3 january 2012: Koen Bakker of www.lordsofmetal.nl just shared a photo of his copy of Bodine's debut album! It included a massive iron-on logo and a printed bio. Koen is one of the few proud owners of an original collector's item that is likely to have become scarce. Thanks for sharing this, Koen!
A HAPPY AND HEAVY NEW YEAR!! 31 December 2012: With a new year starting, these are the words that Axel Langemeijer once spoke and come to Regular Rocker's mind. Wishing you all the best for 2012!! 30 years ago, Bodine were auditioning new singers and this caused some line up changes in the band. More to follow soon!
17 December 2011: A 16-piece photo set ofBodine recoring their debut albumwas recovered from thevaults of the Bodine fan clup! A unique collection was shot during the recording sessions at the D.M.C. studios in Baarn! Find the set here!
2 December 2011: Rock Machine on 1. in the Ultimate Bodine Chart! The first votes have been cast, Rock Machine is heading the list. Feeling an urge to raise your voice too? Click away!!
O N E Y E A R O N L I N E
28 November 2011: The past weekend marked the FIRST ANNIVERSARY of the Bodine tribute site! Making a website turns out to be quite a challenge. Keeping the site updated, making it interactive and improving the design turns out to be more than a handful, but giving access to the musical heritage of Bodine on the internet is a mission worth to pursue! Without paying an extra dime, regularrocker.nl made it to the top 6 of Google search results for 'Bodine'! And this site reached the 19,000-pageview barrier--not in the least through the invaluable and spontaneous contributions from the visitors. THANKS so much to all of you! (A HALL OF FAME is in the making!)
21 November 2011: THE FIRST ISSUE of the BODINE Fan Magazine is republished on Regularrocker! 30 Years ago, two enthusiasts edited a fan magazine for Bodine, which is now made public once again (Dutch / English). This gave rise to starting a section on the Bodine Fan Clup here on regularrocker.nl, including an interview with initiator Han Hijzelendoorn and fan mail (22 letters) from all over the world!!
This republication also marks the first anniversary of Regular Rocker online!
Rheno, when asked about his musical influences: "Jimi Hendrix? Who's that?" Gerard, about the meaning of Bodinism: "We're all descendants of the Indian guru Swie Bodine..." Jay, about the song writing process: "We use to rehearse our songs in a rat hole..." Armand, about Krokus:"Blurrrgh!"
The (edited) radio broadcast is most likely dated 5 March 1981 and can be heard here!
16 November 2011: New article started: a precious collection of audio files will be released here! The first two sound flashes are posted, more to follow soon! Kindly provided by Han Hijzelendoorn and edited by Time Is Running studios!
BODINE gig in De Melkweg
9 November 2011: Another historic find by Martin Stassen! On 27 May 1979, Bodine performed in Melkweg, Amsterdam, together with Sustain and Uncle Rednose. The evidence is supported with an authentic poster ad, that looks more like a riddle. See if you can find Bodine on it!
7 November 2011: When it comes to tenacity in research, Martin Stassen is second to none! One again, he has raised the barrier by sypplying Regular Rocker with the earliest Bodine gig thus far: 22 June 1979! Martin usually ends his fact-filled emails with the words: "More to follw!" It is exactly these words that RegularRockers in dire anticipation of his next email!!
6 November 2011:New addition to the Forum! Three new articles about the Rock Explosion Festival and the negative aftermath (only in Dutch, for the time being...)
Jay leaves Bodine
1981-10-29 Hitkrant (NL)29 October 2011: According to the Hitkrant that appeared 30 years ago, ruptures started to show between Jay and the rest of the band. The news flash on page 3 suggests that the management was trying to glue the fracture, but the split turned out to be inevitable. Allegedly, the rest of the band was annoyed that Jay appeared in a TV-show on his own. The audiostream of the show hosted by Robert ten Brink can be heard here and is quite amusing:
Robert ten BrinkThis piece of sound bite proves that the allegations about Jay appearing on his own do not make sense, since bass player Armand was present as well! Therefore, Regular Rocker believes that the real turbulence was kept under the lid. Imagine what it must have felt like for the band to lose their singer, after having looked for one for such a long time. The first album was only out for 8 months. For the five months that followed, Bodine would not play live. Read on...(EN)