Nutz

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Formed in Liverpool, England, in 1973 by singer Dave Lloyd, guitarist Mick Devonport, bassist Keith Mulholland, and drummer John Mylett, hard rockers Nutz distinguished themselves as one of the decade's most undistinguished second-tier acts. None of their four albums for A&M -- 1974's Nutz, 1975's Nutz Too, 1976's Hard Nutz (introducing keyboard player Kenny Newton), or 1977's Nutz Live Cutz -- fared particularly well, and occasional support tours with Black Sabbath and Budgie (not to mention a Friday night slot at the 1976 Reading Festival) also failed to further their cause.

By 1979 the band was sputtering to a halt, but when their song "Bootliggers" was surprisingly chosen for inclusion on 1980's Metal for Muthas (a compilation of emerging New Wave of British Heavy Metal talent like Iron Maiden, Praying Mantis, and Samson), Nutz decided to cash in on the younger generation by reinventing themselves as Rage. This barely disguised new version of Nutz (not to be confused with the German power metal trio that appeared a few years later) ejected their keyboard player, recruited additional guitarist Terry Steers, and went on to record three more albums before finally breaking up in 1984.
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Albums

Nutz - Nutz album art Nutz Nutz (Album) A&M Records US 1974 Sell This Version
CN 2142/S Nutz - Stereo Pop Special-79 album art Jack The Lad / Nutz Jack The Lad / Nutz - Stereo Pop Special-79(LP, Transcription) BBC Transcription Services CN 2142/S UK 1974 Sell This Version
Nutz - Nutz Too... album art Nutz Nutz Too... (Album) A&M Records UK 1975 Sell This Version
Nutz - Hard Nutz album art Nutz Hard Nutz (Album) A&M Records Canada 1977 Sell This Version
Nutz - Live Cutz album art Nutz Live Cutz (Album) A&M Records UK 1977 Sell This Version
MSMCD153 Nutz Tightened Up! Live In Nottingham 1977(CD, Album) Market Square Music Ltd MSMCD153 UK 2010 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

Nutz - As Far As The Eye Can See album art Nutz As Far As The Eye Can See (Single) A&M Records UK 1974 Sell This Version
Nutz - Round & Round  album art Nutz Round & Round (Single) A&M Records UK 1974 Sell This Version
AMS 7160 Nutz - Change's Coming album art Nutz Change's Coming(7", Single) A&M Records AMS 7160 UK 1975 Sell This Version
Nutz - One More Cup Of Coffee album art Nutz One More Cup Of Coffee (Single) A&M Records UK 1977 Sell This Version
AMS 7272 Nutz - Sick AndTired album art Nutz Sick AndTired(7", Single) A&M Records AMS 7272 UK 1977 Sell This Version