A great big headline to catch some attention, because everyone likes attention

So you understand the roaring wave of fear that swept through the greatest city in the world just as Monday was dawning--the stream of flight rising swiftly to a torrent, lashing in a foaming tumult round the railway stations, banked up into a horrible struggle about the shipping in the Thames, and hurrying by every available channel northward and eastward. By ten o'clock the police organisation, and by midday even the railway organisations, were losing coherency, losing shape and efficiency, guttering, softening, running at last in that swift liquefaction of the social body.

First, Last & Everything In Between

David Barrett’s First, Last & Everything In Between, interview

We recently interviewed David Barrett, world class composer of Themes like “One Shining Moment” from the NCAA Men’s Basketball Championship, Pro Golf, the Olympics and more.  He is also an accomplished solo artist – and his latest album, “First, Last & Everything In Between,” recently was released this year.  Fundamental Tracks delves into this fine release. FT:  You called this…

The Record Low

Great Bands We Never Signed…

You’ve seen them live. You’ve had dinner with them. You really feel like you are clicking with them. Then they spurn you. If it sounds like the dating process, it’s not. It’s courting an artist to sign to your label. Granted, with the digital age in full swing, the aging Phoenix of the massive major label music industry has crumbled…

Fundamental Records

Just when you think it’s dead…

…it comes back. Here’s a new article from Paste Magazine on a Fundamental/Red Records band from Philly – Executive Slacks. It mentions Richard Jordan, as if he needs more street cred… “When success eludes a band, more often than not its missing component is easily detected. Amidst the thousands of unoriginal acts and the handful of successful ones, a few,…

Richard Jordan Fundamental Records

“THE ORIGINS OF FUNDAMENTALISM”

The FUNDAMENTAL Label originated from a troubled adolescence. Because I quit high school and had a difficult family life I could not take a real job. Instead, me, my cousin Brice and a friend – Jacob Bayer – began selling phonograph records at the numerous flea and farmer’s markets that dotted eastern Pennsylvania and southern New Jersey. This transpired during…

Fundamental Records Beginning

In the Beginning, God created Fundamental…

Sex, drugs, rock n’ roll, Quaaludes, LSD and Mescaline, the mafia, Morris Levy, Stiffed, stolen LPs and prog rock imports, Flipper, Butthole Surfers, Roky Erickson, Scratch Acid, Jesus Lizard, Eugene Chadbourne, Shockabilly, Jimmy Carl Black, Executive Slacks, Bunnydrums, Ruin, Stickmen, Bill Laswell, Philly punk, Naked Prey, Chip Kinman, Blackbird, Savage Republic, Red Temple Spirits, Shock Therapy, Dirtball, Used Carlotta, Six…