8/17/17: Awareness and Escapism


As I mentioned in my previous post, I couldn’t decide which direction to go. Should I go serious and play protest music and music addressing the issues of the day? Should I go light and play music that’s an escape from the issues? I decided to go in both directions. Frequent listeners know this is a big tent rock & roll show. Lots of room in here for both ends of the spectrum. This show was all about awareness AND escapism.

Oh, and yes it’s true. The South IS too fat to rise again.

Here is the playlist:

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Scum – Meat Puppets

Whispering World – Royal Thunder

The South´s Too Fat To Rise Again – Nashville Pussy

Fat Side Up – Tenderloin

Ride The Sky – Mondo Drag

How Did We Get So Dark? – Royal Blood

Sweet Sour – Band Of Skulls

Fool You – King’s X

Harakiri – The Ponys

Dance Pt. 3 – Moon Duo

Western Metaphor – Psychic Ills

Hunt Me Down – The Black Angels

All My Own Stunts – Arctic Monkeys

NPWA – Billy Bragg

The System – Carbon/Silicon

War Pigs – Faith No More

Peace Sells – Megadeth

Roll Right – Rage Against The Machine

The System – The Black Pacific

American Idiot – Green Day

Unacceptable – Bad Religion

White Riot – The Clash

Engines – Mutts

Frances Farmer Will Have Her Revenge On Seattle – Nirvana

When I Was Yesterday – The Brian Jonestown Massacre

The Words That Maketh Murder – PJ Harvey

When She Goes Out – Jucifer

Effigy – Urge Overkill

Jonestown – Concrete Blonde

Drunk On Destruction – Mark Lanegan Band

66 – The Afghan Whigs

Standing In the Way Of Control – Gossip

Dig In – Lenny Kravitz

This Side Of Love – Terence Trent D’Arby

Attracted To You – Terence Trent D’Arby

It’s Your Life – Lenny Kravitz

Vibrator – Terence Trent D’Arby

She Kissed Me – Terence Trent D’Arby

In My Life Today – Lenny Kravitz

What Goes Around Comes Around – Lenny Kravitz




Going Both Directions

I couldn’t decide what to play tonight. Definitely a tougher time than usual. I was split in many directions. Should I go serious and play protest music and music addressing the issues of the day? Should I go light and play music that is an escape from the issues? I decided to go in both directions. Frequent listeners know this is a big tent rock & roll show. Lots of room in here for both ends of the spectrum. We’ll definitely have that tonight.

Tune in tonight from 8-11 PM (EST) on SCAD-Atlanta Radio (www.scadatlantaradio.org). Here’s a taste of each of those directions.

8/10/17: Return From The Road


My summer tour has concluded. Over the last 4 weeks I’ve visited the following cities: Kansas City, St. Louis, Chicago, Cincinnati, Louisville, Washington D.C., Baltimore and Philadelphia. It was three different trip taken almost back to back to back. I did lots of urban exploration and even pasted up some of my street art in Kansas City and Louisville.

There was not much time to prepare for the Fuzz Factory this week. Needless to say, I whipped up a batch of good stuff to play for my dedicated rock & roll listeners. There was a loose theme happening too, about the road. You’ll see that mixed into the playlist.

Speaking of that playlist, here it is.

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Are You Ready? – The Delta 72

Bellbottoms – The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion

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

Don’t Pretend You Didn’t Know – Dinosaur Jr.

Goodnight – Sweetapple

How It Starts – The Features

Light As A Feather – The Afghan Whigs

King Of The Road – Fu Manchu

Overdrive – Flowerhead

City Of Hate – The Toadies

Kiss The Sun – The Atomic Bitchwax

Higher Time – Electric Citizen

Three Day Road – Birth Of Joy

Encrypted Bounce – Thee Oh Sees

Moth Wings – Pond

Galactic Fugitives – Rubble Road

You Can’t Quit Me, Baby (Live) – Queens Of The Stone Age

Heads Will Roll – The Upper Crust

Oye Vaya – Earl Greyhound

Let The Truth Be Known – Brant Bjork & The Bros

Travelin’ Man’s Blues – Nebula

Gravel Road – Clutch

On The Road Again – Canned Heat

Traveler – Screaming Trees

The Roman Road – Super Furry Animals

Let’s Take A Trip Together – Morphine

Who’s Producing You? – Ty Segall

Road To Rouen – Supergrass

Charlotte Rose – The Suede Brothers

Thus Spoke Candieking – Haiabusa

Road Of Gold – T.S.O.L.

Tranny Takes A Trip – Salem’s Pot

To Travel The Path Unknown – Goat

Hit The Road Jack – Big Youth

Farther On Down The Road – Taj Mahal

7/27/17: Late Night Sounds


This was a new theme, Late Night Sounds. Even though it’s quite subjective, I know it’s one that I’ll revisit many times, because it creates such a great playlist. These are songs that sound best after 1:00 AM. The time of day when the anything and everything is possible. Passion, destruction, reckless despair, excessive behavior, triumphant victory and bitter defeat are all infused into the songs played here.

This show was the second pre-recorded Fuzz Factory. I recorded it a few days before heading out of town. I tuned in from Washington D.C. and listened to myself on the radio.

Here is the playlist from that night.

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Sugar Ray – The Jesus & Mary Chain

Pink Steam – Sonic Youth

Science Killer – The Black Angels

Nightclubbing – Iggy Pop

Party Hard – Pulp

You’re So Pretty – We’re So Pretty – The Charlatans

Christiansands – Tricky

The Dead Walking – The Limiñanas

Curse The Night – The Raveonettes

Midnight Special – Leadbelly

Open Heart Surgery – The Brian Jonestown Massacre

Pup Tent – Luna

Buttercup – Brad

Love Left Us Strangers – Space Needle

Hello It’s Late – Stone Temple Pilots

Fireside – Arctic Monkeys

‘Cause I’m A Man – Tame Impala

Late Night Phone Call – Dramarama

Model Murmur – Chris Connelly

Dissolved Girl – Massive Attack

Endless Repeat – Voyager One

Helpline Operator – The The

Night Spots – The Cars

Stripsearch – Faith No More

Nervous Tech (Nah John) – Thee Oh Sees

Let’s Jump In – Dead Meadow

Better Living Through Chemistry – Queens Of The Stone Age

Seven & Seven – Sugartooth

No More Understanding – The Soup Dragons

Siva – Smashing Pumpkins

Know – Chris Whitley

All Night Thing – Temple Of The Dog

Late In The Day – Supergrass

Pretentious Introspective Song – Soulvitamins

Nightclub Jitters – The Replacements

Hanging On A Curtain – Morphine

Because Of This – Mark Lanegan



7/20/17: Cover Song Spectacular


Here’s the playlist for the Fuzz Factory show from a couple of weeks ago. The latest and one of the greatest cover song spectaculars this show has ever had. Also, big news. This show was the first ever pre-recorded Fuzz Factory. I recorded it a few days before heading out of town. I was traveling and actually tuned in from Baltimore to listen to myself on the radio. Pretty weird, pretty cool.

Here is the playlist from that night.

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Let The Day Begin – Black Rebel Motorcycle Club

Destination Unknown – Replicants

Tomorrow Never Knows – Electric Moon

Save A Prayer – Eagles Of Death Metal

Missionary Man – Ghost

Halo Of Flies – Jello Biafra & The Melvins

Breadfan – Metallica

God Of Thunder – White Zombie

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

A Girl Named Sandoz – Smashing Pumpkins

Can You See Me? – Soundgarden

Bridge Of Sighs – Opeth

Heart Of Gold – Black Label Society

You Keep Me Hangin’ On – Vanilla Fudge

Money – The Doors

Rock The Boat – A-Bones

Hot Child In The City – The Coal Porters

Let’s Stick Together – Bryan Ferry

I Can’t Explain – David Bowie

Couldn’t Get It Right – Fun Lovin’ Criminals

So You Say You Lost Your Baby – Death In Vegas

Run Through The Jungle – Gun Club

Burned – Wilco

Before They Make Me Run – Great Lake Swimmers

It Don’t Come Easy – The Smithereens

Gimme Shelter – Sons Of Hippies

Hello, I Love You – The Dark Horses

Tangled Up In Plaid – Olivier Libaux (feat. Gaby Moreno)

Hey Joe – Charlotte Gainsbourg

Bonnie And Clyde – Luna

Morning Dew – King Loser

Electricity – Sonic Youth

Ignoreland – The Forms

Underdog – The Dirtbombs

Stay Away – Charles Bradley & The Menahan Street Band

I Thank You – ZZ Top

Beer Drinkers And Hellraisers – Tesla

Just Got Paid – Mastodon

Where Have All The Good Times Gone? – Van Halen

D.O.A. – Fu Manchu

Gypsy Eyes – Wo Fat

Freelance Fiend – Handsome Jack

Walk Away – The Mushroom River Band

Shapes Of Things To Come – Gary Moore

7/6/17: Fuzz Americana


Genre hopping at its best on this show, all in the name of the United States. There was an American roots music undercurrent happening throughout all three hours.

Here’s the latest Fuzz Factory playlist:

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I See Georgia – Drivin ‘N’ Cryin

My Head’s In Mississippi – ZZ Top

The Eyes Of Texas – Masters Of Reality

Santa Maria Street – Sand Rubies

Back To Boston – Rosebuds

Italian From New York – Chicago

U.S.A. Dad – Truck Stop Love

American Goldwing – Blitzen Trapper

Laredo – Band Of Horses

New York, New York – Ryan Adams

New York City’s Killing Me – Ray LaMontagne & The Pariah Dogs

Wisconsin – Whitehorse

Ohio – Crosby, Still, Nash & Young

The American Ruse – MC5

Alabama Getaway – The Grateful Dead

Mainline Florida – Eric Clapton

Memphis, Tennessee – Faces

Deep Down In Florida – Muddy Waters

Hey-Hey-Hey-Hey (Going Back To Birmingham) – Little Richard

The Memphis Train – Rufus Thomas

Philadelphia Freedom – Ike & Tina Turner

Mississippi Delta – Bobbie Gentry

The Wasp (Texas Radio And The Big Beat) – The Doors

Alaska – Cactus

Stuck Inside Of Mobile With The Memphis Blues Again – Cat Power

The Night The Lights Went Out In Georgia – Vic Chesnutt

Cold Kentucky Rain – Joltwagon

Tennessee – Chet Atkins & Jerry Reed

Smokies – Barefoot Jerry

Big D – Waylon Jennings

Eight More Miles To Louisville – Grandpa Jones

Birmingham – Shovels & Rope

California Stars – Billy Bragg & Wilco

Memphis In The Meantime – John Hiatt

Handcuffed To A Fence In Mississippi – Jim White

Georgia Vs. Yo La Tengo – Yo La Tengo

New York – U2

I Remember California – R.E.M.

California Dreaming – José Feliciano

Kentucky Red – Mark Curry

Deep In Kentucky – The Box Tops

The Night Chicago Died – Paper Lace

Philadelphia Freedom – Elton John