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


Old School Psychedelic Rock

Tonight! The Fuzz Factory will be filled with the sounds of early psychedelic rock. Tune in and trip out. Drop by-a-go-go for three hours on SCAD Atlanta Radio (www.scadatlantaradio.org). 8 – 11 PM (EST)…tonight, tonight, tonight!

Here are classic videos of what I’m talking about:


9/4/14: Classic Rock Cuts The Deepest

rock band names

I gotta admit, it’s been a strange week. Exhausting in an atypical way. All this left me without a grand plan for the playlist so a sense of forced inspiration was called upon. Throughout the week I was playing old music. Things from the 70’s or earlier. I thought about the concept of Classic Rock itself and how it’s become more and more typical in terms of what’s played on commercial radio. Unfortunately, the “deep cuts” are now only found on satellite radio and internet radio shows dedicated to the concept as a whole. With that in mind, I spontaneously put together my version of the deep cut concept.

Classic Rock cuts the deepest. The playlist is listed below.

Make sure to tune into the Fuzz Factory next Thursday (9/11) for the last 3 hour show of the summer. It’s also my birthday. That in itself is a reason to turn the volume up and celebrate. So you’re invited – be there for my birthday party. 9/11 from 8-11 PM on SCAD-Atlanta Radio (www.scadatlantaradio.org).

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Fun House – The Stooges

The Width Of A Circle – David Bowie

Lazy – Deep Purple

Collage – The James Gang

Ballad Of The Hard Man -Thin Lizzy

The Core – Eric Clapton

Make Me Smile/Now More Than Ever – Chicago

Glad – Traffic

Dreams – The Allman Brothers Band

Six Blade Knife – Dire Straits

Ten Years Gone – Led Zeppelin

Ezy Rider – Jimi Hendrix

I’m Coming On – Ten Years After

I’m Your Captain/Closer To Home – Grand Funk Railroad

On The Road Again – Canned Heat

Electricity – Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band

The Changeling – The Doors

Half Moon – Janis Joplin

30 Days In The Hole – Humble Pie

Franklin’s Tower – The Grateful Dead

Sway – The Rolling Stones

Glass Onion – The Beatles

Jump Into The Fire – Harry Nilsson

Climb Up On My Music – Rodriguez

Buick Mackane (original version) – T. Rex

Big City Funk – Dennis Coffey

Liar – Argent

When You Dance, I Can Really Love – Neil Young

Perfection – Badfinger

Nothing In This World Can Stop Me Worry ‘Bout That Girl – The Kinks

Bootleg – Creedence Clearwater Revival

Bummer In The Summer – Love

Fearless – Pink Floyd

Making Memories – Rush

Need Your Love – Cheap Trick



Classic Rock Cuts The Deepest

Tonight I compete with the NFL for the first time all year. I like football, so I wish there was a Friday night NFL game instead. Regardless, this week it’s just Green Bay vs. Seattle. Turn the sound down on the Packers getting pounded by the Seahawks and listen to the Fuzz Factory.

Classic Rock cuts the deepest. Don’t you think?

Fighting Trucks

Truckfighter at Truck Stop

Last week I was on the road fighting trucks. Not really, but I realized I was wearing this shirt and had to take a photo at a truck stop. I had to get back on the road quick, I didn’t want to have to explain that my shirt is the name of a band from Sweden to a group of angry truckers.

The Fuzz Factory returns next Thursday night from 8-11 PM (EST) on SCAD-Atlanta Radio. Be there. Get your real rock & roll fix.

The Fuzz Factory with Brett Callero, saving rock & roll radio – one week at a time.

11/7/13: Lou Reed

Lou Reed had the best frown in rock & roll. Completely horizontal and a perfect representation of his entire career in music. Regardless of the subject, Lou Reed primarily presented a dark vision of humanity in his songs. The results were as true as it gets.

This week on the Fuzz Factory, I played some of my favorite Lou Reed songs as a tribute to his career and cultural legacy. Personally, I find the Velvet Underground era his greatest contribution to rock & roll. He always remained a progressive artist in his solo career, however that all pales in comparison to the VU. It really does.

Rock & roll radio is still going strong. Get hip to the Fuzz Factory – and if you like what you hear, go tell all the people you know and even some you don’t know. Preach on about the Fuzz Factory in all it’s majestic glory. Spread the word. Silky smooth style. The Fuzz Factory – saving rock & roll radio one week at a time.

I came out of the gates roaring and eventually mellowed out while making the transition to the Lou Reed feature. Here is the Velvet Fuzz playlist:

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Mercury – Clutch

Long Whip/Big America – Corrosion Of Conformity

Sweet Remain – Vista Chino

Orbiter – Fu Manchu

Parabol/Parabola – Tool

SuperChrist – Smashing Pumpkins

Fall On Me – King’s X

Always On The Run – Lenny Kravitz

Dust Radio – Chris Whitley

Stull – Urge Overkill

Ride On/Right On – Phosphorescent

That I Do – Wye Oak

I Would Hurt A Fly – Built To Spill

Halfway Paralysed – The Godfathers

(Tony This Song Is Called) Lou Weed – The Dandy Warhols

Waiting For My Man – The Velvet Underground

Vicious – Lou Reed

Walk On The Wild Side – Kendra Morris

Sweet Jane – Cowboy Junkies

The Gift – The Velvet Underground

Busload Of Faith – Lou Reed

Rock And Roll – The Velvet Underground

Oh Sweet Nothing – The Velvet Underground