6/14/12: Full On Fuzz Rock

Time to post this quick, fast and loud!

Last week was the latest installment of the Full On Fuzz Rock Special. 100% fat riffs and fuzzy guitars from the early days until today. There was plenty of cowbell going around as well.

Rock & roll radio is still going strong. Get hip to the Fuzz Factory – and if you like what you hear, go tell all the magnificent bastards you know. Preach on about the Fuzz Factory in all it’s majestic glory. Spread the word. Silky smooth style. The Fuzz Factory – saving rock & roll radio one week at a time.

Here is the Full On Fuzz Rock Special playlist.

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Carpe Diem – Nebula

Freya – The Sword

Thirty Two – Karma To Burn

Anthem – Rush

Got This Thing On The Move – Grand Funk Railroad

The Green Manalishi (With The Two-Pronged Crown) – Judas Priest

Rumors Of War – High On Fire

Demon Lady – Earthless

There’s Something On My Side – Down

Down On The Street – The Stooges

Grown – Awesome Color

Vidage – 1000mods

Lady Or The Tiger – Verma

Motorhead – Hawkwind

Rabbit Hole – Mopo Ranch

Infinity – Queens Of The Stone Age

Boozer – Black Nasa

Till You’re High – Billionaire

Coffee – Flowerhead

One Way…Or Another – Cactus

Lucifer’s Friend – Lucifer’s Friend

Pumped Up – Sir Lord Baltimore

Swaggs – Mount Carmel

Thus Spoke Candieking – Haiabusa

Prehistoric Dog – Red Fang

Atomic – Truckfighters

Days Of Future Past – Dozer

Black Butterfly – Elephantum

Soul Of Fire – Witch

Baby, Won’t You Weird Me Out – Melvins

Statement – Boris

Born Too Late – Saint Vitus

Dragonaut – Sleep

5/24/12: Smashing Pumpkins

Welcome to the Fuzz Factory. Where real good rock & roll is right at home. This was the last show of the school year. Congratulations to all the SCAD-Atlanta graduates.

There will be no show this Thursday (5/31) due to finals week. I have a massive amount of work, including grading, to do. I will be back the week after with the latest and perhaps greatest 100% Fuzz Rock Show. You don’t want to miss it!

This week we featured a set of classics, b-sides and rarities from the Smashing Pumpkins.  The Smashing Pumpkins were quite prolific in their heyday. Their first four discs, Gish, Siamese Dream, Pisces Iscariot and Mellon Collie & The Infinite Sadness hold up quite well. All are still awesome. We had a bunch of listeners, some with great requests too. Therefore I extended the show and extra hour. Bonus time is always good.

In addition to the weekly special feature, the Fuzz Factory was the same as it ever was. A guitar-centric rock and roll experience featuring fat riffs, funky grooves and psychedelic pop twists from the last 30 years. If you like what you hear, spread the vibe. The Fuzz Factory, rock & roll radio as it should be. Here is the playlist.

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Urethane – Fu Manchu

Jesus Sings The Blues – Junkhouse

Under The God – Tin Machine

Auslander – Living Colour

Engines – The Mutts

Mr. Moustache – Nirvana

Have A Cigar – Foo Fighters

Hero Worship – Jucifer

Want You Bad – Eve’s Plum

Free – Cat Power

Underwhelmed – Sloan

Smokin’ – Super Furry Animals

Same Dress New Day – Tripping Daisy *

The Bells – The Make-Up

Live Wire – The Beastie Boys

Holdin’ On To Black Metal – My Morning Jacket

Warm River Pearl – Cry Of Love

I Am One – Smashing Pumpkins

The Aeroplane Flies High – Smashing Pumpkins

Drown (alternate version) – Smashing Pumpkins *

Heavy Metal Machine – Smashing Pumpkins

Siamese Dream – Smashing Pumpkins

La Dolly Vita – Smashing Pumpkins

Ava Adore – Smashing Pumpkins *

Quiet – Smashing Pumpkins

Doomsday Clock – Smashing Pumpkins

Mouths Of Babes – Smashing Pumpkins

Muzzle – Smashing Pumpkins

SuperChrist – Smashing Pumpkins

Still In Hollywood – Concrete Blonde *

Train Tracks – Izzy Stradlin & The Ju Ju Hounds

Revelator – Screaming Trees

You Never Listen – The Sheepdogs

Know – Chris Whitley

Teen Lambchop – Wellwater Conspiracy

Torture Day – The Notwist

Cool Scene – The Dandy Warhols

* = listener request

5/17/12: Geography

Last week, as usual, the Fuzz Factory was dropping some cool ass rock & roll. This week I went back to the Geography Special Feature. It was high time to once again go around the world through the titles of great songs. We started in California and ended in Detroit Rock City. Many places, one playlist.

Rock & roll radio is still going strong. Get hip to the Fuzz Factory – and if you like what you hear, go tell all the magnificent bastards you know. Here is the playlist. The Fuzz Factory – saving rock & roll radio one week at a time.

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California – Two Minutes Hate

Texas – Boss Hog

Brazil – Love Battery

Mean Old Frisco Blues – Muddy Waters

U.S. Blues – The Grateful Dead

Sweet Home Chicago – Robert Johnson *

Ghost Of A Texas Ladies’ Man – Concrete Blonde

Paris – Triple Fast Action

Bethlehem Steel – Grant Lee Buffalo

Road To Rouen – Supergrass

Hotel Arizona – Wilco

Ohio Heat – Super Furry Animals

Cambridge, California – Lilys

Rome – Les Savy Fav

Handcuffed To A Fence In Mississippi – Jim White

Paris Sous La Neige – Mellow

Oklahoma, U.S.A. – Yo La Tengo

St. Louis Elegy – Mark Lanegan Band

California – Unified Theory

North Dakota – Thrush Hermit

Motor City Baby – The Dirtbombs

U-Mass – Pixies

Is Chicago, Is Not Chicago – Soul Coughing

23 Minutes In Brussels – Luna

China Girl – Iggy Pop

Panic In Detroit – David Bowie

New York City – John Lennon

I’m In Pittsburgh (And It’s Raining) – The Outcasts

Birmingham 1968 – The Movers

California Man – Cheap Trick

Indiana Wants Me – R. Dean Taylor

An Open Letter To N.Y.C. – The Beastie Boys

U.S. Teens Are Spoiled Bums – Half Japanese

Sink, Florida, Sink – Against Me!

Chicago – The Forecast

Detroit Rock City – KISS

* = listener request

5/10/12: MCA (Beastie Boys)

The Fuzz Factory special feature was the Beastie Boys. My favorite Beastie Boy was MCA and it seemed fitting to honor him with a small set of Beastie Boys favorites. What can I say? I was not always a fan of this band. In fact, I still think License To Ill is their worst disc by far. After subsequent releases I changed my tune. I was a skeptic for years, but they evolved into the greatest rap/funk/garage rock band ever. The Beastie Boys float like a butterfly and sting like a bee.

Rock & roll radio is still going strong. Get hip to the Fuzz Factory – and if you like what you hear, go tell somebody. Here is the playlist. The Fuzz Factory – Cutting Out The Crap Since 2002!

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Anthem – Pailhead

Reverence – The Jesus & Mary Chain

Waited A Light Year – Tripping Daisy

Bring It On – Gomez

Hunchback – Kurt Vile

Bright Lights – Gary Clark, Jr.

Sunday – Sonic Youth

Slipping Into Something – The Feelies

Walk Among The Cobras, Pt. 1 – Dan Sartain *

Anything Except The Truth – Eagles Of Death Metal

Boom Swagger Boom – The Murder City Devils

Now, Right Now – Reverend Horton Heat

Over The Top – Mudhoney

Home Crap Home – God Head Silo

Freedom At 21 – Jack White

Yer Stoned Italian Cowboy – The Go

The Elephant Pig – The Warm Guns

Intergalactic – The Beastie Boys

Nonstop Disco Powerpack – The Beastie Boys

Eggman – The Beastie Boys

Flute Loop – The Beastie Boys

Stand Together – The Beastie Boys *

Triple Trouble – The Beastie Boys

The Negotiation Limerick File – The Beastie Boys

Root Down – The Beastie Boys

The Larry Routine – The Beastie Boys

No Sleep Till Brooklyn – The Beastie Boys

Funky Boss – The Beastie Boys

Looking Down The Barrel Of A Gun – The Beastie Boys

Sabotage – The Beastie Boys

Hard Charger – Porno For Pyros

Lift – Brad

Oye Vaya – Earl Greyhound

The Lost Art Of Keeping A Secret – Queens Of The Stone Age

Improper Dancing – Electric Six

Boy Or A Girl – Imperial Drag

The Shame Of Life – Butthole Surfers

* = listener request

5/3/12: Swervedriver

No time like the present. I decided to knock out the playlist right away. Tonight’s show was spectacular as always.

The special feature tonight was alternative rock band Swervedriver. Swervedriver (from Oxford, England) is rightly regarded as one of the best of the original shoegaze bands from the 1990’s.  In my opinion, Swervedriver stands alone. They have a distinctively muscular and psychedelic-like sound that transcends any specific classification. Swervedriver only released 4 full length discs but had many B-sides and EPs. I played a little bit of it all. Rumor has it they are recoding a new CD. This is great news. Swervedriver’s reputation as a great band has only continued to grow over the years.

Geek moment. Back in 2010, I was fortunate to meet Adam Franklin (leader of Swervedriver) at the Earl in East Atlanta. He autographed my copy of Mezcal Head, their greatest disc, and one of my all-time favorites.
Rock & roll radio is still going strong. Get hip to the Fuzz Factory – and if you like what you hear, go tell somebody. Here is the playlist. The Fuzz Factory – Cutting Out The Crap Since 2002!

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About A Girl – Nirvana

My Love For You – The Dirtbombs

Way Out West – Verbena

Country Yard – The Vines

Suck Magic – The Toadies

Exhausted – Foo Fighters

Missing Pieces – Jack White

Rocket Queen – Guns N’ Roses

The War On Wisdom – Melvins

The Future Rock (We Got It) – Brant Bjork

Only Shallow – My Bloody Valentine

When I Was Yesterday – The Brian Jonestown Massacre

I Love You – Spacemen 3

Sci-Flyer – Swervedriver

Behind The Scenes Of The Sounds & The Times – Swervedriver

Lead Me Where You Dare – Swervedriver

Duel – Swervedriver

Blowin’ Cool – Swervedriver

Scrawl & Scream – Swervedriver

Ejector Seat Reservation – Swervedriver

She’s Beside Herself – Swervedriver

Seize The Day – Adam Franklin

Last Train To Satansville – Swervedriver

To Bring You My Love – PJ Harvey

The Act We Act – Sugar

Tea Bag – Brad

Breathe – Black Mountain

Cherub Rock – Smashing Pumpkins

People Of The Sun – Rage Against The Machine

Two Babies In The Dark – Bad Religion

Song For Igor – Mike Watt

Double Vision – The Ponys

It Returns – The Greenhornes

Half Awake – Maids Of Gravity

Everybody Knows A Little Bit Of Something – King’s X

Death Prayer In Heaven’s Orchard – Howlin’ Rain

I Ain’t Hiding – The Black Crowes

Less – Ben Harper

Love Trooper – The Cult

4/19/12: Van Halen

David Lee Roth – Alex Van Halen – Edward Van Halen – Michael Anthony

The original Van Halen was the feature on the latest Fuzz Factory. Sorry for the delay on the post – I was temporarily under a midterm avalanche. Anyhow – the reason for the feature was in honor of the Van Halen concert at Philips Arena that was happening on the same night at the same time. The original Van Halen, with Diamond Dave on vocals (the only way to go), was ground-breaking hard rock music, especially their first four releases: I, II, Woman And Children First and Fair Warning. Eddie Van Halen is objectively one of the greatest guitarist ever. This music changed the trajectory of guitar rock. This fact is undeniable if you were 9 years old, like I was, when Van Halen’s debut album was released in the late 70’s.

The original Van Halen on the heels of two consecutive weeks of childhood favorites.  Sounds about right.  Thanks for appreciating my indulgent look into my past over the past few weeks. It was fun to open the vault on some really nostalgic music. We’ll get back to the future on the Fuzz Factory next month.

Get hip to the Fuzz Factory – and if you like what you hear, go tell somebody. Rock & roll radio is still going strong.

Here is the playlist. The Fuzz Factory – Cutting Out The Crap Since 2002!

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Negasonic Teenage Warhead – Monster Magnet

Monte Gargano – Truckfighters

One Last Soul – Black Country Communion

Sister Moon – The Front

Niteliner – Urge Overkill

Ya Gotta Swear – Rock City Angels

Forbidden Places – Meat Puppets

Fall To Pieces – The Velcro Lewis Group

(Nose To The) Grindstone – The Sights

Zodiac Sign – Imperial Drag

Sunless Saturday – Fishbone

The Lovely People – Sabrosa Purr

Live To Rise – Soundgarden

Negative Creep – Velvet Revolver

Mary Lou – Black Mountain

Tainted Love – Finger

And The Cradle Will Rock… – Van Halen

The Full Bug – Van Halen

Light Up The Sky – Van Halen

Atomic Punk – Van Halen

Fools – Van Halen *

Sunday Afternoon In The Park – Van Halen

One Foot Out The Door – Van Halen

Somebody Get Me A Doctor – Van Halen

She’s The Woman – Van Halen *

Take Your Whiskey Home – Van Halen

Unchained – Van Halen

Little Guitars – Van Halen

Dance The Night Away – Van Halen

Drop Dead Legs – Van Halen

Secrets – Van Halen

In A Simple Rhyme – Van Halen

On Fire – Van Halen

Outta Love Again – Van Halen

Mean Street – Van Halen

* =  listener request

4/12/12: Childhood Favorites (Part 2)

As usual the Fuzz Factory rocked on, but this week it was more than that – it was Rock’em Sock’em Robots!

This week was the exciting conclusion to my Childhood Favorites special feature (just like an early 80′s sitcom, this special feature was to be continued). This week the Fuzz Factory continued to be filled with my guilty pleasures from the 70′s and early 80′s. It was fun to open the vault and play some of the things I enjoyed in my earliest days of listening music. I still didn’t get to play many of the songs I loved as a child. Someday down the road – this will be a feature again.

Here is the Childhood Favorites Part Deux playlist. As you can see the it’s sprinkled with classics and one-hit wonders. I wasn’t listening to unreleased tracks and B-sides when I was 9 years old. Get hip to the Fuzz Factory – and if you like what you hear, go tell somebody. Rock & roll radio is still going strong. The Fuzz Factory – saving rock & roll radio, one week at a time.

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Do It Again – Steely Dan

On The Loose – Saga

Long, Long Way From Home – Foreigner

Children Of The Sun – Billy Thorpe

Over The Mountain – Ozzy Osbourne

The Last In Line – Dio

The Number Of The Beast – Iron Maiden

Don’t Tell Me You Love Me – Night Ranger

Deeper And Deeper (long version) – The Fixx

Cars – Gary Numan

Once In A Lifetime – Talking Heads

Whip It – Devo *

On Top Of The World – Cheap Trick

The Rockford Files – Mike Post

Girls – Dwight Twilley

Shadow Of A Doubt (A Complex Kid) – Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers

Salt In My Tears – Martin Briley

867-5309 (Jenny) – Tommy Tutone

My Sharona – The Knack

The Break Up Song – The Greg Kihn Band

I Shot The Sheriff – Eric Clapton

Brown Sugar – The Rolling Stones

Burnin’ For You – Blue Öyster Cult

Voices – Russ Ballard

The Window – The Steve Miller Band

T.N.T. – AC/DC

Blackout – Scorpions

Living After Midnight – Judas Priest *

Round & Round – Ratt

Into The Fire – Dokken

Monkey On Your Back – Aldo Nova

When It’s Over – Loverboy

Those Shoes – Eagles

Feeling That Way/Anytime – Journey

She’s A Beauty – The Tubes

Lorelei – Styx

Barracuda – Heart

* = listener request