Alternative Tentacles

Alternative Tentacles

http://www.alternativetentacles.com/

Bands

Akimbo

Akimbo

Arnocorps

Arnocorps

Articles of Faith

Articles of Faith

Citizen Fish

Citizen Fish

Dead Ending

Dead Ending

Dead Kennedys

Dead Kennedys

F-Minus

F-Minus

Git Some

Git Some

Jello Biafra and the Guantanamo School of Medicine

Jello Biafra and the Guantanamo School of Medicine

Jello Biafra With The Melvins

Jello Biafra With The Melvins

Lard

Lard

Leftover Crack

Leftover Crack

Mischief Brew

Mischief Brew

Nausea

Nausea

No WTO Combo

No WTO Combo

Pansy Division

Pansy Division

Really Red

Really Red

Star Fucking Hipsters

Star Fucking Hipsters

The (International) Noise Conspiracy

The (International) Noise Conspiracy

The Knights of the New Crusade

The Knights of the New Crusade

The Subhumans (Canada)

The Subhumans (Canada)

The Yuppie Pricks

The Yuppie Pricks

Unsane

Unsane

Voivod

Voivod

About

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.