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Powered by Audioscrobbler™We've Got a Fuzzbox and We're Gonna Use It (often shortened to Fuzzbox) were an all-girl Birmingham, England based new wave quartet that was loud, gaudy, and mildly controversial. Their sound intermingled punk rock, pop, dance music, and other styles. Founded in 1985, they initially fostered a raw amateurishness to their playing style, but they later developed into a smoother, sexier look as they seemed to seek controversy. Their first release came in the spring of 1986, a double A sided single (with a blank B-side) of "XX Sex" and "Rules And Regulations". This led to the album release 'Bostin' Steve Austin' (some sources label it as self-titled).

In the summer of 1986, the band teamed up with The Nightingales and Ted Chippington to record a single called "Rocking With Rita (Head To Toe)". The single featured Fuzzbox tackling such dance classics as "Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie Yellow Polka Dot Bikini" on the B-side. Still, they failed to break into the U.K. mainstream.

For their next album, 1989's 'Big Bang!, they made an abrupt change and reinvented themselves as more of a slick pop vocal group, with vocalist Vickie Perks being cast centre stage as a budding sex symbol. The album had no musician credits, but the girls apparently did little or no playing, and this seemed a repudiation of their punk DIY ethos. The singles "Pink Sunshine", "Fast Forward Futurama" and "International Rescue" were all co-written by Liam Sternberg.

In 1990, they began work on the new album, but the project was halted after the release of the first single "Your Loss, My Gain" due to Perks' decision to begin a solo career under the name of Vix. Her self-titled album flopped, but Fuzzbox had already broken up.
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