2002 release, repressed. "Chris Lucey...the man who never was..... star of one of the most mysterious, rabidly collectable and expensive West Coast folk-rock albums of all. A monster on Ebay, revered by Julian Cope, and buzzing through every psychedelic web site on the net. Produced by Marshall Lieb, Phil Spectors Teddy Bears collaborator, sounding like Arthur Lee demos backed by a punk version of Tim Buckleys band, sung and written by a man who worked with The Rolling Stones, Frank Zappa, Kim Fowley, P.J. Proby, Lowell George, and Curt Boettcher among other luminaries, but still managed to fall through the cracks of history. Bobby Jameson... subject of the most lavish and expensive Billboard ad supplement ever (for which the invoice is still outstanding), star of Mondo Hollywood and best remembered among L.A. scenesters for jumping off the roof of the Riot House on Sunset and walking away. A glimpse of that Mondo Sunset Strip underbelly that never really got represented at Monterey. On the mysterious Surrey Records, released under a pseudonym, and boasting a blurred snapshot of Brian Jones jamming in a club on the Strip as its front cover with a jazzy version of Bobbys song Girl From The East, better known as recorded by garage-meisters The Leaves... what was going on here God only knows. But a West-Coast classic from the Twilight Zone... yes, indeed." - Rev-Ola.
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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