(Amsterdam, 1982 – 1984)

Meaning Name: It refers to a defoliant used during the Vietnam War.

Bio: In mid August the band was formed and they used the name French Connection but this was dropped because there were other bands with this name. The current name came up in De Tichel, a bar and hangout for alot of punx. Practise in the 747 squat, build a practiseroom in the cellar of the Wyers squat and play own songs. Valerie from France and Guido write most lyrics and Guido write most songs. In October 1982 a demo was recorded with Michel, the drummer of Wunderbach because Pierre did not rehearse enough. After the second gig in November 1982, Fred replaced Arthur. On 7 February 1983 they recorded for the first 7”, put out by Henk Smit/Jezus And The Gospelfuckers. Fred couldn’t make it on the 19 February concert in Hoorn because he was detained by the police. Tjeerd took over. In May 1983 they went on tour with British band The Accused. Valerie arranged to record the VD 7” in Spring 1983 on New Wave Records (with a pressing of 500).

Description: Hardcore

Guido Torenstra – guitar
Michael Cavannagh – bass & vocals
Valerie aka Winny – vocals
Pierre Escabache – drums
Fred Schrijber – guitar (1982-1984)

Arthur – guitar (1982-1982)

Other bands:
Michael Cavannagh – God
Arthur – Arthur
Fred Schrijber – Jezus And The Gospelfuckers, Afrikaanse Dameslul

1982 – demo (Unreleased, NL)
1983 – VD Hello Boyfriend, Coming My Way? 7” EP (New Wave Records, FRA)
1983 – Your Mother Sucks Cock In Hell 7” EP (Graaf Hendrick Records, NL)
2002 – Agent Orange LP split w/Jezus And The Gospelfuckers (Kangaroo Records, NL)
2014 – Demo’s And More LP (Gummopunx Records, NL)

1984 – Lärmattacke 2 TAPE (System Tapes, GER)
1985 – 1984 The Tape! TAPE (New Wave Record, FRA)
2000 – Bloodstains Across The World #2 LP (Bloodstains)
2000 – Death Certificate LP (Roach Records)
2002 – Killed By Hard Core Compilation # Two LP (Redrum Records, USA)
XXXX – Jams TAPE (get Loose Tapes, USA)

Concerts: (selected)
1982.11.06 Babylon, Woerden (+ Wunderbach) (1st concert)
1982.11.19 Paradiso, Amsterdam (+ Anti Nowhere League)

1983.01.01 Heerhugowaard (Festival)
1983.02.17 Leiden
1983.02.19 Hoorn
1983.03.15 Delft
1983.04.09 Deventer
1983.05.21 Castricum (+ The Accused, Lol En De Ellendelingen, Mornington Crescent)
1983.05.24 Paradiso, Amsterdam (+ Sex Gang Children, The Accused)
1983.05.27 Babylon, Woerden (+ The Accused)
1983.05.28 De Steile Trap, Deventer (+ The Accused)