99 Records

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99 Records
Founded 1980
Genre Post-punk, no wave
Country of origin United States
Location Greenwich Village, New York

99 Records (pronounced Nine Nine) was an American independent record label, active from 1980-1984. 99 was run out of a record store with the same name, located at 99 MacDougal Street in New York City's Greenwich Village, and owned by Ed Bahlman.[1] Terry Tolkin, later an Elektra Records vice president and No.6 Records label head worked there.

Since its demise, the reputation of the label and that of its groups has steadily grown. The label has been cited as a major influence of Franz Ferdinand, Futureheads and LCD Soundsystem, while in 2004, ESG played at All Tomorrows Parties.[1] Liquid Liquid continue to perform periodically.

Complete discography[edit]

  • 99-01 12" (1980) Glenn Branca - Lesson No. 1
  • 99-02 7" (1980) Bush Tetras - Too Many Creeps//Snakes Crawl/You Taste Like The Tropics (also on Fetish UK)
  • 99-03 7" (1980) Y Pants - Off The Hook/Beautiful Food//Favorite Sweater/Luego Fuego
  • 99-04 12" (1981) ESG - You're No Good/Moody/UFO//Earn It/ESG/Hey! (B side live at Hurrah 12/80)
  • 99-05 12" (1981) Vivien Goldman- Dirty Washing EP
  • 99-06 12" (1981) The Congos ("Ashanti" Roy) - At The Feast EP
  • 99-07 12" (1981) Liquid Liquid - Group Me Group//New Walk (live)/Lub Dupe (live)//Bell Head (live)/Rubbermiro
  • 99-08 12" (1981) Maximum Joy - Stretch/Silent Street/Silent Dub (licensed from UK label Y Records)
  • 99-09 12" (1981) Liquid Liquid - Successive Reflexes EP (Lock Groove (in) /Lock Groove (out)//Push/Zero/Eyes Sharp)
  • 99-11EP7 7" (1981) Liquid Liquid - Bellhead//Push (extremely rare 7" 45 of re-recordings by Liquid Liquid, recorded, mixed & mastered in one day - Nov. 24, 1981. The band destroyed most copies and it was never made available, but some still exist.)
  • 99-10 12" (1982) ESG - Dance//The Beat/Moody
  • 99-11 12" (1983) Liquid Liquid - Optimo/Cavern//Scraper Out
  • 99-LL1 12" (1984) Liquid Liquid - Dig We Must/Flextone/D.D.Dig We Must (Remix)
  • 99-001LP LP (1981) Glenn Branca - The Ascension
  • 99-002LP LP (1981) Singers & Players - War of Words (also released on On-U Sound UK)
  • 99-003LP LP (1983) ESG - Come Away With ESG

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Spear, Justin. "Punk-Funk-Adelic". Mojo, September 2006.

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