Myles Deck and the Fuzz - Beware! The Fuzz [12 inch] (Cover Artwork)
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Myles Deck and the Fuzz

Beware! The Fuzz [12 inch] (2007)

From Here to There

After shelving my initial reaction of "BOOBIES!" upon obtaining possession of Myles Deck and the Fuzz's Beware! The Fuzz in lieu of something a bit more music-related, I proceeded to pull the LP out of its sleeve and place it on my turntable, relying on intuition and fate to deliver Side A's music since the sides aren't labeled. Yeahhh, boiiiiyyy, I was right. Television-shaped logo = Side A, ninja star wheel thingamajig = Side B.

In full fear of sounding like some d-bag who tries to guess what records are going to sound like based on the cover art, I was wholly convinced I was going to be listening to either (a) psychobilly or (b) death rock. However, when it began playing, I still wasn't exactly sure what it was. It sounded a bit like a hodgepodge of fast-paced rock and roll, garage, punk, and blues, and after a bit of Googling, it seemed that others concurred with my general assessment. Side A certainly gave an accurate picture of what sound the band was going for, but didn't stick much even after a few listens.

Side B, on the other hand, came out swinging with the raucous punk of "Watch Your Job" and equally energetic "Ain't Worth Trying." "Halifax Is Burning" follows, (that's Halifax, CA, as in Canada, not Halifax the band from CA as in California in case you confuse yourself like I do), and starts slowly but erupts into a catchy little number that's somehow not nearly as catchy as the next track, "It's a Long Walk."

"Tripwire" and "Banshee Woman," an upbeat garagey feeling tune, round out side B, which ends the album on a much more positive note than the indifferent feelings induced by the first half. So to sum everything up quickly before I go make better use of this cover art: Side A is pretty decent, and Side B is awesome. I still don't know much about Myles Deck and the Fuzz, but I am looking forward to hearing more of them if they can keep up the energy that closes out Beware! The Fuzz.