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Friday, 29 April 2016

Post 637 - The Razz - The Singles

Tony Buggy was born in Corowa NSW and was earning his keep as a musician by the age of 15. His first band was formed with his brother Michael Mallee. The boys played at pubs, clubs and parties and always had to get special permission from the local police as they were well under age. The same band featured Ross Davis who went on to form Bandicoot with Gary Young, the drummer from Daddy Cool. After completing his HSC, Tony went to the Riverina College of Advanced Education in Wagga Wagga. Tony immediately started working in bands in Wagga and eventually started his own band Tode in 1974. In 1975 he moved to Sydney to teach and eventually become a full time musician. In the next few years Tony changed from guitar to keyboards and bought his first Moog synthesiser. He formed his first Sydney band Windchime with Vince Martin. His love of keyboards led him to form his first recording band - The Razz. The Razz was made up of Tony Romeril, Richard Graham and Con Westerberg who had all been with Autumn.  Romeril and Autumn went on to London where Tony left the band to pursue a solo career, recording in Italy under the name of Andy Foxx (who can be found on Post 488), and touring Europe with Paul McCartney and Wings.  Tony returned to Australia and played opposite Marcia Hines and Jon English as Saint Peter in ‘Jesus Christ Superstar’, before starting his own band (Baton Rouge) with Jeremy Paul (Air Supply) and Christine Amphlett. Tony left that band to become the lead singer of The Razz, leaving Chrissy and Jeremy to form The Divinyls. The Razz went on to become Australia’s busiest corporate bands with clients including The Royal Family and Elton John. They travelled the length and breadth of Australia performing everywhere from the re-opening of Hayman Island to the Launch of Flora Margarine in Perth. Here to download are the only two singles released by The Razz “It Don’t Mean A Thing” b/w “Chattanoonga Choo-Choo” (103883) from 1981 and “Orchestra Waltz” b/w “Days Of Black & White” (103940) from 1982. Both singles were released on Luxury Records. Both were produced by Rick Turk.Flac

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