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The Fuzztones - Live In Europedotdotdotdot
artworkThis 12 incher came out in 1987, but it's languished too long unreviewed here. While it's all garage, there are two songs done often enough by surfbands that it requires acknowledgment. Besides, as any The Fuzztones fan will tell you, these guys rocked!
Picks: Blues' Theme, Run Chicken Run

Track by Track Review


Blues' Theme dotdotdotdot
(Instrumental)

Davie Allan and the Arrows' ultra fuzz rant "Blues' Theme" is done like the garage door is wide open and cops are on the way. It's more garage than the original, and it's full of grode life. Yah-hoo!

Run Chicken Run dotdotdotdot
(Instrumental)

Link Wray and his Raymen's "Run Chicken Run" gets the garage treatment with big thrashy guitars, chicken pickin', and glissandos following each chicken scratch session. Too much fun!