They never had a hit in Oz, but mid-late 80's UK girl group Fuzzbox guitarist Jo Dunne died on Friday:
I wonder if Rage will air one of their videos as a tribute?
Fuzzbox were great in their heyday.
Absolutely loved songs like Self ,Love Is The Slug and Irish Bride.
But I doubt that Rage will do any sort of tribute.
I found out on Sunday and I am shocked. Fuzzbox are one of my all time favourite female bands, it;'s tragic she died so young :-( Her solo in SELF was always my fav from her!
Never heard of them, but thanks for the info. I'll check them out on youtube and wikipedia.
Self is still one of my all time fave songs and clips.
Yes, love that loud agressive bassline. Didn't realise Brian May did it but yeah, she pulled off a mean air guitar.
Such a sexy, angry, fabulously glam clip.
There is a clip for Self on YouTube besides the one with no sound.
Here is the link :
Check out the video for Love is The Slug while you're there - really good catchy song with a great beat. There are some interesting interviews with the girls as well.
A shame you missed out on them in their heyday - I used to listen to 3RRR back then when I lived in Melbourne and they often played Fuzzbox. Rage also quite often played Self and a couple of other clips of theirs in the late 80s.
Judging by their interviews, they sounded like really fun, quirky girls who had a ball playing the clubs in the UK.
Love their sound - they were really unique.
Other great UK bands with girl singers I remember seeing on Rage at that time were The Primitives, Darling Buds, Adult Net and Throwing Muses as well as Australian girl bands, Girl Monstar, The Whippersnappers and Toys Went Berserk.
Also came across a really cool mid 80s UK Goth band with a female singer ,The Skeletal Family, on YouTube while looking for Fuzzbox's videos the other day.
Wasn't familiar with them before now and don't remember ever seeing them played on Rage but they are worth checking out..
Promised Land is one of their best.
Love this song and clip - is my new favourite song at the moment ... can see their influence on Toys Went Beserk.
I have a vhs which I got on Ebay about 12 years ago with all Japanese and UK Fuzzbox interviews and performances ans it's BRILLIANT. I LOVE their 1986 1st album look when they were fabulously PUNKY and tacks like Love Is The Slug and their cover of Spirit In The Sky :-)
Unfortunately I only watched Rage for the top 50/60 in the late 80s, and so I missed seeing any Fuzzbox videos on Rage at the time.
RRR was a bit ahead of my time then too. My only memory of listening to it was stumbling upon Kraftwerk's 'Musique Non-Stop' on RRR in 1991, and taping it onto cassette because it sounded so amusing.
Rage was THE best in the late 80s - you missed a lot of great stuff, Nathan.
A shame so many of those clips from back then have now apparently been culled from the Rage library.
Used to love listening to RRR in the late 80s/early 90s - along with watching Rage, I was introduced to so many obscure/underground bands that I would never have known about otherwise.
Had to laugh at one of the artists on the playlist - Cycle S l u t s from Hell'
Aah yes, "Wish You Were a Beer" was the name of that song.
Great clip which was played a fair bit on Rage in the early days and is still occasionally trundled out by a Guest Programmer or for one of their specials...
I tried to create 2 threads on the Rage forum this week, suggesting they air a Fuzzbox video or 2 as a tribute to their guitar player's recent passing. But bizarrely, neither have been published, despite the moderator updating the forum after I tried to create both threads! I wonder what that's about? I've seen plenty of other 'tribute requests' posted on the Rage forum for other artists. It's all very strange.
I tried re-posting the thread after I started the first one on my work computer and thought maybe it didn't show up because it was blocked.
All good... Rage have finally got around to posting those suggestions.
Doubtful we will see a tribute of any kind though..
Yours and Nathan's requests were genuine appeals by fans and I am sure they will receive a fair consideration by the programmers - even if some artists have been overlooked in recent times. Maybe I am just an optimist but I feel that the delay in posting the message would be because they are looking to get a clip (or two) available for this week.
Wish I was as optimistic as you, Bob.
But I guess you never know.
Unfortunately most of the current Rage team have probably never even heard of Fuzzbox - no doubt long before their time, so the passing of some unknown guitarist from some long forgotten, shortlived 80s band wouldn't mean all that much to them.
I agree, I didn't even know them!