Alternative Tentacles Records


Alternative Tentacles emerged in June of 1979 as the label name on Dead Kennedys' self-produced debut single California Uber Alles. The name lived on as a European label promoting singles from then-unknown North American bands like D.O.A., Bad Brains, Black Flag, Flipper, TSOL, Voice Farm and the Let Them Eat Jellybeans compilation. As attention in the US underground grew Alternative Tentacles went domestic with releases from Dead Kennedys, frontman (and label head) Jello Biafra, Butthole Surfers, D.O.A., 7 Seconds, NoMeansNo and others. The label later saw releases from street singer Wesley Willis, incarcerated journalist Mumia Abu Jamal and punk band Fleshies. In 2002 Alternative Tentacles moved from San Francisco to Emeryville California and has thrived as a label and mailorder company offering counterculture music and literature.

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Really Red announce massive reissue series
Punknews is extremely excited to announce that famed agit-punks Really Red are going to reissue their entire catalog. Really Red made a name for themselves in the early '80s Texas scene by fusing a post-punk texture into the hardcore punk scene, espousing a radically leftist view point, and playing alongside bands like The Dicks and Big Boys. Well, on January…
2014-11-25 16:00:01

World/Inferno Friendship Society: "Dolce Far Niente"
World/Inferno Friendship Society have released a new track. The tune is called "Dolce Far Niente" and is off the band's upcoming album, This Packed Funeral due out November 11, 2014.…
2014-09-24 16:00:01

Itchy-O announces 'Burn the Navigator'
Itchy-O, the 32 piece punk-drum-electronic marching band, have announced a new album. It's called Burn the Navigator and is out September 16, 2014 via Alternative Tentacles Records. The band is throwing a record release show in Denver on September 26, 2014. Some tracks can be streamed…
2014-09-08 10:00:01

Exclusive: World/Inferno Friendship Society talks to us about new LP
Brooklyn's The World/Inferno Friendship Society has released details to Punknews about their upcoming LP. The album will be called This Packed Funeral. It's out November 11, 2014 on famed record label Alternative Tentacles Records. But, the band's annual Oct. 31 Hallowmas show,…
2014-09-02 09:00:01

Alternative Tentacles releases 'Beginners' digital compilation
Long running punk label Alternative Tentacles Records has just released a digital compilation called Alternative Tentacles for Beginners. The comp features 51 tracks including songs by Jello Biafra, Subhumans, Wesley Willis, ArnoCorps, Unsane, Dicks,…
2014-08-26 17:00:01

The Alpine-by-way-of-California rock group Arnocorps is looking to correct a great injustice. You see, for the past thirty years, an Austrian actor named Arnold Schwarzenegger has taken ancient tales from the Alpine region, brought them to Hollywood and sold the plot to the highest bidder. The story of a man fighting against a beastly, physically superior opponent all by himself in a jungle? Originally from the Alpines. The tale of a man fighting against a younger, more advanced version of himself…
2014-07-22 20:00:01

Jello Biafra comments on Amnesia Rockfest booking
In an interview, Jello Biafra has commented on the booking of…
2014-06-18 17:00:01

Arnocorps: "Total Recall"
Alpine-Californian rockers Arnocorps have released a track from the upcoming vinyl release of The Greatest Band of All Time. The tune is called "Total Recall." The LP is out via Alternative Tentacles later this…
2014-06-17 14:00:01

Jello Biafra and the Guantanamo School of Medicine (USA, Canada, Europe)
Jello Biafra and the Guantanamo School of Medicine have announced a massive string of US, Canadian and European dates running from now through through June. Many dates include…
2014-04-02 13:00:02

ArnoCorps Announce re-release of "Greatest Band of All Time" LP
ArnoCorps, the band featuring individuals who are unhealthily obsessed with Arnold Schwarzenegger, have announced the vinyl re-release of their first LP. The album is called The Greatest Band of All Time and will be released on Alternative Tentacles. The band also plans to release the two more! single via the same label. The band is also going on a UK tour. You can click…
2014-03-25 13:00:01

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