"Reissue, originally released in 1964. Cool rock n' roll, surf, beat and garage-rock from Philippines in the '60s. Led by teen guitar wizard Ramón "RJ" Jacinto, RJ & the Riots was one of the first rock n' roll/beat bands from the Philippines and certainly the first to release original rock n' roll songs with lyrics in their own country. This is the first ever reissue of their second album, now impossible to find (four stars rating in Hans Pokora's 1001 Record Collector Dreams book). Including original songs like the monster instrumental "fuzzed", the garage sounding "Advertising Man", "Girl Nice", the surf rock of "Trip To Manila", and more plus a few rad covers (Beach Boys, Buddy Holly). The album was recorded at the home studio built by whizz kid Ramón Jacinto, who also operated his own record label (RJ Productions), magazine (Teenstone), and radio station (from his parent's backyard). RJ & the Riots started as a high school band of classmates composed of Ramón "RJ" Jacinto (lead guitar), Alan Austria (bass guitar), Jimmy Colayco (rhythm guitar), and Bernie Evangelista (drums) with ages ranging from 15-17 years old. They were one of the first bands with electric instruments in the Philippines and this album marked the transition from instrumental rock to vocals. Today, RJ is a well-known businessman (founder of a TV and radio network), Pinoy rock n' roll icon and continues his musical journey performing rock n' roll hits of the '50s-80s at his own Bistro "RJ" music lounge, where the top of Philippine society, movers and shakers, go to dance and sing to RJ's rock n' roll classics. RIYL: Ventures, Beach Boys, Buddy Holly, Stones, Jan & Dean, Beatles. Remastered sound; color insert with liner notes and rare photos; includes download card with the album plus one bonus track from a rare 45 ("Rave On Teenstone")." - Guerssen Records .
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.