Described by Kris Kristofferson as one of the three best songwriters in the country, Kentucky native Jay Bolotins songs have been championed by the likes of Merle Haggard and Porter Wagoner, among many others. Yet Jays eponymous debut -- released on the major subsidiary Commonwealth United label -- had the halflife of a mayfly when it went into circulation in 1970 and today it remains as phantasmic as the prairie ghosts that have long populated his native Kentucky. However hasty or uncertain the release of the album may have been some 40 years ago, one thing is certain: in a darkened room in New York City at the end of a Kentucky childhood, a 20 year old Jay Bolotin cut a singularly enchanted album of unhurried, low key loner ballads with the confidence and honesty of a seasoned journeyman. Jay Bolotin is an unqualified singer songwriter gem that will appeal to fans of Leonard Cohen, Townes Van Zandt & Alex Chilton. Features Kenny Lyon on Bass & Mark Taber on piano & harpsichord - both veterans of the Providence, Rhode Island scene, The Fugs Bobby Mason on percussion and David Mowry on guitar. CD packaged in a trifold digipak with previously unpublished photos. Remastered & reissued for the first time since its elusive release. -Locust
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.