Dynamite Hemorrhage #4 is a 40-page, “digest-sized” music fanzine devoted to sub-underground music from the last five decades. Unlike previous issues, this ones a smaller, A5-sized thing with no advertisements. It features: An interview with Julie Cooper of THE KIWI ANIMAL. She was one half of the 1980s New Zealand underground, independent folk duo, which also featured Brent Hayward (ex-Shoes This High) as the other half. Later expanded to a trio, their music ranks among the most sublime and creative sounds music of the era, and they continue to be criminally unrecognized, even by rabid aficionados of 80s Kiwi sounds. THE SHIFTERS, the current Melbourne, Australia heroes of “alternative drunk pop jazzy ciggies neo-country jams”. We corral them for an interview in an effort to get at the dark heart of their skiffle. A record-by-record overview of HAPPY SQUID RECORDS, the label put together by John Talley-Jones of The Urinals in the late 1970s. Its a look at their first ten years of existence, from The Urinals through 100 Flowers, Leaving Trains, Angst, God and the State and more. Even “The Rub”! “100 45s That Moved Heaven and Earth” – the definitive argument-settling list of the best sub-underground rocknroll 45s of all time. “Free Jazz Libertines” column; 25+ record reviews and more (well, not really more – thats truly everything, honestly) - Dynamite Hemorrhage.
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.