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Bettie Serveert


"Bettie Serveert" are a Dutch indie-rock band. Their name can be translated to "Bettie Serves" after the Dutch tennis player Bettie Stöve, who made it to the Wimbledon Ladies singles final in 1977.

Comprising vocalist "Carol Van Dijk" (vocals), "Peter Visser" (guitar), "Herman Bunskoeke" (bass) and "Berend Dubbe" (drums) they originally formed in 1986 but split up after only one gig. They reformed in 1990 and released their debut album ''Palomine'' in 1992. This met with low-key critical acclaim in the alternative music press.

Three years later, they followed up with ''Lamprey'', an album that saw them gain more praising reviews and aided them in bagging tour slots alongside the likes of Belly, Dinosaur Jr, Buffalo Tom, Superchunk, Come and Jeff Buckley.

After releasing the full-length album ''Dust Bunnies'' and the Velvet Underground cover album ''Venus In Furs'' drummer Berend Dubbe decided to leave due to artistic differences. He went on to form his own band, Bauer.

Various drummers (among which "Reinier Veldman", who played drums in the Bettie Serveert proto-band De Artsen) took the place of Dubbe on the albums that followed (''Private Suit'', '...

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