10/7/10: Chicago Rock & Roll

Time to get you all up to speed on what’s been happening at the Fuzz Factory.  Sorry – students! I’ll get back to grading those paraline maps in a few minutes.

This show is all about my hometown. 100% Chicago rock & roll!

This week, I decided to feature something I know very well. The 90’s Chicago rock music scene. I lived through it and have seen most of these featured bands in concert. I even went to high school with one of these guys and seen many more out and about in the city back then.

I call the 90’s Chicago rock scene as the Last or Final Scene. The reason for this is simple.  The Chicago scene was the first scene to emerge after the Seattle scene took the nation by storm.  After Seattle, the record industry was dead set on finding the “New Seattle.” Chicago was the “New Seatlle” and labels came to town signing one band after another.  Ultimately, the hype ended up creating an implosion and the major labels left town almost as quick as they came.  Only the Smashing Pumpkins gained worldwide success.

There was no signature sound in the Chicago 90’s rock scene.  The early 90’s featured noise and industrial rock veterans like Ministry and Jesus Lizard. Then the Smashing Pumpkins and Urge Overkill bubbled under with their flavors of rock. They led the way for many rock bands like Local H, Fig Dish and Triple Fast Action.  Finally the end of the 90’s the signature rock sound eminating from Chicago was the smart alternative country rock of Wilco.

All of this made up the extra special feature for this show. Chicago rocks!

One programming note: there will be no show next week.  The Fuzz Factory will resume it’s regular time the following Thursday, 10/21.  Thanks again for making this show a part of your evening.

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Destroy Before Reading – The Jesus Lizard

Just One Fix – Ministry

Do Ya Think I’m Sexy? – Revolting Cocks

If I Were Frank Sinatra – Soulvitamins

Tristessa – Smashing Pumpkins

Last Night/Tomorrow – Urge Overkill

The Early Nighters – Chris Connelly

Lemonader – Fig Dish

What Girls Want – Material Issue

Seether – Veruca Salt

Help Me Mary – Liz Phair

Sex On Wheelz – My Life With The Thrill Kill Kult

Danger: Rock Science – Menthol

I Know You Love Me – Smoking Popes

Sally Tree – Triple Fast Action

Come Down Here – Chris Connelly

Cherry – Smashing Pumpkins

Don’t Make Me Prove It – Veruca Salt

Seeds – Fig Dish

Stop Draggin’ My Heart Around – Loud Lucy with Louise Post

Nothing Special – Local H

Kim The Waitress – Material Issue

The Professor – Menthol

I Must Be High – Wilco

Burning Time – Rollover

Sister Havana – Urge Overkill


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