Their very first single YES OR NO / RONALD RAZORBLADE releases on march 12, 1977 and introduces the band as a fresh boy popgroup. It brings them to the Dutch music program Toppop. But because the single is hard to obtain, it just didn't become a hit.
The torso on the label is based on an idea of the bassist Alex Roelofs.
The single also releases in Germany under the Philips-label.
This pressing sounds much better than the Burdorf-release.
The follow-up, the ballad LOOKING FOR A FRIEND / TELL ME BABY releases in february 1978. Although the NCRV made the single "favorietschijf", unfortunately this one disappears inglorious.
In the summer of 1977 the first album will be recorded in the British Rockfield Studio's, led by producer Alan David. Because of various circumstances, the record releases in september 1978 in a limited edition of 1000 copies.
It's almost impossible these days to find this original record. But with the approval of the band members, it's still available as a bootleg.
1. RAILS AND RAIN 2. TUTTI RAGAZZI 3. MISTER MISTER 4. FANTASIES AND FACTORIES 5. SO IN LOVE 6. LONDON LETTERS 7. YES OR NO 8. AFTER THOUGHTS 9. AMARILLA 10. DANCING GIRL - RED CAT 11. SUSAN MY LOVE 12. CARAVAN
The whole undertaking at Dureco seems to be a false start for the group, which fortunately get a second chance. After the first record The Nits redeemed and signed their first contract at CBS, and the third single UMBRELLA / SOME OTHER NIGHT releases in april 1979.
In december 1979 the LP TENT releases. Thealbum soundsmore matureandlessexpirimental than its predecessor.
1. TENT 2. A TO B; C TO D 3. THE YOUNG REPORTER 4. 4 ANKLES 5. HOOK OF HOLLAND 6. FROZEN FRED 7. PING PONG 8. TUTTI RAGAZZI 9. OUT OF SUBURBIA 10. BUNGALOW 11. 1:30 12. JOHNNY SAID: SILVER 13. WHO'S THE KILLER 14. TAKE A PIECE 15. TENT (REPRISE) 16. UMBRELLA 17. SOME OTHER NIGHT 18. HARROW ACCIDENT
Original stickers from 1979.
With TUTTI RAGAZZI they become in the hitparade for the first time.