April 29, 2019

The Refreshments - Fizzy Fuzzy Big & Buzzy (1996) ☠

Country: U.S.A.
Genre: Alternative Rock, Pop Rock
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☠: Selected by Lass
© 1996 Mercury Records
AllMusic Review by Bryan Buss
Hailing from Tempe, AZ, the Refreshments launched their short-lived career as a solid frat boy band, and Fizzy, Fuzzy, Big & Buzzy captures that period with muscled guitar riffs and strong vocals. Though much of this debut is about alcohol, Mexico, and girls (topics that the band later revisited on 1997's The Bottle & Fresh Horses, albeit with a stronger southwestern influence), the album also sports a sense of humor and lack of pretension that helped make the Refreshments minor stars. Listening to "Girly" or "Banditos," the album's flagship single, is like kicking back with a college bud and a brew: summery, smirky, and somewhat yearning. The irreverence in the Refreshments' lyrics makes all the difference between them and other increasingly self-serious bands in the same vein. All the anguished grunge and post-grunge posing got old fast -- and with clever lyrics, solidly melodic guitar work, and Roger Clyne's marketable voice, the Refreshments kept fun alive on the alternative scene throughout the decade's latter half.

tags: the refreshments, fizzy fuzzy big and buzzy, 1996, flac,

4 comments:

  1. this is a great album! and a great band, they are called "Roger Clyne and the Peacemakers"

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    1. That's a different band with different members, love. "Roger Clyne & The Peacemakers" was formed by Roger Clyne and Paul Naffah who were in The Refreshments prior. Paul was the drummer and Roger was the primary songwriter. That's the only connection they have to The Refreshments. The Refreshments broke up in 1998. "Roger Clyne & The Peacemakers" have their own music.

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  2. Hi, both the .FLAC and the .AAC links are down

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