5/25/17: Morphine


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


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)…

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


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

2/3/11: Best of the 90’s (Part 1)

This week was the first installment of the eagerly awaited and highly anticipated ALL 90’s Fuzz Factory!  Aw yeah.

This month it is all 90’s all the time.  This should be extra special, considering that I have more 90’s music than any other decade. For those of you that we not around or too young to know, the 90’s were generally speaking an magnificent decade for rock and roll music. It was the decade when hard rock and alternative music came together to form dozens of sub-genres and exploded into a thousands of different rock sounds.

The 90’s show has also proven to be popular with listener requests.  On this show, Helmet, Ministry and Corrosion Of Conformity were all requested by listener(s).  It got extra fuzzy because that’s way the listeners like it too.

So, without further delay – I present the playlist for the Fuzz Factory Best of the 90’s – Part 1.

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Searching With My Good Eye Closed – Soundgarden

Balloon – Catherine Wheel

No, You Don’t – Nine Inch Nails

Start Choppin’ – Dinosaur Jr.

99% – Soul Asylum

Season – Ash

Neenah Menasha – Sponge

Ashes To Ashes – Faith No More

One Time Too Many – PJ Harvey

Dogman – King’s X

Dry Heaves (Of The Well-Adorned) – Menthol

This Is War – The Godfathers

A Change Is Gonna Come – Swervedriver

It Falls Apart – Odds

If It Feels Good Do It – Sloan

Serve The Servants – Nirvana

I Control, I Fly – Monster Magnet

Satan’s Bed – Pearl Jam

Overrated – Helmet *

Drowning In A Daydream – Corrosion Of Conformity *

Filth Pig – Ministry *

Eatin’ Dust – Fu Manchu

Obvious – Jane’s Addiction

Chowder – The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion

Rock ‘N’ Roll Star – Oasis

(* = listener request)