GRUPPO SPORTIVO - 10 Mistakes 12" Vinyl LP Album

"10 Mistakes" is the second and most successful album by Dutch band GRUPPO SPORTIVO, hailing from The Hague and formed in 1976. Produced by Robert Jan Stips, this 12" vinyl LP showcases the band's vibrant musical style. With catchy melodies and witty lyrics, it's a testament to their unique sound and enduring appeal, making it a must-have for collectors of Dutch rock and pop music.

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"10 Mistakes" Album Description:

Hailing from The Hague in 1976, Dutch band Gruppo Sportivo carved a niche for themselves with their energetic and witty brand of rock and pop. Their sophomore effort, the 1977 "10 Mistakes" 12" vinyl LP, stands as a testament to their unique sound and continues to be a sought-after record among collectors.

Produced by the legendary Robert Jan Stips (of Supersister and Golden Earring fame), "10 Mistakes" showcases Gruppo Sportivo's vibrant musical style. Catchy melodies weave through the album, perfectly complementing the band's clever and often humorous lyrics. This unique blend makes "10 Mistakes" a delightful listen, offering a sound that's both fun and engaging.

The album's status as a cult classic is well-deserved. For fans of Dutch rock and pop, particularly those interested in exploring the scene beyond the mainstream, "10 Mistakes" is a must-have. It's a record that captures the essence of Gruppo Sportivo's infectious energy and continues to resonate with listeners today.

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Nederpop Dutch Pop Music Information:

Nederpop is a vibrant genre of pop music rooted in the Netherlands. It emerged in the 1960s, drawing inspiration from the flourishing rock and roll scenes in the United States and the United Kingdom. Nederpop artists were pioneers in crafting songs in their native Dutch language, creating a unique musical identity that resonated with local audiences.

Key characteristics of Nederpop include:

Catchy melodies: Nederpop songs are known for their infectious hooks and sing-along choruses.

Dutch Lyrics: The use of the Dutch language is a hallmark of the genre, fostering a strong connection between artists and fans.

Diverse Influences: Nederpop incorporates elements of rock, pop, folk, and even electronic music at times.

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Gruppo Sportivo is a legendary band that rose to prominence in the late 1970s and early 1980s. Their quirky, new-wave-infused sound and playful lyrics made them standouts in the Nederpop landscape. Some of their most popular songs include:

Beep Beep Love: A quirky and upbeat pop/rock track with a catchy chorus.

Disco Really Made It: A satirical take on the disco craze of the era.

Tokyo: A synth-heavy tune with an infectious melody.

Gruppo Sportivo's influence extended beyond the Netherlands. Their innovative music and eccentric stage presence paved the way for a new generation of Dutch pop artists.

Music Genre:

 Nederpop, New Wave , Post-Punk

Album Production Information:

The album: "10 Mistakes" by "GRUPPO SPORTIVO" was produced by: Robert Jan Stips

Biography of: Robert Jan Stips is a highly talented and versatile Dutch musician, singer, songwriter, and composer. Born on 4 December 1950, in The Hague, Netherlands, Stips has had a significant impact on the Dutch music scene and has garnered international recognition for his contributions. With a career spanning over five decades, Stips has showcased his exceptional skills across various genres and has been an influential figure in the progressive rock and pop music scenes.

Stips' musical journey began in the late 1960s when he formed his first band, Supersister. As the lead vocalist, keyboardist, and main songwriter for the group, he helped shape their unique sound, characterized by complex arrangements, witty lyrics, and a fusion of jazz, rock, and classical influences. Supersister achieved considerable success, releasing several critically acclaimed albums, including "Present from Nancy" and "To the Highest Bidder", and captivating audiences with their energetic live performances.


Following the disbandment of Supersister in 1974, Stips embarked on a diverse and illustrious career, collaborating with numerous renowned artists and bands. He became a member of the Dutch progressive rock band Golden Earring, lending his keyboard skills to their music and contributing to their albums "Contraband" and "Prisoner of the Night". Stips also collaborated with the legendary English musician Robert Fripp, known for his work with King Crimson, resulting in the creation of the album "God Save the Queen/Under Heavy Manners".

In the 1980s, Stips formed a new band called Sweet d'Buster, which explored a more pop-oriented sound. The group achieved considerable commercial success, releasing albums such as "Friction" and "Gigs". Stips also contributed his talents as a keyboardist and songwriter to other Dutch bands like Transister and Nits, further establishing his reputation as a sought-after musician and collaborator.

As a solo artist, Stips released several albums, showcasing his abilities as a singer-songwriter and exploring different musical styles. His solo work includes the albums "Egotrip", "Greyhound", and "Rum & Coca Cola". Each release demonstrated Stips' versatility, as he seamlessly transitioned between genres and experimented with innovative sounds and arrangements.

In addition to his work as a performer, Stips has made significant contributions as a composer for film, television, and theater. He has composed music for numerous Dutch films and theater productions, infusing his compositions with his distinctive style and musicality.

Throughout his career, Stips has received recognition and accolades for his contributions to the music industry. He was honored with the Edison Award, the most prestigious music award in the Netherlands, and has been recognized as one of the most influential Dutch musicians of his generation.

Sound/Recording Engineer(s): Aad Link, Jan Schuurman, Robin Freeman

This album was recorded at: Artisound Studios, Soundpush Studios, Relight Studios

Album cover design: Wouter Stips, Young and Ugly

Design and photography: Dorien van der Valk

Record Label Information:

 Ariola 25464 XOT, Ariola 25464XOT

Media Format:

 12" Vinyl Stereo Gramophone Record
Total Album (Cover+Record) weight: 230 gram  

Year & Country:

 1977 Benelux
Personnel/Band Members and Musicians on: GRUPPO SPORTIVO 10 Mistakes
    Band-members, Musicians and Performers
  • Hans Vandenburg (Guitar, Vocals)

    Hans Vandenburg , born on 26 April 1952, is a renowned Dutch musician, singer, and songwriter. With his distinctive voice and eclectic musical style, Vandenburg has left an indelible mark on the Dutch music scene, both as a solo artist and as a founding member of the influential band Gruppo Sportivo. Throughout his career, he has displayed a remarkable versatility, effortlessly transitioning between genres and leaving audiences captivated by his unique sound.

    Early Life and Musical Beginnings
    Hans Vandenburg was born and raised in The Hague, Netherlands. Growing up in a musically inclined family, he developed a deep passion for music from an early age. His parents recognized his talent and encouraged his musical pursuits, providing him with a supportive environment to nurture his skills.

    In his teenage years, Vandenburg began playing the guitar and quickly showed an aptitude for the instrument. Inspired by the burgeoning rock 'n' roll movement of the 1960s, he immersed himself in the music of artists like The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, and Jimi Hendrix, among others. Their influence sparked his desire to pursue a career in music, and he started performing in local bands and honing his songwriting abilities.

    The Formation of Gruppo Sportivo
    In 1976, Vandenburg founded Gruppo Sportivo, a band that would go on to achieve both critical acclaim and commercial success. Blending elements of rock, new wave, and pop, the band's sound was characterized by catchy melodies, clever lyrics, and a distinct sense of humor. Vandenburg's songwriting prowess, combined with his charismatic stage presence, became the driving force behind the group's popularity.

    Gruppo Sportivo released their debut album, "10 Mistakes", in 1977, which spawned the hit single "Hey Girl". The album showcased Vandenburg's ability to craft infectious pop songs while infusing them with his own unique style. With subsequent albums like "Back to 78" (1978) and "Copy Copy" (1980), the band continued to gain recognition both in the Netherlands and internationally.

    Solo Career and Collaborations
    Following the disbandment of Gruppo Sportivo in the early 1980s, Vandenburg embarked on a solo career. He released his first solo album, "The Escape", in 1982, which showcased a more introspective and intimate side of his musicality. The album demonstrated Vandenburg's versatility as he explored different musical genres, ranging from rock to folk and blues.

    Throughout his solo career, Vandenburg collaborated with various artists, including Dutch musician and producer Robert Jan Stips. Together, they created albums like "Future Street" (1983) and "Stips" (1985), which demonstrated Vandenburg's ability to adapt his sound to different musical contexts while maintaining his artistic integrity.

    Continued Influence and Legacy
    Hans Vandenburg's contributions to the Dutch music scene have left an enduring impact. His innovative songwriting, coupled with his captivating performances, has earned him a dedicated following and admiration from fellow musicians. His work with Gruppo Sportivo and as a solo artist has inspired generations of musicians and continues to resonate with fans worldwide.

    In recent years, Vandenburg has remained active in the music industry, participating in various projects and occasionally reuniting with Gruppo Sportivo for live performances. His talent, passion, and commitment to his craft serve as an inspiration for aspiring musicians, embodying the spirit of artistic exploration and innovation.

  • Vocals: Josee Van Iersel, Meike Touw
  • Eric Wehrmeyer - Bass
  • Peter Calicher (Piano, Organ)
  • Max Mollinger - Drums
Complete Track-listing of the album "10 Mistakes" by "GRUPPO SPORTIVO"

The detailed tracklist of this record "GRUPPO SPORTIVO 10 Mistakes" is:

    Track-listing Side One:
  1. Beep Beep Love
  2. Superman
  3. Lasting Forever
  4. Girls Never Know
  5. I Shot My Manager
    Track-listing Side Two:
  1. Mission A Paris
  2. Dreamin'
  3. Henri
  4. Armee Monika
  5. Rubber Gun
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