The Waistcoats

The Waistcoats

Garage rock'n'roll band from Groningen, Holland formed in 1993 by three friends and a dog, according to Waistcoats drummer Jack "Genius" Outhuis. Their sound is heavily infuenced by mid sixties garage and punkrock.
Inspired buy the seminal mod presence of the Who, the Jam, and the Creation, Stringwrecker (guitar/vocals), Jack the Mad Genius (drums), and Blind Johnny Welder (bass/harmonica) formed under the moniker of the Waistcoats in 1993. Providing England with their revival of the 1960s, the trio released a number of EPs on various labels before Alopecia Records funded their 1997 debut album, The Surfisticated Sounds of the Waistcoats. Following the 10" EP Beat Party With the Waistcoats two years later, Larsen Records released the Waistcoats' second full-length, EXPLOSION, in early 2000. They also managed to release a number of CD's, Stark Raving Mod! and All The Rage. Through the years the sound has become a bit more (not much however) polished. Their last (vinyl) album was a conceptual work called We Are The Doctors, in Jack Outhuis' words: "It was our Village Green Preservation Society/Ogden's Nu Gone Flake album". In 2014 the group threw a 20th anniversay party in EMG Faktors in Groningen.
Through the years the group has been touring extensively through Europe, The U.S.A. and Great Britain. Highlights were Liverpool's Cavern, but also a gig in Austin, Texas.
At this moment (2017) the future of the group is uncertain.
People interested in buying Waistcoats records and CD's can try contacting Jack Outhuis at: .
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The Waistcoats Discography Tracks


The Waistcoats The Surfisticated Sounds Of The Waistcoats (Album) Alopecia Records UK 1997 Sell This Version
WBST006 The Waistcoats Stark Raving Mod(CD, Album) Wildebeest Records (2) WBST006 US 2000 Sell This Version
LZ 060 The Waistcoats Explosion!(LP) Larsen Recordz LZ 060 France 2000 Sell This Version
WBST011 The Waistcoats All The Rage(CD, Album) Wildebeest Records (2) WBST011 US 2002 Sell This Version
LZ 069 The Waistcoats In Our Eyes(LP) Larsen Recordz LZ 069 France 2002 Sell This Version
LZ 078 The Waistcoats Beat This!(10", Album) Larsen Recordz LZ 078 France 2004 Sell This Version
LZ 094, LZ094 The Waistcoats We Are The Doctors(LP, Album) Larsen Recordz, Larsen Recordz LZ 094, LZ094 France 2010 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

WIG005 The Waistcoats Valley Of The Mono-Apes(7", EP) Alopecia Records WIG005 UK 1996 Sell This Version
KR703 Thee Headcoats / The Waistcoats Thee Headcoats / The Waistcoats - Trailin' Volume Three(7", Single, Ltd) Knobbler Records KR703 US 1997 Sell This Version
LZ 047 The Waistcoats No Need To Hurry(7", EP) Larsen Recordz LZ 047 France 1998 Sell This Version
TSR-004 Waistcoats* / Beyond Lickin' Waistcoats* / Beyond Lickin' - Untitled(7") Teen Scream Records TSR-004 Netherlands 1998 Sell This Version
LZ 049 The Waistcoats She Just Satisfies(7", EP) Larsen Recordz LZ 049 France 1998 Sell This Version
LZ 051 The Waistcoats Beat Party(10") Larsen Recordz LZ 051 France 1999 Sell This Version
LZ 056 The Kartoons / The Waistcoats The Kartoons / The Waistcoats - Grazie A Voi - A Tribute To The Rokes(7", EP) Larsen Recordz LZ 056 France 2000 Sell This Version
BUT-08 The Waistcoats Live @ KUT(7") Butterfly Records (8) BUT-08 Spain 2002 Sell This Version
RON 044 Casino Volante / The Waistcoats Casino Volante / The Waistcoats - Split(2x7") Rockin' Bones RON 044 Italy 2003 Sell This Version
PV 027 The Waistcoats It's Not True(7", EP, Blu) Pure Vinyl (2) PV 027 Austria 2004 Sell This Version
SFR-45-005 Die Waistcoats* Ich Möchte Dir Nur Helfen / Wir Gehen / Make Our Own Way / White Lines(7") Soundflat Records SFR-45-005 Germany 2006 Sell This Version
SFR-sp45-001 Cool Jerks (2) And The Waistcoats Cool Jerks (2) And The Waistcoats - International Split(7") Soundflat Records SFR-sp45-001 Germany 2006 Sell This Version
BS-801 The Waistcoats Beatschaffe Vol. 1(7", EP) Beatschaffe Tonträger BS-801 Germany 2008 Sell This Version

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