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

VANDAAG, TODAY, HOY, HEUTE
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

UITVERKOCHT, SOLD OUT, AGOTADO, AUSVERKAUFT!
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: kuriosarecords@yahoo.com 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: kuriosarecords@yahoo.com or if you are in Groningen go to ELPEE

KUUR-020: HET COMBO KOEDIJK - Donderjagen met! 12" LP





14 kneiter van hits die je doen herrineren aan de gouwe ouwe tijden van Nederland muziekland, Op volle toeren, en Alle 13 goed! Op deze langspeler “Donderjagen met het Combo Koedijk!” wordt u meegenomen naar het wonderschone Drenthe. Het Combo Koedijk bestaat uit het illustere duo Mark The Beatle en Alfredo Nooijo. Mark is de liedjessmid uit Meppel, bekend en berucht van the No-Goods en tegenwoordig aan de bak met The Kryng, die onlangs debuteerden met een uitstekende single op het legendarische Kogar Records. Alfredo is de zakenman, muze, höker, chauffeur, kwajongen met hart van goud, en lijkt rechtstreeks gestapt uit een drentse versie van de Kameleon.

Ze besteden hun tijd doorgaans met het drinken van een vers glas melk van de lokale koeien, of een lekker glas bier in de lokale kroeg. Daarnaast zingen en schrijven ze liederen over het lokale nieuws, kijken naar mooie meiden, luiheid, touren door de regio in Alfredos auto, sigaretten roken, moeders, patat eten, plaatjes draaien en uiteraard de lokale travestiet. Het resultaat is een unieke combinatie van (neder)biet, garagepunk, folk, Duitse schlager en die heerlijke oer-Hollandse piratensound. Hun helden: Dennie Christian, Combo Knus & Gezellig, CCR, De Heikrekels, Meindert Talma, Action Swingers, Cocktail Trio, Het, Heino en the Rolling Stones.

Op de plaat worden deze donderjagers bijgestaan door:
Peter Kroes, de alles kunner uit meppel, van bluegrass tot punk, van indie tot schlager, Peter draait daar zijn grote handen niet voor om. Zijn CV is een lange lijst: The No-Goods, De Keefmen, The Cooths, Pine Needle Miners en the Kryng.
Gerhard Rinsma, de rockster, een Friese Groninger, maar oefent regelmatig alleen het waaierrijden in Drenthe. Bekend van the Krontjong Devils, the Firebirds, Hot Pockets en the Junohoos.
Arjan Spies, de muzikant, bekend van radio & tv, the Kik, Mark & the Spies en the Kryng. De aanjager, de man die alles in goede banen probeerde te leiden en het op de band slingerde in zijn Studio Teepdeck, de uiteindelijke reden eigenlijk dat u deze LP kunt aanschaffen.

English:
14 smash hits that will remind you of the good old times of Nederland Muziekland, Op volle toeren and Alle 13 goed! On this long player "Donderjagen met het Combo Koedijk!" 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 and Alfredo Nooijo. Mark is the songsmith from Meppel, known and infamous for the No-Goods and now back with The Kryng, who recently debuted with an excellent record on the famous Kogar Records. Alfredo is the businessman, muse, höker, driver and rascal with an heart of gold, and appears to have stepped straight out of a local version of the Kameleon.

They usually spend their time drinking a glass of fresh milk from local cows, or a nice glass of beer in the local pub. They also sing and write 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. The result is an unique combination of (Neder) beat, garage punk, folk, German schlager and the delicious traditional Dutch Pirate sound. 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 the donderjagers are assisted by:
Peter Kroes, the all-rounder from Meppel, from bluegrass to punk, from indie to schlager, Peter can do anything with his big hands. His CV is a long list and includes The No-Goods, The Keefmen, The Cooths, Pine Needle Miners and the Kryng.
Gerhard Rinsma, the rock star, a Frisian Groninger, regularly out cycling in the mountains of Drenthe. Known from the Krontjong Devils, the Firebirds, Hot Pockets and the Junohoos.
Arjan Spies, the musician, famous from radio and television, the Kik, Mark & the Spies and the Kryng. The pusher, the man who tried to steer everything in the right direction and recorded everything on tape in his Studio Teepdeck, possibly the reason that you can purchase this album now.

Releasedate: 13-01-2017

NEWS: March 2016


Once again it was that time of the month, so here´s some exciting news from your favorite label..

ON TOUR...
The Trash Templars have played in Bremen and at the Go Wild Festival in Eindhoven, don´t make the same mistake as me and go see them at one of these shows:
08.04.2016 Stemwede (Private party)
09.04.2016 Hamburg, Garageville Weekend , Hafenklang
16.04.2016 Köln, Sonic Ballroom
06.05.2016 Heilbronn, Bierkrug
07.05.2016 Kassel, Goldgrube
20.05.2016 Sittard, Ernesto´s Cantina Mexicana
21.05.2016 Bloodstains accross Kortijk, Pits (+Fake O´s and many more)
28.05.2016 Berlin, Cortina Bob

And of course go see The Sensational Second Cousins as well:
27.03.2016 Schijndel, Paaspop
05.05.2016 Leeuwarden, Bevrijdings festival Friesland
21.05.2016 Nieuw Amsterdam, Rumblin´ in the peateries
03.06.2016 Emmen, Poppodium Apollo RELEASEPARTY!

ON THE RADIO...
It´s great to hear that Koko from Vinyl Music Records likes our latest releases. Hear some great songs from the Krontjong Devils and the Trash Templars on Radio La Granja out of Zaragoza, and here you can hear The Krontjong Devils and De Keefmen.

MORE...
Read all about the Trash Templars here and here. The debut EP from the Bielefeld bunch has also entered in the top 20 from March of Whole Lotta Shakin. A great piece of time-lapse art has been made for the fantastic "Wanna know":

And somewhere in between they managed to record another fine song, a ballad this time:


Make sure if you haven´t got it already, that you get your copy at Soundflat, Copastic or Moody Monkey Records or Nat Records or Shiny Beast, in Groningen, just go to ELPEE. It´s distributed by Clear Spot. Also you can contact the Trash Templars. If you have any questions, or want to order directly from us of course you can always contact us via e-mail (kuriosarecords[at]yahoo.com).