Fizzy Fuzzy Big & Buzzy is the major label debut studio album by alternative rock band The Refreshments, released on February 27, 1996 (see 1996 in music). Many of the songs are re-recordings from their previous effort, Wheelie, which saw a very limited release. The single "Banditos" remains the best-known song by the band. On November 13, 2015, the album was released on vinyl for the first time ever in commemoration of its 20th anniversary.
Complete your The Refreshments collection. Awesome to have this on vinyl. I wasn't sure what to expect, but it actually sounds really good and not just a quick flip straight from digital.
Hailing from Tempe, AZ, the Refreshments launched their short-lived career as a solid frat boy band, and Fizzy, Fuzzy, Big & Buzzy captures that period with muscled guitar riffs and strong vocals.
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The Refreshments are best remembered for having two mid-range hits, Banditos (the frenetic homage to Western movie bandits) and Down Together, another roiling escape-to-Mexico ballad that sounded suspiciously identical to Banditos. Soon after these two hits ran their short course, The Refreshments released a follow up album which failed to find any airtime at all without similar mid-level hit vehicles, and the band collapsed under their own internal pressures and disbanded. Perhaps the band contributed to this by titling the album Fizzy, Fuzzy, Big and Buzzy, which is not exactly the title of a work of art that expects to be taken seriously. In fact, everything about Fizzy gives the impression that it is the product of a group of post-adolescent man-boys who would be more at home in a comic book store or watching MTV’s Jackass than contemplating the vicissitudes of life over a stiff drink in a bar.
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