Fuzztones, The - Preaching to the Perverted

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Legenda garażowowego grania ze Stanów z nowym albumem! Na trzydziestolecie istanienia, Stag-O-Lee - sublabel legendranego Glitterhouse, prezentuje płytę "PREACHING TO THE PERVERTED".
It's probably not the wisest commercial decision for a band that's been relevant for over 30 years to stray from the tried-and-true form that has helped them maintain their fanbase.

Yet that is just what The Fuzztones have done with their newest release, Preaching To The Perverted. The Fuzztones are globally recognized as the progenitors of the Garage Rock movement, and could easily continue retreading the same ground for many years to come, but they continually choose to push the envelope. Their last album, Horny As Hell, for instance, introduced a prominent horn section, black female background vocals and a hammond organ, adding a deep Soul element to their patented Garage-Grunge. While Preaching To The Perverted continues to explore the realm of Garage Psych - and adventurously engulfs every sub genre within (Psychedelic Soul, Garage Blues, Folk Rock, Psychedelic Lounge, et al), it dares to go beyond musical proficiency and experimentation. This album contains a message - a wake-up call to the "perverted." One look at the cryptic cover art and it's immediately obvious that it's not sex that the 'Tones are referring to.

Lyrically, the songs (all original compositions) address many political and social issues with music that drives the message home with the urgency required. Yet while Preaching To The Perverted is, by far, The Fuzztones most mature offering, it still maintains reverence to the Garage sound the band helped to re-introduce in the 80's. Possibly the most important album the genre has ever produced.

Two new songs in the player to the right!

The Fuzztones are a garage rock revival band formed in 1980, playing through the 1990s and now. Founded by singer-guitarist Rudi Protrudi (real name: Glenn Dalpis) 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 even played on Hungarian State Radio and in Los Angeles, where Rudi would move 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 FuzzTone, the commercial name of a guitar effect pedal invented in 1964 and whose distinctive sound was popularized in the 1965 hit song "(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction" by the Rolling Stones.

The Fuzztones have certainly achieved legendary status as cult faves during their almost 30 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, from The Hives to The Horrors. 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), and the band was nicknamed "The Gurus of Garage Grunge." Complete with paisley and leather attire, genuine human bone necklaces, The Fuzztones influenced the fashions of musicians 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 Ian Astbury and Marc Almond (who aped The Fuzztones by wearing black turtlenecks with bone necklaces) to the Dwarves, whose X-rated logo was stolen from the Fuzztones "Lysergic Ejaculations" cover. Finland's platinum selling rockers, 69 Eyes, and German superstars Die Artze even sport Fuzztones t-shirts in their promo photos! 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 band's 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 3 different labels over the last 16 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, Portugal, Denmark and Finland, as well as Canada, Israel, Prague, Serbia, Croatia and Mexico. During their illustrious 30 year career they have appeared on 78 vinyl and CD releases, including at least 15 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,and more). They were the only band involved in the 80's "Garage Revival" to obtain a major label record deal (RCA). Since then they have released 3 singles, and 4 albums:"SALT FOR ZOMBIES," (2003) on Tribal Stomp (CD) and Misty Lane (LP), "LSD-25" (2005) on Get Back, "HORNY AS HELL" (2008) on Electrique Mudd (Unique) and No Fun (USA), and finally "LYSERGIC LEGACY," a "Best of" compilation on Cleopatra Records, that was released in 2009. Get Back Records also re-released several classic Fuzztones albums in 2005, and Rolling Stone magazine included a Fuzztones track on a CD called "Fuzz-Tones," which was included with a 2007 issue.The Fuzztones were among the advertised headliners of the Little Steven Underground Garage Festival in 2004, which featured 42 bands, including The Strokes, NY Dolls, Iggy & The Stooges, Bo Diddley, Nancy Sinatra, and the Pretty Things. More recently they've headlined the Purple Weekend Festival in Leon, Spain, and the Stag-o-Lee Festival in Beverungen, Germany. They also co-headlined the Ink 'n' Iron Festival in Los Angeles with the legendary Sonics in 2009 and also headlined a televised segment of the legendary German music show, Rockpalast. A second Fuzztones tribute album, "Fuzztones Illegitimate Spawn 2," featuring 50 bands from around the world, has been released in February 2010 on England's Twist Records. The latest album "Preaching To The Perverted" will be released on Stag O Lee on January 28th in 2011. The Fuzztones will celebrate their 30 year anniversary by embarking on a two and a half month promotional tour, beginning on September 30th, 2010.


1    My Black Cloud     3:04             
2    Between The Lines     3:08             
3    Flirt, Hurt & Desert     3:05             
4    Launching Sanity's Dice     2:34             
5    Invisible     4:02             
6    Set Me Straight     4:26             
7    Don't Speak Ill Of The Dead     4:03             
8    Old     4:36             
9    This Game Called Girl     2:42             
10    Lust Pavillon     3:52             
11    Bound To Please     3:11             
12    Come To Me     2:11