We have finally arrived at the AP100 release, which given the occasion we decided to assign to this unreleased live performance by the Fuzztones, captured at the beginning of their career, before they and others helped to infect the whole world with their fuzz and bring back the most subterranean and distorted sound of the 60s, some twenty years later!

The Dive was the CBGBs of the 80s NY Garage scene – a small club with maybe a capacity of 100 at the most.
All the NY garage bands played there on a regular basis: The Vipers, Mad Violets, Tryfles, Outta Place, Mosquitos… but the kings of the scene were, undisputably The Fuzztones. This recording was made just before the Dive closed it’s doors forever, capturing the band’s last performance there, before heading off for their first European tour to promote their recently released album, Lysergic Emanations.

Besides effectively capturing the enthusiastic atmosphere of the Dive and it’s devoted garage contingent, this recording also spotlights the band in a comfortable setting, relating casually to their friends and peers.

But the high point of this recording may just be the band’s surprise performance of songs from garage rivals The Lyres, Cheapskates and Chesterfield Kings! These songs were only ever played one time (with the exception of “She Told Me Lies,” which the band played live one other time) and the fact that they were captured on tape is a bit of a miracle in itself.

Also of interest is the band’s versions of “It Came In The Mail,” and “One Girl Man,” two songs that remained unrecorded until the advent of the L.A. line-up a few years later, as well as their version of Terry Knight & the Pack’s “Numbers,” another song that was never played again after this night!

Double edition: 180g vinyl + free digital coupon or 6-side digipack!

RUDI PROTRUDI – Lead vocals, Vox Phantom guitar, booze harp 
DEB O’ NAIR – Vox combo organ, vocals 
MICHAEL JAY – Tone X, vocals 
ELAN PORTNOY – Rickenbacker grunge 
IRA ELLIOT – Nutty stick action, vocals

Tracklist LP

Side ASide BBonus CD
1) Intro
2) 1-2-5
3) Cinderella
4) 13 Women
5) Cellar Dweller
6) One Girl Man
7) She’s Wicked
1) Journey To Tyme
2) We’re Pretty Quick
3) Numbers
4) Green Slime
5) She Told Me Lies
6) Run Better Run
7) Help You Ann
8) Love at Psychedelic Velocity
9) 1523 Blair (incomplete)
1) Bad Little Woman
2) It Came In The Mail
3) Epitaph For a Head
4) Popeye & Olive Oil