(1985 – 1989)

Meaning Bandname: A song by Poison Idea.

Bio: From Haarlem. Pure Hate is founded in August 1985 by Rob and Paul after the splitup of the Squits and was a pure hardcore band with clear opinions that didn’t always align with standard punk anthems. Pure Hate had a text against anarchy with the song “look before you leap”, so they went straight against the punk stream. Pure Hate believed that there was much to criticize about governments, where there is power there is abuse of power, but you don’t improve the world by abolishing democracy. The misery is in the people, not in the system.

A number of Pure Hate songs had evolved from songs by the Squits, but played much faster and with new lyrics. For example, “Terrorist” was a remake of “CSG” by the Squits. Rob Aris wrote almost all the songs. Just before quitting, Pure Hate had recorded all the songs, which were not on the EP, on tape. That was enough songs for a fulllength album. Rob, the drummer, would mix the tape and then all members would get a copy. Again, unfortunately, something went wrong and the tape was never finished.

Description: Hardcore

Lineup:
Rob Aris – vocals
Paul Tervoort – bass
Rob de Koning – drums
Ron Geuke – guitar (1988-1989)

Lex Kleiterp – guitar (1985-1988)

Other bands:
Rob Aris – Squits
Paul Tervoort – Squits
Rob de Koning – Kickforce, Underfrog
Lex Kleiterp – Accusation

Discography:
1986 – We’ve Got The Right To Remain Silent, But… (Yellow Records, NL)
Recorded @ Joke’s Koeienverhuurbedrijf, Amsterdam 06.1986 by Dolf / comes with insert
1988 – demo (Unreleased, NL)

Various:
1987 – Speed Air Play 27.8 TAPE (Speed Air Play, SWI)
1987 – Life Is Fun When You’re Rich TAPE (Tok Tok Productions, NL)
1987 – People Of The Pit… LP (Goddam Church Records, ITA)
1987 – Benelux Fight Back TAPE (Not On Label, BEL)

Interviews:
1986 – Peace Or Annihilation 9
1986 – Nieuwe Koekrand 75
1987 – Definite Choice 2
1987 – Nieuwe Koekrand 77

Concerts: (assorted)
1986.03.01 Emma, Wijk Aan Zee (+ Outrageous, Accusation and more)
1986.06.30 Emma, Amsterdam ( + Rest, Lärm, ZSZ and more)
1986.10.10 Effenaar, Eindhoven (+ Inferno, Indirekt)
1986.10.24 Gent BEL
1986.12.26 Parkhof, Alkmaar (+ Iron Fist and more)

1987.02.21 Hillegom ( + W.C.F.)
1987.03.18 De Hak, Haarlem ( + B.G.K.)
1987.04.18 Breehuis, Leiden ( + Bobwire)
1988.10.02 J.C. Bor, Hoorn
1988.12.17 De Bank, Apeldoorn (+ Bobwire, U.C.B.F.)

1989 Parkhof, Alkmaar

Source: Rutger van Dijk