Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Artist: Buzzd, Album: Frog From Above, Song: Lonely Man

Buzzd were a rock band from Toronto. They were a 3pc band that included Brad Kazer (Kaiser), Barry Coffing and Dale Penner.  However, the liner notes for this particular release would indicate that a number of other artists contributed musically as well.  There are also some statements in the liner notes about the benefits of marijuana and the need to end it's prohibition.  Thus, I assume the band's name is somehow a derivative of that issue.  Musically, there isn't much written about the band but it appears as though they only had one release entitled, Frog From Above, in 2001.  The album was recorded in both Toronto and Los Angeles.  The band signed with Linus Entertainment.  Penner produced the album while front man, Kazer, wrote all of the songs.  There are some strong tunes on this release but the song, Lonely Man, is my personal favourite.  You can check it out on You Tube (  I'm not sure what happened to the band or the members following this release.  There is a Facebook page that links Kazer to some other bands like, Orchard, that were playing in the Toronto area during the nineties (  You can purchase the album, Frog From Above, on Itunes.  Thanks for reading and enjoy!

1 comment:

  1. I stumbled across this entry today and wanted to fill in a few details for you. The Buzzd line up for this album was Brad Kaiser (vocals & guitar), Andy Sojczynski (Bass) Tom Clarke (drums) and Justin Abedin (lead guitar). Dale Penner produced only. Brad, Tommy and Andy played together in several bands beginning in the early 90s through to this album release, including the bands Longshot, Kazer, and Orchard. Orchard had Vince Clarke on lead guitar and was one of the best unsigned Toronto bands of the 90s IMHO. Buzzd did split in 2001 and the guys pursued their own musical interests. Some members still get together periodically to jam in the basement. :)