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Top 10 strange, but true, record labels


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Here's a top ten list I never thought I'd write. But once I stumbled upon the names of #2 & #1 on the list, I knew there had to be more.

Okay,
say you're going to launch a record label and you wanted to give your company's name as little chance of being taken seriously as possible.

You might go with something strange, crazy, stupid or unappetizing like...ˇ

Top 10 strange, but true, record labels

And yes these all exist and are open for business.


10. Wanker Records

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Not named after a constant masturbator. Wanker gets it name from founder Nick Wanker. They've released stuff with Dee Dee Ramone, The Willowz, Paleface, White Zombie and otheres.
K, now get back to touching yourself.


9. Dumb Records (They named it, not me)

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Pop, punk Japanese label featuring artists The Headbangers and Socho Pistons
but not Barenaked Ladies, Coldplay, Beyonce or The Strokes.


8. Coming in Second Records

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Bands doomed to be #2: A Seasonal Disguise, The Very Most and With Child are some on this labels list.


7. Shroom Angel

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Where drugs involved in naming this progressive rock label?
I have no idea but your cat has 2 heads man and it's talking Cajun. WTF?


6. Zhelezobeton

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Russian Industrial music label with big names like Nazi Bastards From Aldebaran, The Infant Cycle and Overdose Kunst.
What's it mean? Something not very nice is my guess.


5. Absolutely Kosher Records

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This label has lots of Indie bands in its stable, mostly from California.
The album production is all blessed by a Rabbi.


4. Tee Pee Records

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This actually seems like a legit, profitable NYC label...with a poorly chosen name.
Tea Pee bands include Brian Jonestown Massacre, Hopewell, Lovetones and Ya Ho Wa 13

The name, reminds me a bad joke I heard years ago.


3. Hoo-Bangin' Records

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Rapper Mac 10's label. Named after one of his song titles.
These ho's (with an extra 'O' for subtlety?) were attached to Capitol Records for a spell but got kicked to the curb and signed with Cash Money Records.


2. Shit Sandwich Records.

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Shitty bands include Nanox, Test Patterns and Cococoma.
Hopefully the sound better than they smell.
I am not joking on the name. ShitSandwich.com


1. Douche master Records


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Bands with that super-fresh feeling include Baby Shakes, Apache, Gentlemen Jessie and Hex Dispensers.
You can find them all at your local drugstore.


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8 Comments

"Shit Sandwich" was a two word review of a Spinal Tap album entitled "Shark Sandwich".

said alyssainfinity on November 17, 2008 11:20 AM.

Man, what I wouldn't give to put all of their names on my resume'......

said sarcastic one on November 17, 2008 11:53 AM.

Every brand needs a story I guess alyssaI. Even if it's tasteless.

said Baierman on November 17, 2008 12:25 PM.

hmmm...a temp job answering phones for all of them....and I'd like the power to do it w/o giggling....

said sarcastic one on November 17, 2008 12:57 PM.

Alyssa, one of the greatest movies of all time. Thanks for the memory.

said Scaramouch on November 17, 2008 1:26 PM.

The first EP by Teenage Jesus and the Jerks was on Migraine Records -- their motto: World's Lowest Signal to Noise Ratio.

said gregp on November 17, 2008 7:49 PM.

What do you have against the strokes?

said Anonymous on January 25, 2009 10:13 PM.

They never did anything to live up to their hype.
Where are they now?

said Baierman on January 25, 2009 10:34 PM.
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