(1992 – 1996)

Bio: Started playing under the name Bot in 1991 and did gigs in Mazzo, Selwerd II and Gouda. After a short break they started again in the end of 1992 and played the Emmaplein and Kraneweg squats. Soon after they began operating under the name FF and released a tape. In 1993 and 1994 they did gigs under the name Rotfront to eventually use the name De Stipjes in October 1994. Change the name into The Stipjes in 1996 to conquer the American market. Split up in April 1996.

Lineup:
Michel Van Der Kerkhof – drums, vocals (1994-1996)
Anti – bass
Robert Van Der Giesen – guitar, vocals
Jaap – vocals (1992-1994)

Pelle Lodder – drums (1994-1994)
Michel – drums (1993-1994)
Dim – drums, vocals (1992-1993)

Other bands:
Michel – Teutonic Tops, Spirit’s Gone, Dead For Tunes
Pelle Lodder – No I.D., Fleas And Lice, PCP
Michel Van Der Kerkhof – The Electric Egg, Sprits Gone, Fonzarelli’s
Anti – No I.D., Blowtorch, Office Killer
Robert Van Der Giesen – Hot Pockets

Discography:
1995 – 1 2 3 Go! TAPE (Little Dot, NL)
Recorded @ Natural Sounds, Groningen 12.02.1995
1995 – Live In Vera TAPE (Little Dot, NL)
Recorded Live @ Vera, Groningen 15.05.1995
1995 – Feel Lucky, Hippy? 7” single (Oetstar Rekkers, NL / Little Dot, NL)
Recorded @ Natural Sounds, Groningen 02.07.1995 by Marty Coumans
1996 – Ripping It Off single sided 7” single (Rip Off Records, USA)
Recorded @ Natural Sounds, Groningen 02.07.1995 by Marty Coumans
1996 – Out To Lunch LP (Rip Off Records, USA)
Recorded @ Greg’s Basement, San Francisco USA by Greg Lowery
1996 – Out To Lunch CD (Rip Off Records, USA)
Recorded @ Greg’s Basement, San Francisco USA by Greg Lowery
2005 – Feel Lucky, Hippy? single sided 7” single (Rockin’ Bones, ITA / Little Dot, NL)
Recorded @ Natural Sounds, Groningen 02.07.1995 by Marty Coumans / Press: 300

Various:
1995 – Pop=Prima Prijs Finale 1995 TAPE (Not On Label, NL)
1997 – Emile Drogt Memorial LP (Not On Label, NL)
2002 – The Singles – Second Strike LP/CD (Ripp Off Records, USA)

Concerts: (assorted)
1991 Selwerd II, Groningen (as Bot)

1992 Kraneweg, Groningen (as FF)

1993.05.21 Simplon, Groningen (+ Schwarze Armee Fraction) (as Rotfront)

1994.01.15 Vera Downstage, Groningen (as Rotfront, last concert)
1994.10.29 Vera Downstage, Groningen

1995.03.15 Selwerd II, Groningen
1995.03.24 Simplon Café, Groningen
1995.04.07 De Oosterpoort, Groningen (+ Bea Constrictor, Nex Generation, Sweet Paranoia, Nomad) (Pop=Prima Prijs)
1995.05.20 De Oosterpoort, Groningen (+ more) (Pop=Prima Prijs Finale)
1995.05.25 Vera, Groningen
1995.08.19 De Glasfabriek, Groningen (+ Yphobia, Adam’s Hand, Puur Punk, Fermented, C.K.N., Fermented, Boycot, Pislarven, Michael Jackzeun, Teenage Warning + more)
1995.08.25 De Pluu, Winsum (+ Voice Of Cheese)
1995.09.02 Vera Downstage, Groningen
1995.09.29 Tivoli, Utrecht (+ Heideroosjes)
1995.11.17 De Glasfabriek, Groningen (+ Jabberwocky) (Single Presentatie)
1995.12.09 The Pits, Kortrijk BEL (+ Funeral Oration)

1996.01.05 Vera Downstage, Groningen (+ Green Hornet, Kizz My Jazz, Mad Dog Loose, Evil Superstars) (Euroslag)
1996.02.24 Delfzijl
1996.03.10 Vera, Groningen (+ No I.D., Teutonic Tops, The Sell Outs)
1996.03.30 The Kilowatt, San Francisco USA (+ The Statics, The Problematics, The Infections) (Rip Off Rumble)
1996.03.31 The Kilowatt, San Francisco USA (+ The Motards, Cryin Out Loud, Loli And The Chones) (Rip Off Rumble)