SST Records

SST Records

Official Website: http://www.sstsuperstore.com/

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SST, the record label, was formed in 1978 when Black Flag guitarist/founder Greg Ginn needed an outlet to release his band''s music. SST (which stood for Solid State Transformers), the electronics company, was formed by Ginn a few years previous, a business venture apparently borne from his knack with ham radios and various electronic gadgets. The band had been going for two years (originally under the title Panic) and had built up a solid fan base in the LA area, and so spurred on by the DIY spirit of the time, he did what many others like him did: he started his own label and released the Nervous Breakdown 7". Following on with the Jealous Again EP in 1980, Ginn then went on to release records by other LA greats like the Minutemen and Saccharine Trust, before branching out across the US with other musical titans of the day such as Husker Du, the Meat Puppets and the Dicks. By 1984-5, the ball was rolling and SST had a roster that piqued the interest of various well-known (even mainstream!) critics and indeed resulted in several of its artists'' records being listed in the usual sundry "Year''s Best" rundowns in annual polls. (Dave Lang)

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Dave Klein leaves Black Flag
Following the departure of Ron Reyes from the current incarnation of Black Flag, Dave Klein, also of Screeching Weasel, has announced via his Facebook that he has left the band. To avoid more [private messages] after today's news out of the Black Flag Official camp... I guess I should OFFICIALLY (puns!) say that I'm no…
2014-02-03 10:00:01

Black Flag: 'What The...'
Although it appears its official release date has been pushed back to December 3, 2013, Black Flag's first album in 28 years What The... has made its way onto streaming services. You can click below to hear it via Rdio or…
2013-11-05 13:30:01

Black Flag to release 'What The...'
The reunited Black Flag have announced a new record, titled What The..., due out on November 5,…
2013-10-24 12:00:01

Black Flag / Good For You
Black Flag have added more tour dates to their ongoing tour, these supported by Greg Ginn's other band, Good For You. They've also posted a teaser video/promo for the…
2013-08-28 13:00:02

Greg Ginn makes statement about Flag lawsuit
Greg Ginn, via the official website for Black Flag has made a statement which aims to clarify why he is suing his former bandmates, including those who formed FLAG: The dispute is not motivated by an effort to stop anyone from covering…
2013-08-09 12:30:01

Good for You: "Blaze of Glory"
Good for You have released a second new song. The band is the new project from Greg Ginn, of SST Records and Black Flag along with legendary skateboarder, actor (Red Dawn, The Hangover) and Revolution Mother frontman Mike Vallely. They recorded their debut at Ginn's Casa Destroy Studios in Taylor, TX. It's…
2013-02-08 17:00:01

Black Flag's Greg Ginn joins skateboarder Mike Vallely in new band
Greg Ginn, founder of SST Records and primary songwriter for Black Flag has formed a new band with legendary skateboarder, actor (Red Dawn, The Hangover) and Revolution Mother frontman Mike Vallely. The band, dubbed Good for You, recorded their debut at Ginn's Casa Destroy Studios in Taylor, TX. It's called…
2013-01-15 17:00:01

Greg Ginn and the Royal We (Coachella Warm Up Shows)
Greg Ginn and the Royal We, the solo electronic project from the Black Flag songwriter/guitarist and SST Records founder, have announced some warm up shows in California leading up to his appearance at Coachella. Ginn's debut under…
2012-03-22 11:00:01

Dinosaur Jr. (performing 'Bug') / Henry Rollins / OFF!
Dinosaur Jr. has announced plans to perform their 1988 LP Bug in its entirety for five dates on the east coast in June, preceding their July 1 performance of the album in London. The opening date of the tour will be a…
2011-04-11 13:00:02

Henry Rollins reveals he produced Charles Manson album
Punk music legend Henry Rollins recently revealed that he helped infamous killer Charles Manson record an album of acoustic pop songs. He announced the album at a Los Angeles radio event on December 9. The project stems from Rollins' time living at the SST Records headquarters in the 1980s. The label was contacted by one of Manson's lawyers. SST was originally going to release…
2010-12-16 14:30:06

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