Optic Nerve

RELIGIOUS OVERDOSE - Strung Out On Heavens High 1980-1982

"Compilation of singles recorded for Glass Records. Religious Overdose formed in 1979 and alongside the likes of PILJoy Division and Bauhaus helped forge the sound that became to be known as post-punk. In just two years their experimental songs were pushing boundaries. From the hypnotizing drum machine led debut "25 Minutes" and the krautrock influenced "I Said Go" to the synth infused new wave of "Blow The Back Off" and their final single. The sprawling seven-minute "The Girl With The Disappearing Head". This is a celebration of the much underrated and important Religious Overdose. Formed in Barby (near Rugby) in 1979, original vocalist left, Alex Novak joined in 1980, producing three singles for Glass Records. Initially used a rhythm generator then replaced by drummer Pete Brownjohn. Played with Wheres LisseFallEyeless In GazaTranceMystery Guests, Bauhaus, Dance ChapterSki PatrolEnglish SubtitlesAttritionTheatre Of Hate... the last gig was in Northampton 1982, recorded and released as a tape by Adventures In Reality label and fanzine from Coventry. Yellow vinyl with orange and black splatter; includes printed inner sleeve with posters and postcards." -Optic Nerve.
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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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