Plan 9 Records

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Plan 9 Records
Founded 1977
Founder Glenn Danzig
Status Defunct
Distributor(s) Caroline Records
Genre Punk rock
Country of origin USA
Location Lodi, New Jersey

Plan 9 Records, originally known as Blank Records, was an independent record label that was founded in 1977 by Glenn Danzig of the horror punk band The Misfits. The label was discontinued in 1995.[1]

In 1977, Danzig founded Blank Records as a means to distribute music by his newly formed band, The Misfits. However, after only one release, The Misfits' first single "Cough/Cool" (1977), Mercury Records had wanted to use the same name for a sub-label. Danzig traded Mercury the rights to the name for studio time, which The Misfits used to record Static Age.[1] Needing a new name for the label, Danzig decided on Plan 9 Records, a reference to the Edward D. Wood, Jr. science fiction film Plan 9 from Outer Space (1959).[2]

The label continued to release material by The Misfits, and later solo efforts by Glenn Danzig and his post-Misfits band Samhain. The only release not to include Danzig was The Victims' Victims EP in 1978.[1]

Starting in 1987, all material was distributed by Caroline Records.[1]

In 1995, due to a legal settlement between Danzig and Misfits bassist Jerry Only, the label was discontinued.[1]

Bands who were on Plan 9 Records[edit]

Chronological order of records released by Plan 9 Records[edit]

Catalog number Artist Title Date Type Note
Blank 101 The Misfits "Cough/Cool" 1977 single Released when the label was known as Blank Records
PL1001 The Misfits Bullet 1978 EP
PL1005 The Victims Victims 1978 EP Only non-Danzig recording released on Plan 9
PL1009 The Misfits Horror Business 1979 EP
PL1011 The Misfits Night of the Living Dead 1979 EP
PLP1 The Misfits Beware 1980 EP
PL1013 The Misfits 3 Hits from Hell 1981 EP
PL1015 Glenn Danzig Who Killed Marilyn? 1981 single
PL1017 The Misfits Halloween 1981 single
PL1019 The Misfits Evilive 1982 album
PL9-02 The Misfits Earth A.D./Wolfsblood 1983 album
PL9-03 The Misfits Die, Die My Darling 1984 EP
PL9-04 Samhain Initium 1984 album
PL9-05 Samhain Unholy Passion EP 1985 EP
PL9-06 The Misfits Legacy of Brutality 1985 album
PL9-07 Samhain November-Coming-Fire 1986 album
PL9-09 The Misfits Collection I 1986 album
PL9-10 Samhain Final Descent 1990 album
PL9-11 Glenn Danzig Black Aria 1992 album

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