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Screaming Headless Torsos: Live!! in New York & Paris

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Screaming Headless Torsos Live!! in New York & Paris 2 DVDs (153 min) FuzeLicious Morsels 2005

We forge our personal connections with music based on any number of (sometimes random-seeming) factors, but often it's just a matter of time and place. I can still remember the afternoon I stumbled into the listening station at my local music retailer and walked out with a disc that first grabbed my eye because ...

ALBUM REVIEW

Screaming Headless Torsos: 2005

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The title of the new Screaming Headless Torsos record marks more than the calendar year to come. It's a conscious sign that nearly a decade has passed since the funk/hardcore group burst out with its self-titled debut, recently reissued as 1995 by Fuzelicious Morsels. During that period there's been a live release and a double-DVD set, as well as a non-screaming version of the Torsos minus vocalist Dean Bowman. But no matter how many years may accrue, these bad boys ...

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Screaming Headless Torsos: Live!

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In September of 1996, the Screaming Headless Torsos went live for the mikes at the Knitting Factory in New York. For any critics who claimed their prior studio effort was staged or polished, Live! set the record straight: the Torsos wield just as much raw energy and electicism on stage as they do in the studio. The original document of this adventure first appeared on the Japanese Videoarts label; but now guitarist David “Fuze" Fiuczynski has claimed it for his ...

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Screaming Headless Torsos: 1995

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This is the record that started it all. In 1995, the Screaming Headless Torsos burst out with their eponymous debut on Discovery. Guitarist David “Fuze" Fiuczynski, who had been active as a sideman for other players, finally stepped into the limelight. His virtuosity and versatility perfectly suited the open-ended project, a quintet lineup with Dean Bowman on vocals. Alongside reworked versions of Bill Evans and Miles Davis tunes, the Torsos laid down ten originals spanning the range from dirty funk ...


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