2/1/18: Ty Segall


Last week, I featured a guy named Ty Segall. This dude puts out a new album, as a soloist or part of a band, two or three times a year. That’s some prolific production there. In fact, he’s just released a new double album. I’ll play some of that one in the coming weeks. I played some solo material and songs he’s recorded as a band.

Catch you on the flip side. Here’s the playlist:

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Illuminated Man – Love Battery

We Are Floating – Archie Bronson Outfit

Machinery – Jason Loewenstein

Sick On Love – Bad Spell

I Don’t Believe In You – The Godfathers

Wonder – Kingdom Of The Holy Sun

You Don’t Know What Love Is (You Just Do As You’re Told) – The White Stripes

Lucky Dutch – Radio Moscow

Love At High Speed – My Sister’s Machine

Just For Kicks – Salem’s Pot

Bad Luck Blue Eyes Goodbye – The Black Crowes

Loser – Cracker

Dead Love – The Charlatans

Don’t Love You – TV On The Radio

alt.end – The Cure

Hard As A Stone – A-Camp

Keys To The Castle – Thee Oh Sees

Break A Guitar – Ty Segall

Say Hello – Fuzz

Fuzz’s Fourth Dream – Fuzz

Time – Ty Segall & White Fence

Loose Sutures – Fuzz

(I Can’t) Get Around You – Ty Segall & White Fence

Green Belly – Ty Segall

Take Care (To Comb Your Hair) – Ty Segall

Feel – Ty Segall



1/25/18: Brad, Satchel & Pigeonhed


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

1/11/18: Deftones & Primus


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

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

12/14/17: Final Show Of 2017


2017 is nearing it’s end. I think we’re gonna survive it too. I think 2016 did a good job of bracing us. We were prepared for a shitty 2017. On a related or unrelated note (depending on your perspective), the Fuzz Factory this week was a bit heavy on the psychedelics. Hehe.

At the end of the show I had a brief tribute to Pat DiNizio (The Smithereens) and Malcolm Young (AC/DC). Rest in peace.

Here’s the playlist. Catch you on the flip side, in 2018.

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Whatever Hippie Bitch – The Brian Jonestown Massacre

The Holy Mountain – The Auras

Gonna Live – The Ghost Wolves

Pinkman – Stay

Hearts On Fire – Black Cab

Thoughts In My Mind – Kingdom Of The Holy Sun

She’s Broken – The Ponys

Way Out West – Verbena

Voyage Into Dreams – Jeff The Brotherhood

King Of Mars – Monster Magnet

Third Eye Surgery – Baby Woodrose

Lies From You – CKY

Cold Dark Place – Mastodon

Take Me Down – The Pretty Reckless

Never Fade – Sun Dial

A Trick With No Sleeve – Alain Johannes, Dave Grohl & Joshua Homme

Mile Markers – The Dead Weather

Puppet On A String – Night Beats

Sing Along – The Spyrals

Honolulu Nights – Sick Hyenas

Blues Before & After – The Smithereens

House We Used To Live In – The Smithereens

Behind The Wall Of Sleep – The Smithereens

Girls Got Rhythm – AC/DC

Sin City – AC/DC

Ride On – AC/DC