John Nitzinger

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John Nitzinger (Nit-Zinger) is a blues rock guitarist and songwriter from Fort Worth, Texas.
In the early 1970s, Nitzinger helped pen songs on five albums for the Fort Worth band Bloodrock. When Bloodrock 2 went Gold, Nitzinger signed a contract with Capitol Records and his first album, the self-titled Nitzinger, was released in early 1972. In 1973, his second Capitol album One Foot in History was issued. On April 7, 1975, Nitzinger was the opening act for B.B. King at the Longhorn Ballroom, Dallas, TX. In 1976, a solo album titled Live Better Electrically was issued by 20th Century Records.
In 1980, Nitzinger formed the band PM with Carl Palmer, formerly of Emerson, Lake & Palmer and others, which released a single album, 1:PM, on Ariola Records.[1] The group performed the single "Dynamite" on German TV show Rockpop.[2]
In 1981, Nitzinger joined Alice Cooper on his worldwide Special Forces tour, and featured in Cooper's TV special Alice Cooper a Paris. The following year Nitzinger co-wrote with Cooper and performed on the album Zipper Catches Skin.
After coming off the road, Nitzinger went on hiatus and eventually made a comeback after winning battles with health issues, and today he delivers his message of clean-life choices to schools, hospitals, and prisons.
In 1997 Nitzinger returned to recording solo material and had since released the albums Didja Miss Me (1997), Fingers In The Fan (1999), a compilation of his greatest hits, a box set, and Kiss Of The Mudman (2006) on his independent label, JTH Productions. In 2010, Kiss Of The Mudman was picked up by SPV Records in Europe and was released worldwide.
In 2012 the 90-minute DVD Documentary Feature "Nitzinger - Tears From There To Here" was released. He also completed two albums - Bloodrock 2013 with Bloodrock lead singer, Jim Rutledge, and Revenge with former lead singer of AC/DC, Dave Evans. A promotional music video was made for the lead track.[3]
These days Nitzinger is booking shows, creating new projects, and continues to teach music lessons, workshops and Rock Camps on the East Side of Fort Worth, Texas.

Track listing[edit]

Nitzinger (released in 1971)

No. Title Length
1. "L.A. Texas Boy"   2:28
2. "Ticklelick"   2:44
3. "No Sun"   3:40
4. "Louisiana Cock Fight"   3:32
5. "Boogie Queen"   4:50
6. "Witness to the Truth"   3:26
7. "Nature of Your Taste"   2:25
8. "My Last Goodbye"   3:42
9. "Enigma"   4:12
10. "Hero of the War"   3:30
11. "King's X"   2:50
12. "Pretty Boy Shuffle"   2:39

Personnel: John Nitzinger - vocals, guitar; Bugs Henderson - guitar; Curly Benton - vocals, bass; Linda Waring - vocals, percussion.

One Foot in History (released in 1973)

No. Title Length
1. "Take a Picture"   3:17
2. "Motherlode"   3:47
3. "Good Bless The Pervert"   3:20
4. "Earth Eater"   2:55
5. "Driftwood"   3:53
6. "Let the Living Grow"   3:13
7. "The Cripple Gnat Bounce"   2:51
8. "One Foot in History"   4:12
9. "Uncle John"   5:12
10. "Texas Blues / Jelly Roll [bonus track] recorded live at the Mar Y Sol Festival in Puerto Rico 1972"   9:18

Personnel: John Nitzinger - vocals, guitar; Bugs Henderson - guitar; Curly Benton - vocals, bass; Linda Waring - vocals, percussion.


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