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Buddy Love

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Back in 1980, Buddy Love was the powerpop project of Doug Khazzam and Alan Milman, both typical "Long Island Middle Class Jew Boys" as they stamped themselves. A couple of years before, they had recorded a 7-inch EP, "Stitches in my Head" under the name Alan Milman Sect which is now highly sought-after by punk collectors. After having started out another outfit called ManKazaM, they released another EP called Spankathon (ManKazaM, Alan Milman Sect and Buddy Love shared a good bunch of musicians, some of whom played in all three groups at one time or another). They eventually surfaced with the first Buddy Love lineup as it featured on the impossible-to-find 7" single Sheila, released in 1980 on a private tiny label. Two years later a self-titled LP on Davco Records was out and was their last material officially released, although they went on cutting some demos that never came out until the "Sheila And Other Delights" CD. On the East Coast, as Doug Khazzam can remember, "the Punk and New Wave scene was really happening while musicians were convinced that Power Pop was gonna be the Next Big Thing and the bands around town were all ready to be crowned the new Beatles". Buddy Love played Max's Kansas City, CBGB's, Tramps and a bunch of other clubs around NYC. They used to play on the same bill as Justin Trouble, and opened for The Dead Boys and Squeeze. Doug Khazzam plays now with Gary Feldman (who also played bass in ManKazaM during the "ManKazaM Goes Surfin" period), formerly of Radio City and The Breakaways, in a new band named Radio Flyer. Read more on User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply.

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