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Hi there!

This year we turn twenty one. That’s as old as a law-abiding U.S. drinking person! We’ve been around the world, around the clock, and around the block. It’s been a heck of a ride, and a big reason we’re still able to bring the joy is that we’ve settled into a nice full/part time schedule that keeps us fresh and keeps the whole of our wholenesses intact! At the time of it’s release, we thought there was a good chance 2008’s These Are The Good Times People would be our last ‘real’ record. That’s why when we booked a couple days at our favorite Seattle studio this October we weren’t expecting much. The idea was: no plan, no material, and no stress. WHOOPS…..

To say things went well is an understatement. We CRUSHED it. So we booked a couple more days in November. Crushed it! SOOOOO….here we are in the midst of finishing a BRAND NEW PUSA RECORD! And here’s where Pledgemusic comes in….we aren’t looking for a label, just a way to get this right into your hands, hard drives, and phones. And they are going to help with that. It’s just us and you! And them, I guess…..

Anyway,

We’ve cleared the decks (and the storage spaces) and have a bunch of PUSAbelia that hopefully interests some of you..we’re putting together a LIVE ALBUM that we’re throwing in alongside the NEW one for everyone who pledges here. We’ll do our best to document the rest of the recordmaking progress for you to marvel at, and also to provide fascinating UPDATES of the next couple months, until the TRIUMPHANT release date this coming Presidents’ Day Weekend (get it?).

Anyway, again……

Get on the “band” wagon (zing!) and sign up (or, “pledge”) for a copy of the new record, and if you like, peruse the FABULOUS EXTRAS that can be added ala carte, or la dente if you are hungry. Remember too that all this stuff can be pledged as a GIFT, which is handy info since the holidays are upon us! Especially Channukah, which literally is UPON US in a week or something, as I can see from my mother’s panicky emails!

This will be fun, see you all in ’14!

Jason PUSA

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AccessPass: New Studio + Live Album

New Studio + Live Album
$10
10.00
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Get a digital download of the brand new PUSA studio and live album as well as exclusive pledger-only updates bringing you behind the scenes with the Presidents. Download will be available in 320kps MP3 and FLAC.

New Album on CD

$15
15.00
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The new album. Includes download of new album and live album.

New Live CD “Thanks for the Feedback"

New Live CD “Thanks for the Feedback"
$15
15.00
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culled from various performances over the last 3 years or so, and curated with help from our SHADOWY INNER CIRCLE of international super-fans, this is a good document of the Modern Musical Miracle that is a PUSA concert.

PUSA Debut CD: 10th Anniversary Remastered Edition + DVD

PUSA Debut CD: 10th Anniversary Remastered Edition + DVD
$15
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the TEN YEAR SUPER BONUS SPECIAL ANNIVERSARY THRILLPAK edition of our ‘95 debut album (“the popular one”), including demo versions and extra tracks from those sessions. Carolyn’s Booty, Candy Cigarette, Confusion, and other tunes that start with other letters! complete with a bunch of videos and interviews and whatnot on a companion dvd. The best edition of this record by far!

This disc is compatible with PAL players’ for Europe.

PUSA New Album Signed CD

$25
25.00
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Our new album on CD…signed!

PUSA New Album CD + PUSA Live CD

$25
25.00
Available

PUSA New Album 180 gram Vinyl

PUSA New Album 180 gram Vinyl
$30
30.00
Available

Pressed with love at Nashville’s United Record Pressing. Buying one of these basically makes you "BFF"s with Jack White. So you’ll have that going for you.

PUSAfest 2010 silk-screened poster, 18" x 24", signed

PUSAfest 2010 silk-screened poster, 18" x 24", signed
$45
45.00
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The first appearance of our world famous Chris Ballew Original TRUMPETFISH!
signed.

PUSAfest 2011 silk screened poster, 18" x 24" signed

PUSAfest 2011 silk screened poster, 18" x 24" signed
$45
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This is a great poster, you’d be foolish not to get this. FOOLISH.

PUSAfest 2013 silk screened poster, 25.5" x 16.5"

PUSAfest 2013 silk screened poster, 25.5" x 16.5"
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The greatest poster we’ve ever had. By the world famous Posterizer, Portland’s EMEK. This is a big deal, because he’s a big deal. Seriously, google him. Signed!

PUSAFEST 2014/KUDOS TO YOU Poster [Signed]

PUSAFEST 2014/KUDOS TO YOU Poster [Signed]
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PUSAFEST 2014/KUDOS TO YOU poster 18×24″. Signed by the band.

PUSA New Album Signed Colored Vinyl

$50
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Exclusive color vinyl for pledgers. Signed. This will not be repressed.

Pledgers to choose the color.

PUSA Signed CD Catalog Bundle

$65
65.00
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PUSA debut (1995), Freaked Out & Small (2001), Love
Everybody (2004). These Are The Good Times People (2008), + The New Studio Album + “Thanks For the Feedback -Live” + These Are The Good Times People Poster 20"x 12". Glossy, 2-sided Poster

PUSA One-of-A-Kind 1996 Tour Combo

PUSA One-of-A-Kind 1996 Tour Combo
$75
75.00
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One of Kind 1996 Chris’s ACTUAL Tour Laminate with Chris’s ACTUAL bus key attached! He got home, threw this in a drawer and VIOLA. Serious historeez right here. If you can track down the tourbus we used in ’96 (there were several), you can probably still get in!

Ultra Rare Japanese Advance Promo Edition of Debut Album

Ultra Rare Japanese Advance Promo Edition of Debut Album
$100
100.00
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Ok, thes are ADVANCE copies of our debut album sent around by Sony Japan to stores and radio and whatnot. It is still sealed. We have no idea what might be in there besides the CDs, but I’ll bet there’s cool stickers or something…the japanese created some astounding promo materials back in the day. Take a chance!

PUSA Archive Bundle

PUSA Archive Bundle
$120
120.00
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A very special set of one of a kind or very rare items from Chris Ballew’s
PUSA Archive – American Flag lammy (1996), Fanclub Newsletter (90’s), Promo Shot 8×10.

Rare PUSA Debut Album 23" x 34" Promo Poster

Rare PUSA Debut Album 23" x 34" Promo Poster
$150
150.00
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This is a big 23" by 34" poster advertising the debut album as “OUT NOW” so it is probably from 1995 when the album came out. It is BIG and simple just like PUSA.

Vinyl Test Pressing [Signed]

$150
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The first pressings of the new album on vinyl. Signed.

Chris’s Original 1st PUSA T-shirt

Chris’s Original 1st PUSA T-shirt
$200
200.00
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I wore this shirt all over the place and played shows in it as well in the early days. It is from the very first run of our very first shirt. I made the design by cutting up a dollar bill which I learned later is against the LAW! oops. Well my mistake is your gain now! This thing has my 90’s stank all over it. -Chris
(Jason adds: “eewwww”)

One-of-a-Kind Debut 8 1⁄2” x 11”Art Test Print

One-of-a-Kind Debut 8 1⁄2” x 11”Art Test Print
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I made the image for the back of the album from sutting up a couple of slides taken by our friend Lance Mercer. This is a test print of the double slide effect to see if it would work for the back cover art.

Chris Track Credit Notes from Debut album

Chris Track Credit Notes from Debut album
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This is the band trying to remember and figure out who recorded what and who mixed what and who did what on the debut. This would be from after we remixed a few tracks with David Kahn and were getting ready to do the final order and stuff. Good old paper and pen!

Chris’s Permission Letter

Chris’s Permission Letter
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Chris’s Permission Letter for Debut Album cover figures.

The figures on the cover of the debut were in the display window of a gift shop where I used to catch the bus to go from my girlfriends house to my house all the time. I would stare at them and dream about using them for album art but I could not afford them. That girlfriend bacame my wife eventually and before she did she bought me those figures for Christmas. This is a letter I wrote tot he manufacturer making sure we had permission to use the image of the figures for album art. If I had owned a car and not been taking the bus I would have never seen them!

Original Handwritten Lyrics: "Mach 5"

Original Handwritten Lyrics: "Mach 5"
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Signed Chris Ballew Original Handwritten Lyrics from his PUSA Archive.

Original Handwritten Lyrics: "Poor Turdle"

Original Handwritten Lyrics: "Poor Turdle"
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Signed Chris Ballew Original Handwritten Lyrics from his PUSA Archive.

Original Handwritten Lyrics: "Rot In The Sun"

Original Handwritten Lyrics: "Rot In The Sun"
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Signed Chris Ballew Original Handwritten Lyrics from his PUSA Archive.

Original Handwritten Lyrics: "Tube Amp"

Original Handwritten Lyrics: "Tube Amp"
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Signed Chris Ballew Original Handwritten Lyrics from his PUSA Archive.

Original Handwritten Lyrics: "Volcano"

Original Handwritten Lyrics: "Volcano"
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Signed Chris Ballew Original Handwritten Lyrics from his PUSA Archive.

The Captain’s “Volcano” Musical Score Notes

The Captain’s “Volcano” Musical Score Notes
$300
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We did the Jenny McCarthey show in 1996 and they provided a piano player for Volcano and it turned out to be THE CAPTIAN from The Captain and Tennille! He charted out the song for the performance and before we left I swiped the sheet music from the piano. Now I know why…so YOU can have it!

Ultra-Rare “Go!” Flyer

Ultra-Rare “Go!” Flyer
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I have no doubt this is the only surviving copy of this. On the advice of Dave Dederer, who I barely knew, I went down to Seattle’s Crocodile Cafe to see his band GO. There might have been 40 people there. Dave and Chris were playing with a drummer on a cocktail kit, playing some of the tunes that would later be PUSA tunes. At one point between songs, Dave walked over to his shitty Fender Twin reissue and grabbed a softball mitt off the top. Back at the mic he asked “hey, does anyone have a softball?” at which point a softball came flying from somewhere in the dark back of the room. Fielding it deftly, Dave said thanks and away they went into the next song. I WAS SOLD. The next day I started what was to be a monthlong campaign to be their drummer. Groveling was involved. HISTOREEZ, PEOPLEZ.

PUSA Epiphone 2-String Signed Basitar & Skype Lesson

$750
750.00
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We’ve partnered with our longtime partners Epiphone here….we’re getting some of the same model Chris uses and he is going to set them up as PUSA Basitars. It’s more than just removing the strings…there are different gauges and stuff and also a bunch of technical crap I don’t understand, involving things like “intonation” and the “bridge” and the “nut (I am a drummer leave me alone). Anyway, you’ll get a BASITAR. We’re going to do a Skype lesson with everyone showing you the basics, which are so easy even I can do it!

Please Note: You will be contacted regarding additional shipping to get this to you safely.

PUSA Epiphone 3-String Signed Guitbass & Skype Lesson

$750
750.00
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We’ve partnered with our longtime partners Epiphone here….Andrew will take some REGULAR guitars, and set them up as three string GUITBASSES. It’s more than just removing strings….there are different gauges and stuff and also a bunch of technical crap I don’t understand, involving things like “intonation” and the “bridge” and the “nut” (I am a drummer leave me alone). Anyway, you’ll get a GUITBASS. We’re going to do a Skype lesson with everyone showing you the basics, which are so easy even I can do it!

Please Note: You will be contacted regarding additional shipping to get this to you safely.

"Lump" Original Handwritten Lyrics

"Lump" Original Handwritten Lyrics
$1,500
1500.00
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I borrowed a 4-track from my neighbor to record this thing and it just poured out of me. As you can see there is one revision in the third verse. I was waiting for a bus. I looked into a gift shop window and saw the figures that we would use for the cover art. Beofre the bus came I came up with that revision to the lyrics and when I got home I changed it. So that was a monumental day for me!!

"Peaches" Original Handwritten Lyrics

"Peaches" Original Handwritten Lyrics
$1,500
1500.00
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This song came straight out of love gone sideways. I actually did sit under a tree and squeeze peaches and I actually did see a little room for an any to hide. This thing is basically a snapshot of relationship frustration before the relationship even became a relationship! Confused yet? Me too. I don’t want to exactly explain the song but just know that there were some altered states and some paper and a pen and some peaches involved!

A Full Day with PUSA in Seattle

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You + guest get yourselves to Seattle and enjoy a full day out with PUSA. Come to PUSA practice! Call out the tunes, we’ll play them all! visit Chris’s favorite stores, EMP tour guided by Andrew, and dinner and drinks at Jason’s restaurant Via Tribunali – Travel and lodging not included

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