The first SkullFuzz was edited by Artist Cody Snyder. One by Dr. No esteemed artist who mainly deals with Horror art.
This SkullFuzz has undergone a metamorphosis specially made by Snyder, where Snyder has changed a special in his theme of art the SkullFuzz into a zombie. Each SkullFuzz has the name and title of the artist, which is called “This head belonged to Cody Snyder, Cody Snyder is now a Fuzz”. Of course there is only one of them, this one being made available now.
The Fuzzadelic Skullshow Zombie is a one-off, only one is made.
The Zombie has the original SkullFuzz circuit as brains.
The Fuzzadelic Skullshow Zombie SkullFuzz is only displayed at exhibitions, it is not used and is in new condition.
The Story of the SkullFuzz
The first SkullFuzz was created in 2014, where Dr. No dealt with the loss of a dear friend and had to find a creative expression to deal with this loss.
For the first time, Dr. No, explains how the real and perhaps for some grisly story of the Skullfuzz came into being.
Dr. No’s first real band in his younger years was called Agent Orange, where the name was later changed to Red King Rising. This is because a number of parents did not think it was a good idea to name the band after a cancer causing defoliant used by the US during the Vietnam War.
The singer and guitarist was called Selim Lemouchi, who many years later founded his successful band The Devil’s Blood. Agent Orange/Red King Rising was certainly one of the loudest and most obscure bands in the then active local music scene.
Eindhoven, the city and home base of Dr. No in the south of the Netherlands was already put on the musical map as Eindhoven Rockcity because in the south and specifically in Eindhoven the countries loudest bands emerged from which a true scene emerged.
After a while Dr. No left this band and everyone took their own new musical path. Selim and Dr. No remained good friends.
In March 2014, Dr. No received the news that his dear friend had passed away. After saying goodbye, Dr. No had these visions of seeing his friend’s face slowly decaying in the coffin, each time exposing more of his skull. Because Dr. No was unable to cope with the loss and unable to accommodate these unwelcome visions of his friend’s face decaying, he tried to put this in a creative expression, first by designing a tombstone which was not approved by the family, and then in a guitar effect. This gave rise to the idea of transforming those terrible visions of his face decaying in the coffin into an artistic expression.
One day the sentence “This head belonged to Selim, Selim is now a Fuzz” was arose from deep thoughts. At the time, Dr. No received Selim’s guitar from Selim’s sister. A blood-stained red Stratocaster, with dead old strings. Because the Devil’s Blood doused themselves in blood during a ritual before the performance began. It was real blood because driver’s license-less Selim asked Dr. No often to make yet another trip to the slaughterhouse to collect a jerry can of blood for the Devil’s Blood performances.
The first circuit of the Skullfuzz used the strings of Selim’s old guitar as components and he thought that these components or wire bridges smeared with his DNA would bring his soul into the effect, adding an inspiring spirituality to his project.
Since the visions of his body decaying were now only a left over skull, Dr. No decided to make a skull in which he built this possessed circuit. In that period and during this process, David Bowie was often on the record player, and became associated with this process and period. This is why the Skullfuzz never has two eyes of the same color, but always two different colors.
At the time it was not intended at all to integrate the SkullFuzz into the Dr. No collection, but purely as creative expressions of a personal loss. But after a while Dr. No, went public with the end result and it caught many’s attention. The first SkullFuzz, which represents his friend, is of course owned by Dr. No. This expression was not yet called “SkullFuzz” but “This head belonged to Selim, Selim is now a Fuzz” dedicated to his friend Selim Lemouchi.
Because so many people wanted a SkullFuzz and yet didn’t know the deeper meaning, Dr. No made some for friends. To this day, Dr. No still makes the SkullFuzz in very small series where names of musical heroes or inspiring people are used.
Two years after the first SkullFuzz Dr. No was asked to do an exhibition of his work together with Darko (tattoo artist from the Netherlands) at the RoadBurn festival in the Netherlands. This gave rise to the idea of asking 15 artists to transform his SkullFuzz and apply the style of their art. This is how the FUZZADELIC SKULLSHOW, exhibited in 2016, was born.
Afterwards they were exhibited in some music stores and at other music festivals. Now in 2024, this collection is back from the Dr. No archive obtained for the Dr. No’s Analog Imaginarium and are made available and described individually for the first time.