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Ugly Things

UGLY THINGS - #49

"Cover stars this time are British R&B hitmakers Manfred Mann, who are featured via exclusive and extensive interviews with Paul Jones and Tom McGuinness. Also on the cover: Cleveland post-punk glam-infused geniuses Death Of Samantha, and one of Chicago's most revered '60s garage acts, The Knaves. This issue also includes an interview with Herve Zenouda, who takes you deep inside the '70s punk scene in Paris with Stinky Toys, Strike Up, Loose Heart and Angel Face. Greg Prevost interviews pop paragon Emitt Rhodes, Ric Menck covers LA power pop icons The Quick, Mike Stax digs into the world of teenage Dutch beat bashers The Kwyet, and Harvey Kubernik gives new insight into The Rolling Stones' "Sympathy for the Devil" and the Beggar's Banquetmastering sessions. All this and more -- including, as always, our outstanding reviews of reissues and rock-related books." - Ugly Things.
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After nearly a decade of false starts, multiple game plans veering off the rails, and a handful of shattered hopes and/or dreams, the odyssey is finally complete—the new Fusetron site is here.

This is the first phase of a multipart rollout that will span the next few months: the currently browsable stock includes miscellaneous new releases from the past 8+ months (we have a lot of catching up to do), plus approximately a third of our backstock. Note that we’ve reduced/slashed prices on many titles and will continue to do so in order to make room for new stock. We’ll also be expanding / tweaking / improving / debugging the site itself (for example, we still have work to do on the automated international postage system, not to mention the inevitable inventory discrepancies that come with transferring an ancient and massive database to a new system).

Over the next few months, as we take inventory, clean house, and delve into our storage, we will be uploading thousands of additional items, gradually, on a near-daily basis. This will include the majority of the LPs, as well as many titles, in all formats, once thought long-gone. Many currently “sold out” items are likely to resurface.

Finally, once our general backstock is up (probably in the next two or three months) we’ll begin making our extensive stockpile of rarities available online for the first time: tons of random out-of-print titles, "deadstock," warehouse finds, secondhand collectibles, etc., accumulated over the past few decades.

Frequent/returning customers will be getting early access to these items. Details to follow on how this will work (a priority mailing list? a 'frequent flyer'-like program?), but it will not be based on dollars spent. We want to reward those who consistently support us, especially in the discogs marketplace era (to those who show up trying to poach five copies of a one-off rarity, and nothing else, ever… ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ ).

So—we suggest you take some time to dig through the site—even we’ve been surprised by what’s been turning up, and there’s much more to come.



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