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Re: The African fuzz thread

Post by HorseyBoy » Wed Apr 08, 2015 1:31 am

^ Thanks, man! :crackjam:
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Re: The African fuzz thread

Post by Jim Goad » Tue Apr 14, 2015 3:44 pm

HorseyBoy wrote:
The Hykkers, “Deiyo Deiyo” (early 70s). Fuzz and wah tone here is flat-out genius.
Righteous tone indeed! I love his wah control on the lead where he puts his toe down as the note sustains.
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Re: The African fuzz thread

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Re: The African fuzz thread

Post by chankgeez » Thu Apr 16, 2015 4:27 am

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Re: The African fuzz thread

Post by HorseyBoy » Tue Apr 21, 2015 10:53 am

^ Love that Ofo the Black Company track, Chank. They always deliver.
The Funkees are another Nigerian act with consistently cool sounds. Here's "Point of No Return" from 1975:



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Re: The African fuzz thread

Post by Bret608 » Tue May 05, 2015 6:38 pm

This is an amazing thread...I love the sense of history and cross-cultural pollination! I wish it was possible to find out what fuzzes some of these guys were using. I mean, some of them aren't hard to guess but some are just sick.

When I was doing field research in Laos during my anthropology graduate school days, I found out there were some psychedelic currents going on in Southeast Asian music in the Vietnam war days. But interestingly, it doesn't seem to feature fuzz as prominently, at least not the Lao/Thai stuff I heard. Most of it draws on American doo-wop type music or Cuban big band productions (especially the Thai "Luk Thung" genre). The indie band Dengue Fever seems to have unearthed some fuzzier moments in pre-Khmer Rouge Cambodian rock, but I haven't tracked down any of the original stuff they're drawing on to compare.
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Re: The African fuzz thread

Post by monolithfuzz » Thu May 28, 2015 4:45 am

Not fuzzy, but I've been digging all of these Analog Africa releases a lot lately.
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Re: The African fuzz thread

Post by HorseyBoy » Thu May 28, 2015 5:19 am

^ Yep, linked to a track in the original post. Absolute MONSTER of an album. :crackjam:
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Re: The African fuzz thread

Post by chankgeez » Sun May 31, 2015 9:01 pm

With a title like "Psychedelic Shoes", you'd at least expect a fuzz solo. No fuzz solo, but it's pretty groovy anyway:



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mof4SXVE9CA



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vNgs8P-QdIE



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qMcJCns65RQ
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