Hard To Beat


1975 and from the Ur Punk Ground Zero of Basement Land USA emerge Mike Rep & The Quotas. Assimilating all the usual suspects of pre punk rock (Stooges, Velvets , Deviants etc etc) and adding their own rock n roll mantra of no-fi sci-fi fuzz and plucky faith in the riff.\r\nA classic 45 Rocket to Nowhere" results in a vanity pressing of 200(100 with covers, 100 without, "Rocket to Nowhere" was cut on the same machine that cut the Kingsmens version of "Louie Louie" and so the Punk Rock continuum ) and then sinks into teen punk slime till 1979 when BOMP buys a few sleeveless copies off Dave "Moxie" Gibson . Johan Kugelberg and chums give the 45 a date of 1979 based on BOMP listing it at this point but it has been festering away in the vinyl graveyard for a couple of years at that point !!!!\r\nRecorded at the same 1975 session as "Rocket to Nowhere" - "Its My Movie" was thought "lost to the ages" until it was found miss labelled on a reel to reel tape. "Its My Movie" has the riff condensed to its purest essence .... a bludgeon of distorted guitar wails and spastic "funky "chimp drumming drags the song to its inexorable tape splitting finale !!!! Imagine all this and crowd noise sampled from Lou Reeds "RockNRoll Animal" Lp......WHOAH baby its a down right CLASSIC.\r\nFlip this baby over and you get the 1978 Quotas savaging Van The Mans anthem "G-L-O-R-I-A".No cool posing here just the spirit of freaked out over amped savagery is channelled and the Guitar Monster really does appear if you play this under a dead tree at midnight..I kid you not !!!!!!! \r\nAn important pre-punk/punk artifact before anyone knew what the hell lo fi fuzz punk was.....\r\nEdition of 200 (mirroring the original release of "Rocket to Nowhere")....you will Dig This !" - Hard To Beat.

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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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