Sunday, October 11, 2020

RUDI PROTRUDI SINGER-SONGWRITER-GUITARIST AND FRONTMAN OF GARAGE ROCK LEGENDS "THE FUZZTONES" SPECIAL GUEST DEC 15TH 7PM PT/10PM ET ON INTERVIEWING THE LEGENDS-BBS RADIO

 

Garage Rock Revivalists

F U Z Z T O N E S

Celebrate Their 40 Year Anniversary

With A Heartfelt Love Letter To Their Home City On New Album!

'N Y C'

EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW

with

FUZZTONES LEADER 

R U D I   P R O T R U D I

The city of New York has been the epicenter of American music ever since Duke Ellington told composer Billy Strayhorn to take the “A” train from Brooklyn to Harlem in 1940. Sinatra, The Dolls, Run-DMC, The Ramones – the Big Apple looms large in the works of so many iconic musical artists, but none more so than garage rock legends The Fuzztones. Founded in New York by Rudi Protrudi in 1980, the group became a mainstay in the New York underground before relocating to Los Angeles shortly after the release of their first album, the now classic Lysergic Emanations.

From there, they became a worldwide phenomenon with multiple studio albums, an uncountable number of live performances, and a throng of fans who follow the band with a cult-like devotion. But Protrudi & Co. never forgot from whence they came, and now celebrating an incredible 4 decades of rock n’ roll perversion, The Fuzztones have put together a new album of studio recordings that pays homage to their home city. Simply titled NYC, the album features the band’s special twist on classics by The Ramones, The Cramps, Dead Boys, The Heartbreakers, The Fugs, Mink DeVille, Patti Smith, NY Dolls and, of course, Sinatra’s “New York, New York,” which has been made available as a digital single on all platforms.

Stream the single: https://orcd.co/the_fuzztones_new_york_new_york

As Protrudi explains, “New York has always been at the core of the Fuzztones entity so what better way to celebrate 40 years of fuzz than a tribute to the music that drew us there?”

NYC will be available on both digipak CD and limited-edition colored vinyl starting October 16 via Cleopatra Records! 

Purchase the latest release 

by

THE FUZZTONES

Entitled

N Y C

NYC will be available on both digipak CD and limited-edition colored vinyl starting October 16 via Cleopatra Records!

Order/Pre-save the album at  https://orcd.co/the_fuzztones_nyc

Stream the single at: https://orcd.co/the_fuzztones_new_york_new_york

also available at amazon.com


For more information about

R U D I   P R O T R U D I

and

 T H E

F U Z Z T O N E S

Visit

https://www.fuzztones.net/ 

Fuzztones official website

https://www.facebook.com/thefuzztonesofficial

…Fuzztones on Facebook

 

THE FUZZTONES

Discography 

Lysergic Emanations (1985)

In Heat (1989)

Braindrops (1991)

Monster A-Go-Go (1992)

Salt for Zombies (2003)

Horny as Hell (2008)

Preaching to the Perverted (2011)

NYC (2020)




R U D I  P R O T R U D I
APPEARS
DECEMBER 15TH 2020
7PM PT/10PM ET

on INTERVIEWING THE LEGENDS
with RAY SHASHO
BBS RADIO ONE

www.bbsradio.com


MY NEW BOOK IS FINALLY OUT!

ENTITLED

THE 

ROCK STAR 

CHRONICLES

S E R I E S  O N E

CHRONICLES, TRUTHS, CONFESSIONS AND WISDOM FROM THE MUSIC LEGENDS

 THAT

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BOOK TRAILER
 

BOOK REVIEW

-By Literary Titan (5) STARS

The Rock Star Chronicles, by Ray Shasho, is a splendid book written by a music enthusiast who has poured their heart and soul into it. It’s a story of a boy who loved rock music, and his obsessive passion of it earned himself the name Rock Raymond. He went to school but instead was schooled in all matters of music while his peers were buried chin-deep in coursework. He then became a radio DJ and has now compiled a book on all interviews he held with Rock gods who raided the airwaves back in the 70s and 80s. It’s a compilation of interviews with outstanding vocalists, legendary guitarists and crazy drummers in the rock music scene. Each interview gives a reader an in-depth view into their personal lives and the philosophies that guide their lives which all serve to humanize these great icons. For readers who are old enough to call themselves baby boomers this book will bring old memories back to life. Millennials, on the other hand, may think of this book as a literal work of the Carpool Karaoke show. 

The Rock Star Chronicles is a book I didn’t know I was waiting for. To come across a book that will talk me into trying something new. One brave enough to incite me to venture into new frontiers. This book made me a believer- I am now a bona fide Rock and Roll music fan.

 Ray Shasho masterfully gets the interviewees talking. He smartly coaxes answers from them with crafty questions designed to get a story rolling out of them. The artists talk about diverse issues ranging from music, politics, and their social engagements. Having been on the music seen all his life, Ray Shasho knows the buttons to press, how to get them comfortable about talking about their lives. 

The book’s cover is befitting of its subject matter with the leather look offering a royal background to the golden letter print. It speaks to how high a level rock music holds in the pecking order- arguably, modern music as we know it has originated from blues and rock music.  The second noteworthy thing is the use of high definition pictures to reference the musician being interviewed in every sub-chapter. This ensures that the book is for both original rock and roll lovers and aspiring new ones. Together is makes for a refreshing and consistently enjoyable read.

I recommend this book to rock music enthusiasts, aspiring musicians wondering what it takes and all readers curious to learn new things by going back in time. 

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