Tuesday, August 7, 2007

A free Screaming Headless Torsos video download

We’ve been showing the love to Living Colour and Fishbone, and that’s cool. But what about these less-heralded Black Rock Coalition stalwarts, the Screaming Headless Torsos?

Their leader, David “Fuze” Fiuczynski, belongs right up there with Vernon Reid, Jean-Paul Bourelly and Jef Lee Johnson as living gods of the electric guitar.

And vocalist Dean Bowman is damn-near in a category by himself.

An audio file is worth a thousand words; this version of George Harrison’s “Something” says more than I ever could about the brilliance of Fiuczynski and Bowman.

I recommend you rockers jump all over the FREE video download available from the Torsos. It’s a 3-minute snippet from the DVD “Live!! In New York & Paris.”

Simply visit the band’s webpage, scroll down to where it says “Screaming Headless Torsos – Live DVD!!” You’ll see these clickable words: “Download Free Ipod Video.”

Click that shit.

If watching it leaves you curious about Fuze and his double-necked axe, here’s another freebie for you. Videomaker David Valdez has generously uploaded a 9-minute clip to the free-for-all Internet Archive site; it features Fiuczynski talking about his guitars and noodling around.

Just click here; you can either watch it streaming, or you can download it and own it forever and ever.


DeAngelo Starnes said...

Aw man, I forgot about these cats. I'm gonna break out their first cd now!

Not too many bruhs hip to Jean-Paul and Jef Lee. That's too bad. baad baad bruhs.

Check out Ronald Shannon Jackson's Raven Roc. Fuze and Jef Lee rip that mug up!

daughterofthedream said...

Wow, I JUST read about them in a book about the BRC, Thanks!

Undercover Black Man said...

DeAngelo: I never heard of that "Raven Roc" CD, but I just ordered it. Never knew Fuze and Jef Lee had recorded together!

Daughter: What book is that??

dez said...

How about posting some love for TV on the Radio, UBM? :-)

"Gonna teach you tricks that will blow your mongrel mind!"

Undercover Black Man said...

Never heard of 'em, dez. Tell me what I'm missing.

daughterofthedream said...

UBM, it's called Right to Rock: The Black Rock Coalition and the Cultural Politics of Race by Maureen Mahon

Undercover Black Man said...

Thank you, Daughter of the Dream. Sounds great.

dez said...

UBM, check out a track called "Wolf Like Me." These guys are amazing and amazingly versatile, too.