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Bostin Steve Austin
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on 3 February 2013
Fuzbox bostin Steve Austin Cd .. splendiferous edition and it is too ..
2 cds with loads of tracks and radio Fuzzbox ravings too ..this particular cd is released as a tribute to Jo Fuzzbox. much loved and remembered with love .
Theres a loving write up from Tina Fuzzbox on the inside cover and we re sure she s responsible for some the ravings on radio Fuzzbox too ...... well done to Kurt and Maggie and Vix and Tina and Jo Rest in peace ..
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on 18 May 2015
I always feel a bit of trepidation revisiting something from my youth, but the spur on this occasion was unfortunate, finding out the sad passing of Jo a few years ago, depressing. I'll never get around to bumping into her in a W.Mids Tesco, just to thank her, as to this day, I can't resist the lure of a phaser and a fuzzbox.

Anyway, what a enthusiastic record sprang from the speakers. This is what a young band should sound like, despite their dayglo saturday morning personas, theres some pretty uncomfortable themes on the album proper. Delivered swiftly and enthusiastically. Time shed it's wrinkles, my bald patch disappeared and the once naively dismissed band gave me back a full crop of teetering, backcombed and crimped up hair of my youth, made an old fart happy. It turns out to be even better than I remember it, bizarrely.

The extra disc full of those little lost artefacts like that Radio Fuzzbox cassette and other diversions, funny, silly, great. Somehow the young brummies created a super album, Energetic, driven, coming of age, youthful yet adult and of course full of phased fuzzy goodness.

If I had a teen daughter, I'd have to force this album upon here, would do her much more good than listing to Taylor Swift or Beyonce. Kids of today, stop loitering and pick up a damn guitar! - signed, old fart.

I know Fuzzbox went on to a more polished future, but this for me is where Fuzzbox were best. Even though folk aren't spending £10 plus on CDs these days, this remains well worth it.

Oh, and Tina out of the Fuzzbox's sleeve notes are great! Only downer, I wish the inside cover art from the old sleeves was given more space more pages.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
on 29 January 2013
I loved Fuzzbox from the start. I had all the singles and the fantastic one sided 12 inch with their signatures on the back. This was true girl power! This is for all lovers of C86 pop and feedback the J & MC would be proud of. I still have tape with Radio Fuzzbox and I would love all the Ted Chippington stuff to be re released ( nice motors dilemmas!)

The Album has aged surprisingly well and puts the X factor to shame.

Please can we have a Talula Gosh re release campaign
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on 1 June 2013
Before Riot Grrrl and Girl Power there was Fuzzbox!! This, their debut album blasted onto the scene way back in 1986, 12 short sharp songs clocking in at little over half an hour, often addressing the issues that mattered to them: inequality, rape and Thatcher's Britain. Listening to this album now, it is still an amazingly powerful piece of work, despite the band's self-admitted inabilities, the quality of the songs, the ferocity of the performances and Robert Lloyd's production make this even now a true punk classic.

This new edition adds a massive 22 track bonus CD that collects all the contemporary 7" and 12" singles complete with b-sides - Rules & Regulations, Love Is The Slug and What's The Point, the Radio Fuzzbox cassette "radio show", and the tracks from the Vindaloo Summer Special "Rockin' With Rita" single to which Fuzzbox contributed. There are a couple of newer remixes which actually do not sound that bad, and the previously unreleased acapella "By The Light Of The Silvery Moon" which round off this excellent collection.

Fuzzbox were later to achieve the chart success they deserved with the poppier "Big Bang" album, but this one remains their best work, and this edition is the perfect document of this point in their career!!
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
on 4 February 2013
Its 1986, I am 13 years old and suddenly the music press is filled with 4 crazy looking, punky chicks who seem to have a fun outlook on life and a noisy fuzzbox to cover their apparent `lack of ability' with their instruments. With the pages from Record Mirror blue-tacked to my wall and a copy of the Rules & Regulations EP on my record player, which I bought without even previously hearing it, I fell in love with Fuzzbox (especially Vix and Tina).

My early memories are of finishing my paper round on a Saturday morning and settling down with a cup of tea and a fry up in front of the Wide Awake Club with Tommy Boyd. The Fuzzbox girls appeared on it a few times, along with other kids shows and always seemed like they were having fun and just enjoying the moment, whilst retaining a certain amount of disbelief that it was all happening!
Bostin' Steve Austin was a decent collection of songs and my tape copy was well worn out many years ago. More releases and 12" purchases followed and I had a good collection of Fuzzy memorabilia, including the Radio Fuzzbox cassete single which is included here. It is great to relive this moment and this is a superb collection of songs from the time. My personal favourites are Whats The Point, Wait And See, You Got Me and Aaaaarrrgghhhhh!

Then suddenly Fuzzbox disappeared and the next thing I remember was seeing them turn up on Jim'll Fix It with a polished pop image and no fuzzbox! Only `Self' from the new Fuzzbox seemed to retain any sense of their previous life, but to me Fuzzbox were finished and I moved on to shoegazing!

RIP Jo Dunne
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on 8 June 2013
loved this when it first came out all these years ago, all these little girls who believe girl power only started with the spice girls should check this album out, read the lyrics and understand the stories behind the songs

split all too soon but still gets played in the car and on the iphone

RIP Jo
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on 18 March 2013
I played this album to death as it's is just brilliant and so my transfer to 'digital' via a magic USB turntable was testament to this abuse. But now, PRAISE BE, this gem is finally on CD with a gazzillion extras including extended versions and b sides which just sound this bizniss.
Longtimecomingandworththewait.
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on 9 July 2013
Just as fantastic as I remember this little gem of an album. Took me right back to my tyeenage years and would recommend this CD to others wanting a little nostalgia and a good top-volume singsong.
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on 24 April 2013
Why oh why has it taken so long for this album to be released on cd?
Early Fuzzbox were very entertaining and quite punky.
If you like punk then you will love this cd.
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on 25 January 2015
Greta album, love all the songs on it
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