Fuzz Factory Snowed Out!

Hey listeners, I wanted to give you a heads up that the Fuzz Factory has been cancelled tonight. It’s cancelled on the account of snow! The school is closed again today. My plan was to feature Tool and side projects from main man Maynard. I’ll just have to postpone that feature for another Thursday night.

In the meantime, here’s a video from a pretty incredible tool song. Parabol/Parabola, probably my favorite song of theirs.

1/23/14: Wooden Shjips & Loop

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These are strange days for me. That’s how I’ll sum it up for now. The new territories we occupy through life experience can be represented very well through certain types of music, in particular, psychedelic rock. Songs with the repetitive grooves and hooks that can send you into a trance-like state are especially symbolic of deep introspection. This sound is in some ways an autobiographical soundtrack for these days. It’s also served as my inspiration for the latest Compare/Contrast feature on the Fuzz Factory. The two bands I chose to bring you into the a trance were Wooden Shjips and Loop. Wooden Shjips are a contemporary band based in San Francisco. Loop are a band from London that released a few albums from 1987-1992. There are many common threads that tie these two bands together for me even though they are a generation apart. Both bands have those qualities I described and were the appropriate sound for these strange days.

Listen to the Fuzz Factory every week from 8-10 PM (EST) on SCAD-Atlanta Radio. Rock & roll explorers – make it the regular soundtrack to your Thursday night. Check out the playlist below (and the dozens of others in the archive).

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Breaking Into Heaven – The Stone Roses

Shining Somewhere – Adam Franklin

My Father’s Son – Pearl Jam

Built Low – Paw

We – Brad

Hangover – Gomez

We’re In Yr Corner – Cornershop

Devil Knows – Widowspeak

Stoned, Drunk & Naked – Anders Osborne

Quims In The Window – Big Ass Truck

Moving – Supergrass

Fireside – Arctic Monkeys

The Good In Everyone – Sloan

Remnants – My Morning Jacket

Flying Up A Mountain – Sweetapple

Wake Me – Rusty

Machine – Lions

Vapour – Loop

We Ask You To Ride – Wooden Shjips

Head On – Loop

These Shadows – Wooden Shjips

Straight To Your Heart – Loop

For So Long – Wooden Shjips

From Centre To Wave – Loop

Shrinking Moon For You – Wooden Shjips

Back To Land – Wooden Shjips

THURSDAY night from 8-10 PM (EST) the Fuzz Factory returns with more great rock & roll radio. The Compare/Contrast feature is some superpsychedelic space rock from Wooden Shjips and Loop.

The Fuzz Factory saving rock & roll radio – one week at a time.

Here’s Wooden Shjips with the title track of their latest CD. It’s a great song and a very good interpretation of a nightmare for the video.

1/16/14: Winter Songs

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I’m from Chicago. It gets really cold there every winter. Lately it’s been Chicago cold here in Atlanta. In fact, for the first time since living in Georgia, I busted out my big heavy coat for subzero weather. The coat so thick that it can stand upright through it’s own weight and strength. So once again, my daily life provided the inspiration for this radio program. This week and last we all survived the polar vortex. That was good enough reason to play songs about wintertime.

Listen to the Fuzz Factory every week from 8-10 PM (EST) on SCAD-Atlanta Radio. Rock & roll explorers – make it the regular soundtrack to your Thursday night.

The Fuzz Factory Winter Special playlist is below.

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Arctic Snow – Burning Brides

Winter’s Wolves – The Sword

Blue Snow – Orange Goblin

Stone Cold – Rainbow

The Sound Of Winter – Bush

Winter’s Call – Badlands

Gone Cold – Clutch

Long Cold Winter – Cinderella

Cold Feet – Albert King

Cold Sweat – James Brown

Coldblooded – The Bar-Kays

Cold Turkey – John Lennon

Winter Song – Screaming Trees

Snowflakes Are Dancing – Kurt Vile

Cold Roses – Ryan Adams

Wintertime Love – The Doors

Heart Of Snow – Black Mountain

Frozen Lake – Buffalo Tom

Cold Part Of Town – Concrete Blonde

In The Cold, Cold, Night – The White Stripes

Cold Feelings – Social Distortion

So Cold – Tenderloin

Cold Water – The Jesus Lizard

Cold Metal – Iggy Pop

Walk In Cold – Naked Raygun

Stone Cold Crazy – Queen

Ice Planet Hell – Psychotica

Shiver And Shake – The Cure