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Fluffy

Fluffy: Black EyeBlack Eye (1996)
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I consider this album to be one of the treasures of my record collection. While it is nowhere near my top ten favorites, it is a great record by a band that has faded into obscurity since it's release. Fluffy, who formed in London in 1994, is comprised of all women. They sound unlike most any othe.
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I consider this album to be one of the treasures of my record collection. While it is nowhere near my top ten favorites, it is a great record by a band that has faded into obscurity since it's release. Fluffy, who formed in London in 1994, is comprised of all women. They sound unlike most any other punk band that I have heard, and trust me, that is a good thing. Sadly, they never really hit it big stateside, despite the record deal with Capitol and a tour with the Foo Fighters.

For the most part, "Black Eye" consists of mid-tempo, anthemic punk. The lyrics tend to be mostly about the bands vices. Song titles include "Cheap", "I wanna be your lush" and "Cosmetic Dog". The vocals aren't delivered in the overly-cutesy manner of bands like the Donnas or in the aggro for the sake of being aggro style of Tilt. Instead, each word that vocalist Amanda Rootes sings is a tortured snarl, sounding almost as if singing causes a great deal of pain. This is one of my favorite aspects of this disc. Meanwhile, the instrumentation is crushing rather than poppy and energetic. Fluffy doesn't want you get up and throw shit around your room. They want you to sit there with the lights off, and feel the pain.

I highly suggest you check out this album. It has been generally overlooked, by both mainstream and underground circles. This record is worthy of most any record collection, and it might just change some peoples minds regarding female bands.

 

 
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Anonymous (July 16, 2004)

This is one of my favorite albums. Not for the pop-punk crowd though, its really rooted in the British sound. I've always thought it a shame that Fluffy never took off.

Anonymous (December 11, 2001)

the cover is cool
looks like something the straglers would use

Anonymous (December 10, 2001)

I fell asleep at the wheel the other night. Not in my car, I actually own a huge wheel. In other news, don't ever go onto ebay drunk.

*Plastic Disaster*

Anonymous (December 10, 2001)

I fell asleep at the wheel the other night. Not in my car, I actually own a huge wheel. In other news, don't ever go onto ebay drunk.

*Plastic Disaster

Anonymous (December 8, 2001)

The singer for this band is now the singer for that dumb band that was on VH1's Bands On The Run. Their name is Harlow. Yea, that Harlow. The biggest bunch of rocker-chick posers EVER, with terrible music to go with it.

Anonymous (December 6, 2001)

this cd sucks. they tried to capitalize on the whole "rocker chick" thing, but they are just a bunch of whiners with very little talent who look like it took hours to carefully make themselves look trashy when I doubt they needed to put forth that much effort. the lead singers voice sounds like someone has a gun to her head making her sing these horrible songs. lets hope for her sake they did. dont buy this cd, you would probably get more entertainment out of a britney spears cd, at least her marketing people knew what they were doing.

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