5/25/17: Morphine

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Last week my special feature on the Fuzz Factory was the one and only Morphine. A three piece band from Boston led by vocalist/bass player, Mark Sandman. I was fortunate to have seen Morphine in concert five times way back in the 1990’s. Mark Sandman tragically died of a heart attack mid-performance in 1999. In case you’re not familiar, Morphine featured drums, saxophone and bass guitar. That might not seem like much but it was so much more than the sum of it’s parts. Morphine’s sound was low and thick. In my not so humble opinion, Morphine was the greatest rock & roll band without a guitar that ever was! The feature also included Treat Her Right, a band led by Mark Sandman before he formed Morphine. I also played a song from Twinemen, a band featuring the surviving members of Morphine.

No particular reason to feature Morphine this week. Perhaps because it’s the end of the school year and I’m in search of a cure for pain.

Listen to the Fuzz Factory, Thursdays from 8-10 PM (EST) on SCAD-Atlanta Radio (www.scadatlantaradio.org).

Here’s the playlist:

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Douchebags On Parade – Mudhoney

Away – Toadies

Dead End Friends – Them Crooked Vultures

Mind Your Manners – Pearl Jam

Little Cream Soda – The White Stripes

Gold – Mount Carmel

Faith To Believe – Liquid Jesus

Burn In Hell – Tenderloin

Point Of View – The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion

Troubled Land – King Loser

Mexican Radio – Polvo

Guilt – Smoke

All Tricked Out – Leslie

Fresh Blood – Eels

Duna – Nap

Gathering Of Ancient Tribes – Goat

Copernicus – The Afghan Whigs

I Wanna Be Your Friend Again – Concrete Blonde

Turn Me Loose – The Record Company

Hitched – The Kills

Sharp Sounds – The Sheepdogs

I Think She Likes Me – Treat Her Right

You Don’t Need Money – Treat Her Right

Spinner – Twinemen

You Speak My Language – Morphine

Moons Of Jupiter – Morphine

All Wrong (Live) – Morphine

Yes – Morphine

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The 90’s Chicago Alternative Music Scene

Tonight on the Fuzz Factory, I’ll be featuring highlights from the alternative rock scene in Chicago during the 1990’s. It was a good time – lived through it first hand. Be there – 8PM (EST) on SCAD-Atlanta Radio (www.scadatlantaradio.org).

What artists would this include? Well, tune in and see!

Here’s a clue (starting with one of my favorite videos of all time)…

Thee Hypnotics and Sun Dial: Two Bands Ahead Of Their Time

TONIGHT, the Fuzz Factory is on from 8-10 PM (EST). Tonight’s show will feature music from two bands that were well ahead of their time. Thee Hypnotics and Sun Dial made most of their music in the late 80’s and early 90’s. They floated against the grain by playing a style of music that would be often imitated and popularized by other bands in subsequent years. These are two bands that Fuzz Factory listeners should get to know. Check out tonight’s show to hear 4 songs from each.

Here’s a sample…

 

 

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:

7/28/16: 180 Minutes Of 120 Minutes (Part 2)

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Once again, 180 minutes of 120 Minutes on the Fuzz Factory. As I mentioned last week, 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 2 featured songs from 1991-1996, what I would say were the golden years of alternative rock.

For me, these years were perhaps the best of my lifetime. These years were my first years out of college. In those days, I was buying a lot of music and seeing a lot of concerts. I still have many vivid rock & roll memories from those years.

Here is the playlist:

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Smells Like Teen Spirit – Nirvana

I’ll Stick Around – Foo Fighters

Here And Now – Letters To Cleo

Not Sleeping Around – Ned’s Atomic Dustbin

Reverence – The Jesus & Mary Chain

Detachable Penis – King Missile

Cosmic Dick – Gwen Mars

Connection – Elastica

Butterfly Wings – Machines Of Loving Grace

Bad Luck – Social Distortion

Chase The Dragon – Beasts Of Bourbon

Only Shallow – My Bloody Valentine

A Girl Like You – The Wolfgang Press

I See You – Juliana Hatfield

Safari – The Breeders

Rave Down – Swervedriver

Waydown – Catherine Wheel

Orange Crush – R.E.M.

In The Name Of The Father – Black Grape

Elevate My Mind – Stereo MC’s

Daughters Of The Kaos – Luscious Jackson

Sabotage – The Beastie Boys

100% – Sonic Youth

Afro – The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion

N.W.O. – Ministry

Nothing – Stabbing Westward

In The Meantime – Helmet

Glamorous – The Jesus Lizard

Interference – Cop Shoot Cop

Sex On Wheelz – My Life With The Thrill Kill Kult

Army Of Me – Björk

Metal Mickey – Suede

Born Of Frustration – James

Rapture – Seed

Underwhelmed – Sloan

Watch The Girl Destroy Me – Possum Dixon

The Ghost At #1 – Jellyfish

Super Sex – Morphine

Last Goodbye – Jeff Buckley

Jack Names The Planets – Ash

I Don’t Know Why I Love You – The House Of Love

Born In ’69 – Rocket From The Crypt

Caught By The Fuzz – Supergrass

Another 180 Minutes Of 120 Minutes

Tonight is the second in a four part series featuring the playlists from the groundbreaking MTV show 120 Minutes. As I mentioned last week, there are so many good song to play I decided to break it down according to years. The years the videos for these songs aired on the show. This is also likely (not always) the year the song was first released. Tonight, I’m playing songs from 1991-1996, which are probably the golden years of alternative rock.

Make sure to tune in tonight, 8-11 PM (EST) on SCAD-Atlanta Radio (www.scadatlantaradio.org).

Please note, after tonight, there will be no Fuzz Factory the next two weeks. I’ll be on vacation in Alaska and Vancouver.

Here’s a sample of what you might hear tonight:

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