To celebrate recent releases from Melvins, Unsane and Feedtime (The Bulls And The Bees, Wreck and The Aberrant Years respectively) as well as upcoming doc The Color Of Noise – here’s a collection of music from one of the best labels around!
Amphetamine Reptile Records (or AmRep Industries) is a nationally renowned record label which was founded in 1986 by then-US Marine Tom Hazelmyer in Washington State, US The label is best known for its roster of noise rock artists, and its Dope, Guns ‘n’ Fucking In The Streets series of compilations.
Hazelmyer originally started the label to release records by his band, Halo of Flies. Eventually the label’s roster expanded to include releases by Helmet, the Melvins, The Cows, Helios Creed, Chokebore, Servotron and others. Hazelmyer later moved the label to Minneapolis. Today the label is used by the Melvins and H•O•F on occasion to release limited edition 7″ singles.
Much of the AmRep back catalog is now out of print, although many of the releases are available in digital download format.
Band bios: Boss Hog | Bushpig | Calvin Krime | Chokebore | Cosmic Psychos | Cows
Crows | Feedtime
Boss Hog – Red Bath – from Dope-Guns-‘N-Fucking In The Streets (Volumes 4-7)
Bushpig – Speedy’s Splitting Skin – from Bushpig
Calvin Krime – Other Jon – from Dress For The Future
Chokebore – Coat – from Motionless
Cosmic Psychos – Dead Roo – from Blokes You Can Trust
Cows – Shitbeard – from Sexy Pee Story
Crows – Go Look In The Crisper – from Crows
feedtime – Melody Line – from Billy
See also: Amphetamine Reptile Archive – A-Z
For more info on the Amphetamine Reptile, visit AmRep’s official site.