"Sommor Records present the first ever official vinyl reissue of Hackensack's Up The Hardway, originally released in 1974. Classic, raw UK blues-hard-rock from 1973 featuring powerful guitar player/vocalist Nicky Moore. With a name taken from a Thelonious Monk album track, Hackensack became in the early '70s one of Britain's hardest rocking and hardest working acts and are still remembered fondly today by those who experienced their unforgettable, powerhouse live shows. Up The Hard Way was their debut album, recorded in late '73 at De Lane Lea Studios, Wembley, and released the following year on the Polydor label, housed in a fab sleeve by Jim Fitzpatrick. Musically, it's a varied album which goes from hard-rock to blues and rural rock. Includes an eight-page insert telling the comprehensive history of the group from their Gas Avenue roots in 1969 to 2019, plus many rare photos and memorabilia; extensive liner notes by Pete Sarfas. A must for all fans of a band who deserved to be as big as Free. Original artwork. Master tape sound. 8-page insert reproducing the original insert plus & rare photos / memorabilia From original masters. Insert with full band history by Pete Sarfas of Audio Archives plus rare photos and memorabilia." - Sommor Records .
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.