1/11/18: Deftones & Primus


Happy New Year, let’s hope 2018 brings good things, especially to those in genuine need. It felt good to be back in the saddle again. Back in the saddle in the classroom and here in the SCAD-Atlanta Radio studio.

This week’s Compare/Contrast feature was Deftones and Primus. Both bands hail from Northern California. Both bands have pushed the boundaries of heavy rock & roll. On a personal level, both bands have been an acquired taste for me. Both bands have grown on me over the years. Other than that, I just wanted to make sure the playlist had some consistent muscle in order to start out the year strong.

Here’s the first Fuzz Factory playlist of 2018:

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Tribulation Nation – Kadavar

House Of Doom – Black Label Society

For The Sake Of Argument – Black Pussy

Hopeless Case Of A Kid In Denial – The Hellcopters

Best Of A Bad Situation – Wolfmother

Highway Tune – Greta Van Fleet

Second Chance – The Tom Collins

Taste – Maids Of Gravity

Waste It On – Silversun Pickups

Monsoon – …And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead

One More Astronaut – I Mother Earth

Deep Space Bound On The Edge Of Reality – Jeff The Brotherhood

Down To the Bottom – Baby Woodrose

Heaven Knows – The Pretty Reckless

Peace Pipe – Cry Of Love

Shoot To Thrill – Halestorm

Out Of Sight – The Spyrals

2033 – METEO

Don’t You Ever – The Natural History

Jerry Was A Race Car Driver – Primus

Hennepin Crawler – Primus

American Life – Primus

Over The Electric Grapevine – Primus

Swerve City – Deftones

Digital Bath – Deftones

Beauty School – Deftones

Hole In The Earth – Deftones


1/5/17: Out With The Old, In With The New


New. A word that has many meanings. In this instance, I’m of course referring to the new year. Also, songs with new in the title, alluding to new attitudes, new beginnings, new opportunities, etc. I even dropped in a few new songs, which is yet another meaning of the word new.

So, out with the old, in with the new. Here it is, the first playlist of 2017:

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Pale Moon – Asteroid

Biker No. 2 – Brant Bjork

New World – Black Nasa

New Fang – Them Crooked Vultures

Young Man Blues – Motorpsycho

New Flesh – Fuzz

IOU – Awesome Color

Rita Mae Young – The Record Company

Brand New Girl – Billy Garner

Mustang Ranch – Black Joe Lewis & The Honeybears

American Goldwing – Blitzen Trapper

Ambulance – The Amazing

See Forever – Indian Jewelry

Goatband – Goat

New Direction – The Black Lips

New Girl Now – Honeymoon Suite

New Health Rock – TV On The Radio

Crumbling Down – Polvo

Same Dress New Day – Tripping Daisy

Moth Wings – Pond

Barcelonian – Vista Chino

New Crown – Wolfmother

Servants – Wooden Shjips

Dawn Rising – Red Fang


1/7/16: New Year, New Beginnings

Have a fuzzy new year! Ready or not, 2016 has arrived.

The first Fuzz Factory show of 2016 was loosely themed about the concept of new. New beginnings, new things, new attitudes.

Within the mix, I played a song from a band out of Orlando called Rubble Road. Met members of this band at The Atomic Bitchwax concert last Fall. I told them about this big rock show and they hooked me up a song to play to the world through the internet. Pretty cool.

Tune into the Fuzz Factory tonight for the annual Halloween special. The Fuzz Factory with Brett Callero, 8-10 PM (EST) on SCAD-Atlanta Radio (www.scadatlantaradio.org). Saving rock & roll radio – one week at a time.

Here’s the playlist:

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In The New Age – King’s X

New Number One – Black Market Flowers

One We Go – Ten Foot Wizard

Form And Function – Hookworms

Wait Let’s Go – Thee Oh Sees

Goatchild – Goat

New Drug Queens – Pink Mountaintops

New Health Rock – TV On The Radio

New Age Power – King Loser

Slaughterhouse – Awesome Color

How Can A Man With So Many Friends Feel So Alone – Eagles Of Death Metal

New Skin – Incubus

Shock Me – Baroness

The Beginning, At Last – Black Label Society

Wizard Staff 320 – Rubble Road

New World – Black Nasa

New Flesh – Fuzz

Start Moving – Lions

Keep On Moving – Birth Of Joy

New Way Home – Foo Fighters

The Line – Royal Thunder

Birth Ritual – Soundgarden

New World Order – Megadeth

The New High – Truckfighters

You Think I Ain’t Worth A Dollar, But I Feel Like A Millionaire – Desert Sessions

Eatin’ Dust – Fu Manchu


Fuzzy New Year

Happy New Year. Tonight is the first Fuzz Factory of 2016. Tonight’s show will feature the standard fare: thick guitar riffs, psychedelic rock twists and spacey grooves. Very tasty rock & roll indeed.

The Fuzz Factory. Thursdays from 8-10 PM (EST) on SCAD-Atlanta Radio (www.scadatlantaradio.org).

Join me for the new and the new.