7/24/14: Totally 80’s

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Yeah. Last week we traveled to a very dangerous place, the highly flammable 80’s.

It’s the first ever Totally 80’s Fuzz Factory. Dangerous because there were a lot of experiments gone wrong in the 80’s There also were plenty of great bands from the 70’s that lost it all in the 80’s. Let’s just say, not everything has aged well. So yeah, time has not been as kind to the 80’s as it has with other decades. At least from my point of view. In spite of this, the diversity of sound in rock & roll was evolving with greater velocity. Listen to songs from the decade and you’ll hear that one end is almost completely different from the other. A lot happened in that decade. Here’s a few memories from the 80’s. Songs you know and songs you may have forgotten.

There is no show this week. I’ll be at an artist residency making art. Lucky me. The Fuzz Factory on SCAD-Atlanta Radio will return next Thursday 8/7/14. Listen from 8-11 PM (EST) on SCAD-Atlanta Radio (www.scadatlantaradio.org).

Here’s the playlist. Totally rad, of course:

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Lunatic Fringe – Red Rider

Strange Dreams – Frank Marino & Mahogany Rush

Even It Up – Heart

Stone In Love – Journey

Tonight It’s You – Cheap Trick

She’s A Runner – Billy Squier

Turn Me Loose – Loverboy

New Girl Now – Honeymoon Suite

Fantasy – Aldo Nova

Street Of Dreams – Rainbow

Ah Leah! – Donnie Iris

On The Loose – Saga *

Crosseyed And Painless – Talking Heads

Girl U Want – Devo

I Know What Boys Like – The Waitresses

Red Skies – The Fixx

A Dream Away -The Cars

Suspicion – Gene Loves Jezebel

The One Thing – INXS

Paralysed – Gang Of Four

One More Time – The Clash

99 Red Balloons – 7 Seconds *

Bittersweet – Hoodoo Gurus

Surrender – U2

Entre Nous – Rush *

Who’s Behind The Door? – Zebra

Youth Gone Wild – Skid Row

Rocket Queen – Guns N’ Roses *

Flying High Again – Ozzy Osbourne

Give It All – Ratt

Inside Out – XYZ

Too Late For Love – Def Leppard

Breaking The Chains – Dokken

2 Minutes To Midnight – Iron Maiden

Peace Sells – Megadeth

Creeping Death – Metallica

* listener request

 

The 80’s Were Dangerous But Worth The Risk

…or something like that.

Yeah. This week we travel to a very dangerous place, the 80’s. It’s the first ever Totally 80’s Fuzz Factory. The Fuzz Factory on SCAD-Atlanta Radio. Listen from 8-11 PM (EST) on SCAD-Atlanta Radio (www.scadatlantaradio.org). Be there or be square. Got it? Your ears will give you a high five.

One thing is for certain. Time has not been as kind to the 80’s as it has with other decades. At least from my point of view. In spite of this, the diversity of sound in rock & roll was evolving with greater velocity. A lot happened in that decade. Here’s a few memories from the 80’s. Things you may hear tomorrow night. Tune in to find out.

 

 

 

7/17/14: Fuzzy Sounds Of Color

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Tripped out colors were the focus last week on the Fuzz Factory because it was time for the latest Sounds Of Color Special Feature. This time I was inspired by The Green Manalishi (With The Two-Pronged Crown). A song named for a type of LSD and written after a drug-induced dream. Go figure.

Make sure to tune into the Fuzz Factory on SCAD-Atlanta Radio. Listen from 8-11 PM (EST) on SCAD-Atlanta Radio (www.scadatlantaradio.org). This week we travel to a very dangerous place, the 80’s. Be there or be square.

In the meantime, here is the playlist from the Sounds Of Color Special Feature, featuring the full spectrum of great rock & roll.

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Yellow Theme – Baroness

Black Velvet Syndrome – Sparzanza

Black Tongue – Mastodon

Clear Blue Sky – Chris Whitley

Turn Blue – The Black Keys

Blue On Black – Kenny Wayne Shepherd

Po Black Maddie – North Mississippi Allstars

Blackwater – Xavier Rudd

Black Isn’t Black – The Black Angels

Colours To Life – Temples

Violet Horizon – Psychic Ills

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

Jackie Blue – The Ozark Mountain Daredevils

Baby Blue – Badfinger

The Green Manalishi (With The Two-Pronged Crown) – Fleetwood Mac

White Room – Cream

Silver Machine – Hawkwind

Rolling Green – Masters Of Reality

Grey Motorcycle – The Make-Up

Blue Rider – Chug

So Blue – Sultan Bathery

Green Room – Dig

Pink Bat – Melvins + Lustmord

Black And Blue – Brand New Sin

White Limo – Foo Fighters

Silver Future – Monster Magnet

Stray White Iron Jim – Wallrus

Pink – Toadies

Black Saturday – Soundgarden

Honey White – Morphine

Blues Before & After – The Smithereens *

Cool Blue Reason – Cake

Blue Agent – Deerhunter

My Black Sabbath – The Limiñanas

White Feather (Turzi Remix) – Wolfmother

Gold Dust Woman – Karen Elson

White Bird – It’s A Beautiful Day

Golden Years – David Bowie

Out Of The Blue – Roxy Music

* listener request

The Green Manalishi (And Other Fuzzy Colors)

Tripped out colors are the focus tonight. Tune into the Fuzz Factory on SCAD-Atlanta Radio TONIGHT from 8-11 PM (EST) for the latest Sounds Of Color Special Feature. I have three hours of great rock & roll ready to go – including a couple of versions of the song posted below, The Green Manalishi (With The Two-Pronged Crown). A song named for a type of LSD and written after a drug-induced dream. Time to trip along in the Fuzz Factory.

7/10/14: AC/DC & Kiss

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Last week on the Fuzz Factory, my Compare/Contrast Special Feature was AC/DC and Kiss. Why? Well, they’re both two bands from my earliest record buying days – I bought vinyl by both bands as a kid. I listened to their albums after Cub Scout meetings. They grabbed my young ears with their riffs. Especially AC/DC, who are the superior musicians by far. In fact, the line “Gene Simmons couldn’t play that bass line,” is repeatedly said by my friends and I when we listen to inventive, well played music.

Beyond that, both bands are masters of the obvious sexual innuendo . Neither are known for their sophisticated lyrical content. In fact, I learned more about sex from AC/DC and Kiss than I did from my parents.

Tune in THURSDAY nights from 8-11 PM (EST) on SCAD-Atlanta Radio (www.scadatlantaradio.org). for the Fuzz Factory with Brett Callero.

So here’s the playlist.
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Keep Your Eyes Peeled – Queens Of The Stone Age

Tumble In The Rough – Stone Temple Pilots

R U Mine? – Arctic Monkeys

Weight Of Love – The Black Keys

Light Of The Morning – Band Of Skulls

Goodnight – Sweetapple

Yer Stoned Italian Cowboy – The Go

Just One Drink – Jack White

Remnants – My Morning Jacket

Brother – Alice In Chains w/Ann Wilson

If I – Animal Bag

MM Abduction – Swervedriver

Encrypted Bounce – Thee Oh Sees

Salvation – Voyager One

Solitude Is Bliss – Tame Impala

New Moon Rising (Fontan Version) – Wolfmother

Well Thought Out Twinkles – Silversun Pickups

So Low – The Suede Brothers

Cloak Of Feathers – The Sword

Parabol/Parabola – Tool

Once More ‘Round The Sun – Mastodon

The Last Question – Fu Manchu

She’s Got The Drugs – Nashville Pussy

Bad Fun – The Cult

Detroit Rock City – Kiss *

Jailbreak – AC/DC

It’s A Long Way To The Top – Jake E. Lee & Lemmy

Black Diamond – Kiss *

Makin’ Love – Thrust

Girls Got Rhythm – AC/DC

Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap – Atomic Bitchwax

Calling Dr. Love – Shandi’s Addiction

Shock Me – Kiss

Words Are Not Enough – Frehley’s Comet

Love Gun – Surfin’ Caesars

Big Balls – The Dwarves

Sin City – AC/DC

Deuce – Kiss

Ride On – AC/DC

* listener request 

Masters Of The Obvious Sexual Innuendo

Tune into the Fuzz Factory TONIGHT from 8-11 PM (EST). Tonight, I compare/contrast AC/DC and Kiss. Why? Well, they’re both two bands from my earliest record buying days. As a kid, I bought vinyl from both bands. Also, as a young boy, it’s easy to see how both bands caught my attention with their looks and hooks. I still remember listening to Kiss albums after Cub Scout meetings. Kiss and AC/DC grabbed my ear with their riffs. Especially those from AC/DC, who are far superior musicians overall.

In addition, it’s so true. Neither AC/DC and Kiss are known for their sophisticated lyrical content. In fact, they’re masters of the obvious sexual innuendo as well. Sometimes it’s good to just say fuck it to eloquent language. Seems right for a hot summer night.