bandmembers 1981 - 1984

Henk Hofstede guitars, keyboards , vocals

Rob Kloet  drums

Michiel Peters guitars, vocals

Robert Jan Stips keyboards

Stips introduces a lot of new synthesized sounds, and the record OMSK, released in march, has a much fuller sound. With NESCIO the Nits land their first Top 10 hit and they get their first 'Edison'award for the album. Growing confident through this success, the Nits release a successor in november, the mini-album KILO, that delivers again a
hit with SKETCHES OF SPAIN. The group faces their first appearance on the Danish Roskilde festival.


single : Bild an Sonntag / Nickel & Wood


single : sketches of spain /

bild am Sonntag (vocal)


single : the vermillion pencil / clean shirt in paris


the Edison is a major musical prize in the Netherlands.

we have four of them.

this is Henk with the first one, for OMSK


coming back from Roskilde, a mean Danish stone crashed our window. The crew: André, Tom & Leszek


promo 7" england

single : nescio / man of straw


for Swiss tv / 1983


publicity card

Nits see something interesting on the right

KILO tracklist

1    Sketches of Spain

2     Bild am Sonntag (As Usual)

3    Acres of Tintoretto

4    Dapper Street

5    Memories are New III

6    Your Next Tyres


tracklist OMSK

1.    A Touch of Henry Moore

2.    Unpleasant Surprise

3.    Vermillion Pencil

4.    Springtime Coming Soon

5.    Tons of Ink

6.    Jardin d'Hiver

7.    Nescio

8.    Walls Have Ears

9.    Spirits Awake

10.    Walter and Conny

11.    The Cold Eye

12.    Shadow of a Doubt

13.    Indoor Painting (Outdoor Sketching)

14.    Clean Shirt in Paris

  1. 15.   Man of Straw

track 13,14,15 not on lp, cd only

Two crewmembers eating cheesefondue, third one prefers a bottle of Fendant. Must be Switzerland then

Robert Jan and Rob giving autographs, while Aad is in a business meeting

for OMSK, the band started to use uall sorts of acoustic instruments. Here’s Henk playing the dulcimer.

String ensemble (from the Residentie Orkest, the Hague) for Omsk

backstage at de Koepelkerk in Purmerend.

photo Bert Molkenboer