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!