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Album Review

Fuzzbubble had a brief 15 minutes of fame in 1998 as the first rock act signed to Sean "Puffy" Combs' Bad Boy Entertainment. The band played on his platinum rock remix of "It's All About the Benjamins," before being unceremoniously dropped from the label without releasing any music of its own. It is probably just as well, because on the evidence of Fuzzbubble's self-titled debut full-length, it must have been an extremely uneasy marriage (a fact confirmed by the hilarious hidden track, a remade Beat jazz parody of "Benjamins"). In fact, Fuzzbubble is almost shocking — in the most delightful of ways — to hear, particularly the first time you put it on, and about as far from East Coast hip-hop as music can get. It offers the band the opportunity to reclaim its true audience and identity, and shake the stigma that may have lingered from its short stint as a rap mogul experiment. The album is a full-on guitar pop assault that returns Fuzzbubble to its rightful place in the Los Angeles indie pop scene. The opening "Bliss" immediately sets forth the band's modus operandi. The song takes a slight alteration of the melody from "Back in the U.S.S.R." and juxtaposes it against a chorus borrowed straight from Nirvana's Nevermind. These are the two sonic hallmarks, alongside classic '70s power pop, that reappear over and over throughout the course of the album. The music is especially rooted in Beatlesque pop, taking as its template the most rocking songs off The Beatles [White Album], and doing so with generally excellent results. Jim Bacchi's songwriting is downright infectious even in the face of the grinding guitars, peppered with huge, bright melodies. And while his attempt at stretching a melody out to epic-length proportions on "Real World" ends up closer to Oasis' "All Around the World," even it is an interesting nod to "Hey Jude." But the band primarily excels at the more compact and strapping tunes, where its potency can be particularly effective. "Don't Let It Get You Down," "Zero Superstar," and "Big Time Nowhere" are all fabulous songs that could drill holes in your chest through sheer sonic force as easily as they etch their melodies into your memory. It is no wonder the producers of Godzilla enlisted "Out There" for the movie's soundtrack. The hooks are monsters — simply enormous. Mike Clink (Guns N' Roses) polishes the music to an almost blinding sheen, which is the perfect approach given the high level of energy created by the quartet. It is the only way that power pop this heavy on the power half of the equation should sound. Susanna Hoffs lends backing vocals to "Ordinary" and the fine ballad "When It Stops Raining," the latter of which also includes keyboards by former Jellyfish member Roger Manning, and it gives another clue as to Fuzzbubble's heritage, but the album is really the quartet's show. There is little that sounds particularly visionary on Fuzzbubble, but that that is hardly a criticism. Any flaws are so minor that they are engulfed by the power of the music.

Customer Reviews

Great album!

Super album by yet another terribly overlooked band! Bliss, Ordinary, and Don't Let it Get you Down are all in the vein of Cheap Trick, heavy Beatles, etc. iTunes needs to get their Demos and Outtakes album (Rockstar Parking is AWESOME!) as well as Jim Bacchi's side project Teen Machine on here ASAP!

Simply blissful!

I bought this album after checking out newer power pop bands and can see many similarities between Fotomaker, Cheap Trick, and Fuzzbubble. From their full and lush melodies, to their consistent rhythms, and especially chromatic transitions, these bands share many aspects. Fotomaker and Fuzzbubble are both Long Island based too! This album is like a great culmination of the styles and sounds I like in one neat album. Check it out!


The 2 reviews listing the record as "the worst" and "krap" (creative misspelling, how cute) are both from a party who ripped off Fuzzbubble and was caught with their shiny leather pants down and without their oh-so-trendy eye liner. (Oooh, you're so goth!) Jealous fools who are envious of real talent...


Genre: Rock

Years Active: '00s

Modern day power popsters Fuzzbubble immediately bring to mind such past masters as Cheap Trick, the Beatles, and even Nirvana, during Cobain and co's more melodic moments. The group (comprised of members Mark DiCarlo, Jim Bacchi, Jason Camiolo and Brett Rothfeld) first caused a splash during 1997, when rap mogul Sean Combs signed the group to his Bad Boy label - holding the honor of becoming one of the first non-hip hop artists to call the record company their home. The future looked bright for...
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