"Hunting Lodge was founded in May of 1982 by Lon C. Diehl, Carla J. Nordstrom & Richard Skott Rusch. To commemorate the 40th anniversary of the band’s inception and of their initial releases, this set contains the entirety of the recorded output from the original lineup.
HARRINGTON BALLROOM is a restoration of the first Hunting Lodge release, a live recording of their first public appearance September 4th, 1982 which was released later that month on a 60 minute cassette.
EXHUMED represented the first “studio” recordings of Hunting Lodge to be released commercially. This contained the entirety of the promo-only 23 Minutes Of Murder (October 1982) along with enough supplemental material to fill out a full-length cassette album. EXHUMED was originally released by Datenverarbeitung, (West) Germany in March of 1983.
REANIMATED is a “rarities” album which contains nearly half an hour of previously unreleased material. The first three tracks are full length recordings from a basement improvisation which the three band members recorded in January of 1983, in order to flesh out enough material for EXHUMED. In addition, REANIMATEDcontains new mixes, alternate versions and tracks never before released.
These recordings are newly transferred from the original tapes by Knox Mitchell, restored & remastered by Grant Richardson, and have never sounded better." - S/M Operations.
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.