Dredd Foole is the name used to designate the music of Boston-area vocal/guitar artist Dan Ireton. He used to lead a band under the name Dredd Foole & the Din, recording two great, mostly neglected albums in the 80s for labels known as Homestead and PVC. It was commonly known that his band was one of the only Boston bands worth seeing post-Mission of Burma (who backed him up actually, as the original Din, on his debut single in 1982). Those records were fine for the time, but they hardly captured the full intensity-scope of the 1st-gen post-VU/Stooges blare of that band in their prime. In the late 80s Dan wisely abandoned the rock band format and has sporadically been performing a series of breathtaking shows in the otherwise ready-to-be-nuked-today local club scene" ever since. Sometimes solo acoustic, sometimes with percussion, electric slide guitar or violin accompaniment, he sings with one of the most electrifying post-Tim Buckley vocal chords ever heard, and his concept of multiphonic non-traditional folk music with apocalyptic come-down power-appeal has finally been documented with this long overdue release. A masterpiece of personal trance-sound-vision & legitimate psychedelic space-whisper revelations, at your command." - FE. 1994 release in a stunning C.O.N. Artists designed/assembled silkscreened, fold out sleeve.
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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