Bona Fide

BRIGMAN, GEORGE & THE SPLIT - I Can Hear The Ants Dancin

The buzz around Baltimores George Brigman first began in the mid 70s when an 18 year-old George self-released his first LP Jungle Rot, a wicked mess of wahwah distortion and mutant blues. That LP quickly gained cult status as it was quite unlike anything else around that time. Georges reputation was solidified even more with 1982s cassette I Can Hear the Ants Dancin which due to popular demand worldwide was reissued by Or Records on vinyl in 1995. For the first time ever, all of the George Brigman and Split recordings from 1977 are assembled in one 72 minute package featuring fourteen minutes of previously unavailable material, unpublished color photos and liner notes which explain the Brigman mystique.-Ç The original Ants Dancin is expanded by ten extra songs which fully showcase the remarkable songwriting and guitar playing of a truly unique talent who earned his cult status.-Ç Quiet, dreamy songs alternate with flat out fuzz fried rockers to create a potent web of sound like no other. It is no wonder why the buzz continues to grow around George.-Ç - Bona Fide.

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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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