Thursday, May 29, 2008

03.25.08: SST RECORDS

"SST, the record label, was formed in 1978 when Black Flag guitarist/founder Greg Ginn needed an outlet to release his band's music......The band had been going for two years and had built up a solid fan base in the LA area, and so spurred on by the DIY spirit of the time, he did what many others like him did: he started his own label.....Ginn then went on to release records by other LA greats like the Minutemen and Saccharine Trust, before branching out across the US with other musical titansof the day such as Husker Du, the Meat Puppets and the Dicks.By 1984-5, the ball was rolling and SST had aroster that piqued the interest of various well-known critics and indeed resulted in several of its artists'records being listed in the usual sundry "Year's Best"rundowns in annual polls (Sonic Youth, Bad Brains, Tar Babies, etc)" - Dave Lang (excerpt from 'The SST Records Story' - Perfect Sound Forever online magazine)

Tonight we'll pay tribute to one of the great forward thinking independent labels: SST!

You will hear punk and beyond noises from Black Flag, Minutemen, Saccharine Trust, Husker Du, Dinosaur Jr, Sonic Youth, the Meat Puppets, Screaming Trees, Bad Brains, Subhumans (Canada), Bl'ast, Saint Vitus, Das Damen, Angst, Firehose, Painted Willie, the Last, the Stains, Zoogz Rift, Tar Babies, the Flesheaters, the Dicks, Wurm, Overkill, Swa, the Descendents, Negativeland, Blood on the Saddle, These Immortal Souls, Human Rights, Volcano Suns, PaperBag, Grant Hart, No Man/Roger Miller, Opal, Pat (Ruthen)Smear, Death Folk, any many more from SST +related bands and subsidiary/affiliated labels such as New Alliance and Cruz Records.

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