PopLlama Records

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PopLlama Records
Popllama Records logo.jpg
Founded1984 (1984)
FounderConrad Uno
GenreAlternative rock, grunge, hardcore punk, indie rock
Country of originU.S.
LocationSeattle, Washington
Official websiteeggstudios.net/popllama.htm

PopLlama Records is an independent record label founded by record producer Conrad Uno in Seattle, Washington, in 1984.[1] After making several of his own demos in his basement studio, Uno would produce The Young Fresh Fellows' debut album The Fabulous Sounds of the Pacific Northwest at the band's request.[1][2] When the band decided to release their own albums, Uno founded Popllama Records to help,[3] releasing their debut album as well as the follow up Topsy Turvy. Uno would continue to produce, usually for friends, and release albums through PopLlama throughout the 1980s.[1]

PopLlama has been credited as the "label [that] helped start the Seattle scene",[4] along with other Pacific Northwest labels such as C/Z Records, Estrus Records and EMpTy Records,[5] due to the release of albums by the Young Fresh Fellows and The Posies in the 1980s.[4] The label has also released albums by groups such as Dharma Bums, Nevada Bachelors,[4] The Presidents of the United States of America,[6][7] The Squirrels and The Smugglers among others.[7]


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  1. ^ a b c Kurutz, Steven. "Conrad Uno Biography". Allmusic. All Media Guide (Rovi). Retrieved 2011-07-28.
  2. ^ Wilson, Kathleen (January 8–14, 2004). "Some Candy Talking". The Stranger. Retrieved 2011-07-28.
  3. ^ Cassidy, Laura (March 14, 2011). "For he's a jolly good fellow". Seattle Weekly. Village Voice Media. Retrieved 2011-07-28.
  4. ^ a b c A. Martin, Richard (February 24, 1999). "On the Fringe or Up-and-Coming". Seattle Weekly. Village Voice Media. Retrieved 2011-07-28.
  5. ^ Pray, D., Helvey-Pray Productions (1996). Hype! Republic Pictures.
  6. ^ Thomas Erlewine, Stephen. "The Presidents of the United States of America Biography". Allmusic. All Media Guide (Rovi). Retrieved 2011-07-28.
  7. ^ a b Phalen, Tom (December 17, 1997). "Presidents Call It Quits So Ballew Can Go Solo". The Seattle Times. The Seattle Times Company. Retrieved 2011-07-28. Cite error: The named reference "The Seattle Times" was defined multiple times with different content (see the help page).

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