Tuesday, January 15, 2008
Dutch Punk #14: The Nitwitz - Early works
One of my very very dear Dutch punk 7"s is the very first 7" by The Nitwitz. I don't know how often I played this, but this serieous fun punk band from Amsterdam always puts a big smile on my face. They started at the end of 1978 and worked along side The Ex, Workmates, Gotterflies. Their records were released on their own Vögelspin Records. In 1982 singer Erik Peters left and they changed their name to Balthazar Gerards Kommando (BGK), named after the murderer of the first Willem the Silent in 1584 an arguable one of the very first hardcore punk band in The Netherlands. In 1996 the band was reformed and released more records (hence the title early works here), they fall outside the limits I impose on myself for this blog. The Wielingen Walgt 12" has The Nitwitz on one side and the less punky but nevertheless also great Götterflies on the other side.
1. Nitwitz, 7inch, Vögelspin bite 001, 1980
2. The Worst Of, 7inch, Vögelspin bite 002, 1980
3. Wielingen Walgt, 12" split with Götterflies, Vögelspin big bite 004, 1981
4. The Scorched Earth Policy, LP, Vögelspin big bite 005, 1981
(their other early tracks you can find on the earlier post 'Als Je Haar Maar Goed Zit', Dutch Punk #10)