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Music Single – Herman Brood and His Wild Romance : Saturday Night

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How’s this for a slice of great rock n roll, Herman Brood style.  Greasy, slinky and totally infectious.  For CB anyway.  No idea how I stumbled on this but was glad I did.  No idea who the guy was or anything about him or his music.  All I knew was I dug this song. This is just one great song off a great record.

Brood and the Wild Romance create a piece of music that I’ve been listening to for a long time.  Love the style. The groove builds and takes you on a rock n roll ride. Love the background girls. Makes me want to find the bar he’s playing in and catching some no bullshit rock n roll.  Back when I found Herman’s music it was like a reminder that people were still doing it, putting out music that moved him and whoever was listening to it.  Here’s a song that should make you prick up your ears and groove. I love this cut.

‘Saturday Night’, meet you at the bar.  First rounds on CB.

 

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27 comments on “Music Single – Herman Brood and His Wild Romance : Saturday Night

  1. J.
    July 2, 2018

    I’ve never had the pleasure of listening to this dude before… I could get into this…

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    • cincinnatibabyhead
      July 2, 2018

      I went on a Herman jag when I first heard him. I still dig listening to his music. He was a bit of a train wreck but pumped out some good music while he was around. I have no idea what kind of legacy he left but I’m sure there are musicians out there that were influenced by the man from Holland.

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      • J.
        July 2, 2018

        I’m gonna listen to his Shpritsz album tomorrow, I reckon. Located it on the old streaming service… there’s always something special in the music of a train wreck, I reckon. Something unpredictable. Human. With soul. And troubles. I dig that.

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      • cincinnatibabyhead
        July 2, 2018

        That Is such a good album. It was my intro. The North American version had a different cover if you give a shit. So many good cuts on it. Hope you dig it. Herman really embraced the dark side. When you take drug use to the extremes he did it doesn’t turn out good. Moderation was a word he ignored but man did he play some great tunes. An unknown treasure in CB’s opinion.

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      • J.
        July 3, 2018

        Six songs in, CB… this is brilliant stuff. It’s like Lou Reed channelling Eddie Hinton. Thanks for throwing this on my radar; I reckon I’m gonna check out more!

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      • cincinnatibabyhead
        July 3, 2018

        I knew I’d heard of Eddie Hinton but had to look him up. Good one J. “Brilliant stuff”, yeah! If my brain is still working this was when punk was big , which I liked but Herman and the Brood were ‘Doin’ It’ for me big time. I’ll be featuring the whole album when I get to it. I don’t think there’s a bad cut. Herman holds a special spot in my music pile.
        You were the only customer that bit on this cut. That is very cool!

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      • J.
        July 3, 2018

        I’m gonna say right now that you’re right; there’s not a bad cut on here. Perfect. Urgent. Concise. Coherent. I’ll be looking to pick up the LP at some point in the near future. It’s that good. I found some other albums on the streaming service, so I’ll get to them soon, too… tines like these I’m happy I signed up for this thing.

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      • cincinnatibabyhead
        July 3, 2018

        After this album which i got domestically I had to get the record store I dealt with to import me his others. Some very cool albums with great covers. I liked the guitar players work. It’s just rock n roll, no bs. Like you said ‘Urgent ,concise”. I give up years ago wondering why certain music doesn’t catch on. I know Herman probably didn’t help himself. Really glad you’re digging it. It would be cool if someone chirped in who seen him back then. I bet the shows were wild.

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      • J.
        July 3, 2018

        Doing some reading about Herman… the album was fourth best Dutch album of all time, apparently. I’m curious to hear what the rest of the albums are like… I like the sound he’s got happening on this one, but from what I can gather things went downhill with Go Nutz.

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      • cincinnatibabyhead
        July 3, 2018

        Go Nutz was the last album I got. His albums weren’t easy to get. Yeah and his addictions blew him out. You were in a band J, working with people is challenging in the best circumstances but a full blown off the rails booze/drug hound would be impossible unless you were indulging also. As far as the music it would be a mess . As far as the album you’re listening to Herman got it together to make a good one. What could have been? Nothing cool/sexy about addiction. Didn’t Chet Baker fall or jump out a window in Holland?

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      • J.
        July 4, 2018

        Oh, yeah… I found it pretty much impossible to continue when our guitarist hit booze and drugs hard. There’s just no communicating at that point.

        But, aye, that Herman album is great from the first minute to the last. No denying he musta pulled it together and focussed.

        And yeah, Chet did indeed fall from a hotel window in Amsterdam. The drugs don’t work, it seems.

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      • cincinnatibabyhead
        July 4, 2018

        Herman should have listened to his own words when he said ‘Dope Sucks’. The substance thing has probably been the cause of more troubles in bands than any other issue except Yoko Ono (shut your mouth CB).
        I have a bio on Chet. Front cover is him in his pre junkie days and the back is him full blown dope fiend. Tells a story.

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      • J.
        July 4, 2018

        Haha… you’re right, man… Yoko then drugs.

        I’d imagine that Chet bio is a pretty good read?

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      • cincinnatibabyhead
        July 4, 2018

        A good read if you like a fucked up life. I don’t think he hung with Yoko . I’ve read some good ones. ‘Straight Life’ by Art Peppers a good one. But I tell you J, heroin and other substances ravaged those jazz people. Makes the rock life look like a church picnic. Herman was in that league for sure.

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      • J.
        July 5, 2018

        When I read the Miles bio a while back I got a real sense that the ‘jazz drug’ was really leaving those guys in the gutter. They didn’t fuck around with the drug taking, that’s for sure.

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      • cincinnatibabyhead
        July 5, 2018

        Couple good ones on Miles. Billie Holiday, Charlie Parker, Stan Getz. You know about Chet getting punched out and losing his teeth? That didn’t help matters. The amazing thing is they all made great music.

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      • J.
        July 5, 2018

        I can’t remember who it was that alluded to the possibility that the high allowed the jazzers to get drawn into the rhythms and follow the music (may even have been a pal and not a jazzer). Bad shit, though. No doubt. I mind hearing / reading about Ginger learning his stuff from Phil Seaman and he was down that path… introduced Ginger to heroin, I guess, while also saying stay the fuck away from this stuff. I guess jazz and coke is never gonna work. Horrible stuff, though…

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      • cincinnatibabyhead
        July 5, 2018

        All interesting stuff. There was a story about the whole playing high thing. I forgot who it was but he got turned onto Clifford Brown who among his peers was at the top of his instrument. Not only was he drug free but a nice guy.

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      • J.
        July 5, 2018

        I’ll need to have a look for some Clifford Brown – top player, top guy, and drug free… that’s probably a rarity!

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  2. hotfox63
    July 6, 2018

    Really great song – especially the riff.

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  3. Jim S.
    July 13, 2018

    Somehow I missed this post and in fact, this band. I like the tune but I can’t say it blows me away. But it’s interesting enough to give Shpritz a listen. I never heard of this guy and so went and read about him. He was like a Dutch Sid Vicious with some actual talent.

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    • cincinnatibabyhead
      July 13, 2018

      He was no light weight Doc. That album is a good one. I found him among all that great music that came out at this time. He draws on his influences. It would have been interesting to find out who those were. He lived the hard life. No pretender on that end. J and I had a good talk about the booze/drug thing. Man does it take a toll. You always hear about the famous ones the press glom onto. Not to minimize the addiction thing but guys like Brood are in another league.
      I told you I’m going to do a Duke thing. If you google ‘Perdido’ live there’s a clip of the band doing the song and Paul Gonsalvez sleeps through the whole number . I’s kinda funny. Duke had more than one hard liver in his band,

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  4. Jim S.
    July 16, 2018

    Listening to music and checking out bloggers tonight. I had this on my radar after you mentioned it. Good album! Really good guitar. Too bad this never got much play over here, at least as far as I know.

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    • cincinnatibabyhead
      July 16, 2018

      No i don’t think it got lots of play time. There was this cool guy in Van who had a record store (ended up being a promoter) and he used to guest on a local radio show. He would always bring on these cool guys like Herman. Brood’s good Doc at least in my book. His guitarist (cool you appreciate his licks) left because of the drug shit. I thought you’d dig that music. It is a very good record. I think you can guess I like it.

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      • Jim S.
        July 16, 2018

        Excellent. Good songs. Love the female backup singers. I don’t think ‘Saturday Night’ is even truly representative.

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      • cincinnatibabyhead
        July 16, 2018

        All of his songs have something different. The piano and the background gals are good on Sat Night. Also his vocals. The whole album will be coming up after I get through about 100 albums before this one. Lets Get Lost, Doin It, One, Hit. Rock N Roll Junkie. If I had Docs style I could give a history with all the interesting history of Herman . Interesting story with great music to back it up. Even when he started to lose it there was till some good stuff. Remember Doc I think this was in and around when the punk thing hit and i liked this shit a lot more.

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