Green Fuz

Rare and obscure music from all sorts of neet-o genres that i like. Garage rock, psychedelic, hard rock, metal, punk. What ever dude.

Wednesday, December 28, 2005

Destroy All monsters

Yep, they're named after one of thouse imported giant monster movies, with Godzilla vs Mothra vs Rodan, ect. But this band formed in 1973 with a femal-Iggy pop on vocals named Niagra. Yep, they were from Detroit also which means that by 1976 the band had recuited former Stooges guitarist Ron Ashton and former MC5's bassist Michial Davis, what a line up! But by this time they were releasing singls and trying to get played on the radio. This is what we have here on this 7 song self titled album on the Get Back label from Italy:

Side A

1 - Bored - mp3
2 - You're Gonna Die
3 - November 22ne, 1968

Side B

4 - Meet The Creeper
5 - Nobody Knows
6 - What Do I Get?
7 - Goin' To Lose

Unfortunaly this line up only lasted about as long enough to record just about these songs and little else. But there is also a massive 3 disc box set that covers the pre-Ashton and Davis years with just Niagara, Jim Shaw, Mike Kelley, and Cary Loren playing from 1976-1976. I've never seen this box set but it was reported put out on Sonic Youth's Thurston Moore's label in 1995. Though that original line up have subsuquently reformed occationly and put out an album of meterial (2001's Swamp Gas). I would like to hear either one of thouse albums so if any one has any info, let me know.

Tuesday, December 27, 2005

Dead Horse

If you didn't know, I was born in Texas. I have a love/hate relationship with the place. Gotta give props to the Whataburger though (actually im vegetarian, but come on, the place is called Whataburger).

Any ways, Metallica arn't from Texas. But if they were, thay might have sounded like Houston's Deadhorse. Or if Slayer threw in a few bango parts into the mix. The band released two LP's and a demo all on their own label Death Ride Records, but have recently be rereleased by Relaps Records. Here's the track list from their 1988 album.

deadhorse - Horsecore : An Unrelated Story That's Time Consuming

1 - Murder Song - mp3
2 - Born Believing
3 - Crushing of the Irate
4 - Hank
5 - Bewah
6 - World War Whatever
7 - Forgive
8 - Army Surplus
9 - Piece of Veal
10 - Mindless Zombies
11 - Adult Book Store
12 - Flowers for the Dead
13 - Too Close To Home
14 - Scottish Hell
15 - Subhumanity

Their next album Peaceful Death and Pretty Flowers came out in 1991, and Mike Haaga, the band's vocalist/guitarist and artists (with a stong pushead influence), later went on to play in on the first Superjoint Ritual album. I found out about this band from my brother (who is from Texas) and I'm going to see about getting a copy of the Peaceful Death album and the demo.

Randy Alvey & Green Fuz

In honor of my cable modem being up and working again, im going to do a post about the inspiration for this site's name. Also I'll need to do some explaining on how to download the song samples. As a note, I totaly support you checking out these bands, and then going out and buying the albums. Im shooting for sticking only to rare stuff anyways, so hopefully you'll find a vinyl copy and screw what ever record label out of moneyFuck them. Go buy the bands t-shirt, thay make more money off that any ways. I'll fill these posts with links for good measure.

To download the songs, just click on the link and look for the free download button (or regestar if you want, otherwise i think it limes how many downloads you get per hour). After that you'll go to another page, with a time ticker at the bottom. Wait for it and ender the code it give you. Its stupid, but it's also free. Anyways:

Randy Alvey & Green Fuz

1 - Green Fuz - mp3
2 - There is a Land

I got this song from the real nice 5-disk Pebbles Box, as well as a few other Pebbles comps. For thouse of you who don't know, Pebbles is the evil red headed step child of the Nuggets comp series, which was the first compilation series to repackage old and forgoten garage rock track from the mid to late 60's (released by Lenny Kaye the guitarist for Patty Smith in 1972). Pebbles features even more obscure, more demented, more raw, tracks from this first wave of proto-punk bands. Here's a list of most everything Pebbles.

But back to Randy Alvey. Like most unknown bands from this era, little is know about them (duh!). Apparently the band wan't too pleased with the quality of the recording, which is ironic because it was exactly that raw grungy sound that lead to this track not only resurfacing on the Pebbles series, but also to the Cramps doing a cover version.

If you listen to the song, you'll see that its supposed to be the bands theam song, or their gang, or what ever, warning others that "We're not to fast/ we're not to slow/ Come along baby, to see where we go/ Jump your [???], let us get your high/ We're the Green Fuz"

buy a copy of the single at Norton Records here for only 4 bucks!

Thursday, December 22, 2005

avacado sandwich with cheese and garlic mashed potatoes

i just signed up for this thing. no one should be reading this but if you do here's a cool link or two:

the music genome project is one of the best online streaming music players ive seen. You pick an artist and it creats a station around music with a similar sound. It's super comprehensive. If you don't like a song, just give it a thumbs down and it skips to the next song:

this is an online social bookmarking network. in short, you can take you bookmarks with you everywhere, and look at other peoples, too: