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"The Dark Side Of The Turd" will be the final full-length release by The Bassturd.
"The Dark Side Of The Turd" will be the final full-length release by The Bassturd.
77 backers pledged $2,785 to help bring this project to life.

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UPDATE - 3-23 -2011

So, the initial goal of $1000 was met.  Thanks so much for your support!  Now, I have an even more exciting prospect for everyone!  If, by the end of this campaign on April 11th, we can raise $2500, I'm going to be able to release a split 7-inch single with the legendary, and extremely awesome Joe Jack Talcum of The Dead Milkmen!  What's even more exciting is that if this goal is met, EVERYONE THAT HAS CONTRIBUTED TO THIS CAMPAIGN will get a copy of the single along with their other gifts!!!  That means if you pledged $10 for the full-length cd and the one-of-a-kind song, you'll also get the single. 

Note that this will only be able to happen if we can raise $2500 by the end of the campaign!  Please help spread the word to everyone you know!  Thanks again for your continued support.

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For the past 2 years I have been busy working on what will ultimately be the final full-length album by The Bassturd.  It will feature over 20  brand new songs.

I am hoping, through this fund-raising campaign, to make $1000 to put toward pressing costs, mastering costs, and album artwork.  I will only be able to make this happen with your help.

I am offering some very unique rewards at even the lowest level of support.  My goal is to not only raise enough money to put out the new album, but to also give people that support this project something very unique and fun in return. 

Please help The Bassturd go out with a bang!  I don't have a label, manager, or any other type of corporate backing.  Your continued support is the only thing that will allow this project to move forward.

Thanks for looking, and thanks for supporting independent music and art!!!

-b. turd

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    Pledge $10 or more About $10

    For a $10 contribution you will get a copy of the full-length CD, plus a bonus CD containing a one-of-a-kind song JUST FOR YOU! I will record a track that only you will receive!!! As a bonus, I will have a website where you can go to upload your track. Doing so will allow you access to all of the other one-of-a-kind songs that other people have uploaded.

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    In the process of making this album I recorded over 40 songs. Not all of these songs will be included on the full-length album. An EP of bonus material will be made available to the public for download. However, for a $15 contribution to this campaign you'll get a copy of the full-length CD, a bonus CD with your one-of-a-kind song, and a hard copy of the bonus EP. These hard copies will ONLY be made available to people that contribute to this campaign.

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    Pledge $25 or more About $25

    For a $25 contribution, you'll get everything mentioned above, plus a copy of the "Dirty Dirty South" 7-inch single on gray marble colored vinyl. Each 7-inch is housed in an individually numbered, one-of-a-kind handmade cover. You'll be able to choose which cover you'd like. You will also get a copy of any CD by The Bassturd. Your choice!

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    Pledge $50 or more About $50

    For a $50 contribution you will get everything mentioned above, as well as a one-of-a-kind t-shirt of The Bassturd, made by hand by yours truly. You'll also get a special "THANK YOU" message in the liner notes of the new full-length.

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    Pledge $100 or more About $100

    For the truly generous among us, you'll get everything mentioned above, as well as a Sony tape recorder containing a 60 minute cassette filled with songs JUST FOR YOU! No one else will get a copy of any of the songs on the cassette. I will record the songs directly onto the tape recorder, and then send the whole package to you!!! You can even tell me what you'd like some of the songs to be about.

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    Pledge $200 or more About $200

    For a $200 contribution, you'll get everything mentioned above, as well as the entire Bassturd discography. That includes all 20 EPs, all 8 full-length CDs, All 12 of the long, out-of-print early cassette releases, and the DEVO tribute CD. That's 41 albums total!!! Please note that since I put all of these albums together by hand, it may take a month or so to fill all orders at this level.

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    Pledge $300 or more About $300

    For a $300 contribution, you'll get everything mentioned above, as well as a KORG Monotron analog synthesizer. I used the Monotron on a number of tracks on the new album. Also, if desired, I will give your Monotron a custom paint job!!!

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    Pledge $1,000 or more About $1,000

    For a $1000 contribution, you'll get everything mentioned above, as well as my very own MicroKORG-XL synthesizer. I used this synth a LOT in the recording of the new full-length. Many of the patches on the synth were programmed by me. Since I only have one of these, I can only accept one contribution at this level. You'll get tons of stuff for this level of support. I'll even give you hugs and kisses, (optional).

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