PROF. FUZZ 63, THE: Kirvin Streetman’s Sugar Bride Blues: CD

The Professor Fuzz 63 is a cool, lo-fi, rockin’ trio from Dallas, and they’re great, offering quirky, humorous lo-fi pop songs with just enough dirgey guitar to keep this firmly on the “rock” side of the spectrum. I hear a mix of The Cramps, Velvet Underground, and Tom Waits influence in this recording while keeping a sound all their own. Songs with titles like “Nudist Buddhist Judas Priest Fan” and “Hip Priest Hip Replacement” are plenty witty, mixing the fun with a huge dose of ridiculous. Any tune paying tribute to Mark E. Smith and The Fall is okay in my book. There’s a lot to like here, and I like it a lot! Check it out! –Mark Twistworthy (Dreamy Life, dreamyliferecords.com)