De RONDOS were around from 1978 until 1980. Besides being an art-collective (dubio) who were sharing a building they used as a base to launch their commie rockets at CRASSholes, the police, nihilist punx and the corrupted consumer society at large… they made some fantastic records too. Grating repetetive stripped down angry compositions… songs is maybe not the right word. They introduced a new gestalt in the dutch music world; aestheticaly nothing to do with rock, playing on their own terms, writing their own zines… creating d.i.y. platforms to be inclusive and inspirational. Rehearsel spaces, gigs and stencilmachines. power to the people. This double lp collects their singles on the first side, a selection out of a live concert in 1978 on the second. The second lp contains their ‘RED ATTACK’ lp. The recordings are raw and to the point. no studio trickery, overdubs or hippy noodling here. The sound is maybe most related to english bands like Wire, Crisis, Crass (their friends turned foes) and Gang of four. They heavily inspired a new wave of dutch bands especially the Wormer & utreg ‘scenes’ The Ex, Zowiso, de Kift (rondos drummer!), the Nixe en vele anderen!

Inserts: foldout lp sized lyricsheet. 24 page booklet of the bands history in english, written by their singer Johannes van de Weert in 2009. Including a lot of photos and artwork. (Also see Rondos website)

Red Wig 001 | King Kong Records, April 2009

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