The Kids (Belgian band)

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search

The Kids
The Kids at Groezrock 2013
The Kids at Groezrock 2013
Background information
GenresPunk rock
Years active
  • 1976–1985
  • 1996–present
MembersLudo Mariman
Ief Vanlommel
Luc van de Poel
Tim Jult
Past membersDanny de Haes
Eddy de Haes

The Kids are a Belgian punk rock band formed in 1976.[1][2] They are Belgium's best known punk band and best remembered for their songs "Fascist Cops" (1978) and "There Will Be No Next Time" (1981). The band broke up in 1985 but reunited in 1996[1] for the soundtrack recording of the Belgian film Dief (Thief). They have been together ever since, playing concerts around the world.


  • 1976: Inspired by the upcoming punk wave, Ludo Mariman and the De Haes brothers formed The Kids. Their bass player, Danny de Haes, is only 12 at the time (and not allowed in at some of their own concerts).
  • 1977: The Kids sign their first record contract with Phonogram. They play support acts for Iggy Pop and Patti Smith.
  • 1978: Their first album The Kids is recorded, and guitarist Luc van de Poel joins the band. They play at the famous Jazz Bilzen festival. Eight months later the second album Naughty Kids is released.
  • 1978–1984: The Kids play many concerts, win several Belgian polls, and record another 3 albums: Living in the 20th Century, Black Out (which includes their biggest Belgian hit "There Will Be No Next Time"), and a Live album, recorded with the Rolling Stones mobile studio.
  • 1985: The Kids release Gotcha!, their final studio album, just to split up shortly after.
  • 1996: The Kids reform and start touring again, playing concerts in France and Belgium, Italy, and Germany.
  • 2004: The Kids play their first concert in the USA, at Southpaw in Brooklyn. A DVD of this sold-out show is released under the title The Kids: Live in New York.
  • 2005: The Kids play their first Canadian tour and play at a festival in Austin, Texas.
  • 2007: A box set collection including all previous the Kids albums is released.
  • 2008: The Kids play at the Lokerse Feesten Festival with the Sex Pistols, the New York Dolls, and the Buzzcocks.
  • 2008–2012: The kids play concerts in Canada, Japan, Spain, Switzerland, Holland, Germany, France, Italy, Sweden, Norway, etc.
  • 2012: The band's line up changed, with Tim Jult as new drummer and Ief Vanlommel as new bassist.
  • 2013: The Kids announce a US-Westcoast tour, including concerts in Portland, Seattle, San Francisco, Los Angeles, and San Diego.

Band members[edit]

Original line-up

  • Ludo Mariman – guitar, vocals
  • Danny de Haes – bass
  • Eddy de Haes – drums

Current line-up

  • Ludo Mariman – guitar, vocals
  • Ief Vanlommel – bass
  • Luc van de Poel – guitar
  • Tim Jult – drums


  • 1978: The Kids
  • 1978: Naughty Kids
  • 1979: Living in the 20th Century
  • 1981: Black Out
  • 1982: If the Kids... (live)
  • 1985: Gotcha!
  • 2002: Flabbergasted! Live at AB
  • 2004: The Kids: Live in New York (DVD)
  • 2007: Anthology


  1. ^ a b "The Kids". The Belgian Pop & Rock Archives. Retrieved 16 September 2020.
  2. ^ "Never mind the Sex Pistols, Here's 'The Kids': Pissed-off pioneering punks from Belgium". Dangerous Minds. 19 December 2016. Retrieved 16 September 2020.

External links[edit]