1994 Updated 13 mei 2012
22 mei en 23 mei 1994

Gorefest, Chris Isaak, Richard Thompson & Band, Prong, The Posies, Senser, Nemo

Galliano, Charlatans, Cracker, Dulfer, Prodigal Sons, The Orb, Rage Against The Machine, Björk, Smashing Pumpkins, Crowded House, Urban Dance Squad, The Breeders, Soul Asylum, Therapy?, The Afghan Whigs, The Levellers, Morphine, Daryll Ann.
Locatie: Megaland Landgraaf

Entree: 65,00 (voorverkoop 55,00)
Weer: mooi
Toeschouwers: 72.000
Presentatie: Jan Douwe Kroeske

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In 1994 haalde Rage Against The Machine de krant als veroorzaker van de zwaarste Pinkpop aardbeving: een 1 op de schaal van Richter, waarbij het publiek iedere minuut zoveel energie produceerde dat het een gloeilamp van 100 Watt ruim een uur zou kunnen laten branden. Bootleg hier

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Gouden CD Rowwen Hèze op 25e Pinkpop.
LANDGRAAF - Popgroep Rowwen Hèze uit America heeft gistermiddag een gouden CD ontvangen voor 'Boem'.
Organisator Jan Smeets reikte de gouden cd's uit aan de zes groepsleden tijdens de 25e editite van Pinkpop, het jaarlijkse popfestvial op de draf- en renbaan in Landgraaf. Twee jaar geleden was de groep zelf te gast op Pinkpop. Dat het optreden destijds tot dit succes heeft bijgedragen, gun ik jullie van harte", zei Smeets. Rowwen Hèze kreeg de gouden CD voor de verkoop van 50.000 exemplaren van 'Boem'.
(Bron: Dagblad van Noord-Limburg, 24 mei 1994)

Rage Against The Machine Playlist Smashing Pumpkins Playlist
Reaction 105 Cherub Rock
Tire Me Rocket
Killing In The Name Today
Know Your Enemy Disarm
Producer/Fall From The Grace Of The People I Am One (with Rant)
Township Rebellion I Am One (continued)
Freedom Drown
Fistfull Of Steel Hummer
Geek USA

Interview met Björk
Björk - Anchor Song, interview, Crying and Violently Happy (Pinkpop Festival 1994) I've transcribed a short interview with Bjork after her appearance at the Pinkpop festival in the Netherlands on May, 23rd 1994. So it's not quite fresh, but as I very much liked reading other interviews on this list, especially from sources I can't get hold of, like foreign mags and older stuff being sold out, I think I should make this available to you. I hope this hasn't been done before, but I haven't seen it in previous postings.

I don't know the name of the guy who did the interview, but it was broadcast on May, 23rd on dutch television. Before and after it they showed Bjo:rk performing "Anchor Song", "Crying" and "Violently Happy" at the festival.
This is reproduced without permission. I've tried to transcribe this as literally as possible to preserve as much of the interview as possible. And I haven't switched on the "you know" filter during transcription. BTW, there should be a special character for Björk's rrrrrolling r (or is there already such a thing?), but I better didn't bother when thinking of the Umlaut dispute a few month back :-)

Here we go (A is the interviewer, B is Björk):
[???] : a word I couldn't understand
[?] : don't know if it's the right word
A: Are you ok ?
B: Ye, ye.
A: Did you have a good time on stage?
B: Ye, ye, it was good.
A: Why was it good?
B: Eh.. you know, it's just a feeling thing really ... hard to describe really. It's like [???] it functions or it doesn't.
A: So what goes through your head when you're on stage?
B: Well, at the end of the day you just do your best, but what really made a difference was the people were really receptive [?] and really positive. At the end of the day that's the half of the concert.

A: I could imagine that you would maybe be afraid to play on the festival today because there's so many heavy guitar bands and your music is so different that maybe the audience wouldn't be open for that, what were your thoughts on that?
B: No, I think I've been playing music long enough to realise that if I'm having fun that's the only right way and not to be too worried about peoples preconceptions, you know. It's like a bonus if they like it, you know?
I think it's healthy for them, just a little bit of "no guitar" music... Spices live up a bit.
A: Yeah, I agree with you, but sometimes people aren't that openminded, you know?
B: Em, I think people have lost... I think a lot of record company and business people have lost faith in people in general, because I think they're much more into adventurous things than people think, you know and it's proven all over, you know. I think mine is pretty easy but there's all this things that they listen to.. that polish composer... Gorecki (sp?) and all these people, and they're right into it, you know.
A: Who is that, who's that composer?
B: Henrik Gorecki? Yeah..
A: He's a modern classical composer?
B: Yeah, he's a contemporary person, he went top ten the other day and that was peoples choice, you know. People are into exciting things, you know? These sort of unusual things, they want that, they want surprises, you know?
A: How do you know that?
B: Eh, because everybody's like that you know? Everyone.
A: So what about Iceland. Did you go to big music festivals in Iceland when you were a kid?
B: Yes, but they would play top40 music, the bands there and obviosly wouldn't be as big as this, maybe two/threethousand people.
A: Aha.
B: But they would mostly be just playing top40 music.
A: Like cover bands.
B: Yeah. Bands that will writing their own music in Iceland is really really difficult, it's almost impossible.
A: Why's that?
B: Because there's so few people there, they won't buy a record and and... It's like Icelandic people haven't got faith in their own music. They've got a minority complex. They think music from England or America is great but their own music is shit, you know?

A: So the festivals.. they were like cover bands and they would play cover songs and... when did you ever go to a big festival? For the first time in your life?
B: Probably at Roskilde, when I was 18...
A: That's in Denmark, right?
B: Yea, I was in a band and we played there.
A: That was the Sugarcubes...
B: No it's called Kukl. And I saw Youssou N'dour (sp?), which I liked very much. A lot of bands I didn't like so much.... That was very good. Youssou N'dour was brilliant, because there was all this musicians, like 15 people, but still play very dynamicly. I liked it very much. Really really quiet and then (making a gesture going "wah") really loud.
A: And he has a beautiful voice...
B: Yeah.
A: He's from Senegal, right? From Africa...
B: (nods)
A: Ehm, one thing about your music is that you used to play in KUKL, and then the Sugarcubes, which was more or less guitar orientated and now you have lots of dance influences in your music right?
B: Well it's not that obvious. Because Kukl for example was quite experimental, some sort of punk jazz I guess. And lots of bands I was in Iceland, like I've made some film music in Iceland on my own. With no vocals, but where I used synthesizers and drum machines and I guess the element that you would probably describe in my music as dance music is something I've gotten like from my youth, like from Brian Eno and Kraftwerk and DAF and all that scene. And I think people tend to treat dance music as something that popped up a few years ago which is rubbish because it's been there for decades, you know?
And yes, I like using drum machines and synthezisers, if that's your question, but I don't think really my music is dance music as such because I don't think it's that dancable. It's made for.. it's domestic music. That's what I want it to be.
A: But you're dancing to it yourself. I saw you on stage...
B: Don't you dance in your house? (laughs) ... It's not like club music, that's probably what I mean.
(Bron: Björkland)

Urban Dance Squad
UDS ontstond in december 1986 in Utrecht. Nadat de band naam maakte met energieke live-optredens, werd in 1989 het goed ontvangen debuut opgenomen, Mental Floss for the Globe, waarmee de band een Edison won. De band werkte vervolgens aan zijn live-reputatie op Pinkpop, het New Yorkse New Music Seminar, een Amerikaanse tour en een aantal voorprogramma's voor Living Colour. In 1990 won de band ook de Popprijs van de stichting Conamus. Later dat jaar kwam er een nieuw album, waarmee wederom een Edison gewonnen werd. Omdat de band vervolgens ruzie kreeg met zijn Amerikaanse label werd Life 'n perspectives of a genuine crossover echter geen commercieel succes. Toen in 1993 DJ DNA met de band stopte bleef de rest van de band doorspelen op de Belgische festivals Torhout-Werchter en Pukkelpop. Door de nieuwe bezetting was de band op Persona non grata echter meer aangewezen op standaard rocksongs, maar ook dit album viel goed. De band deed vervolgens nog eens Pinkpop aan, en speelde op Dynamo Open Air en het voorprogramma van de Beastie Boys.

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