PuinhoopLogo

(1982 – 1984)

Meaning bandname: Dutch for mess or ruins. Continueing the Groningen tradition of Dutch language bandnames such as Massagraf (massgrave), Bloedbad (bloodbath), Vacuüm, Jetset…

History: Forms during the Dead Kennedy’s / M.D.C. concert in Amsterdam on 05.12.1982. Start as midtempo 3-chord hardcore and rehearse in the Grand Theatre squat. “Develops” in manic over-the-top chaoscore. Heavily influenced by the likes of early Boston and European hardcore. First gig in June 1983 in the famous De Buze in Steenwijk with Thermo as substitute bassplayer. In 1983 has 2 bassplayers for a short period. Never got the money to release anything officially but record several rehearsalroom recordings in the O.R.K.Z.. Joins the Rood Wit Zwart collective in 1983 as Puinhoop G.Z.U. Also uses the name Rhinoceros. Split up end of 1984 when Michael joins Bloedbad.

Lyrics: Mostly anarcho-communist with a personal touch (experiences). In German, Dutch, English, French and Finnish language. A great deal are written by Theo Vriezen.

Description: Simple three/four chord chaoscore

Lineup:
Mark Scheffer – guitar
Michael Kopijn aka Michael Bacteria – vocals
Stephen Jonker – bass
Michiel Van De Broek – drums

Richard Bugel aka Thermo – 2nd bass (1983-1983)
Theo Vriezen – lyrics

Other bands:
Mark Scheffer – Kastroboys
Michael Kopijn aka Michael Bacteria – Bloedbad, Kastroboys, Intensity, R.O. Conspiracy, Conspiracy Of Poimar, Catweazle, PCP, Tuco Ramirez, Shikari, Makiladoras
Stephen Jonker – De Nikx
Michiel Van De Broek – PP
Richard Bugel aka Thermo – Shampookillers, Jan Wil Niet Neuken, Massacubadset, E.N.E.
Theo Vriezen – Intensity, R.O. Conspiracy, L.W.S.

Discography:
1984 – Various – Holland Hardcore 3: The Invasion TAPE (Er Is Hoop Tapes, NL)
1985 – Various – Alle 55 Kort TAPE (Anti Esthetische Dienst, NL) (as Rhinoceros)
1985 – Various – Noise Attack TAPE (Lärm-Deponie, GER) (as Rhinoceros)
2006 – Various – Holland Hardcore 3: The Invasion 2x LP (Abuse Records, BEL)
2006 – Various – Holland Hardcore 6x LP (Abuse Records, BEL)

Articles And Interviews:
Wrakvee 1 – 1983
Wrakvee 2 – March 1984

Miscellaneous:
Ads And Designs
Pictures

Concerts:
1983.06.18 De Buze, Steenwijk (+ Asperitys, Antidote, Stanx, Lärm, Indirekt, C.K.N., Bloedbad)
1983.10.01 De Kwinne, Stadskanaal (+ Massagraf, Bloedbad, Jetset, Vacuüm)
1983.10.15 Hunebedpunxfeest, Haddingdwarsstraat, Groningen (+ Jetset, Vacuüm)
1983.11.05 O.J.C., Winschoten (+ Bloedbad, Jetset, Massagraf, Vacuüm)
1983.11.19 Het Baken, Hoogeveen (+ Bloedbad)

1984.01.12 Vera, Groningen (+ Vacuüm)