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THE MARSHMALLOW OVERCOAT has kept garage and psych music alive for more than 25 years -- now we have ready a 2-LP "best of" set.
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THANK YOU TO ALL FUZZ FANS!

● Our campaign is a success and we will be FUNDED! The 2-LP "best of" vinyl set WILL BE MADE, THANKS TO YOU!

● Thanks also to all who helped outside of Kickstarter (and are not shown here in the list of contributors).

● If you did not join us here, you can PRE-ORDER the two-LP set directly from us at our GARAGE NATION website. 

● Keep up-to-date on the 2-LP production progress at our FACEBOOK page. We hope to ship in December 2013!
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The MARSHMALLOW OVERCOAT continues to help shape and change the course of garage and psych music, spearheading the underground garage music revival of the 1980s all the way through the new millennium to now. 

Since 1986 we have toured the globe, been on MTV, and recorded many vinyl albums, CDs and singles. But now ALL of our sounds are unavailable -- and we need YOUR help to make our music available again! 

A 2-LP VINYL BEST OF

We have ready a 30-song "best of" audio collection, designed to be produced as a 2-LP set, on colored vinyl, in a full-color fold-out gatefold cover! 1/3 of the songs are new or will make their VINYL DEBUT!

Original producer Timothy Gassen (also the band's vocalist) has meticulously remastered the original tapes. (Tim was affectionately named "The Guru of Garage" by legendary Bomp Records' honcho Greg Shaw, and he is known by many garage fans as the author of the garage-psych "Knights of Fuzz" books, newspaper articles and DVD releases. Tim is busy now on an updated version of the paper book, due out soon!)

Many talented musicians have made these sounds possible. Your support will help preserve the determined efforts of guitarists Chad White, Matt Rendon and Alan (Oz) Ostreicher, bassists Dan Magee and Greg Rupp, keyboardists Debra Dickey and Bill Kurzenberger, drummers Scot Gassen and Ernie Mendoza -- and many others, such as Tucson guitar legend Al Perry!

We have not had our sounds on a vinyl LP since 1995, and our last vinyl 45 was in 2005. Many of our sounds haven't been available on vinyl since the 1980s!

WHAT WILL BE ON THE 2-LP SET?

From '66-styled fuzz garage, to 12-string jangle, to all-out psych mayhem, this 2-LP 30-song set will showcase the THE MARSHMALLOW OVERCOAT's very best, including new tracks never available before on vinyl.

Fan favorites will include 13 Ghosts, Psilocybic Mind, (We're The) The Knights of FuzzThe Mummy, Suddenly Sunday, Fly Away, Santa Fuzz, Beverly Pepper, The Light Show and many, many more. 

All the band's albums will be represented: The Inner Groove, Try On..., Beverly Pepper, Three Chords & A Cloud of Dust!, A Touch Of Evil, Fuzz, Screams & Tambourinesand The Light Show -- plus 45s, compilation appearances and outtakes

New songs will include the blistering fuzz monster Your Love and the epic "mallowtron" psych-fest The Beyond, plus much more!

AT LEAST NINE SONGS WILL MAKE THEIR VINYL DEBUT ON THIS "best of" TWO-LP SET -- that is 1/3 of the entire collection!

RARE GIFTS FOR THOSE WHO HELP!

Please take a look on this page at the many different rewards we will give to those who help us. We have gathered the last remaining copies of many of our previous releases on CD, vinyl, and DVD to give as bonus rewards. (Remember, shipping outside the USA is very expensive, and those costs come out of our pocket.)

Also, YOU CAN HAVE YOUR NAME ON THE GATEFOLD RECORD COVER AS A THANK YOU FOR HELPING MAKE THIS VINYL SET A REALITY!

THE TIME TO HELP IS NOW

THE MARSHMALLOW OVERCOAT has remained dedicated sentinels for garage and psychedelic sounds for more than 25 years -- and now we need YOU to take action. We want our sounds to survive and to inspire for another generation. Preserving and promoting this sound has always been our mission -- Now you can join our crusade and create more garage music history!

And remember, THE FUZZ WILL BE WITH YOU!

You can see more about THE MARSHMALLOW OVERCOAT at our FACEBOOK page and at the GARAGE NATION homepage.

Risks and challenges

Timothy Gassen has more than 30 years of professional experience producing vinyl records. His meticulous attention to detail for the audio mastering, liner notes and graphic layout for this 2-LP set will be superb. We anticipate no risks for the production of this 2-LP vinyl set. The only possible delays we can foresee could be at the vinyl pressing plant, depending on their work load. We can't control the pressing plant's schedule -- but this 2-LP set will go into production immediately upon the successful Kickstarter funding!

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    ● CD OPTION -- for friends who want to help but don't want vinyl, get one of our now-rare previous CD releases: 1) the 2004 "best of" CD/DVD; 2) the 2008 "Light Show" CD 3) 1993 German "Touch of Evil" CD; 4) 1996 "self-titled" CD. We only have a few of each, so first-come, first serve (tell us your preference, but it'll be our selection if a title is sold out).

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    ● The limited-edition double colored-LP "best of" vinyl set with full-color gatefold sleeve!

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    ● The double LP "best of" set AUTOGRAPHED by the band!
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    ● The double LP "best of" set AUTOGRAPHED by the band!
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    ● The double LP "best of" set AUTOGRAPHED by the band!
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    ● The double LP "best of" set AUTOGRAPHED by the band!
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    ● Live “Fuzz, Screams & Tambourines!” LP
    ● 1996 self-titled white vinyl LP
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    ● The double LP "best of" set AUTOGRAPHED by the band!
    ● 2004 "26 Ghosts" best-of CD/DVD
    ● 1996 self-titled white vinyl LP
    ● Knights of Fuzz DVD
    ● full color 11x17 poster of previous album covers
    ● your name included in the “Thank you to the loyal fuzz fans who made this record possible” section of the LP’s gatefold sleeve

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    ● The double LP "best of" set AUTOGRAPHED by the band!
    ● 6-CD autographed 2011 BOX SET (autographed by ENTIRE BAND) - all 138 songs!
    ● 2004 "26 Ghosts" best-of CD/DVD
    ● self-titled white vinyl LP
    ● Live “Fuzz, Screams & Tambourines!” LP
    ● Knights of Fuzz DVD
    ● full color 11x17 poster of previous album covers
    ● your name included in the “Thank you to the loyal fuzz fans who made this record possible” section of the LP’s gatefold sleeve

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