Tonight, the Yardbirds Legacy

TONIGHT on the Fuzz Factory, I explore the legacy of the Yardbirds. One of the most important rock & roll bands of all time. Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck and Jimmy Page all played with the Yardbirds at one time or another. Tonight, I’ll play some of their songs and play cover versions of their songs and also play songs they covered.

It’s gonna be great. Be there.


3/23/17: Rock & Roll From Ireland


It’s still March. The St. Patrick’s Day hangover lingers. Last week I featured rock & roll from Ireland. Most of the second hour was dedicated to musical artist from the Emerald Isle.

Here’s the playlist:

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Awake – Godsmack

Check My Brain – Alice In Chains

Black Tongue – Mastadon

Living On The Edge – The Hazytones

Crawl Out From The Fall Out – Thee Oh Sees

Color/Stereo – The Streets On Fire

The Break – Urge Overkill

How Do You Sleep? – The Sights

Zodiac Sign – Imperial Drag

Spacey And Shakin’ – Pete Droge

And We Just Pressed The Alarm Button – Deaf Radio

The World Is Yours – Red Lama

Everybody Daylight – Brightblack Morning Light

Xurf – Nap

Floatin’ In My Hoodoo Dream – Thee Hynotics

Surrender – U2

Emerald  – Thin Lizzy

Soon – My Bloody Valentine

Boomerang II – U2

Out In The Fields – Gary Moore/Phil Lynott

Don’t Believe A Word – Gary Moore/Phil Lynott

Rosalie – Thin Lizzy

One Tree Hill – U2

3/16/17: The 90’s Chicago Alternative Music Scene


I grew up in Chicago and was living there throughout the 1990’s. These were good years. I had a job as an entry level graphic designer, a little money in my pocket and the energy to stay up late and go out often. In that time, the Chicago alternative music scene was kind of a big deal. Seattle exploded and every label was looking for the next scene. There was a lot happening in Chicago, there always is, it’s a seminal music city. However, there weren’t any big rock & roll success stories out of Chicago for a while. Then along came the Smashing Pumpkins. They exploded and a feeding frenzy of bands out of Chicago signing with major labels was underway. Many of these bands were really good. All of these bands were chewed up and spit out by their label and even the biggest of them all, the Smashing Pumpkins started giving their music away for free. The Chicago scene featured many good bands, but it also clearly defined this was the beginning of the end of the music industry as we all knew it. In the beginning of the decade the scene was propped up and somewhat manufactured, by the end of the decade, there was no longer a local music scene anywhere because the digital age of distribution was here.

The second hour of the show was dedicated to the music scene I experienced first hand, the 1990’s Chicago alternative music scene.

Here’s the playlist:

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Violet Eyes – Meat Puppets

Sick And Tired – Everclear

Million Dollar Man – Ammonia

Talkin’ – Ty Segall

Tranny Takes A Trip – Salem’s Pot

World Corp – Filthy Lucre

Urethane – Fu Manchu

Small Talk – The Ponys

Mouthful Of Air – Catherine Wheel

Sound Of Her Laughter – Sugartooth

Appalachian Springs – The Verve

You On The Run – The Black Angels

Siva – Smashing Pumpkins

Revved Up – Triple Fast Action

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

Drown – Smashing Pumpkins

Tin Foil – Urge Overkill

What Girls Want – Material Issue

Songs About Girls – Catherine

I Know You Love Me – Smoking Popes

Never Said – Liz Phair

Goodbye To Guyville – Urge Overkill

Volcano Girls – Veruca Salt

Quiet Storm King – Fig Dish

The 90’s Chicago Alternative Music Scene

Tonight on the Fuzz Factory, I’ll be featuring highlights from the alternative rock scene in Chicago during the 1990’s. It was a good time – lived through it first hand. Be there – 8PM (EST) on SCAD-Atlanta Radio (

What artists would this include? Well, tune in and see!

Here’s a clue (starting with one of my favorite videos of all time)…

3/9/17: Deep Purple & Aerosmith


Welcome to the Fuzz Factory. Home of thick guitar riffs, psychedelic rock twists, spaced out grooves and more cowbell.

This week the Compare/Contrast feature was two of the heavy hitters in the rock & roll world. Aerosmith & Deep Purple. Both bands have had more than one life. Aerosmith has had virtually the exact same lineup therein entire history. Deep Purple on the other hand have changed members often, with the rhythm section remaining the main constant. Both bands have stretches where one could argue they were the biggest hard rock band in the world. For the set of their music tonight, I featured their best years. Early 70’s for Deep Purple. Mid 70’s for Aerosmith. When both bands were popular but still hungry for more. When they rode the edge in more wats than one, and fell over that edge on more than one occasion.

I also played a few brand new songs as well. They were mixed in with rock and roll released over the last 30 years or so. Umm, yeah, the playlist rocked, but what else would you expect from the Fuzz Factory. Tune in every Thursday night 8-10 PM (EST) on SCAD-Atlanta Radio (

Here’s the playlist.

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By Crooked Steps – Soundgarden

Angel Eyes – Jerry Cantrell

You’re So Vague – Queens Of The Stone Age

A Perfect Day Elise – PJ Harvey

Witches Hand – Popstrangers

My Iron Lung – Radiohead

Backteeth – Elevator To Hell

Yesterday’s Blowin’ Back – Dead Meadow

Break A Guitar – Ty Segall

We Are Floating – Archie Bronson Outfit

Smile – The Go

When You Were Mine – The Church

Hot Thoughts – Spoon

Fact 67 – The Brian Jonestown Massacre

Top Yourself – The Raconteurs

Street Fighting Sun – Blitzen Trapper

Shela – Aerosmith

Lord Of The Thighs – Aerosmith

Combination – Aerosmith

Round And Round – Aerosmith

Space Trucking’ – Deep Purple

No One Came – Deep Purple

Sail Away – Deep Purple

Perfect Strangers – Deep Purple

Deep Purple & Aerosmith

Tonight on the Fuzz Factory, I’m gonna feature a couple of heavy hitters at the end of the show. Aerosmith and Deep Purple. Gonna only feature the prime years, when they were young, hungry and filled with toxins.

Beyond that, I’ve got plenty of great rock & roll to play for you. Including brand new songs from Ty Segall and The Brian Jonestown Massacre.

Here’s a taste of what you could hear…

3/2/17: The Anatomically Correct Show


Let me just stop for a moment to talk about time and how it flies by. Yeah, most of you reading this know I am a professor here at SCAD-Atlanta. I’m definitely a middle aged man at this point in my life. However, I don’t feel old, at least not most of the time. Every once in a while something reminds you of how old you really are. For example, when you’re watching an old movie, thinking it’s about 10 years old when it’s really over 20 years old. Things like that happen more and more these days. Life moves fast. We all know this, but I swear it moves faster the older you get.

Life moves fast. Yes it does. I’ve been hosting the Fuzz Factory every Thursday from 8-10 PM (EST) for almost a decade now. Amazing.

The latest show was a return to one of my favorite themes, the human body.

Here’s the playlist.

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Between The Eyes – Love Battery

Speaking In Tongues – Eagles Of Death Metal

The Air Near My Fingers – The White Stripes

Kick In The Teeth – Supergrass

Hands Around My Throat – Death In Vegas

The Hand That Feeds – Nine Inch Nails

Club Foot – Sugartooth

Brain Of J. – Pearl Jam

Spleen Merchant – Clutch

See The World With Your Own Eyes – Kadavar

Over My Head – King’s X

Hand Of Doom – Brownout

A Head With Wings – Morphine

Hand Of Man – Django Django

Bad Luck Blue Eyes Goodbye – The Black Crowes

Senses (Angel On My Shoulder) – The Charlatans

Explosive Mouth – T. Rex

Space Eyes – Drivin ‘N’ Cryin

Tongue – Butthole Surfers

Brand New Face – Mudhoney

Mouth Mountain – Holy Wave

Toe Cutter – Thumb Buster – Thee Oh Sees

Keep Your Eyes Peeled – Queens Of The Stone Age

Bring Me The Head Of The Fortune Teller – Swervedriver

The Hand – Ty Segall

Face Pollution – Soundagrden

The Brain Center At Whipples – Melvins

Trip At The Brain – Suicidal Tendencies