"Hailing from Adelaide, proto-grunge outfit Grong Grong bludgeoned Australian audiences throughout 1983-1984, with their dark and aggressive take on punk rock. The band filtered its influences of The Birthday Party, The Cramps, Flipper and Pere Ubu through a suburban Australian mindset, sounding like no one before or since. In 1983, they supported Dead Kennedys and impressed frontman Jello Biafra so much, they became the first and only Australian band to release an album on Biafra's Alternative Tentacles label. This deluxe reissue on the much-acclaimed Australian archival label, Memorandum features the band's posthumously-released 1986 self-titled LP, plus rare studio demos, expanded live cuts, and nugget-y rehearsal tapes. All tracks have been digitally-remastered from original source tapes and are available for the first time on CD. The package also contains a DVD with concert and rehearsal footage, displaying the band in all their noisy, chaotic glory. Presented in a deluxe gatefold wallet with a detailed booklet stuffed with liner notes, photos, and original art, this will be a highly-desirable package for fans of this extremely influential band and connoisseurs of the Australian underground scene of the '70s and '80s. DVD is all-region NTSC format." - Memorandum .
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.