3/26/15: Adam Franklin of Swervedriver


This week on the Fuzz Factory, I featured Adam Franklin, primarily of Swervedriver fame. I dropped side project and solo work into the feature, in addition to some songs from the mighty Swervedriver.

The timing for this feature was based on the fact that Monday night I saw Swervedriver play at Terminal West here in Atlanta. What a fantastic show. They performed three of the four songs I included here in the Fuzz Factory playlist. I’ve also posted photographs from the concert (see below). It was a great night of music.

Don’t forget to tell your rock & roll friends about the Fuzz Factory with Brett Callero. Listen every Thursday from 8-10 PM (EST) on SCAD-Atlanta Radio (www.scadatlantaradio.org).

Here’s the playlist.

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Crazy Naked Girls – Super Furry Animals

Piranha – Tripping Daisy

I Got No Idols – The Juliana Hatfield Three

Stargaze – Xavier Rudd

Soul Kitchen – The Black Angels

Fireball (EP Version) – Sun Dial

Always On The Run – Lenny Kravitz

If I Were Frank Sinatra – Soulvitamins

Saint – Catherine

Bondye – Goat

Indian – Stoned Jesus

50,000 Unstoppable Watts – Clutch

Prehistoric Dog – Red Fang

The Motherload – Mastodon

Loose Change – Royal Blood

Underground – Jane’s Addiction

Storm – Soundgarden

Duel – Swervedriver

Seize The Day – Adam Franklin

Spring Unseen – Magnetic Morning

Ejector Seat Reservation – Swervedriver

Birdsong – Adam Franklin

Motorway – Magnetic Morning

Deep Wound – Swervedriver

Shining Somewhere – Adam Franklin

Son Of Mustang Ford – Swervedriver



3/19/15: Spring Break Music


Last week was spring break around here at SCAD-Atlanta. Just a week, but it feels more like two days. Not enough time to truly rest, just barely enough time to recover. A friend and I spontaneously decided we had to get to the water, so we drove until we hit the ocean. Two nights on the beach was just what we needed. On the drive back, with her help, I decided that some spring break music was what I should play on the Fuzz Factory that night. Therefore, the playlist was constructed in a quite spontaneous manner and filled with a slightly lighter sound than usual. Consider it the playlist for the picture above.

Spring Break Music = upbeat (and often uplifting) power pop and rock music with a nod to the sun, sunshine and happiness.

This week I’ll be featuring Adam Franklin of Swervedriver. What a great concert that was Monday night!

Here’s the playlist of Fuzz Factory sunshine:

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Le Soleil Est Pres De Moi – Air

Catch The Sun – Doves

All You Good People – Embrace

Pain Killer – Turin Brakes

The Good In Everyone – Sloan

Yesterday’s Over – The Pietasters

It’s Alright, Baby – Komeda

In Love – Fear Of Pop

Love Song – The Dandy Warhols

Papillon – The Twilight Singers

Sun Hits The Sky – Supergrass

Play It Cool – Super Furry Animals

The Friend Song – Drivin’ N’ Cryin’

You’re My Best Friend – Melvins

You’re My Friend – Eels

We Float – PJ Harvey

Universal Heart-Beat – Juliana Hatfield

Spring (At Last) – Paul Weller

Fountain – School Of Fish

Bluebird – Buffalo Springfield

Ride Captain Ride – Blues Image

Saturday In The Park – Chicago

Mandocello – Cheap Trick

U Get Me High – Tom Petty

How Late, How Long – The Sheepdogs

Door Into Summer – Screaming Trees

For A Day Like Tomorrow – Swervedriver

Get Yourself Together – Tahiti 80

Sunshine Girl – The Dirtbombs

No More Rainy Days / Sun Sound Interlude – The Dirtbombs

We Come In The Sunshine – The Dirtbombs

Dirty Harry – Gorillaz

Oye Como Va – Santana

Get Up Offa That Thing – James Brown

Let The Good Times Roll – Little Beaver

Let It Out (Let It All Hang Out) – The Hombres

117 Degrees – Izzy Stradlin

Just The Same Way – Journey

Blackout – Scorpions

Dance The Night Away – Van Halen

Everybody Wants You – Billy Squier

A Dream Away – The Cars

Cars – Gary Numan


What We All Want – Gang Of Four

What We All Want – Gang Of Four

Razor sharp edges that never dull. One of the most perfect songs ever recorded. Simply put, I think this is one of the greatest rock & roll songs ever. Over the years, it’s gotten better and better to my ears and has grown into an all-time favorite.

Tonight I am seeing Gang Of Four at the Variety Playhouse in Atlanta, GA. Can’t wait to hear this one. Dig it.


3/5/15: Hookworms & Goat


The end of the quarter is like a flood. Two weeks of work without break, which is really not unlike a relentless rush of water filling every possible space. Hence, the reason why there was no Fuzz Factory this week. Also the reason why I am just getting to the playlist post.

I featured Hookworms and Goat last week. Two young bands really pushing the boundaries of psychedelic rock and whatever else you want to call it.

The Fuzz Factory returns Thursday, 3/19 at the usual time of 8-10 PM (EST). However, because it’s spring break, I may have a bonus hour of music for you.

Here’s that playlist.

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Sold My Fortune – Sugartooth

Everything Will Be Alright – Sweet Water

Addicted – The Juliana Hatfield Three

To Hell With Poverty – Gang Of Four

Lady, Your Roof Brings Me Down – Scott Weiland

Plan 7 Star Satellite 10 – Swervedriver

Soul One – Blind Melon

Teacher – Bend Sinister

In My Sights – The Sheepdogs

Fresh Blood – Eels

The Killing Season – Mark Lanegan Band

Seven Nation Army – The White Stripes

How Do You Sleep? – The Sights

Careless – Royal Blood

Timed Blues – Dead Sara

Crushed Grass – Thee Oh Sees

The Faker – Ty Segall

Away / Towards – Hookworms

Radio Tokyo – Hookworms

Beginners – Hookworms

Form And Function – Hookworms

Goathead – Goat

Gloat Slaves – Goat

Hide From The Sun – Goat

Run To Your Mama – Goat