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Syd Barrett tribute Blang
Saturday, 15 July 2006

Wednesday’s Blang turned into a hastily arranged Syd Barrett tribute with Joe playing a set of Syd songs accompanied by Thom Alder of David Cronenberg’s Wife on violin. Adrian Whittaker, editor of the Incredible String Band book “Be Glad” got up to play “Effervescing Elephant”. For a review see Dave Bryant’s blog.

At the previous Buzfuz gig in Oxford last month Joe, Filthy Pedro and Thee Intolerable Kidd went out busking on the streets of Oxford to drum up support for the gig, watched by occasional curious passing cop cars.
Next Buzfuz gig is the Antifolk Night at The Barfly in Chalk Farm this Wednesday where Joe is playing a 15 minute set and DJ-ing, see Gigs.

Filthy Pedro plays with Joe
Monday, 26 June 2006

Filthy Pedro, currently being heard every Friday night on Channel 4’s Transmission music show, where his Rock’n’Roll Points track heralds the weekly item of the same name which was inspired by his song, has been added to the bill for Joe’s solo gig at the Sheffield Green Room on Wednesday August 2nd, see Gigs. Joe plays solo with Filthy and with David Cronenberg’s Wife this Wednesday in Oxford, again see Gigs page.

Joe dresses up at Royal Court
Thursday, 22 June 2006

Joe is performing 2 songs this Friday at a late night ‘happening’at the Royal Court Theatre at Sloane Square. As part of the celebrations for the 50th anniversary of the theatre there’s a late night fringe show titled ‘Come Together, Again’ in commemoration of a counter culture happening which was staged at the theatre in 1970.

The loose theme is of the end of the 60s dream and changing attitudes to sex in society. Joe will be performing Here Come The Popes Part 1 dressed in a Gandalf style cloak and long curly wig. Possibly for the first and last time. As well as Joe Buzfuz there’s also music from Malcolm Kaksois, improvised dance and theatre, re-incarnations of 1970s happenings, impersonations, cabaret numbers, burka striptease, performance poetry, ‘twisted party-games’, an extract from anti-war America Hurrah by Jean Claude van Itallie, cabaret from The People Show, Roddy Maude-Roxby’s legendary masks, DJs, late bar, etc. Directed by Robert Cook and Elina Manni.

It happens both in the main theatre and up in the 4th floor Studio Theatre which is where Joe and Malcolm will play.
So get down and get with it Daddio! This Friday 23rd. Tickets cost £7.50, available at the door. Show starts 11 pm, ends 1.30 am. The Royal Court is next door to Sloane square tube station, just turn right and it’s there.

Jon's production on Channel 4
Tuesday, 20 June 2006

One of the tracks recently recorded by Buzfuz cellist/bassist Jon Clayton in his One Cat Studio where Buzfuz rehearse and record is currently featuring every week on Channel 4. A 15 second edit from ‘Rock’n’Roll Points’ by Blang night regular Filthy Pedro is being used each week on Transmission (Fridays, 11 30 pm) to herald the weekly Rock’n’Roll Points feature inspired by the song.

Jewelled Carriageway released August 21st
Thursday, 15 June 2006

“The Jewelled Carriageway” is out on August 21st. It’s the first album to feature the full band. Like the previous 2 Buzfuz albums it has 11 tracks and was recorded by Jon Clayton at One Cat Studio. Timothy Victor (Folk Orchestra, Broken Family Band, Chris T-T) who played on “Fire Horse” plucks his banjo on “Blanket TV”. “The Jewelled Carriageway” will be the 2nd release on the Blang label.
1 Swallows
2 It’s Not What You’ve Got It’s Who You Give It To
3 The Television Will Not Be Revolutionised
4 Pour It from The Kettle
5 Windscreen Wipers
6 Who Are You?
7 Bone Tired
8 Blanket TV
9 Grade A
10 Something To Lose
11 Here Come The Popes Part 1 (1st Millenium)

See Gigs page for details of summer gigs, mostly Joe playing solo.

New album out August
Saturday, 20 May 2006

The new Buzfuz album, titled “The Jewelled Carriageway”, is to be released in August on the band’s own Blang label. A release date will be confirmed very soon. Finished last summer, the band have spent a year choosing the running order, sorting the artwork, saving up funds and writing another album’s worth of songs!

There should be regional gigs around Britain and Ireland in the summer. Expect announcements shortly.

Grant McLennan
Tuesday, 09 May 2006

RIP Grant McLennan.
Monday, 17 April 2006

In addition to the tracks at (currently Swallows from the next album, Obedience from Fire Horse and Infinity from the first album) you can now hear and download, for 89p, 3 tracks at These include Windscreen Wipers from the next album, news of which soon.

50th Blang night
Monday, 06 March 2006

Wednesday sees the 50th Blang night at the 12 Bar Club with Sgt Buzfuz headlining at 10. Also celebrating the big five-oh are Filthy Pedro, Bad Anorak 404, David Cronenberg’s Wife and Boyd, see Blang.

Whisperin & Hollerin
Tuesday, 28 February 2006

The Whisperin And Hollerin music site has a review of Sgt Buzfuz, Kevin 2 Sheds and Milk Kan at the last Blang here.

Joe joins Jeffrey Lewis
Monday, 13 February 2006

Joe joined The Jeffrey Lewis Band onstage at The Windmill last Friday to play guitar on 3 songs. This Friday Joe plays solo at The Songbirds night at The Harrison, Kings Cross, see Gigs.

More gigs
Tuesday, 31 January 2006

Joe is playing a solo set on Friday Feb 10th supporting The Jeffrey Lewis Band at the Windmill in Brixton. Two days before (8th), the band play Blang at the 12 Bar with Milk Kan, Pete and the Pirates, Kevin 2 Sheds and Belt Motel, see Blang.

Highlights of 2005
Sunday, 08 January 2006

A message from the band: "Our highlights of ’05 were: our tour of the North and Scotland in June, the release of the Fruit Machine Blang compilation CD in the autumn and finishing recording the 3rd Buzfuz album (due out as soon as we know when).

2 gigs this week: Blang at the 12 Bar on Wednesday with the return of the brilliant Um, see Blang. And we headline the Betsey Trotwood on Saturday 14th see Gigs. Happy New Year!" Sergeant Buzfuz

MySpace songs update
Sunday, 18 December 2005

There are now 4 songs at with the addition of Swallows from the next album, Obedience from Fire Horse and Infinity from Obsessive Compulsion Pour Homme.

Buzfuz MySpace page
Wednesday, 07 December 2005

The band now have a Myspace page. They’ve got ‘round their misgivings about Murdoch's Myspace shares by uploading their TV song "The Television Will Not Be Revolutionised", which namechecks Uncle Rupert, as their first Myspace song. It’s the first track to be made available from the next Sgt Buzfuz album "The Jewelled Carriageway" due in ‘06. More Buztracks will appear on Myspace very soon. In the meantime visit to hear/download the track and say hello!

The Betsy Trotwood
Tuesday, 22 November 2005

Joe plays a solo gig on Thursday at The Betsy Trotwood in Farringdon. See Gigs.

Monday, 21 November 2005

Sorry about all the spam currently infesting the guestbook, we're trying to sort a way of blocking it but it'll take a bit of time. In the meantime we've just wiped all the shit off for the moment.

Duet with Polly MacLean
Monday, 14 November 2005

Polly MacLean from Kinkajou joined Joe at his Blang solo slot last week to perform 2 new duets. The full Buzfuz band return to Blang on Wed Dec 14 with guests Harvey Half Devoured (Bod from Fonda 500 fronting her own band), Jinx Lennon, Partition and Paul Hawkins. More details soon!

Joe plays Blang
Sunday, 30 October 2005

Joe plays solo at next Blang night Nov 9th along with ex-Factory Recorder Kevin Hewick, Kinkajou, Thee Neerlymen and J J Crash. See Blang.

Fruit Machine out today
Monday, 17 October 2005

As the Fruit Machine compilation CD finally came out on Blang Records today a review appeared at Londonist describing the Buzfuz contribution, live favourite 'Indelible', as "the funniest track we've heard for a long time". See Londonist for full review.

Fruit Machine released Oct 17
Wednesday, 12 October 2005

"Fruit Machine" the Blang compilation CD is now being released on October 17th. Exclusive Buzfuz track "Indelible", which won't be on the next Buzalbum, receives some praise in this review at Sounds XP.

John Peel Blang special
Wednesday, 28 September 2005

The next Blang night at the 12 Bar is a John Peel Eve Special titled "I'm A Peel-Eve-r" featuring Stuffy/The Fuses, The Sways and others, see Blang

The Band return
Monday, 12 September 2005

The band return to live action after a 2 month gap on Wednesday at Blang which features a cast of kickboxers, psyches, virgins and raving loonys, see Blang page.
The new album has been recorded and mixed, but not mastered yet.
This week’s Daily Mirror style showbiz goss titbit news: Jon Buzfuz had fun playing with his fellow Fuses in Vic Reeves’ backing band last Friday at Soho's Too2Much.

Daniel Defoe tonight
Sunday, 21 August 2005

Joe is playing tonight at the Daniel Defoe on Stoke Newington Church St as part of the Stoke Newington Fringe Fest.

Stoke Newington Fringe Fest tonight
Saturday, 20 August 2005

Joe's playing 15 min set tonight at Stoke Newington Fringe Fest. See gigs page.

Dublin cancelled
Saturday, 06 August 2005

First day of the season. UP THE BLADES!
Joe's gig in Dublin is cancelled (long story, but due to the Hard Working Class Heroes (snigger) music industry event happening over the weekend in the city. Meanwhile he's been confirmed to play at the Stoke Newington Fringe Fest on Aug 20, see Gigs

More solo gigs
Tuesday, 02 August 2005

More Joe solo gigs added to Gigs page. A date at Camden Barfly Sunday afternoon on 14th and a gig in Galway which makes his Irish trip tantamount to a mini-tour.

Joe plays the Bodrum Cafe
Thursday, 28 July 2005

Joe Buzfuz is playing at the Bodrum Cafe, Stoke Newington on Friday, more details here.

Joe plays solo this August
Tuesday, 26 July 2005

The band are taking a break from live shows until September. In the meantime Joe is playing 5 solo slots, see gigs page, including August’s Blang and dates in Birmingham and Dublin. The first of these is this Friday at the Bodrum Café in Stoke Newington. Kate is learning the viola. Jon is gallivanting around playing bass for Charlotte Hatherley (they’re jetting to Japan tomorrow). Martin is recording for his other band. And Eilish is going to Ireland. In between all that Joe and Jon have 5 days booked in the studio in mid-August to add overdubs and then mix the next Buzfuz album.

Fruit Machine out now!
Sunday, 24 July 2005

The Blang compilation CD "Fruit Machine" featuring all your Blang favourites (UK variety) is now available to buy online through Paypal at the Blang site shop here.

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