|BOOM CAR VS. RUDY TROUVÉ|
|january 13th 2001|
|At the 2001 edition of De Nachten, Rudy was invited to participate in a project by Jelle Jespers. Basically, Jelle drove around the parking lot of De Singel in a specially modified car. There was a metal needle attached to it, which touched the ground, and made a noise which got aplified and sent to a speaker inside. With that noisy sound as a background, Rudy played the guitar, together with a four-track which he had prepared at forehand. The result was a moody, hypnotic 20-minute experience which- for some obscure reason- reminded me of Sonic Youth in a way. (Although sounding completely different) Saturday january 13th, Rudy did his thing, the day before DJ Raphael did something with the same assignment.|
|october 5th & 27th 2000|
yves de mey
does & bart (thou)
tom van laere
|One of the rare occasions you could see and hear Rudy perform in Dutch, Gekruide versen ('spiced poems') was a bit of a unique event.
'I haven't performed in Dutch since I was 18, and with good reason for it- I'm no good at it.'|
Still, he did it twice in the autumn of 2000, in the context of a series of cultural evenings, titled 'De Nachten on tour'. His performance lasted a whopping 6.5 minutes, playing/reading/singing three poems from some lesser known writers, guided by his guitar. The result I saw was definitely better than Rudy himself would probably believe. He was very nervous playing in Dutch, and also playing solo. The audience however, loved it.
And Rudy was lying by the way- he sang Dutch in dEUS' tribute to Boudewijn de Groot.
The other artists listed above all did the same 'assignment' and performed on De Nachten on tour as well during october & november 2000.
|RUDY TROUVÉ & HEAVEN'S BASEMENT|
|july 5th 2000|
bram van looveren
|The first 'post-Kiss My Jazz' project surfaced the 5th of July, when Rudy Trouvé, Elko Blijweert, Bram Van Looveren, Arno Lievens and Tomas Noppe did one of the aftershows of Sonic Youth
in the A.B. (Brussels) that evening. They performed as 'Rudy Trouvé and Heaven's basement', and played songs from the Subsonic 6 cd, and songs of Kiss My Jazz, Gore Slut and even the 110m˛ performance. All very quiet, all five playing the guitar, not very succesfull that evening.
Lots of drunk people not paying attention but making themselves more
than heard, ruined all the atmosphere and concentration needed for the
performance. I kinda liked it but several people didn't very much.|
It was somewhat comparable to 'De Tramjeanetten' in sound (as far as I can remember).
Read a small report in the tourdates-pages.
dirk de hooghe
sigried van rosendael
|Miles Behind is a band Rudy was in as well, sometime in 1997, but it didn’t last very long. The band was actually started by Mathias Broeckaert, Dirk De Hooghe and someone called 'Filip', later on Elko Blijweert, Sigrid van Rosendael, Thomas Noppe and Rudy joined them.|
They only played live only a couple of times, but they had a small repertoire and it was mostly alcohol which determined the noise they produced. They called it a mixture of disco, jazz and kitch. Or, as in the band's subtitle, 'The better music for a worser cartoon.'
Nothing was recorded, except perhaps an odd demo which never saw the daylight anywhere.
|Band which never got any further than the initial idea and one (unreleased) demo. Founder of the band was Heyme Langbroek (guitar and dutch vocals), and he was joined on guitar by Rudy, on bass by Jacki Billet, and on drums by Reinert d'Haene, also in Ashbury Faith. Ongelofeloos got buried when the agenda's of Ashbury Faith and Kiss My Jazz got busier, perhaps it will be taken from under the dust sometime. They played mostly trashy punk-pop songs.|
|RUDY TROUVÉ AND FRIENDS|
|august 29th 1998||april 25th 2002|
geert van bever
the Pukkelpop festival in 1998, Rudy Trouvé also did a set
together with some fellow musicians, namely Daan Stuyven, Mauro
Pawlowski, Simon and Buni Lenski and Aarich Jespers. They had prepared a
set in which they played music together, accompaning some Belgian short
films, which were projected on stage at the same time.|
The whole performance lasted more or less half an hour, with three tracks; two instrumental ones and 'Trash Vs. YLT', which would later on appear on Kiss My Jazz's In a Ghosttruck. The whole thing got announced as 'Rudy Trouvé and friends'.
A second time there was a 'Rudy Trouvé and friends' gig, was at the opening of new rehearsal rooms at Hof Ter Lo in Antwerp, april 25th 2002.|
The evening was an invitation-only affair, where several bands would play short (and slightly experimental) sets. Initially, Rudy would play an acoustic set with Elko Blijweert, but he suffered from a hand injury at the time. In stead, Rudy and some friends chose to play an improvisation set with some fellow musicians. After three impro's, the 'band' also played a cover version of Kiss My Jazz' Mute Fish.
Other bands to play there that night were Mark T, Mintzkov Luna, The O'Haras and The Seatsniffers.
|RUDY TROUVÉ & ELKO BLIJWEERT|
|july 21st 2000|
rudy trouvé and elko blijweert have (to my knowledge) performed once
together alone, on july 2000 in a small town called Asse.|
Reportedly, much like the Heaven's Basement-set, they played quiet songs from rudy's oeuvre. Kristien Lindemans wrote the following about it on the dEUS-mailing list:
"Rudy and Elko were great last friday (kind of a delay, but i've got heaps of
stuff to do) at the 'tuinfeesten' from 't Bronneke in Asse. They came early
to check out the local band 'The Flavor' and Mintzkov Luna (nice acoustic
performance, their bassplayer is totaly brilliant, but she doesn't sing very
well) They played songs from Gore Slut and Kiss My jazz ( Lovers and Place, Mona Lisa Overdrive, Stained Glass, well all the quit ones cause Rudy announced their gig wrih the phrase ' wij zijn intieme mensen en we gaan vanavond niet bepaald billenkletsers spelen' about as much as 'we're intimid people and this won't be a bunch of 'hupsakee songs')
It was the first rudy and elko gig i ever saw where they drunk water the whole gig through, quite a remarkable thing..."
RUDY TROUVÉ SOLO
|RUDY TROUVÉ SOLO|
|february 18th 2001|
a quiet sunday evening in february 2001, the Effenaar in Eindhoven (nl)
organised an evening titled 'Solo'. The set-up was to invite
musicians which usually perform in a band, but put them on stage on
their own for the evening only. Five musicians were invited, three Dutch
ones and two Belgian ones. The dutch were Rob van de Brand, Niels
Duffhues and Mario Fraaye, who played in that order. Fourth in line was
Daan Stuyven, who had done a foursome other solo-gigs the same month,
and as headliner was Rudy Trouvé.|
Horribly nervous, Rudy played a fifty-minute set of songs of himself and his bands, mostly kiss my jazz and gore slut ones, on his electric and acoustic guitars.
bolokhov pavel mihaylovich
Headache is also a band Rudy is in, which Rudy describes himself as ‘noise’.
Musically, they play mostly improvisations and songs from Screaming Headache's small oeuvre. The way I see it, the band is a way for Rudy and the other musicians to completely let themselves go, not worrying about bad reviews or drunk audience.
Beside Rudy himself, Elko Blijweert, Dirk Belmans and Tomas Noppe complete the band, and the one time I saw them play, there was another bass player involved too, called 'Bolokhov Pavel Mihaylovich'. He's a Russian immigrant, who also used to play in a band called 'Psychiotics'.
When Screaming Headache was exactly founded is a bit unclear, but some say it was quickly after Kiss My Jazz ended, at the end of january 2000.
They still exist (as a band), but they’re on extreme low-profile at the moment, don't expect them to suddenly do extensive tours in the future.
I've seen them perform once in december 2000, of which you can read some more here, or see some pictures in the gallery.
than Dave's great idea and Dead Man Ray video's, I’ve only seen filmed
images of Rudy at the ‘De Nachten’ festival in january '98. There, he
performed with Bart Maris, Daan Stuyven and Elko Blijweert. They sat on
the floor of the stage, playing the guitar to accompany some poems and
other literature that was being read. They performed as ‘De
Tramjeanetten’ (literally translated as (ahem-) ‘the tram-faggots’),
and while sitting on the stage, a video was being projected of a trip
through a 'Delhaize' supermarket, filmed by a videocamera, which was
placed in a shopping basket. They played some tracks they rehearsed
before, but there was some improvisation involved as well.
'The Tramjeanetten' performed only twice; once at ‘De Nachten ’98’, and once at Crossing Boarders festival (probably in 1997).
de nachten website
|late eighties/early nineties?|
finally, the oldest of old Rudy Trouvé bands...!|
Actually, this seems to be top secret information. Rudy and Jacki were together in their first band ever, but besides that, nothing is known. Rudy 'confessed' this in an interview of a few years back, but because he's too ashamed about the crapness of it, he refused to tell the name of the band. Rudy and Jacki had made a tape with this 'project' together, but apparently, they sounded more like a bunch of 'rebels' in their difficult post-puberty age, with lots of screaming about 'me against the world' or something...
It's all very vague and unclear though- typical Rudy Trouvé-style of course!
A tape has been spread about, so should you come across a copy...you know where to find me! ;)