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Features Song Lyrics for Gruppo Sportivo's Back to 78 album.

Includes download coupon with 7 exclusive & remastered live tracks from live in so what, Gouda, june 1978 ; Gruppo Sportivo - Live In So What. 180 gram audiophile vinyl Inner sleeve with lyrics.

Band Name Gruppo Sportivo. Album Name Back to 78. Type Album. Labels Ariola Records. Members owning this album1. 5. I Said No! 6. Real Teeth Are Out. 7. Are You Ready ? 8. The Booby-Trap Boogie. 9. Blah Blah Magazines.

Back To 78 was released in the height of Gruppo Sportivo's career in 1978 and includes some of their biggest successes like "Hey Girl", "Tokyo" and "I Said No". The album was produced by Robert Jan Stips (Supersister, Golden Earring, The Nits). The Gruppo Sportivo style could be best described as post-punk. Back in those days UK's Radio & Records voted them "Top Newcomer '78".

Gruppo Sportivo is currently on a hiatus ('studio only band' according to Vandenburg). In June 2015 Vandenburg (aka Van DeFruits) released his solo album Dig It Yourself, which included Gimme Your Love, Grow Grow Grow, Nine Inch Nails re-make Various Methods of Escape and Groovin', a song he originally wrote with the late Dutch singer Herman Brood in the 80's. September 2016 sees the re-release of Gruppo's classic and best-selling album Back to '78 on vinyl. The release includes downloadable live versions of never before released songs from 1978. A year later 1989 EP Sucker Of The Century - recorded with .

Gruppo Sportivo is formed in The Hague. Max, Peter, Eric and Hans Vandenburg from the Leo Unger Band. Zappa and Beatles fan Vandenburg soon becomes the band's leader. He asks singer Meike Touw to join the band. She is joined by Josee van Iersel and together they make up the Gruppettes. The band's career takes a turn when they are asked to support the Golden Earring on their new tour. Earring singer Barry Hay produces Gruppo Sportivo's first single Out There In The Jungle, which becomes a small hit. 659844. In September the band receives an Edison Music Award for 10 Mistakes. They also record the second album Back To 78 from which the track Hey Girl is picked as the first single. Both single and album do very well in the charts and in the UK polls Gruppo ends third in the category 'most promising new band', behind Ian Dury and Dire Straits.

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Tracklist Hide Credits

A1 Hey Girl
Trumpet – Rein van den Broek
A2 Bernadette 3:07
A3 P.S. 78 3:03
A4 Tokyo 1:13
A5 I Said No!
Horns – Maarten van Norden, Rein van den Broek, Rob KruismanSaxophone – Jan Kees Tans
A6 Real Teeth Are Out 3:48
A7 Are You Ready? 2:05
A8 The Booby-Trap Boogie 3:31
B1 Blah Blah Magazines 2:02
B2 One Way Love (From Me To You) 3:08
B3 I'm A Rocket 2:32
B4 Shave 2:48
B5 The Pogo Never Stops 3:18
B6 Bottom Of The Class
Choir – The Aloysius College Choir
B7 The Single 1:12

Companies, etc.

  • Recorded At – Relight Studios
  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – Ariola Benelux B.V.
  • Copyright (c) – Ariola Benelux B.V.


  • Bass – Eric Wehrmeyer
  • Design, Art Direction – Young And Ugly
  • Drums – Max 'Climax' Mollinger*
  • Lead Vocals, Backing Vocals – Josee Van Iersel, Meike Touw
  • Lead Vocals, Guitar – Hans Vandenburg
  • Organ [Farfisa], Piano – Peter Calicher
  • Other [Special Thanks To] – Ed De Jong, Piet Legerstee
  • Photography By [Inner Sleeve] – Anton Corbijn, Eef Van Os, Gruppo Sportivo, Ton Schutter
  • Photography By [Label] – Anton Corbijn
  • Producer – Hans Vandenburg, Robert Jan Stips
  • Recorded By – Robin 'Coffee' Freeman*
  • Written-By – Peter Calicher (tracks: A5), VanDeFruits*


℗© 1978 Ariola - Benelux bv
Made in Holland

Inner sleeve with credits, lyrics and photos:
Recorded at Relight Studios, Hilvarenbeek, Holland.

Made in Holland
Ariola -Benelux B.V., Haarlem.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Rights Society: STEMRA
  • Matrix / Runout (Side 1 Label): 26 472 - A
  • Matrix / Runout (Side 2 Label): 26 472 - B
  • Matrix / Runout (Side 1 Runout): 26472-A-37819-1-Y I-N
  • Matrix / Runout (Side 2 Runout): 26472-B-37820-1-Y I-N

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
26.472 OT, 26 472 XOT Gruppo Sportivo Back To 78 ‎(LP, Album) Ariola, Ariola 26.472 OT, 26 472 XOT Netherlands 1978
26.472 XOT Gruppo Sportivo Back To 78 ‎(LP, Album) Ariola 26.472 XOT Germany 1978
913 245 Gruppo Sportivo Back To 78 ‎(LP, Album) Eurodisc 913 245 France 1978
26 472 XOT Gruppo Sportivo Back To 78 ‎(LP, Album) Ariola 26 472 XOT Germany 1978
MOVLP1742 Gruppo Sportivo Back To 78 ‎(LP, Album, Ltd, Num, Red) Music On Vinyl MOVLP1742 Netherlands 2016

Gruppo Sportivo - Back To 78 album flac
Rock & Roll, Pop Rock
Performer: Gruppo Sportivo
Title: Back To 78
Category: Rock
Country: Netherlands
Released: 1978
Rating: 4.8/5
Votes: 672
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