VELVET UNDERGROUND, THE - Night Games: A Documentary Film
""As iconic a group as has ever existed, The Velvet Underground were so far ahead of their time, musically, visually and culturally, it's as if they were dropped, ready formed, into New York's avant-garde art scene, from a parallel universe. And in addition to their unique imagery, so perfectly designed by maverick artist and impresario Andy Warhol, their experiments with form and sound that worked in tandem with to-die-for melodies and provocative lyrics, spurred two of the most oft-repeated quotes in the history of rock; the ubiquitous, '50 people bought the first Velvets' record and every one of them went on to form a band', and music-critic Lester Bangs' outrageously perceptive, 'all modern music begins with the Velvet Underground'. This documentary film explores and dissects the roots, formation, recordings, concerts and numerous other activities of The Velvet Underground, across their short career, and features a wealth of rare material. including live and studio musical performances, seldom seen promo films, footage and photographs from Andy Warhol's private collection, obscure interviews with and footage of, Lou Reed, Andy Warhol, Sterling Morrison and John Cale, plus interviews given exclusively for this film with Moe Tucker, Doug Yule and Billy Name, plus contributions from such luminaries as ex- Village Voice music editor Robert Christgau, author of From The Velvets To The Voidoids, Clinton Heylin, Total Rock DJ, author and journalist, Malcolm Dome, Luna main-man Dean Wareham and many others. DVD extras include extended interviews, special feature 'Velvet Reflections', plus full contributor biographies, making this feature a must-have item for all fans of the Velvet Underground and curious music-lovers alike."" - Smokin' .
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.