(1977 – 1980)

Meaning Bandname:
Invented by Johan Visser. He added a white tornado to the members picture of art collective De Ark.

Bio: From Enschede. Singer and artschoolstudent Paul Hajenius is Paul Tornado. He starts with the band in October 1977 after a fellow student, Willem Wisselink asks him to record a single. The name of the 7” is inspired by God Save The Queen by the Sex Pistols and comes from minister of justice Dries Van Agt who decided that pornmovies can only be showed in cinema’s with a less than 50 seats capacity. Plus he was strongly against abortus because of chrisian beliefs. The B-side is heavily influenced by David Bowie. In December 1977 the record comes out and after a very succesful promotion campaign of De 1000 Idioten Records, it sold all 1000 copies in no time. After being stalled for too long, Paul finds other members for the band and records a 12” for Plurex Records, the biggest competitor for De 1000 Idioten Records. The band splits up after the release.

Description: Punk.

Paul Hajenius aka Paul Tornado – vocals
Fred van Hilten – drums (1978-1980)
Frank Pekelharing – guitar (1978-1980)
Dick Pekelharing aka Tull – bass (1978-1980)

Fred B. – drums (1977-1978)
Pieter Draaijer – bass (1977-1978)
Charles Engering – guitar (1977-1978)
Willem Wisselink – guitar (1977-1978)
Geert Voskamp – keyboard (1977-1978)

Other bands:
Dick Pekelharing – Het Tiroler Broekje, Johnny And The Moondog, Brandnetel, Suzannes

1977 – Van Agt Cassanova 7” single (De 1000 Idioten Records, NL)
Recorded @ De Ark 09.1977
1980 – Pissig 12” EP (Plurex Records, NL)
Recorded @ Balladstudio, Vuren 03.1980

1996 – I’m Sure We’re Gonna Make It: Dutch Punkrock ’77 – ’82 CD (Epitaph, Europe)
1997 – First Idots CD (Basta, NL / Idiot Records, NL)
2016 – I Don’t Care Volume 2: Dutch Punk 1977 – 1983 2xLP (Pseudonym, NL)
2016 – I Don’t Care Collection (Dutch Punk 1977 – 1983) 2xCD (Pseudonym, NL)
XXXX – Bloodstains Across Superpunk Vol. I CDr (Tres Cipotes, SPA)

1979 – Koecrandt 31
2006 – Dick Pekelharing Interview

Concerts: (assorted)
1978.04.05 Paradiso, Amsterdam (+ The Flyin’ Spiderz, Dick Balls, Rousers)

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