Bong Load Custom Records

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Bong Load Custom Records
Founded 1991
Founder Tom Rothrock, Rob Schnapf, Bradshaw Lambert
Status Active
Genre Stoner rock
Desert rock
Heavy metal
Country of origin USA
Location Los Angeles, California

Bong Load Custom Records is an independent record label based in Los Angeles which was founded by producers Tom Rothrock, Rob Schnapf and partner Bradshaw Lambert. One of their biggest signings was Beck in 1991. Other notable bands from the original Bong Load Custom Records include Wool, Kyuss, Dog Society, The Obsessed, Fatso Jetson and Los Angeles Bands Lutefisk and Project K. Stoner rock band Fu Manchu released their first two albums via Bong Load Records.[1]

In 1998, Beck released the album Mutations on the Geffen label, which led to a series of lawsuits between Beck, Bong Load and Geffen which were settled in 1999.[2]

Much of the Bong Load Record catalog was released in small quantities. Several bands have very rare releases that are much sought after and command high prices at auctions.

In 2007, Rothrock relaunched the label with a series of his own solo releases, including the album Resonator.[3]

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  1. ^ "Fu Manchu". Retrieved on October 5, 2013.
  2. ^ Boucher, Geoff (29 April 1999). "Geffen Sues Beck, Alleging Singer Breached Contract". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 15 September 2014. 
  3. ^ Tom Rothrock and his wife list Hollywood Hills home for $7,749,000