In late 1979/early 1980, the Champion Hotel in Melbourne held weekly Little Band nights, where 10 small, barely rehearsed groups would take the stage one at a time and play for ten or fifteen minutes each. Bands with names like Thrush And The Cunts, The Oroton Bags and the Soporifics all took their turn to shine briefly, and than as quickly disappear. Mostly, synthesized art-punk was the order of the day, although anything was fair game. In early 1980 a four band seven inch was released which came to be known as the Little Band EP. Morpions, Too Fat To Fit Through The Door, Ronnie And The Rhythm Boys and The Take each contribute a track. The Take included Frank Lovence from the Primitive Calculators. - David Nichols; Cant Stop It liner notes. Primitive Calculators and friends in different configurations (and using all the Calculators equipment) playing gnarly electronic/experimental no wave. Original 1979 release.
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.