Welcome to this page about the Dutch band 'Cords'. Any Cords stuff is still welcome, mail me if you have something. Last update: 2005/nov/20
The Cords were a band from the Netherlands who made a noisy kind of alternative rock music, with much power and intensity from the band and the excellent voice of singer Simone Holsbeek. Simone, Marzel 'Maz' Morsink and Arnoudt Pieters played in a band called 'Flintstones' with Judith Mulder on bass, then in 1991 the first three started the band 'Chords'. In 1993 the letter h was dropped and the band became known as 'Cords'. In 1995 Jacky 'Sunshine' Peters became the bass player. In 1998 Yuko Murata became an official member of the band. At the end of september, 1999 they decided to stop the band and go on with their own projects. Arnoudt (the drummer) and Simone (singer) started Telefunk. In August 2004 Arnoudt died of a brain infarct (see this article in Dutch on VPRO's 3voor12). Maz (guitarist) has his own recording and mastering studio and plays with Danger Men. Yuko is playing the keyboard for Willard Grant Conspiracy. Simone now plays in a new band called Drive by Wire.
There was also an unrelated band called 'The Chords' in 1979.
Flintstones 7" Different Chords 1993 7" Eat your heart out Fuel/TVT 3611-0 Cords 1993 CDM Eat your heart out TVT 3611-2 Cords 1993 CD Taurus no bull TVT 3610-2 Cords 1993 MC Taurus no bull TVT 3610-4 Cords 1994 7" American Woman Fuel Cords 1994 EP CD Gasping TVT 3612-2 Cords 1994 EP MC Gasping TVT Cords 1996 CD Hear! See! Feel! Taste! Cords records CORDS0001 Cords 1996 7" Girl without a smile Babydoll records BD-003 Cords 1996 CDS Sugar riot Cords/Konkurrent CORDS0002 Cords 1997 CD Hear! See! Feel! Taste! Emperor Norton EMN 7001-2 Cords 1997 CD No Guru, No Method, No Beeper My first Sonny Weissmuller Cords 1997 CDS True heroes My first Sonny Weissmuller AHOEA 22 Cords 1999 CDS Snowball VAN records 895 621 2 Cords 1999 CD Lunchbox VAN records 847 240 2 Various 1993 CD(s) SPIN sampler 4 SPIN magazine SPIN SAMPLER 4 Various 1993 CD Nieuw Nederlands Peil Conamus COS 037 Various 1995 CD Nieuw Nederlands Peil 3 Conamus COS 047 Various 1998 CD Nieuw Nederlands Peil 6 Conamus COS 070 Various 1995 CD(s) Certain Dutch Damage Vol.2 CMJ CMJ CDD-2 Various 1995 CD Alive in 95 Samson records MCD 33481 Various 1996 CD Verses racism GAP GAP 035 Various 1998 CD King Konk 3 Konkurrel/Konkurrent K180 Various CD Beat Up Bosnia! C.R.A.S.H. C.R.A.S.H. 3011 96 Various CD With a little help from... PIAS 444.0003.20 Various 1998 2CD Dutch Rock '98 NPI & Conamus
These pictures taken by me, Marco van den Hout, using a Fuji Fotonex 300ix Zoom compact camera and a Hema 400 ISO APS film. (c) 1998 Marco van den Hout
Winning 'Gulden Adelaar' award from the city of Deventer:
adelaar1.jpg: The band is seriously pleased by winning this cultural award.
adelaar2.jpg: Here you can see the medal.
adelaar3.jpg: A proud Jacky 'sunshine'.
VPRO 3voor12 page about Cords
Cords live at Club Lek, VPRO
American review of Hear! See! Feel! Taste!
Drive by Wire
Popinstituut.nl includes a database of many Dutch artists, including Cords, Flintstones, and Telefunk.
Telefunk did a track for a Pixies tribute