Thursday, January 3, 2008

The Razz, U of MD Nov 03 1978 WWDC-DC101

eddie sent this Cd with the Root Boy disc. It is The Razz Live from The University Of Maryland, opening for Rockpile on Nov 03-1978.
eddie, U Da Man!
The artwork above and the info below is just something I found on the WWW. Take it for what it's worth.

Michael Reidy - vocals
Tommy Keene - guitar, vocals
Bill Craig - guitar
Ted Nicely - bass, vocals
Doug Tull - drums

Razz - Airtime 7":
Marianne / Cherry Vanilla // Love is Love / Hippy Hippy Shake
2000 copies on black vinyl
O'Rourke 1003?/Limp Records 030, 1979

Lineup: Michael Reidy - vocals / Tommy Keene - guitar, vocals / Bill Craig - guitar / Ted Nicely - bass, vocals / Doug Tull - drums

Recording Info: Recorded live, edited by Skip Groff.

Notes: Sleeves reprinted in the 1980's when Skip ran out.

Skip's Comments: I think Airtime was one of the greatest records ever to come out of DC. I edited it. That was my entire involvement in it, aside from putting it out.

They had done a concert for DC101 live from a local venue, and I'm sure there's more songs than those four, but I have not been able to find where they might be. In any case, at some point I had access to the whole tape and took it over to Zientara's and chose those cuts and put them in--they weren't together in the concert the way they were on the record, they didn't necessarily fall together.

I thought it was a really, really strong EP, and it showed their dynamics and versatility on stage, the ability of Michael Reidy to go from a ballad to a harmony type thing to a hard rocking type thing. It also showcased Tommy Keene's Love is Love, which at that point in time was developing into the Razz's real tour de force. It became the ending piece later on, and they would do that at the very end of a set and expand on it.


Reviews: This record is currently AWOL. I don't remember being terribly impressed with it though. I'll find it eventually...

2004/06/04: Indeed, the record has been found and listened to again, and found wanting. Normally I'd say, "I bet this is great live," but since it's already live, I guess I can't. It's above average rocknroll, but it's missing the primal energy I normally associate with punk. The first Razz 7" had it, and I guess there's a little hint of it here, but not enough to hold my interest.

2004/07/18: Just to clarify, I do like this record, and I heartily recommend it to fans of DC rock, it just doesn't pack the kind of wallop that really gets me going.

2005/08/04: Having heard the whole concert this was taken from, I have to say what was cut out is much better than what was released. The concert as a whole is great fun...

U of Maryland 1978:
Move It, Tired Of Trying, Take It Back, It Happened One Night, I See, Maryanne, Cherry Vanilla, C Redux, Love Is Love, Hippy Hippy Shake

Unleased Studio Demos:
Bad Intentions, It's Like Fire, Say Way

98MB, MP3 @320, 47 Minutes


Anonymous said...

I was a huge Razz fan back in the day. So when Abaad called me and told me he, Michael, and Doug were getting together for some shows with new material, I was there.

That was August 2006. I've been filming them ever since. You can see some of the videos on the web here:

and on Youtube here:

Thanks for the U Md and demo tracks.

I'd love to see any film or video of The RAZZ.

Richard Taylor

Anonymous said...

The last link to my name was incorrect.

This one should work.

Richard Taylor

Camarillo Brillo said...

cool stuff richard

Anonymous said...

WOW! Just discovered your blog. I have all the Razz 45s and wore them out as a kid. Remember buying C. Redux from "behind the counter" at Kemp Mill Records where they had all the punk 45s. THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU.


Camarillo Brillo said...

You are welcome Greg. Thanks for the feedback!

Anonymous said...

How can these bands have disappeared so completely?

It's incredible that you've made this available. I've just been spending a nostalgic evening digging through old cassette tapes recorded from WGTB trying to identify some of these great old bands and coming up short on Google.

"Cherry Vanilla" happened to be on one tape, which led me to you. Now, if I could only find anything recorded by Jim Altman, Balloons for the Dogs, or Tiny Desk Unit I could die a happy old (!) lady!


Camarillo Brillo said...

Hey Abigale...Great to hear form you...Hope you get a chance to poke around here for more hot stuff!
It's good to know others out there were taping WGTB.
And I think I recall "Tiny Desk Unit" but can't say I have any.
Take care and hope to hear from you again...

Unknown said...

Well, I stayed up entirely too late last night clicking obscure links, until I was bleary eyed! But, oh, the nostalgia! I actually came across this blog, which links to one of the original Tiny Desk Unit members:

He's graciously shared all their stuff for fans diligent enough to find it. I wouldn't be 17 again for the world, but I sure wish the music was still available! So, I guess I'm on a quest now: to track down some more of those bands I used to love.

Camarillo Brillo said...

Wow Abigale...this is awesome! I will check out the link...And no I wouldn't want to be 17 again either, but I think it beats being 50 lol

Anonymous said...

I have a CD of the Maryland u. show that I made from a tape that was recorded from a radio broadcast. It has 12 songs.

Anonymous said...

i saw this show. my memory is it was pretty good. also saw razz in a park in DC a little while later. might have been spring 79. anyone see that show? i rememebr dancing my ass off. afterwrds i think we went to some library basement to watch "punk movies". which were the precursors to music videos. lot of elvis and devo as i recall.

Camarillo Brillo said...

cool shit fred! awesome feedback

Bruce McDonald said...

Wish the link for The Razz stuff was still available. I've long heard it talked about it but never heard it for myself.

Camarillo Brillo said...

Here's a new link Bruce...enjoy!

Unknown said...

Any chance that this could be uploaded again? Thanks!

Camarillo Brillo said...

New link,
Sorry about the new bit rate

Unknown said...

You are the BEST! Thanks!

Beyes said...

Hi there = I am a Bethesda native currently living in Rockville. Any chance you could re=post The Razz, U of MD Nov 03 1978 WWDC-DC101 ==? i would appreciate it greatly. Also seeking The Razz "Airtime 7"

Camarillo Brillo said...

Hi Barry,
Sorry, don't have "Airtime 7"
Here's a new link: Sorry about the bit-rate but that's all I have sadly...

Beyes said...

OK - fantastic! Much appreciated!

DAD said...

Any chance for another upload, please?

Camarillo Brillo said...

New Link DAD:

Unknown said...

Any possibility of another re-upload? Thanks--

Camarillo Brillo said...

Here ya go David

jdej said...

Holy Moley. I am currently doing a Razz compilation with another WGTB alum to try to put out concurrently with Krulick's Razz doc. I'd love to see what you have. The Rockpile show is a classic and would love a clean copy. I have one, but I have to find the best to do them justice. Thanks!

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I've been collecting live music from various sources since the mid to late 70's. Radio shows, TV broadcasts, radio show pre-FM CD's and vinyl LP's and some trades. Most of the shows posted here, I recorded and ripped myself. I always had top of the line stereo equipment and cassette and open reel recorders for those on air broadcasts.

I've downloaded plenty of bootlegged concerts from various blogs. As a rule I will only post stuff from my collection and not what is already available out there.

I also post out of print CDs and LPs from my collection.
I will repost from my readers anything someone sends me as long as it is either out of print or something that's not from someone else's blog. If you want to share a link for a cool item on your blog, or someone else's, please feel free to post it in the comments........

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Can you believe that so many out there are starving for the old WHFS? Amazing!

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