The Clement Peerens Explosition

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Clement Peerens Explosition
Origin Antwerp, Belgium
Genres Rock
Years active 1994-present
Website CPeX
Members Clement Peerens (Hugo Matthysen)
"Black Magic" Sylvain Aertbeliën (Ronny Mosuse)
Dave de Peuter (Aram van Ballaert)
Past members "Vettige" Swa De Bock (Bart Peeters)

The Clement Peerens Explosition, or CPeX, is a Belgian parody rock group, created by Hugo Matthysen, Bart Peeters and Ronny Mosuse.

History[edit]

During the early 1990s, Matthysen played the fictional character "Clement Peerens" on the comedy radio show Het Leugenpaleis and its televised successor, Het Peulengaleis. Peerens was portrayed as a self-proclaimed "pop expert", recounting ever-more outrageous anecdotes about current and past rock stars which were little more than drunken ramblings. As the character's popularity grew, it was decided to spin off an actual rock band, which began performing in 1994 and went on to release four albums. The last of these went on sale in 2000 and the band's performances became sporadic. In 2008, CPeX released a best-of album featuring some new material and began playing live again in a modified line-up, as Bart Peeters was forced to withdraw from the band for medical reasons. The band released a new single Boormachien in 2014.

Style[edit]

Many of CPeX's lyrics cover inconsequential subjects, often reflecting Peerens' macho, borderline-misogynistic world view and lack of any real interests; subjects include ownership of the TV remote, trying not to answer questions about fashion, or the poor quality of cheap wine.

Controversy[edit]

In 1995, the band released the album Foorwijf!. The title track caused a minor controversy, as some funfair operators believed they were being put in an unfairly negative light.

Discography[edit]

Year Title
1994 Dikke Lu
1995 Foorwijf!
1999 Vinde gij mijn gat?
2000 De wraak van moeder fazant op gescheiden vrouwen met een rotsmoel
2008 Masterworks
2011 Olraait!

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