Herman Brood

I did not Paint this by myself thats the reason I write this. I see this art at Street Art in Kuinre, The Netherlands.

Herman Brood (pronounced “Broat” /bro:t/; Zwolle, 5 November 1946 – Amsterdam, 11 July 2001) was a Dutch musician, painter and media personality. Brood was known for his hedonistic lifestyle of “sex, drugs and rock ’n roll”.

After playing piano in Cuby and the Blizzards and several other bands since 1964, Brood started his own group, Herman Brood and His Wild Romance, in 1977. The band had made their first, and best known, album Shpritsz—a play on the German word for syringe—in 1978 This album contained anti–drug use songs like “Dope Sucks”, but also “Saturday Night”. “Saturday Night” was their first hit single.

Brood’s outspoken statements in the press about sex and drug use brought him into the Netherlands public arena even more than his music. He was romantically involved with the German singer Nina Hagen, with whom he appeared in the 1978 film Cha Cha. He is reputed to be the subject of her song “Herrmann Hiess Er” (English title “Herrmann is High”) on the Unbehagen album, 1979, about a drug addict. Brood relished the media attention and became the most famous hard drug user in the Netherlands. “It is usual that an artist uses drugs, but tells everybody he doesn’t. I admit that it scared me that my popularity could make people start using drugs”, he once said in an interview.

Brood swore off most drugs, reducing his drug use to alcohol and a daily shot of speed. In 2001, depressed by the failure of his drug rehabilitation program and after finding out that he had only a few months left to live, he committed suicide on 11 July by jumping from the roof of the Amsterdam Hilton Hotel at the age of 54.

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Herman Brood

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Oosterwolde, Netherlands

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