Tuesday, February 20, 2007

The Knights Of Fuzz

The Knights Of Fuzz is the title of a very comprehensive guide to the garage and psychedelic music revival from 1980 to now, written by Timothy Gassen who is also the singer of a psyco-garage band called The Marshmallow Overcoat. The book has been later published on CD-ROM and then as a DVD-ROM, with lots of extra audio tracks and video footages. It is a good opportunity to know, hear and see more about a movement that never emerged from the underground but involved and still involves thousands of bands from all over the world.
I choose my two favourite clips included in the DVD, devoted to bands from the USA and Canada.
The Miracle Workers, as Timothy points out in his introduction, "stood head and shoulders above many of their garage brothers because of superior song-writing and a dynamic stage action". The clip combines an audio track, a marvellous garage-folk tune, from their 1985 album Inside Out with a concert footage from the same year.
I saw a compelling concert by this band in 1988 here in Italy. They had just released a killer album called Overdose, with an heavier sound influenced by the Stooges.
The Plasticland are one of the most talented and long-lived neo-psychedelic bands. They are from Milwakee but the roots of their sound are in the British psychedelia of the sixties, revisited with an original and brilliant style, as you can hear in Color Appreciation. The song has been published on single in 1981 and it still sounds great performed live twenty years after by these middle-aged men still wearing paisley shirts and colourful jackets.

Miracle Workers - You'll Know Why (1985)
Plasticland - Color Appreciation (2001)

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Bye

Mirco

7 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

li ho visti anche io i miracle in quel periodo forse un anno dopo per primary domain a colle val d'elsa...che concerto

2/20/2007 2:40 AM  
Anonymous emanuele said...

Ciao Mirco, vedere un video dei MW adesso e ripensare alla serata a Palazzo Archinti a Mezzago mette i brividi. Mi sa che faccio un salto ai consigli zen..

Grazie

2/21/2007 2:37 AM  
Blogger Mirco said...

Mi fa sempre piacere rivederti da queste parti ;-)

2/21/2007 2:46 AM  
Blogger RYP said...

excellent music for my eyes!
thanks a lot!
RYP

2/22/2007 8:16 PM  
Blogger Ricardo Boi said...

MIRCO! AND ALL OF YOU FOLKS AT THE BLOG AND ALL DOWNLOADERS!!!

I've now managed to post properly the amazing GENESIS - LIVE AU BATACLAN 1973 video at my blog!
It's in 8 parts, hosted at the Badongo server! It now works properly! Everyone can get it at

http://perbovi.blogspot.com

Mirco, thanks again for all the support you gave me to post this! Thank you! Now all of us great prog fans can have it! Feel free also to post it in your blog also (by ginving me the credit, ok?), 'cause my intention is simply to share... I'd actually apreciate if you'd post the video also here in MUSIC FOR YOUR EYES.
Please spread the word to everyone! Thank you!

Bye! Thanks again!

3/10/2007 6:11 AM  
Blogger Mariano said...

invalid dude.. anyway thanx

1/17/2008 2:36 PM  
Blogger punkdeleimon said...

hello mate, nice work here!
A long time ago i had uploaded the whole "Knights Of Fuzz" book on the Wicked Thing!
Now i am looking for the DVD

10/20/2008 7:11 PM  

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