THE NITWITZ The dark side of the spoon cd 1999 Get Hip Recordings 320 kbps
Landmine heart / Black name ringing / Bad chemistry / Drunk tank celebrity / Fruitcakes / Burn baby burn / Living on leftlovers / Jackass / Lithium & lipstick / Babysitter (made a man out of me) / Ticket to Gomorrah / Church of chumps .
Produced by Evert & the Nitwitz .
The Nitwitz : Czar Peter the 1st : larynx / Tony "Slug" Leeuwenburgh : Mosrite & Les Paul / Thumpin' Theo Brouver : Fender Jazz Bass / Steven "Marathon Man" Nieuwendijk : drums & cymbals.
These Dutch denizens of rock started their mission to destroy back in 1978, comprising of Eric Czar Peters on Vocals, Steve The Pit on Guitar, Tony Slug on Bass and Marcel Verhoehen on Drums.
The band swapped vocalists to become influential hardcore thrashers B.G.K. in 1982. Several line-ups later B.G.K. called it quits with Tony Slug recruiting a whole new tag team for his Loveslug project in 1987.
Fast forward to 1996 and the original Nitwitz are back together with the exception of drummer Verhoeven who was replaced by Steven The Gadge, releasing the album Dark Side of the Spoon on US label GET HIP in 1997 : A relationship the band now wishes to forget.
Yet another pit-stop along Rip-Off Highway for Sluggy and his band of merry men!
During this time the band also recorded and released covers by Radio Birdman and The Nomads for their respective tribute albums. With minor tweaks and occasional fast exists The Nitwitz continued their quest for Totalitarian Rock n Roll until 1998, when Tony linked up with Detroit legend and former Sonics Rendezvous Band vocalist and guitarist, Scott Morgan, and Hellacopters supreme Nicke Royal, to create the highly charged soul rock outfit The Hydromatics.
In 2002, tired of the current dearth of ass monkey pretenders to the Rock n Roll throne, Slug resurrected the only slightly decaying corpse of The Nitwitz in their fifth incarnation. Lasting only long enough for bassist Dick Ginger and vocalist Mike Dogshit to jump ship to Brezhnev, before mutating into the foul Felchers, but not before unleashing two think slabs of 10 delight in the shape of Nibble the Giblet (Pitshark) and Totalitarian Rock n Roll (Cargo) featuring Nuke City Rock, co-written by Turbonegros Happy-Tom no less!
And so to 2005; with the most impressive (and some might say handsome) line-up yet with Tony Slug (guitars and vocals), Paul Smith (guitars and vocals), The Gadge (drums) and Laurent (bass), the titanic tank of Blitzkrieg Rock known as The Nitwitz return with the relentless rifferama that is Sex, Lies and Duct Tape.
13 tracks of no-holds barred, city razing, pussy slaying punk rock. Feel touched by the Sluggy autobiographical Raised by Drunks, be thrilled by Nippon Girl Desire, prepare to be hooked on the awesome power of Rock Pusher.
Its all there folks, and you know you want it.
Ian Pickens - Nitwitz/Myspace