4 October 2011: Another SCOOP on regularrocker.nl! The earliest concert date thus far was traced back (another feat by Martin Stassen) to Friday 6 July 1979--in Paradiso, Amsterdam, of all places! It figures what bluff it must have taken to put a band on the bill that didn't even have a record out then. Friday is the main out-going night of the week, Paradiso was and is a major concert venue, all the great bands of the earth have played there, including Judas Priest, Ian Gillan, Thin Lizzy--you name it.
30 September 2011: Another contribution by Martin Stassen takes us back to the Mk-II period of live performance, through these photos here, taken at the Stokvishal in Arnhem, 1 October 1982. Even though the photos may not be very sharp, they give an impression of the kind of space Bodine performed in. Based on the photos, it seemed crowded. The Stokvishal could hold 1,200 visitors and also hosted acts like Ramones, Motörhead, Iggy Pop and Elvis Costello. The question that remains after seeing these photos is: where is the backdrop? (Further digging in the Forum...)
25 September 2011: Martin Stassen keeps sending in valuable material related to Bodine's musical career. How about this poster of the Rock Explosion festival in Borne, that took plae on 30 April 1983? Remember--it was Armand van der Hoff's farewell gig and it practically went up in smoke because the sound was poor and the lights went on too early. Bodine called it quits after playing five songs, according to Aardschok. What a disappointment this must have been--both for the band and for the fans...
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