MODERN becomes (temporarely) KECKS MODERN!
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Frites Modern has recorded a new song by the name of Kecks Modern.
The song is called ‘Help Me Door De Nacht’ (Help me make it throught the night)
Guestmusicians include the "Horny Horns".
Kecks Modern is the ultimate punkpioneersupergroup from Amsterdam
including original members of the Tröckener Kecks and Frites Modern.
The line-up is:
Edward van Tilburg
Arjan Boonacker guitar+vocals (Tröckener Kecks / Frites Modern)
Jos Belt bass+vocals (Frites Modern)
Barend van der Meer drums (Frites Modern)
Edward van Tilburg
and are heard together on thei debutsingle "Rik Ringers" (1981).
Later on Boonacker started Frites Modern in 1982 with Jos Belt and Barend van der Meer
and the rest is history.
Kecks Modern will play a short set
on sunday, the 24th of februari in Paradiso, Amsterdam.
MODERN GOES DIGITAL
AVAILABLE FROM OCTOBER 27TH:
"THE REST OF FRITES MODERN" - digital download
Amsterdam, september 26th 2008
"The Rest Of Frites Modern" downloadable from october 27th.
With tracks from compilation LP's, the legendary "6Met" cassette and a never before released live track:
2. Deo Volente
7. Bionic Adventure
8. Vergeet het maar
9. Terug naar af
11. Sesamstraat - live
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punk classic from 1984 finally available again.
Amsterdam, august 7th 2008
of today, the album ‘Veel, Vet, Goor en Duur’ from Amsterdam punkband
Frites Modern is available as digital download. This ends two decades of
unavailability of the ultimate Dutch language punk classic from 1984.
Modern was founded in 1981 by guitarist/vocalist Arjan Boonacker after leaving
the legendary Amsterdam punkband Tröckener Kecks. Starting with contributions
to the Dutch punk compilation ‘Als Je Haar Maar Goed Zit’ (1982) and the
self owned and distributed cassette tape ‘6 Met’ (1983), ‘Veel, Vet, Goor
en Duur’ was the debutalbum of Frites Modern. The group toured to high acclaim
all over Europe and visited cities like Copenhagen, Berlin, Milan and Barcelona
playing their melodic punksongs in the Dutch language. Frites Modern LP’s also
found their way to the United States and Japan. Songs from Veel, Vet, Goor en
Duur are still played at American college radio stations.
Vet, Goor En Duur’ never made it to CD but is downloadable
today from iTunes, Amazonmp3, Rhapsody, Napster, eMusic, Lala, Shockhound and
is a magnificent album, one of the best thus far in 1984. First of all,
the extraordinarily powerful sound
whacks you across the face, then you realize how superb the band is and
how well-crafted the songs are. Most are in the hook-filled fast to medium paced
vein (like "Als je Haar. . ." and "1000 Aspirines"), but
there are also a couple of adrenalin American-style thrashers (the satirical
"U.S.A ." and "Bedankt") and some slower, older-style
numbers (like "Een Droevig Verhaal"). The potential hinted at on
Frites Modern's earlier "6 Met" tape has been fully realized here.
exhibition ‘35 Years Of Dutch Album Sleeves’ (Amsterdam, 1991) landmarked
‘Veel, Vet, Goor en Duur’ as one of the ten most remarkable Dutch album