Ugly Things

UGLY THINGS - #53

""Once again we've dug deep to bring you some truly eye-opening stories and interviews. At last the story of the Groupies of 'Primitive' infamy is unveiled by Jeff Jarema and it's as depraved and comical as you could wish for. We're also thrilled to present Ned Hayden's revelatory, no-holds-barred interview with Johnny Blitz of the Dead Boys and Rocket From The Tombs. Then there's Jonathan Paley's career-spanning conversation with Steve Cataldo taking in his psychedelic days with the Front Page Review, Saint Steven, as well as Boston '70s punk renegades the Nervous Eaters. Skip Spence's wilderness years are explored, along with the tragic life of original LOVE drummer Don Conca (immortalized in their song 'Signed DC'), NYC garage outfit the Outsiders ('The Guy With the Long Liverpool Hair'), Hungarian beat combo Atlas, and Seattle garage rockers the Time Machine. Also, Wally Bryson talks Raspberries, Bill Furbee unpacks the history of the song 'Train Kept A-Rollin',' and Cyril Jordan pays fond tribute to his recently departed friend Roy Loney. And of course, our comprehensive review sections covering the latest reissues and rock-related books."" - Ugly Things.
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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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