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Daniel Dimaggio is the Orson Welles of Princeton, NJ. He is! Look at him; master of the airwaves behind the Strong Little Legs (RIP) & Giants Of Jazz radio programs on WPRB as well as commander of flesh n blood charm peddlers Home Blitz & now this band Car Commercials. For alls I know he might even hate Gallo Wine & fish sticks too. He aint alone on that count! I wonder what his thoughts are concerin Elmyr De Hory? Hmmm....another time perhaps.\r\nHome Blitz you might already be familiar with. Many a two-cents was tossed around on their behalf last year, extollin praise as how they ranked alongside Modern Lovers, Half Japanese & Electric Eels as genuine Real McCoys of the American Underground. And I aint sayin they arent or they dont.I chose to abstain from the hyperbole not because I didnt have the change to spare, but on account I thought them was pretty big britches to fill. I dont put much truck in E. Eels n 1/2 Jap comparisons these days. Personally, I think Id be more apt to consider the contents of my wallet readin something like Ron House fronting the Feelies but its that kindve reactionary pontificatin that makes this blog the contentious darling it is, right?\r\nHello?\r\nAnyways, w/Car Commercials Dan & co. have seemingly tapped into the wellspring of amateurish goodness what emanates from the source(s) of them Messthetics compilations thatre gracing ears n airwaves (finally) nowadays. Theres a lot to be said for the zero production skills, which in the right hands (their own), Im always a sucker for.True, on occasion they come dangerously close to channelin the precocity of early Daniel Johnston, but most of the time Car Commercials nail it like they was stained by the same varnish & wax buildup as 49 Americans or Crash Action Winners. Id also state for the record that in another time n place (take a wild guess) these guys wouldve lived high on the hog recordin for the Onset/Offset label alongside the likes of Les Bottletops,Toerag, Brothers Gorgonzola & other estimable strangers that have yet to be properly heralded. I know, I know, folks is all the time sayin we are not familiar with these bands you reference. But I am! Theres a fine line between obstinance n ignorance & sometimes in the middle they become twain. What am I gettin at? How about; DONT LET 25 YEARS GO BY BEFORE YOU HEAR THIS CAR COMMERCIALS EP! I cant make it much plainer than that.Theres cassettes too. Collectem all. - Siltblog.

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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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