5/16/13: Gang Of Four & Rage Against The Machine

So yeah, this post is squeezed between work and sleep. Barely. Therefore – it’s gonna be short.

The end is near. The end of the school year. Everyone is super busy getting work finished in time for deadlines and the end of the quarter in general. I am grading projects on a daily basis. I think about how I have absolutely no free time and how next month I’ll almost have too much free time. It’s all a roller coaster ride.

On this Fuzz Factory, I decided the Compare/Contrast feature would be Gang Of Four and Rage Against The Machine. Two of the most politically motivated bands in rock & roll history. From completely different eras, these two bands had really only two things in common. First, both bands have poignant but abrasive lyrics that spoke truth to power while sometimes stirring up controversy. Second, both bands make extremely good use of the funky bass line.

Let’s turn to this week. Tune into the big rock show this Thursday night for the last Fuzz Factory of the school year. You know what that means. Yeah, next week is the latest installment of the Full On Fuzz Rock spectacular. Fat fuzzed out riffs from end to end. That sounds like a proper way to end the school year to me. Make sure to listen Thursdays 8-10 PM (EST).

Politics, rock & roll. Yeah, it was a good show. Here is the playlist.

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Sometime – King’s X

Intempted – Brother Cane

Yeah – The Telescopes

Husbands – Savages

Porno Getaway – Seventeen

Bad Drug – Sun Dial

Easy Way Down – Snowpony

How Can A Man With So Many Friends Feel So Alone – Eagles Of Death Metal

Pretentious Introspective Song – Soulvitamins

Rowing – Soundgarden

Phosphorescent Waves – Black Mountain

Flight – Wooden Shjips

Leather Jacket II – Deerhunter

Pant Leg – The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion

Numb – Speedball Baby

Don’t Pretend You Didn’t Know – Dinosaur Jr.

Lupine Dominus – Thee Oh Sees

Turkish Disco – Fugazi

Bad Tattoo – Karate

Sky High – Flowerhead

Cypress Grove – Clutch

People Of The Sun – Rage Against The Machine

To Hell With Poverty! – Gang Of Four

Wake Up – Rage Against The Machine

At Home He’s A Tourist – Gang Of Four

Roll Right – Rage Against The Machine

Paralyzed – Gang Of Four

Testify – Rage Against The Machine

What We All Want – Gang Of Four


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