Mammoth Records was one of the premiere independent record labels of the 1990s. Founded by Jay Faires in 1989 in Carrboro, North Carolina. Its roster featured such diverse talent as Antenna, Blake Babies, Chainsaw Kittens, Dash Rip Rock, Dillon Fence, Frente!, Fun-Da-Mental, Fu Manchu (band), Jason & the Scorchers, Joe Henry, Juliana Hatfield, Kill Creek, Machines of Loving Grace, The Bats, The Melvins, My Friend Steve, Seven Mary Three, Squirrel Nut Zippers, The Sidewinders, Vanilla Trainwreck, and Victoria Williams.
The label went from a stand-alone company to being a part of a joint venture with Atlantic Records in 1993. The label hit the open market again in 1997.
Faires sold Mammoth Records to The Walt Disney Company in 1998. Mammoth Records was folded into Hollywood Records in 2003.
Other Mammoth Artists
- Big Wheel – Slowtown
- Transmissions From The Planet Dog - Volume 1 (Mammoth/Planet Dog)
- Alphabet Soup – Layin Low in the Cut (Mammoth/Prawn Song)
- Banco de Gaia – Last Train to Lhasa (Mammoth/Planet Dog)
- Banco de Gaia – Maya (Mammoth/Planet Dog)
- Bandit Queen – Hormone Hotel
- Children of the Bong – Sirius Sounds (Mammoth/Planet Dog)
- Eat Static – Abduction (Mammoth/Planet Dog)
- Eat Static – Epsylon (Mammoth/Planet Dog)
- Eskimo – The Further Adventures of Der Shrimpkin (Mammoth/Prawn Song)
- Feed Your Head – Volume 1 (Mammoth/Planet Dog)
- Feed Your Head – Volume 2 (Mammoth/Planet Dog)
- Fun^Da^Mental – Seize the Time (Mammoth/Beggars Banquet)
- Quadruped – Vol 1 (Mammoth/Planet Dog)
- Various Artists - Up and Down Club Sessions Vol. 1 (MR0103-2)
- Various Artists - Up and Down Club Sessions Vol. 2 (MR0104-2)
- Vowel Movement- Vowel Movement (Mammoth/Atlantic)
- Clarissa – Blood and Commons
- Elevate – Interior (Mammoth/Hep-Cat)
- Fabric – Woolly Mammoth (Mammoth/Hep-Cat)
- Feed Your Head – Volume 3 : Accelerating The Alpha Rhythms (Mammoth/Planet Dog)
- Jack Drag –Unisex Headwave (Mammoth/Hep-Cat)
- KCRW Rare on Air - Rare On Air Vol. 3 (feat. Fiona Apple, Patti Smith and Ben Folds Five)
- MTV Buzz Bin - Volume One: The Future Of Buzz Clips (Mammoth/MTV) (feat. D’Angelo, The Flaming Lips and The Chemical Brothers)
- Strangefolk – Weightless in Water
- Two Dollar Pistols - On Down the Track (Mammoth/Hep-Cat)
- Schatzi - Death Of The Alphabet e.p.
- Hurricane Streets – feat. Marcy Playground, “Sex and Candy”, Xzibit and De La Soul
- Jesus' Son – feat. Wilco and Joe Henry
- Orgazmo - (Mammoth/ideal) feat. Wu-Tang Clan, Dust Brothers, Trey Parker and Matt Stone and Smashmouth
- Reality Bites - feat. Juliana Hatfield, U2 and Dinosaur Jr.
- The Crow - feat. Machines of Loving Grace, RATM and The Cure
- The Crow: City of Angels - feat. Seven Mary Three, Iggy Pop and Deftones