My old friend Tomas Z Westberg a.k.a. TΔ25 has drawn several comic books telling the story of his teen years in 80’s Sweden and his love for EBM and general electronic music including à;GRUMH… whom he became later manager of the Swedish fan club and webmaster.
His books are now regrouped in one big edition translated in English and available for pre-order. It’s a great immersion in the life of young kids in that society four decades ago.
On Sunday, we will be going back on the old days of à;GRUMH…’s European tours concerts from 1986 and 1988 along with Canadian EBM superstars SKINNY PUPPY!!
On the initiative of Skinny Puppy’s leader and hEAD gURU cEvin Key, we will have a chat via zOOM about the band’s old days, what the music scene was back then, what we did after etc etc. It will be a conversation with JΔ3, SΔ3 and cEVIN, together with music, pictures, sounds, maybe farts and probably weird faces and several organ live laceration (human, mostly JΔ3’s and no other animal sacrifice whatsoever). There might even be laughter, sarcasm, French and English, naked bellies, beards, stuffed cats, wine and of course loud insults in Japanese.
HOW TO WATCH? Several ways. You can join cEvin Key’s Patreon on the link that follows, but later this week or latest Sunday, a live YouTube link will be published too. Don’t miss it. A one time event!! 🇨🇦💝🇧🇪
This is your chance to participate to the funding and making of the SPECIAL 40th anniversary addendum to the « Au Plan K » book by Philippe Carly, containing à;GRUMH…’s special REBEARTH photo session (nicknamed « The Hanging of J3 » featuring S3, J3 as well as P10 and P8.
The « Au Plan K » book contained all the photos of all the bands who played in this totally mythical concert place active in the 70’s and 80’s, former sugar factory in the suburbs of Brussels, featuring Joy Division, Echo and the Bunnymen, Cabaret Voltaire, A Certain Ratio, hundreds more, and two different concerts of à;GRUMH… plus testimonies and stories from people of the era, and much more.
Now, this is an addendum, to be released for the 40th anniversary of Joy Division’s concert at the Plan K, and it will contain only new unreleased photos of many bands, an interview of Annik Honoré, reproductions of posters. And much more including à;GRUMH…’s « Hangman » Rebearth’s photo session.
Fantastic tour video from cEvin Key (Skinny Puppy) taken in 1988 in Genève, Switzerland.
à;GRUMH… in sound check, backstage, the reunion with Skinny Puppy after our 6 weeks 1986 tour together. SΔ3 dancing with Dwayne and performing his “giant rabbit” impersonation. JΔ3 talking English and eating bananas. And JΔ3 actually a little fatter than SΔ3 🙀🙀🙀
Featuring Lio and Fa, Micky Mike, OΔ18, JΔ7, JΔ3, Nivek Ogre, Dwayne “The Duck” and the maestro cEvin Key himself on camera and mirror.
Slices of Life, with some who have left us sadly 😢
Thanks, Man. 31 years ago, we were young and it was fun.