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Nazz is the name of more than one artist.
1) an early psychedelic garage rock band from the 1960s
2) German rapper

1) Nazz was an early psychedelic garage rock band from the 1960s. The band was formed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1967 by Todd Rundgren (lead guitar) and Carson Van Osten (bass guitar). Thom Mooney (drums, formerly of the Munchkins) and Robert “Stewkey” Antoni (vocals, keyboard) joined before their first concert, opening for The Doors in 1967.

Marketed by their manager, Michael Friedman, as a teenybopper boy band, the Nazz signed with SGC Records, releasing Nazz in 1968. The album was not commercially successful and neither was the first single, “Hello It’s Me”. After a brief trip to England cut short due to visa problems, the Nazz recorded their second album, originally entitled Fungo Bat. (A fungo bat is a baseball bat used only for practice; it is not intended to hit pitched balls.) The album was originally a double album but was shortened to a single LP before being released as Nazz Nazz.At this point Jim Messinahad joined the team. Much of what was cut was Todd Rundgren’s material, and he departed the group, along with Van Osten, and Jim Messina soon after.
With Stewkey in charge, Todd Rundgren’s vocals in the old tapes were replaced by his own; the band released the unsuccessful Nazz III in 1970. Mooney soon left, eventually playing with a variety of groups including the Curtis Brothers, Tattoo, Fuse and Paris. Stewkey played with Fuse alongside Mooney for a brief period, but then left.

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  • yuki-sama123

    класс, одни из лучших гаражных групп олицетворение фузза [2]

    1 Aug 2014 Reply
  • 1nnervision

    They sound just as good as the other psychedelic acts of that time. I'm not sure if they were a copycat group or they were just overlooked in what was a ton of good acts at that time. Shame they're practically unknown.

    16 Jan 2014 Reply
  • Macducci

    One of the most underrated bands ever for sure.

    7 Jan 2014 Reply
  • Nakkinak

    oh this is where big star got their sound from

    27 Sep 2013 Reply
  • sunheadbowed

    NaZZ?

    12 Oct 2012 Reply
  • DrHarry

    Adorable. I prefer them to Todd's solo works.

    28 Jun 2012 Reply
  • kakashh

    класс, одни из лучших гаражных групп олицетворение фузза

    17 May 2012 Reply
  • Retinend

    The opening track of "Nazz Nazz" is just a perfect a start to an album.

    22 Feb 2012 Reply
  • ionola

    Hello!!!!

    16 Jan 2012 Reply
  • THXmille138

    naZzzZZzzzzZZZZzzZ

    15 Dec 2011 Reply
  • awffle

    Like if Blue Cheer was lame

    13 Dec 2011 Reply
  • eSpinoza88

    Привіт, Це Я

    11 Aug 2011 Reply
  • TREMOLO69

    strange it doesn't mention the band was named after "the Yardbirds - the nazz are blue" in the bio...

    28 Apr 2011 Reply
  • MSTRFNK

    BEST KEPT SECRET

    20 Mar 2010 Reply
  • Ann_Waits

    :inlove:

    2 Dec 2009 Reply
  • le_dzedaj

    another great and awesome 60s band that will be unnoticed forever :( so sad

    27 Oct 2009 Reply
  • lordinfamous

    Hey Nazz

    8 Oct 2009 Reply
  • Crustclock

    Lettuce don't, lettuce don't count.

    7 Oct 2009 Reply
  • balzadelia

    enjoyed there debut a bit chilled and some good kicking songs but, another do or did they use THE in there name ,link groups maybe .

    19 Aug 2009 Reply
  • Lucifer-Sam

    I recommend Nazz Nazz its great

    26 Mar 2009 Reply
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