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Herman Brood (Zwolle, November 5, 1946 – Amsterdam, July 11, 2001) was a Dutch musician, painter and media personality. Brood was the Dutch personification of sex, drugs and rock ‘n roll.

After playing piano in Cuby and the Blizzards and several other bands since 1964, Brood started his own group, Herman Brood & His Wild Romance, in 1977. The band had their first hit single, Saturday Night, in 1978. But even more than his music, it was his outspoken statements in the press about sex and drug use that brought Herman Brood into the public arena in the Netherlands. In the early 1980s he was romantically involved with the German artist Nina Hagen, with whom he appeared in the film Cha Cha. Brood relished the media attention and became the most famous hard drug user in the Netherlands. “It is usual that an artist uses drugs, but tells everybody he doesn’t”, he once said in an interview. “I admit that it scared me that my popularity could make people start using drugs.” In the 1990s he took up painting and became as successful as a painter as he was as a musician.

With the band ‘Herman Brood & His Wild Romance’ he made his best known album ‘Shpritsz’ (a play on the German word for injection needle), containing anti-drug use songs like ‘Dope Sucks’, but also ‘Saturday Night’. Brood swore off most drugs, reducing his drug use to alcohol and a daily shot of speed.


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  • amoebaturd

    Het is toch ook gebaseerd op tags? en misschien ook wel op de groepen? dus als er 'dutch' in de tags staat komt al gauw de dijk en zo bij de similar artists.

    31 Dec 2011 Reply
  • Fatbirdsdontfly

    Ik heb altijd begrepen dat de Smiliar artist worden berekend naar de smaak van zijn listeners. Dus het is 'onze' eigen schuld.

    30 Jun 2011 Reply
  • Comicbase

    R.I.P., Rock 'n' Roll Junkie.

    25 Mar 2011 Reply
  • justinhale

    ik mis herman

    23 Apr 2010 Reply
  • radio-tractore

    Golden Earring komt nog aardig in de buurt, maar 'het goede doel' ..? no way

    23 Oct 2009 Reply
  • Esuda

    Hermand is echt geniaal. Als hij nog leefde had ik graag een keer met hem gechilld :)

    30 Jul 2009 Reply
  • Mandarijntjee

    Wat een geniale rock & roll heeft deze man toch gemaakt zeg.

    7 May 2009 Reply
  • thetrogg


    23 Mar 2009 Reply
  • gckDenHaagNL

    ... in my library) ..... :-) ... ... :-p .... ... Peace, Love & Happiness ... .... \\//

    18 Mar 2009 Reply
  • gckDenHaagNL

    " GET YOUR TAGS RIGHT! Herman Brood’s studio albums are under the artist ‘name Herman Brood & His Wild Romance’ " = not completely true; is the release "1977-1997: 20 Years of Rock & Roll (2 cd's)" considered a "studio-album"? The CD is a compilation of songs which also includes studio tracks. ... --> So, ... I think I managed to find out 'how it should be done' / the way it ought to be scrobbled properly --> check my library ... I had to do a few minor corrections here and there, so, eventually it ended up being a mix of how it was on the actual data from the CD (when I put the CD in my computer and my player identifies the CD and gives all the info) AND how it is according to the database of (so for example the song "Als je wint heb je vrienden", is scrobbled as "Herman Brood" and not as "Herman Brood & Henny Vrienten" as I had it before, I changed that; making the song "50 Jaar", which is also on that release, the only song scrobbled as "Herman Brood & Henny Vrienten" ...

    18 Mar 2009 Reply
  • rocknrollmitch

    Saturday Night baby geweldig nummer!

    2 Mar 2009 Reply
  • bwagenaar

    de enige echte

    1 Mar 2009 Reply
  • dunzi55

    Live 16.12.1998 in the Musichall Worpswede.I have seen a` great Rock`n Roller and Performer.

    22 Feb 2009 Reply
  • richie39

    It's most possible that Holland will never get a talent as Brood was, it's too bad that he's gone altough there was always a slight possibility that Herman would leave this earth premature

    21 Feb 2009 Reply
  • berggeit

    best zielig dat vet veel albums niet in de lijst staan. last.fmvkent nie eens street.

    20 Feb 2009 Reply
  • deneet

    Herman is was en blijft mijn held. Herman forever. PUNT van zeer GROTE KRITIEK;waar slaat die lijst met similar artist op,helemaal nergens dus

    13 Jan 2009 Reply
  • dunzi55

    Live 16.12.1998 in the Musichall Worpswede.I have seen a` great Rock`n Roller and Performer.

    6 Jan 2009 Reply
  • thabrew

    He made me what i am now. I learned it the hard way and Herman was my guide in my restless youth. I wanna thank him for that. Ohw could there be just one concert.......... I would give almost anything for a ticket. Now there s just LAst FM and all my cd's So friends tell me your story about Herman;

    26 Nov 2008 Reply
  • coolburnvisible

    A classic rock 'n' roller that really can keep up with the best easily. I realise that everytime I hear something of him. Such good songs, there are almost no bad ones among them. He kept it simple, but perfect. Rest in Peace, friend.

    28 Sep 2008 Reply
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