Official Website Nazareth (1971) Exercises (1972) Razamanaz (1973) Loud 'n' Proud (1973) Rampant (1974) Hair of the Dog (1975) Close Enough for Rock 'n' Roll (1976) Play 'n' the Game (1976) Expect No Mercy (1977) No Mean City (1979) Malice in Wonderland (1980) The Fool Circle (1981) 2XS (1982) Sound Elixir (1983) The Catch (1984) Cinema (1986) Snakes 'n' Ladders (1989) No Jive (1991) Move Me (1994) Boogaloo (1998) The Newz (2008) Big Dogz (2011) I'm going to cheat and let allmusic do the Bio on the band.. But Nazareth is and will always be one of my favorite rock bands.. So post anything info or memories you have about this band!! The Scottish hard rock quartet Nazareth had a handful of hard rock hits in the late '70s, including the proto-power ballad "Love Hurts." Formed in 1968, the band featured vocalist Dan McCafferty, guitarist Manny Charlton, bassist Pete Agnew, and drummer Darrell Sweet. The band had relocated to London by 1970, and they released their self-titled debut album in 1971. Both Nazareth and 1972's Exercises received favorable attention by British hard rockers, but it was 1973's Razamanaz that moved them into the U.K. Top Ten (both "Broken Down Angel" and "Bad Bad Boy" were hit singles). Loud 'n' Proud and Rampant (both 1974) followed the same formula, yet were slightly less successful. Released the following year, Hair of the Dog established Nazareth as an internationally popular hard rock band. Featuring their revamped version of the Everly Brothers "Love Hurts," the album sold over a million copies in the U.S. Until the end of the '70s, the band continued successfully as a quartet, releasing a series of Top 100 albums. In 1979, they added former Sensational Alex Harvey Band guitarist Zal Cleminson to their lineup; he left after recording two albums -- 1979's No Mean City and 1980's Malice in Wonderland -- and was replaced by former Spirit keyboardist John Locke. Following the 1981 live album 'Snaz, guitarist Bill Rankin also joined the group; Locke left soon after his addition and Rankin switched to keyboards. Over the years I have collected everything by them.. Never got the chance to see them in concert and it's a sad deal that they have kinda faded. Or at least have gotten on in age and I'm not sure if they are doing any concerts without checking on it.. But here's my input on some of their lp's. First off..It's hard to say I have one favorite album by them because I have noticed they can put out a hard core rocking song.. Then one that's a odd ball.. They go from one sound to the other.. which kinda makes me think.. Why not stay with the successful formula.. Any way's.. Some of their classics in my book.. Well wouldn't you know it.. But Razamanaz is one of my favorite songs and of course.. EMBEDDED!! Ok NEXT!! I'll just do a live version on Razamanaz Star.. A great Ballad.. Hair Of the Dog of course Love Hurts Broken Down Angel Any ways.. I'll stop there and let you guys post some songs.. Dan's voice rocks!!