Last Laugh


An incredibly gifted power-pop quintet, The Incredible Kidda Band without a doubt were the most exciting things to come out of Coventry since the Blitz (bombs in the sky, not razors in the night). Sadly, too much, too little, too late was the fate of the majority of the bands recordings, BUT NOW, thanks to the intervening hand of Last Laugh Records, two of the bands best 1978 recordings are free to sing and spin at the speed at which nature had always intended: 45 rpm! The A-side - Watch Out Thief - is Thorstein Veblen with a brown-ale pub dance beat or perhaps the Cockney Rejects Badman cast as a mod instead of a skin, while the B-side - You Belong To Me - shows exactly where the Exploding Hearts were lifting 90% of their melodic ideas. Vintage, top-ranking Great British power pop: first time at 45 with period appropriate picture sleeve design by Sing Sing Records dynamo Trey Lindsey and utterly essential to your life. YOU BUY IT! - Last Laugh.

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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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