"Big Stick are chuffed to announce that their new Drag Racing Underground record label, in conjunction with Forte Music Distribution, are releasing a special Much Of The Best Of Big Stick album. A long playing collection of 'classic' Big Stick selections, along with three tracks taken from the band's soon to be released new album, LP. Limited to 500 copies on clear vinyl. There's a total of fifteen songs on this collection. The 'classics' include 'Drag Racing' (of John Peel's Box fame) 'I Look Like Shit,' 'Jesus Was Born On An Indian Reservation,' 'Billy Jack Paddy Wack,' 'Devil's Jukebox,' 'Hoochie Koo Time,' 'Bianca Blast,' 'California Dreamin',' 'Hokey Pokey Girl,' 'Scum Rooky's Cafe,' 'I Live The Good Life,' and 'Black Cow.' The three brand new tracks picked from their upcoming album which the duo believes worthy of including are 'Rascal,' 'Metaphysical Speaker' and 'Calamari Co Co Butter.' The mindful packaging of this collection includes a retrospective collage of Big Stick photographs and images, both past and present, along with photos of Gill's and Trance's art and sculpture work and detailed liner notes describing curious facts and trivia related to the duo and the fifteen different featured songs. Aiming to serve in acquainting those not familiar with Gill's and Trance's somewhat off-the-beaten-path brand of musical undertakings, while also providing long overdue satisfaction for those who do know of Big Stick and have been waiting ever-so-patiently for something like this to finally spin on their turntables!" - Drag Racing Underground.
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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