Friday, June 13, 2008
We've Got a Fuzzbox and We're Gonna Use It
A fuzzbox (or fuzz box) is a type of effects pedal comprising an amplifier and a clipping circuit, which generates a distorted version of the input signal...
When these four dizzy school girls got together and decided to do something with their lives in Birmingham rather than be destined to grace the checkouts in their local Tesco’s. Sisters Jo and Maggie Dunne (four years older) were eagerly learning to play lead guitar and bass respectively whilst Vickie Perks only had eyes for being a front lady with microphone in hand and petite, blonde Tina O’Neill, already had drumsticks in her tiny grip ready for her first lesson. Not really coming up with any great ideas for a band name, one of them came up with the idea of playing around with one of the instruments they were now rehearsing with. A ‘Fuzzbox,’ to describe it in his entirety, is a guitar pedal used to create a distorted sound. It was first used by Jimi Hendrix and was an essential item to create a surround sound of blurred or ’fuzzy’ noises in rock music predominately. It also was and still is, a certain piece of equipment used by many punk groups around at the time to give the very essence to a punk rock sound. Thus ‘We’ve Got A Fuzzbox And We’re Gonna Use It’ was born
These gals are geniuses with their amazing girl group fuzz sound gone array, and their look... what a look it is..
If you already have not heard of them now is your chance, they DO NOT disappoint!
We've Got A Fuzzbox And We're Gonna Use It - Bostin' Steve Austin LP - 1986 - UK
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A compilation I put together of rare recordings, B-sides, and early singles...
Check out the amazing rendition of Queen's Bohemian Rhapsody..
Fuzzbox - Belly Fuzz
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We've Got A Fuzzbox And We're Gonna Use It - Love is the Slug
We've Got A Fuzzbox And We're Gonna Use It - Rules and Regulations