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Product Details

  • Audio CD (August 21, 2007)
  • Original Release Date: 2007
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Decca
  • ASIN: B000RL21TK
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #190,520 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Editorial Reviews

The Section Quartet was formed on the principles of rock & roll: musicians challenging the establishment by knocking down the walls dividing two genres of music. With their kinetic arrangements, eclectic repertoire, and bold performance style, the worlds of classical and rock collide with spectacular results on their new CD Fuzzbox. The release is a string-tribute recording of some of rocks most revered songs by artists from the past and present, including The Strokes "Juicebox", Radiohead's "Paranoid Android", Yeah Yeah Yeahs "Phenomena" Led Zeppelin's "Heartbreaker" and more. World renowned producer and performer Linda Perry was behind the controls of Fuzzbox. Perry the founder of 4 Non Blondes has produced hits for Gwen Stefani,Christina Aguilera and Pink. In concert, The Section Quartet plugs in and delivers their infectiously dynamic ensemble and rock solid rhythm. On more than one occasion, audience members have been spotted playing along on "air violin"!

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Mick Hannaway on September 17, 2007
Format: Audio CD
Do you want a huge endorphin rush? Buy this CD, put it in your stereo and play it REALLY LOUD! Don't worry about pissing off the neighbors, 'cause they'll rock to it and get goosebumps too.

If you like Muse, Queen's of the Stone Age, The Strokes, Postal Service, Radiohead, David Bowie, Tool, Led Zepplin, Sound Garden & the Yeah, Yeah, yeahs, then you'll love The Section Quartet's Fuzzbox.

The production by Linda Perry brings out top notch performances and dynamic soundscapes. This band (String Quartet) is powerful, sexy, virtuosic and artful. This release will evoke admiration from fans and fellow musicians alike.

Opening with "Juicebox" prompted my enthusiasm immediately, not because I love the Strokes (which I do), but because the stringed instruments were made into percussive gadgets of sonic brilliance!

And "Heartbreaker" has a standout solo performance too. If you have cultivated taste in music, or like the delicate balance of edgy pop, or need to be seduced by a collision of genre, then you must have Fuzzbox by The Section Quartet.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on January 17, 2013
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I'm not a music critic, and I'm not a musician, but I love the thrill of when music gets into me and brings out real emotions, and Fuzzbox does that for me.

With all of the streaming music services available today, I've not had much incentive to buy any particular albums in a long time. But few do what The Section Quartet does, and none of them do it quite the same way, making this album a must-buy. Their interpretations of great songs as purely string performances unlocks the emotional power of the songs without their lyrics (I hesitate to say the lyrics get in the way of the originals, but after hearing The Section Quartet's "Phenomena" without them, I have a hard time imagining the song with them.)

After hearing The Section Quartet for the first time, I wanted to hear more like it, and plugged them into the streaming music services, which usually offered up piano covers of existing songs. Piano can be beautiful, and this could just be me, but having those pieces be considered similar to The Section Quartet's music was like having "Come Sail Away" on the flip side of a "Dust in the Wind" single.

The musicians rock, the songs rock, and when I want to feel music rather than sing karaoke in my head, this is the first album I put on, and I usually keep it on.

Now I'm waiting for the tour promoting the next album.
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By Leslie Townsend on June 25, 2014
Format: Audio CD
I heard one song from this album at work. I was intrigued by their cover and purchased the CD. I think the artists are very talented and creative in their treatment of these songs, It simply isn't my style.
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By Stephanie C. Ramirez on April 18, 2014
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Excellent covers by violinists. The violin really touches the soul differently. It almost lifts it up and out of you to experience the music behind the words.
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Robert Carlberg on June 8, 2008
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There have been quite a few attempts over the years to marry classical instrumentation with popular songwriting, ranging from the very good (the Hugh Marsh track mentioned by reviewer Robert Alan Bryan) to the awful (David Palmer's prematurely-aged Muzak), with lots of Kronos, Bang on a Can, Ensemble Modern, Feinsmith, and Harmonia Ensemble recordings somewhere in the middle. Mostly these only serve to highlight the vast chasm between the two parallel but nonintersecting worlds. Certainly the fusions going the other way -- rocked-up classical music -- have been much more financially and artistically successful.

The Section Quartet are the exception. These tattooed and spiked conservatory students know about tension and attitude, and their transcriptions do not dilute the originals. Most of the songs covered here (Strokes, Muse, Queens of the Stone Age, Radiohead) are from a different generation than me, so I can't say I'm familiar with them. However their vitality and virility comes through loud and clear, and boy is it refreshing!

The only misstep on the album is the Led Zep cover, which to my ears is embarrassingly obvious and literal: merely an excuse to recreate Page's solo note-for-note on fuzz violin (which IS rather impressive...) It's a rare low point on an otherwise stunning album.

As the other reviewers both note, this is an album that begs to be played loud and nasty.
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