(1979 – 1989)

Meaning Bandname: The name Deluxe Green comes from a song of the british band Alternative TV, in which they use the term “Graves in deluxe green”. Originally the band is called Anthrax but there were too many bands with the same name.

Bio: Forms in Hoogezand. Initiated by a couple of highschoolfriends and start with borrowed equipment in 1979 under the name Anthrax. Influenced by early punkbands such as Ramones, Seks Pistols, UK.Subs, Germs and G.B.H, Discharge and Crass. Starts as a 5 piece with 2 bassplayers but in 1981 Arnold leaves. The band change their name into Deluxe Green, plays only own songs and is mostly active in the Hoogezand region and surroundings with the motto: “gigging is possible but not required”. In 1989 the band stops and Jansel goes to Rat Patrol to bass, which was started a half year earlier by Roelsel, Henk and Pieter.

Lyrics: Critical of society: anti-war, police violence, fascism. But also about the daily problems of a highschoolkid: boredom, booze, love, hate and the absurdity of daily life.

Description: Punk

Roelof Oldenburger aka Roelsel – vocals
Onno – guitar
Johnsol – drums
Jan Plenter aka Jansel – bass, vocals

Arnold Heikamp – bass (1979-1981: as Anthrax)

Other bands:
Roelof Oldenburger aka Roelsel – Rat Patrol
Jan Plenter aka Jansel – Rat Patrol
Arnold Heikamp – Counting The Days, Junohoos

1988 – Act Your Age demo (Selfreleased, NL)
2002 – 1978-1988 CDr (Selfreleased, NL)

1985 – Wrakvee 4

Concerts: (assorted)
1981.06.27 Aly’s Bakery, Zuidlaarderveen

1982.06.12 Dreise, Noordbroek
1982.07.02 AJS, Hoogezand
1982.02.11 Gorechtpop, Hoogezand
1982.10.23 Kern, Hoogezand
1982.12.11 Oude Ulo, Leek

1983.05.05 Vredespop, Hoogezand

1984.01.13 Opening Kielzog, Hoogezand
1984.06.15 AJS, Hoogezand

1985.03.02 De Nije, Hoogezand (+ Nese Orkest, Typsy Spirit)
1985.08.17 De Nije, Hoogezand (+ 69 Forever, Rubicon)
1985.08.24 ZM Pop, Kropswolde

1986.06.13 De Nije, Hoogezand
1986.10.11 De Kwinne, Stadskanaal
1986.11.28 De Nije, Hoogezand (+ Boegies)

1987.06.13 De Oude Werf, Appingedam

1988.01.12 De Nije, Hoogezand
1988 Grand Prix Du Martini

1989.04.29 Krafla, Delfzijl (+ Rat Patrol)

Source: Jan Plenter