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Member Since4/24/2006
Band MembersFrankly, theres little need to introduce The Paranoaics. Theres simply no other contemporary band that has left its mark so prominently on the Belgian rock scene for the last two decades than this kick ass rockin gang. Sure, theres happened quite a lot since the band, that was founded and is still fronted by Hans Stevens and his even more infamous brother Rafke, played its first ever gig in 1985. After they blew everybody away at the local clubs with their powerful collision of punk, garage and rock n roll (think everything thats good in rock, from Ramones, Iggy & The Stooges over MC5 and Motorhead to sixties garage rock). By the time they released their first mini-LP We're The Teenage Lovers in 1987, these guys had already established themselves as the true kings of rock'n'roll in the sonic wasteland that we now refer to as the eighties. What Motley Crue did to the LA rockscene, The Paranoiacs did for Belgian rock. Except these guys could truly rock and didnt have to dress like old tarts. Period. It was after another highly acclaimed mini-LP (Sometimes Teenage Is Spelt T.N.T.) and an even more successful European tour that The Paranoiacs finally truly exploded on the international rock scene with their eponymous first full album Bananas. After their second killer album Thirteen, which was produced by Roli Mosimann of Young Gods and Swans fame and mastered in New York by Howie Weinberg (The Clash, Nirvana, Metallica, Ramones), the band continued to record and tour. Meanwhile Rafke had become Belgiums first ever rock star as such with multiple appearances in TV and radio shows. EP Back From Nowhere ironically marked their comeback in 1998 with the title track booming in the alternative music charts and getting huge airplay on the biggest radio stations. No wonder only a year later their third full-cd 7 Day Weekend put The Paranoiacs back where they belong: on top of the rock scene. One could say the party has since lasted and will most probably never stop. Mind you, the band still acted up to their reputation and kept on serving surprises. For instance, the last decade saw The Paranoiacs play Belgiums biggest rock venue, Forrest National alongside a symphonic orchestra without losing one volt of their heart-crushing rock n roll power. On top of that the band recorded the six track mini-album Countryhead: Paranoiacs Go Country, contributed a mind bending cover version of Carbona Not Glue for Ramones tribute album 1234, made the sun rise early in Japan by waking up their eastern fans with two songs (including their celebrated version of Johnny Cash's (Ghost)Riders in the Sky on Punk it! Vol 1 & 2 . They also appear on the Fuzztones tribute album Illegitimate Spawn with their killer deconstruction and rebuilding of the Fuzztones classic Cheyenne Rider. The Paranoiacs have paid their dues the last two decades. They don"t even think about quiting as true survivors. Rock'n'roll is a way of life for this crazy motherfuckers... L.A.M.F. forever!!!
InfluencesCITY SLANG, Ramones, Dead Boys, The Germs, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Radio Birdman, Stooges, MC 5, New York Dolls, Masters of Reality, Blondie, The Nerves, Kyuss, The Clash, Hank Williams, Neil Young, Motorhead, Motley Cru, Kiss, Redd Kross, Johnny Cash, Bay City Rollers, Van Halen, The Sonics, Yardbirds, The Pretty Things, The Kinks, The Who, The Plimsouls, Cheap Trick, The Byrds, X, Gun Club, The Dictators, T.Rex, Thin Lizzy, Ramones, Replacements, Husker Du, Big Star, Eastern Dark, AC/DC, Johnny Thunders & the Heartbreakers, Standells, We The People, Music Machine, Roky Erickson, Sonic's Rendezvous Band, Flamin' Groovies, Aerosmith, Beach Boys, The Shangri-Las, Phil Spector, ...
Sounds LikeParanoiacs, Supersuckers, Social Distortion, Turbonegro, Rocket From The Crypt, The Sultans, Guitar Wolf, Hellacopters, Backyard Babies, The Nomads, Dgeneration
Record LabelBookings: L&S; Agency tel. 0032 (0)11/67.17.01
Type of LabelIndie

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Aug 9 2008 8:00P
Marktrock Leuven
Aug 15 2008 8:00P
Rock Op ’t Plein Wervik
Aug 21 2008 8:00P
Pleinfeesten Sint-Niklaas
Aug 23 2008 8:00P
Boerenrock Kortenaken
Aug 23 2008 10:30P
Prikkelrock Hooglede
Aug 24 2008 8:00P
Maanrock Mechelen
Aug 29 2008 10:00P
Zomer End Feesten Hove
Aug 30 2008 5:00P
Dessel Swingt Dessel
Aug 30 2008 8:00P
Zandrock Zandvoorde
Aug 31 2008 8:00P
Beverse Feesten Beveren
Sep 5 2008 8:00P
Moulin Rouge Festival Tessenderloo
Sep 13 2008 11:00P
Hof Ter Loo CANCELLED!!!! Antwerpen
Sep 20 2008 8:00P
Belgian Fuel Ieper
Sep 26 2008 8:00P
Vooruit Gent
Sep 27 2008 8:00P
Rock Avelgem Avelgem
Oct 3 2008 8:00P
Balegem Luid Balegem
Oct 4 2008 8:00P
Minirock Gits
Oct 11 2008 8:00P
Klingerock De Klinge

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Na ♥

Aug 6 2008 4:15 PM

hey rafke,
lang geleden :(.
hoe gaat zingen eigenlyk nog ?
hoeist metje ?

x kus
Maximum Basie

Aug 6 2008 11:46 AM


Aug 5 2008 5:32 PM

:) :) :) kben al 14dagen aan 't aftellen. Na Pukkelpop begint het pas echt.
save the best for last!

Aug 3 2008 2:45 PM

marktrock kan ik nie!!!maar de beverse feesten kom ik zeker kijke!!!!
véél plezier en succes!!!!
péke xxx

Aug 1 2008 10:27 PM

Thanks for the add and have a rockin weekend


Aug 1 2008 12:23 PM

aha de mannen die zo geweldig waren op Genk on stage se... check pics trouwens ;-)
Subfox / Demo out now!

Jul 20 2008 11:02 AM

Veel te coole show gisteren mannen!
En merci voor de gouden raad over de rock 'n' roll wereld :)

Sowieso tot op Boerenrock en misschien ervoor ook nog wel is als de vrije tijd gunstig is, wie weet :)

Jul 17 2008 8:04 PM

Hey Rafke en de rest, bedankt voor de add!
Dick Black

Jul 17 2008 4:34 PM

Binnenkort in de cinema in jouw buurt!
Check de trailer en huiver!
Lost Potential "First Thoughts"

Jul 17 2008 1:23 PM

Lost Potential Demo :: "First Thoughts"

Onze zomertournee! NippleRock
Butsenzeller (Every Week NEW SONGS !!!)

Jul 16 2008 11:00 AM

Binnen twee jaar gaat Butsenzeller ook mee doen aan eurosong...gulle oek weer, dan kunnen we samen wa bv's ambeteren ;-)

This Weekend: 18 July Butsenzeller Funky-set at KAMPING KONTIKKI, Nassaustraat Antwerp (eilandje)
19 July Butsenzeller eclectic party-set at
BAR MUNDIAL, Suikerrui Antwerp (center)


From now on...every week a new song on myspace,
untill the releasedate !!
Come and check it out !!

Dick Black

Jul 16 2008 8:13 AM

In your theatre soon :

Bekijk de trailer nu op onze space!

Korte rock & open blues!
Dick Black

Jul 3 2008 7:25 AM

Het aanvaarden onzer vriendschap wordt hier degelijk geapprecieerd!


Jul 2 2008 9:45 PM

Check out our brand new song;

"Rockin' and a Rollin'"

'n' tell us what you think...

Rita Rites

Jul 2 2008 12:24 AM

Than you for adding me!
I really love your music Rockin' Baby! ;-)

Fetish Kisses with love.


Jul 1 2008 8:33 PM

heel zeker

ps: toen dat optreden in 't Hoekske was ook beregoe :p

Jun 27 2008 9:19 PM

Allez de kids vonden het goed volgens de gazet ;)

Jun 27 2008 2:05 PM

thx 4 the add! keep it goin'! :-) x

Jun 25 2008 9:44 PM

Cool samen met The Hellacopters spelen!

En morgen de kindjes goed laten rocken hé kerels ;)

Jun 25 2008 2:52 PM

Ja ja mannen :-)
vrijdag heb ik jullie aan mijn podium staan ;-)
We gaan er voor zorgen dat je backstage niks te kort komt =-)

see you @ genk on stage

grtz Tommy (point of impact)
Point of impact

Jun 24 2008 10:36 PM

yow manne! eindelijk ziek jullie nog es op genk on stage! (4 jaar geleje wask er ook bij), kijk er naar uit.
hoeveel vragen jullie voor een shirt btw? grtz yannick!

Jun 19 2008 11:59 AM


Jun 13 2008 6:26 PM

En Rafke wanneer spelen jullie weer eens met de Mudgang op een jaarwisseling??

Jun 11 2008 7:59 PM

ha de manne!
zie maar da ge op pulptuur 2 uurkes vroeger zijt dan da ge moet spelen! :)
dan kunde ons nog zien,


Jun 9 2008 4:28 PM

Hi Paranoiacs,

only to mention that laird is working on some new material. We"ve put some rehearsal tracks online.

Go & Check it Out, Paranoiacs:

www. myspace. com/lairdtheband



Pitbull Boys

Jun 7 2008 1:56 PM

Thanx for the add!
grtz from Oilsjt!
Pitbull Boys
Southern Voodoo

Jun 2 2008 11:56 AM


May 31 2008 12:54 PM

en? staan de Florahallen nog recht?

May 29 2008 6:32 PM

Thanks for the add! Ik kijk er naar uit om jullie morgen aan het werk te zien en uiteraard te fotograferen!

May 25 2008 9:48 PM

Eeej ze hebben ons dajust uitgezonden!
Ze hadden me gezegd dat maar volgende week was! Khem da nu nie kunnen oppakken :(..

Allé my 5 minutes of fame zijn ook gepasseerd!
Twas écht wel cool!


May 25 2008 9:21 PM

Pornoaics! Als ge nog zo dames hebt (of ge ziet dezelfde nog eens), ik ben ook nog single! *knipoogt*
Lost Potential "First Thoughts"

May 25 2008 7:33 PM

Gas blijve geve!

Groete en komt ok eens kijken naar onze muziek
Lost Potential

May 22 2008 12:32 PM

Voilà sie!!
Dat komt ervan als ze een brabbellieke naar eurosong sturen hé,
ze hadden toch beter jullie gestuurd hoor, dan klonk er tenminste schone muziek dinsdagavond!!
Keep on rockin' !!

May 21 2008 6:03 PM

Ishtar heeft gebeld. Ze vragen of ge hun vanavond op Zaventem kunt ophalen.

May 21 2008 3:34 PM

zIeDeWeL De pArAnOiaCs hAdDeN nAAr eUrOsOnG mOEteN gAAn ;-)
Mystery of Darkness

May 18 2008 10:58 PM

Hey guys,

nog altijd erotisch geladen ?

Wij zijn eurotisch geladen, get it ?

By the way, Rafke, past em ?

See you soon,

Kjell "mageslayer" De Raes,
Mystery of Darkness.
The Belgian Music Scene

May 17 2008 2:48 PM

Nog eens tijd om bij de musicfriends binnen te springen!
Hopelijk gaat het met de muziek (en met u natuurlijk ook) beter dan met het druilerige weer nu!
In ieder geval: enjoy the weekend!


May 15 2008 2:36 PM

Zo, dat was dan ook weer duidelijk.

May 13 2008 8:51 PM

We need gigs!!
Contact us please..
thakyou, thankyou
Lenny & de Wespen

May 12 2008 9:55 AM

CD 'Geen Helden Meer':
Nu in de winkel
én in de iTunes-store!

May 10 2008 10:49 AM

Hey der Hans und co

Wir spielen 16 mai im Zenith in Dendermonde um 21.30 genau.
Auch dabei Lost Revolt und Merfest
Es wird ein heiser abend werden

Wenn iehr nichts im wege habt komt uns dan bezuchen?

Grüsse aus rockland

May 9 2008 5:01 PM

2§ september The Hellacopters in de Vooruit!

May 8 2008 4:30 PM

Haha! Ik ga jullie zaterdag ontmoeten! :D Spannend!


May 7 2008 9:42 PM

Dedju! Ik wist dat ik vandaag iets vergeten was. De Trix ...

May 5 2008 6:28 PM

Woensdag is toch om 21:30u dat jullie spelen?

May 5 2008 5:08 PM

thx om me toe te voegen

May 3 2008 7:45 PM

Welke securitygast? Ik kan ni volgen!?
Miss K

May 3 2008 4:39 PM

Jullie hebben dan de groeten van Zuster Edmonda die het geweldig vond de Paranoiacs op Rock Berchem te weten spelen!!!

May 3 2008 8:42 AM

Great Music
Keep On Rockin'

Powder Monkeys

May 1 2008 5:17 AM

Hey Paranoiacs,
thanks for hanging out the Powder Monkeys {or whats left of us}.
remember keep punk rock'n'roll alive, it's all up to you.
cheers from Down-Under
John Nolan
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