Despite purists dismissing them as cartoonish, The Fuzztones from new York quickly attracted a rabid following after they formed in 1980.
Rudi Protrudi took the appearance of The Music Machine, the lusty attitude of Iggy Pop and Jim Morrison, topped off with the outsider bad boy look of the bikers seen in AIP films, and oodles of 60s fuzztone guitar to create a strong brand.
Rudi Protrudi moved to Los Angeles in 1987, after the breakup of the original lineup, to organize a new Fuzztones, consisting of Jordan Tarlow, (Lead Guitar) John ‘Speediejohn’ Carlucci, (Bass) Jason Savall, (Organ) & ‘Mad’ Mike Czekaj on drums.
John ‘Speediejohn’ Carlucci
‘Mad’ Mike Czekaj