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Studio album by
Herman Brood & His Wild Romance
Released1978 (1978)
StudioRelight Studio, Hilvarenbeek, Netherlands
GenreRock and roll, blues
ProducerHerman Brood & His Wild Romance, Robin Freeman
Herman Brood & His Wild Romance chronology
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Singles from Shpritsz
  1. "Rock & Roll Junkie"
    Released: 1977
  2. "Saturday Night"
    Released: 1978

Shpritsz (the name derives from a colloquial German word for "syringe") is the second studio album by Dutch rock and roll and blues group Herman Brood & His Wild Romance. The album produced two singles. The first, "Rock & Roll Junkie," did not chart. The second, "Saturday Night," charted in Europe and the United States. On the Dutch album chart, the album reached No. 8 on 3 June 1978, and stayed on the chart for 28 weeks.[1] It was certified gold in 1978,[2] and platinum in 1980.[3]

Shpritsz was re-released on CD in 2000 by RCA/Ariola. In a 2008 poll by Muziekkrant OOR, the leading Dutch music magazine, Shpritsz was voted the fourth-best Dutch album of all time.[4]

Track listing[edit]

1."Saturday Night"Brood, Dany Lademacher3:42
2."Dope Sucks"Brood, Dany Lademacher2:06
3."One"Brood, Pé Hawinkels1:54
4."Doin' It"Brood2:39
5."Champagne (& Wine)"Roy Johnson, Otis Redding, Alan Walder3:31
6."Back (In Y'r Love)"Brood, Pé Hawinkels1:48
7."Hit"Brood, Pé Hawinkels, Dany Lademacher2:47
8."R & Roll Junkie"Brood2:46
9."Never Enough"Rommert Boonstra, Brood, Hugo Sinzheimer, Erik Strack2:31
10."Pain"Rommert Boonstra, Brood1:52
11."Get Lost"Brood3:12
12."Hot-Talk"Hugo Sinzheimer, Erik Strack1:44
13."Prisoners"Brood, Pé Hawinkels1:40
14."Doreen"Brood, Dany Lademacher, Langenbach2:32
15."Skid Row"Brood, Pé Hawinkels, Gerrit Veen2:35


"Rock & Roll Junkie" was released (with "Street" on the B-side), but never charted. "Saturday Night" was released as a single (with "Phony" and "Pop" on the B-side); it peaked at No. 17 in the Dutch Top 50 on 16 September 1978, and was on the charts for eleven weeks.[5]

In the United States, "Saturday Night" was released as a single in 1979, and rose to No. 35 in the Billboard Hot 100; the single is referred to in the Billboard charts as "Saturdaynight."[6]


Herman Brood and his Wild Romance
  • Herman Brood – piano, keyboards, vocals
  • Dany Lademacher – guitar
  • Freddy Cavalli – bass
  • Cees "Ani" Meerman – drums
  • Bertus Borgers – saxophone


  • Dee Dee Dekkers, Josee van Iersel – vocals
  • Robert Jan Stips – "synthetic panic" synthesizer on "Saturday Night"
  • Floor Van Zutphen, Monica Tjen A Kwoei – female vocals
  • Bert Jansen – blues harp on "Hit" and "Pain"
  • Robin Freeman – sound engineer
  • Pierre Geoffroy Chateau – co-engineer
  • Dick van der Meyden, Sylvia Wiggers – cover design
  • Anton Corbijn – photography


  1. ^ "Discografie: Herman Brood & His Wild Romance". Muziek Centrum Nederland. Retrieved 8 April 2009.[permanent dead link]
  2. ^ "Herman Brood & his wild romance – Shpritsz". NVPI. Retrieved 9 April 2009.
  3. ^ "Herman Brood & his wild romance – Shpritsz". NVPI. Retrieved 9 April 2009.[permanent dead link]
  4. ^ "Moontan volgens OOR lezers beste Nederpopplaat aller tijden". Muziek Centrum Nederland. 2 December 2008. Retrieved 8 April 2009.
  5. ^ "Herman Brood & His Wild Romance – Saturday Night". GfK – Retrieved 9 April 2009.
  6. ^ "The Billboard Hot 100: Saturdaynight". Billboard. 22 September 1979. Archived from the original on 24 September 2013. Retrieved 8 April 2009.