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.

Tuesday, December 27, 2005

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!


At 6:19 AM, Blogger nessa_eternal said...

I live in the same town as Randy. My mom way back in the day knew him and the band. Yes he is still around and if anyone would like to know anything about him im sure I can ask his sister for info.

At 8:26 AM, Blogger nick beef said...

funny you should mention this, because i just got an email from Les Dale who was in Green Fuz and he wanted to clear up some of the mysteries about the band.

i was so, excited when i got that email. i asked him if he would do an interview and he said yes. i'll be makeing a post about the whole thing soon, so stay tuned.

by the way, nessa_eternal, you left no contact info and your profile is blank. let me know how i could contact you.


At 12:34 PM, Blogger Mike P said...

My name is Mike and you can find me at green fuz drummer

At 8:30 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

no mystery...not many have asked...hi mike! hi les! wheres jim and buck?

At 7:12 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

put song back on

At 8:46 AM, Blogger Green Fuz Drummer said...

I'm doing good, been talking to Jim quite a bit and talked to Les a couple of month's ago. Randy is off somewhere playing dates in Canada and New York.Have'nt talked to Buck in a long time.

At 8:46 AM, Blogger Green Fuz Drummer said...

I'm doing good, been talking to Jim quite a bit and talked to Les a couple of month's ago. Randy is off somewhere playing dates in Canada and New York.Have'nt talked to Buck in a long time.

At 9:47 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm pretty sure Les is gonna be down after the new year, Probably gonna get together and jam at Jim's. Rumor is Les has some new songs he like to record with the original group.....sounds like fun.

At 7:25 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey Mike and Jimmy, I have the Les Paul tuned up and the Marshel is kicken. the new songs are ready for you guys so I guess I will be back in Bridgeport in the spring. I will give you two a call soon.

At 10:39 AM, Blogger nick beef said...

Hay how many of the original guys are getting involved in this project.

I run this blog and would love to interview the band and see if I can help promote you guys and your music.

email me. a link should be in the top right of this page.

thanks guys, you rock.


At 8:02 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Buck is in Dallas - works for Hertz @ DFW

At 6:34 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am still around and will be getting together with Jimmy , Les and Mike to work up some of the old and some new music....


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