Beitrag von einem Gast oder ehemaligen Mitglied
FUZZTONES GONN PRIMITIVE!"!
The Fuzztones are planning something different for their October European tour! After touring with last year's big band version of The Fuzztones (the band included a three piece brass section), Rudi thought it would be fun to "Go back to our roots." In doing so, the band will feature a very special guest - CRAIG MOORE of 60's Garagepunk legends, GONN! Gonn's classic, "Blackout of Gretely" has been a popular mainstay of The Fuzztones live set ever since they recorded it on Leave Your Mind At Home in 1983. As well as being Gonn's bassist, Craig was the main songwriter ("Blackout of Gretely", "Doin' Me In") and vocalist. The unstoppable "Mad" Mike will once again be manning the drumstool, joining Rudi and Lana, along with foreign exchange guitarist, UK's Bob Hughes, who will be filling in for Lenny Silver, who will be recording with his own band at the time. The band's set will consist of nothing but snarling Garage Punk - lots of early Fuzztones, lots of Gonn, and a few well-chosen classics thrown in for good measure!
Available will also be their new album "HORNY AS HELL".
here the tourdates:
Oct 17 2008 - Zwölfzehn Stuttgart
Oct 18 2008 - Zwischenfall Bochum
Oct 19 2008 - Moonshake Party Frankfurt
Oct 20 2008 - Cologne
Oct 21 2008 - Atomic Cafe Munich
Oct 22 2008 - ARCIKROEN Villafranca di Verona, Verona
Oct 23 2008 - SPAZIO 211 Torino, Torino
Oct 24 2008 - FILLMORE Piacenza, Piacenza
Oct 25 2008 - EXTRA Recanati, Macerata
Oct 26 2008 - TBA TBA, Reggio Emilia
Oct 29 2008 - Bassy Berlin
Oct 31 2008 - Garage Oslo
Nov 1 2008 - 4AD Diksmuide
Nov 2 2008 - Effenaar Eindhoven
Nov 5 2008 - Mondo Bizarro Rennes
Nov 6 2008 - La Mequanique Paris
Nov 7 2008 - Frathouse Bristol Bristol
Nov 8 2008 - Boston Music Room London
The Fuzztones have achieved legendary status as cult faves during their 27 year career. Their fiery brand of Garage-Psych-Punk pre-dated the entire "Garage Revival" of the 1980's and has influenced hundreds of groups, some quite famous. Born in the summer of 1980 in the bowels of NYC's Lower East side, The Fuzztones were soon regulars at legendary NYC hotspots such as CBGB, and the Mudd Club. By utilizing the fuzzbox (an antiquated effects pedal used by many 60's groups to achieve overly distorted "psychedelic" guitar sounds), the band created a raunchy sound they referred to as "Grunge"...(On their 1984 debut single, "Bad News Travels Fast", lead guitarist Elan Portnoy is credited as playing "lead grunge", at least a decade before the Seattle Grunge Invasion)! Complete with paisley and leather attire, genuine human bone necklaces, The Fuzztones influenced the fashions of bands as diverse as the Hoodoo Gurus (who also modified the Fuzztones infamous skull and crossed Vox Phantom guitars logo for use on one of their album covers) to Marc Almond (who aped The Fuzztones by wearing black turtlenecks with bone necklaces) to the X-rated Dwarves logo, which was stolen from the Fuzztones "Lysergic Ejaculations" cover. The band's classic video for "Ward 81" even inspired the legendary Ramones, whose "Psychotherapy" video copies several scenes directly from the Fuzztones' masterpiece, as did the glitter-rock docu-film "Velvet Goldmine"! The Fuzztones' first European tour in 1985, a 3 month onslaught of England, Wales, Scotland, Germany and Italy, firmly established the band with a dedicated, and avid following that continues to this day! Their 1985 debut studio LP, "Lysergic Emanations" has achieved major cult status, and has been released by 4 different labels over the last 23 years, the combined sales of which has assured gold record status! The Fuzztones have toured Europe fervently since 1985, and have headlined major venues in Italy, Spain, Greece, France, Norway, Sweden, Belgium, Wales, Scotland, Austria, Germany, Czech Republic, Denmark and Finland, as well as Canada, Israel, and Mexico. During their illustrious 27 year career they have appeared on 62 vinyl and CD releases, including at least 13 albums, countless singles, and compilations, not to mention 5 videos, several television and radio appearances, and countless major press articles (NME, Sounds, Melody Maker, Rockerilla, Hit Parade, US,Rolling Stone, Mojo, and more). They were the only band involved in the 80's "Garage Revival" to obtain a major label record deal (RCA). Among the band's fans were such high-profile rock celebrities as MTV's Martha Quinn, and the Cult's Ian Astbury, who offen joined the band onstage for impromptu guest appearances. By 1992 the band had run it's course, as various members retreated to their side projects (Link Protrudi & the Jaymen, Bomboras, etc). After a five year hiatus, the band reformed for a handfull of reunion shows. In 2000, Rudi reformed the band for good. After releasing several singles the band returned to Europe and has been touring consistantly ever since. Their 2003 album, "Salt For Zombies" received rave reviews, subsequently garnering major press (Rolling Stone, Mojo). The band is currently writing material for a new album, and planing an upcoming US tour.
Bislang hat noch niemand auf den obigen Beitrag geantwortet.
Seien Sie doch der Erste ...
Neuen Beitrag zum Thema Bands schreiben
Es ist mir immer wieder ein Rätsel, was die ganzen Teenies an Tokio Hotel so toll finden. Vielleicht liegt es an den deutschen Texten, die jed...
Hi in bin jetzt 16 und würde gerne in einer Band spielen. Ich würde von euch gern erfahren wie cdas Bandleben so ist und wie sich euer restlic...
Ein „Hallo!“ in die Gemeinschaft. Welches Sternzeichen habt Ihr (alternativ Euer Geburtstag mit Tag und Monat) und wen von „Ap...
Bin jetzt seit knapp einem Jahr echter Rammsteinfan geworden. Letztens hab ich mir die Völkerball DVD von deren Konzert in Nimes gekauft. Die ...
Du bist Musiker? Du wohnst in Frankfurt a.M. bzw. der näheren Umgebung? Du stehst auf StS, BlindGuardian, IEX, FiddlersG...