"Great book, Pim! Lately a lot of assholes are saying that Herman Brood was the only rock 'n' roll artist in this country. I feel like slamming your book on their ignorant heads.
By the way, I wonder how I can get ahold of your…"
Punk philosopher and Q65 biographer Pim Scheelings, has been active as a popmusician and cartoonist for about 30 years.
A few bands in wich he starred are: Minny Pops, Honger, Crosspex, Vitaal and TV Babys. He played with wellknown names as Ro Krom (Kraak & Smaak), Arnold Smits (Raggende Manne), Pepe Fischer (Beatcream), Maarten Dekker (Dollybirds) and recorded with Manchester Factory legend Martin Hannet.
As a cartoonist he publiced several comicbooks and worked for Algemeen Dagblad, Opscene, Uitgaanskrant Luna and the Haarlems Dagblad. In the last 10 years we saw Pim take on a new career as a writer of underground books in the tradition of Kerouac and Jan Cremer.
After “Mijn Vader” (1999) and “Zout” (2004), “RotBoek,” a compilation of punkrock stories was published in 2008 by the Henk de Tank foundation.
Currently Pim has just finished a biography about Dutch beat legends Q65. Available from 2009 nov. 13th at www.bol.com http://www.bol.com/nl/p/boeken/q65/1001004007431703/index.html
December 2010, The Q65 book will be published in the USA and Britain by Ugly Things. http://www.ugly-things.com/
Pim , my message to you was frozen (On FRIEND rEQUESUES.....Now it looks like French. 'scuse moi.I just read the Q65 Book. It's outstanding. We all thought the British and American bands wore the crown for debauchery....Had a real good time reading it. So many laughs , despite all the tragedy.
But , I'm friends with Mike and Anja , in the so -called real world. John.
I have to admit that I'm not really familiar with Q65, but I'm going to check them out. I've had a few SG models myself, but I don't own one right now- the closest thing I have at present is an Ampeg Super Stud SG copy from the 70's.
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