WOODEN WAND AND THE SKY HIGH BAND - Vol. 7 Wasteland of the Free
In the Fall of 2006, James Jackson Toth (sometimes aka Wooden Wand) \r\ndreamt of a decadent Rolling Thunder" styled tour and proceeded to hit \r\nthe road to bring his simple songs to life with the electricity of a \r\nfull scale, seven piece freewheeling rock and roll ensemble. This crew \r\nfeatured Glenn, Shayde, and Jason (from Skygreen Leopards, Giant \r\nSkyflower Band, Flying Canyon, Papercuts, and various other Bay Area and \r\nJewelled Antler related outfits) on guitars and bass, Kelly (from \r\nLazarus, Red Leaf Black Bird, etc) on drums, Clay (Zodiac Mountain, \r\nTotem, Hintergedanken) on electric piano and organ, and James and \r\nJessica on vocals (wwvv, Totem, Oath, etc). After recording every show \r\nof the tour, this full length live album was compiled featuring some of \r\nthe very best moments. This includes the definitive cult kosmic blues \r\nversion of "the Pushers" as well as other new and classic Wooden Wand \r\nmaterial rendered mercilessly vital by this heavyset crew. This is about \r\nas real as it gets, the heaviest "from the road" set by far. As usual, \r\nseven creepy loners forced into a van, driving eachother to their wits \r\nend, and all the while smoking every stage up and down the West coast. \r\nComes packaged in the usual "from the road" style digipacks, limited to \r\n277 copies.." -Skulls of Heaven\r\n
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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