9/14/17: Queens Of The Stone Age and the Desert Sessions

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Plenty of new songs and great special feature. That’s what was on the menu this week. Queens Of The Stone Age and the Desert Sessions. As many of you probably know, the Desert Sessions has served as an open door studio group. Josh Homme has also used it as a place to collaborate with others and develop songs for other projects including his main gig Queens Of The Stone Age. Hour was dedicated to that other acts directly related to Queens Of The Stone Age.

So here it is. The one and only playlist.

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In The Clouds – The Cult

New Moon Rising – Wolfmother

Lights Out – Royal Blood

Hoochie Coochie – Band Of Skulls

Days Of Self Destruction – CKY

Sabacia – Nap

The Judge – Rubble Road

April Showers – Royal Thunder

Open Water – King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard

Jettisoned – Thee Oh Sees

Christ Hammer – Melvins

New Day Rising – Hüsker Dü

Never Talking To You Again – Hüsker Dü

Caterpillar March – Kyuss

I’m Your Torpedo – Eagles Of Death Metal

Scumbag Blues – Them Crooked Vultures

All The Same – Joshua Homme

Rickshaw – Desert Sessions

Bring It Back Gentle – Desert Sessions

You Think I Ain’t Worth A Dollar, But I Feel Like A Millionaire – Desert Sessions

In My Head…or Something – Desert Sessions

Sick, Sick, Sick – Vitamin String Quartet

Do It Again – Queens Of The Stone Age

I Was A Teenage Hand Model – Queens Of The Stone Age

Long Slow Goodbye – Queens Of The Stone Age

Feet Don’t Fail Me – Queens Of The Stone Age

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3/16/17: The 90’s Chicago Alternative Music Scene

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I grew up in Chicago and was living there throughout the 1990’s. These were good years. I had a job as an entry level graphic designer, a little money in my pocket and the energy to stay up late and go out often. In that time, the Chicago alternative music scene was kind of a big deal. Seattle exploded and every label was looking for the next scene. There was a lot happening in Chicago, there always is, it’s a seminal music city. However, there weren’t any big rock & roll success stories out of Chicago for a while. Then along came the Smashing Pumpkins. They exploded and a feeding frenzy of bands out of Chicago signing with major labels was underway. Many of these bands were really good. All of these bands were chewed up and spit out by their label and even the biggest of them all, the Smashing Pumpkins started giving their music away for free. The Chicago scene featured many good bands, but it also clearly defined this was the beginning of the end of the music industry as we all knew it. In the beginning of the decade the scene was propped up and somewhat manufactured, by the end of the decade, there was no longer a local music scene anywhere because the digital age of distribution was here.

The second hour of the show was dedicated to the music scene I experienced first hand, the 1990’s Chicago alternative music scene.

Here’s the playlist:

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Violet Eyes – Meat Puppets

Sick And Tired – Everclear

Million Dollar Man – Ammonia

Talkin’ – Ty Segall

Tranny Takes A Trip – Salem’s Pot

World Corp – Filthy Lucre

Urethane – Fu Manchu

Small Talk – The Ponys

Mouthful Of Air – Catherine Wheel

Sound Of Her Laughter – Sugartooth

Appalachian Springs – The Verve

You On The Run – The Black Angels

Siva – Smashing Pumpkins

Revved Up – Triple Fast Action

Stop Draggin’ My Heart Around – Loud Lucy with Louise Post

Drown – Smashing Pumpkins

Tin Foil – Urge Overkill

What Girls Want – Material Issue

Songs About Girls – Catherine

I Know You Love Me – Smoking Popes

Never Said – Liz Phair

Goodbye To Guyville – Urge Overkill

Volcano Girls – Veruca Salt

Quiet Storm King – Fig Dish

Spiritualized & Primal Scream

This week we return to our regular Fuzz Factory programming. Two hours of great rock & roll. Capped off with a feature from two good bands. This week, the comparing and contrasting is between two very influential, British bands, Spritiualized & Primal Scream. Alternative psychedelic rock at it’s soulful best.

Listen tonight from 8-10 PM (EST). SCAD-Atlanta Radio (www.scadatlantaradio.org).

Here’s a taste of what you might here…

8/18/16: 180 Minutes Of 120 Minutes (Part 3)

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The Fuzz Factory returns! I’m back in town. The last two weeks I’ve been on a vacation to Alaska and Vancouver, Canada. I saw many incredible things and had some amazing experiences.

Back in the saddle again, it was time for more 120 Minutes music. 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. Part 3 featured songs from 1996-2003. In my opinion these were the years that alternative rock became timeless. In other words, most everything from this era sounds like it could be new music today.

For me, these years were pretty good years. I bought a ton if music and saw a whole lot of concerts. I still have many vivid rock & roll memories from those years. Those years were transitional ones for me. I left my career in graphic design and earned a MFA in Painting. Big changes were happening at that time.

Here is the playlist:

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Last Cup Of Sorrow – Faith No More

Paranoid Android – Radiohead

It’s Not The End Of The World? – Super Furry Animals

Whatever Happened To My Rock & Roll – Black Rebel Motorcycle Club

Boys Better – The Dandy Warhols

Natural One – The Folk Implosion

6 Underground – Sneaker Pimps

Pepper – Butthole Surfers

The New Pollution – Beck

The Distance – Cake

Stereo – Pavement

Cheapkate – Supergrass

Song 2 – Blur

Going To Town – The Afghan Whigs

Early To Bed – Morphine

Unreal Is Here – Chavez

Sing – Travis

Christiansands – Tricky

Believe – GusGus

Drinking In L.A. – Bran Van 3000

Supersonic – Oasis

Pardon Me – Incubus

The Oaf – Big Wreck

The Good In Everyone – Sloan

The Way We Get By – Spoon

PDA – Interpol

Bound For The Floor – Local H

Flagpole Sitta – Harvey Danger

Hate To Say I Told You So – The Hives

Get Free – The Vines

Mia – Chevelle

The Lost Art Of Keeping A Secret – Queens Of The Stone Age

The Perfect Drug – Nine Inch Nails

Firestarter – The Prodigy

(Can’t You) Trip Like I Do – Filter & The Crystal Method

Let Forever Be – The Chemical Brothers

She Cries Your Name – Beth Orton

Charm Attack – Leona Naess

Your Woman – White Town

The Magic Piper (Of Love) – Edwin Collins

Good Souls – Starsailor

Lucky Man – The Verve

Gold Medal Alternative Rock

Tonight, the Fuzz Factory returns! Returns with gold medal alternative rock. I’m back in town from a vacation to Alaska and Vancouver, Canada. More about that to come. Right now, it’s time to remind you that the Fuzz Factory returns with part 3 of the 180 Minutes of 120 Minutes special feature. This year, I’m playing songs that aired from 1996-2003. Here’s what you might or might not hear:

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

 

 

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: