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BAD GOVERNMENT AND ITS EFFECTS ON TOWN AND COUNTRY



BLUE THINGS



During 2011 they recorded MALPENSA at various locations, namely in the Utrecht Kytopia studio, in Castel Burio in Piedmont
and of course the familiar Werf-studio in Amsterdam. Just before the tour starts Robert Jan Stips is affected by a bacterial infection
on his left hand. His place will be temporarily assumed by keyboardist Laetitia van Krieken who was a member of Nits from 1998-2004.


Tracklist:

1. FIVE FINGERS
2. LOVE LOCKS
3. MAN ON A WIRE
4. BLUE THINGS
5. THE POOR
6. SCHWEBEBAHN
7. MINUS SECOND FLOOR
8. BIG BLACK BOATS
9. THING THING
10. BAD GOVERNMENT AND ITS EFFECTS ON TOWN AND COUNTRY
11. PAPER



The repertoire contains many songs of the ALANKOMAAT and WOOL tours. Not yet the second half of the new CD.



The summer of 2012 marks the 25th anniversary of the recording of the biggest hit of the Nits, and then
quickly came out.
On this occasion, there are a limited number of stamps printed. In order to use, or for the collection.



On september 22, 2012, Laetitia's last appearance in Sneek to make way for the partly restored Robert Jan.



This shortened version of
BAD GOVERNMENT AND ITS EFFECTS ON TOWN AND COUNTRY
is now available at iTunes.



BAD GOVERNMENT AND ITS EFFECTS ON TOWN AND COUNTRY



Filming during a gig at The Hague on december 21, 2012.
Photo by Jasper de Jong.



The setlist at the end of the Malpensa-tour.




The original line-up as they founded The Nits in 1974.
This shot was taken at Paradiso in Amsterdam on february 14, 2014.
F.L.T.R.: Rob Kloet, Henk Hofstede, Michiel Peters, Alex Roelofs and fan Berend Tol.



Nits are knighted by the major of Amsterdam, Eberhard van der Laan at Paradiso on march 22, 2014.
From now on they're knights in the Order of Orange-Nassau. This was completely unannounced and a very moving moment.



Berend Tol on stage in the main hall at Paradiso Amsterdam, on march 22, 2014.



At the same time a box comes out with 3 CD's with all their hits from 1977 to 2012,
plus 3 new studio songs, namely: Mother Drone, White Glove Transportation, Our Daily Bread.
And 1 DVD with all their video clips from 1984 to 2014. It also contains a small book about the band.




This contains 3 CD's with covers of Nits-songs, made by various international artists.
Another time, another style, another atmosphere, some of them are totally unrecognizalble.

Tracklist:

CD 1: ISNT NITS

1. GUS MAC GREGOR - BOY IN A TREE
2. THE WEYERS - IN THE DUTCH MOUNTAINS
3. RAY WILKO - ROBINSON
4. LES CHERCHEURS D'OR - NO MAN'S LAND
5. HANK SHIZZOE - HOUSE OF JACOB
6. DANIEL ZELA KAPPELER - THREE SISTERS
7. SHIRLEY GRIMES & OLI HARTUNG - LOUDER AND LOUDER
8. POWDERBLUE - BAUHAUS CHAIR
9. REZA DINALLY - HAWELKA
10. LUKA BLOOM - DISTANCE
11. SARAH BOWMAN - UNDER A CANOE
12. WOLFGANG ZWIAUER - FROZEN TABLE TOWN
13. BÜNE HUBER - HOME BEFORE DARK
14. BOB SPRING - FIRE IN MY HEAD
15. COAL - IN A PLAY
16. FAMOUS OCTOBER - BIKE IN HEAD
17. NADJA STOLLER & HANS FEIGENWINTER - SOAP BUBBLE BOX

CD 2: NITS TINS

1. HENNY VRIENTEN - JOS VREES
2. PINK PEDRAZZI & PFLANPLÄTZ - PANORAMA MAN
3. VÄRTTINÄ - VIENAN VUORET
4. BAUM - RADIO SHOES
5. BIGGLES & UNIVERSALFILTER - SOLID TO GAS
6. ELIA REDIGER - THE FLOWERS
7. FRANCOIZ BREUT & SIMON HO - LES NUITS
8. CULT WITH NO NAME - TYPIST OF CANDY
9. PIM'S FONKY ANTIQUE FEAT. DIVYA AND THE THREE SISTERS - THREE SISTERS
10. HIKE & SEEK - OOM PAH PAH
11. MIKELANGELO - PORT OF AMSTERDAM
12. DEAD BROTHERS - FIVE FINGERS
13. HILLYBILLY MOON EXPLOSION - THE |TRAIN
14. GIACUN FEAT. ANNA AARON - RED TAPE
15. SCHÖFTLAND - EIN AUGE OFFEN
16. ANDREA SAMBORSKI - FIRE IN MY HEAD
17. MARIO BATKOVIC - VAH HOLLANDA SENI SENI

CD 3: SINT NITS

1. HEIDI HAPPY - NESCIO
2. CHARLOTTE PARFOIS - EMPTY ROOM
3. KUMMERBUBEN - A TOUCH OF HENRY MOORE
4. ZACHOV - HOLD ME GENEVA
5. MARCEL KANCHE BRUNO TOCANNE REMI GAUDILLAT - LOVE LOCKS
6. FILEWILE - TANNEBAUM
7. FATIMA DUNN - HOMELESS GIRL
8. FRITZ HAUSER & STEPHAN GRIEDER - CARS & CARS
9. BIG ZIS - INFANT QUEEN
10. CHRISTIAN BRANTSCHEN - ADIEU SWEET BAHNHOF
11. MICH GERBER - 26A
12. PIXELPUNKS VS. REPETTO FEAT. FRANZ TREICHLER - TING
13. RITA HEY - BLUE THINGS
14. STELLA CRUZ - SKETCHES OF SPAIN
15. WOLFMAN - TWO SKATERS
16. MATTO RULES - OFFICE AT NIGHT
17. DIE GROSSEN FERIEN - TUTTI RAGAZZI




It took a long time to wait after URK and some people call it URK II or THE SON OF URK.
This double CD HOTEL EUROPA contains live-recordings at different locations from the period GIANT NORMAL DWARF to MALPENSA.

Tracklist CD 1:

1. FIVE FINGERS
2. SCHWEBEBAHN
3. THE HOURS
4. HAWELKA
5. THE FLOWERS
6. MRS. SUNLIGHT
7. LENIN AND THE WOUNDED ANGEL
8. NO MAN'S LAND
9. THE LONG SONG
10. LES NUITS
11. THE RED DOG
12. THE PIZZERIA
13. WITH USED FURNITURE WE MAKE A TREE
14. RUMSPINGA
15. EIFERSUCHT

Tracklist CD 2:

1. WALKING WITH MARIA
2. 26A
3. IVORY BOY
4. THREE SISTERS
5. WHALES OF TADOUSSAC
6. HOMELESS BOY
7. DA DA DA
8. TING
9. CARS & CARS
10. TREE IS FALLING
11. BOY IN A TREE
12. GIANT NORMAL DWARF
13. AROUND THE FISH
14. THE INFINITE SHOEBLACK
15. APPLE ORCHARD
16. DUTCH MOUNTAINS




On sunday, july 5th 2015, Robert Jan Stips plays a very special concert at the Beaufort huis in Austerlitz.
The first 3 Supersister LP's: PRESENT FROM NANCY, TO THE HIGHEST BIDDER, PUDDING EN GISTEREN on 3
grand piano's in triangle arrangement, one for one and at the same time: the Steinway, the Fazioli, the Bechstein.

Tracklist:

1. PRESENT FROM NANCY
2. MEMORIES ARE NEW / 11/8 / DREAMING WHEELWHILE
3. MEXICO / METAMORPHOSIS / EIGHT MILES HIGH
4. INTRO DONA NOBIS PACEM
5. DONA NOBIS PACEM /
6. SHE WAS NAKED
7. A GIRL NAMED YOU
8. NO TREE WILL GROW
9. ENERGY / HIGHER
10. RADIO
11. INTRO SUPERSISTERRETSISREPUS
12. SUPERSISTERRETSISREPUS
13. PSYCHOPATH
14. INTRO JUDY GOES ON HOLIDAY
15. JUDY GOES ON HOLIDAY
16. INTRO PUDDING & GISTEREN
17. PUDDING & GISTEREN (MUSIC FOR BALLET)

EXTRA's

18. INTRODUCTION OF THE CONCERT
19. SPIRAL STAIRCASE




On september 15th 2017 a new Nits-album releases called ANGST.
It's the first studio album since it's predecessor MALPENSA from 2012.
ANGST is the story told of the occupation and liberation of Holland and life in post-war
Germany. Elvis on a train trip along the Rhine in the 50's. Riding on a moped through Germany
heading for the south. Grandmother knitting a sweater to protect you against the cold and the unknown.

Traditionally a tour will include more than 60 concerts and will bring Nits also abroad playing several European main cities.

Tracklist:

1. YELLOW SOCKS & ANGST
2. FLOWERSHOP FORGET-ME-NOT
3. RADIO ORANGE
4. LITS-JUMEAUX
5. TWO SISTERS
6. POCKETS OF RAIN
7. ALONG A GERMAN RIVER
8. COW WITH SPLEEN
9. BREITNER ON A KREIDLER
10. ZÜNDAPP NACH OBERHEIM



On august 25th the single FLOWERSHOP FORGET-ME-NOT is available on Spotify and iTunes.



On september 1st, the single YELLOW SOCKS & ANGST is also available on Spotify and iTunes.



Just a week before the release of the album, POCKETS OF RAIN comes uit on Spotify and iTunes on a rainy day.

Long awaited, but finally there are NITS in the serie The Golden Years of Dutch Pop Music, released on august 17th, 2018.
It contains all A and B-sides from the period 1977 until 1987. Some songs hasn't ever been released on CD before.

Tracklist CD 1:

1. YES OR NO (HANDCLAP VERSION)
2. RONALD RAZORBLADE
3. YES OR NO (2ND VERSION)
4. LOOKING FOR A FRIEND
5. TELL ME BABY
6. UMBRELLA
7. SOME OTHER NIGHT
8. TUTTI RAGAZZI
9. HARROW ACCIDENT
10. THE YOUNG REPORTER
11. A TO B; C TO D
12. TENT
13. NEW FLAT
14. HER SECOND ZEBRA
15. BOBBY SOLO
16. TABLES AND CHAIRS (LONG VERSION)
17. HOLIDAY ON ICE
18. DIFFERENT KITCHEN
19. RED TAPE
20. GOODBYE, MR. CHIPS!
21. SLIP OF THE TONGUE
22. ORIENTAL SKIES
23. NESCIO
24. MAN OF STRAW
25. THE VERMILLION PENCIL 

Tracklist CD 2:

1. CLEAN SHIRT IN PARIS
2. SKETCHES OF SPAIN
3. BILD AM SONNTAG (A CAPPELLA)
4. BILD AM SONNTAG
5. NICKEL AND WOOD
6. MASK
7. MOUNTAINS IN MINUTES
8. VAH HOLLANDA SENI SENI
9. FANFARE
10. ADIEU, SWEET BAHNHOF
11. MASK (LIVE)
12. SLEEP (WHAT HAPPENS TO YOUR EYES)
13. THE POTATO EATERS
14. TYPIST OF CANDY
15. HER SECOND OFFICE
16. CABINS
17. CABINS (LIVE VERSION)
18. IN THE DUTCH MOUNTAINS
19. STRANGERS OF THE NIGHT
20. J.O.S. DAYS
21. YKSI KAKSI KOLME

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