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PFFR (pronounced P.F.R.) is a Brooklyn based electro-rock band/art collective consisting of Alyson Levy, Vernon Chatman, Jim Tozzi, and John Lee.

The groups portfolio of work includes 3 LPs: Rock, Rocker, Rocketh (2001, self released), Injustice Center (2003, Invasion Planete France) and United We Doth (2004, Birdman), the download-only EP Chrome Ghost (2005, Birdman-A-Phone), art exhibits such as An Attack On All Americans Or The Tyranny Of Weed shown at the LFL Galley in New York, and the script for avante garde porn film Final Flesh.

PFFR are also behind the controversial MTV2 comedy series Wonder Showzen. Chatman and Lee are the writers, directors and main voice talent, whilst Levy and Tozzi are the shows art/animation directors and additional voice talent. Chatman and Lee also collaborated on Doggy Fizzle Televizzle, a short lived sketch show starring rapper Snoop Dogg who made a guest appearance on PFFR’s ‘United We Doth’ LP.

In interviews, the band have proven to be whimsical and flippant, often going off at random, nonsensical tangents to their own amusement. When asked about their inception and existence, the answer is often the same: “A shimmering gem crashed down from the heavens, black clouds exploded unto the Earth and PFFR was formed.” The story’s finer details are known to vary, but the basic premise is kept. In an interview given by Chatman and Lee for The Sound Of Young America radio show, host Jesse Thorn asks the duo about the beliefs behind Wonder Showzen, to which they partly reply “We believe in the power of a mystical gem that emenated from a dark cloud in the sky.

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