L-R: Carmine Pernini, Finn Ryan, and Tim Ryan
Tee Pee Records
Core debuted with their first album, Revival, in 1996 on Atlantic Records. The album was produced by Billy Anderson and supported by tours with Fu Manchu, Clutch and Orange 9mm. Despite this publicity, the album suffered due to limited promotion. The band bounced back in 1999 with their follow up, The Hustle Is On on MIA Records and Tee Pee Records. This album features artwork by Arik Roper. The album was supported by a tour entitled "Riff Rock Railroad," which also featured Atomic Bitchwax and Nebula.
In addition to the two albums, Core was also featured on the MeteorCity Records compilation Welcome to Meteor City, an album that showcased numerous Kyuss-like bands and helped establish MeteorCity. They also contributed "Soul Shaker" (a cover of Aerosmith's "Soul Saver") to the Small Stone Records tribute compilation Right in the Nuts.
- "Rallen" on Kill the Rock Star (1996 TARR Records)
- "Vacuum Lite" on Welcome to Meteor City (1997 MeteorCity Records)
- "Soul Shaker" on Right in the Nuts: A Tribute to Aerosmith (2000 Small Stone Records)
- "Fleetwood" on Guerrilla Jukebox Vol 1 (2003 Tee Pee Records)