1/25/18: Brad, Satchel & Pigeonhed

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Last week the Fuzz Factory featured the vocals of Shawn Smith. A singer based in Seattle with a forgettable name but unforgettable voice. He is lead vocalist for Brad, Satchel and Pigeonhed. Good stuff.

Here’s the playlist:

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Marathon Man – The Icarus Line

Motivation – Tripping Daisy

Stretchmarker – Baroness

Clean My Wounds – Corrosion Of Conformity

Funeral Bell – Black Label Society

Dawn Rising – Red Fang

Glow – Royal Thunder

Do It Again – Queens Of The Stone Age

Laserblast! – Fu Manchu

Oaxaca – Awesome Color

On And On – Curtis Harding

Born To Die – King Khan & The Shrines

 On A Rope – Rocket From The Crypt

Now I’m A Fool – Eagles Of Death Metal

Wear You Out – TV On The Radio

Texas Cowboy – Sick Hyenas

The Rain – The Spyrals

Battle Flag – Pigeonhed

Equilibrium – Satchel

Drop It Down – Brad

Marry Me – Pigeonhed

Needle And Thread – Brad

Takin’ It Back – Satchel

We – Brad

I Don’t Know – Brad

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Shawn Smith On Vocals

Tonight’s Fuzz Factory feature is a little known but well respected vocalist named Shawn Smith. He’s been on vocals in the bands, Pigeonhed, Satchel and Brad. However, you might know him most as a sampled voice. See below.

1/11/18: Deftones & Primus

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Happy New Year, let’s hope 2018 brings good things, especially to those in genuine need. It felt good to be back in the saddle again. Back in the saddle in the classroom and here in the SCAD-Atlanta Radio studio.

This week’s Compare/Contrast feature was Deftones and Primus. Both bands hail from Northern California. Both bands have pushed the boundaries of heavy rock & roll. On a personal level, both bands have been an acquired taste for me. Both bands have grown on me over the years. Other than that, I just wanted to make sure the playlist had some consistent muscle in order to start out the year strong.

Here’s the first Fuzz Factory playlist of 2018:

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Tribulation Nation – Kadavar

House Of Doom – Black Label Society

For The Sake Of Argument – Black Pussy

Hopeless Case Of A Kid In Denial – The Hellcopters

Best Of A Bad Situation – Wolfmother

Highway Tune – Greta Van Fleet

Second Chance – The Tom Collins

Taste – Maids Of Gravity

Waste It On – Silversun Pickups

Monsoon – …And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead

One More Astronaut – I Mother Earth

Deep Space Bound On The Edge Of Reality – Jeff The Brotherhood

Down To the Bottom – Baby Woodrose

Heaven Knows – The Pretty Reckless

Peace Pipe – Cry Of Love

Shoot To Thrill – Halestorm

Out Of Sight – The Spyrals

2033 – METEO

Don’t You Ever – The Natural History

Jerry Was A Race Car Driver – Primus

Hennepin Crawler – Primus

American Life – Primus

Over The Electric Grapevine – Primus

Swerve City – Deftones

Digital Bath – Deftones

Beauty School – Deftones

Hole In The Earth – Deftones

The Fuzz Factory Returns Tonight

Don’t call it a comeback! I’ve been here for years!

Holiday break has ended and school is back in session. That means the Fuzz Factory is back too. Tune in tonight for two hours of great rock & roll (www.scadatlantaradio.org).

Tonight’s compare/contrast feature is Deftones and Primus. Two heavy bands with a touch of the weird. Sounds good to me.

Sounds like a good way to start 2018.

 

Move On Up In 2018

Far too many people are struggling. Far too many of my friends, the people I care about most, are going through difficult times. I do what I can to help, but I’m always wishing I could do more.

I can be a negative person from time to time, but those are just moments. My overall outlook is quite positive. It likely due to my tenacious spirit. I keep going. One thing that keeps me going is music. I like finding meaning in the right song at the right time. That’s what this post is all about. I send this song out to everyone I know that needs a little help in any way. Happy New Year to you, especially to you. Stay strong in 2018. Stay uplifted as best you can. Don’t let the bastards get you down.

Hush now child, and don’t you cry
Your folks might understand you, by and by
Move on up, toward your destination
You may find from time to time
Complication

Bight your lip, and take a trip
Though there may be wet road ahead
And you cannot slip
So move on up for peace will find
Into the steeple of beautiful people
Where there’s only one kind

So hush now child, and don’t you cry
Your folks might understand you, by and by
Move on up, and keep on wishing
Remember your dream is your only scheme
So keep on pushing

Take nothing less – than the second best
Do not obey – you must keep your say
You can past the test
Just move on up, to a greater day
With just a little faith if you put your mind to it you can surely do it

Just move on up
Move on up
But move on up
Oh child, but just move on up
But move on up
Move on up