8/17/17: Awareness and Escapism


As I mentioned in my previous post, I couldn’t decide which direction to go. Should I go serious and play protest music and music addressing the issues of the day? Should I go light and play music that’s an escape from the issues? I decided to go in both directions. Frequent listeners know this is a big tent rock & roll show. Lots of room in here for both ends of the spectrum. This show was all about awareness AND escapism.

Oh, and yes it’s true. The South IS too fat to rise again.

Here is the playlist:

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Scum – Meat Puppets

Whispering World – Royal Thunder

The South´s Too Fat To Rise Again – Nashville Pussy

Fat Side Up – Tenderloin

Ride The Sky – Mondo Drag

How Did We Get So Dark? – Royal Blood

Sweet Sour – Band Of Skulls

Fool You – King’s X

Harakiri – The Ponys

Dance Pt. 3 – Moon Duo

Western Metaphor – Psychic Ills

Hunt Me Down – The Black Angels

All My Own Stunts – Arctic Monkeys

NPWA – Billy Bragg

The System – Carbon/Silicon

War Pigs – Faith No More

Peace Sells – Megadeth

Roll Right – Rage Against The Machine

The System – The Black Pacific

American Idiot – Green Day

Unacceptable – Bad Religion

White Riot – The Clash

Engines – Mutts

Frances Farmer Will Have Her Revenge On Seattle – Nirvana

When I Was Yesterday – The Brian Jonestown Massacre

The Words That Maketh Murder – PJ Harvey

When She Goes Out – Jucifer

Effigy – Urge Overkill

Jonestown – Concrete Blonde

Drunk On Destruction – Mark Lanegan Band

66 – The Afghan Whigs

Standing In the Way Of Control – Gossip

Dig In – Lenny Kravitz

This Side Of Love – Terence Trent D’Arby

Attracted To You – Terence Trent D’Arby

It’s Your Life – Lenny Kravitz

Vibrator – Terence Trent D’Arby

She Kissed Me – Terence Trent D’Arby

In My Life Today – Lenny Kravitz

What Goes Around Comes Around – Lenny Kravitz




8/10/17: Return From The Road


My summer tour has concluded. Over the last 4 weeks I’ve visited the following cities: Kansas City, St. Louis, Chicago, Cincinnati, Louisville, Washington D.C., Baltimore and Philadelphia. It was three different trip taken almost back to back to back. I did lots of urban exploration and even pasted up some of my street art in Kansas City and Louisville.

There was not much time to prepare for the Fuzz Factory this week. Needless to say, I whipped up a batch of good stuff to play for my dedicated rock & roll listeners. There was a loose theme happening too, about the road. You’ll see that mixed into the playlist.

Speaking of that playlist, here it is.

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Are You Ready? – The Delta 72

Bellbottoms – The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion

How Can A Man With So Many Friends Feel So Alone – Eagles Of Death Metal

Don’t Pretend You Didn’t Know – Dinosaur Jr.

Goodnight – Sweetapple

How It Starts – The Features

Light As A Feather – The Afghan Whigs

King Of The Road – Fu Manchu

Overdrive – Flowerhead

City Of Hate – The Toadies

Kiss The Sun – The Atomic Bitchwax

Higher Time – Electric Citizen

Three Day Road – Birth Of Joy

Encrypted Bounce – Thee Oh Sees

Moth Wings – Pond

Galactic Fugitives – Rubble Road

You Can’t Quit Me, Baby (Live) – Queens Of The Stone Age

Heads Will Roll – The Upper Crust

Oye Vaya – Earl Greyhound

Let The Truth Be Known – Brant Bjork & The Bros

Travelin’ Man’s Blues – Nebula

Gravel Road – Clutch

On The Road Again – Canned Heat

Traveler – Screaming Trees

The Roman Road – Super Furry Animals

Let’s Take A Trip Together – Morphine

Who’s Producing You? – Ty Segall

Road To Rouen – Supergrass

Charlotte Rose – The Suede Brothers

Thus Spoke Candieking – Haiabusa

Road Of Gold – T.S.O.L.

Tranny Takes A Trip – Salem’s Pot

To Travel The Path Unknown – Goat

Hit The Road Jack – Big Youth

Farther On Down The Road – Taj Mahal

7/27/17: Late Night Sounds


This was a new theme, Late Night Sounds. Even though it’s quite subjective, I know it’s one that I’ll revisit many times, because it creates such a great playlist. These are songs that sound best after 1:00 AM. The time of day when the anything and everything is possible. Passion, destruction, reckless despair, excessive behavior, triumphant victory and bitter defeat are all infused into the songs played here.

This show was the second pre-recorded Fuzz Factory. I recorded it a few days before heading out of town. I tuned in from Washington D.C. and listened to myself on the radio.

Here is the playlist from that night.

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Sugar Ray – The Jesus & Mary Chain

Pink Steam – Sonic Youth

Science Killer – The Black Angels

Nightclubbing – Iggy Pop

Party Hard – Pulp

You’re So Pretty – We’re So Pretty – The Charlatans

Christiansands – Tricky

The Dead Walking – The Limiñanas

Curse The Night – The Raveonettes

Midnight Special – Leadbelly

Open Heart Surgery – The Brian Jonestown Massacre

Pup Tent – Luna

Buttercup – Brad

Love Left Us Strangers – Space Needle

Hello It’s Late – Stone Temple Pilots

Fireside – Arctic Monkeys

‘Cause I’m A Man – Tame Impala

Late Night Phone Call – Dramarama

Model Murmur – Chris Connelly

Dissolved Girl – Massive Attack

Endless Repeat – Voyager One

Helpline Operator – The The

Night Spots – The Cars

Stripsearch – Faith No More

Nervous Tech (Nah John) – Thee Oh Sees

Let’s Jump In – Dead Meadow

Better Living Through Chemistry – Queens Of The Stone Age

Seven & Seven – Sugartooth

No More Understanding – The Soup Dragons

Siva – Smashing Pumpkins

Know – Chris Whitley

All Night Thing – Temple Of The Dog

Late In The Day – Supergrass

Pretentious Introspective Song – Soulvitamins

Nightclub Jitters – The Replacements

Hanging On A Curtain – Morphine

Because Of This – Mark Lanegan



7/20/17: Cover Song Spectacular


Here’s the playlist for the Fuzz Factory show from a couple of weeks ago. The latest and one of the greatest cover song spectaculars this show has ever had. Also, big news. This show was the first ever pre-recorded Fuzz Factory. I recorded it a few days before heading out of town. I was traveling and actually tuned in from Baltimore to listen to myself on the radio. Pretty weird, pretty cool.

Here is the playlist from that night.

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Let The Day Begin – Black Rebel Motorcycle Club

Destination Unknown – Replicants

Tomorrow Never Knows – Electric Moon

Save A Prayer – Eagles Of Death Metal

Missionary Man – Ghost

Halo Of Flies – Jello Biafra & The Melvins

Breadfan – Metallica

God Of Thunder – White Zombie

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

A Girl Named Sandoz – Smashing Pumpkins

Can You See Me? – Soundgarden

Bridge Of Sighs – Opeth

Heart Of Gold – Black Label Society

You Keep Me Hangin’ On – Vanilla Fudge

Money – The Doors

Rock The Boat – A-Bones

Hot Child In The City – The Coal Porters

Let’s Stick Together – Bryan Ferry

I Can’t Explain – David Bowie

Couldn’t Get It Right – Fun Lovin’ Criminals

So You Say You Lost Your Baby – Death In Vegas

Run Through The Jungle – Gun Club

Burned – Wilco

Before They Make Me Run – Great Lake Swimmers

It Don’t Come Easy – The Smithereens

Gimme Shelter – Sons Of Hippies

Hello, I Love You – The Dark Horses

Tangled Up In Plaid – Olivier Libaux (feat. Gaby Moreno)

Hey Joe – Charlotte Gainsbourg

Bonnie And Clyde – Luna

Morning Dew – King Loser

Electricity – Sonic Youth

Ignoreland – The Forms

Underdog – The Dirtbombs

Stay Away – Charles Bradley & The Menahan Street Band

I Thank You – ZZ Top

Beer Drinkers And Hellraisers – Tesla

Just Got Paid – Mastodon

Where Have All The Good Times Gone? – Van Halen

D.O.A. – Fu Manchu

Gypsy Eyes – Wo Fat

Freelance Fiend – Handsome Jack

Walk Away – The Mushroom River Band

Shapes Of Things To Come – Gary Moore

6/29/17: Real People & Fictional Characters


Last week the Fuzz Factory had a new special feature, Real People & Fictional Characters. As the title says, the songs were about or inspired by real people or fictional characters. Frequent listeners should expect that with a feature such as this, the spectrum of genres is a bit expanded beyond the usual big tent of hard rock/guitar rock. However, there was still plenty of melodic noise coming through.

Here’s the playlist:

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Ken Carter – Ammonia

Army Of Bono – Clutch

Stallone – MonstrO

Vincent Price – Deep Purple

David William Hughes – Lowrider

Buck Owens – Melvins

Lukin – Pearl Jam

Shirley – L7

Farrah Fawcett – Black Pussy

Bruce Lee – All Them Witches

Kam Fong As Chin Ho – Gozu

John Sinclair – Blind Melon

Like Little Willie John – Mark Lanegan

John Barry – The Godfathers

Rambo – The Features

Frank Sinatra – Cake

Mark David Chapman – …And You Will Know Us By the Trail of Dead

Nietzche – The Dandy Warhols

Erica Kane – Urge Overkill

Iggy & Angus – Sloan

Jack Ruby – Camper Van Beethoven

Alex Chilton – The Replacements

Ballad Of J.C. Holmes – The Cynics

Alec Eiffel – Pixies

Cool As Kim Deal – The Dandy Warhols

Dirty Harry – Gorillaz

Chuck Norris Saves Some Guy – Octopudapolis

Lee Majors Come Again – The Beastie Boys

I’m Saving Myself For Nichelle Nichols (No. 3) – The Dirtbombs

Political Song For Michael Jackson To Sing – The Minutemen

Thunderclap For Bobby Pyn – Sonic Youth

If I Were Frank Sinatra – Soulvitamins

Elvis Is Dead – Living Colour

Eddie Vedder – Local H

Ronnie And Neil – Drive-By Truckers

Alex Nieto – Chuck Prophet

Joe DiMaggio Done It Again – Billy Bragg & Wilco

Hurricane – Bob Dylan

Maggie M’Gill – The Doors

Ballad Of Dwight Fry – Alice Cooper

Neil Young – The Heavy Company

Layne – Black Label Society

Willie Nelson – Clutch

John Brown – Masters Of Reality

6/22/17: Summertime


This week the Fuzz Factory was filled with three hours of great rock & roll. The final hour was a tribute to summer, which arrived this week. Check out the playlist to see what you heard, or missed (depending on your point of view).

Here’s the playlist:

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Into Her Garden / Black Lilly – Colour Haze

Trans Am – Rose Hill Drive

Lord Of The Sky – Kadavar

Words – Sleepy Sun

Blood And Sand / Milk And Endless Waters – All Them Witches

Grab As Much (As You Can) – The Black Angels

Death’s Head Tattoo – Mark Lanegan

Sidewalk Serfer Girl – Super Furry Animals

Unmade Bed – Sonic Youth

Ultimate Painting – Ultimate Painting

Livin’ Alone – Bizi Gara

All-Seeing Eye – Goat

Let Death Become Your Comfort – Grim Tower

20/20 (Tunnel Vision) – Graveyard

Sons Of Thunder – High On Fire

Backwoods Travelin’ – Screamin’ Cheetah Wheelies

Nice Guys (Don’t Get Paid) – Soul Asylum

Prayer – Dramarama

Storm – Soundgarden

Glow – Royal Thunder

So Gently We Go – I Mother Earth

In The Meantime – Spacehog

EL Beach – The Limiñanas

Long Hot Summer Night – The Jimi Hendrix Experience

Blinding Sun – Mudhoney

Summertime Rolls – Jane’s Addiction

Summerland – King’s X

Sunshinin’ – The Vines

Summer – Buffalo Tom

Catch The Sun – Doves

Hard Sun – Eddie Vedder

For The Summer – Ray LaMontagne & The Pariah Dogs

The Sun – Portugal The Man

No More Rainy Days / Sun Sound Interlude / We Come In The Sunshine – The Dirtbombs

Bummer In The Summer – Love

Hot Fun In the Summertime – Sly & The Family Stone


6/14/17: Old School Psychedelic Rock


“You got that rainbow feel, but the rainbow has a beard.”

This week the Fuzz Factory was filled with the expansive and sometimes strangely experimental sounds of early psychedelic rock. I tried to touch on many variations of this new and emerging sound of the 60’s and early 70’s. I discovered some brand new songs in my research for this show and dropped them in the playlist. Mixed in with a few classics (like the one I quoted above) are some really rare tracks. Hope you enjoyed it if you were listening and if you didn’t, look closely at the playlist and discover some of these artist for yourself.

Here’s the playlist:

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I Can See For Miles – The Who

You Talk Sunshine I Breathe Fire – The Amboy Dukes

50,000 Miles Beneath My Brain – Ten Years After

What Would You Do If The Sun Died – The Flock

Nature’s Way – Spirit

Live And Let Live – Love

Franklin’s Tower – The Grateful Dead

All Or Nothing – Small Faces

Sherlock Holmes – The Red Crayola

Motherless Child – Sweetwater

We Can Be Together – Jefferson Airplane

I Feel The Same Way Too – The Open Mind

SWLABR – Cream

Electricity – Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band

You Know – Stone Coal White

Ice Cold Daydream – Shuggie Otis

Sing A Simple Song – Sly & The Family Stone

Climb Up On My Music – Rodriguez

Sunshine Superman – Donovan

Lalena – Deep Purple

Morning Dew – Duane & Gregg Allman

Wondering What Everyone Knows – Budgie

How Does It Feel To Feel? – Creation

I Cannot Stop You – The Cherry Slush

Makin’ Love – Dirty Shames

Pushin’ Too Hard – The Seeds

Inside Looking Out – The Animals

Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Sailor – The Yardbirds

Thoughts – The Truth

Love You To – The Beatles

Pretty Big Mouth – The Count Five

Hard Times All Over – The Boyz

I’ll Make You Pay – The Shady Daze

Faster Than The Speed Of Life – Steppenwolf

Silver Machine – Hawkwind

Sleeping For Years – Atomic Rooster

Enjoy Yourself – Dragonfly

I Wouldn’t Have Thought (Gophers Song) – Steamhammer

Soul Kitchen (Live) – The Doors

Spinning Wheel – Blonde On Blonde

Eight Miles High – The Byrds

Room Full Of Mirrors – Jimi Hendrix

Astronomy Domine – Pink Floyd