Maggot Brain

MAGGOT BRAIN - Maggot Brain #4 (Mar/Apr/May 2021)

"Maggot Brain is a full-color, quarterly magazine edited by noted Detroit scribe Mike McGonigal: 100+ pages packed with phenomenal content -- art, music, literature, unpublished archival material, and more -- with a simple promise to only exist on the printed page. Contents: Luc Sante on 'Crawdaddy' magazine; Debut publication of often hilarious and always droll memoirs by Stuart Moxham (Young Marble Giants, Gist, solo, etc); Murat Cem Mengüç' dramatic tale of when Sun Ra and the Arkestra visited Istanbul, Turkey in 1990; The fantastic and true story of electro-pop pioneer, runway model, and Eve Babitz-ish character Ann Steel, which has never fully been told before now; In conversation with comedy guru Tom Scharpling in advance of the publication of his moving and hilarious new autobio; Archival interview by Steve Lafreniere with 'Honeymoon Killers' star Shirley Stoler; Overviews of new music from David Nance, Patricia Brennan, and Pharoah Sanders with Floating Points. We're so enamored with the Floating Points/Sanders collaboration that we had no less than Andy Beta go off on it at length, for what is our first 'real' record review (as we're a quarterly, that's not something we'll do too often but the stars aligned.)" - Maggot Brain.

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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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