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DARROW, CHRIS - Artist Proof

LP version with debossed jacket and printed innersleeve. Includes a CD of the full album, plus five bonus tracks. Already a veteran of several bands and scenes on the L.A. landscape, Chris was a founding member of the west coast Kaleidoscope. He went his own way after the recording of their second album, A Beacon from Mars, to pursue music on his own terms. Artist Proof, Chriss solo debut, is a rich and powerful dose of California country rock, written almost entirely by Chris and played with grit and precision by a cast of great players (whose resumes are too lengthy to include here, but pretty much all of them began with this record -- Chris had an ear for good young talent!) including Ed Black, Loren Newkirk, Arnie Moore, Mickey McGee, and John Ware. The turn of the west-coast rock scene toward country music was something no one man could create on his own -- Chris himself has been quoted as saying that the country-rock sound was created by bands, not individuals. This seems right; a coming together of young people testing out their formative influences in the light of a new day, creating something different in the process. The fresh feeling of Artist Proof is an evidence of this -- proof positive, in fact! Back in print for the first time in 40 years and finally ushered into the digital realm.. CD includes five bonus tracks. -Drag City.

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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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