|Studio album by|
|Released||April 7, 1969|
|Label||SGC Records SD 5002 (original)|
Rhino Records (reissue)
|Singles from Nazz Nazz|
After a brief trip to England in October 1968, cut short by visa problems, Nazz recorded their second album, originally entitled Fungo Bat in Los Angeles in late 1968 and early 1969. The album was originally intended as a double album but was shortened to a single LP before its release in April 1969.
There was dissent within the group about releasing a double album, since the band was relatively new and not widely known. Guitarist Todd Rundgren favored the double album, in part to showcase experimental, piano-based material which was heavily influenced by singer/songwriter Laura Nyro. Stewkey and Mooney favored a single album featuring the group's original Beatles-Who-Yardbirds-Cream derived sound, a decision ultimately supported by their record company.
Disillusioned by these events, Rundgren departed the group shortly after Nazz Nazz was released. Much of the leftover material was used on the posthumous Nazz III album that was released after he launched his solo career.
On first release in 1969 there was a limited edition by SGC Records on red vinyl. Most SGC copies were on black vinyl. A later re-issue by Rhino Records in the 1980s was also on red vinyl. The album has also been released by Rhino on CD.
All songs written by Todd Rundgren.
- "Forget All About It" – 3:15
- "Not Wrong Long" – 2:30
- "Rain Rider" – 3:52
- "Gonna Cry Today" – 3:15
- "Meridian Leeward" – 3:20
- "Under the Ice" – 5:40
- "Hang on Paul" – 2:42
- "Kiddie Boy" – 3:30
- "Featherbedding Lover" – 2:47
- "Letters Don't Count" – 3:25
- "A Beautiful Song" – 11:15
- Robert "Stewkey" Antoni – vocals
- Thom Mooney – drums, vocals
- Todd Rundgren – guitar, keyboards, horn arrangements, string arrangements, vocals
- Carson Van Osten – bass, vocals
|1969||US Billboard Pop Albums||80|
|1969||"Not Wrong Long"||Canada RPM Album Chart||90|