the prof.fuzz 63

lo-fi rock from a north dallas garage

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