Tuesday, 12 April 2022

We've Got a Fuzzbox and We're Gonna Use it - "Bostin' Steve Austin" (Vindaloo Records – FBOX 1) 1986

Also on Robert Lloyd of The Nightingales fame's Vindaloo Records,and touring mates of Ted Chippington, were the snappily named 'We've Got a Fuzzbox and We're Gonna Use it' from the home of heavy metal, Birmingham England....... 
As the much missed Jerry Orbach once said....(Who?)...
"Maybe this isn't your cuppa, but I'll cop to my fetish for 80's ladies. Why did they just seem so much more fun? When did girls just become so dour? Just look at the photo and tell me when you see girls like this anymore. You don't. Then again, if you read this blog it's unlikely that you see any girls aside from your mom and porn. At the risk of sounding like a misogynist, there's tons of girl bands out there now that really wish they could be this good, but, unfortunately they are shit. To this day, I wonder what ever became of these ladies. It's my debilitating laziness that prevents me from typing the band into google and actually find out. Some things are better kept as memories."
Nowadays the only 80's ladies I come across (Phnaar Phanaar) are ladies IN their 80's rather than ladies FROM thee 80's....oh by the way, the guitary-one with the star-shaped shades died about a decade ago.....cancer.
Of course, it all went tits up when Closet Gaylord Geffen got wind of it....prized them from Vindaloo,and shortened their name to just..."Fuzzbox",and insisted on hit singles and the like.
Why are major record labels such eternally blocked toilets of pure shite? They observe something the public like then change it,and sell a crapper version of it back to them.


A1 Love Is The Slug 3:06
A2 Wait And See 2:15
A3 Jackie 2:39
A4 Spirit In The Sky 3:05
A5 X X Sex 1:59
A6 Alive 2:17
B1 What's The Point 2:27
B2 You Got Me 3:35
B3 Hollow Girl 3:09
B4 Console Me 1:27
B5 Rules And Regulations 2:48
B6 Preconceptions 2:32


Anonymous said...

Many Thanks

Philip Johnson said...

They've reformed and are still going, though with only a couple of the original members. One of them is dead.

Philip Johnson said...

Oh, you knew one was deceased already! Should read to the end before replying.

Jonny Zchivago said...

Yeah googled it in secret.
Lol!..i hope the one thats dead isn't one of the original members in the reformed version...i'm sure a groups done that before?

Anonymous said...

Hello, just letting you know that track 6 is missing.
Loving the Vindaloo thread...keep up the good work!

Jonny Zchivago said...

Track 6 re-upped....so that now means its all there i guess?

Bilge Dasto said...

Here in the US, I had this LP in the 80s, but sold it to my local punk record store for some needed cash. Decades later got it back for free from same record store - but slightly diff version - "Bostin Steve Austin" title completely removed, just "Weve Got a Fuzzbox", etc etc. 1986 Vindaloo / Geffen pressing. I never noticed that before!

Mark Pino On Drums said...

Had a funny conversation with Robert about this group in 2015. Pretty much all conversations with Robert are funny in the best possible way.