"Hueso Records presents its latest vinyl release, an icon of the 1980s Santiago punk scene, never-before published by any music label:\r\nLos Pinochet Boys.\r\nThe record contains the only two studio-recorded songs from 1984:"Botellas contra el pavimento" and "Musica del General", which remained shelved for 28 years on the original tapes of the band members. Now Hueso Records is releasing them to the public for the first time on a 7-inch vinyl, especially mastered and printed in the Czech Republic and in the United States. Jorge Gonzalez of the legendary Los Prisoneros, an important witness of the events, writes: "So the sound of the "Pinochet" was the cross between two non-musicians and two virtuosos with a deep knowledge of tradition. They sounded like nothing else around, they came from nowhere and were not aiming for any kind of success. And yet the two songs that they recorded in the studio are brilliant today, especially when contrasted to the pale efforts of their contemporaries Botellas contra el pavimento, sung by Dani, should have been played over and over on the radio, should have been a classic, should have existed to be shared.The B side, Musica del General, although more traditional, shines as one the greatest examples of Santiago Hardcore, with all their voices galloping through the streets." - Hueso.
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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