Photos by George Dellinger, Dave Crimaldi
While the art of music journalism seems to be hanging off a cliff as writers turn to more lucrative PR jobs, the genre of rock music is thankfully NOT dead. If there is any proof of it, the Friday night show at Backyard on Bell here in Denton is fire-breathing proof. There were spectacular performances via Denton bands Hen and the Cocks, Fun Button and Classic Action. And holy smoke, the Denver band! The band Pink Fuzz from Denver, Colorado sucked the air from the room and whisked me and possibly many other off to rock and roll heaven.
The second the band hit the stage, the room got 1000 degrees warmers as a groove as filthy as Satan’s rectal cavity filled the air. Steam appeared to be rising off of music photographer George Dellinger's camera as he could not press the shutter button fast enough to capture the sheer essence of a young band transcending their youth with a most precise 70s infused rock music. Every note was the right one as if handed down from some rock and roll savior. If you like Queens of the Stone Age and Jack White you will love this band. The dual vocalists blended together in a deliciously intoxicating way and those harmonies got the floor weak in the knees.
It should be noted the show was moved indoors due to the rain. The outdoor big stage is fine but the intimacy created within a small rectangular room with audience vying for position to get close to the band is priceless.
Other things to note: the band fuses their soul pummeling psych rock with swagger and style. Haven't seen anyone in snakeskin boots lately? Do you have a penchant for floral shirts? Are the walls of your domicile perpetually moving and kaleidoscopic? If the 70s never died for you this is another reason to smoke the Pink Fuzz.
The band are currently on tour and if you’re a card carrying member of the church of rock and roll, you want to be there. Dig into their music right here.
We've lined up a little interview with the guitar maestro himself John Demitro and if you'd like to ask a question please feel free to leave a comment at the bottom.
Special thanks to George Dellinger for contributing photos. Follow him on Instagram @squareindenton
Also look out for profiles of Denton songwriter Spencer Wharton and Pensacola, Florida whiz kid LOOSE BOLTS.