No Labels

Band History compiled by Mark B.

No Labels of Raleigh, North Carolina formed in February 1982. The lineup settled with Ricky Hicks on guitar, Wayne Kerr on vocals, Woody Weatherman on bass, and Reed Mullin on drums (the latter two both in COC at the time as well). By the end of 1982, they had recorded a blistering 15-song demo, which was released in its entirety on the seminal NC tape compilation No Core. Several tracks from the tape by No Labels and COC generated a minor controversy in the zine Touch & Go for criticizing the exclusiveness of Washington DC's predominantly straight-edge scene. On the two bands' DC stop on their 1983 East Coast/Midwest tour, Ian MacKaye called their song "HarDCore" unjustified.

When their tour ended early due to one of the members catching mono, No Labels returned to Raleigh and broke up. The split was brief, however, and the band soon reformed with a new guitarist. Tracks from a second demo session (released as the Jayne Doe tape) made it on several national compilations released by labels like Mystic Records and Paul Mahern's Affirmation. No Labels was also included on No Core Records next NC compilation, the Why Are We Here? EP. The band faded away by 1984. Ricky turned up in the short-lived F.V.K., and Woody and Reed continued on with COC.


No Labels - No Core album art Various LSD and 14 more… Various - No Core (Comp) No Core Records (2) US 1982 Sell This Version
No Labels - Birth Defect album art Various Human Device Various - Birth Defect (Comp) H.C. Tapes US 1983 Sell This Version
No Labels - Why Are We Here ? album art Various Compromises and 1 more… Various - Why Are We Here ? (EP, Comp) No Core Records (2) US 1983 Sell This Version
No Labels - We Got Power (Party Or Go Home) album art Various (Ego) Various - We Got Power (Party Or Go Home) (Comp) Mystic Records (8) US 1983 Sell This Version
AFF-003 No Labels - The Master Tape Vol. 2 album art Various Tortured Thought and 1 more… Various - The Master Tape Vol. 2(2xLP, Comp) Affirmation AFF-003 US 1983 Sell This Version
No Labels - Empty Skulls album art Various You Judge and 2 more… Various - Empty Skulls (Comp) Fartblossom Enterprizes US 1984 Sell This Version
none No Labels - Not Yet Decided album art Various Get Away and 6 more… Various - Not Yet Decided(Cass, Comp) Not On Label none US 1986 Sell This Version
GTA008-R#057, GTA 008 No Labels - All For One... One For All album art Various Still The Same Various - All For One... One For All(CD, Comp) Grand Theft Audio, Grand Theft Audio GTA008-R#057, GTA 008 US 1995 Sell This Version
none No Labels - Killed By Hard Core Compilation # Two album art Various Compromises Various - Killed By Hard Core Compilation # Two(LP, Comp, Unofficial) Redrum Records (13) none US 2002 Sell This Version
MCD 125 No Labels - Party Or Go Home - Sixty Bands album art Various (Ego) Various - Party Or Go Home - Sixty Bands(CD, Comp) Mystic Records (8) MCD 125 US 2004 Sell This Version
TRIBUTE : 09 No Labels - Killed By Tapes album art Various Not For Me Various - Killed By Tapes(CDr, Comp, Unofficial) Tribute (5) TRIBUTE : 09 2006 Sell This Version