NEWS: April 2017

If you´re in Madrid make sure you drop by the Weirdo, and enjoy some fine music provided by David "El Rey de los Mods" Bongusto and myself. As you can see from the flyers, the sounds will range from 50´s doowop and R&B to 70´s punk to some modern raunch.
(Well we will see what happens)

By the way last time I forgot to add 2 nice reviews of the Great Debut LP from Combo Koedijk.
First one is on Ik kijk liever naar platenhoezen dan naar de paus

Second one on the Planet Trash site, read it here
Both enjoying the fantastic LP, as you should do as well.

NEWS: March 2017

It was a bit quiet as I´m waiting on the documentary "Donderjagers uit Drenthe; the rise of Het Combo", but that seems to take some time. For now you have to do with this crude live recording of Railtender at the Vera kelderbar in Groningen:

Apart from recording a second longplayer, Mark, Arjan and Peter are now waiting on the release of the debut LP "Going Nowhere" from The Kryng on Teensound Records. Should be at the pressing plant now.

Gerhard has been recording with The Tremor V, a great instro combo, these here are some rehearsal recordings:

By the way Peter will be in Italy together with mr Point and mr Drain. Make sure you go see the Low Point Drains if you are in the neighborhood. Hopefully they still play some of the early hits as well:

And you wonder, Alfredo? Well he is back working in the window frame factory.

The Heck
Our second favorite bandmember from the Sensational Second Cousins has started a new group, the Heck. Our favorite Keefmen needed another outlet for his more garagerock songs which do not suit the SSC´s rock´n´roll frenzy. They have already recorded 8 songs, and will soon record some more. Here you can have a listen to 3 of those:

NEWS: January 2017

Just a small reminder, make sure you go and see Het Combo this weekend in Utrecht and Groningen and pick up their debut LP, I think there are still 6 copies available.
Tonight in dB´s with a lot more bands, and tomorrow in the legendary Vera Downstage together with the fantastic Krontjong Devils!
And just before you go, read this great review on De Kettingzaag

It´s Friday the 13th of January, the release date of the debut LP "Donderjagen met!!" from Het Combo Koedijk! Shipping and delivery starts today. The few copies remaining will be sold at their 3 upcoming shows. If you did not order it yet, try to pick one up at one of the following shows:

FRIDAY 20 JAN - V11 Rotterdam
(+ Sensational Second Cousins & Sp aties!)
FRIDAY 27 JAN - dB's Utrecht
(+ many more incl. Dead Elvis & Fake O´s!)
SATURDAY 28 JAN - Vera Groningen
(+ Krontjong Devils!)

Eventhough the record is from 2017, it´s good to see we are in the top 10 best records of 2016 according to the programmer of the best venue in the world

P.D. Although I wonder is this record worse than Lumpy and the Dumpers Huff my Sack?
All the best from het Drentse Land!

NEWS: December 2016

Yep, The Donderjagen LP from Combo Koedijk is sold out! The few copies remaining will be sold at the 3 shows in Rotterdam, Utrecht and Groningen. So if you haven´t ordered it through us or ELPEE, go to one of those and get your copy.
Discussions are currently being held if we should do an extra run or treat you to a second LP of great hits from our local heroes as they will enter the studio again soon.

Just a short update; to celebrate their debut LP "Donderjagen met" the boys from Het Combo Koedijk will be playing here:
Friday 20-1 V11 Rotterdam
Friday 27-1 Db´s Utrecht
Saturday 28-1 Vera Downstage Groningen

Go out and see them!

By the way the record is selling fast, so make sure you order your copy of their debut LP "Donderjagen met" out 13-01-2017! So sent us an e-mail: or if you are in Groningen go to ELPEE

It took long time, but here it is our new release: Donderjagen met het Combo Koedijk! 14 smash hits with an unique combination of (Neder) beat, garage punk, folk, German schlager and the delicious traditional Dutch Pirate sound. On this long player you will be taken to the beautiful province in the North of the Netherlands called Drenthe. Het Combo Koedijk consists of the illustrious duo Mark The Beatle (The No-Goods & The Kryng) and Alfredo Nooijo. They have written some great songs about local news, watching beautiful girls, laziness, touring the region in Alfredos car, smoking cigarettes, mothers, eating chips, playing records and of course the local transvestite. Their heroes: Dennie Christian, Combo Knus & Gezellig, CCR, De Heikrekels, Meindert Talma, Action Swingers, Cocktail Trio, Het, Heino and the Rolling Stones.
On the LP they are assisted by Peter Kroes (The Kryng & De Keefmen), Gerhard Rinsma (Krontjong Devils & The Firebirds) and Arjan Spies (The Kik and Mark & the Spies). Recorded at the fabulous Studio Teepdeck.

Releasedate is 13th of January 2017, order your copy now, as it is very limited, 110 copies were pressed.
Listen to it here.

By the way check also our previous releases, only few copies left from Trash Templars EP, The Krontjong Devils Action 10" and Sensational Second Cousins Cruel Baby 45 (their first is sold out).

Interview: Combo Koedijk

Wondered who Het Combo Koedijk are? Read this interview with Het Combo Koedijk done in december 2014 which was published in City Trash #45 and you know as much as I do.

Could you please introduce yourselves? And tell us who you had as guest musicians over the years..
Mark The Beatle (singing/ rhythm guitar/ songwriting) and Alfredo Nooijo (lead guitar/ songwriting/ background singing). Guests in the past and more recent are/were: Ruben Meurkens (drums), Gerjo Teekens (drums), Jan Teekens (organ), Peter Kroes (bass/drums/guitar), Gerhard Rinsma (bass), Jerk Heijnen (drums), Dennis de Lange (drums), Arjan Spies (drums).
When did you two meet and how did Combo Koedijk get started?
Mark: Alfredo and me met +/- 8 years ago, we had a good contact and much fun, I had an idea for a band like Combo Koedijk, Alfredo did like that idea and then we started first as a side-project for my old band The No-Goods, then calles "Beatle Mark & the Action Four" and later moved on as Combo Koedijk.
Alfredo: I think that we met earlier, about 12 years ago. 5 years later we started a bit with playing music.
What would be the best way to describe your music?
M: A mix between 60´s garagepunk, 60´s nederbeat, indierock, and typical dutch 60´s/70´s/80´s pirate music.
A: I agree with Mark. Not much more important things to add.
And name some bands that were the best examples of what you are trying to do with Combo Koedijk or were an inspiration.
M: Two bands who I liked and admired from the early 90´s, the Groningen based bands "Combo Knus & Gezellig" and "Meindert Talma & the Negroes", two bands formed by some people from the also Groningen based "Hobbyrock" foundation.
A: I cannot mention bands or music who inspired me to make the musci we make. For a guitar player in the general the Rolling Stones are an important inspiration for me.
Who writes the songs? Name the three most important things of inspiration for the lyrics..
M: Alfred and I do...Inspiration for lyrics are regional adventures, Dutch village life from the 50´s to 70´s and very often used 60´s beat subjects such as girls/women, nightlife, having fun.
A: My part in songwriting is figuring out the title of some songs or parts of the lyrics. My input is also to come up with guitarlicks and guitarchords. mark is the creative engine of the band and delivers the fuel, IU´m more the oil for the same engine.
How many shows have you played and what was most memorable?
M: Not very much until now, the most memorable was the first show at café O´Ceallaighs, Groningen, which was a wild show and a big party although I don´t remember a lot due to the little too much drinks I had that night...
A:I think we have played 7 shows until now. The first show was in 2008. So that´s about 1 show in 1 year. 6 different drummers played in those shows. Our last one is Jerk Heijnen, he´s a good boy. Gerhard Rinsma is our bass player, he is also a good boy.
Some live footage from that 1st show:

Actually it was not their first, here as a duo with an accoustic version 31-12-2007:

When will the first sounds appear on vinyl?
M: We hope somewhere in 2015!
Coming back to the first question on guest musicians you had, who would you hope to have a guest appearance in het Combo Koedijk?
M: I seriously would like to do a couple of garage/nederbeatsongs with some dutch languaged singer (male/female) in the style of people like Frans Bauer or Jannes sometime, but if that ever will take place, I don´t know, we need a less popular and cheaper singer than the 2 mentioned above, but who knows...
A: Our next show is in Utrecht somewhere in January. Arjan Spies is drumming in that show, that´s a lot of fun of course.
Vrijgezellentwist & Combo Koedijk is oké! with Arjan Spies:
What can we expect in the future?
M: We hope for a lot more shows and of course a vinyl release. Alfredo end I would like to bring out a 12" LP very much, more new songs/recordings on the internet (bandcamp)
Any last comments?
Thanks for interviewing us, we appreciate it!

Now you know everything about the boys and go out and buy their 45 released by Action Weekend & Bickerton. And order your copy of their debut LP "Donderjagen met" out 13-01-2017! So sent us an e-mail: or if you are in Groningen go to ELPEE