Here Comes the Fuzz

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Here Comes the Fuzz
Studio album by Mark Ronson
Released September 8, 2003
Recorded 2002–03
Genre Alternative hip hop
Length 39:24
Label Elektra
Producer
Mark Ronson chronology
Here Comes the Fuzz
(2003)
Version
(2007)
Singles from Here Comes the Fuzz
  1. "Ooh Wee"
    Released: 20 October 2003
  2. "NYC Rules"
    Released: 16 February 2004
  3. "She's Got Me"
    Released: 23 August 2004
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 3/5 stars[1]
Blender 3/5 stars[2]
Entertainment Weekly (C)[3]
The Guardian 4/5 stars[4]
Rolling Stone 3/5 stars[5]

Here Comes the Fuzz is the debut studio album by British producer Mark Ronson. The album was released on September 8, 2003, lead by the lead single, "Ooh Wee". Unlike Ronson's later releases, his debut album focuses more on the genre of hip-hop, with guest appearances from a number of famous rappers and hip-hop alumni, including Ghostface Killah, M.O.P., Nate Dogg, Saigon and Sean Paul. The album also features appearances from singers Rivers Cuomo and Daniel Merriweather, whose commercial breakthrough came with this album. The album did not perform well chart wise, only peaking at #70 in Ronson's home territory, however it did sell more than 18,000 copies in the US.[6] Ronson later addressed the failure of the album, often by joking that "only 12 people bought it."

Recording[edit]

The song "International Affair" was originally released on Sean Paul's 2002 album Dutty Rock, and featured vocals from Debi Nova instead of Tweet. Nova contributes vocals to the album track "Tomorrow". Rolling Stone predicted the album would stop the critical ill-will towards Ronson, saying Ronson "serves up a grab bag of pumping beats."[7] Entertainment Weekly gave the album a C, saying "the collection's overall disco-licious come-together vibe is cloying and insubstantial."[8] The popularity of the album grew following the release of the follow-up album Version in 2007, which saw Ronson collaborate with a number of well-known British and American artists on covers of well-known songs.

Singles[edit]

  • "NYC Rules", featuring vocals from Daniel Merriweather and Saigon, was released as the album's second single on February 16, 2004. The single was only released in Australia, and for its release, was re-titled "City Rules". It was promoted as Merriweather's first single in the country, and the cover art stated Ronson as the featured artist. The track peaked at #76 on the ARIA Charts.
  • "She's Got Me", again featuring vocals from Daniel Merriweather, was released as the album's third single on August 23, 2004. The single was again only released in Australia, and was promoted as Merriweather's second single in the country, with the cover art once again stating Ronson as the featured artist. The track faired slightly better, peaking at #69 on the ARIA Charts.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Intro"   Mark Ronson 1:25
2. "Bluegrass Stain'd" (featuring Nappy Roots and Anthony Hamilton) Ronson • Hamilton • Guyora Kats • R.N. Hughes • B.J. Scott 4:11
3. "Ooh Wee" (featuring Ghostface Killah, Nate Dogg, Trife Diesel and Saigon) Ronson • Nate Hale • Dennis Coles • Theo Bailey • Carenard 3:29
4. "High" (featuring Aya) Ronson • Bill Chang 4:05
5. "I Suck" (featuring Rivers Cuomo) Ronson • Rivers Cuomo 2:55
6. "International Affair" (featuring Sean Paul and Tweet) Ronson • Debi Nova • Sean Henriques • Charlene Keys 3:24
7. "Diduntdidunt" (featuring Saigon) Ronson • Brian Carenard 3:58
8. "On the Run" (featuring Mos Def and M.O.P.) Ronson • Dante Smith • Jamal Grinnage • Eric Murray 2:37
9. "Here Comes the Fuzz" (featuring Jack White, Freeway and Nikka Costa) Ronson • Jack White • Nikka Costa • Leslie Pridgen 3:09
10. "Bout to Get Ugly" (featuring Rhymefest and Anthony Hamilton) Ronson • Hamilton • Clifford Smith 3:33
11. "She's Got Me" (featuring Daniel Merriweather) Ronson • Daniel Merriweather 3:49
12. "Tomorrow" (featuring Q-Tip and Debi Nova) Ronson • Nova • Kamaal Fareed 3:55
13. "Rashi (Outro)"   Ronson 2:00

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (2003) Peak position
Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums 84[9]
UK Albums Chart 70[10]

Release history[edit]

Date Country Label Format(s)
September 8, 2003 United Kingdom Elektra
United States

References[edit]

  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ "Maxim". blender.com. 
  3. ^ "Here Comes the Fuzz - EW.com". Entertainment Weekly's EW.com. 
  4. ^ Dorian Lynskey. "CD: Mark Ronson, Here Comes The Fuzz". the Guardian. 
  5. ^ http://www.rollingstone.com/artists/markronson/albums/album/294596/review/6210615/here_comes_the_fuzz
  6. ^ "Mark Ronson Shows Off His 'Record Collection' on New Album". Billboard.com. Retrieved 2011-01-26. 
  7. ^ Diehl, Matt (2003-09-04), "Mark Ronson: Here Comes the Fuzz". Rolling Stone. (930):142
  8. ^ Drumming, Neil (2003-09-12), "MARK RONSON". Entertainment Weekly. (727/728):152
  9. ^ "Here Comes The Fuzz - Mark Ronson (2003)". Billboard.com. Retrieved March 8, 2010. 
  10. ^ "Mark Ronson - Here Comes The Fuzz". aCharts.us. Retrieved March 8, 2010.