Hermanus “Herman” Brood (5 November 1946 – 11 July 2001) was a Dutch musician and painter. In 1976, Brood started his own group, Herman Brood & His Wild Romance, (and started work with photographer Anton Corbijn) initially with Ferdi Karmelk (guitar), Gerrit Veen (bass), Peter Walrecht (drums), and Ellen Piebes and Ria Ruiters (vocals). They played the club and bar circuit, first in Groningen.
Artist: Herman Brood & His Wild Romance
Title: Go Nutz
Label: Ariola Records
Go Nutz is the third studio album by Dutch rock and roll and blues group Herman Brood & His Wild Romance. Three singles came from the album, “Love You Like I Love Myself,” “Hot Shot,” and “I Don’t Need You,” all of which charted in the Netherlands. On the Dutch album chart, the album reached #6 on 8 March 1980, and stayed on the chart for nine weeks.
In the summer of 1979, Brood tried to enter the American market, with support from Ariola’s US division, which was attempting to expand into rock music. Following on the success of Shpritsz, the band was booked as a support act for The Kinks and The Cars, playing in auditoriums.
Go Nutz, recorded in the United States, was supposed to follow up on the American success of the single “Saturday Night” (from Shpritsz) and a compilation called Herman Brood & His Wild Romance, made specifically for the American market. The Dutch market was ripe for another Brood album, since the single “Never be Clever” had reached #10 in the Dutch singles chart on 16 June 1979. However, the recording sessions were a disaster; the American producers replaced the rest of the band with session musicians, resulting in a disappointing album and the disbanding of the hitherto successful quartet of Brood, Lademacher, Cavalli, and Meerman. The album produced three charting singles in the Netherlands, but failed to chart in the US.
1. Go Nutz (3:05)
2. Love You Like I Love Myself (3:32)
3. I Don’t Need You (3:36)
4. I’ll Be Doggone (3:43)
5. Right On The Money (4:26)
1. Hot Shot (3:30)
2. Born Before My Time (4:28)
3. Beauty Is Only Skin Deep (2:58)
4. Easy Pick Up (4:33)
5. Laurie (4:05)