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Fuzz

Chucklehead

1994

Fuzz
Album Summary

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Chucklehead is an American funk band from Boston, Massachusetts. Formed in 1988, the band reached the height of their popularity in the mid-1990s through constant touring and their lavish theme-based live shows. Chucklehead disbanded in 1997 following the release of their final album Belly Up. After a 17-year hiatus the band reunited in 2013 for several performances./nThe band became an underground indie hit and was celebrated in publications like The Village Voice and a young Source Magazine for its groundbreaking mix of hip hop and live funk. The band served as an escapist, irreverent, and acerbic counterweight to the grunge music at the top of the Billboard charts at the time.

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2.88

Votes

73

Genres

  • Funk

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Mon Jan 15 2024
5

Some crazy funk on this thing. 9/10

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Sun Sep 24 2023
4

Exceptionally funky. Grooved a lot to this while doing yard work.

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Sat Jan 27 2024
4

I liked this pretty well, I think it needed some slower jams to round it out. Even the mellower stuff had a pretty frenetic pace. Extra point for ending so strongly though, the last song is a banger.

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Mon Jan 15 2024
4

8/10. Kinda funky, I can see how this would be really fun as a live, underground option, but it was only pretty food overall, I would say. The tug boat themed one was fun.

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Sun Feb 11 2024
4

Good choice. Thanks for suggesting.

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Sat Sep 09 2023
3

Bit of a 1990s groove and swagger, mixing rock and funk, just how things were back then. Nothing groundbreaking, but I could listen to this in the background while I drink beer in the backyard on a hot summer's day. etc. 3/5.

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Fri Nov 24 2023
3

I could see how great this would be live in the 90s. however, going to listen to Blood Sugar Sex Magik to align my chakras

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Fri Feb 23 2024
3

Funky projects often rely on instant energy to start the flywheel and hold the contraption together. Chucklehead delay their concept by just a track and a minute, which does much to close the opening of Fuzz while leaving the back of the album open. It's a neat trick, not quite carried by the second half songwriting. It's a friendly introduction to a band with chops and without docs, just the kind of thing you like to discover about a time and place not far away.

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Sun Mar 17 2024
3

The funky rithms and grooves I can dig. But why on earth do a cover of the Beatles' We Can Work It Out? Beatles catalogue is not intended to be funked with.

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Wed Mar 20 2024
3

Seems like they'd be a fun bar band. 3 stars.

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Fri Mar 22 2024
3

Nice jazzy rhytm. Good record

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Tue Jan 23 2024
2

Your favorite local funk band that plays at that bar that you'd listen to live but never at home.

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Tue Jan 23 2024
2

If you were young in Boston in the 90s, I can see how this might hold some nostalgic sway for you. Otherwise, this is some pretty watered down funk.

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Thu Feb 08 2024
2

This some pretty obscure funk and I notice that most songs only have a few thousand listens on Spotify. Its fun stuff albeit a bit dated and comparisons with Earth Wind and Fire that I just got yesterday are inevitable, unfortunately its hard to compare to EWF.

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Sun Mar 17 2024
2

Something with a lot slicky funk and failed attempt to cover The Beatles.

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Sun May 12 2024
4

Way cooler than I assumed from the band name. Also - I have no idea how I missed these guys back in the early 90's.

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Sun May 19 2024
4

This was a fun funk album. The hip hop/rap elements were well executed and didn’t feel forced. This album is very much of its time but still sounds good today.

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Mon May 13 2024
3

It was very funky. The lyrics were just alright. I will round up.

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