Title - 'NYC'
Artist - The Fuzztones
For those unaware, Garage rock revivalists The Fuzztones have just put together an awe-inspiring homage to their home city, covering some of the best bands to come out of NY’s vaunted music scene!
Including Rudi Protrudi & Co.’s special twist on classics by The Ramones, The Cramps, Dead Boys, The Heartbreakers, The Fugs, Mink DeVille, Patti Smith, NY Dolls and, of course, Sinatra’s 'New York, New York,' the album, simply titled NYC is out now via Cleopatra Records.
“New York has always been at the core of the Fuzztones entity so what better way to celebrate 40 years of fuzz than a tribute to the music that drew us there?” – Rudi Protrudi.
1. 'New York, New York'
2. 'Flip Your Wig'
3. 'New Kind Of Rock'
4. '53rd & 3rd'
6. 'Skin Flowers'
7. 'High Tension Wire'
9. 'Transmaniacon MC'
10. 'The Man In Me'
11. 'Let Me Dream'
13. 'Not Anymore'
14. 'You Gotta Lose'
15. 'Dancing Barefoot'
Opening with their personal rendition of Sinatra's 'New York, New York' (a version, I guarantee, that you have never come close to ever hearing before!), they back that up with the foot-stompin' brilliance of 'Flip Your Wig,' the groovy ambiance of 'New Kind Of Rock,' the mid-tempo garage rock of '53rd & 3rd,' and then both the laid back hipsway of 'Psilocybe' and the melodic, harmonica-driven, one-two punch of 'Skin Flowers.'
'High Tension Wire' is a cultivated track of pure reworked genius and is followed by the cautiously frenetic 'Babylon,' the quieter psych trip of 'Transmaniacon MC,' the storytelling of 'The Man In Me,' and then the upbeat, harmonica-imbued 'Let Me Dream.'
The foot-tapper 'Microdot' is up next and is backed by the early garage punk melodies of 'Not Anymore,' with the album rounding out on the gutsy and raw 'You Gotta Lose,' closing on the brilliant Patti Smith cover, although done here with a Doors-esque hue, 'Dancing Barefoot.'
NYC is available on both digipak CD and limited edition White and/or Pink colored vinyl!
Official White / Pink Vinyl Purchase Link
Official CD Purchase Link