Sunday, July 22, 2007


Preminent Independent Record Label

Sympathy For The Record Industry


Known for a multitude of things including releasing early efforts by Hole, The White Stripes, Turbonegro, Rocket from the Crypt and The 5,6,7,8’s as well as resurrecting the classic music of immortals such as Roky Erickson, New York Dolls, Suicide,The Gun Club, Spacemen 3, The Scientists and Wanda Jackson and lets not forget the serious concentration on aplethora (like that word??) of bands in hot beds such as Memphis, Detroit and Montreal and also being among the first to look towards the Far East to unleash the demented and curious off-kilter sounds of those crazed ornamentals (Asians to you of a p.c. mindset)...So what?? ‘Big deal’ you say, well, Sympathy has also worked with underated and seemingly unsung heroes like Billy Childish, The Oblivians, Holly Golightly la la la etc and are hailed for recognizing and employing important visual artists to create wonderous covers by Mark Ryden, Camille Rose Garcia, Yoshitoma Nara, Liz Mcgrath, Coop, The Pizz, Dan Clowes blah blah blah la la la etc ad infinitum…Sympathy are also responsible for releasing records by untold bands of differing degrees of talent with really cool names like The Pleasure F*ckers, Banana Erectors, Anal Babes, Candypants, Teenage Larvae, Tri-State Kill Spree, Iowa Beef Experience, The Child Molesters, Penetration Moon, Smegma, Ethyl Meatplow, The Spaceshits and Destroy All Monsters…

Single-handedly responsible for lowering the standards of the entire
record industry…

includes:questionable/nebulous rights to nearly 750 releases by over 550 bands current distribution deal with foremost U.S. independent distributor with strong international distribution as wellexisting stock modestly estimated at a wholesale value of 1.8 millon dollars all master tapes, acetates, stampers and mothers to continue production of titles massive personal archive of sympathy rarities (lots of amazing surprises)preliminary cover layouts/some original artwork/interesting and valuable artifacts galore established web site and vastly lucrative mail order business

Interested parties contact long gone john (anti-mogul/fat cat/accidental c.e.o.) at

PS: This is real folks


V*Kstro said...

Pretty pretty sad! Kinda reminds me back when Factory Records was going through their turmoil in '92. You probably saw a bit in "24 Hour Party People". It would be interesting to see what "major label" will buy it and turn it around or sink it more into the ground. Good luck Sympathy!

Joshua M. said...

someone like jack white should just buy it, if not just for the back catalog.