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ARTIST
TITLE
Destroy The Entertainment
FORMAT
2LP

LABEL
CATALOG #
REDWIG 001LP REDWIG 001LP
GENRE
RELEASE DATE
5/25/2009

"De Rondos were around from 1978 until 1980. Besides being an art-collective (dubio) who were sharing a building they used as a base to launch their commie rockets at CRASSholes, the police, nihilist punx and the corrupted consumer society at large... they made some fantastic records, too. Grating, repetitive, stripped down angry compositions. Songs is maybe not the right word. They introduced a new gestalt in the Dutch music world; aesthetically nothing to do with rock, playing on their own terms, writing their own zines, creating DIY platforms to be inclusive and inspirational. Rehearsal spaces, gigs and stencil machines. Power to the people. This double LP collect their singles on the first side, a selection out of a live concert in 1978 on the second. The second LP contains their Red Attack LP. The recordings are raw and to the point. No studio trickery, overdubs or hippy noodling here. The sound is maybe most related to English bands like Wire, Crisis, Crass (their friends turned foes) and Gang Of Four. They heavily inspired a new wave of Dutch bands especially the Wormer & Utreg 'scenes.' The Ex, Zowiso, de Kift (Rondos drummer!), the Nixe en vele anderen! Inserts: Foldout LP-sized lyric sheet. 24-page booklet of the band's history in English, written by their singer Johannes van de Weert in 2009. Including a lot of photos and artwork."