- Fat Wreck Chords
infobox record label
founded = 1990
founder = Michael Burkett
country = U.S.
San Francisco, California
url = http://www.fatwreck.com/
Fat Wreck Chords is a
San Francisco, Californiabased independent record label, focused on punk rock, which was started by Fat Mike(lead singer and bassist of the punk rock band NOFX) and his wife Erin, in 1990.
They have released material for bands such as his own,
NOFX, Descendents, Me First and the Gimme Gimmes(for which Fat Mike is also the bassist), Propagandhi, Rise Against, Lagwagon, Strung Out, No Use for a Name, Less Than Jake, Against Me!, Anti-Flag, and more.
One somewhat unique and defining characteristic of Fat Wreck Chords is that they only sign one-
record deals with bands. This allows the bands working with Fat Wreck Chords to have a choice as to "when" and "if" they want to put a record out on the label. [ [http://www.nofxwiki.net/w/BBC_Jan-16-2003:_Fat_Mike_on_The_Lock_Up BBC Jan-16-2003: Fat Mike on The Lock Up - NOFX Wiki ] ] In some cases, bands have released albums on Fat Wreck Chords but also on other labels. Many bands on this label participated in the campaign Punkvoter, which was started by Fat Mike and attempted to encourage the youth in the U.S. to vote against George W. Bushin the 2004 U.S. presidential election.
The label has never been a member of the
Recording Industry Association of Americaas indicated on the frequently-asked questions portion of the label's website:
"Are we a member? Not only no, but FUCK NO! We spent three years having our label’s name (which was misspelled) removed from their members list. A year went by, then our name showed up again on their fucking list! Who are these sonsabitches?! Needless to say, we’re in the process of having our name removed again, but they aren’t being too cooperative." [ [http://www.fatwreck.com/community/faq http://www.fatwreck.com/community/faq] ]However one of the many distributors carrying releases from Fat Wreck Chords is
Sony BMGsubsidiary RED Distribution, [ [http://www.redmusic.com/ RED - An Artist Development Company ] ] an RIAA member.
The label has had two subsidiaries over the years, Honest Don's and Pink & Black. Honest Don's released records from
Diesel Boy, Chixdiggit, and Teen Idolsamongst others, while Pink & Black released albums from girl-fronted bands like Fabulous Disasterand Dance Hall Crashers.
Fat Mike also advanced $50,000 to Chris Hannah and Jord Samolesky of
Propagandhiwhich he recouped within months from sales of Propagandhi records to help them start up their own label, G7 Welcoming Committee,cite news
first = Steven
last = Robertshaw
title = NOFX: The State of Punk to Come
url = http://www.altpress.com/features/14.htm
work = Alternative Press Magazine
date = 2005-10-13
accessdate =2008-02-26 ] though G7WC is independent from Fat Wreck.
Fat Wreck regularly releases compilation albums, often to promote bands signed to the label, but also, since 2003, to raise funds for various charities. The earliest Fat Wreck compilations all have titles with some reference to fatness:
Fat Music for Fat People" (1994)
* "Fat Music Volume II:
Survival of the Fattest" (1996)
* "Fat Music Volume III:
Physical Fatness" (1997)
* "Fat Music Volume IV:
Life in the Fat Lane" (1999)
* "Fat Music Volume V:
Live Fat, Die Young" (2001)
* "Fat Music Volume VI:
Uncontrollable Fatulence" (2002)
Shortly after "Fat Music Volume IV" was released, Fat Wreck released a similarly-titled album, "
Short Music for Short People", which features 101 songs, all averaging approximately 30 seconds. The shortest song ("Short Attention Span" by the Fizzy Bangers) is only seven seconds, and the longest ("Out of Hand" by Bad Religion) is 40 seconds. Some of the songs were commissioned and recorded specifically for the album, while others, such as "Deny Everything" by the Circle Jerksand "Spray Paint" by Black Flag, were from the bands' pre-existing repertoires.
Since the last "Fat Music" album has been released, the Fat Wreck compilations have been explicitly for charitable causes. ' is a
benefit albumfor the animal rightsorganization PETA, and ' is a benefit album for the children's rightsgroup PROTECT. Between "Liberation" and "PROTECT", two other compilation albums were released in protest of President George W. Bushand his administration: " Rock Against Bush, Vol. 1" and "Vol. 2".
Live in a Dive
"Live in a Dive" is a series of
live albums recorded by Fat Wreck Chords. [ [http://www.fatwreck.com/search?query=live+in+a+dive Fat Wreck Chords: "Live in a Dive"] ] In order of release:
* Dead to Me
The Lawrence Arms
* The Loved Ones
Love Equals Death
Me First and the Gimme Gimmes
No Use for a Name
The Sainte Catherines
Smoke or Fire
Star Fucking Hipsters
* The Subhumans
88 Fingers Louie
* Face to Face
Guns n' Wankers
Less Than Jake
None More Black
Sick of It All
List of record labels
Fat Wreck Chords artists
Fat Wreck Chords compilations
* [http://www.fatwreck.com/ Official site]
* [http://www.fatwreckwiki.com/ Unofficial Fat Wreck Wiki site]
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