Monday, October 01, 2018

The Fuzztones : LSD 25 - 25 Years Of Fuzz And Fury 2005

The Fuzztones are an American garage rock revival band formed in 1980. Founded by singer-guitarist Rudi Protrudi in New York City, the band has gone through several member changes but is currently active in Europe. 

Dismissed by some critics and listeners as a "bar band" or unoriginal, they maintained a strong fan base in New York, in Europe (with their music being played on Hungarian State Radio), and in Los Angeles. Rudi Protrudi moved to Los Angeles in 1987, after the breakup of the original band, to organize a new Fuzztones, consisting of Jordan Tarlow, (Lead Guitar) John "Speediejohn" Carlucci, (Bass) Jason Savall, (Vox Organ) & "Mad" Mike Czekaj on drums. 

This lineup bears the distinction of being the only 1980's garage rock revival band to secure a major label record deal[citation needed], when they signed to RCA.

The group's name is derived from Fuzz Tone, the commercial name of a guitar effect pedal invented in 1962 and whose distinctive sound was popularized in the 1965 hit song "(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction" by the Rolling Stones.

This New York City-based psychedelic/garage rock combo played a large role in the mostly underground '60s revival during the 1980s. Led by the enigmatic Rudi Protrudi, the Fuzztones were one of the major "successes" (particularly in Europe) of the revival that flourished in 1984 and that also boasted the Chesterfield Kings, the Cynics, the Miracle Workers, and Plasticland. 

Their debut studio LP, Lysergic Emanations, was released in 1985. Thanks to praise from Ian Astbury of the Cult, the newly refitted Los Angeles-based Fuzztones were one of the few to get a major-label deal, and a second album, In Heat, was released by Beggars Banquet in 1989. Due to the album's lackluster sales performance, the Fuzztones went back to the indies. 
That might have been the end of the story, but it wasn't. Thanks to a hugely successful tour of Europe in 1985, the group built a loyal and dedicated fan base there, and one version or another of the Fuzztones has toured there regularly ever since. Their over three-decade career has yielded at least a dozen or more albums, countless singles, and several videos, and Lysergic Emanations has been re-released by at least three different labels over the years.

In 2011, to celebrate their 30th anniversary, the band released a new studio album, Preaching to the Perverted, on Stag-O-Lee/Cleopatra. 

LSD 25

LSD 25 - 25 Years of Fuzz and Fury is a compilation album by the band Fuzztones released in 2005 in Italy and in 2006 in US, with a bonus DVD of promo videos, television appearances and interviews.

Discography LP

    Lysergic Emanations (1985)
    In Heat (1989)
    Braindrops (1991)
    Monster A-Go-Go (1992)
    Salt for Zombies (2003)
    Horny as Hell (2008)
    Preaching to the Perverted (2011) 


01. Johnson In A Headlock     3:21
02. I Never Knew     3:17
03. One Girl Man     3:21
04. Gotta Get Some     2:33
05. Nine Months Later     4:25
06. Ward 81     5:29
07. Action Speak Louder Than Words     2:15
08. I'm Gonna Make You Mine     2:27
09. Heathen Set     2:36
10. They're Gonna Take You Away     2:50
11. She's My Witch     3:01
12. Rise     3:30
13. Third Time's The Charm     3:31
14. Don't Blow Your Mind     3:07
15. Brand New Man     2:33
16. Bad News Travels Fast     2:39
17. Thirteen Women     2:47
18. Romilar D     3:31

Dextromethorphan (DXM or DM) - Romilard D  is a drug of the morphinan class with sedative, dissociative, and stimulant properties (at lower doses).


Yeah I tried strychnine and sniffing glue 
I´ve been known to take a trip or two Banana peels and pesticide
Nothing can beat this swinging ride 
 This stuff is thumbs up Pass another dixie cup 
I can´t tell which end is up Save another swig for me Romilar D 

That´s the stuff for me Romilar D 
Take a tip from me 
 Some folks like coffee some folks like tea I need more to get outta my tree
 Don´t know where 
I´m going don´t know where I´ve been
 But I´m where it´s at when this stuff kicks in I can´t tell which end is up Fill another dixie cup 
This stuff is thumbs up Pass another bottle to me Romilar D

It´s got me outta my tree Romilar D 
That´s the stuff for me Get with the countdown learn to fly 
You gotta kiss this square old world good bye 
Blast off to Kicksville USA Look out below,
 up up and away This stuff is thumbs up Pass another dixie cup

I can´t tell which end is up 
Save another swig for me Romilar D 
That´s the stuff for me Romilar D 
Take a tip from me Romilar D...

19. Hurt On Hold     2:26
20. She's Wicked     3:15
21. This Sinister Urge     3:24
22. Salem Witch Trial     3:34
23. Strychnine     2:16
24. In Heat     2:20
25. Cinderella  2:57


  1. Cheers for this Kostas. Keep on keeping on, stay free and stay strong!