- Slash Records
Slash Records is a
record labelin Los Angeles, originally specializing in local and punk rockbands.
The label was formed in 1978 by Bob Biggs as an outgrowth of the
Los Angeles-based fanzine, Slash. Biggs, a painter, initiated the label with a seven-inch single from The Germsin 1978. A full album from that band was released the next year, and X's "Los Angeles" followed in 1980. Until 1981, the label was distributed through Jem; when that company went bankrupt, Slash entered into a distribution deal with Warner Bros., a move that was among the first of the collaborations between independent and major labels in American punk music. During the time of this arrangement, the label released albums by prominent Los Angeles punk and Rock and rollbands, including Fear, The Blasters, L7 and Los Lobos.
The label flourished even after the magazine stopped in
1980. A subsidiary, Ruby Records, was started in 1981; Ruby released albums by The Misfits, Dream Syndicate, and Gun Club. By the mid-1980s, Slash had branched out into other parts of the country, signing such acts as Violent Femmesand BoDeans(both from Wisconsin) and releasing albums by Robyn Hitchcockand Burning Spear.
The label was sold to
London Recordsin 1986. From 1982until 1996, releases from Slash Records were distributed in the United Statesby Warner Bros. Records, and elsewhere by Mercury Records. Universal Music(the owner of American Decca) acquired PolyGram, which owned London Records, in 2000 and closed Slash as an active label. When Ames moved to the Warner Music Group, he retained the rights to London and Slash, and the back catalogue of Slash was acquired by Warner. In 2003, Ames relicensed the use of the name Slash back to Bob Biggs, who then relaunched the label. [ [http://www.diyreporter.com/news/news2.asp?news2_id=318 "Slash Records revived in LA and NY"] , "The DIY Reporter", June 20, 2003.] [ [http://www.cosmik.com/aa-september03/slash.html "Bigg News! The Return Of Bob Biggs And The Rebirth Of Slash Records"] interview with Bob Briggs by Shaun Dale, "Cosmik Debris Magazine" #98, September 2003.]
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