the prof.fuzz 63

lo-fi rock from a north dallas garage

Thanks to our friend Bobby Speedy Gray for inviting us to perform on his “From the Basement” show on Radio Boise! We cheated and recorded our set from a garage, because we’re in north Texas and can’t have nice things like basements here… Tune in at https://radioboise.org/ this Friday, December 4, 2020, at 5:00 PM for the show. Our set is scheduled to air around 5:30, but you’ll definitely want to catch the whole show.

The Prof.Fuzz 63 on Radio Boise!

We’ve got a limited run of shirts with artwork by The Sleepy Redhead going out to our Patreon Patrons in early December.
If you want to become a supporting Patron, visit our Patreon page at www.patreon.com/pf63 and sign up.

*Anyone on the books by the end of November will get a shirt, in addition to fuzzy goodies from the PF63 digital archive (music, photos, videos, artwork, etc).

Thanks for your support!

Halloween 2014 marked the first public performance by The Prof.Fuzz 63. To celebrate this milestone The World’s Best The Prof.Fuzz 63 Tribute Band, The Dr. Fizz 36, are taking over PF63’s Twitch account to play a set of PF63 tunes.

These guys (and gal) are something else! Their attention to detail is astounding. You’ll be convinced they’re us!
Hell, they’re probably even better than us!

Saturday Oct. 31 at 8:00 PM on the PF63 Twitch channel: https://www.twitch.tv/pf63

Tune in, turn up, and ignore the super-spreader candy-beggars knocking at your door!
We’ll be watching right along with you to see what these folks are all about.

Our next livestream show will be at Satellite Fest 2020, brought to you (virtually) by our friends at Satellite Communications and Jay Satellite (of Hutto TX). The virtual fest starts at 5:00 PM on Saturday Oct 17 and runs until 1:00 AM. PF63 plays at 10:00 PM. Livestreams will broadcast from each band’s FB page AND from the event page:
https://www.facebook.com/events/640863703481934

For our Patreon patrons, if you’d like to request a song or two from the PF63 catalog, please message us and we’ll work it into our set list for you. The older the song the more lead time we might need to work it up for you.

As always, THANK YOU for your support, and STAY WELL.

We’ve spent a lot of time on FB during plague times livestreaming our music to friends, family, and fans across the world. Now, it seems, that The Zuck isn’t happy with his cash cow providing artists with a platform to share music, and with a change to the user agreement on Oct 1, he’s threatening to block videos and delete band accounts for “creating a listening experience.” Well, Fuck Zuck.

UPDATE: FB issued a “clarification” of the new user terms yesterday (12 Sept 2020) and said “Music in stories and traditional live music performances (e.g., filming an artist or band performing live) are permitted.” Regardless, we’re still on TWITCH!

We’ve opened an account on Twitch and will be test streaming there in hopes of moving our livestreams there for good.

Swing by and follow us. Once we get the bugs worked out, we’ll keep you up-to-date on scheduled and pop-up streams.

https://www.twitch.tv/pf63

Remember how after Jimi Hendrix died, every other month someone released bootleg material that literally had Jimi jammin’ from the grave for decades? Well, we do, and we’re determined to cash in on the PF63 archives while we’re still alive, simultaneously short-circuiting our path to posthumous immortality and the bootleggers’ path to illicit wealth. To do that, we’ve started a Patreon page. Patrons will get regular access to materials from our audio/video/graphic archive. Some of it’s pretty raw. Some of it’s from the studio. All of it is moderately cool, if you’re into that sort of thing. Check it out here:

https://www.patreon.com/PF63

And thanks for your support!

Released 5 June 2020

“Owls” is the second video/single from The Prof.Fuzz 63’s new album “Owls” on Sister Raygun Records. 

On 21 October 1997, The Onion: America’s Finest News Source boldly proclaimed “Owls are Assholes” (https://www.theonion.com/owls-are-assholes-1819586357). I’ve pondered that statement ever since, making mental notes of which owls were cool (Woodsy Owl, employee of the US Forest Service of “Give a Hoot—Don’t Pollute” fame) and those who were in fact assholes (the smug Owl from Winnie the Pooh, and Mr. Owl the Tootsie Pop thief). At the end of the day, I couldn’t justify passing blanket judgement on an entire species, so this song takes aim at “THAT Owl,” and not all owls. “Owls” is a clangy rockabilly-ish number that sounds like The Fall covering George Jones (think “White Lightning”). It’s stupid catchy and your kids will sing the chorus really loud and embarrass you in public. My biggest takeaway in writing this dumb ditty, was that while not all owls are assholes, a lot of people are “that owl.” So yeah, it’s more metaphorical than zoological. Feel free to call “that guy” an owl next time he makes some self-righteous know-it-all statement on social media. We’ll all know what you mean. 

— Professor Fuzz

Video by Ryan J. Gill @ The Other Ass http://www.theotherass.com

Director’s Commentary Edition

Owls Video Poster
The Prof.Fuzz 63
"Owls" Video Single
video by Ryan J. Gill @ The Other Ass
https://youtu.be/U7YQ8d3JW4Q

Released 15 May 2020

“Nadine Codeine” is the first video/single from The Prof.Fuzz 63’s new album “Owls” on Sister Raygun Records. Perfectly capturing the loopy drug haze garage rock sound of the song, video director Nick Brown creates a lo-fi digital psychedelic style like a visual mash-up of Roger Corman’s 1967 counterculture drug movie The Trip and Disney’s 8-bit sci-fi classic Tron. While staying true to The Prof.Fuzz 63’s lo-fi garage rock roots, “Nadine Codeine’s” hypnotic melody line and quiet vocal refrains (“she speaks,” “she laughs”) result in the band’s catchiest, dare I say, college radio friendly song to date. Sounds like listening to the Velvet Underground’s “Sunday Morning” through a Radio Shack tape recorder after drinking a bottle of cherry Robitussin. 

— Jim Fiumara (Sister Raygun Records) 

Video by Nick Brown

Check out the 27th installment of Aldora Britain Records compilations for a bonus track from the “Kirvin Streetman’s Sugar Bride Blues” sessions: “Hip Priest’s Hip Replacement (Slow Recovery)”

https://thealdorabritainrecords.bandcamp.com/track/hip-priests-hip-replacement-slow-recovery

https://thealdorabritainrecords.bandcamp.com/album/the-strangest-place-on-earth-16-revolutionary-whirls