(Amsterdam, 1979 – 1980)

Started as Squad in August 1979 with members of V.D. Patients. When the drummer, vocalist and guitarist were replaced, the name changed into City Squad. Also because there were more bands with the name Squad. They played a mix of new wave and reggae. Had a rehearsal place in Huize Chaos, a squat where also The Bugs and Infexion practised. They play own songs and lyrics about people and their experiences are written by Karla. Have their first concert around March 1980. Fred got shot in the centre of Amsterdam. When their drummer didn’t show up at the Paradiso concert, the band broke up.


Fred van Brummelen – bass
Jos Dans – drums
Peter van Zijl – guitar
Karla Willekes aka Pebbles Willekes – guitar & vocals

Other bands:
Peter van Zijl – Piss-Artz, Gutzz
Karla Willekes – Motorboat, Big Mama, Nasty Girls, Moonfflower

1979 – Tichel Tapes demo (Not On Label, NL)
2009 – Tichel Tapes CD (Not On Label, NL)

1980 – Verziekkrant Geen Gehoor 2
2007 – Pebbles Willekes interview
2023 – Pebbles Willekes interview

Concerts: (selected)
1980.04.04 Paradiso, Amsterdam (+ Mollesters) (drummer did not show up)

Paradiso poster maker Martin Kayne often fucked up bandnames on purpose or by accident.