2008 repress! Now in their 25th year, what better time to reissue this collection of songs that inspired a generation of punk, art-punk, post-punk, and pop-punk bands, from the Minutemen and Gun Club to Yo La Tengo and Butthole Surfers, in addition to newer bands such as The Dishes, The Reds, and ST-37. A 31-song collection featuring such Urinals classics as Im a Bug, Black Hole, and Ack Ack Ack Ack, in addition to a selection of madcap covers such as the Jetsons Theme, and songs by Soft Machine and Roky Erickson. Recordings were made between 1978 and 1980, during the heyday of American punk. Includes the complete Urinals, Another EP, and Sex/Go Away Girl 7" material, 3 tunes from long out-of-print compilations, several unreleased studio and rehearsal pieces, and samples from the bands archive of live tapes, including their very first performance as a three-piece." - Warning Label
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.