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Ozzie

Parabolic Rock - 1975-1982

S-s Records
2XLP $19.50

05/04/2010

SS 039 


MP3 $15.99

08/31/2010 655035063911 

 


From their wine-soused, Magic Band obsessed roots to their art-rock/new wave end some ten years later, OZZIE made some fantastic music. They built up substantial followings in Sacramento, San Francisco, and Los Angeles. They were a Mabuhay Gardens regular, sharing the bill with bands like the Weirdos, The Sleepers, VOM, and the Nuns. In Sacramento, they played with everyone from the Rutabaga Boogie Band and the Talking Heads to the Nerves and the Fleshtones. However like many bands of the time, their limited output (only three 7-inches during their lifetime) and difficulty fixing them to one musical subgenre led to their obscurity and ultimately them being forgotten. In the early ‘90s, S.S. stumbled upon Ozzie’s 1977 debut single, “Android Love,” and flipped. He tracked down one of the band’s main members, WILLIAM FULLER, and struck up a friendship with him. A decade later S.S. tosses Fuller the idea to reissue “Android Love” single with a different B side. Fuller digs out some reel to reel tapes, an act that starts a multi-year odyssey through the Ozzie archives. The proto-punk meets glam wildness what made “Android Love” (produced by Public Nuisance/Twinkeyz David Houston) such a great song was present in the tapes, but there was more: Massive doses of Blue Oyster Cult inspired hard rock brilliance, Roxy Music glam drama, Sparks-like art, Bomp! Records-worthy power pop, edgy new wave that recalls the Suburban Lawns, and mid-Seventies-style underground rock sounds that thrill any collector of private press obscurities, all with a Keith Moon/Jethro Tull inspired drummer. By the time, S.S. was done digging through the archives, he’d assembled a solid double album worth of unreleased and live material, as well as alternative tracks and a few gems from Ozzie’s previously released stuff. Complete with a full history of the band, lots of photos, and archival images The Parabolic Rock: 1975 – 1982 is the definitive document of Sacramento’s forgotten band, one worthy of mention with Sacto underground icons Public Nuisance, the Twinkeyz, and Tales of Terror.

Tracklist

  1. #1 Android Love

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  2. #2 Organic Garden

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  3. #3 Child of the Reich

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  4. #4 Old Fart from Arcturus

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  5. #5 Air On Venus

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  6. #6 Faunamania

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  7. #7 Im So Stupid

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  8. #8 Baby I Cried

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  9. #9 Wall

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  10. #10 Big Body Build

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  11. #11 Geometry

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  12. #12 Beach Girls

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  13. #13 Scattered Values

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  14. #14 Here Lies A Fool

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  15. #15 Monsieur Le Bazoo

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  16. #16 I Love A Tank

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  17. #17 Strange Stains

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  18. #18 It Just Wont Work

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  19. #19 Terror In The Streets

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  20. #20 The Way of All Flesh

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  21. #21 Cookies Rundgren

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  22. #22 The Ballad of Jack Ruby

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  23. #23 Kung Fu Karate Man

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