- The Alan Milman Sect
- 7" Mini Album
One of the first US Punk Rock releases, includes
"Stitches In My Head/I Wanna Kill Somebody" which has been much written
about (and semi-legendary) and much covered most notably by Urge Overkill.
This EP features the first ever Punk Christmas song! Doug plays
guitar and bass! Also features 12 year old Larry Teich singing "Teen
- 7" Mini Album
Featuring the rhythm section of Billy Goldman on
bass and Rob Wise on drums. Doug and Alan left punk behind and embraced
"New Wave" (whatever that meant). Taking their "parody" rock to a
new level with songs like "Spankathon" (about a twisted high school gym
teacher) and "Happy World". Doug's (background) singing debut!
Also included is "Surf Rhapsody" which is "Rhapsody in Blue" to a surf
Love - Sheila b/w Party Girl
A Power POP Band!
Featuring vocalist Joey Kelly, Scott Nevin "Killer" Schiller on bass and Rich "Starr" Stirrat on drums.
Their debut single got considerable airplay on New York's WNEW-FM by eccentric DJ Vince Scelsa, who played it everyday for a month in the summer of 1980.
This record is much sought after by collectors of the genre. Special guest musicians on the Sheila recording session
are Ronnie Guy on Elka Organ and the one and only Michael Brecker on
Love - Buddy Love
"The pseudonymous Buddy Love (Doug Khazzam, using a
name borrowed from Jerry Lewis' Nutty Professor alter-ego) sang
lead and played guitar on the exceptional Buddy Love, a charming and
memorable pop/rock collection that knowingly mines a wide variety of
sources, from '50s rockabilly to '60s Britbeat to '70s glam.
Besides covering Gary Glitter
("Rock n' Roll"), Gene Vincent ("Who Slapped John?") and Buddy Holly
("Rave On") with straightforward skill, the group delivers sparkling pop
originals like the ultra-catchy "Liar," "Why Can't We Make Believe We're
in Love?" and "Dead Ringer." Virtually unknown, but great."
Love - More! Buddy Love
In 1983 Doug Khazzam reformed Buddy Love from the
ashes of 1982's version which disintegrated due to conflicts within
(namely Alan!) with drummer Rich Stirrat (from the original 1980 single!)
and new bass player Hugh Carroll.
They continued to perform around NYC and Long Island with a tight, three
part harmony sound more reminiscent of The Beatles than any other version
of the band.
They recorded this album in two four hour sessions with a no nonsense
approach that outdid their previous DIY efforts, yet somehow went
Flyers - Radio Flyer
- "This charming home-made project is a lo-fi pop
treat filled with pretty melodies and a slightly haunting feel to it and the project of
Buddy Love guy Doug Khazzam and Gary Feldman, who
churn out some fine songs that sound at times Byrdsy, other times Beatlesy,
always keeping their feet in the '90s but giving nods to their '60s influences
time and time again. The harmonies are perfect, the songs are catchy and the
atmosphere is more 'laid-back pop' than 'power pop' (although that probably
changes when they play live).
- Over the course of this
nine-tracker, you'll be tappin' your toes and singing along in no time. Heck, with song
titles like "Strawberry Says" and "Pamela Please", how can you go
- Bruce Brodeen - Not Lame
"The RC Flyers probably
sound like something you've heard before, and it's not just because of who they're
influenced by. Sure there's shades of the Raspberries and Elvis Costello, hints of the
Ramones and echoes of the Flamin' Groovies. But the band also reflects the pasts of its
members, who themselves were among those who formed the seminal Power/Punk Pop bands of
the '80s, namely Breakaways and Buddy Love. With very nearly 20 years of Power Pop
experience under their belts, the RCF effortlessly crank out catchy, harmony laden,
chiming guitar-led songs with plenty of pop on top. Even when they
sing sad-faced love songs, their glistening chords and optimistic vocals coat everything with a layer of
beaming happiness. Other bands may wallow in "moping pools," but the RC Flyers
skimmer along the top, refusing to be engulfed by sadness, and just far enough beyond its
grasp to still feel the sun on their smiling faces."
Kali H. - Listen.com
- Buddy Love - Now... And Then
27 years after the breakup of the
original 1980 lineup, Doug, Joey, Rich and Scott reformed and
recorded many of the same songs they performed live in 1980 as well as new
songs written by Doug and are again performing in the NYC metropolitan
Buddy Love Lives Again!
- Buddy Love -
Almost two years in the making this new CD represents a departure away from the DIY
Power Pop that brought them their notoriety in the 1980's. Featuring
the song "Crying Town" which has been described by one critic as "the
Beatles produced by Jeff Lynne", the band demonstrates that becoming more
mature adult contemporary rock artists isn't a bad thing!
power-poppers gained a lot of attention in the early ’80s with the
Beach Boys-in-black-leather-jackets sound of their single
“Sheila,” but things went awry rather quickly. Decades down the road, the
original members of the band named for Jerry Lewis’s suave alter ego in
the original Nutty Professor are back with a new album. Against
all odds, it picks up right where they left off, with every ounce of
energy intact, plus a well earned melodic maturity in tracks like the
Badfinger-meets-Roy Orbison power ballad
Jim Allen - The Village Voice
Buddy Love is alive and well in the new