THE REBEL KIND-VARIOUS ARTISTS (1983)
SOUNDS INTERESTING RECORDS (SILP-011)

The Fuzztones' "Ward 81" is also included-this track is self-penned, and hints at what goes on in the 'Tones grey matter ....foul demons, kicking mental patients, psychotic spasms...Fuzzzz! Babbling aural insanity! More Fuzzzzz!!

FREAKBEAT


"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.

GOLDMINE



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THE REBEL KIND-VARIOUS ARTISTS (1983)


The European Version.


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99TH FLOOR MAGAZINE-FLEXIDISC (1984)

Features The Fuzztones version of "99th Floor" as well as tracks by Plasticland and The Vipers.

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BATTLE OF THE GARAGES VOL.2
VARIOUS ARTISTS

VOXX/BOMP 200-019

Stars of B.O.B.#8, New Yorks Fuzztones pull a cracker out their zany bag with a version of "Green Slime" which is a nice contrast to their wild and wigged-out song on last year's "The Rebel Kind". It's no understatement to say this lot have STYLE!

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


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BAD NEWS TRAVELS FAST (1984)
MIDNIGHT 45 (MID 4504)

This is one primitive, rockin' disc! The A-side is a wild, fuzzy rave-up, with great arrogant lyrics snarled out by Rudi:"Now don't you try to change me, I'll just string you along, sit back and enjoy the ride, tomorrow I'll be gone!" There's a great, throbbing riff and some berserk harmonica! Flip the disc and you get a story of lost love...no wimp ballads here though, just basic brutal trash! Great solo too! This cut was recorded live...in a cave, I guess!!!

FREAKBEAT

Fucking great! I'd begun to think their wicked live perform- ances would never get translated to record. An instant classic.

PULSEBEAT

The 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.

BLITZ

Blasting 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


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LEAVE YOUR MIND AT HOME (1984)
MIDNIGHT 12"EP (MIRLP 105)

Live, The 'Tones are all fuzz and fury...more energy than you ever imagined possible...and a perfect choice of covers, and mixed with originals and a unique sense humor! Am I dead? Am I in heaven? No...I've just been sucked into the Fuzztones swirling psychedelic snarl! This is the ultimate primitive teenbeat thrash-out!

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 EXPOSURE

These 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


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HANGING OUT AT MIDNIGHT (1984)
VARIOUS ARTISTS - MIDNIGHT MIDLP 127

Compilation album featuring the Fuzztones version of "The Witch," as well as tracks by the Mighty Mofos, The Wind, Howard & Tim's paid vacation, Absolutely Grey Woofing Cookies, The Cheepskates, The Tryfles, The Love Pushers, The Backbones, The Kingsnakes, and The Cavemen.

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SCREAMING JAY HAWKINS & THE FUZZTONES - LIVE! (1984)
MIDNIGHT 12"EP (MIRLP 114B)

The vinyl epitaph of Screamin' Jay and The Fuzztones
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


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GARAGE SALE - VARIOUS ARTISTS (1985)
ROIR CASSETTE A135

Unfortunately, garage psychedelia can be turned into a formula as easily as any other style, and that's the major fault here. Although this collection, essembled under the auspices of Goldmine magazine, has it's share of gems, including "Cinderella" by The Fuzztones, most of it's offerings are dross.

WASHINGTON POST


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LYSERGIC EMANATIONS (1985)
ABC LP (European) (ABC LP4)

Now in full swing, this beast gives birth to it's problem child...the first full elpee, released in 1985. This is one grotesque, magical, spooky trip through the canyons of your mind...down into the darkest resess and the deepest hole!!! A complete hallucinogenic hell-trip!!!

FREAKBEAT

Brusquely 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.

SOUNDS


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SHE'S WICKED (1986)
ABC 7" 45 rpm w/PS (ABCS 006) and ABC 12" EP (ABCS 006T)

Catchy, simple, daunting intro that builds up with depth swirling music machine, and thrashing drumming, before pounding out into a classic riff... a "Louie Louie" for the 80's at least!!! Great voodoo chile lyrics too - "She's got a mouth full of rasor teeth, and claws so needle sharp, she'll set you off like fireworks, and tear your flesh apart"!

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.

MELODY MAKER


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BAD NEWS (1986)
ABC 12" EP (ABCS 011T))

The Fuzztones dig their claws into some mean neo-sixties punk, which delivers the good with nasty guitar riffs and Rudi Protrudi's "lead snarl." Primitive, raw and raunchy.

MAXIMUM ROCKNROLL

Primal 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.

THE BOB


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LYSERGIC EMANATIONS(1986)
ABC Picture disc LP

Basically, every single song on the LP is a classic, and I could rant all year about each and every one. "Gotta Get Some" is slaughtered - again, it's the guitar solos that really stand out! Kenny and the Kasuals' masterpiece of mystical musical madness "Journey To Tyme" is next under the Fuzztones' choking grip:"I don't care if I never come back!"...Man, who would ever wanna return from something this good?

FREAKBEAT

Music 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.

LIVELY ARTS


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LYSERGIC LOVE / LOVELY SORT OF DEATH (1986)
Furlined Vulcano/Purple Helmut (Bootleg Live Album)

Also floating about are various illegal tapes of the 'Tones British gigs...if you have the chance to hear these, DO cause the Fuzz and the Fury is all there!

FREAKBEAT

A 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.

FORCED EXPOSURE


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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.

TROUSER PRESS


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"1-2-5" (1986) 7" SINGLE
(b/w "Just A Dream Away" - The Wipers)

Enigma Europe (CARA 1D 223)

"1-2-5" growls out of your speakers...whining harmonica, ferocious guitar solos...the sheer raw power of their live material may not be so apparent, but there's a new tightness and quality to the song.

FREAKBEAT


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LIVE IN EUROPE (1987)
MUSIC MANIAC (MM006) - Flexi Disc with first 5000

A real bone-crushing bruiser of a disc that fulfills it's mission in bringing the excitement of the Fuzztones direct to your cave.

John Storey - BUCKETFUL OF BRAINS

One 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 - NERVE

Fuzztones 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


"GLORIA" - FLEXIDISC w/ FIRST 5000 COPIES OF "LIVE IN EUROPE" - MUSIC MANIAC

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.

GARAGE REVIVAL

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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


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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!!

FREAKBEAT

The 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.

TROUSER PRESS


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BLUE THEMES / 13 WOMEN AND THE ONLY ONE MAN AROUND (1988)
Live Bootleg MINT MINUS (MMR666)

Bootleg recording of 1987 German concert, believed to be released by Music Maniac Records. Although an energetic performance is captured, this soundboard recording suffers from a terrible mix -vocals way too prominent, guitars too stifled. Not recommended.

Igor Trypnick - CULT OF FUZZ


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"BRAND NEW MAN" - LIVE (1987)
GLITTERHOUSE RECORDS 7" EP (GR 0027)

Also tracks by Broken Jug, the Fluid, the Politicians.
Free with Glitterhouse magazine.
German.



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BLUE THEME (1987) - GERMAN BOOTLEG
Interestingly, this seems to be a bootleg of a bootleg! The songs and the recording are the same as "13 Woman and the Only One Man," the gatefold sleeve album believed to be put out by Music Maniac head honcho Hans Kesteloo. Although this mixing board recording captures a energetic perfomance, the mix is awful - vocals way too loud, guitars way too low. Avoid!

Igor Trypnick - CULT OF FUZZ


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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!



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SONGS WE TAUGHT TH FUZZTONES (1989)
VARIOUS ARTISTS

MUSIC MANIAC-MMCD 66002

35 garage classics by the original artists. Was die vier "Born Bad" sampler fur die CRAMPS sind, ist diese Doppelalbum fur die FUZZTONES. Die legendaren Songs des 60's undergrounds, die Existenz und die ersten Sets der FUZZTONES begrundeten. Zwischen den vielen, teilweise schlechten Garage - Samplern ein Juwel mit vielen dem Kundigen bekannten, teilweise von andere gespielt. Der absolute Knaller ist der mit etwas uber einer Minute kurzeste Song "Green Slime," Soundtrack zum gliechnamigen, japanischen B-Movie, 60's trash pure.

Chris - UNKNOWN GERMAN MAGAZINE (1990)





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IN HEAT (1989)
BEGGARS BANQUET/RCA/SITUATION TWO LP (9808-1-H)& CD

Endless adolescence, sticky summer nights, the smell of packed parties in dingy basements, and the feel of snakeskin strides. Even better than the soundtrack to the 1971 classic film Werewolves on Wheels...

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


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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."

Assuming garage is a musical cartoon, a simple tale told in an unadorned style, a minor pleasure, this is about as good as it comes.

MELODY MAKER


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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

Otro de los singles salio tambien en formato maxi. Comienza por "Nine Months Later." Otra bueno pieza Fuzztoniana

Jolete Macana - GARAGE REVIVAL

This 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 BOB

Jonathan 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.

MELODY MAKER


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IN HEAT TOUR SOUVENIR 10" PICTURE DISC
SITUATION TWO RECORDS (1989) SIT 61

Picture disc que sirvio de promocion a los Fuzztones, durante su gira tierras inglesas en el 89 (Londres, Satisbury, Leeds, Walsall y Sheffield) En la cara A, tenemos "In Heat" y "Nine Months Later," dos de las canciones mas destacadas del album "In Heat". En la cara B nos encontramos con la grandisima version del "Down on the Street" que ejecutan junto a Ian Astbury.

Mas informacion de este disco en Google




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FIRST FEAST (1989)
VARIOUS ARTISTS BEGGAR'S BANQUET
BPCD0846


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.



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ACTION (1990)
4 Song 12" EP/CD - BEGGARS BANQUET/SITUATION TWO (SIT 69)

Action's four songs further prove The Fuzztones' original reactionary philosophy to have been right on (man)

TROUSER PRESS

Sin 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 REVIVAL

Heard 'em once, heard 'em million times.

KRK FLIPSIDE


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BRAINDROPS (1991)
MUSIC MANIAC LP & CD (MM044)

Rudi Protrudi's Fuzztones bounce back with an acid-drenched mess of garage grunge psychedelia. Mindbending moments like the dangerous charm of the opening "Third Times The Charm," and forthcoming 45 "Romilar D," paint a lurid lysergic picture of sixties-style psych with strokes of wild originality and present day Pebbles-dashed crazed pop. The sound isn't too dissimilar to that of their previous two studio albums, however there is an alomst dignified maturity in this set. A further dozen reasons to take note of the U.S.A's greatest export since the Cramps. One trip thta's worth taking. This collection sees them at their very best.

Spike Sommer SOUNDS


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TEEN TRASH (1994)
12" LP and CD MUSIC MANIAC (MM88004)
Singles B Sides

Compiled as part of Music Maniacs' Teen Trash serious which showcased several 80's garage bands from Europe, this collection features B-Sides of singles, all of which had never been previously released on album or CD. If this album was ever reviewed, we were not aware of it.
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MONSTER A GO-GO (1991)
Screamin' Skull LP/CD (HUNTER 134)

As king of men and Fuzztones singer Rudi Protrudi so kindly points out in a note included with this LP, The Fuzztones were known as the "Gurus of Garage Grunge" since 1982. Grunge! Get it? Gee, there's a word I heard once or twice over the last year or two. Let me put that in perspective for ya. The Fuzztones had been dishin' out evil garage vibes since most of you were about six and learnin' your motherfuckin' alphabet. But it's all over now. So here's their last studio LP for your ghoulish pleasure. They've been dissed, dismissed, and detracted for ten years by pea-brains too square to catch on. The boys decided to do a covers record of spooky favorites to make it painfully obvious to the legions of dim-wits out there that every day is Halloween when you're down with The Fuzztones. Dig on cryptic classics like "All Black and Hairy," "Cellar Dwellar," and "She's My Witch." Fans will find this a must, but the rest of you need to get this to get your punk-rock bones shakin' at the inevitable blow-out you're bound to have next October 31st. Many thanks to Rudi and the rest of the Fuzztones, past and present, for years of consistantly awesome fuzzed-out offerings.

Martin McMartin FLIPSIDE


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MUSIC MANIAC "GIMMICK" COMPILATION 12" DOUBLE LP)
MMLP 023

Triple groove pressing containing live version of "Ward 81" as well as the Jaymen's "Black Widow"


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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



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ROMILAR - 12" EP (1992)
MUSIC MANIAC MM 12004

This 4 song EP features 3 non-LP versions of "Romilar D," sung in English, and attempted in Spanish and Italian. Once again , another gem not reviewed by the press.


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FOR YOUR LONGHAIR PARTY
7" EP Various Artists (1992)

AISHNA ASH 202

Un buen ep de 4 grupos. El disco comienza con THE FUZZTONES, que se marcan un "Be a caveman" alucinante. Tras ellos, THE OVERCOAT con "Better heart", otra muy buena pieza bastante mas acelerada. La cara B comienza con "Something I want to tell you" de los ingleese THE CYBER-MEN. Una gran cancion mucho mas suave que las anteriores. El disco finaliza con THE NICOTINE SPYRAL SURFERS y su version del "Lucifer Sam". Es un pedazo de disco. La portada se convierte en un poster.

GARAGE REVIVAL


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LYSERGIC EJACULATIONS (1994)
MUSIC MANIAC RECORDS - MM 052

When the L.A. garage psychedelic rock scene was happening back in the late 80's - early 90's The Fuzztones were one of the scene leaders. With front man Rudi Protrudi's snarling vocals and wicked guitar this CD is simply raw! Crank this one loud!

AMAZON.COM


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FLASHBACKS (1996)
SUNDAZED MUSIC MUSIC - SC 11045

The Fuzztones ruled the black leather garage netherworld throughout the 80's, alternating their aural mayhem between New York City and Los Angeles. Their FLASHBACKS CD is fiery proof the "paisley revival" has true staying power. FLASHBACKS isn't really a "best of":The Fuzztones released far too much material (more than 40 records) to make a 70-minute distillation possible. The 22 tracks here instead are some choice LP cuts, alternate versions, demos, and previously unreleased material. Rudi Protrudi is the focus behind The Fuzztones' dark sound. His approach recalls an alley cat in the throes of vicious copulation, his guitar alive with buzz, his voice a groaning invitation. The Music Machine's Sean Bonniwell, Steppenwolf's John Kay, and the Mysterians' Question Mark have nothing on Protrudi; perhaps he's the result of them all. Lock up the girls. Protrudi & Co. have reformed and are lurking
once again in L.A.

Tim Gassen - MAGNET (1996)


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"ONE GIRL MAN" 3 SONG 7" 45
SUNDAZED (SEP139)

Three crunchy garage-grunge classics from Rudi Protrudi - fasten your seatbelts and feel the heat!

SUNDAZED MUSIC

Ep 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.

GARAGE REVIVAL


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"PEOPLE IN ME" B/W "I'M GONNA MAKE YOU MINE" (1998)
MISTY LANE (FREE W/ ISSUE #16)

The band is one of the best of the 60's obsessed groups of the 80's. Sean Bonniwell headed the Music Machine, one of the most inspirational "punk" outfits from the 60's. This pairing makes for an interesting recording of "People In Me," which represents a fine example of the work Bonniwell did to stretch the limits of pop music way back when. On the flip, the band is on their own, doing a rousing rendition of the Shadows of Knight's "I'm Gonna Make You Mine." Guitar and organ-rich retro music done with faithful zeal and alot of enthusiasm.

P.Edwin Letcher - FLIPSIDE


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CAVESTOMP! VOLUME 1- CD VARIOUS ARTISTS (1998)
CAVESTOMP RECORDS 001

The Fuzztones appeared with the first Californian line-up (except tha organist Jake Cavaliere of the Bomboras - who was in later edition - subbed in at this show). They had the bad luck to follow The Shadows of Knight, who blew many fans right out the door. And by the time The 'Tones took the stage, there weren't nearly as many crazed fans as there had been at one of the saner hours of the night, but the boys delivered a damn good set. The version of "She's Wicked" found on here is a pretty good representation of their set that evening with Rudi in top form.

FLIPSIDE


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"FACE OF TIME" B/W "MY BROTHER THE MAN" 7" SINGLE (1994)
RAFR

Single de dos canciones, versiones las dos. Comienza con "face of time", impressionante. El farfisa y las Phantom Guitars trabajan a destajo. En la cara B, "My brother the man". Donde hay momentos en los que revientan el fuzz, es otra grandisima version a cargo de los 'Tones! Este disco es una edicion limitada y numerada a mano de 2000 unidades. Las 1000 primeras son en vinilo rojo, las otras en vinilo

GARAGE REVIVAL


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R.A.F.R. VOLUME 3 - CD COMPILATION
VARIOUS ARTISTS (2000)

R.A.F.R. RECORDS - RAFR011

RAFR comps have always consistently outblasted any and all other competition - major label, indie, and everything in between! Volume 3 is certainly no exception. It contains some of the most outrageously thundering bands to cacophonously kick out the jams while frenziedly unleashing the mighty roaring beast known as ROCK & FUCKIN' ROLL (includin' The Humpers, Mad Daddys, Motochrist, the Bullies, the Weaklings, the Superbees, the Kowalskis, Short Fuses, the Chicken Hawks, Damnation, the Streetwalkin' Cheetahs, the Bellrays, The Fuzztones, Darlington, the Hellbenders, the Starvations, and so many more, it's downright unbelieveable!). Indeed this is an eardrum-pounding plethora of audial decadence at its wildest and most ferocious! RAFR has once again restored my brew-slathered faith in rock'n'roll with this seminal collection of balls-out tune-crashers, and I aggressively implore you to drop everything right fuckin' now and buy this disc quick!

Roger Moore - RAZORCAKE


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LAS VEGAS SHAKEDOWN - CD COMPILATION - VARIOUS ARTISTS (2000)
MASKED SUPERSTAR RECORDINGS 001

Compilation consisting of bands that played the Las Vegas Shakedown in 2000. The Fuzztones contribute an alternate version of "A Wristwatch Band." Other bands include Lords Of Altamont, Cheater Slicks, Weaklings, Lazy Cowboys, Dragons, Monkey Wrench, Flash Express, Electric Frankenstein, Necessary Evils, New Bomb Turks, Bantam Rooster, Hard Feelings, Andre Williams, Throwrag, Raunch Hands, Horrors. Screws, Super Bees, Vice Principals, Onyas, Zodiac Killers, and Buck. Again, never reviewed.


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"HELP MURDER POLICE" 3 SONG 7" EP (2001) - TEEN SOUND
TEENS-021-A

The Fuzztones are back in the saddle, equipped with a three track vinyl EP that fully proves they're still the reigning gods and goddesses of trashy-teenybopper-born-in-the-basement kind of Rock and Roll. Along with gnarly acts like the Chesterfield Kings and the Lyres, the Fuzztones spearheaded the ferocious sixties Garage Rock revival of the early eighties, a deed that eternally earns them a place in the hearts and minds of anyone who gets off on this almighty fine music that never seems to date and is championed year after year by kids of all shapes and sizes. There's no question the Fuzztones sound better than ever. Longtime fans of the band will cheer their return, while those who are just discovering their genius will be floored to the core and be anxious to hear their past work. Viva the Fuzztones!

Beverly Patterson - THE LANCE MONTHLY


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"IDOL CHATTER" B/W "A WRISTWATCH BAND" - 7" 45 (2002)
BEARD OF STARS (BOSS32)

To tide us over until their new album rises forth, the Fuzztones have released two tracks from it in the form of a vinyl single. As usual, the band is in tip-top condition, playing and singing with the kind of burning passion that's sadly absent from rock and roll these days. The sound of a bewitching organ has always been instrumental in the music of the Fuzztones, so it's no surprise both "Idol Chatter" and "A Wristwatch Band" are helmed by such ear-pleasing notes. The latter song was originally done by an obscure sixties band called the Boss Tweeds , who were obviously smitten with acts like the Doors and the Strawberry Alarm Clock. The Fuzztones remain loyal to the initial version of "A Wristwatch Band," which floats to a spooky tenor and contains some real freaky lyrics you're bound to a lot of fun with. This is a very mesmerizing number and the Fuzztones are the ideal candidates to cover it. Charted of a mighty mean hook and groovy psychedelic trimmings, "Idol Chatter" is just as fantastic, but then again, you certainly wouldn't expect anything less from the Fuzztones. In view of this numbers, you can bet your skull and bones the band's upcoming album will be one heck of a dark-eyed beauty!

Beverly Patterson - THE LANCE MONTHLY


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"HALLUCINATION GENERATION" B/W "GET NAKED" 7" 45 (2003)
DARK ZONE (DZ01)

Okay, these two tunes are included in the 'Salt For Zombies' CD, but also these two fuzzgems are alternate takes and not the exactly same songs of the album. Anyways, there is a very good and important reason to get that 45, especially if you collect Fuzztones stuff or generally garage punk records: It's vinyl! Unfortunately, until this time I am writing these words, no news about vinyl release for the 'Salt For Zombies' have reached my ears...So,here's a chance to get these tunes on old mighty vinyl! It's still alive!

THEE CAVE

Este 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.

GARAGE REVIVAL


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SALT FOR ZOMBIES (2004)- FULL LENGTH CD
SIN RECORDS (SIN001)

Essential for every garage-nik out there! A really well assembled blend of fuzzy garage-punk and psych with that authentic Punkadelic sound you first loved in the Psychedelic Unknowns comps.

MISTY LANE MAGAZINE

First 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 & SPICE

As fine a slice of garage-psych dementia as they come.

COSMIK.COM

Maybe, like, their best album EVER!

LITTLE STEVEN (LITTLE STEVEN'S UNDERGROUND GARAGE


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BE A CAVEMAN - COMPILATION CD (2004)
THE BEST OF VOXX GARAGE REVIVAL

VARIOUS ARTISTS - VOXX RECORDS (VCD 2073)

A must for all garage/punk/trash aficionados. This CD is a varied, high quality sampling of the creme de la creme of 80's garage. For those who missed it the first time around, prepare to be thrilled by the crazy sounds of Crawdaddys, Fuzztones, and Things. Psychedelic strobe lights, beatle wigs and lucious go go dancers mandatory!!!

NOISY MUSIC ZINE #75


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TODOS SOMOS RAMONES (2004)
(WE ARE ALL RAMONE)
TRIBUTE ALBUM - VARIOUS ARTISTS

ROCKAWAY RECORDS

This record features tracks by JOHNNY THUNDERS&THE HEARTBREAKERS, THE BOYS, SYLVAIN SYLVAIN & THE SHE WOLVES, THE LURKERS, ALTERNATIVE TV, WHITE TRASH DEBUTANTES, THE BULLYS, THE HUNTINGTONS, COLLIDER, BLACKFIRE, STIB BATORS, THE INDEPENDENTS (FEATURING JOEY RAMONE), YOUTH GONE MAD (FEATURING DEE DEE), BIEN DESOCUPADOS FROM ARGENTINA (FEATURING ING C.J. RAMONE), and of course THE FUZZTONES


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EVIL FUZZ - DAVIE ALLAN TRIBUTE (2005)
OM OM MUSIC RBKB9 B9

Never reviewed



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KNIGHTS OF FUZZ
ONLINE BOOK WITH VEIDEO CLIPS

PURPLE CACTUS PRODUCTIONS

ALSO! AVAILABLE ON CD-ROM FOR PC & MAC!

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




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LOST IN TYME CD COMPILATION
(w7 2005 issue of 'Lost In Tyme' magazine)

FUZZTONES (They're Gonna Take You Away), STEMS (Hey Joe), GRUESOMES (Get Out Of My Hair, Nowhere), WOOLLY BANDITS (Let Me KNow, Hard To Forget), UPTIGHT (Dimmi Perche), YESTERDAYS THOUGHTS (s/t), MAINLINERS (Nowhere At All, Feed Me Up), MIDWAYS (He Was A Square, The Way I Feel About You), HANGEE V (War Of Satellites, Stormy), THE STAR & THE KEY OF THE BOYS (Lies), GARMENTS (Who Said It's Fair), CLIFFHANGERS (What A Girl Can't Do), EXCITERS (Mummy's Little Boy), OBVIOUS QUESTION (Crud), GRUESOMES (Who Dat?), MANGANZOIDES (Mundo Per Lieger)


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SALT FOR ZOMBIES LP
MISTY LANE/TEEN SOUND 028 (2005)

This is a fine example of how it really should be done, for all the newborn garage heads hit by the “white stroke”. Being one of the sixties garage revival pioneers, I must admit that, with the last couple of albums, I had a feeling that they drifted away a bit from the initial concept themselves, but this is where they’re turning back to their own roots. Two thirds of the album are carefuly chosen covers of garage/psych classics that never were, like the spooky riff-leaden pair of “My brother the man” and “Face of time” or the Shy Guys’ 7-minute freak-out “Black lightning light”, sounding like The Spencer Davis Group gone punk, or the more familiar “Don’t blow your mind” by The Spiders. As for the originals, there’s only five of them, but they’re worth the price of the admission alone. The album’s highlight might be “Johnson in a headlock” with it’s Farfi-sized garage beat fuzz at it’s best, “Get naked” is a moody punk ballad, “This sinister urge” is sure to “light the fire” of any Doors fan, while still maintaining the expected garagey vibes, and the remaining pair of “Hallucination generation” and “Idol chatter” covers the darker corners of the eastern-tinged psych feel. If it happens that none of the above can convince you to het hold of this piece of vinyl, I suppose mentioning a couple of guest appearances by the likes of James Lowe or Sky Saxon, might be of some help.

NOW SOUND


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SALT FOR ZOMBIES CD (2005)
TRIBAL STOMP TS 501

Here's the latest CD from this long-running garage-psych band, and what a doozy it is! The last studio release from the 'Tones was 1992's Monster A Go Go, followed by the 1994 live Lysergic Ejaculations release, and then the band was put on ice for a while. There's solo material by the group's leader Rudi Protrudi, a couple of all-instro CDs by his sideband Link Protrudi and the Jaymen, collaborations by him and the Others, reissues of his pre-Fuzztones bands King Arthur's Quart and Tina Peel, and a Fuzztones best-of collection on Sundazed. Some singles have snuck out here and there as tasters for this new CD, which is as fine a slice of garage-psych dementia as they come. There are covers of obscure garage-psych gems like "My Brother, The Man" (We The People), "Face Of Time" (the Plague), "A Wristwatch Band" (Boss Tweads), "Black Lightning Light" (Shy Guys) and "Don't Blow Your Mind" (Spiders, a.k.a. Alice Cooper). There are originals like "Be Forewarned," "Idol Chatter," "Halluci nation Generation," and "This Sinister Urge." All the songs are permeated by lots of fuzzed guitars replete with psychedelic effects, sitars, backwards instruments, eerie vocals, organ, bongos, and much more. Somewhat similar to the most recent Chesterfield Kings CD, they really went all out for this one, and like that release, there's a strong Electric Prunes influence at work here. Even their version of "My Brother, The Man" begins with a guitar part right out of "I Had Too Much To Dream (Last Night)." Of course, no 'Tones album would be complete without some nods to sex; in this case there's "Get Naked" and "Group Grope." The band apparently spent a lot of time on this, and it shows. The album really flows well, culminating in a great version of the Lincoln Street Exit's ultra-weird "Whatever Happened to Baby Jesus," which in the hands of the Fuzztones becomes even more bizarre.

Alan Wright - COSMIK DEBRIS


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LSD 25 - DOUBLE DISC CD/DVD SET
SIN RECORDS 002 (2005)

25 "Best of" tracks, selected by the Fuzztones Preservation Society (YOU!) to commemorate the band's 25 year anniversary. Includes 4 tracks never before released on CD (including 2 brand new ones, "Salem Witch Trial," and "They're Gonna Take You Away." DVD features promo videos from 1984 to 1990, as well as TV appearances.



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"LORDS HAVE MERCY ON MY SOUL" (2005)
7" SINGLE - TWIST RECORDS 34

Hip swinging mayhem from the same dudes that brought us the scorching sounds of Thee Jenerators, this time it's the turn of the masters of garage grunge the Fuzztones. Disciples of the church of Screaming Jay Hawkins, the Fuzztones have been kicking over gravestones and infecting hi-fi's since the early 80's with their swampy fuzz. This limited vinyl release with superb Spider Rocket artwork features a scorching cover of 70's bad boys Black Oak Arkansas' ˜Lord have mercy on my soul" that's treated to a road kill dynamic drenched in wailing harmonicas and the kind of shit hot blues beat pop that the classic mid 60's Stones line up purloined from Muddy Waters et al and craftily called their own. A rampant feast of down and dirty Pebbles witching hour pop at its very finest. Flip over for the awesome worthy of the entrance fee alone skin tingling "˜They're gonna take you away", darkly ominous and chilling groove that cuts perfectly between Baby Woodrose and the 13th Floor Elevators, voodoo twangs, swirling keyboards and the kind of coolly coalescing late 60's wig flipping psyche pop that ought to come replete with shades & leathers. Devilish stuff indeed! More please!

LOSING TODAY


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LSD 25 - 25 YEARS OF FUZZ AND FURY
CD + DVD (2005)

GET BACK/GET 138

"Thee ineffable, ultimate, must have collection of the patented trademark of pure garage fuzz guitar revival is now here in smashing fashion. A box containing a collection of 25 of the fuzztiest tunes ever to come out of the Rudi Protrudi factory, compiled by historical members who have taken part in the project from 1980 to the present, a DVD of promo and live videos (also featuring Ian Astbury of THE CULT on a powerfull version of 'Down On The Street') and a 20 page booklet displaying the photos of all the members who came and went into Rudi's world, with new cover artwork presenting the replica of the original poster of the Fuzztones' very first concert in New York's East Village on Sept 19, 1980. Could you ask for more?

FREAK EMPORIUM



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CHILDREN OF NUGGETS
4 CD BOX SET (2006)

RHINO - RT74639

Although heavily reviewed by the press, The Fuzztones, possibly the single-most influential of all supposed "garage-revival" bands, are conspicuously absent from all reviews.



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BAD NEWS TRAVELS FAST - REISSUE (2006)
MUNSTER RECORDS - REF.7199

Not reviewed yet

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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


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ILLEGITIMATE SPAWN (2006)
TRIBUTE ALBUM TO THE FUZZTONES

SIN RECORDS - SIN003

"Illegitimate Spawn’ is so simple and obvious an idea you can’t help wondering why nobody thought of it before. A Fuzztones tribute album or more rightly a Fuzztones double tribute album. Featuring forty two bands / tracks culled from all four corners of the globe and rightly paying homage to one of THE great unsung heroes of the whole garage scene. The origins of the idea prompted by Italy’s Lysergic Love who feature here getting to grips in fine style with ‘Hurt on Hold’. Word has it the Fuzzy dudes where so enamoured with the concept that they put out a message on their website requesting potential covers and received enough material to fill a further two sets.

Mark Barton - LOSING TODAY



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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.

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

ROAD RECORDS



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LIVE IN EUROPE (2006)
GET BACK RECORDS - 12" Gatefold LP - GET158LP

The album comes with a hard vinyl repressing of the original bonus flexi disc, "Gloria" recorded live with special guests Doctor of The Medics and the Damned's Rat Scabies on lead guitar. COLLECTORS EDITION! Due to a pressing plant screw up, the first 50 were printed with pink and green, as opposed to the original purple and green cover.

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.

MIDHEAVEN



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SCRAEMIN' JAY HAWKINS
LIVE WITH THE FUZZTONES(2006)

GET BACK RECORDS - 12" EP - GET156LP

The Fuzztones contribute their nasty fuzz drenched swamp spew to Jay's voodoo blues on this legendary four song EP. A marriage made in the depths of Hell!

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.

MIDHEAVEN



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LEAVE YOUR MIND AT HOME(2006)
GET BACK RECORDS - 12" EP - GET155LP

This searingly raw seven song over-the-top live performance from 1984 will not only blow your mind, but will leave it torn out by the roots. One savage slab of vinyl mayhem!

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.

MIDHEAVEN



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LYSERIC EMANATIONS (2006)
GET BACK RECORDS - 12" EP - GET157LP

Lysergic Emanations vinyl album rerelease.
Not reviewed yet!



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THE SPOOKY, SWINGIN' SOUNDS
OF KREEPSVILLE MANOR

HEADLESS SPECTRE - 1313-01

A Collection Of 21 recorded bone-shivering shock songs, and sound F/X for Halloween fun! Includes "Happy Halloween" by the Fuzztones.



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SALT FOR ZOMBIES (2006) - CD
SOYUZ - SZCD3963-06

Russian release with alternate cover art
and alternate versions.




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KNIGHTS OF FUZZ (2006) - DVD
Dionysius DV04

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.




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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


Tracklist
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




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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.




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HE PUT THE BOMP! IN THE BOMP
GREG SHAW
VARIOUS ARTISTS (2007)

BOMP 07-10-17

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.




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ANSIA DE COLOR SAMPLER
VARIOUS ARTISTS (2007)

ASH 5001

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!




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COOLEST SONGS IN THE WORLD VOL. 4
VARIOUS ARTISTS

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.




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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.




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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.

Paisley Umbrella


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.

SOUNDFLAT



RESPEKT!!!

Triggerfish



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






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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).




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ILLEGITIMATE SPAWN VOL II
TWIST RECORDS

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!



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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!




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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!




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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.




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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.




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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.