3/8/18: Dead Meadow & Fu Manchu


Dead Meadow & Fu Manchu were my feature last week. I just saw Dead Meadow in concert last weekend. The timing of this Fuzz Factory feature was not a coincidence.

Here’s the playlist:

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The Mothership Has Landed – System 13

Cloak Of Feathers- The Sword

Words Of Evil – Kadavar

Wait A Minute – The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion

Nuclear War (On The Dance Floor) – Electric Six

Candy-O – Electric Frankenstein

Space (I Believe In) – Pixies

Let’s Talk About Cars – Butthole Surfers

Crystal Anis – The Limiñanas

Smokin’ – Super Furry Animals

Every 1’s A Winner – Ty Segall

Hares On The Mountain – All Them Witches

Golden Dawn – Goat

Defector – Black Mountain

Jesus East – Black Cab

Hundred Mile High City – Ocean Color Scene

5th Season – Paul Weller

Roseland – The Atomic Bitchwax

3 – Fireball Ministry

Eatin’ Dust – Fu Manchu

The Bargain – Fu Manchu

Urethane – Fu Manchu

Over The Edge – Fu Manchu

Sleepy Silver Door – Dead Meadow

That Old Temple – Dead Meadow

At Her Open Door – Dead Meadow

What Needs Must Be – Dead Meadow


Dead Meadow & Fu Manchu

Tonight, the Fuzz Factory features a couple of old fuzzy favorites: Dead Meadow and Fu Manchu. Tune into SCAD-Atlanta Radio (www.scadatlantaradio.com) tonight from 8-10 PM (EST).

You might hear things like this…

Hung Out To Dry – Fu Manchu

TONIGHT (12/12) is the last Fuzz Factory Big Rock Show of 2013. Tune in for the latest installment of the Full On Fuzz Rock Show. FOUR HOURS (yes, FOUR HOURS) of super fat fuzzed out riffs, heavy grooves, psychedelic trips, electric guitars plugged into bass amps, the fuzz pedal used in full force and abundant use of cowbell. Listen on SCAD-Atlanta Radio from 8-Midnight (EST).

10/17/13: Brant Bjork

Hello. Hello to anyone willing to read what I post about the Fuzz Factory, my weekly indulgence. This week my special feature was highlighting the career of fuzz rock extraordinaire, Brant Bjork, one of the coolest guys in rock & roll. He’s so cool, he keeps his wallet in the fridge (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3mp8KrTq62I).

Brant Bjork flies under the radar even though he has been involved in numerous projects over the last 20+ years. He’s still doing his thing and I wanted to give his some well deserved respect. Most notably, Brant Bjork was a founding member and drummer for Kyuss while still in high school. The iconic band’s name was his idea.

After leaving Kyuss he joined Fu Manchu, a band he produced a few years earlier. His solo career has been the focal point after leaving Fu Manchu in 2001. Brant Bjork has released several solo albums in which he is the vocalist and guitarist. Most recently, he reunited with two former Kyuss members to form the new band VIsta Chino, whose debut disc was released this summer. Bjork has also been associated with the following acts: Ché, Mondo Generator, Ten East, Fatso Jetson, De-Con, Yellow #5 and the Desert Sessions collaborative.

Besides the feature – I played lots of great music including brand new songs by the Dirtbombs and Blitzen Trapper. I also dropped in a couple of songs from local musician Ben Lawless.

So there you have it. The Fuzz Factory. By design, it’s a two hour decompression chamber, filled with just the right sounds to take me from the art classroom to the art studio. My hope is that the Fuzz Factory vibe can do something similar for listeners as they head into the end of their week of work. That’s my theory and I hope it comes through in the music. I never underestimate the powers of rock & roll.

Don’t forget to join me the next two Thursday nights for the Fuzz Factory Halloween Special! Next week (10/24) and Halloween night! More songs about ghosts, devils, demons, witches and good old-fashioned evil stuff.

Here is the playlist from Thursday night.

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I’m Not Invisible – Rocket From The Crypt

Cracker Box – Tenderloin

Theater In The Round – Half Hour To Go

Remember When (Side B) – The Black Keys

Scene Of A Perfect Crime – Concrete Blonde

Art Class (Song For Yayoi Kusama) – Superchunk

Thirsty Man – Blitzen Trapper

One Good Reason – Bob Mould

Open Your Eyes – Sun Dial

An Unkind – Soundgarden

Get Low – Toadies

Dirty Goodbyes – Verbena

Demon Called Deception – Grant Lee Buffalo

What We All Want (Dandy Warhols Remix) – Gang Of Four

Spring Fling – Ben Lawless

No Angels – Ben Lawless

Exile On My Street – The Ponys

Torture – The Cure

We Come In The Sunshine – The Dirtbombs

Lion Wings – Brant Bjork & The Bros

Smarty Pants – Brant Bjork & The Operators

Let The Truth Be Known – Brant Bjork & The Bros

Blue Demon – Ché

Thinkin’ Out Loud – Fu Manchu

As You Wish – Vista Chino

You’re Alright – Brant Bjork

My Ghettoblaster – Brant Bjork & The Operators

8/26/10: Fu Manchu

The show got off to a late start this week.  Must have been an accident, on I75-85, because the connector was all backed up.  Therefore, I had to jump around using primarily Piedmont Rd. and West Peachtree St. to get to the studio.  Good thing I was thinking about tonight’s feature or else I may never made it to the airwaves. “King of the road sez you move too slow!”

Yes – it’s true. Tonight’s special feature* on the Fuzz Factory was fuzz rock band extraordinaire, Fu Manchu.  Yes – one of the best at what they do.  Their riffs are not the toughest to play, but have you ever heard that fuzz in you face any better way?  If there was ever a band that proves it’s not what you play, but how you play it, it’s Fu Manchu.  The second hour is all Super Fuzzmatic Deluxe!  A hefty set of Fu Manchu in honor of their visit to Atlanta next week.

One reminder – there will be no show next week.  No Fuzz Factory on 9/2/10.  Regular scheduling resumes the following week. Thursdays from 8-10pm (EST).

Here’s the playlist.

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Train Going Backwards – Dramarama

Set The Ray To Jerry – Smashing Pumpkins

Roll Call – Peter Murphy

Pup Tent – Luna

Satellite Eye – Voyager One

0 for 1 – Poster Children

Get Right – Pearl Jam

Stereo – Pavement

Unfair – Pavement

Leaky Lifeboat – Sonic Youth

Plastic Man, You’re The Devil – Pink Mountaintops

Riverboat – Howlin’ Rain

Pretty Please – Verbena

Dancing Fool – Butthole Surfers

Mongoose (original version) – Fu Manchu *

Over The Edge – Fu Manchu *

Urethane – Fu Manchu *

Regal Begal (live) – Fu Manchu *

Tunnel Vision – Fu Manchu *

Swami’s Last Command – Fu Manchu *

D.O.A. – Fu Manchu *

Eatin’ Dust – Fu Manchu *

The Bargain – Fu Manchu *

Laserblast! (live) – Fu Manchu *

Trackside Hoax – Fu Manchu *

Solid Hex – Fu Manchu *

Godzilla – Fu Manchu *

Evil Eye – Fu Manchu *