The Fuzztones

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The Fuzztones
The Fuzztones en Barcelona.jpg
Rudi Protrudi live with the Fuzztones, Barcelona, June 2008
Background information
Origin New York, U.S.
Genres Garage rock
Psychedelic rock
Garage rock revival
Years active 1980–present
Labels Midnight,
Music Maniac,
Get Back
Website

http://www.fuzztones.net

Members Rudi Protrudi
Rob Louwers
Lana Loveland
Lenny Silver
Past members Deb O'Nair
Jake Cavaliere
Ira Elliot
Michael Jay
Elan Portnoy
Jason Savall
John Carlucci
Jordan Tarlow
Mike Czekaj
Gabe Hammond
Philip Arriagada

The Fuzztones are a garage rock revival band formed in 1980.[1] Founded by singer-guitarist Rudi Protrudi in New York City, the band has gone through several member changes but is currently active in Europe. Dismissed by some critics and listeners as a "bar band" or unoriginal, they maintained a strong fan base in New York, in Europe (with their music being played on Hungarian State Radio), and in Los Angeles. Rudi Protrudi moved to Los Angeles in 1987, after the breakup of the original band, to organize a new Fuzztones, consisting of Jordan Tarlow, (Lead Guitar) John "Speediejohn" Carlucci, (Bass) Jason Savall, (Vox Organ) & "Mad" Mike Czekaj on drum. This lineup bears the distinction of being the only 1980's garage rock revival band to secure a major label record deal[citation needed], when they signed to RCA.

The group's name is derived from Fuzz Tone, the commercial name of a guitar effect pedal invented in 1962 and whose distinctive sound was popularized in the 1965 hit song "(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction" by the Rolling Stones.

Founder members[edit]

Current members[edit]

Discography[2][edit]

LP[edit]

Singles & EP[edit]

Side A

  1. Bad News Travels Fast - 2:39

Side B

  1. Brand New Man (And A Brand New Car) - 2:33

Side A

  1. Bad News Travels Fast
  2. As Times Gone

Side B

  1. Green Slime
  2. Strychnine
  • She's Wicked (7"/12" EP,1986, United Kingdom - ABC Records - ABCS 006/ABCS 006T)

Side A

  1. She's Wicked

Side B

  1. Epitaph For A Head
  2. Cinderella (12" EP only)

Side A

  1. 1-2-5

Side B

  1. Just A Dream Away - The Wipers
  • Nine Months Later
    • (12" EP, 1988, Germany, Music Maniac MM013) reissued in UK in 1989 on 12" EP and 7" single by UK Situation Two - SIT 61T)

Side A

  1. Nine Months Later (Written-By – Rudi Protrudi 4:56)
  2. Girl, You Captivate Me (Written-By – R. Martinez* 2:21)

Side B

  1. Cheyenne Rider (Written-By – J. Tarlow*, M. Czekaj* 3:06)
  2. The Greatest Lover In The World (Written-By – E. McDaniels* 2:30)
    • (Reissued in UK in 1989 on 12" EP and 7" single by UK Situation Two - SIT 61T)

Side A

  1. Nine Months Later

Side B

  1. You Must Be A Witch
  2. Down on the Street (Ian Astbury - 12" EP only)
  • Hurt on Hold (7" single/12" EP,1989, UK, Situation Two, SIT 58 T)

Side A

  1. Hurt on Hold

Side B

  1. Jack the Ripper
  2. I Can't Control Myself (12" EP only)

Side A

  1. Action Speaks Louder Than Words" - 2:15
  2. I Never Knew" - 3:18

Side B

  1. Yeah Babe - 3:21
  2. My Nothing - 2:02

Side A

  1. Romilar D (Alternate Version) - 3:58
  2. Rise - 3:49

Side B

  1. Romilar D (Espanol)
  2. Romilar D (Italiano)
  • Face Of Time/My Brother The Man (7" single, US, 1994, RAFR)

Side A

  1. Face Of Time 3:05

Side B

  1. My Brother The Man 2:13
  • People In Me/I'm Gonna Make You Mine (1998, Misty Lane - FREE with issue #16)

Side A

  1. One Girl Man - 3:22

Side B

  1. You Must Be a Witch - 2:41
  2. I'm Gonna Make You Mine - 2:29
  • Help, Murder, Police (7" single, 2001, Italy, Teen Sound TEENS-021-A)

Side A

  1. Help, Murder, Police 2:01

Side B

  1. Out Of Our Tree 3:29
  2. Brand New Man (Brand New Version) 2:37
  • Idol Chatter/A Wristwatch Band (7" single, 2002, Italy, Beard of Stars BOSS32)

Side A

  1. Idol Chatter

Side B

  1. A Wristwatch Band
  • Hallucination Generation (7" single, 2002, Mexico, Darkzone, DZ01)

Side A

  1. Hallucination Generation"

Side B

  1. Get Naked
  • Lord Have Mercy On My Soul (7" single, 2005, Twist, Twist 34)

Side A

  1. Lord Have Mercy On My Soul (Black Oak Arkansas)

Side B

  1. They're Gonna Take You Away (Rudi Protrudi)

Live[edit]

  • Screamin' Jay Hawkins and the Fuzztones LIVE 12" EP (1984, United States Midnight Records MIRLP114B)
    • reissued in 2006 on 12" EP by Italy Get Back Records
  • Leave Your Mind At Home (12" EP, 1984, United States Midnight Records - MIRLP105)
  1. Voices Green and Purple
  2. Blackout of Gretely
  3. No Friend of Mine
  4. We're Pretty Quick
  5. My Flash on You
  6. Bag I'm In
  7. You Burn Me Up and Down
  • Live in Europe! flexidisc (1987, Germany Music Maniac Records MM06)
    • reissued in 2006 on 12" LP with gatefold sleeve by Italy Get Back Records
      • First 1,000 copies contain one-sided 7-inch picture disc of the Glora flexidisc
  • Blue Themes/13 Women And The Only Man Around (1988, Mint Minus Records MMR666) live bootleg
    • Blue Theme (1987) - German bootleg of above
  • In Heat Tour souvenir 10" picture disc (1989, United Kingdom Situation Two Records SIT 61)
  • Lysergic Ejaculations CD (1994, Germany Music Maniac Records MM052)
  • Lord Have Mercy On My Soul (Recorded at Lincoln Lounge, Venice, CA. - 7" single, 2005, Twist, Twist 34)

Compilation[edit]

Tribute and other stuff[edit]

  • Illegitimate Spawn double CD (Tribute album to The Fuzztones featuring 42 bands - 2006, Sin Records SIN003)
  1. A1 - Caught You Red-Handed
  2. A2 - Cinderella
  3. A3 - The Witch
  4. B1 - Have Love Will Travel
  5. B2 - Strychnine
  6. B3 - Boss Hoss

Compilation appearances[edit]

Related bands[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Larkin, Colin (1995). Guinness Whos Who of Indie and New Wave 2E. Firebird Distributing. ISBN 0-85112-657-X. 
  2. ^ Fuzztones at Discogs

External links[edit]