|1967-1969||'NAZZ RARITIES'||BOOT CD||64:03|
Track List:HELLO, ITS ME. CROWDED. SYDNEY'S LUNCHBOX. IT MUST BE EVERYWHERE. TRAIN KEPT A ROLLIN'. MAGIC ME. LEMMING SONG. UNKNOWN. OPEN MY EYES. ONLY ONE WINNER. SOME PEOPLE. KICKS. FORGET ALL ABOUT IT. MAGIC ME. MERIDIAN LEEWARD. UNDER THE ICE. SOME PEOPLE. ONLY ONE WINNER. NAZZ COMMERCIALS.
Note:A well circulated 2001 Euro boot collecting some things off the Stewkey released Nazz stuff. More demos, but also some cuts from the original vinyl Nazz III (which differs greatly from the Rhino CD re-issue)... and Train Kept A Rollin' from Best of Nazz. Nothing too obscure here. ~ Warren
|1968-1969||1968-1970 NAZZ '13th AND PINE'||STEWEY'S RELEASE||N/A|
Track List:STUDIO SESSION: 13TH AND PINE (RELEASED NOVEMBER 1998) (STUDIO SESSIONS)~ THE ICE (MONO ALTERNATE MIX FOR "FUNGO BAT" LP) (FINAL VERSION ON II). HOW CAN YOU CALL THAT BEAUTIFUL? (STEWKEY SINGS LEAD) (FINAL VERSION ON III). SYDNEY'S LUNCHBOX (INSTRUMENTAL) (NOT OTHERWISE AVAILABLE). NOT WRONG LONG (DIFFERENT BEGINNING) (FINAL VERSION ON II). IT'S NOT THAT EASY (STEWKEY VOCALS) (FINAL VERSION ON III). SOME PEOPLE (INSTRUMENTAL) (FINAL VERSION ON III). SING ME A SONG (NOT OTHERWISE AVAILABLE). HANG ON PAUL (MONO - NO PIANO) (FINAL VERSION ON II). FEATHERBEDDING LOVER (NO GUITAR SOLO - LONGER ENDING) (FINAL VERSION ON II). ONLY ONE WINNER # 1 (INSTRUMENTAL) (FINAL VERSION ON III). ONLY ONE WINNER # 2 (VOCAL) (FINAL VERSION ON III). IT MUST BE EVERYWHERE (WITH TALKING) (NOT OTHERWISE AVAILABLE). CHRISTOPHER COLUMBUS (FINAL VERSION ON III). OLD TIME LOVEMAKING (LONGER ENDING) (FINAL VERSION ON III). LETTERS DON'T COUNT (FINAL VERSION ON II.) A BEAUTIFUL SONG (INSTRUMENTAL NO ORCHESTRATION) (FINAL VERSION ON II).
Note: Four sets of Nazz demos were recorded at Atlantic Records/ Columbia records and National Recording studios, NY. in 1968. Much of these versions were not the ones that appeared on NAZZ albums. It Must Be Everywhere and Sydney's Lunchbox, for instance, never made it on any Nazz albums. Of course Stewkey licensed a whole bunch of it (Distortions Label) and appear here on '13th and Pine' and also 'Nazz From Philadelphia'. And of course the aborted 'Fungobat' double album. Thus we're not able to share those.They can be bought retail if you search on-line. Check with Scott at TRBAZAAR. He can probably get/find them for you.
|1967-1969||NAZZ 'RETROSPECTIVE FORESIGHT' LP||RIPPED FROM VINYL BOOT (WARREN)||N/A|
Track List:A BOOTLEG - SOME OUTTAKES, SOME LIVE, SOME BOGUS~ HE WAS (NOT BY NAZZ, BUT BY THE BAND "GREAT IMPOSTERS"). SOME PEOPLE (ORIGINAL VERSION ON III). READY I AM (NOT OTHERWISE AVAILABLE & NOT BY NAZZ, BUT BY THE BAND "GREAT IMPOSTERS"). KICKS (ORIGINAL VERSION ON III). BUT I AIN'T GOT YOU (NOT OTHERWISE AVAILABLE) (NOT BY NAZZ, BUT BY THE BAND "GREAT IMPOSTERS"). TAKE THE HAND (ORIGINAL VERSION ON III). LEMMING SONG (ORIGINAL VERSION ON I). OPEN MY EYES (LIVE) (ORIGINAL VERSION ON I) (THIS LIVE ONE NOT BY NAZZ, BUT BY THE BAND "GREAT IMPOSTERS"). CHRISTOPHER COLUMBUS (ORIGINAL VERSION ON III). TRAIN KEPT A-ROLLIN' (DEMO VERSION - FIRST RELEASE ON BEST OF NAZZ).
Note:Well circulated in the old 'snail mail' trading days as legit obscure rarities. See our notes next to each track above.Sounds like someone spent much time equalizing/muting. I do know that these bootleggers made a lot of money off this one. It's still readily available today in many places!~ Warren
|1966-1969||'NAZZ FROM PHILADELPHIA/WOODY'S TRUCK STOP 1966 DEMOS WITH TODD RUNDGREN'||JAPANESE BOOT/IMPORT 2 DISC. 'NAZZ FROM PHIDELPHIA' PORTION IS STEWKEY LICENSED||N/A|
Track List:DISC ONE (NAZZ): HELLO IT'S ME (AUDITION TAPE). CROWDED (AUDITION TAPE). LEMMING SONG (DEMO TAPE). KICKS (ALTERNATE VERSION/DIFFERENT LYRICS).SOME PEOPLE (ALTERNATE VERSION/DIFFERENT LYRICS). NAZZ RADIO PROMO SPOTS. OPEN MY EYES (ALTERNATE VERSION/DIFFERENT LYRICS). FORGET ALL ABOUT IT (UNRELEASED). ONLY ONE WINNER (UNRELEASED). MAGIC ME (UNRELEASED). GONNA CRY TODAY (UNRELEASED). MERIDIAN LEEWARD (UNRELEASED). DISC TWO (WOODY'S TRUCK STOP): THAT'S RIGHT, YOU'RE WRONG. WHY IS IT ME. THE TIMES HAVE CHANGED. SHE MUST BE BLIND. ROCK ME BABY.
Note:Four sets of Nazz demos were recorded at Atlantic Records/ Columbia records and National Recording studios, NY. in 1968. Much of these versions were not the ones that appeared on NAZZ albums. It Must Be Everywhere and Sydney's Lunchbox, for instance, never made it on any Nazz albums. Of course Stewkey licensed a whole bunch of it (Distortions Label) and appear here on 'Nazz From Philadelphia' and also '13th and Pine'. And of course the aborted 'Fungobat' double album. Thus we're not able to share those.They can be bought retail if you search on-line. Check with Scott at TRBAZAAR. He can probably get/find them for you.
|1968-1969||'NAZZ VS. TODDZILLA'||2002 FAN RELEASE COMPILATION - MIKE ADRIAN||N/A|
Track List:STUDIO SESSION: NAZZ VS. TODDZILLA (RELEASED SPRING 2002)~ IT'S NOT THAT EASY (NO STRINGS AND TODD'S VOCALS) (FINAL VERSION ON III) TAKE THE HAND (NO HARMONIES OR STRINGS, DIFFERENT MIX, TODD'S VOCALS) (FINAL VERSION ON III) HOW CAN YOU CALL THAT BEAUTIFUL? (SLIGHTLY DIFFERENT LYRICS, TODD'S VOCALS) (FINAL VERSION ON III) HOW CAN YOU CALL THAT BEAUTIFUL? (DIFFERENT MIX, LYRICS, LONGER, TODD'S VOCALS) (FINAL VERSION ON III) ONLY ONE WINNER (TODD'S VOCALS) (FINAL VERSION ON III) LETTERS DON'T COUNT (DIFFERENT MIX, TODD'S VOCALS) (FINAL VERSION ON II) RESOLUTION (TODD'S VOCALS) (FINAL VERSION ON III) NO TITLE (TODD WORKING ON A SONG WITH HIS GUITAR) NO TITLE (YOU ARE MY WINDOW - FIRST ROUGH CUT PIANO) (FINAL VERSION ON III) KIDDIE BOY (NO HORNS, DEMO VERSION, DIFFERENT MIX, TODD'S VOCALS) (FINAL VERSION ON II) YOU ARE MY WINDOW (TODD AND THE PIANO) (FINAL VERSION ON III)
Note:Here just for listing purposes (and to provide some description to each tune) Cannot share due to any licensing on the product. It was issued here in the U.S. on ma4utopia label (Mike Adrian) as an enhanced CD. You can find it at some on-line houses. Scott may have it at: TRBAZAAR~ Warren
|1969||BABA SCHOLAE ‘69’ JEAN YVES LABAT DE ROSSI (M. FROG)||AD VITAM RECORDS (RE-RELEASED 2013)||56:00|
Track List:1984 - MELANCOLIA STREET.HALF DAY.WILL MEANT CIMENT.JULIUS.LA CHASSE AU SERPENT À LA FLÛTE.GO DOWN SUNSET.TELEGRAM.SONG MY (MY LAI).KALEIDOSCOPE.KEEP IT 'RYTHMIQUE'. JUST LIKE GEORGE.WHITE BIRD.SHE'S AN INDIAN IN MINOR.SONG FOR A NEW CONNECTION. L’OEIL DU MAÎTRE.1984 - MELANCOLIA STREET (REPRISE AVEC SOLO GUITARE).
Note:Ya'll probably know more about this 'sleeper' than I did. An M. Frog (His name at that time: Jean Yves Labat De Rossi?) involvement from ages ago. It pre-dates anything I even knew about him. This was re-released in 2013. Apparently the band (Baba Scholae) had quite the 'cult following' in Europe in 1969. It is fresh pre-Prog rock that is a very very enjoyable listen. Many reviews call it ‘King Crimson – like’ and I couldn't agree more. From everything that I have read or heard about Jean Yves Labat in the past was that he was not a great musician, keyboardist or much less that he could sing. However, this strange affair shows me that he was/is quite the 'virtuoso'! No wonder Todd had to have him in his 'line-up'. I list it here only for my own ‘Todd related oscurities’ purposes, but It is officially available at some on-line retail houses. So go buy this one. You’ll be happy you did. It is wonderful. Eclectic, but wonderful. Timeless.
In 1969, Baba Scholae consisted of Steve Baylis on Drums, John Arthur Holbrook on Lead Guitar, Keyboards & Vocals, Alan Jones on Bass , Jean-Yves Labat De Rossi on Flutes, Saxophone, Bombard, Keyboards & Vocals, Jules Vigh on Guitar & Melotro and Woody Woodbine on Lead Vocals. ESSENTIAL~ Warren
And please forgive me for the incredibly long review here, but it explains a lot about this timeless piece.
Jean-Emmanuel Deluxe (in 2012) said, "«69» of the Baba Scholae is a major album of the year 1969. It is a cult disc that never disappoints - quite the reverse, when, like me, you can listen to it in the very best conditions after decades of obscurity. Some legendary records lose their power once they are revealed and it becomes obvious that the fantasy of the music lover exceeded the realities of the work.
This is not the case here: Jean-Yves Labat de Rossi, John Arthur Holbrook and their friends conceived a classic work worthy to be ranked with the Rock masterpieces of the period. But today - all nostalgia put aside - is the Baba Scholae album still as meaningful as it ever was? Unlike some other discs reminiscent of the famous "Madeleine de Proust" the album of Jean-Yves, John, Jules, Steve, Alan and Woody far surpasses even those very appealing legendary names of the 60's such as the Marquee, the Speak Easy, Zanzibar Productions and the Rock'n'roll Circus.
This album that you can (at last!) hold in your excited hands takes us by surprise because it still affects us, here and now, as pristine as ever. The 21st century listener is perhaps even more capable of understanding this project than his 20th century counterpart because he can rely both on hindsight and 40 years of musical productions which his glorious predecessor could not enjoy. Terms such as "rock psyche" or "progressif impose too many limits to apprehend this Anglo-French opus. Jean-Yves Labat de Rossi and his "partners in crime" were far too young, proud and ambitious ever to want to imitate the groups of the late 60's who nevertheless brought out "instant classics" with disconcerting ease.
Baba Scholae is a stubborn entity that aimed at going forward to explore new territories with a freshness that prevented them from falling into the pitfalls of the ironic post modern pastiche that weights down many contemporary discs. "If it does not exist, it must be invented" such seemed to be the watchword of Baba Scholae which could rely on the recklessness of the young that allows progress to be made without following established tracks. Pioneers are not conscious of being so and allow themselves to make creations which their successors would never dare to imagine once the "tables of the law" of rock had been set in stone.
In this sense, without knowing it, Baba Scholae enters into the family of artists and cross current groups who, even if they are inspired by their environment and their times, are not their prisoners. Some names?: Frank Zappa, Devo, Brian Eno and the Flaming Lips, are explorers who, in their own way, like "the Enterprise" of Star Trek, have all sampled worlds where man had never previously set foot. Some proofs?: 1984-Melancolia Street is a folk song stamped with Saudade that would not be amiss amongst the present day renewals of this musical style.
Half Day could have been a title of Gorky's Zigotic Mynci with its accents of the school of Canterbury revisited. Kaleidoscope is a timeless pop song, perverse in its structure, that would make the galaxy of artists of the Elephant 6 collective such as Olivia Tremor Control green with envy. Keep it "rythmique", with its mixture of folklore and hypnotic playful pop, is worthy of the great moments of post-rock.
I must stop here - or I could go on for hours, but I am sure you have grasped the gist of my remarks. Like the greatest uncut diamonds in the history of rock, Baba Scholae "69" is an exceptional record which could remain buried for several generations without losing its lustre. Let us meet in 2050 when I have no doubt that the musicologists and critics of the future will reach the same conclusion."
|4/7/69||NAZZ NAZZ||TRANSFER FROM SGC GRT 70-5002 REEL TO REEL BY ISTVAN||42:31|
Track List:FORGET ALL ABOUT IT.NOT WRONG LONG.RAIN RIDER.GONNA CRY TODAY.MERIDIAN LEEWARD.UNDER THE ICE.HANG ON PAUL. KIDDIE BOY.FEATHERBEDDING LOVER.LETTERS DON'T COUNT.A BEAUTIFUL SONG.
Note:This is pretty neat. Phonics very clear and nice Stereo seperation. Hear it like it's supposed to be heard. Thanks to Istvan for xfer of these super rare age old reel to reels (with scans of the packaging too)!~ Warren
|07/69||'MUSIC FROM FREE CREEK' - RECORD PLANT NY||RIPPED FROM OBSCURE ALL STAR JAM SESSION LP||N/A|
Track List:CISSY STRUT (written by A. Neville, L. Nocenville, G. Porter & J. Modeliste) Lead Guitars - Jeff Beck (1st solo), Todd Rundgren (2nd solo) Organ - Moogy Klingman Bass - Stu Woods Drums - Roy Markowitz The Free Creek Horns Note: This album was a cavalcade of stars. So it wasn't released (and really no longer in print) until 1973...due to all the stars licenses and such. Moogy was just a teen and directed the sessions pretty much. ESSENTIAL~ Warren