Bar/None Records

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Bar/None Records
Founded1986 (1986)
FounderTom Prendergast
Glenn Morrow
Secretly Distribution
GenreAlternative rock
Indie rock
Country of originU.S.
LocationHoboken, New Jersey

Bar/None Records is an independent record label based in Hoboken, New Jersey.[1]

Early history[edit]

Tom Prendergast started Bar/None in early 1986 in Hoboken, New Jersey. Having previously worked in pirate radio and booked and promoted bands in his native Ireland, Prendergast moved to Hoboken in 1982.

The first release on Bar/None was by Rage to Live, whose leader, Glenn Morrow, soon became a partner in the label. Morrow had already built a network of contacts in the alternative music community having toured nationally with his previous band, The Individuals, and had also worked in the A&R department of Warner Bros. and as the managing editor of New York Rocker magazine. In 2000, Prendergast left New Jersey and moved back to Ireland, sold his shares to Morrow.[2]

The Bar/None debut album of They Might Be Giants sold more than 100,000 copies and their follow-up, Lincoln, more than doubled those sales.[citation needed]

Other artists that started on Bar/None and went on to the major record labels include Luka Bloom, Yo La Tengo (Atlantic/Matador), Freedy Johnston (Elektra) and Tindersticks (London/PolyGram).

Artists (past and present)[edit]

As of 2019, there have been over one-hundred and twenty artists signed to Bar/None Records.[3]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Darren Paltrowitz (8 November 2015). "Still rockin' - Bar/None Records owner talks about 30 years of music business survival". The Hudson Reporter. Archived from the original on 4 May 2016. Retrieved 22 April 2016.
  2. ^ Jim Testa (22 September 2015). "Glenn Morrow's Cry For Help to debut Sunday at the Hoboken Arts & Music Festival". The Jersey Journal. Retrieved 22 April 2016.
  3. ^ Bar/None Records Staff 2019.


  • Bar/None Records Staff (2019), "Full Catalog", Bar/None Records, retrieved 7 April 2019

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