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Laura Grabb @ Stallabb

Early Hardcore   Acid   Hardtechno

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Length: 01:06:00

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Live Act Recorded At Stallabb, Gent, Belgium, On 03-03-2000.

https://www.discogs.com/Laura-Grabb-Live/release/2318506

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hardcorerepublic [Moderator] -
I love the review on discogs  :D
Bedlam -
The event is Democrazy and Stallabb is the venue. I'll maybe rustle up a tracklist sometime?
pointlesspoint -
Hmm, let me explain. Democrazy was a youth house from 1987 on, than it transformed unofficially into a music club while still retaining the statute of a youth house with their obligated youth work and volunteering work for subsidies in a well known Gent neighbourhood (Brugse Poort) organising concerts (for instance, Nirvana, Sonic Youth, ... ) and (bigger) parties (Cj Bolland, ...). In the 90's music clubs got official recognition with permits and subsidies. It than united in a bigger vzw (vzw Clubcircuit) for political reasons and continued as a nomadic event organiser group. At the time of this event (Stallabb) Democrazy was also called a venue, a warehouse at Skaldenstraat in the port of Gent - just one of the venues where Democrazy was temporarily resided. After that Democrazy never had a stable venue but worked with all the known and less known venues/organisers in Gent.
On the CDr there's another confusing thing: 'Recorded live at Funky Green Aliens' Stallabb - Funky Green Aliens was a collective/label which worked together with Democrazy for this event.

The name of the event is really 'Stallabb', which would mean something like a laboratorium in a stable or something. Or maybe there's a hidden meaning.
I'm not that esoteric.
Edited by pointlesspoint on 02-09-2019 22:38
pointlesspoint -
From Discogs: There was another live by Laura Grabb at Camping Kosmos in Westouter near the border with France with also W-Sap playing, Zip The Robot, ZMK crew (first time in Belgium?) and maybe some others. I can visualise the flyer for it, a black and white moon landscape with 2 or 3 astronauts or an anti mining crew transporting a nuclear bomb. Was it later that year or the year before? People got transported from the station of Roeselare in the back of 'kamionettes' to 1 or 2 other potential locations before arriving at Camping Kosmos. In my memories Baseck was also playing at Camping Kosmos that evening but i could be wrong; that one could be a party in 2002, maybe Doormouse was there too. I know they were touring heavily in 2002 with 'Darkmatter Soundsystem', which would be more plausible as date. Laura Grabb's live partially destroyed my right eardrum, that's my only bad memory of it. It was very similar to this live recording, but still extracting totally different grooves from the same sources/tracks/patterns.
pointlesspoint -
From Discogs, review by me: There was another live by Laura Grabb at Camping Kosmos in Westouter near the border with France with also W-Sap playing, Zip The Robot, ZMK crew (first time in Belgium?) and maybe some others. I can visualise the flyer for it, a black and white moon landscape with 2 or 3 astronauts or an anti mining crew transporting a nuclear bomb. Was it later that year or the year before? People got transported from the station of Roeselare in the back of 'kamionettes' to 1 or 2 other potential locations before arriving at Camping Kosmos. In my memories Baseck was also playing at Camping Kosmos that evening but i could be wrong; that one could be a party in 2002, maybe Doormouse was there too. I know they were touring heavily in 2002 with 'Darkmatter Soundsystem', which would be more plausible as date. Laura Grabb's live partially destroyed my right eardrum, that's my only bad memory of it. It was very similar to this live recording, but still extracting totally different grooves from the same sources/tracks/patterns.
Bedlam -
pointlesspoint -
Yes, again a bit 'confusing' on the flyer (should we care ; ) ?)

Under the party dates:

party #1: organiser (FGA) + event name (Stallab) - name of artists on the right.
party #2: organiser (Democrazy) - name of the dj's on the right. Grazzhoppa also became a concept night of Democrazy later on. the well known dj Lefto.
party #3: organisers (Cyclonerecs/Hardisk/Democrazy) - event name (Toksik) + artists on the right.
party #4: organiser (Cream & Fried Chicken) - dj's on the right, no event name, or is it Cream & Fried Chicken?
party #5: organiser or the road to the venue?? - event name (Pompwerk 2) + artists on the right. Organiser could be Bliip.com (well known i'netforum back in the day).

OR... Stallabb is a one time collective for organising the party ... AND... party#2 could also be named Democrazy...NOT... the label of Democrazy up right comes back 2 times under the dates, so unless it's for esthetic values, the last party could also very well be... NAND...organised by Democrazy!!

No doubts about the name of parties #3 & #5.

All aboard all aboard woohoo!
Edited by pointlesspoint on 03-09-2019 22:00