SELLERS, PETER AND THE HOLLYWOOD PARTY - The Early Years 1985-1988
"Spittle presents the first collection dedicated to the '80s cult Milanese band Peter Sellers And The Hollywood Party. The Early Years 1985-1988 is the opera omnia of the Peter Sellers, one of the most influential bands of the Italian underground. In The Early Years 1985-1988 one will find "Chaotic Shampoo & Strange Rock'N'Roll", Peter Sellers' first recording studio experience, released on the English label Glass Records for the legendary collection, 50,000 Glass Fans Can 't Be Wrong (1986), a compilation shared with heavyweight indie bands such as The Pastels, Jazz Butcher, Nikki Sudden, Mayo Thompson, and Spacemen 3. There is the sweet psychedelic ballad "Stolen Letter", dedicated to the figure of Syd Barrett and "Spun Out Of A Mind", inspired by a Jack Kerouac poem. There are also other excerpts from the first demo Peter Sellers Is Living and the tape-compilation Brian Jones Died For Your Sins (1987) and the ballad "The Devil And The Moon" from The Invasion Of Tambourine Men (1987). There is a tribute to the Stones in 'Play With Fire' - originally recorded as Red Roses In The Sand, an extemporaneous project with Nikki Sudden and published as 7" plus some eccentric renditions of Joy Division's "I Remember Nothing", published as Magick Y And Uncle Tybia and a couple of tributes to Roky Erickson and Barrett-era Pink Floyd. The liner notes have been edited by the journalist Roberto Calabrò, also author of the volume Eighties Colors - Garage, Beat And Psychedelia In The Italy Of The Eighties (2010). The cover artwork has been created by the illustrator Vitamina. Enclosed CD contains all the songs on the vinyl, as well as some rare and unreleased demo track and live versions." - Spittle.
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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