The Waistcoats

Profile:
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: [email protected] .
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Albums

WIGLP014 The Surfisticated Sounds Of The Waistcoats — The Waistcoats The Waistcoats The Surfisticated Sounds Of The Waistcoats (Album) Alopecia Records WIGLP014 UK 1997 Sell This Version
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WBST006 Stark Raving Mod — The Waistcoats The Waistcoats Stark Raving Mod(CD, Album) Wildebeest Records (2) WBST006 US 2000 Sell This Version
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LZ 060 Explosion! — The Waistcoats The Waistcoats Explosion!(LP) Larsen Recordz LZ 060 France 2000 Sell This Version
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WBST011 All The Rage — The Waistcoats The Waistcoats All The Rage(CD, Album) Wildebeest Records (2) WBST011 US 2002 Sell This Version
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LZ 069 In Our Eyes — The Waistcoats The Waistcoats In Our Eyes(LP) Larsen Recordz LZ 069 France 2002 Sell This Version
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LZ 078 Beat This! — The Waistcoats The Waistcoats Beat This!(10", Album) Larsen Recordz LZ 078 France 2004 Sell This Version
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LZ 094, LZ094 We Are The Doctors — The Waistcoats The Waistcoats We Are The Doctors(LP, Album) Larsen Recordz, Larsen Recordz LZ 094, LZ094 France 2010 Sell This Version
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Singles & EPs

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