… One of the niftier things I picked up for my birthday last weekend was a DVD compilation/documentary/sampler/300-page book called The Knights of Fuzz, which offers a sampling of videos from revivalists like the Chesterfield Kings and filmmaker Timothy Gassen’s own Marshmallow Overcoat.
It’s all good stuff, but I wanted to give you a couple of samples, both of which seem to illustrate to me that honesty and passion I was talking about in my previous post.
Fortune & Maltese and the Phabulous Pallbearers — Leave No Stone Unturned. These guys were from Kalamazoo, and they nailed the Byrds sound. This is just gorgeous.
Freddy & the Four-Gone Conclusions — Stand Up. This is a Del Shannon cover, and they even brought in Max Crook (Del’s original keyboardist) for the trademark Musitron solo. And as an aside to commenter Michael Dearing: What is that fretless bass with the f-holes?
And there’s plenty more where that came from, so hop into your Voxmobile and pick up a copy of Knights of Fuzz.