Fuzzbox (full name: We’ve Got A Fuzzbox and We’re Gonna Use It) formed in 1985, and the album from which today’s Track of the Day came, Bostin’ Steve Austin, saw release the next year. Bostin’ Steve Austin was produced by Robert Lloyd, formerly of post-punk group The Nightingales, who signed Fuzzbox to his Vindaloo Records after only their second performance. Lloyd was joined on this track in production duties by prolific British record producer Martin Rushent, probably best-known for his production work with The Buzzcocks in the late ’70s. 1986 also saw the group’s inclusion in the seminal British compilation C86, to which they contributed their song “Console Me.”

The group had some commercial success in the UK—particularly with today’s track, which cracked the top 40—but disbanded after their second album, 1989′s Big Bang!, in which they abandoned their proto-indie leanings (and their namesake fuzzbox) and opted for a more straightforward dance-pop style (see: “Pink Sunshine”). Although I’m willing to go to bat for some of the material on it, you’d be forgiven for sticking with their first album.



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