(1977 – 1983)

Bio:
From Arnhem. The English singer Jonathan Daniel aka Jody has alot of experience as a folksinger. Jackie, the only member that has no musical experience, form Speedtwins together with Vera Groen, sister of Nico Groen and partner of Jody. At the end of 1977 they start doing concerts and soon they sign a recorddeal with major Universe Records. The band has a SM stageact and attract a pretty heavy crowd. Onstage, Vera Groen is a dominatrix in a sexy black corset, suspenders and net stockings performing a “feminist” SM spectacle. The meaning is to show that women also can use men as sex objects. Begin 1978 the LP was released produced by wellknown Dutch hardrock DJ Alfred Lagarde. Later that record is also released by Philips in a different “softer” mix. Drummer Nico Groen joins popular bluesband Flavium in 1978 and gets replaced by Carlo van Rijswijk. The original lineup changes with only Jody as the remaining member. In the middle of 1978 the drummer and bassplayer get replaced and Frank Cambach joins as a bassplayer around May 1979 and brings in his friend Erwin de Vries from The Filth. But when Jody changes the lineup once again, Frank ends up playing the guitar. Due to their reputation they record a 7” in 1979 as The Name because the recordcompany and management insisted. In this way they also record another 7” and a LP under the name Voices with Nico Groen on drums. When Jody dies in a motorcycle accident in Andorra, the band stops.

Description: Punk

Lineup:
Jonathan Daniel aka Jody † – vocals
Frank Cambach aka Frank’n Stein – bass (1979-1979), guitar (1979-1983)
Erwin de Vries aka Ernie Wallbanger – bass (1979-1983)
Theo Outhuyse – drums (1979-1983)

Peter Presser – guitar (1978-1979)
Carlo van Rijswijk – drums (1978-1979)
Ton van Rossum † – bass (1978-1978)
Mike van Dalm – bass (1978-1978)
Leen Barbier – guitar & vocals (1977-1979)
Nico Groen – drums (1977-1978)
Vera Groen aka Helen Heels – vocals (1977-1979)
Jacqueline aka Jackie – bass (1977-1978)

Other bands:
Jody Daniel – The Name
Frank Cambach – The Name, The Softies, Helmettes, The Filth
Erwin de Vries – The Filth, The Name
Theo Outhuyse – Black Top, Theo Thumper, Testa Rossa, The Name
Leen Barbier – Trademark, The Juke Box Heroes, De Hobbyclub, Turbo, Rotor, No Exqze, Splinterfunk, Hank the Knife, Diesel
Nico Groen – No Exqze, Splinterfunk, Maywood, Railway, Johnny Hoes, Flavium

Discography:
1978 – It’s More Fun To Compete LP (Universe Productions, NL / Philips, NL)
1978 – Football Song 7” single (Fontana, NL)
1978 – My Generation 7” single (Philips, NL)
1979 – Blackmail 7” single (CNR, NL)
1988 – It’s More Fun To Compete CD (Universe Productions, NL / Philips, NL)
2013 – Punk Years 1978-79 CD (Pirate Love Records, RUS) (Bootleg)
2015 – It’s More Fun To Compete 2x LP (Pseudonym, NL)

Various:
1978 – Compositions By LP (Not On Label, NL)
1979 – Eurohits Vol. 6 LP (CNR, NL)
1979 – Live Concert t.b.v. De Bootvluchtelingen LP (Heja Records, NL)
1996 – Punkrock From Holland: A Compilation Of Original Early Dutch Punk LP (Not On Label, NL)
1996 – I’m Sure We’re Gonna Make It. Dutch Punkrock ’77 – ’82 CD (Epitaph, Europe)
1998 – Killed By Epitaph: Dutch Punkrock ’77-’82 2x LP (Not On Label, USA)
2002 – Popmuziek In Doetinchem 3x CD (Stichting Staring Instituut, 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) 2x CD (Pseudonym, NL)
XXXX – Punk Rarities TP (Not On Label, RUS) (Bootleg)

Cinema:
1978 – Punk In Paradiso (Monica Kugel)

Interviews/Articles:
1978 – Watch Out 1
2006 – Erwin de Vries Interview
2007 – Frank Cambach Interview

Concerts: (assorted)
1977.11.06 Musis Sacrum, Arnhem (+ Silverstone)
1977.12.10 Huize Maas, Groningen (+ Sex Pistols)

1978.01.04 Paradiso, Amsterdam (+ Vissenpunk, Ivy Green)
1978.02.18 Paradiso, Amsterdam (+ Panic, God’s Heart Attack, The Blitzz)
1978.03.22 Paradiso, Amsterdam (+ The Duds)
1978.04.29 Paradiso, Amsterdam (+ Panic)
1978.09.01 Paradiso, Amsterdam (+ The Filth)

1979.04.20 Paradiso, Amsterdam (+ Teaser, Fairplay, Captain Coke)
1979.07.13 Paradiso, Amsterdam (+ The B-52’s)
1979.07.28 Openluchttheater, Joure (+ Golden Earring)
1979.08.15 Paradiso, Amsterdam (+ Shirts) (as The Name)

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