Holy mother of Mary! Suffering succotash! Those Navins are gonna lay it down for you the buying public June 11 at the venerable Blue Moon Tavern in ye olde U District. This will no doubt be both noisy and fun. You may attend for a mere 5 bucks. If you only have 4, you should still come and just stand on the sidewalk and look wistful.
Review: The Fuzz – Best Kept Secret (Green Monkey Records, 2016) (Rock) (translated from German)
The Fuzz started in 2000 in Seattle, Washington, USA, and consists of: Rod Moody – solo guitar, Andy Hoggarth – vocals and lead guitar, Brad Jackman – bass guitar and Tom Hendrickson – drums.
Their debut album “Here Comes The Fuzz” already appeared soon after the formation of the band and it was in 2011, followed by “Fun Forest”, which is worth mentioning that both albums were recorded in the basement of their home.
the new album “Best Kept Secret” in Elliott Bay Recording Studio to Seattle and recorded by the Green Monkey Records released on October 16 2015. “Best Kept Secret” contains nine songs, including “I Can not Wait” and it is the first I hear the band play a nice swinging pop song that 60s beat contains influences and is followed by “Too Bad”, a delicious swinging 60s related uptempo beat song, then I “want” hear and containing the band plays another brilliant piece of rock that influenced the years, 60 music. then lock the strap me “Charley Horse” for a high-tempo pop song that light country rock contains influences (listen to this song over the soundcloud link below the review), to be followed by “Girl”, a swinging rock song, which contains some fine tempo. in “She Believes” the band dishes out like a fast rock song for, which is played at breakneck speed and takes a minute and “Locked Out” the Fuzz also plays a fantastic piece of rock at high speed, while in “loaded” a delightful swinging rock song to put get where rhythm & blues influences in sitting and singing me slightly reminiscent of Mick Jagger. the last song on the album is called “Call the Cops” and also let herein the band I enjoy swinging uptempo rock song, where inaction is not an issue. “Best Kept Secret” is a nice swinging album by the Fuzz and I can therefore recommend every rock lover, to listen to this disc again, to perhaps reach the same conclusion as me.
The Fuzz have released a new album on Green Monkey Records called Best Kept Secret and if you are someone who loves their rock in a dingy club or basement with a hint of stink and gank, you’ve come to the right place. It reminds me of the kind of music I’d hear from a group of people who have a lot of experience and know what they’re doing, singing about and playing, and that’s exactly what this is. This is experienced music, and some of this reminds me of early Mudhoney or even Green River, as if Mark Arm decided to show up and say “hey, I want to jam with you guys.” I’m sure fans of the Seattle music will say “this should remind you of a lot of other people than that” and there’s nothing wrong with an aggressive song like this with lyrics that refer to Kareem Abdul Jabbar, as they do in the nice basketball anthem “Wilt”. Nonetheless, for those who remember and know what Seattle rock sounds like, perhaps this is why this is called Best Kept Secret, for this is something you’re not going to hear on the radio with its own dedicated hour during lunch, This is true grit from the 206. John Book – This Is Books Music https://thisisbooksmusic.wordpress.com/tag/the-fuzz/
DAGGER ZINE TOP 10: MAY 2016
britta phillips- luck or magic (double feature records)
the twin atlas- the model village (self released)
epic soundtracks –rise above (troubadour/ easy action- deluxe dbl cd)
aberdeen- it was the rain: lost recordings 1993-1995 (used bin pop recordings/ tremolo arm users club)
hudson bell- yerba buena (self released) the navins- not yourself today (green monkey records)
the beau brummels- triangle & bradley’s barn (real gone music)
gleasons drift- s/t (blind pigeon records)
heron oblivion- s/t (sub pop)
benjamin dean wilson- small talk (tapete records)
HEY!! Industrial Revelation is our May AotM, with selections from their superb Liberation & the Kingdom of Nri. I’m gonna go see them this Friday at Rhythm and Rye in Olympia and you are welcome to come down and buy me a beer!
GMR label prez Tom Dyer has released a new digital single, “Meditations on Prince Bowie.” Dyer: “I liked both Prince and Bowie. A lot. They died. That’s what people do. I wrote this not particularly reverent piece and recorded it as a bit of a cheeky tribute. All sounds were made with my voice.”