7/21/16: 180 Minutes Of 120 Minutes (Part 1)

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Did you watch 120 Minutes on MTV? I did. Pretty regularly too, especially in the 90’s. One of my regular listeners suggest 120 Minutes as a show theme. I thought it was a fantastic idea. The only problem, so many songs to choose from, how would I fit it all on one show. There are so many good song to play I decided to break it down according to the years the videos for these songs aired on the show. The first week featured songs from 1986-1991.

I hope you relived some good memories. For me these years were the end of high school and college.

Here is the playlist:

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Only A Memory – The Smithereens

Birth, School, Work, Death – The Godfathers

Blow At High Dough – The Tragically Hip

Preacher Man – Fields Of The Nephilim

Wasteland – The Mission

Lips Like Sugar – Echo & the Bunnymen 

Bittersweet – Hoodoo Gurus

Bury Your Love Like Treasure – The Blue Aeroplanes

World Shut Your Mouth – Julian Cope

Praying Mantis – Don Dixon

Real, Real, Real – Jesus Jones

Stigmata – Ministry

Down In It – Nine Inch Nails

Can U Dig It? – Pop Will Eat Itself

We Care A Lot – Faith No More

Jerry Was A Race Car Driver – Primus

Seattle – Public Image, Ltd.

No New Tale To Tell – Love And Rockets

Gravitate To Me – The The

E = MC2 – Big Audio Dynamite

Blues From A Gun – The Jesus And Mary Chain

The Only One I Know – The Charlatans

She Bangs The Drums – The Stone Roses

Stop Me If You Think You’ve Heard This One Before – The Smiths

Groovy Train – The Farm

Kansas – The Wolfgang Press

Suspicion – Gene Loves Jezebel

There’s No Other Way – Blur

Colors (Take Me Away) – T.S.O.L.

Half Man Half Boy – Thee Hypnotics

The Kids Are Insane – Urge Overkill

I’m An Adult Now – Pursuit Of Happiness

Rock & Roll Band – Mano Negra

Wild Blue Yonder – The Screaming Blue Messiahs

Up All Night – The Boomtown Rats

Lovesong – The Cure

She Sells Sanctuary – The Cult

Tantalized – The Church

 

 

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180 Minutes Of 120 Minutes

Tonight is the first in a four part series featuring the playlists from the groundbreaking MTV show 120 Minutes. There are so many good song to play I decided to break it down according to the years the videos for these songs aired on the show. Tonight, I’m playing songs from 1986-1991.

Make sure to tune in tonight, It’ll sound a lot better than Drumpf’s big speech. 8-11 PM (EST) on SCAD-Atlanta Radio (www.scadatlantaradio.org).

Here’s a sample of what I’m talking about:

5/26/16: Hair Band Glam Jam

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This show was a lot of fun. I visited the world of 80’s metal, or better known as hair metal. Much of the new music I listened to during my adolescence hasn’t aged well. I readily admit that. That’s why I consider it a guilty pleasure. There’s plenty to forget about that era that for sure. For this special feature I wanted to find songs that represented that time well overall. I’m sure it was enjoyable to listen to as it was to put together.

 

Here’s the playlist, and like a morning hangover, it starts with the hair of the dog:

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Hair Of The Dog – Guns N’ Roses

Guilty – Tora Tora

Inside Out – XYZ

Gypsy Road – Cinderella

Living After Midnight – Judas Priest

Metal Health (Bang Your Head) – Quiet Riot

Untied And True – Bang Tango

Comin’ Under Fire – Def Leppard

Never Enough – L.A. Guns

Madeleine – Winger

New Thing – Enuff Z’Nuff

Words Are Not Enough – Frehley’s Comet

Scared – Dangerous Toys

Fantasy – Aldo Nova

You Give Me All I Need – Scorpions

Looks That Kill – Mötley Crüe

Youth Gone Wild – Skid Row

Dreams In The Dark – Badlands

One Good Lover – Ratt

Burning Like A Flame – Dokken

River Of Love – Lynch Mob

Edison’s Medicine – Tesla

Slide It In – Whitesnake

Outta Love Again – Van Halen

Over The Mountain – Ozzy Osbourne

Rainbow In The Dark – Dio

What We All Want – Gang Of Four

What We All Want – Gang Of Four

Razor sharp edges that never dull. One of the most perfect songs ever recorded. Simply put, I think this is one of the greatest rock & roll songs ever. Over the years, it’s gotten better and better to my ears and has grown into an all-time favorite.

Tonight I am seeing Gang Of Four at the Variety Playhouse in Atlanta, GA. Can’t wait to hear this one. Dig it.

 

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?

The 80’s Were Dangerous But Worth The Risk

…or something like that.

Yeah. This week we travel to a very dangerous place, the 80’s. It’s the first ever Totally 80’s Fuzz Factory. The Fuzz Factory on SCAD-Atlanta Radio. Listen from 8-11 PM (EST) on SCAD-Atlanta Radio (www.scadatlantaradio.org). Be there or be square. Got it? Your ears will give you a high five.

One thing is for certain. Time has not been as kind to the 80’s as it has with other decades. At least from my point of view. In spite of this, the diversity of sound in rock & roll was evolving with greater velocity. A lot happened in that decade. Here’s a few memories from the 80’s. Things you may hear tomorrow night. Tune in to find out.

 

 

 

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.