7/24/14: Totally 80’s


Yeah. Last week we traveled to a very dangerous place, the highly flammable 80’s.

It’s the first ever Totally 80’s Fuzz Factory. Dangerous because there were a lot of experiments gone wrong in the 80’s There also were plenty of great bands from the 70’s that lost it all in the 80’s. Let’s just say, not everything has aged well. So yeah, 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. Listen to songs from the decade and you’ll hear that one end is almost completely different from the other. A lot happened in that decade. Here’s a few memories from the 80’s. Songs you know and songs you may have forgotten.

There is no show this week. I’ll be at an artist residency making art. Lucky me. The Fuzz Factory on SCAD-Atlanta Radio will return next Thursday 8/7/14. Listen from 8-11 PM (EST) on SCAD-Atlanta Radio (www.scadatlantaradio.org).

Here’s the playlist. Totally rad, of course:

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Lunatic Fringe – Red Rider

Strange Dreams – Frank Marino & Mahogany Rush

Even It Up – Heart

Stone In Love – Journey

Tonight It’s You – Cheap Trick

She’s A Runner – Billy Squier

Turn Me Loose – Loverboy

New Girl Now – Honeymoon Suite

Fantasy – Aldo Nova

Street Of Dreams – Rainbow

Ah Leah! – Donnie Iris

On The Loose – Saga *

Crosseyed And Painless – Talking Heads

Girl U Want – Devo

I Know What Boys Like – The Waitresses

Red Skies – The Fixx

A Dream Away -The Cars

Suspicion – Gene Loves Jezebel

The One Thing – INXS

Paralysed – Gang Of Four

One More Time – The Clash

99 Red Balloons – 7 Seconds *

Bittersweet – Hoodoo Gurus

Surrender – U2

Entre Nous – Rush *

Who’s Behind The Door? – Zebra

Youth Gone Wild – Skid Row

Rocket Queen – Guns N’ Roses *

Flying High Again – Ozzy Osbourne

Give It All – Ratt

Inside Out – XYZ

Too Late For Love – Def Leppard

Breaking The Chains – Dokken

2 Minutes To Midnight – Iron Maiden

Peace Sells – Megadeth

Creeping Death – Metallica

* listener request



7/10/14: AC/DC & Kiss


Last week on the Fuzz Factory, my Compare/Contrast Special Feature was AC/DC and Kiss. Why? Well, they’re both two bands from my earliest record buying days – I bought vinyl by both bands as a kid. I listened to their albums after Cub Scout meetings. They grabbed my young ears with their riffs. Especially AC/DC, who are the superior musicians by far. In fact, the line “Gene Simmons couldn’t play that bass line,” is repeatedly said by my friends and I when we listen to inventive, well played music.

Beyond that, both bands are masters of the obvious sexual innuendo . Neither are known for their sophisticated lyrical content. In fact, I learned more about sex from AC/DC and Kiss than I did from my parents.

Tune in THURSDAY nights from 8-11 PM (EST) on SCAD-Atlanta Radio (www.scadatlantaradio.org). for the Fuzz Factory with Brett Callero.

So here’s the playlist.
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Keep Your Eyes Peeled – Queens Of The Stone Age

Tumble In The Rough – Stone Temple Pilots

R U Mine? – Arctic Monkeys

Weight Of Love – The Black Keys

Light Of The Morning – Band Of Skulls

Goodnight – Sweetapple

Yer Stoned Italian Cowboy – The Go

Just One Drink – Jack White

Remnants – My Morning Jacket

Brother – Alice In Chains w/Ann Wilson

If I – Animal Bag

MM Abduction – Swervedriver

Encrypted Bounce – Thee Oh Sees

Salvation – Voyager One

Solitude Is Bliss – Tame Impala

New Moon Rising (Fontan Version) – Wolfmother

Well Thought Out Twinkles – Silversun Pickups

So Low – The Suede Brothers

Cloak Of Feathers – The Sword

Parabol/Parabola – Tool

Once More ‘Round The Sun – Mastodon

The Last Question – Fu Manchu

She’s Got The Drugs – Nashville Pussy

Bad Fun – The Cult

Detroit Rock City – Kiss *

Jailbreak – AC/DC

It’s A Long Way To The Top – Jake E. Lee & Lemmy

Black Diamond – Kiss *

Makin’ Love – Thrust

Girls Got Rhythm – AC/DC

Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap – Atomic Bitchwax

Calling Dr. Love – Shandi’s Addiction

Shock Me – Kiss

Words Are Not Enough – Frehley’s Comet

Love Gun – Surfin’ Caesars

Big Balls – The Dwarves

Sin City – AC/DC

Deuce – Kiss

Ride On – AC/DC

* listener request 

Masters Of The Obvious Sexual Innuendo

Tune into the Fuzz Factory TONIGHT from 8-11 PM (EST). Tonight, I compare/contrast AC/DC and Kiss. Why? Well, they’re both two bands from my earliest record buying days. As a kid, I bought vinyl from both bands. Also, as a young boy, it’s easy to see how both bands caught my attention with their looks and hooks. I still remember listening to Kiss albums after Cub Scout meetings. Kiss and AC/DC grabbed my ear with their riffs. Especially those from AC/DC, who are far superior musicians overall.

In addition, it’s so true. Neither AC/DC and Kiss are known for their sophisticated lyrical content. In fact, they’re masters of the obvious sexual innuendo as well. Sometimes it’s good to just say fuck it to eloquent language. Seems right for a hot summer night.

4/12/12: Childhood Favorites (Part 2)

As usual the Fuzz Factory rocked on, but this week it was more than that – it was Rock’em Sock’em Robots!

This week was the exciting conclusion to my Childhood Favorites special feature (just like an early 80′s sitcom, this special feature was to be continued). This week the Fuzz Factory continued to be filled with my guilty pleasures from the 70′s and early 80′s. It was fun to open the vault and play some of the things I enjoyed in my earliest days of listening music. I still didn’t get to play many of the songs I loved as a child. Someday down the road – this will be a feature again.

Here is the Childhood Favorites Part Deux playlist. As you can see the it’s sprinkled with classics and one-hit wonders. I wasn’t listening to unreleased tracks and B-sides when I was 9 years old. Get hip to the Fuzz Factory – and if you like what you hear, go tell somebody. Rock & roll radio is still going strong. The Fuzz Factory – saving rock & roll radio, one week at a time.

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Do It Again – Steely Dan

On The Loose – Saga

Long, Long Way From Home – Foreigner

Children Of The Sun – Billy Thorpe

Over The Mountain – Ozzy Osbourne

The Last In Line – Dio

The Number Of The Beast – Iron Maiden

Don’t Tell Me You Love Me – Night Ranger

Deeper And Deeper (long version) – The Fixx

Cars – Gary Numan

Once In A Lifetime – Talking Heads

Whip It – Devo *

On Top Of The World – Cheap Trick

The Rockford Files – Mike Post

Girls – Dwight Twilley

Shadow Of A Doubt (A Complex Kid) – Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers

Salt In My Tears – Martin Briley

867-5309 (Jenny) – Tommy Tutone

My Sharona – The Knack

The Break Up Song – The Greg Kihn Band

I Shot The Sheriff – Eric Clapton

Brown Sugar – The Rolling Stones

Burnin’ For You – Blue Öyster Cult

Voices – Russ Ballard

The Window – The Steve Miller Band

T.N.T. – AC/DC

Blackout – Scorpions

Living After Midnight – Judas Priest *

Round & Round – Ratt

Into The Fire – Dokken

Monkey On Your Back – Aldo Nova

When It’s Over – Loverboy

Those Shoes – Eagles

Feeling That Way/Anytime – Journey

She’s A Beauty – The Tubes

Lorelei – Styx

Barracuda – Heart

* = listener request

4/5/12: Childhood Favorites (Part 1)

This week was a very special Fuzz Factory. If that last sentence sounds like a heartfelt introduction to a 1980’s sitcom, you are in the right frame of mind for this show.  This week the Fuzz Factory featured my Childhood Favorites.  For my generation, childhood favorites refers the 70’s and early 80’s.

We had a special guest of SCAD-Atlanta in the studio with us for this show. Yes, my good friend Joe Vance flew in from Los Angeles to speak to SCAD-Atlanta students about his work as an art director for Disney. Joe is a big fan of rock & roll and a regular listener of the Fuzz Factory. Joe and I went to college together and are the same age. Therefore, he brought some of his childhood favorites with him as well.  Childhood favorites are fun to play even if they are sometimes a guilty pleasure. Since we had so many songs, next week will be part two!  Make sure to tune in.

Get hip to the Fuzz Factory – and if you like what you hear, go tell somebody. Rock & roll radio is still going strong. The Fuzz Factory – saving rock & roll radio, one week at a time.

Here is the Childhood Favorites playlist.

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Stone Cold – Rainbow

Freedom – Jimi Hendrix

Train, Train – Blackfoot

Swamp Woman – Stranger

Lights Out – U.F.O.

Sacrifice – Holland

Say What You Will – Fastway

Foolin’ – Def Leppard *

25 or 6 to 4 – Chicago

Vehicle – The Ides Of March

Superstition – Stevie Wonder

Liar – Three Dog Night

Sundown – Gordon Lightfoot

I Just Want To Celebrate – Rare Earth

This Beat Goes On/Switchin’ To Glide – The Kings

She – KISS

We’re An American Band – Grand Funk

A Passage To Bangkok – Rush *

Heading Out To The Highway – Judas Priest

Strange Dreams – Frank Marino & Mahogany Rush

Who’s Behind The Door? – Zebra

Ah Leah! – Donnie Iris

* = listener request

6/3/10: Songs From The Playground

Summer break is here!  The Fuzz Factory is also here!  Tune in this summer – because the show must go on.  Thursdays 8-10 pm.

Once again, we kicked out the jams on Fuzz Factory. This week, friend of the show, Tarin Eicher was the guest host. This weeks special feature* was Grade School Rock: Songs from the Playground.

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Lightbringer – Nebula

Stray – Unida

Ten Cent Pistol – The Black Keys

Monte Gargano – Truckfighters

Caligulove – Them Crooked Vultures

Ice Hockey Hair – Super Furry Animals

Too Much Information – The Police*

Priviledge – The Fixx*

Are Friends Electric? – Tubeway Army (Gary Numan)*

Shoo Be Doo/Candy-O – The Cars*

Put The Finger On You – AC/DC*

Art School – The Jam*

Zodiac Sign – Imperial Drag

Anything Except The Truth – Eagles Of Death Metal

Oye Vaya – Earl Greyhound

I Burn – Toadies

‘Til Kingdom Come – Dead Meadow

Forever – Screaming Trees

Tantalized – The Church

The Sad Punk – Pixies

Soon – My Bloody Valentine

Northpole Butterfly – East Ash

Laredo – Band Of Horses

Angels – Black Mountain

Summerland – King’s X