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ReQuest, track 14, disc 1.
This version has a lot less surface noise than the recording of Mychael.
During the Henk Tour the band played a great version of Mask. It was usually played during the encores and is often missing form circulating concerts.
This song was written and recorded circa 1977-1978 by the Nits. It was never put on an album, but it was played live a lot in the late '70s. During the Nits (Debut Album) Tour of 1977-1979 they played it similar to the studio version. During the 1979-1980 Tent Tour the song lost its lyrics and it was played as an instrumental. The next incarnation of the song was in 1980 on a demo version of Different Kitchen of New Flat, where the music formed the basis of this song. Later on they scrapped that and wrote new music for the song, but the rhythm is still very similar to Skateboard Boy.
Then it was silent for 20 years for this song, until coverband LICE dug it up and played it on November 19th 2000 at Greatest Nits INC, much to the surprise of everyone in the audience (on the official website you can hear the LICE version in the Mailbox section). Only a handful of people were familiar with this song!
Looking For A Friend
This was probably played as a joke during a rehearsal around 1979. The original version of this song was released on a single together with 'Tell Me Baby' as the follow-up to 'Yes Or No'. This punk-version is hilariously out-of-character for the Nits…
The One I Love
A cover of an R.E.M. song. This was performed regularly during the Dutch Mountains Tour.
1987 or 1988 Dennis
Nights In White Satin
The Nits often played this song during concerts and they always played a beautiful version of it. Usually it was short, but this is one of the most complete versions I've heard. It was recorded during the In The Dutch Mountains Tour, but the tape didn't specify the date and location.
Soap Bubble Box
Voice Male (belgian group) does all the instruments a capella while Henk sings.
Usually in the HAT Tour the intro to Nescio consisted of Henk singing a part of the English verse over a piano backing, as can be heard on URK. In this case he sang a bit of Simon & Garfunkel's song Scarborough Fair.
War & Peace 1998
The first performance of War & Peace (The Keyshop), during a soundcheck of the gig in De Flint, Amersfoort on Febr. 2nd, 1998. You can find a film of it on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ae2325EmOTQ
Jasper de Jong
Sketches Of Spain (Ting Tour Version)
This is the Ting Tour arrangement of Sketches Of Spain. It is notable for the haunting violin played by Peter Meuris in the middle section.
Shake Some Action (live 1978)
This very old Nits live recording is a cover of a track by The Flaming Groovies, which the band played a lot up to 1980.
Frits - Wat Fijn Om Idioot Te Zijn
This is Freek de Jonge's translated version of the Neil Innis' song 'How Sweet To Be An Idiot' from 1973. Freek sang it before at earlier solo tours, but this version with Nits is very nice and deserves to be heard!
Amsterdam Dennis Versteeg
Recorded at the Frits2 performance. Although it could have used a bit more rehearsal time, this was one of the best new Frits songs. The guitar solo is by Cok van Vuuren.
Slip Of The Tongue
This song wasn't usually part of the Giant Normal Dwarf Tour setlists. This version shows that with just three people they managed to play this song, although there are many better versions from other tours. The fact that it's very rare for this tour makes up for this. Audience Recording.
Famous Blue Raincoat
In their last concert of the 20th century the Nits played about 10 Leonard Cohen covers in the Paradiso in Amsterdam. For this occasion the band was extended with two female singers, a violinist and an extra guitar player. This song is Henk's favorite Leonard Cohen song and it gives a good impression of that evening.
Recorded during the Tent Tour. This song was only played during this tour and even then it was often omitted, so it's pretty rare. This version is much more rock-based than on the album.
Erom On (live 2002)
This song returned to the Nits repertoire mid 2001 and was played in most of later Wool concerts.
Amsterdam (A2A Festival)
Walter And Conny
(Very) incomplete version. This is the last track from the Amsterdam concert. There will be several bonustracks from the same tour the following days.
The Vermillion Pencil Amsterdam Paradiso
Adieu, Sweet Bahnhof Amsterdam Paradiso
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