Tuesday, July 22, 2008


Remember them? or "We've Got A Fuzzbox And We're Gonna Use It' as they were really called. Andy at work gave me their complete recordings and I'd clear forgotten about them. Peel played them a lot, and even had a session I recall. Their sound fell somewhere between Talula Gosh, Adam And The Ants and Sigue Sigue Sputnik. They were pretty punk when they started, but got co-opted by the mainstream and kinda fell apart. The cute amaturishness of their first LP 'Bostin' Steve Austin' (or self-titled as some call it) in '85 is still pretty infectious. Once they tried to be 'sexy' and cleaned up their sound, they lost their charm. I can't believe they were going all the way up to 1990!! Again, keep ears to the ground for some mp3's..... never heard the singers later band 'Vix And The Kix'...but the name doesn't sound too promising....

Fuzzbox - Love Is The Slug

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