Nazz Nazz

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Nazz Nazz
Nazz Nazz.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedApril 7, 1969
Recorded1968-1969
GenrePsychedelic rock
Length45:31
LabelSGC Records SD 5002 (original)
Rhino Records (reissue)
ProducerNazz
Nazz chronology
Nazz
(1968)
Nazz Nazz
(1969)
Nazz III
(1971)
Singles from Nazz Nazz
  1. "Not Wrong Long" b/w "Under the Ice"
    Released: April 1969
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic4/5 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. Much of the leftover material was used on the posthumous Nazz III album that was released after he launched his solo career.

Release history[edit]

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.

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]

Nazz[edit]

Technical[edit]


Charts[edit]

Album

Year Chart Position
1969 US Billboard Pop Albums[2] 80

Single

Year Single Chart Position
1969 "Not Wrong Long" Canada RPM Album Chart 90[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ "Billboard 200 - Nazz". Retrieved December 5, 2017.
  3. ^ "RPM Charts -April 28, 1969". Retrieved December 5, 2017.