(1990 – 1993)

Meaning Bandname: Lick A Wallsocket was one of the ever smart remarks made by popular TV personality Al Bundy (Married With Children)

Bio: Lick A Wallsocket is formed by volunteers (of the lighting group) of the Simplon Club in Groningen in 1990. Simplon at the time was an underground rockclub where punkbands like U.K. Subs, Buzzcocks and Angelic Upstarts used to play on a regular basis. All members of the band come from other bands in Groningen. Most famously drummer Dougl of De Boegies.

Description: Lick A Wallsocket was very much influenced by American punkbands like Bad Religion and Ramones. Pace was usually fast but vocals and songs were melodic. Two guitars made for a wall of sound backed up by a tight rhythm section.

Lineup:
Hein Doeglas aka Dougl – drums
Mark Faber – guitar
Peter Smit aka Peter Kuif – guitar
Harold Zijp – bass
Peter Haaima aka El Gordo – vocals

Other bands:
Hein Doeglas – Boegies, Dolly Dorst, The Stiffs
Mark Faber – PAR-64
Peter Smit aka Peter Kuif – Wart Hogs, Jetblack
Harold Zijp – Sheffield Sunday, The Stiffs, The Cheating Hearts, Exota Springs, The Beavers, Wart Hogs
Peter Haaima – Gate Crashers, PAR-64, Pagan Drive

Discography:
1991 – Lick A Wallsocket TAPE  (Selfreleased, NL)
Recorded @ Live at Simplon, Groningen 1991
1993 – Eat Dad’s Socks TAPE (Selfreleased, NL)
Recorded @ Studio Boterdiep, Groningen 01.1993

Concerts: (assorted)
1991 Emmaplein, Groningen (+ Burn)
1991.08.09 Simplon, Groningen (+ PAR-64)
1991.10.18 De Kwinne, Stadskanaal (+ The Ascona Brothers, Lotus, The Slam, Dad’s Entertainment) (Pop=Prima)
1991.11.16 Oosterpoort, Groningen (+ Zebulon and more) (Pop=Prima Finale)

1992.08.21 De Walrus, Groningen

1993.04.02 No Noise, Grootegast (+ Dad’s Entertainment)

(Pic by Chris van Wierst)
(Pic by Chris van Wierst)