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Nazareth (Official Thread)

Discussion in '70's Music' started by Slip'nn2Darkness, Dec 17, 2009.

  1. Slip'nn2Darkness

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    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!!:mad:
    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!!
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  2. LG

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    Re: Nazareth~Who like them?

    I moved your thread to the 70's section Thumper, we didn't have one for Nazareth, until now.

    It took me a while to get into this band, McCafferty's vocals are definitely unique, but I did have Razamanaz, Hair of the Dog, and a greatest hits album, all on vinyl.
     
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    Re: Nazareth~Who like them?

    :lmao: Why am I getting the feeling there's a echo in here..:heheh:
    And LG.. I imagine if you would have left it where it was.. you wouldn't have to post anything..:heheh:
    That's OK.. I think the bands underrated and get's missed on some of their classic songs..
    Oh well.. so looks like not a lot of Nazareth fans so far.. Meh!! We all can't agree 100% eh!!
     
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    Thumper,,,the paint is still wet in here...MP will drop by, Magic is going to be here later, the peeps haven't seen it yet.

    I will move it back to the Lounge if you want, but I think a band as Big as Nazareth deserves a thread of their own in the 70's.
     
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    Oh Man.. welcome to my cynical side.. Leave it where it's at.. I'll not make a habit of being Immature when it comes to bands I think deserve more credit Bro.. I know it's only been a couple of hours since I posted this..I just had to jerk on the chain just to keep it up with some of the other post.. :D
     
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    Re: Nazareth~Who like them?

    In another forum a long time ago when Magic and I rebuilt it I had dozens of threads laying dormant for months, before we got things going.;)

    I have a saying, write it and they will come, and I bump my own until I am finished, seeing not everyone that reads them posts in them.

    My favorite album is Hair of the Dog, and you already posted the classic song off it...:heheh:
     
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    Well the good thing LG is this forum is starting to pick up speed.. So here soon you will have you work cut out for you.. Hope you have loads of Beer to keep you on the level.... Once again.. just in a mood.. Lack of sleep or something..:confused:
     
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    I empathize I had a killer headache last night myself.

    You and MP have been great since you joined, and because of you two the whole place picked up a level, no kidding. The best is yet to come for sure, and I am going to enjoy the ride.:tup:
     
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    Nazareth is always among the top rock bands in my book :):)
     
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    Re: Nazareth~Who like them?

    Sorry Thumper man!!

    Me Me Me is the answer...I love NAZARETH!!!

    Had my car break down this morning and I was arguing with a mechanic...but that's another thread. :heheh:

    I also may be tied up a bit this weekend so forgive me (alot going on)..

    ...but onto NAZARETH!!! Hell yeah!!!

    My favorite (Sure Hair Of The Dog..that's a give in) ??? Right here boys and girls!!

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