Nazz (album)

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Nazz
Nazz.png
Studio album by
ReleasedOctober 1968
RecordedApril 1968 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and at Starfish Sound in Hazleton, Pennsylvania
StudioThe Nazz's Recording Studio in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and at Starfish Sound in Hazleton, Pennsylvania
Genre
Length38:13 (Original LP)
77:19 (Sanctuary reissue)
LabelSGC Records SD 5001
Rhino Records
ProducerBill Traut
Michael Friedman
Nazz
Nazz chronology
Nazz
(1968)
Nazz Nazz
(1969)
Singles from Nazz
  1. "Open My Eyes" / "Hello It's Me"
    Released: July 1968
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic4/5 stars[1]

Nazz is the self-titled debut album by psychedelic rock group Nazz. It was released in 1968.

The track "Open My Eyes" was accompanied by a promo video, directed by Ray Dennis Steckler. The album also featured the original version of what would become guitarist Todd Rundgren's signature song, "Hello It's Me", when Rundgren re-recorded it several years later as a solo single for his double album Something/Anything?. Nazz peaked at number 118 on Billboard's Pop Albums chart,[2] while the single "Hello It's Me" peaked at number 66 on the Pop Singles chart.[3]

The album was remastered and rereleased in 2006 with bonus tracks by Sanctuary Records Group.

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Todd Rundgren, except where noted.

Side one[edit]

  1. "Open My Eyes" – 2:48
  2. "Back of Your Mind" – 3:48
  3. "See What You Can Be" – 3:00
  4. "Hello It's Me" – 3:57
  5. "Wildwood Blues" (Rundgren, Thom Mooney, Robert "Stewkey" Antoni, Carson Van Osten) – 4:39

Side two[edit]

  1. "If That's the Way You Feel" – 4:49
  2. "When I Get My Plane" – 3:08
  3. "Lemming Song" – 4:26
  4. "Crowded" (Mooney, Stewkey) – 2:20
  5. "She's Goin' Down" – 4:58

2006 Reissue CD Bonus Track (Sanctuary Records)[edit]

  1. "Nazz Radio Commercials" - 3:02
  2. "Train Kept A-Rollin'" (album outtake) (Tiny Bradshaw, Howard Kay, Lois Mann) - 3:22
  3. "Magic Me" (pre-LP audition tape) - 2:47
  4. "See What You Can Be" (pre-LP audition tape) - 2:52
  5. "Hello It's Me" (demo) - 3:51
  6. "Crowded" (demo) - 2:48
  7. "Open My Eyes" (non-phased demo) - 2:40
  8. "Lemming Song" (demo) - 4:04
  9. "The Nazz Are Blue" (live) (Jeff Beck, Keith Relf, Paul Samwell-Smith, Chris Dreja, Jim McCarty) - 3:47
  10. "Why Is It Me?" (early version of "Lemming Song" by Woody's Truck Stop) - 3:09
  11. "Hello It's Me" (mono single mix) - 4:06
  12. "Open My Eyes" (mono single mix) - 2:05

Personnel[edit]

Nazz[edit]

Technical[edit]

Charts[edit]

Album

Year Chart Position
1968 US Billboard Pop Albums 118[2]

Single

Year Single Chart Position
1968 "Open My Eyes" Billboard Pop Singles 112
1969 "Hello It's Me" Canada RPM Singles Chart 39[4]
1969 "Hello It's Me" Billboard Pop Singles 66[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ a b "Billboard 200 - Nazz". Retrieved December 4, 2017.
  3. ^ a b "Billboard Hot 100 - Nazz". Retrieved December 4, 2017.
  4. ^ "RPM Charts - January 20, 1969". Retrieved December 4, 2017.