99 Records

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99 Records
Founded 1980
Defunct 1984
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. The label was home to several seminal musical artists in the no wave, post-punk, post-disco and avant garde scenes in New York City.

99 was operated out of a record store with the same name, located at 99 MacDougal Street in New York's Greenwich Village, and owned by Ed Bahlman.[1] Terry Tolkin, who ran the label No.6 Records, also worked there before becoming the vice president of Elektra Records.

Since its demise, the reputation of the label and that of its groups has steadily grown. 99 artist Glenn Branca rose to prominence as a composer during the 1980s, and with new popularity in post-punk and post-disco, labelmates ESG and Liquid Liquid re-formed and have been featured guests at international music festivals.[1]

The label has been cited as a major influence of The Beastie Boys, Franz Ferdinand, Futureheads and LCD Soundsystem.

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)
  • 99-001LP LP (1981) Glenn Branca - The Ascension
  • 99-002LP LP (1981) Singers & Players - War of Words (also released on On-U Sound UK)
  • 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
  • 99-003LP LP (1983) ESG - Come Away With ESG
  • 99-LL1 12" (1984) Liquid Liquid - Dig We Must/Flextone/D.D.Dig We Must (Remix)

References[edit]

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

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