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Boon (Limited Edition - Signed & Numbered)

by fuzztub

fuzztub's music is like "a chocolate covered howitzer shoved right up your arse -- huge, cold, creamy-sweet, and very painful."
Genre: Rock: Hard Rock
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1. Boon
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2. Dogs and Gods
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3. Low Budget Armageddon
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4:47 album only
4. Sparky
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5. Camp Friendly
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6. 10 Gallon Constitution
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7. Fat Uncle Buckshot
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
Only 333 of the signed and numbered CDs exist. Once they're gone they're gone forever. If you are a true fuzztub fan, this is one you're going to want to get and keep for a long time.

This Limited Edition version of the Boon CD comes signed and numbered (duh!) and in a cool cardboard cover meant to look like an old '70s fold-over record album cover. Get it!

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The Boon CD is "a solid right hook of muscular hard rock" -- StonerRock.com

The Youngstown Vindicator says of the "Boon" CD: "...armageddon attitude that imbues the music and lyrics..."

"If Tony Iommi and Pepper Keenan got loaded at Lemmy's house and fathered a bastard child, that bastard's name would be 'Fuzztub.'" -- Viking Jim, WNCD Radio

fuzztub:
Bob D - Guitar / Vocals
Brandon - Drums
Jimmy - Bass

The Band's Beginning

It was the year 1993 -- grunge was king and all of the guys in rock bands started cutting their hair. (remember Helmet?) Three young, wide-eyed hard rockers from the small steel mill town of Struthers, Ohio got together, and after a few band name variations, they became known as fuzztub.

The mid 90's were good to fuzztub. Two of their songs were featured on a regional compilation CD and they released the wildly popular, four-song "Cake" EP (fans still request copies of the "Cake" EP to this day). They played all over the Mid-Western Unites States; fuzztub performed with the likes of Clutch, Unsane, Souls at Zero, and Karma to Burn (to name a few); and fuzztub even became a featured act at the 1994 New Music Seminar in New York City.

In 1997, after four years of blaring out searing-hot hard rock riffs, in front of thousands and thousands of people; being exposed to the corrupt and dishonorable (if not down-right criminal) element within the music industry; and being ripped-off by one too many show promoters, the band called it quits and moved on to new phases in their lives.

The Bob D Story (let's go farther back)

As a child in Struthers, Ohio, Bob witnessed first-hand what economic depression can do to a small town and what effect it has on people. When Bob was seven years old his father lost his job in the steel mill. Bob's father resorted to performing as a drummer in bar bands and taking odd jobs to try to make ends meet.

When his father couldn't make enough money to support his family he was lured-in by the easy money and 'big fish in a small pond' glamour of organized crime.

Early one morning there was pounding on the door. It was the FBI. They busted-in, rummaged through everything in Bob's parents house, and the entire family was humiliated. They arrested Bob's father and took him away.

After seeing his father off to federal prison when Bob was ten years old (for organized crime activity / racketeering), he became the man of the house for his Mom and two younger sisters. Bob grew up quickly, and over the eleven subsequent years of his life he experimented with illegal drugs, formed and disbanded bands (like fuzztub), and wasted a lot of time doing a whole lot of nothing.

When Bob turned 22 he decided to move his life forward and go in another direction. Bob became a COP -- not just any police officer -- he became a drug task force team member. It was time to exorcise his demons by confronting them head-on.

Bob's career blossomed. From the academy through the time he served the people as a police officer, Bob stood out as one of the best, and life was good. And then, in one day, everything turned to shit.

On February 13, 2001, officer Bob responded to what he thought was a routine noise complaint. "Fireworks." When he arrived on the scene all was quiet. He started to clear the street of curious neighbors, when the fireworks that were originally reported turned out to be gun shots, and the situation rapidly devolved into a full-blown shoot-out.

While officer Bob took cover behind his bullet riddled police cruiser, he was pelted by a hail of small shards of metal and broken glass. Then, an hour in to the gun battle, he was hit -- a bullet pierced his neck. He was rushed to the hospital, thickly coated in his own blood.

After nearly dying -- with lead fragments just millimeters from his jugular -- he took some time off to recover, and months later he returned to work. Everything seemed fine, but that's when the nightmares started. Bob went from therapist to therapist trying to get the dark thoughts out of his head.

He was promoted -- his career continued to move forward -- he even went on to work undercover. Sadly, his work never had the same meaning and he knew he had to get out and do something else. It was time to start over, again.

The Rebirth of fuzztub

After years of the former band mates living apart and having no contact with each other, Brandon decided to call Bob and see how he was doing. As time passed, they called each other more and more often. Eventually, the topic of the band came up and Bob decided to call Jim. Jim knew immediately upon hearing Bob's voice that a resurrection of fuzztub was close at hand.

In the Autumn of 2006, Bob D summoned his band mates back to the rust belt. The three discussed their life experiences and wrote six of the seven songs that would later become the "Boon" CD. The new music exudes a more grizzled and mature fuzztub, without holding anything back or softening their sound. fuzztub was reborn and was better than ever.

"Boon"

A reinvigorated fuzztub entered the studio in December 2006. By the end of March 2007 they had created their best sounding record to date -- "Boon." "Boon" features six brand new songs: Boon, Dogs & Gods, Low Budget Armageddon, Sparky, Camp Friendly, 10 Gallon Constitution, and one golden oldie: Fat Uncle Buckshot. The CD was mastered by John Vestman (mastering for Hole, Sting, etc.) and the cover art was done by Craig Howell (art for Godsmack, Staind, Slayer, etc.).

fuzztub Back on Stage

On June 2, 2007 the band performed (for the first time in ten years) at The Cellar in Struthers, Ohio. The band is continuing to perform throughout the Mid-Western and North-Eastern US in support of the "Boon" CD. All of fuzztub's upcoming and past show dates are on the Web at http://www.fuzztub.com/.

fuzztub "Boon" Credits & Technical Information

Words and Music by fuzztub
All songs published by Bob D (Evilmedia, Inc. administrator / ASCAP)
Produced and Engineered by Tim G
Co-Produced by Bob D
Mastered by John Vestman / Vestman Mastering
Cover art by Craig Howell / Cheeba Productions

fuzztub "Boon" CD released by Evilmedia, Inc. (P) & (C) 2007


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lucas

heavy, ass-kicking rock and roll.
A resurrected Fuzztub!

This is rock and roll as it was meant to be played. Huge, loud, swaggering... Fuzztub doesn't let off the gas too much on this seven track EP. Crushingly heavy, grooving along at a pace that appeals to your primal instincts while never once dumbing it down. Guitarist/vocalist Bob D has you right where he wants you the whole time, and it's best just to let him drive- he knows exactly where he's going, and it's a hell of a ride. From the foot-stomping groove of opener/title track "Boon" to the re-recorded version of "Fat Uncle Buckshot" that closes the album out,(and holds up remarkably well- this version rocks even harder than the original) one can't help but grin maniacally. I doubt that there is anyone alive that can suppress a smile when they hear the '30.06' line in "Camp Friendly," and few can disagree with the fact that "Low Budget Armageddon" is one of the most bad-ass songs ever recorded.

This album does not disappoint, I have been playing the heck out of it since I picked it up. Fuzztub is also on tour this summer, so keep an eye out for that- they put on a hell of a show.