Fuse In-depth Biography
Fuse} made a little-known album for Epic} at the end of the '60s, and is chiefly remembered for including two future members of Cheap Trick}: Rick Nielsen} and Tom Petersson}. The album is an average, perhaps somewhat below average, late-'60s hard rock} recording. It looks forward to some facets of '70s metal} and art rock} in its overwrought vocals, tandem hard rock} guitar riffs, and classical}-influenced keyboards. It was reissued, with two bonus tracks from a single, by Rewind} in 2001.
Fuse} was originally the Grim Reapers}, and aroused interest from Epic} after they were seen supporting Terry Reid} in Chicago in mid-1968. Changing their name to Fuse}, they recorded a self-titled album in late 1968 under the unlikely auspices of producer Jackie Mills}, who later produced The Brady Bunch}. The album did virtually nothing, and although they did have enough material for a second album, they would not release another LP prior to their breakup in 1970. ~ Richie Unterberger, All Music Guide