Exit Records

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Exit Records
Founded1982 (1982)
FounderMary Neely
Defunct1987 (1987)
Distributor(s)A&M Records, Island Records
Country of originU.S.
LocationSacramento, California

Exit Records was an independent record label founded in 1982 and run by Mary Neely,[1] a veteran of the music business and a host of several national rock and roll radio shows, including Rock Scope. The label folded in 1987.

Based in a large building on the west side of Sacramento, California, Neely set up her label with the hopes of encouraging art and creativeness over commercial success.[citation needed] Exit began with two small releases from the 77s and Vector before signing a production and distribution deal with A&M Records and Island Records. Included in the arrangement was a promotion deal with Bill Graham Productions.



  • The 77s – Ping Pong Over the Abyss (1983, released with A&M Record])
  • Steve Scott – Love in the Western World (1983, released with A&M Records)
  • Vector – Mannequin Virtue (1983, released with A&M Records)
  • Thomas Goodlunas and Panacea – Take Me Away (1983, released with A&M Records)
  • The 77s – All Fall Down (1984, released with A&M Records)
  • Charlie Peacock – Lie Down in the Grass (1984, released with A&M Records)
  • First Strike – Rock of Offense (1984, released with A&M Records)
  • Vector - Please Stand By (1985, released with A&M Records)
  • Charlie Peacock – Charlie Peacock (1986, released with Island Records)
  • The 77s – The 77s (1987, released with Island Records)
  • Robert Vaughn and the Shadows – Love and War (1987, released with Island Records)

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  1. ^ Kiefer, Christian (2004-10-28). "(News) Praise the Lord and pass the guitar picks". Sacramento News & Review. Retrieved 2010-05-19.