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The "Heideroosjes" (pronounced; hi-duh-rose-yes, HR in short), is a punk band from Horst aan de Maas, the Netherlands. The band's lyrics are in Dutch, English, German and Limburgs (a Dutch dialect spoken in the Dutch and Belgian province of Limburg). The band, formed in 1989, consists of Marco Roelofs (vocals), Frank Kleuskens (guitar), Fred Houben (Bass) and Igor Hobus (percussion). The band's name means "the meadow flowers" and was chosen for its ironic contrast with the many punk band names that reflect dark, sexual, or violent themes. The name is derived from a cabaret conference of Belgian comedian Urbanus, who mockingly said he wrote a song for "a punk band from Limburg called de Heideroosjes".

The band recenlty made the Dutch national news by making a song with the mayor of Maastricht, Gerd Leers. In this song 'dope man' they mock the Dutch softdrugpolicy, which in their eyes is hypocrite. A few weeks later the Dutch minister of Justice, Piet Hein Donner, recorded a rap song with rapper Meester G responding to 'dope man' by defending his soft drug policy. You can legaly hear 'dope man?' on the official Heideroosjes websit...

years active 1989 – present
status Active
origin Horst, Netherlands
music genre Punk Rock
current members Marco Roelofs
Frank Kleuskens
Fred Houben
Igor Hobus
website Official site
license: GNU FDL
source: Wikipedia