They Were Collaborators #635


Nazz

4 comments:

Christopher said...

some of their stuff reminds me of Alice Cooper's Pretties For You.
Tod Rundgren had a pretty good run of it..

Victor Eijkhout said...

He's still running. I wonder if the other members had any sort of career, post-Nazz.

mister muleboy said...

some of their stuff reminds me of Alice Cooper's Pretties For You.

Ha. Christopher, you probably already know that the band Alice Cooper began as a talent show/lettermen's gag, and the guys (athletes)got huge throbbing hard-ons from all the attention -- and then formed a real band.

Which they quickly named the Earwigs, and then named the Spiders. But somewhere when they started to take it all seriously, they settled on the name (the) Nazz.


And soon thereafter learned of some East Coast bastards who'd gotten there first.

And Alice Copper they became.

I never heard the resemblance musically -- The East Coasters had much more traditional songwriting structure. Alice Cooper were notorious for having good ideas for songs that they would piece together horribly.

Christopher said...

Alice Puckett and the Union Gap?
http://www.alicecooperechive.com/gallery/index.php?album=offstage-alice%2Fspiders-and-nazz&image=006.jpg