my favourite phrase is: "it's got to have soul." That
doesn't mean we want to do Otis Redding impersonations; it means
that we want to achieve something that is immediate, earthy and
passionate, but not contrived or pretentious - something that has
bollocks, something that you can sing and dance to, something uplifting.
that we wanted to capture the growling sound that we get live, and
that meant turning amps up and getting taken over by the spirit
of things - two things that we tend to do very readily. FuzzFace
has only ever had one line up: a drummer who is qualified hypnotherapist
and a male escort, a vicar's son who plays the organ, a guitarist
who used to be a carpenter until he severed a finger and a bassist
who is as straight as a die. We're an unlikely rabble, but we've
been mates and have played music together for many years and a major
part of our live sets is improvising - not in a self-indulgent jazz
odyssey way, but in a kind of gospel, going with the spirit way.
Recording live allowed us to improvise, and I think the song "Josephine",
which is heavily improvised, is a really nice justification for
spent a long time enjoying a lot of different music. I believe these
recordings are much more than a rehashing of our record collections,
I believe they got great character and individuality and I hope
you enjoy them as much as we enjoyed making them.