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Studio album by Herman Brood & His Wild Romance
Released 1978 (1978)
Recorded 1977-1978 at Relight Studio, Hilvarenbeek, Holland
Genre Rock and roll, blues
Length 37:25
Label Ariola
Producer Herman Brood & His Wild Romance, Robin Freeman
Herman Brood & His Wild Romance chronology
Cha Cha
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 #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]

No. Title Length
1. "Saturday Night" (Brood, Dany Lademacher) 3:42
2. "Dope Sucks" (Brood, Dany Lademacher) 2:06
3. "One" (Brood, Pé Hawinkels) 1:54
4. "Doin' It" (Brood) 2:39
5. "Champagne (& Wine)" (Roy Johnson, Otis Redding, Alan Walder) 3:31
6. "Back (In Y'r Love)" (Brood, Pé Hawinkels) 1:48
7. "Hit" (Brood, Pé Hawinkels, Dany Lademacher) 2:47
8. "R & Roll Junkie" (Brood) 2:46
9. "Never Enough" (Rommert Boonstra, Brood, Hugo Sinzheimer, Erik Strack) 2:31
10. "Pain" (Rommert Boonstra, Brood) 1:52
11. "Get Lost" (Brood) 3:12
12. "Hot-Talk" (Hugo Sinzheimer, Erik Strack) 1:44
13. "Prisoners" (Brood, Pé Hawinkels) 1:40
14. "Doreen" (Brood, Dany Lademacher, Langenbach) 2:32
15. "Skid Row" (Brood, Pé Hawinkels, Gerrit Veen) 2:35


"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 #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 #35 in the Billboard Hot 100; the single is referred to in the Billboard charts as "Saturdaynight."[6]



  1. ^ "Discografie: Herman Brood & His Wild Romance". Muziek Centrum Nederland. Retrieved 2009-04-08. 
  2. ^ "Herman Brood & his wild romance - Shpritsz". NVPI. Retrieved 2009-04-09. 
  3. ^ "Herman Brood & his wild romance - Shpritsz". NVPI. Retrieved 2009-04-09. 
  4. ^ "Moontan volgens OOR lezers beste Nederpopplaat aller tijden". Muziek Centrum Nederland. 2008-12-02. Retrieved 2009-04-08. 
  5. ^ "Herman Brood & His Wild Romance - Saturday Night". GfK - Retrieved 2009-04-09. 
  6. ^ "The Billboard Hot 100: Saturdaynight". Billboard. 1979-09-22. Archived from the original on September 24, 2013. Retrieved 2009-04-08.