… And Speaking of the Garage Revival…

… 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.

About profmondo

Dad, husband, mostly free individual, medievalist, writer, and drummer. "Gladly wolde he lerne and gladly teche."
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