Fulflej

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Fulflej were a rock band from Richmond, Virginia, United States, formed in 1986 by guitarist/vocalist Jae Senji, bassist Andre Philips, and drummer Ron O'Dell. They were signed to Scratchie Records.

Biography[edit]

The band evolved from two previous projects. The first two incarnations were "The Un-Ones" with drummer Malcom Vaughn, hailing from Hampton. Becoming "Rhithm Lyd" with Jason on guitar/vocals, Katie Power on Bass, Phil Searcy on drums. Just before going on to Richmond, Virginia, Andre Philips was back on Bass. Sometime after moving to Richmond other members appearing in Rhithm Lyd were Ron Lowder on drums. Rhithm Lyd became Fulflej in 1992 in Richmond, VA with drummer Matt Thuin. In late 1997, Matt retired from the band and was replaced with drummer Ron O'Dell.

Their musical style blends punk and heavy metal with tinges of dream pop and shoegaze. They are often compared to other alternative rock acts such as The Smashing Pumpkins and Catherine.

Though Fulflej had recorded more than enough material over the years, they have only put out two public releases: the "Microwave" EP (1995), and "Wack-Ass Tuba Riff" album (1996).[1]

Smashing Pumpkins members James Iha and D'arcy Wretzky were featured on the album, with Iha playing the E-Bow guitar on their track "Microwave", and Wretzky singing backup vocals on "Shells". Their song, "Shift Into Turbo" was featured in Turbo: A Power Rangers Movie, which came out the following year.

Fulflej also recorded another album, "To Keep A Long Story Long" in 1998, though it was only released through MP3.com. The band called it quits in 2000.

Discography[edit]

  • Funny Things Shine (1993)
  • How to Turn Household Pets Into Easter Bunnies (1994)
  • Microwave EP (1995)
  • Wack-Ass Tuba Riff (1996)
  • Shift Into Turbo (1997)
  • To Keep a Long Story Long... (1998)

Trivia[edit]

"Shift Into Turbo" is actually a remake of the song "Not A Dream" (off of "Funny Things Shine")

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