Midnight Cruiser


""Dan Melchior has been creating his own unique take on lo-fi pop/garage rock and American roots music for close over two decades. He has recorded over 35 records as a solo performer, as a collaborator with Billy Childish and Graham Lambkin and more notably with his band Dan Melchior's Broke Revue. He has also released several records with his post Broke Revue band, Dan Melchior un Das Menace. Dan's latest LP comes courtesy of his newest group Dan Melchior Band. Outside In is eight tracks of distortion-drenched, fuzzed-up rhythm and blues, and rock and roll. While Dan's distinctive vocals and guitar playing are the cornerstone of the group's sound, the entire album is awash in a sea of unspooling riffs and hooks moving from heavy locked in bass grooves to distorted synth freakouts. In the words of Steve Lowenthal 'Dan Melchior is an anomaly in the modern music world, even for the underground. As one of the world's last truly great songwriters ... His music cannot be neatly partitioned into a narrow genre although one can detect elements of blues, vintage R&B, British psych pop and more recently brazen experimentalism.'" "Outside In has a cinder-scorned midnight feeling to it, slinking through the darkened streets in search of some forgotten solace, some inner peace that never quite conjures through the haze ... Falling in the blues-buttressed valley between his fuzz-freaked noise offerings and his poppier days in the Broke Revue, the record is a greasy slide that hops back and forth with a pugilist's swagger." Andy French (ravensingstheblues.com)" - Midnight Cruiser Records.
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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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