The Lost Labels Podcast is my love letter to the music that I am too young to have experienced firsthand.
When I discover music from the late 1970s and early 1980s, I am constantly impressed by how much a record label can tell me before I even drop the needle. Ork, Beserkley, Stiff, Radar, Clone, Bomp!, Spy, Ze…each conjures up a different mood, a different attitude.
The Lost Labels Podcast is dedicated to digging into the history of these and other seminal rock ‘n’ roll record labels, both well-known and forgotten. It is my hope that such a podcast might shed light on unjustly overlooked gems of punk, power pop, rockabilly, psychedelic, and new wave. Many of these albums are long-out of print and do not exist in digital form, practically unheard of in today’s day and age, but still deserve to be discovered (or rediscovered) by modern listeners.
In each half-hour episode of the Lost Labels Podcast we feature an interview with one or more of the artists who contributed to the vibrant punk/post-punk/new wave scene on both sides of the Atlantic. From Wreckless Eric and Any Trouble to the Voidoids and Pezband, my goal is to document and preserve as much of the alternative music scene of the late 1970s and early 1980s as possible.