"We are proud to present the third issue of Z Gun magazine. Once again, the Z Gun staff has assembled stuff on some of the most exciting sounds of the past and present, with a focus on good writing and in-depth interviews and articles. Issue number three contains an oral history of the great Australian band Feedtime, done by Monty Buckles; Dan Melchior chats with Scott Soriano about favorite records of yore; Mattin -- the mind behind Billy Bao and various music pranks & assaults -- is probed by Acapulco Rodriguez; Ryan Wells does a comprehensive run-through of the music that came from the riot grrl movement; DIY meisters Home Blitz gets some Q&A, as does the excellent young record label Die Stasi. Plus theres a survey of great ethnic vinyl, record collecting comics and 20+ pages of reviews. Wrap it up in cover art by Don Marquez AKA Donnie Jupiter of the Twinkeyz. All in black & white on newsprint and edited by Scott Soriano & Ryan Wells. 55 pages." -Z Gun.
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.