Back On The Corner - Herman Brood - My Way - The Hits
Label: BMG The Netherlands - 74321 884392,Ariola - 74321 884392 • Format: CD Compilation, Remastered • Country: Netherlands • Genre: Rock • Style: Rock & Roll
As a musician he achieved artistic and commercial success in the s and s, and Back On The Corner - Herman Brood - My Way - The Hits called "the greatest and only Dutch rock 'n' roll star". Known for his hedonistic lifestyle of "sex, drugs and rock 'n' roll", Brood was an enfant terrible and a cultural figure whose suicide by jumping from a hotel roof, apparently influenced by a failure to kick his drug and alcohol habit,  strengthened his controversial status; according to a poll organised to celebrate fifty years of Dutch popular musicit was the most significant event in its history.
Herman Brood was born in Zwolleand started playing the piano at age Back On The Corner - Herman Brood - My Way - The Hits was asked to play with Cuby and the Blizzardsbut was removed by management when the record company discovered he used drugs.
They played the club and bar circuit, first Back On The Corner - Herman Brood - My Way - The Hits Groningen the northeasternmost province of the Netherlands. Tuba Cha Cha - Count Kutu & The Balmers - Take Me the band released their first album, Street.
The band now played all over the Netherlands, playing as many gigs as possible. And Herman's drug habit became public domain: In for instance the Wild Romance played a gig in a high school in Almelothe Christelijk Lyceum; during the break Brood was caught on the toilet taking heroin or speed there are different reports on the type of drug, but it is a well-known story amongst former studentsthe rest of the concert was cancelled, and this also was the last time a rock concert took place at this school for many years.
They are still best known for their second album, Shpritsz —a play on the German word Spritze for syringe—from A frequent contributor was Bertus Borgers saxophone. Brood's outspoken statements in the press about sex and drug use brought him into the Dutch public arena even more than his music.
He was romantically involved with the German singer Nina Hagenwith whom he appeared in the film Cha-Cha. Brood relished the media attention and became the most famous hard drug user in the Netherlands. I admit that it scared me that my popularity could make people start using drugs," he once said in an interview. In the summer ofBrood tried to enter the American market, with support from Ariola's US division, which was attempting to expand into rock music.
Brood continued to record throughout the s and had a few hits—a top single, "Als Je Wint" with Henny Vrientenand a minor hit with a reggae song, "Tattoo Song," but he spent more and more time on his art work. At the end of the '80s he made a comeback of sorts; Yada Yadaproduced by George Kooymanswas well-received, and he toured Germany with a renewed Wild Romance which saw the return of Dany Lademacher. A live "best of" album, Saturday Night Liveappeared in His 50th birthday, inwas celebrated with a show at the Paradiso music and cultural center in Amsterdam, and the album of duets was released the same year.
After his career in music, Brood turned to painting and became a well-known character in Amsterdam art circles. His art is best described as pop-art, often very colorful and graffiti -inspired screen printsand he achieved some commercial success and notoriety by, for instance, creating murals in various public spaces in and around Amsterdam.
Toward the end of his life, Brood vowed to abstain from most drugs, reducing his drug use to alcohol and a daily shot of speed "2 grams per day" . On 11 Julydepressed by the failure of his drug rehabilitation program and facing serious medical problems because of his prolonged drug use, he committed suicide by jumping from the roof of the Amsterdam Hilton Hotel at the age of I'll be seeing you.
Extensively covered by the national Various - Christmas Time, his cremation took place five days later. Before the cremation, Brood's casket was driven from the Hilton hotel to Paradiso, Amsterdamthe streets lined with thousands of spectators. Soon after his suicide, Brood's version of "My Way" spent three weeks as number one in the Dutch singles charts;   the market value of his art work also increased greatly.
When U2 performed in the Netherlands three weeks after Brood's suicide, they paid tribute to him at each of the three shows. At the third show in Arnhem they also dedicated their own "Gone" to him and had his version of "My Way" played over the PA as outro music. In the middle of the show Bono delivered an Seasoned In Destruction Wacken 2007 - Tourettes - Tourettes (DVD) eulogy to Brood before the band performed " In a Little While ".
On 5 November the Groninger Museum opened an exposition devoted to Herman Brood's life and work, comprising paintings, lyrics, and poetry, portraits by photographer Anton Corbijna collection of private pictures from the family albumand concert photos and videos. It was centered on Herman's atelier studio where he created most of his paintings. The atelier had been entirely re-built in the museum.
During the s, Herman Brood's studio was located on the second floor of the gallery in the Spuistraat in Amsterdam and has remained untouched since his death.
He continues to inspire other artists: the album Bluefinger by Black Francis is based on Brood's life and works. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Dutch musician, painter, actor, poet and media personality. Nederlandse Omroep Stichting. Retrieved 8 April Archived from the original on 20 September Dagblad van het Yellow Peppers - Al Dobson Jr* - Rye Lane Volume II & III (Vinyl, Album). Muziek Centrum Nederland.
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