Fuse (Fuse album)

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Fuse 1969 Cover.jpg
Studio album by Fuse
Released 1970
Recorded 1969
Genre Hard rock, psychedelic rock
Length 38:28
Label Epic
Producer Jackie Mills

Fuse is the debut rock album by Fuse, recorded in 1969 (see 1969 in music), released in 1970. This is the only album the band released before they broke up, with members going on to form Cheap Trick and Silver Fox.[1]

Production and release[edit]

Fuse was born in Rockford, in 1967. A single is recorded on Smack Records with the tunes "Hound Dog" and "Crusin for Burgers". Recorded with producer Jackie Mills in late 1968.[1] In 1969 the album is recorded, which is released early 1970. The titles of the single appear on the CD "Re-issue" by Rewind.

Critical reception[edit]

The album was not as successful as the band or label hoped. According to Richie Unterberger of Allmusic, "The album is an average, perhaps somewhat below average, late-'60s hard rock recording. It looks forward to some facets of '70s metal and art rock in its overwrought vocals, tandem hard rock guitar riffs, and classical-influenced keyboards."[1]

Nielsen has nothing good to say about the Fuse album, stating "Tom Petersson and I were in a Midwest band called Fuse. The guys we were with were all rinky dinks; they’re probably pumping gas now. Tom and I had the stick-to-it-iveness and positive thinking to know what we wanted to do, so we split the band and went off to hang out in England.... That Fuse stuff stinks. We don’t stand by it."[citation needed] By Petersson’s account, "The band was much better than the album indicates. When it came out we were disgusted. The producer was an idiot."[citation needed]

Track listing[edit]

Side 1
  1. "Across The Skies"
  2. "Permanent Resident"
  3. "Show Me"
  4. "To Your Health"
Side 2
  1. "In A Window"
  2. "4/4 3/4"
  3. "Mystery Ship"
  4. "Sad Day"

(see Epic Records label BN26502)



  1. ^ a b c Unterberger, Richie. "Artist Biography". Allmusic. Retrieved 2015-02-16.