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Herman Brood in Vitesse
1978 re-issue of the 1975 debut album from the group Vitesse

Year:  1978
Media:  Vinyl LP
Label: Reprise records
Release no: REPN 54058
Manufactured: Holland

Musicians: Herman Brood
Herman van Boeyen
Rob ten Bokum
Rob van Donselaar
Producer: Vitesse
Engineer: John Deeh
Studio: Studio Sound Service

Herman Brood in Vitesse
In mid-1975, Herman van Boeyen (ex-Carlsberg) abandoned his group Red White & Blue for several reasons. While Cesar Zuyderwijk (Golden Earring) replaced him temporarily, the Amsterdam-born Van Boeyen launched a new band, Vitesse, and thus surprised many people with the announcement that Herman Brood (ex-Flash & Dance Band, later Cuby & The Blizzards and then solo) would also join!

And in fact, Van Boeyen and Brood stayed together for much longer than most people had expected! On the other hand, other group members came and went frequently. When Vitesse was just a few weeks old, guitarist Peter Smid (later Houseband) left the band. His successor Ferdy Karmelk (ex-Tee Set and Stud, later Himalaya) also stayed for only a short while. It was the third line-up that recorded this very strong self-titled debut album. This line-up consisted of Van Boeyen, Brood, Paul Bagmeijer (bass, ex-Carlsberg, later Scope), Rob Ten Bokum (guitar/bass, ex-Blue Eyed Bluesband, later Alquin) and Rob van Donselaar (clavinet, ex-Blue Eyed Bluesband, later Cake).

When, after numerous delays, the record finally made it to the shops, Vitesse suddenly broke up.

Tracks: Funky but clean
Stay a little stranger
You can't beat me
Back on the corner
Do you wanna dance
Push it out
Going to the city
Showbiz blues

Unique identifier: 481

Sorting code: bro-33-1975-in_vitesse-1978