Shpritsz

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Shpritsz
Shpritsz.jpg
Studio album by
Herman Brood & His Wild Romance
Released1978 (1978)
Recorded1977–1978
StudioRelight Studio, Hilvarenbeek, Netherlands
GenreRock and roll, blues
Length37:25
LabelAriola
ProducerHerman Brood & His Wild Romance, Robin Freeman
Herman Brood & His Wild Romance chronology
Street
(1977)
Shpritsz
(1978)
Cha Cha
(1978)
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.TitleWriter(s)Length
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

Singles[edit]

"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]

Personnel[edit]

Herman Brood and his Wild Romance

with:

  • 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"
Technical
  • Robin Freeman – sound engineer
  • Pierre Geoffroy Chateau - co-engineer
  • Dick van der Meyden, Sylvia Wiggers - cover design
  • Anton Corbijn - photography

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Discografie: Herman Brood & His Wild Romance". Muziek Centrum Nederland. Retrieved 2009-04-08.[permanent dead link]
  2. ^ "Herman Brood & his wild romance – Shpritsz". NVPI. Retrieved 2009-04-09.
  3. ^ "Herman Brood & his wild romance – Shpritsz". NVPI. Retrieved 2009-04-09.[permanent dead link]
  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 – Dutchcharts.nl. 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.