This compilation is housed in a deluxe 38- gram carton gatefold sleeve, and the cover is drawn by legendary "punk" illustrator Joost Swarte, who designed a number of classic punk covers.
The image the term "Dutch punk" conjures up for many is that of the pitched battles during the squat clearances and the coronation of Queen Beatrix, in 1980. This is a shame as the equally tough, committed music that the Dutch punks made tends to get overlooked. Prey to many socio and economic forces, and often having to rely on its own ingenuity, Dutch punk was one of the most resilient and flexible of musical movements, spawning bands as brilliant as Ivy Green, Rondos, and as durable as Mecano Ltd. and The Ex.
Luckily Pseudonym Records have released 'I Don't Care', a comprehensive collection brimful of brilliant, spiky and often innovative music. Exclusively restored, courtesy of dynamic 24 bit remastering from the original master tapes, and benefiting from an audiophile pressing on high quality 180-gram vinyl, this double LP compilation is a real "must-have" for collectors.
The 37 tracks both highlight key players, and give a comprehensive overview of Dutch punk's finest and most interesting moments. This double LP also boasts 4 previously unreleased tracks and versions, an entertaining overview of the musical history of Dutch punk, and a wealth of obscure photos and related memorabilia.
Compiled more or less in release order, and spanning the years 1977 to 1983, it also serves as a brilliant starting point for the curious, or those punk historians who may have overlooked the music that these turbulent years in the Netherlands unleashed.
A1 –Ivy Green Wap Shoo Wap (I'm Sure I'm Gonna Make It)
A2 –Speedtwins Football Song
A3 –Flyin' Spiderz City Boy
A4 –Suzannes Teenage Abortion
A5 –Suzannes Hippie
A6 –Panic (12) Requiem For Martin Heidegger
A7 –The Softies (2) Suicide Pilot
A8 –Paul Tornado Van Agt Casanova
A9 –Tedje & de Flikkers Stukje Lul
B1 –Rondos A Black And White Statement
B2 –Rondos I Got No Time
B3 –The Brommers Miracles
B4 –Vopo's The King Is Dead
B5 –Vopo's Menten
B6 –The Blitzz So Free
B7 –The Ex Human Car
B8 –Mort Subite (2) Ich Liebe Ulrike
B9 –Tedje & de Flikkers Ik Ben Een Hoer
C1 –Lullabies (2) Cops In The Street
C2 –The Studs Electric Chair Execution
C3 –The Dummies (4) Animal Games - Part 1
C4 –The Dummies (4) Animal Games - Part 2
C5 –BVD Look Out The Cops (Are Coming)
C6 –Coïtus Int. I Shouldn't Go
C7 –The Miranda's Oh Zit Dat Zo!
C8 –The Miranda's Do The Blitz
C9 –Nixe (2) You Say
D1 –The Squats Chaos In Nijmegen
D2 –The Squats We Hate School
D3 –Nixe (2) Searching
D4 –De Straks Ik Heb Nooit Gelijk
D5 –Rakketax Occasion
D6 –Nitwitz Artificial Smile
D7 –Cheap 'n' Nasty Cover Girls
D8 –Prime Ministers Teenage Depression
D9 –Kotx Before You Go
D10 –Frites Modern Sesamstraat