lee !!
    - The Machiavel biography and discography was seriously enhanced. A new song (Over The Hill) was added.
    - The Telex page went through some changes and a bunch of links was added.
    - At last I've found a webpage with some more information on Anna Domino.
    - Some info to the Machines and Dinky Toys biography added thanks to Isabel Bracke
  • February 19, 1998
    - Added new websites for Channel Zero
    - The story about Lamp & Lazarus contained a big mistake : Lamp was in fact Lazarus and vice versa (Thanks to Steven Goffin for the info).
  • February 18, 1998
    - Official website for Front 242 discovered.
  • February 15, 1998
    - New information on The Kids (soundtrack for "Dief"), De Mens (New single "Val niet in Liefde), The Bet (Mark Vanhie produces new artist Sarah), and The Machines (former drummer Jan De Vos has a new band called Paris Texas).
    - Sttellla, a band from Brussels loaded with Belgian humour, now has a page.
    - PPz30, the Belgian version of the Red Hot Chili Peppers, has been added to the Archives.
    - Philippe Swan now has a - very incomplete - page.
    - There have been changes to the pages of The Scabs (with news about the solo career of Guy Swinnen), The Wolf Banes, La Fille d'Ernest and Red Zebra thanks to emails from Guy Swinnen and Pip Vreede.
  • February 13, 1998
    The Belgian Pop Archives get mentioned in "T-zine", the weekly newsletter of "De Financieel Economische Tijd". They refer to these pages as "monk's labour". Thanks a lot!
  • February 8, 1998
    - De Mens now has some music ("Dit is mijn huis", "Nederland" & "Sheryl Crow I need you so") and a decent discography
  • February 7, 1998
    - The Johan Verminnen page was added.
    - Bobbejaan Schoepen made it into the Belgian Pop Archives!
    - Pitti Polak now has a page devoted to it. Thanks to Mario Danneels.
    - De Kreuners announce yet another comeback.
    - Paul Michiels picks up his solo career again.
  • February 2, 1998
    - Some additional info added on the current whereabouts of the original Blue Blot members, thanks to Michael Schack
  • February 1, 1998
    - Discussion Area added. Hope I will get some feedback that way.
    - Help page now contains answers to some of the questions you might be asking.
    - What's New page added (You're looking at it now)
    - Links & Sources page added (You can find links to other interesting websites about Belgian Music as well as a brief description of the most interesting sources to find more information on this topic).
  • January 29, 1998
    - The Belgian Rock Archives are featured in the Top 10 list of internet links at Humo
  • January 25, 1998
    - launch of the website !



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