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BURMA SHAVE

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Burma Shave

Period

1984 - current

Genre

crossover

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Burma Shave

Crossover band from Den Haag (named after a Tom Waits song) that combines rock, funk and hiphop. Although quite successful in France, the band fails to break through in its home country.
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Members

Niels Göbel   gitaar
Lennart Bes   drums
Remco Prins   gitaar, zang
Thyn Teeuwissen   sampler
Selwyn Slop   basgitaar

Former members

Michiel de Vos   basgitaar
Paul Krispijn   achtergrondzang, basgitaar, zang

Mentioned in the biography of

1985   Frank van der Weij
1989   Michel Schoots
2001   Remmelt, Muus & Femke
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Biography Burma Shave

Crossover band from Den Haag (named after a Tom Waits song) that combines rock, funk and hiphop. Although quite successful in France, the band fails to break through in its home country.

1984

Burma Shave Burma Shave is formed.

1990

The band is support act for Primus and plays several gigs in Finland.

Michel Schoots

1992

Burma Shave's full-length debut, produced by Urban Dance Squad drummer Michel Schoots alias Magic Stick, is recorded. The band plays the Metropolis festival in Rotterdam and tours France where they sign to Squatt, a Sony sublabel.

1993

Burma Shave Burma Shave's debut album is remixed, gets a new sleeve and re-released under the name Stash. The band releases the catchy single Hippies and goes on an extensive tour of France.

1995 - 1996

The album Zeal is released and the band kicks off a tour of the Netherlands and Europe.

1997 - 2000

Burma Shave plays a gig in The Hague and tours Finland. Then, bassist De Vos quits and Sony France annuls their contract with the band.

2001 - 1901

Burma Shave is working on new material. Singer Paul Martin has taken over on bass after De Vos has left the band.

2002

Despite personnel troubles and the fact that Burma Shave is without a recording deal the band keeps on going with a new line-up.

2003

Burma Shave Former Grof Geschut drummer Thijn Teeuwissen joins the band. Teeuwissen is responsible for the samples and other sound effects. In the spring the band's new album is released, which is again produced by Michel Schoots.

Grof Geschut

2004

In April Burma Shave is 20. Helped out by many of its peers, including Peter Te Bos (Claw Boys Claw), Rudeboy (League of XO Gentlemen), Henk Koorn (Hallo Venray), Dyzack, Rob Bolland (Bolland & Bolland), Boozy (NAOP), Laura Moerland (Kinkster) and Melle de Boer (Smutfish), it celebrates its 20th anniversary properly in the Hague's Paard club on June 17. Drummer Lennart Bes also joins the Leaves, the new band of Selwyn Slop (ex-Incense).

Bolland & Bolland Dyzack Fatal Flowers Hallo Venray Incense Kinkster N.A.O.P. The Dust Bowl Drifters

2005 - 2006

Bassist Paul Krispijn and his family leave for Finland. Selwyn Slop (ex-Incense) is his substitute.

Incense

2011

Burma Shave returns to the stage in May for a couple of reunion concerts in the original line-up: Paul Krispijn (vocals), Remco Prins (guitar, vocals), Niels Göbel (guitar), Michiel de Vos (bass) and Lennart Bess (drums).

Discography Burma Shave

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