FUSE (13) ‎– Fuse

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A1 Across The Skies
Arranged By – FUSE*Written By – Nielsen-SundbergWritten-By – Sundberg*, Nielsen*
4:35
A2 Permanent Resident
Arranged By – FUSE*Written-By – Meyers*, Sundberg*
4:22
A3 Show Me
Arranged By – FUSE*Written-By – Nielsen*
4:13
A4 To Your Health
Arranged By – Chip Greenman, Craig Meyers, Rick Nielsen, Tom Peterson*Written-By – Nielsen*
6:00
B1 In A Window
Arranged By – FUSE*Written By – Nielsen-SundbergWritten-By – Sundberg*, Nielsen*
5:54
B2 4/4 3/4
Arranged By – FUSE*Written-By – Meyers*, Sundberg*
3:58
B3 Mystery Ship
Arranged By – FUSE*Written-By – Meyers*, Sundberg*
3:22
B4 Sad Day
Arranged By – FUSE*Written-By – Nielsen*
5:49

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Pre-Cheap Trick band.

All selections are BMI

® "Epic" Marca Reg. T. M. Printed in U.S.A.

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  • Matrix / Runout (Side A variant 1 stamped): O T XSB151329 -/ A
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B variant 1 stamped): O XSB151330-1D / T
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A variant 2 stamped): XSB151329-1D 7
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B variant 2 stamped): o XSB151330 1F 7
  • Rights Society: BMI

Other Versions (5 of 11) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
SICP 6160 FUSE (13) = ヒューズ* FUSE (13) = ヒューズ* - Fuse = ヒューズ登場(CD, Album, RE, RM) Epic SICP 6160 Japan 2019 Sell This Version
BN 26502 FUSE (13) Fuse(LP, Album) Epic BN 26502 Europe 1970 Sell This Version
HF 9520 FUSE (13) Fuse(CD, Album, RE, Unofficial) HF HF 9520 Unknown Sell This Version
55018-2 FUSE (13) Fuse(CD, Album, RE) Rewind (5) 55018-2 US 2001 Sell This Version
BN 26502 FUSE (13) Fuse(LP, Album, RE) Epic BN 26502 US Unknown Sell This Version

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progfan97402

progfan97402

February 24, 2014
edited over 5 years ago
I've first heard about Fuse back in 1994 when I knew this guy who owned two Mellotrons (seriously!), and he stated how this album used Mellotron, and that none other than future Cheap Trick members Rick Nielsen and Tom Petersson were in this group. Well, I found an original LP for just $3 so I took a chance on it and I found it great! It's too bad it's usually regarded as little more than a Cheap Trick footnote, as it's a very good album in its own right, although you won't find much of a proto-Cheap Trick sound. What you really get here is heavy rock with soul/blues influence vocals with psychedelic and prog overtones. Lots of heavy guitar and organ, unfortunately the Mellotron was confined exclusively to "To Your Health". This was probably one of the first Mellotrons to make it on American soil, Rick Nielsen purchased one from England (at that time Mellotrons had yet to be commecially available in the States, the Chamberlin was the domestic equivalent, which predated the Mellotron, and Harry Chamberlin frowned at the thought of rock musicians using his machines, and I can go on about the Chamberlin's reliability issues, but that's another story). This album is full of intense energy and great playing, hard to believe that two of the members were just 17 at the time. The vocals do sound very American (they were American, after all), but they were also open about their love of the British scene, particularly the Yardbirds. I really can't compare the music of Fuse with other bands, but they were contemporaries of such bands as Steppenwolf, Grand Funk Railroad, and Led Zeppelin, but I guess Fuse couldn't compete with those guys (since those acts did have songs that received regular FM rock radio airplay, many still played to this day, and Fuse didn't). Nowadays the original LP is a minor collector's item. Really these guys deserved much greater attention. For those into the roots of metal (aka proto-metal) or simply late '60s/early '70s heavy rock, this comes highly recommended.