TIM GAZE BAND, THE - Band on the Run

"Made with the assistance of Coca-Cola Bottlers Australia and the Australian Film Commission, the film Band on the Runappeared briefly and then vanished, as did the accompanying soundtrack LP earmarked for release by Festival Records in mid-1982. However, Festival Records "jumped the gun" somewhat and pressed up a limited number of "promotional" copies, some of which were distributed before the release was cancelled. Of the 13 selections included on the soundtrack LP, eight were supplied by The Tim Gaze Band who also appeared in the film performing their material. The remaining tunes were all by American J.J. Cale, a Tulsa, Oklahoma musician renowned for his "soft yet rasping voice" and "weirdly haunting guitar style." As for the Australian content of the package, ex-Tamam Shud lead guitarist Tim Gaze and his group (Robbie France-Shaw on drums, Harry Curtis on bass, Peter Bolton on keyboards and Annette Henery on backing vocals) provided an assortment of vocal and instrumental tunes, most of which contained direct lyrical affinity with the surfing lifestyle. Of their eight contributions, Gaze wrote five outright and collaborated on two with the film's producer/director Harry Hodge (who supplied the lyrics) and one with Suzanne Petersen. Of these, Gaze sang the lead vocal on all except the Petersen-Gaze collaboration "Lazy Day Fever" which instead featured co-writer Petersen in the vocal spotlight. Petersen, who also played flute and guitar, performed live with The Tim Gaze Band at its inception. The connection that brought The Tim Gaze Band together with the film's director/producer Harry Hodge came via group member Peter Bolton's friendship with Wayne "Rabbit" Bartholomew, one of the "stars" of the film. "Rabbit" introduced Bolton and Gaze to Hodge and a deal was struck, the result of which was the group's contributions to Band on the Run." - EM
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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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