Nazz Nazz

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Nazz Nazz
Nazz Nazz.jpg
Studio album by Nazz
Released April 7, 1969
Genre Psychedelic rock
Length 45:31
Label SGC Records SD 5002(original)
Rhino Records (reissue)
Producer Nazz
Nazz chronology
Nazz
(1968)Nazz1968
Nazz Nazz
(1969)
Nazz III
(1971)Nazz III1971
Singles from Nazz Nazz
  1. "Not Wrong Long" b/w "Under the Ice"
    Released: April 1969
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]

Nazz Nazz is the second studio album by American rock band Nazz, released in April 1969 by SGC Records.

Recording[edit]

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, and much of the leftover material was used on the posthumous Nazz III album that was released after he launched his solo career.

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Todd Rundgren.

Side one[edit]

  1. "Forget All About It" – 3:15
  2. "Not Wrong Long" – 2:30
  3. "Rain Rider" – 3:52
  4. "Gonna Cry Today" – 3:15
  5. "Meridian Leeward" – 3:20
  6. "Under the Ice" – 5:40

Side two[edit]

  1. "Hang on Paul" – 2:42
  2. "Kiddie Boy" – 3:30
  3. "Featherbedding Lover" – 2:47
  4. "Letters Don't Count" – 3:25
  5. "A Beautiful Song" – 11:15

Personnel[edit]

Charts[edit]

Album

Year Chart Position
1969 US Billboard Pop Albums[1] 80

Single

Year Single Chart Position
1969 "Not Wrong Long" Canada RPM Album Chart 90

References[edit]