11/19/15: Complementary Colors

complementary colors

Complementary colors. If you attend this school, you better know what those are. Over the holidays, I was back home in Chicago and was impressed to learn that my 10, 12 & 13 year old nieces all knew what the complementary colors were. Made me happy.

So yeah, I revisited a popular theme but put a Color Theory spin on it.

Here’s the playlist. Starting with purple/yellow, followed by blue/orange and red/green.

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The Purple Bear – Polvo

Yellow Elevator #2 – The Black Angels

Purple Moon – Sultan Bathery

Yellow Moon – Pearl Jam

Blue Orchid – The White Stripes

Blue Rose – Sweet Cobra

Pale Blue Eyes – Kadavar

Ethereal Blue – Thumlock

Orange – Love Battery

Blue Moon Rising – Gomez

Camp Orange – Cornershop

Out Of The Blue – Roxy Music

Jackie Blue – The Ozark Mountain Daredevils

Orange Crush – R.E.M.

Blue River – Sister Psychic

Orange Airplane – Screaming Trees

Blue Is Beautiful – The Make-Up

Blue Green Olga – The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion

The Green Green Grass – The American Analog Set

Green Belly – Ty Segall

Red Morning Light – Kings Of Leon

Red Light Green Light – Wellwater Conspiracy

The Color Green – Zakk Wylde

Cherry Red – The Groundhogs

Green Mind – Dinosaur Jr.

Green To Me – Hum

Red – The Suede Brothers

Green Machine – Kyuss



7/17/14: Fuzzy Sounds Of Color


Tripped out colors were the focus last week on the Fuzz Factory because it was time for the latest Sounds Of Color Special Feature. This time I was inspired by The Green Manalishi (With The Two-Pronged Crown). A song named for a type of LSD and written after a drug-induced dream. Go figure.

Make sure to tune into the Fuzz Factory on SCAD-Atlanta Radio. Listen from 8-11 PM (EST) on SCAD-Atlanta Radio (www.scadatlantaradio.org). This week we travel to a very dangerous place, the 80’s. Be there or be square.

In the meantime, here is the playlist from the Sounds Of Color Special Feature, featuring the full spectrum of great rock & roll.

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Yellow Theme – Baroness

Black Velvet Syndrome – Sparzanza

Black Tongue – Mastodon

Clear Blue Sky – Chris Whitley

Turn Blue – The Black Keys

Blue On Black – Kenny Wayne Shepherd

Po Black Maddie – North Mississippi Allstars

Blackwater – Xavier Rudd

Black Isn’t Black – The Black Angels

Colours To Life – Temples

Violet Horizon – Psychic Ills

The Green Manalishi (With The Two-Pronged Crown) – Judas Priest

Jackie Blue – The Ozark Mountain Daredevils

Baby Blue – Badfinger

The Green Manalishi (With The Two-Pronged Crown) – Fleetwood Mac

White Room – Cream

Silver Machine – Hawkwind

Rolling Green – Masters Of Reality

Grey Motorcycle – The Make-Up

Blue Rider – Chug

So Blue – Sultan Bathery

Green Room – Dig

Pink Bat – Melvins + Lustmord

Black And Blue – Brand New Sin

White Limo – Foo Fighters

Silver Future – Monster Magnet

Stray White Iron Jim – Wallrus

Pink – Toadies

Black Saturday – Soundgarden

Honey White – Morphine

Blues Before & After – The Smithereens *

Cool Blue Reason – Cake

Blue Agent – Deerhunter

My Black Sabbath – The Limiñanas

White Feather (Turzi Remix) – Wolfmother

Gold Dust Woman – Karen Elson

White Bird – It’s A Beautiful Day

Golden Years – David Bowie

Out Of The Blue – Roxy Music

* listener request

The Green Manalishi (And Other Fuzzy Colors)

Tripped out colors are the focus tonight. Tune into the Fuzz Factory on SCAD-Atlanta Radio TONIGHT from 8-11 PM (EST) for the latest Sounds Of Color Special Feature. I have three hours of great rock & roll ready to go – including a couple of versions of the song posted below, The Green Manalishi (With The Two-Pronged Crown). A song named for a type of LSD and written after a drug-induced dream. Time to trip along in the Fuzz Factory.

5/2/13: Sounds Of Color

Everyone loves color. Don’t even think for a second that it’s not true. We can debate degrees, differences and preference until we are out of breath and in our grave. Nothing will change this fact. Every human being has an emotional reaction to color.

Naturally, this translates to music as well. The special feature is the Sounds of Color. Colors are used in lyrics so often because of the descriptive power of color. The Fuzz Factory last week was all about color, and the songs that use color in their title. With a show like this one – I have hundreds of songs to choose from. Therefore weaving together a playlist was a task that was both easy and difficult.  The listeners helped out too.  I received a couple of colorful requests, one from SCAD-Atlanta and one from Kansas City. Nationwide Fuzz!

OK Nationwide Fuzz – if you like rock & roll, especially with a bunch of guitar. Listen to the Fuzz Factory. Get your special delivery on a weekly basis. We’ve got fat riffs, funky grooves and psychedelic pop twists from the last 30 years or so. Tell your rock & roll friends too.

The Fuzz Factory, saving rock & roll radio one week at a time.

Here’s that playlist – full of primaries, secondaries, tertiaries and more.

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My My, Hey Hey (Out Of The Blue) – Neil Young

Brown House On The Green Road – Masters Of Reality

Red – The Suede Brothers

Black Sheets Of Rain – Bob Mould

Color/Stereo – The Streets On Fire

Gray Goes Black – Mark Lanegan Band

I Hear Colors (Chromaesthesia) – The Black Angels

I’m Through With White Girls – The Dirtbombs

Cherry Red – The Groundhogs

Blackheart – Motorhead *

If Crimson Was Your Colour – Witchcraft

White Feather – Wolfmother

Black Fuel Incinerator – The Grifters

Red Lights – Modey Lemon

Blue Light – David Gilmour

Pink And Black – Robert Plant

Into The Pink – Verbena

Road Of Gold – T.S.O.L.

Seeing Red – Minor Threat

Spin The Black Circle – Pearl Jam

White Angel – Lions

7 Shades Of Black – Smashing Pumpkins

Fools Gold – The Stone Roses *

Black Light Fever – The Company Band

Man On The Silver Mountain – Rainbow

Hey Hey, My My (Into The Black) – Neil Young

* = listener request

3/15/12: Fantastic Colors

This show aired on the Ides of March. Therefore I decided to battle the doom and gloom with a rainbow. Therefore we have the latest installment of the Fuzz Factory Fantastic Colors Show, a synesthesia of sorts. The show featured songs that have all the colors of the spectrum in their titles. Experience the magical colors of rock & roll.

Get hip to the Fuzz Factory – and spread the news. Rock & roll radio is still here and still going strong. The Fuzz Factory – saving rock & roll radio, one week at a time.

Here are the synesthesia sounds in the form of a playlist. Listen and see.

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Etherel Blue – Thumlock

Black Flag – King’s X

White – The Cult

Red Morning Light – Kings Of Leon

Gold On The Ceiling – The Black Keys

Black River Killer – Blitzen Trapper

Cool Blue Reason – Cake

Green Chevy – East Ash

Ruby – Kaiser Chiefs *

Blue Tile Fever – Fu Manchu

Black Black Magic – Greenleaf

Blue Snow – Orange Goblin

Silver Rocket – Sonic Youth *

Green Room – Dig

Red Onion – Love Battery

Bury White – Far *

The Girl I Love She Got Long Black Wavy Hair – Led Zeppelin

Green River – Creedence Clearwater Revival

Little Green Bag – George Baker Selection

Blue – The Verve

White Heat – Verma

Green Machine – Kyuss

Black Tongue – Mastodon

White Angel – Lions

Green Ranger – Primus

White Light/White Heat – The Velvet Underground

Red Head Walking – Beat Happening

* = listener request

9/15/11: Fantastic Colors

Just catching up on the playlists. Here is what went down in the Fuzz Factory last week.  The Art School is back in session therefore I thought it was quite appropriate to feature some color theory. Color (or colour, if you prefer) was the special feature. Get your synesthesia here and have a night full of fantastic colors! This feature was a lot of fun and included many listener requests. I will definitely have another show like this down the road.

Tune into the Fuzz Factory, every Thursday night from 8-10 (or 10:30, or 11:00) PM EST. If you like the music, buy it and spread the sound. Go to concerts. Support rock & roll.

Here is the playlist.

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White Cloud – Awesome Color

Yellow Elevator #2 – The Black Angels

Red – The Suede Brothers

The Blue Garden – Masters Of Reality

Red Mosquito – Pearl Jam

Solid Gold – Eagles Of Death Metal

I’m Through With White Girls – The Dirtbombs

The Purple Bear – Polvo

Gold Soundz – Pavement *

Red Light Indicates Doors Are Secured – Arctic Monkeys

Red Light Green Light – Wellwater Conspiracy

The Green Manalishi (With The Two Pronged Crown) – Fleetwood Mac

Green-Eyed Lady – Sugarloaf

Golden Years – David Bowie

Man On The Silver Mountain – Rainbow

Grey Cell Green – Ned’s Atomic Dustbin *

Purple Queens – ewewew

White Belts – Make Up

Green Mind – Dinosaur Jr. *

Violet Eyes – Meat Puppets

White Feather – Wolfmother

Green To Me – Hum *

Blue Helmet – Flood

Blackness – Truckfighters

Blue – Smashing Pumpkins

Blue Moon Rising – Gomez

Dead Red Eyes – Archers Of Loaf

Sproston Green – The Charlatans

* = listener request