(1988-now)

Meaning bandname: Named after a song by Naked Raygun

History: Rat Patrol exists since 1988 in the same linup and are influenced by really all sort of things, from 77 punk to the loudest hatecore. The first 2 albums are recorded at Joke’s Rent-a-Cow in Amsterdam and released on the bands own label ‘Highly Obscure Records’. Because the second album did pretty good, a CD with both releases could be released at the end of 1992. The 3rd album Pain Killer is recorded in the Bunt’s Studio in Utrecht and after 1997 they decide to take a little slower and only a few gigs each year are done. In 2007 the 4th album is recorded with alot of help from Peter Ël Gordo” Haaima from Gate Crashers. In december 2018 the next album is released and recorded at Soundlodge in Germany.

Lyrics: Lyrics are important, but more to give rise to discussion or thinking, than to show a pointed finger. Half of the lyrics on Doing Just Fine are more personal than before.

Description: Hardcore

1989

Lineup:
Henk Mulder aka Henry – drums
Jansel – bass
Pjotr – guitar
Roelsel – vocals

Other bands:
Henk Mulder aka Henry – De Verkouden Olifant, Deluxe Green, M.B.P., Kotton Krown, Fugue, Larry Speaks, Chronicore, Over The Moon, Two Two 79
Jansel – Deluxe Green
Roelsel – Deluxe Green

Discography:
1989 – Rat Patrol LP (Highly Obscure Records, NL)
1989 – Rat Patrol TAPE (Enigmatic, POL)
1992 – Not A Youth Cult LP (Highly Obscure Records, NL)
1992 – Not A Youth Cult TAPE (Enigmatic, POL)
1992 – Not A Youth Cult / Rat Patrol CD (Highly Obscure Records, NL)
1997 – Painkiller CD (Highly Obscure Records, NL)
2008 – Ibiza Kepone CD (Highly Obscure Records, NL)
2018 – Doing Just Fine LP/CD (Highly Obscure Records, NL)

Various:
1992 – Punk Is… Non-Macho Dancing! Vol. 3 TAPE (Resistance Productions, SWI)
1992 – Palmi 26 “Homemade” Compilation Hard Core TAPE (Palmi/BCT Non Profit Distribution, FRA / MUTapes, FRA)
1992 – Are You Still Ready To Follow Your Leader? Vol. 2 TAPE (Acts Of Defiance, FRA)
1993 – Love Is Unlimited TAPE (Anok Distribution, FRA)
1993 – Fuck The Fascist Scum TAPE (DNC Productions, POR)
1993 – Spreading Shit 2 TAPE (Bart/Jan Maes, NL)
1993 – Bits Of Noise CD (WRF Records, NL)
1994 – World H.C.Comp CD (Discrete Records, JAP)
1995 – Up For Grabs Live LP (E Quality Records, NL)
1996 – 1996: É Tornata L’Inquisizione (Contro La Nuova Inquisizione) TAPE (Not On Label, ITA)
1996 – Take It Or Leave It Part I CD (Teenangel Radical Recordings, NL)
1997 – Revolt Compilation Tape Volume II TAPE (Revolt Records, NL)
1998 – Groetjes Uit Holland 2xCD (Vitaminepillen Records, NL)
1998 – X-treem CD (X-treem, NL)
1999 – Geen Gezeik Over De Muziek Hufter CDr (No Disco Productions, NL)
19XX – Goudvishal Arnhem TAPE (Not On Label, NL)
2000 – Het Viadukt CD (Het Viadukt, NL)
2000 – Rats ’N Dikes CD (Out Of Step Records, NL)
2001 – De Groote Weiver Gaat Hard – Live 1999-2000 2xCD (De Groote Weiver, NL)
2003 – The Compilations – Bandcamp (Compilation of all non-album versions so far. Some tracks taken from vinyl. Not relased as CD, only available for download. Some original compilations are still available from us)

Video:
1997 – Bunt’s Studio, Utrecht

2018

Concerts:
1989.01.26 Vera, Groningen (+ Means To An End)
1989.03.23 Vera, Groningen (+ Youth Of Today)
1989.03.31 De Nije, Hoogezand (+ Special Issue)
1989.04.29 Krafla, Delfzijl (+ Deluxe Green)
1989.05.13 Het Viadukt, Groningen (+ Kotton Krown, Untouchables, Mean Machine, McGregor Clan and more)
1989.06.17 Terras Café De Toeter, Veendam (+ Short News, Ice Pact and more)
1989.08.17 Het Viadukt, Groningen (+ Mean Machine, Sin Fein and more)
1989.11.11 Parkhof, Alkmaar (+ Gorilla Biscuits)
1989.12 Metropool, Hengelo (+ Spermbirds)

1990.01.13 Simplon, Groningen (+ Swampsurfers) Bert Martens replaces Jansel
1990.03.17 Bunker, Raalte (+ Kotton Krown)
1990.03.28 W.N.C., Groningen (+ Sex Planet, Nausea)
1990.04.27 De Nije, Hoogezand
1990.05.04 Sponti Hansa, Kiel GER (+ La Cosa Nostra)
1990.05.19 Breehuis, Leiden (+ Catweazle) Bert Martens replaces Jansel
1990.05.26 Donkieshot, Heemskerk (+ La Cosa Nostra, C.K.N., N.A.O.P. and more)
1990.06.30 De Oosterpoort, Groningen (+ B.Y.O.B., Windischrätz and more)
1990.09.07 A.J.Z., Neumünster GER (+ La Cosa Nostra)
1990.09.08 Speicher, Husum GER (+ La Cosa Nostra)
1990.10.06 De Kwinne, Stadskanaal
1990.11.02 Alternative, Lübeck GER (+ Grimm Bros.)
1990.12.22 De Nije, Hoogezand (+ Cardiac Arrest and more)

1991.01.04 De Groote Weiver, Krommenie (+ Courage)
1991.01.11 O.R.K.Z., Groningen (+ Negazione)
1991.02.01 Ostbunker, Osnabrück GER (+ La Cosa Nostra)
1991.02.02 De Onderbroek, Nijmegen (+ La Cosa Nostra)
1991.02.08 Goudvishal, Arnhem (+ La Cosa Nostra)
1991.02.09 Innocent, Hengelo (+ La Cosa Nostra)
1991.03.02 Mevr. Latenstaan, Zoetermeer (+ Chronicore)
1991.03.03 Café De Vier Winden, Spierdijk (+ Chronicore)
1991.04.19 ACU, Utrecht (+ La Cosa Nostra)
1991.04.20 Elektra, Sliedrecht (+ La Cosa Nostra, Bips, Bingo’s, Bambix)
1991.04.21 Dingus, Venray (+ La Cosa Nostra, Upset Noise)
1991.04.30 Willem II, Den Bosch (+ Seein’Red, Disgrace, Gorilla Biscuits, Spermbirds)
1991.05.04 De Kelder, Amersfoort (+ B.Y.O.B.)
1991.05.17 De Nije, Hoogezand (+ Ultimate Resistance, Chronicore, Seein’Red)
1991.06.22 Vera, Groningen (+ Moonlizards, Hanging Manes, Slow-Ones, Captain Nemo, Paul Morelli, Claw Boys Claw, Windischgrätz, Thud!, Wicked Path Of Sin)
1991.10.25 De Nije, Hoogezand (+ Ice Pact, Detour, Hikers, Cardiac Arrest)
1991.11.16 De Oosterpoort, Groningen (+ Windischrätz, Captain Nemo, Lick A Wallsocket, Zebulon Dread, Krachmacher)
1991.11.30 HTS-soos, Zwolle (+ Chronicore)

1992.03.07 Simplon, Groningen (+ Spermbirds)
1992.04.05 Vera, Groningen (+ Chronicore)
1992.04.25 De Groote Weiver, Krommenie (+ Mach-O-Kill)
1992.05.01 De Nije, Hoogezand (+ Chronicore)
1992.05.16 De Kwinne, Stadskanaal (+ Chronicore, Lickawallsocket, Legal Axion)
1992.10.02 Alte Meierei, Kiel GER (+ Chronicore)
1992.11.14 Zwijnzicht, Dordrecht (+ Chronicore)
1992.12.04 Kaue, Gelsenkirchen GER (+ Chronicore, Six Days On A Market Square)

1993.01.05 Mazzo, Groningen (+ Chronicore, BYOB, Legal Axion)
1993.01.08 Huize Maas, Groningen (“Noorderslagting Festival”, the prequel to what is to become Eurosonic)
1993.01.22 De Dirk, Amsterdam (+ Chronicore, Pissed)
1993.01.23 Burgers, Eindhoven (+ Chronicore)
1993.02.06 Zowizo, Den Haag (+ Chronicore)
1993.02.26 O.R.K.Z., Groningen (+ Chronicore, Anarcrust, Odi Odi)
1993.04.01 Attack, Enschede (+ Slapshot)
1993.04 ’t Klooster, Ulft (+ Chronicore)
1993.05.15 Paradox, Boxtel (+ Chronicore, Disorder, Active Minds, Anarcrust and more)
1993.09.17 Ostbunker, Osnabrück GER (+ Snacktackle)
1993.11.20 Baroeg, Rotterdam (+ Anarcrust, Distract Vibes)
1993.12.11 Pardoes, Hoogwoud (+ JAB, Plastic Pigshakers)

1994.04.29 O.R.K.Z., Groningen
1994.05.13 Zwijnzicht, Dordrecht (+ Seein’Red, Funeral Oration)
1994.05.29 Glasfabriek, Groningen (+ Horace Pinker)
1994.07.13 Gideon, Groningen (+ Larry Speaks and more)
1994.12.28 Het Viadukt, Groningen (+ Tympanic)

1995.02.03 Simplon, Groningen
1995.06.16 Family Hotel, Paterswolde (+ De Nix)
1995.12.09 Parkhof, Alkmaar (+ Alians, Lifesite)

1996.02.09 Stathuys, Leiden (+ Catweazle)
1996.05.11 Xixinix, Nieuwendijk (+ Teenage Warning, Catweazle)
1996.07.11 De Box, Hoogeveen (+ No I.D., Yphobia, D.R.A., Antibitch, One Day Closer, Collywobbles)
1996.09.06 Schlachthof, Bremen GER (+ Klinnsmen, Blitz Babiez)
1996.09.07 Blauwe Aanslag, Den Haag (+ Spite and more)
1996.10.06 Sfinx, Heerenveen (+ Ragna, S-Not)
1996.10.26 Kalashnikov, Terneuzen (+ Teenage Warning)

1997.02.21 Simplon, Groningen
1997.06.07 Open Air Festival, Oberhausen (+ De Kift, Tiempo Zero and more)
1997.09.13 Kalashnikov, Terneuzen (+ Smut and more)
1997.11.15 De Stoater, Jubbega (+ I Witness)

1998.04.11 Bar & Boos, Leiden (+ I Reject, Antidote)

1999.05.14 Simplon, Groningen (+ Planet Orange)
1999.09.25 Festige, Amsterdam (+ Ruth Jacott) (7 minute gig at DOOR party; Jan van der Laan of Gate Crashers replaces Henry on drums)

2000.01.22 Elektra, Sliedrecht (+ No Man, Brains No More, Dutch Bat, Mihoen en Totaal Verlept)
2000.03.11 De Groote Weiver, Krommenie (+ Protest)
2000.04.28 ACU, Utrecht (+ Love Kills, PKG, De Sadisten)
2000.12.16 Jeugdhuis Jester, Ruiselede BEL (+ Negative Side, Fist of Fury)

2001.02.03 Het Viadukt, Groningen (+ Hockeyrockjes)
2001.04.27 Doornroosje, Nijmegen (+ Grolschbusters, Misselijk, Bash)

2002.03.23 De Groote Weiver, Krommenie (+ Dependent)
2002.04.29 SM-Bar, Groningen
2002.05.10 O.R.K.Z., Groningen (+ The Black Hand, Potomac)
2002.05.23 Volta, Amsterdam (+ Gate Crashers, Bouncing Betty’s)
2002.10.25 De Kroeg, Groningen (+ Gate Crashers)
2002.11.16 Stathuys, Leiden (+ Dan Dare, Milkman)
2002.12.06 013, Tilburg (+ Broken Bones)

2003.05.25 Doornroosje, Nijmegen (+ The Bips, Antidote and more)
2003.08.23 Gideon, Groningen (+ PCP, Teenage Tits)
2003.09.20 De Blauwe Aanslag, Den Haag (+ Gate Crashers, Antidote and more)

2004.08.28 La Cave, Groningen (+ Strychnine)

2005.05.21 Elektra, Sliedrecht (+ Karaoke Allstars, Milkmen)
2005.09.16 Vera, Groningen (+ Kidd Blunt, Flyblown, Mouthpiece)
2005.12.03 Het Podium, Hoogeveen (Sin Dios, Narcosis, Cursed, Nuestros Derechos, Krush, Fubar)

2006.12.12 Het Viadukt, Groningen (+ PAR-64, Gate Crashers en Riff Randel)

2007.01.22 Simplon, Groningen (+ 4)
2007.02.17 Iduna, Drachten (+ The Bips, U.K. Subs)
2007.03.17 Simplon, Groningen (+ 9)
2007.05.15 Barakade, Groningen (+ Christ On Parade)

2008.06.19 Scheikunde BBQ University, Groningen
2008.09.12 Simplon, Groningen (+ Gate Crashers & No I.D.)
2008.10.11 O.R.K.Z., Groningen

2009.01.09 Simplon, Groningen (+ Human Alert)
2009.02.21 K77, Woerden (+ Brito)
2009.04.13 Walhalla, Sevenum
2009.10.03 SWAF, Hoorn
2009.12.19 Het Viadukt, Groningen (+ Gate Crashers, Farts)

2010.02.06 Metalfront, Coevorden (+ Farts, Intoxication, Nakse Bananen, EBP, Monster Maniacs)
2010.05.05 Crowbar, Groningen (+ Hellectric)

2011.03.12 Iduna, Drachten (+ Raw Power, U.K. Subs, Vibrators)
2011.05.01 Melkweg, Amsterdam (+ U.K. Subs, Cockney Rejects and more)
2011.06.25 Het Viadukt, Groningen (+ Fleas And Lice, Complan, Angstorm, Retarded Cop, Hagridden, Runnin’ Riot, Molotow)

2012.04.30 Gideon, Groningen (+ Drive By Elvis, Gate Crashers and more)
2012.05.12 Het Viadukt, Groningen (+ Gate Crashers, Extreme Overlast, Fuck Ups)
2012.07.01 De Buze, Steenwijk (+ Poison Idea, Hard Charger, Hard Resistance and more)

2013.10.26 De Walrus, Groningen (+ Orde Primates, Waardeloos)
2013.12.21 Het Viadukt, Groningen (+ Two Two 79, System Bastard)

2014.03.29 De Gloppe, Leeuwarden
2014.06.07 Atak, Enschede (+ Subhumans, Murder Inc III, W.C.F., Neuroot and more)
2014.06.22 The Pit, Groningen (+ Contempt)
2014.08.30 Vogelpop, Ansen

2015.01.15 De Zolder, Groningen (+ Farts and more)
2015.05.02 Dru Cultuurfabriek, Ulft (+ Idiots, W.C.F., Rise Above, Kort Door De Bocht, The Spax)
2015.09.04 Innocent, Hengelo (+ Rise Above, Neuroot, M.D.C.)
2015.09.05 Bambara, Groningen (+ Noodweer and more)

2016.01.15 Crowbar, Groningen (+ Unholy Preachers, De Dood)
2016.03.12 Smoutpot, Zwijndrecht BEL (+ Suffer, Marginal and more)
2016.07.10 Beukenlaan, Zuidlaren (+ Yoga)

2017.01.20 Simplon, Groningen (+ U.K. Subs, TV Smith)
2017.03.18 Het Viadukt, Groningen (+ Dorst, Malamondo and more)
2017.04.01 Crowbar, Groningen (+ Fuckups, Der Rest)
2017.04.08 Bolwerk, Winterswijk (+ No. 1408, Cannibalistic Squirrel, Dreckneck) 2018.06.23 Bambara, Groningen (+ Two Two 79, Antisocial Rejects)

2018.06.23 Bambara, Groningen (+ Two Two 79, Antisocial Rejects)
2018.10.28 Bambara, Groningen (+ 2 Blind Monkeys, Black Fuse)
2018.12.22 Vera, Groningen (+ Uhgah?Wugah!, De Fuckups) 30th Anniversary gig!

2019.03.30 Innocent, Hengelo (+ Two Two 79, Bateren)
2019.05.24 Brigant, Arnhem (+ Two Two 79, Black Burned Blimp)
2019.07.05 De Ondergrondse, Zwolle (+ Two Two 79)
2019.07.14 Lola, Groningen (+ Rust)