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Spineless (H8000): Some Facts

Yesterday I got a mysterious Private Message from Lucas V. on the eastcoast forum. It was a very polite dude who had done an awesome record score. He asked me if I could do something with the pictures he made of the items. I said yes, because it fits in the concept of my blog. Namely pictures of collectible rare stuff and coöperating with others.

Lucas also explicitly said that all credits should go to Stefaan Buyse, because he kept safe this tape and record. Buyse was the drummer of Spineless.
While we are speaking of the bandmembers; two bandmembers of Spineless (at the time of the ‘Painfields’ release) went on to form and play in the already legendary band AMEN RA. It were Colin (Collio) and Kristof Mondy. Altough Mondy isn’t in Amen Ra anymore. And Mondy also did the Yoda Fanzine. The guitarplayer Pedro (Fifi) played and plays in some other important H8000 bands; CONGRESS, KINGPIN and TRENCHFOOT. It was also he who wrote all the songs for SPINELESS.

So we’ll start of with this tape. I noticed the ‘CMD rec.’ on it, this logo is also on the Spineless ‘Painfields’ 7″. But don’t ask me what this stands for. I only hope H8000 CENTRAL will give an answer on this (so here’s my request).

spineless demo tape cassette h8000

Then we have the SPINELESS full length called ‘A Talk Between Me And The Stars’. It is the most limited color, handstamped out of 35. Probably comparable to nowadays record release or friends press, I really don’t know. Note that I’ve seen this record on ebay on clear also, it was from a Japanese seller. Those Japs really appreciate the H8000 and are willing to give good money for H8000 stuff.

spineless a talk between me and the stars lp purple vinyl sober mind records

I have spoken to the author of H8000 CENTRAL and he is planning on making a more in depth post about this. So, this is only a sneakpeak. And we will all together stay tuned for the H8000 Central update on this. And hope it will give us some answers. It will be there soon.

To make the view upon the production of Spineless more complete, I will give the picture of my ‘Painfields’ seveninches. Notice again the CMD logo on it.

CMD courtrycke mosh division logo h8000 kortrijk
spineless painfields 7 inch sober mind record grey black vinyl
You can still hear music from Spineless on myspace. So check this out immediately here.

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  1. The CMD thing meant Cortrycke Mosh Division, a chapter under the H8000 crew thing. Both SPINELESS & FIRESTONE where CMD. The two dudes with the shield are the guardians of the City of Kortrijk, the shield is the one of the city as well.

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  2. Don't forget to mention that another member of Spineless.. Pedro (Fifi) played and plays in some important h8000 bands, CONGRESS, KINGPIN and TRENCHFOOT.

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  3. 'Entered' the scene at the time Painfields came out, saw 'em first in the Vort'n Vis around 1996 I believe. Best Ypres fest – although it wasn't called like that at the time – I have ever been to. Representing all crucial H8000 bands of the era, together with foreign bands as Veil, Morning Again & Culture I believe. People coming over from all parts of Europe, including the now infamous Roma sXe. Spineless tore it apart in the afternoon. From the typical edgemetal sound on Painfields they went on to a more emotional and darker edge on 'A talk between…'. The basis for Amen Ra had been set. Legendary farewell show at Ypres fest as well. Would really love to see them just once again! Ciao, Gio

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  4. hey;here buyse (drummer Spineless),CMD started in my bedroom when I made a CMD-zine ,becouse I had no cash to promote our demo I started a litle promo setup with flyers in the frontline (Gent), + stickers on the demo's(DIY)… later it became a sene and logo on spinless recordsp.s.: I still have the promo flyer and some stickers.

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  5. Thanks man, glad and honored to have you on my blog! People will appreciate your contribution to the riddle of CMD. Now it's almost totally clear. Was CMD a zine about K-town hardcore in general perhaps, looking at the name?

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