THE REBEL KIND-VARIOUS ARTISTS (1983)
SOUNDS INTERESTING RECORDS (SILP-011)
"WARD 81"-Starting with clever use of a found voice preaching the horrors of insane asylums, there's a long (but tasty)guitar break and great use of sreams at the climax.The song equates insanity with love, death, and rock'n'roll. Thick and liquidy organ, and a strong dancebeat make "Ward 81" a highlight on an exceptional album.
BATTLE OF THE GARAGES VOL.2
BUCKETFUL OF BRAINS
Anybody interested in garage music, revival or otherwise, should own these. They contain all of the music from the four LPs originally issued, so highlights are many, and a name-droppers paradise: Chesterfield Kings, Deniz Tek, Plasticland, The Cynics, The Fuzztones, Sick Rose, The Pandoras-they're all here.
SAN DIEGO WEEKLY
These contain all of the best of the garage kings from the States and abroad. Cynics, Fuzztones, Chesterfield Kings, Pandoras, Les Thugs, Thee Forgiven, etc, etc. An absolute must-have for any collector.
Martin McMartin - FLIPSIDE
BAD NEWS TRAVELS FAST (1984)
MIDNIGHT 45 (MID 4504)
FREAKBEATFucking great! I'd begun to think their wicked live perform- ances would never get translated to record. An instant classic.
PULSEBEATThe delivery on the two originals here is authentic and inspired, yet fortunately devoid of the purist outlook that sullies the repertoires of such contemporary garage practicioners as the Chesterfield Kings and the Pandoras.
BLITZBlasting screams of hellish proportions! If this record doesn't get your iron-poor blood pumping, give up Rock & Roll, and take break-dancing classes. The Fuzztones have the meat and they deliver!
Ron Rimsite - 99TH FLOOR
LEAVE YOUR MIND AT HOME (1984)
MIDNIGHT 12"EP (MIRLP 105)
FREAKBEAT...this set o'live covers gets into the barn furlongs ahead o'the pack, primarily because guitarist Elan Portnoy's gotta right conceptual grasp on the fact that lotsa good SIX-OH claps JUST THIS SIDE O'METAL in construction. Consequently he sets his amp t' "stun," points his ugly hair at ya, and cuts fuggin' loose.
Byron Coley - FORCED EXPOSUREThese are tales of minds not merely blown but torn out by the roots. There's no mistaking what bag these hipsters are in. Once smitten by this unholy alliance you'll hear voices green and purple, and chances are you'll see things you should never see, too. This record kicks a lot of ass. The Fuzztones offer a unique opportunity to engulf your cranium in lysergic emanations. The Cult Of Fuzz awaits.
Lindsay Hutton - SOUNDS
HANGING OUT AT MIDNIGHT (1984)
VARIOUS ARTISTS - MIDNIGHT MIDLP 127
SCREAMING JAY HAWKINS & THE FUZZTONES - LIVE! (1984)
MIDNIGHT 12"EP (MIRLP 114B)
historic union at New York's Irving Plaza. The backing throws a hole new light onto the 'Tones musical capabilities, the keyboards in particular. No chance of descending to cabaret horror rock with a fundation like these guys kick up. In fact, it'd be nice if some of this marsh gas were to turn up in the band's own efforts.
SOUNDS...with a good solid backing by The Fuzztones (a band that always sounds at least 10 times better than I expect them to), the four tracks presented here move like no old crip EVER did.
Byron Coley - FORCED EXPOSURE
GARAGE SALE - VARIOUS ARTISTS (1985)
ROIR CASSETTE A135
LYSERGIC EMANATIONS (1985)
ABC LP (European) (ABC LP4)
FREAKBEATBrusquely bracing Sixties album. Fiffty trillion times better than the FLESHTONES, probably distant in-laws of the Cramps, the singer halfway into the madhouse. Ultra melodic but arranged in such a way nobody hankers for their old days.
SHE'S WICKED (1986)
ABC 7" 45 rpm w/PS (ABCS 006) and ABC 12" EP (ABCS 006T)
FREAKBEAT"Said my baby's evil/said my baby's bad/gypsies stole my baby/ from her mom and dad". Poetry is it's own reward for the Fuzztones, which is just as well really, because bands as giddily gifted as this seldom get rich.
BAD NEWS (1986)
ABC 12" EP (ABCS 011T))
MAXIMUM ROCKNROLLPrimal garage rock from one of New York's most popular combos, rooted in the Music Machine school, with Elan Portnoy's fuzzed out breaks perfectly blending with Deb O'Nair's sleek urgent organ chords. Then there's lead vocalist Rudi Protrudi, who gives a tough, arrogant preformance.
If elected, I'll put two bands like this in every garage. The Fuzztones fall somewhere between ? and the Mysterians and the Sex Pistols; I'm talkin' rockin', and no dicking around.
ABC Picture disc LP
FREAKBEATMusic from underneath your garage and could easily be the soundtrack for The Addams Family or Munsters television shows. Ghoulish production, superb songwriting, and a lead snarl all delivered by Rudi, that're guaranteed to give you psychedelic nightmares.
LYSERGIC LOVE / LOVELY SORT OF DEATH (1986)
Furlined Vulcano/Purple Helmut (Bootleg Live Album)
FREAKBEATA decent lookin' thing (similar to the Chesterfield Kings' FOSSILS), but the sound is often worse than you'd ever imagine. I dunno if the masterin' got screwed up or what, but this blows.
LYSERGIC EMANATIONS (1986)
Enigma/Pink Dust (72123-1) LP (American version w/ gatefold sleeve)
A fab studio LP released originally in the UK and then, with new graveyard cover art (by Protrudi), and two different tracks, in the States. The sound is pure sixties garage punk - the Seeds, Chocolate Watchband, Yardbirds, Animals, ? and the Mysterians, Standells, Shadows of Knight - produced clearly but without any excessive slickness. Absolutely first rate.
"1-2-5" (1986) 7" SINGLE
(b/w "Just A Dream Away" - The Wipers)
Enigma Europe (CARA 1D 223)
LIVE IN EUROPE (1987)
MUSIC MANIAC (MM006) - Flexi Disc with first 5000
John Storey - BUCKETFUL OF BRAINSOne gnarly thumbscrewer of an album, digging into lotsa lowdown and dirty guitar licks and tons of fuzz, as Rudi Protrudi and the now - departed Deb O'Nair, along with their co-fuzzmongers, dish up sum of the seamiest garage madness yet to assail human eras.
Chris Wodskou - NERVEFuzztones worshippers shouldn't delay snapping up this well housed (with lavish gatefoldsleeve) and nicely recorded live set from their '85 European Tour, especially as the first 5000 include a free flexi with Rat Scabies and Doctor and the Medics helping out on "Gloria" - such is the power of the band that they can even some live back into this ol' chestnut.
John Storey - BUCKETFUL OF BRAINS
Flexi que en principio acompaiiaba a ia version de edicion limitada del Live In Europe que editio Music Maniac. (el de la carpeta despiegable, no el sencilio). Tan solo lieva una cancion. Se trata de la version de Van Morrison, "Gloria", que tue grabada el 14 de julio de 1985 en el FOOT CLUB de Londres, y que tue interpretada por los Fuzztones accompailados de los Doctor and the Medics y Rat Scabies a la guitarra.
NINE MONTHS LATER (1988)
Music Maniac 12" EP (MM013)
The mind is not a computer. Listen carefully in your head to a meaningful song in your past and then throw that same record on your turntable. The real differs from the imagined, doesn't it? That's what makes the Fuzztones special - you can feel the spirit of the Sixties (and Fifties) in their music, but instead of being true to form, they're true to rememberance. In fact, if you want to pick it apart, the Fuzztones could only exist in the 80's. Take the title track of this four song EP, for instance. With it's spooky riff and singer Rudi Protrudi's unrepentant wail, "Nine Months Later" explores the haunting after-effects of a one-night stand - certainly taboo subject matter 20-odd years ago. The organ on "Girl You Captivate Me" may be straight out of '66, but there's a lyrical twist, that would have gotten the song banned in the Sixties. "Greatest Lover In The World" may bring on images of Elvis, but the wild performance would not have been acceptable on the Ed Sullivan show. The Fuzztones are like any living entity - a some of it's past, enlarged to fit the present. This neat and all-too-short EP is guaranteed your musical memory.
Janis Garza - MUSIC CONNECTION
CREATURES THAT TIME FORGOT (1989)
MUSIC MANIAC LP (MMLP020)/Skyclad CD (HEAD 64CD) and LP (HEAD 64)
Demos show just where THE FUZZTONES are at..."99th Floor," "The Witch," and "Riot On Sunset Strip" are all fuzzed up and pounded out at a manic stomping pace!! Why the hell these killers weren't ever released on vinyl is totally beyond me cos they're way ahead of most of the current crop of "psychedelic" bands... tight, trippy, rough, and rabid!!
FREAKBEATThe Fuzztones' original line-up fell apart not long after Lysergic Emanations, but, as Creatures That Time Forgot certifies (in screaming day-glo), not without leaving quite a legacy. Single and compilation tracks are intersperced with demos (neanderthal stomps through "The Witch" and the otherwise unavailable "Fabian Lips" really stimulate the adrenal glands) and deadpan interviews from sources as unlikely as The Larry King Show. Priceless.
BLUE THEMES / 13 WOMEN AND THE ONLY ONE MAN AROUND (1988)
Live Bootleg MINT MINUS (MMR666)
Igor Trypnick - CULT OF FUZZ
"BRAND NEW MAN" - LIVE (1987)
GLITTERHOUSE RECORDS 7" EP (GR 0027)
Free with Glitterhouse magazine.
BLUE THEME (1987) - GERMAN BOOTLEG
Igor Trypnick - CULT OF FUZZ
LOST TRAILS 7" EP - VARIOUS ARTISTS
Vinyl single icluded with Lost Trails fanzine. Includes tracks by Gravedigger 5, the TellTale Hearts, Ugly things, and an inexplicably sped-up live version of "Love at Psychedelic Velocity" by the Fuzztones. Not recommended!
SONGS WE TAUGHT TH FUZZTONES (1989)
MUSIC MANIAC-MMCD 66002
Chris - UNKNOWN GERMAN MAGAZINE (1990)
IN HEAT (1989)
BEGGARS BANQUET/RCA/SITUATION TWO LP (9808-1-H)& CD
L.A. WEEKLY"WHEN I smell meat/I can't retreat/Come on, baby/I'm in heat." Welcome to the world of Rudi Protrudi, the Theopolis P Wildebeast of garage. This is a man who, with one thrust of his spandexed (!) groin makes the animalistic activities of Blackie Lawless seem like those of Curly Watts. This is the man who will probably die with loons around his ankles, a bottle of Jack in his hands and a broad smile on his face. "IN HEAT" is a collection of Protrudi's innermost thoughts, set to a ravaged hump of the most scuzzy, tacky, ballsy psycho-trash rock since Naz Nomad had too much to dream one night. The Fuzztones are old enough not to be out of date, to concoct their brew from the BANANA SPLITS, the irreverent powerkreig of vintage Damned. and the subtlety of Freddy Mercury in the "I Want To Break Free" video. With such literary and musical gems as the title track "Nine Months Later," (moral: "Always wear your rubbers in the rain"), "Me Tarzan, You Jane," and "Charlotte's Remains," the Fuzztones invent an imaginary era for you to revel in
Cathy Unsworth - SOUNDS
HURT ON HOLD (1989)
12" EP and 7" single (1989) SITUATION TWO - SIT 58 Flip side of 45: "Jack the Ripper." EP also includes "I can't control Myself."
NINE MONTHS LATER (1989)
12" EP and 7" single (1989) SITUATION TWO - SIT 61 Flip side of 45: "You Must Be A Witch." EP also includes "Down on the Street." (w/ Ian Astbury
Jolete Macana - GARAGE REVIVALThis 12" keeps the integrity of the bad boy Fuzztones intact. The title song is overrun with enchanting keyboards not unlike "Ward 81," with the chorus picking up in the vein of "Hang on Sloopy." Capable of burning rubber all over your front lawn.
THE BOBJonathan Richman set the pattern for the subject matter, all those adolescent firsts - kiss, drink, guitar, and each and every variant on the boy-girl tangle. This one is a little too real for Jonathan, the girl returning nine months later to deposit a newborn on the boys door. Power ish pop.
IN HEAT TOUR SOUVENIR 10" PICTURE DISC
SITUATION TWO RECORDS (1989) SIT 61
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FIRST FEAST (1989)
VARIOUS ARTISTS BEGGAR'S BANQUET
Compilation featuring The Fuzztones, Love and Rockets, Bauhaus, Flesh For Lulu, The Fall, Peter Murphy, Thee Hypnotics, Gene Loves Jezebel, Pierce Turner, Luxuria, The Ian Lowery Group, Fields of the Nephilim, Passion Fodder and Loop.
4 Song 12" EP/CD - BEGGARS BANQUET/SITUATION TWO (SIT 69)
TROUSER PRESSSin palabras! 4 autenticos canonazos de garage, vox y fuzz!! Ninguna version, les 4 obra de la casa ! Comienza con "Action speaks louder than words", si esta cancion no te levanta el animo es porque te queda pen este mundo. Tras esta, le toca el turno a "I never knew". Tambien aparecio en formato cd maxi.
Jolete Macana - GARAGE REVIVALHeard 'em once, heard 'em million times.
MUSIC MANIAC LP & CD (MM044)
Spike Sommer SOUNDS
TEEN TRASH (1994)
12" LP and CD MUSIC MANIAC (MM88004)
Singles B Sides
MONSTER A GO-GO (1991)
Screamin' Skull LP/CD (HUNTER 134)
Martin McMartin FLIPSIDE
MUSIC MANIAC "GIMMICK" COMPILATION 12" DOUBLE LP)
LYSERGIC EMANATIONS 12"LP and CD (1992)
MUSIC MANIAC MM (included 5 bonus tracks
from John Peel BBC sessions
PURE GARAGE drool from a band who learned every lick they ever played from Lenny Kaye's 'Nuggets' primer and the Cramps' 'Psychedelic Jungle' songbook. The Fuzztones ooze with glow-in-the-dark-grunginess, a psycho-delic monstrosity that squeals like some pet your parents flushed down the toilette when you were a kid. The beast bites back with a set of fresh-from-the-sewer-whole punk scratchings simply gorged with guitar effect. A frenzy-filled freak-out attack which you will either swallow whole or spit on the sidewalk.
NEW MUSICAL EXPRESS
ROMILAR - 12" EP (1992)
MUSIC MANIAC MM 12004
FOR YOUR LONGHAIR PARTY
7" EP Various Artists (1992)
AISHNA ASH 202
LYSERGIC EJACULATIONS (1994)
MUSIC MANIAC RECORDS - MM 052
SUNDAZED MUSIC MUSIC - SC 11045
once again in L.A.
Tim Gassen - MAGNET (1996)
"ONE GIRL MAN" 3 SONG 7" 45
SUNDAZED MUSICEp realizado tras un largo paron de la banda. Lo componen 3 canciones: "One Girl Man" Version Bastante buena que inclurian en algun ep mas. "You Must Be A Witch" que recupera el sonido de los primeros 'Tones y "I'm Gonna Make You Mine". que para mi gusto es la mejor del disco.
"PEOPLE IN ME" B/W "I'M GONNA MAKE YOU MINE" (1998)
MISTY LANE (FREE W/ ISSUE #16)
P.Edwin Letcher - FLIPSIDE
CAVESTOMP! VOLUME 1- CD VARIOUS ARTISTS (1998)
CAVESTOMP RECORDS 001
"FACE OF TIME" B/W "MY BROTHER THE MAN" 7" SINGLE (1994)
R.A.F.R. VOLUME 3 - CD COMPILATION
VARIOUS ARTISTS (2000)
R.A.F.R. RECORDS - RAFR011
Roger Moore - RAZORCAKE
LAS VEGAS SHAKEDOWN - CD COMPILATION - VARIOUS ARTISTS (2000)
MASKED SUPERSTAR RECORDINGS 001
"HELP MURDER POLICE" 3 SONG 7" EP (2001) - TEEN SOUND
Beverly Patterson - THE LANCE MONTHLY
"IDOL CHATTER" B/W "A WRISTWATCH BAND" - 7" 45 (2002)
BEARD OF STARS (BOSS32)
Beverly Patterson - THE LANCE MONTHLY
"HALLUCINATION GENERATION" B/W "GET NAKED" 7" 45 (2003)
DARK ZONE (DZ01)
THEE CAVEEste single contiene dos canciones, que aparecen ensu disco "Salt For Zombies," pero son versiones diferentes a las de dicho ip. En la cara A, "Hallucination Generation" creando un gran ambiente tetrico y ayuado nada menos que por James Lowe de los Electric Prunes. En la cara B, "Get Naked," sin subir las revoluciones y creando un sonido psicodelico a lo largo de la cancion con esa phantom guitar" Ambas canciones son propias de los Fuzztones.
SALT FOR ZOMBIES (2004)- FULL LENGTH CD
SIN RECORDS (SIN001)
MISTY LANE MAGAZINEFirst full length release in 13 years from these legendary garage rock fuzz monsters! Their 23 year career spans at least 13 albums. This album starts where "'Lysergic Emanations' (their 1985 classic) left off. Sixties organ drenched fuzz garage with huge haunting sound!
SUGAR & SPICEAs fine a slice of garage-psych dementia as they come.
COSMIK.COMMaybe, like, their best album EVER!
LITTLE STEVEN (LITTLE STEVEN'S UNDERGROUND GARAGE
BE A CAVEMAN - COMPILATION CD (2004)
THE BEST OF VOXX GARAGE REVIVAL
VARIOUS ARTISTS - VOXX RECORDS (VCD 2073)
NOISY MUSIC ZINE #75
TODOS SOMOS RAMONES (2004)
(WE ARE ALL RAMONE)
TRIBUTE ALBUM - VARIOUS ARTISTS
EVIL FUZZ - DAVIE ALLAN TRIBUTE (2005)
OM OM MUSIC RBKB9 B9
KNIGHTS OF FUZZ
ONLINE BOOK WITH VEIDEO CLIPS
PURPLE CACTUS PRODUCTIONS
The entire contents of the original 300 page Knights of Fuzz 1980-1995 book! More than 100 updated feature articles. Hundreds of reviews. More than 500 pages total! Music videos from the Fuzztones ("Ward 81"), Chesterfield Kings, Gruesomes, Yard Trauma, Marshmallow Overcoat and more! A 20 song, 72 minute MP3 audio compilation of the top garage & psych bands of the revival era - including
Miracle Workers, Sick Rose, The Last, Pandoras,
Vipers, Cynics, and Stomachmouths
LOST IN TYME CD COMPILATION
(w7 2005 issue of 'Lost In Tyme' magazine)
SALT FOR ZOMBIES LP
MISTY LANE/TEEN SOUND 028 (2005)
SALT FOR ZOMBIES CD (2005)
TRIBAL STOMP TS 501
Alan Wright - COSMIK DEBRIS
LSD 25 - DOUBLE DISC CD/DVD SET
SIN RECORDS 002 (2005)
"LORDS HAVE MERCY ON MY SOUL" (2005)
7" SINGLE - TWIST RECORDS 34
LSD 25 - 25 YEARS OF FUZZ AND FURY
CD + DVD (2005)
GET BACK/GET 138
CHILDREN OF NUGGETS
4 CD BOX SET (2006)
RHINO - RT74639
BAD NEWS TRAVELS FAST - REISSUE (2006)
MUNSTER RECORDS - REF.7199
PSYCHEDELICA VOLUME I
2 Disc Compilation (2006)
NORTHERN STAR - NS1
This two disc compilation features 32 of todays leading purveyors of psychedelia, including Brian Jonestown Massacre, Silver Apples, The High Dials, The Electric Prunes, The Telescopes, and of course THE FUZZTONES
not reviewed yet
ILLEGITIMATE SPAWN (2006)
TRIBUTE ALBUM TO THE FUZZTONES
SIN RECORDS - SIN003
Mark Barton - LOSING TODAY
THE FUZZTONES BOOM (2006)
TRIBUTE ALBUM TO THE SONICS
Beyond Your Mind Records - 10"EP and CD - bymr90020 MLP
This six song set of Sonics' covers, compiled from past recorded endeavors, also includes the brand new recording, "Caught You Red Handed," a definite future classic which features Paul Revere and the Raiders' former frontman Mark Lindsay on tenor sax. "It was THE FUZZTONES that introduced an entire generation to the 60's garage punks, like THE SONICS, WAILERS & CO"
Joachim Hiller - OX - Fanzine
FUZZTONES BOOM, the sonics tribute album, features The Fuzztones taking on six classic Sonics tracks, features their versions of "Caught You Red Handed," "Cinderella," "The Witch," "Have Love Will Travel," "Strychnine" and "Boss Hoss." Since forming in the eighties the Fuzztones have remained one of the finest retro garage rock outfits and still sound good twenty years later. This is pure classic garage rock complete with sleazy hammond organ solos and screeching vocal howls
LIVE IN EUROPE (2006)
GET BACK RECORDS - 12" Gatefold LP - GET158LP
Originally released on Music Maniac in 1987, Live In Europe documents THE FUZZTONES' big overseas adventure. Live releases were a common medium for this band who sent sound technicians running in the other direction. All anyone could do to capture their raw energy was to turn on the mics and let 'em rip, giving RUDI PROTRUDI's gang a decidedly '60s lo-fi groove. First 1,000 copies contain one-sided 7-inch picture disc (the original had a 7-inch flexi for the first 5,000), featuring Van Morrison's "Gloria" with special guest appearances by THE DAMNED's RAT SCABIES and DOCTOR & THE MEDICS.
SCRAEMIN' JAY HAWKINS
LIVE WITH THE FUZZTONES(2006)
GET BACK RECORDS - 12" EP - GET156LP
Following THE FUZZTONES' fantastic 1984 live debut Leave Your Mind At Home, this EP gave yet another taste of the hard garage beat movement that was sweeping the nation during the 1980s. Among a plethora of singles and compilation appearances that year, this performance recorded at NYC's famous Irving Plaza venue backing up voodoo blues icon SCREAMIN' JAY HAWKINS only strengthened the 'Tones rep as the supreme rulers of the new garage beat.
LEAVE YOUR MIND AT HOME(2006)
GET BACK RECORDS - 12" EP - GET155LP
Originally released on Midnight in 1984, this 45-rpm live album (recorded during their Midwest tour) is the legendary debut that spearheaded the rough 'n' ready garage rock revival scene joined by other great combos such as the Cynics, the Chesterfield Kings, et al. Formed in 1981 by NYC beat guru RUDI PROTRUDI, THE FUZZTONES got immediate attention for their authentic sonic replication of the 1960s garage punk style and grotesque B-movie artwork (read: The Cramps). Their sonic attack is well documented in the grooves of this faithful re-release of the 'Tones deadly debut.
LYSERIC EMANATIONS (2006)
GET BACK RECORDS - 12" EP - GET157LP
Not reviewed yet!
THE SPOOKY, SWINGIN' SOUNDS
OF KREEPSVILLE MANOR
HEADLESS SPECTRE - 1313-01
SALT FOR ZOMBIES (2006) - CD
SOYUZ - SZCD3963-06
and alternate versions.
KNIGHTS OF FUZZ (2006) - DVD
Author Tim Gassen's DVD collection features the best of the Garage Revival bands, from 1980 to now. This 80 minute DVD includesnights of fuzz a documentary, featuring interviews with key bandmembers, along with promo videos from 17 of the top Garage Revival bands. Promo videos include "Ward 81" by the Fuzztones, along with videos by the Chesterfield Kings, Yard Trauma, Vipers, Miracle Workers, Gruesomes, Cynics, Plasticland and more.
FUZZ-TONES RARE TRACKS Vol.50
US Garage Rock from the 60's, 70's and 80's
ROLLING STONE MAGAZINE
free disc with March 2007 issue
Nazz - Open My Eyes/The Strangeloves - I Want Candy/The Kingsmen - Louie, Louie/Paul Revere and the Raiders - Just Like Me/Count5 - Psychotic Reaction/ Flamin' Groovies - Teenage Head/The Fleshtones - Stop Foolin' Around/The McCoys - Hang On Sloopy/The Fuzztones - Nine Months Later/The Seeds - Can't Seem To Make You Mine/ The Sonics - Strychnine/The Litter - Kaleidoscope
HALLOWEEN A GO GO (2008) - CD
Wicked Cool Records
Obviously inspired by the Fuzztones 1990 Halloween album, "Monster A Go-Go," this 15 song compilation was assembled by Underground Garage impressario Little Steven, and features Fuzztones skinbasher Mad Mike's lycanthropic lungbuster, "I'm The Wolfman," as well as tracks by the Electric Prunes, Howlin' Wolf, Rocky Erickson, Carl Perkins, John Zacherle, the Pretty Things, Bruce Springsteen (surprise!), and Chesterfield Kings (double surprise!), among others.
HE PUT THE BOMP! IN THE BOMP
VARIOUS ARTISTS (2007)
23 song tribute to Bomp magazine's Greg Shaw. Features Fuzztones' unreleased track, "I've Got A Way With Girls," as well as tracks by the Plimsouls, Black Keys, Lyres, Outrageous Cherry, the Last, Nikki Sudden & Captain Sensible, Barracudas, Dwarves and more.
ANSIA DE COLOR SAMPLER
VARIOUS ARTISTS (2007)
CD Freebie included with 2007 issue of Ansia de Color fanzine. 24 tracks including the Fuzztones unreleased version of "Oh Those Eyes," as well as tracks by the Electric Prunes, Gruesomes, Sick Rose, Thee Fourgiven, Morlocks, Ultra V, Marshmallow Overcoat, Cynics, Plasticland, Thanes, Stems, Loons, Sid Griffin and more!
COOLEST SONGS IN THE WORLD VOL. 4
WICKED COOL RECORDS (2008)
This Little Steven comp features The Fuzztones "She's Wicked," which he picked as "Coolest Song In The World this Week" on one of his shows, and which was voted by listeners as 2nd Coolest Song In The World in his one and only annual listener poll later that year. Other artist on this 16 track collection include the New York Dolls, Joan Jett, Dave Davies, the Hives and the Yardbirds.
72 HORAS - LA RUTA A VALENCIA
VARIOUS ARTISTS (2008)
BLANCO Y NEGRO MXCO 1747
3 CD set includes The Fuzztones "Strychnine," among such unlikely coupling as the Waterboys, New Model Army, Alien Sex Fiend, Anne Clark, Interfront, Datura, Nitzer Ebb, and Techno Bert.
HORNY AS HELL (2008) CD/LP
ELECTRIQUE MUD and NOFUN RECORDS
The Fuzztones' newest masterpiece, recorded at Candybomber Studio, has been released on CD and Vinyl (Electrique Mudd/No Fun Records). The No Fun Version features the bonus track "Caught You Redhanded."
As much as I "dig the new breed", leave it to a band that's been around for three decades to rewrite garage rock, make it bigger, louder, and give it a whole lot more soul. Since The Fuzztones are mainly known as a "garage punk" act, adding a horn section, female backing singers, and trading the Vox for a Hammond B3 is pretty ambitious. The opening cover of "Garden of My Mind" by Mickey Finn rearranges the raw sound of the original with super loud horns and a much more exciting vocal treatment from lead vox Rudi Protrudi, but the backing female vocals give it an upbeat, Motown vibe that's got so much soul that it's sinful. Horny as Hell is full of notables.
The longing for a new record is over and it was worth waiting. 'Horny As Hell' is one of the best Fuzztones creations ever! It brings you all that the Fuzztones are legendary for and much more.
Here comes the Fuzz! The Fuzztones is one of those groups that seems to have been around forever. Given my taste for basic, loud, snotty psychedelic/garage/trash/primitive rock, I'm surprised that I've never been exposed to their music before. And now that I finally have — with their new album Horny as Hell — I think that they may be on the cusp of a major transformation.
Terrell's Tune Up
LYSERGIC LEGACY (2009) CD/LP
CLEOPATRA RECORDS CLP3745
Cleopatra Records has just released LYSERGIC LEGACY on CD and vinyl! The CD features 25 classic Fuzztones tracks, while the LP features 14. Guest artists appearing on these tracks, culled from the vast previously recorded Fuzztones cache include MARK LINDSAY (Paul Revere & The Raiders), SKY SAXON (Seeds), JAMES LOWE (Electric Prunes), SEAN BONNIWELL (Music Machine) and ARTHUR LEE (Love).
ILLEGITIMATE SPAWN VOL II
Just as Volume I this album features over 40 bands from all over the world doing their takes on FUZZTONES classics! Artists featured this time around include the Cult's Ian Astbury, Italy's Sick Rose, Berlin's Magnificent Brotherhood, What For, and Queensgang Orchestra (delivering an astounding swing version of "She's Wicked"!), Australia's Doll Squad, Ireland's Urges, Mad Mike's Live Ones, Dortmund's Cheeks, Boss Martins from the U.S.A. delivering a killer version of "Blood From A Stone" Italy's Hangee V and the Preachers, with Rudi Protrudi guesting on lead vocals for a song especially written for this album!
RAW HEAT (2009)
GO DOWN RECORDS
These are the demos that secured the Fuzztones recording deal with Beggar's Banquet/RCA. Too "rough" for the major label, Beggar's had them redo the album with legendary 60's producer Shel Talmy (The Who, Kinks, Creation). This is the REAL deal, produced by Rudi and Jordan Tarlow. If this version was released instead of the sterile Talmy production, the critic's would have surely had a different response. The Gurus of Garage Grunge at their grungiest!
PREACHING TO THE PERVERTED (2011)
STAG O LEE - (stag o 021)
To be released january 28th, 2011! A dozen new originals! Recorded and mixed entirely analog!
SNAKE OIL CD -(2012)
THIRD EAR - (OZV227)
This Israeli release features 36 Fuzztones rarities, including previously unreleased studio and live cuts as well as alternate versions and tracks formerly available only on rare comps. Also included are radio and TV interview snippets and celebrity appearances by the Music Machine's Sean Bonniwell, Question Mark, Paul Revere & The Raiders' frontman Mark Lindsay, Ian Astbury, MTV legend Martha Quinn, John Peel, and Little Steven.
HALLUCINATION GENERATION LP & CD(2012)
Lilith Records - (LDF3431)
This double LP is actually this Russian label's reissue of Cleopatra's "Lysergic Legacy." Why they changed the name and replaced the cover art with clip art remains a mystery.
ORANGE BLOSSOM SPECIAL 16 - (2012)
(Die Compilation) Homma!
Glitterhouse Records/CD - (GRCD 741)
19 track CD compilation of bands featured at the annual Orange Blossom Festival in Beverungen, Germany. The Fuzztones' "Between The Lines" is included, along with tracks by Spain, the Fog Joggers, Amanda Rogers, Nive Nielsen & the Deer Children, the Flying Eyes, Orph, and more.