Wax Trax! Records

Wax Trax! Records

Profil:
The Wax Trax! story started in the mid-1970s when partners Jim Nash (2) & Dannie Flesher opened a record store under that name in Denver. In 1978, they sold the Denver store (which is still open) and moved to Chicago, where they opened a new Wax Trax! location.

After releasing a couple of low-key limited edition records, Nash and Flesher officially launched the Wax Trax! record label on a wider scale in 1981 with the release of a 12" EP by experimental punk band Strike Under, followed in 1982 by a 7" by disco/dance artist Divine. But it was their third release - a re-issue of Ministry's "Cold Life" EP, which had been one of their earlier limited edition offerings - that really set the tone for the label's future as North America's premiere home for electro-industrial music.

Aside from releasing the early Ministry/Revolting Cocks material, Wax Trax! specialized mainly in licencing European releases by artists such as Front 242, Coil and Laibach. They had a very close relationship with Play It Again Sam / PIAS Belgium, initially sub-licencing many of their releases, and later launching an official Play It Again Sam US label.

The label fell on hard times in the early 1990s due to many of their artists leaving for major labels. In 1992/93, the label was bought by TVT Records and remained active with Nash & Flescher retaining creative control. But despite their involvement the pioneering spirit of the label never recovered. Nash's death in 1995 was considered by many signal the true end of the label, but TVT continued to use the imprint for many of their electronic releases, including several titles licensed from Warp Records, until the late '90s.

On June 14, 2014, Wax Trax! (now led by Jim Nash's daughter, Julia Nash) officially released its first new music in twenty years with the 'TKO Mindfuck' 12" single by Cocksure (Chris Connelly and Jason Novak).
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Coordonnées:
2449 North Lincoln Avenue
Chicago, IL 60614
(312) 929-0221
(now defunct)
Sites:
N° de Cat  Artiste Titre (Format) Label N° de Cat  Pays Année
12 DVN 104 Rubber Glove Seduction pochette d'album PTP Rubber Glove Seduction(12", Single) Devotion (2) 12 DVN 104 UK 1989 Vendre cette version
12.TVT.8717-0 Basscad,EP (Basscadetmxs.3A) pochette d'album Autechre Basscad,EP (Basscadetmxs.3A)(12", EP) Wax Trax! Records, TVT Records 12.TVT.8717-0 US 1994 Vendre cette version
103015X Immediate Action pochette d'album Strike Under Immediate Action (EP) 103015X US 1981 Vendre cette version
105021X Born To Be Cheap pochette d'album Divine Born To Be Cheap(7", Single) Wax Trax! Records 105021X US 1981 Vendre cette version
110072X I'm Falling / Cold Life pochette d'album Ministry I'm Falling / Cold Life 110072X US 1981 Vendre cette version
828 360-2 Hellraiser III: Hell On Earth Movie Soundtrack pochette d'album Various Hellraiser III: Hell On Earth Movie Soundtrack(CD, Comp) Victory (10) 828 360-2 Europe 1992 Vendre cette version
27761-90-IN The Animatrix (The Album) pochette d'album Various The Animatrix (The Album)(CD, Comp) Warner Bros. Records 27761-90-IN US 2003 Vendre cette version
0047527 001d001 Untitled pochette d'album Various Untitled(VHS) Wax Trax! Records 0047527 001d001 US 1989 Vendre cette version
7243 8403792 5 Nihil pochette d'album KMFDM Nihil(CD, Album) Wax Trax! Records, KMFDM Enterprises, TVT Records 7243 8403792 5 Europe 1995 Vendre cette version
7243 8414892 8 Unlearn pochette d'album Psykosonik Unlearn(CD, Album) Wax Trax! Records, TVT Records, Labels 7243 8414892 8 Europe 1995 Vendre cette version
724384204426 Xtort pochette d'album KMFDM Xtort(CD, Album) Wax Trax! Records, Labels, TVT Records, KMFDM Enterprises 724384204426 France 1996 Vendre cette version
ACD 1495 Hackers² pochette d'album Various Hackers²(CD, Comp) Attic, Edel America Records, Edel ACD 1495 Canada 1997 Vendre cette version
AMDJ042897 Midnight In A Perfect World / Pearl's Girl pochette d'album DJ Shadow / Underworld DJ Shadow / Underworld - Midnight In A Perfect World / Pearl's Girl(12", Promo) Mo Wax, A&M Records, Wax Trax! Records, TVT Records AMDJ042897 Canada 1997 Vendre cette version
BIUS 1017 The Golden Age pochette d'album The Legendary Pink Dots The Golden Age(LP, Album) Play It Again Sam Records USA BIUS 1017 US 1989 Vendre cette version
BIUS 1039 The Crushed Velvet Apocalypse pochette d'album The Legendary Pink Dots The Crushed Velvet Apocalypse(LP, Album) Play It Again Sam Records USA BIUS 1039 US 1990 Vendre cette version
BIUS 3048 Princess Coldheart pochette d'album The Legendary Pink Dots Princess Coldheart(12") Play It Again Sam Records USA BIUS 3048 US 1990 Vendre cette version
BIUSCD 1010 Terra Firma pochette d'album Test Dept. Terra Firma(CD, Album) Wax Trax! Records BIUSCD 1010 US 1988 Vendre cette version
BIUSCD 1029 L'Eau Rouge - Red Water pochette d'album The Young Gods L'Eau Rouge - Red Water(CD, Album) Play It Again Sam Records USA, Play It Again Sam Records USA BIUSCD 1029 US 1989 Vendre cette version
BIUSCS 1018 General Pain & Major Disease pochette d'album The Neon Judgement General Pain & Major Disease(Cass, Comp) Play It Again Sam Records USA BIUSCS 1018 US 1989 Vendre cette version
BLRT 87 Sucks pochette d'album KMFDM Sucks(12") Wax Trax! Records BLRT 87 UK 1992 Vendre cette version
CDDVN6 Big Sexy Land pochette d'album Revolting Cocks Big Sexy Land(CD, Album, RE) Devotion (2) CDDVN6 UK 1992 Vendre cette version
CDDVN13 Phenobarb Bambalam pochette d'album Chris Connelly Phenobarb Bambalam(CD, Album) Devotion (2) CDDVN13 UK 1992 Vendre cette version
CDDVN 103 No Name, No Slogan pochette d'album Acid Horse No Name, No Slogan(CD, Single) Devotion (2) CDDVN 103 UK 1992 Vendre cette version
CDDVN108 Come Down Here pochette d'album Chris Connelly Come Down Here(CD, Single) Devotion (2), Devotion (2) CDDVN108 UK 1992 Vendre cette version
CK 66909 Johnny Mnemonic - Music From The Motion Picture pochette d'album Various Johnny Mnemonic - Music From The Motion Picture (Comp) CK 66909 US 1995 Vendre cette version
CPROD CD 012 Funky Alternatives Five pochette d'album Various Funky Alternatives Five(CD, Comp) Concrete Productions, Pinpoint Records CPROD CD 012 Germany 1990 Vendre cette version
DRA 488971 2 Symbols pochette d'album KMFDM Symbols(CD, Album) Dragnet, Wax Trax! Records, TVT Records, KMFDM Enterprises DRA 488971 2 Germany 1997 Vendre cette version
DVN 4 Beers, Steers + Queers (The Album) pochette d'album Revolting Cocks Beers, Steers + Queers (The Album)(LP, Album, RE) Devotion (2) DVN 4 UK 1992 Vendre cette version
EBR 001 Industrial Living pochette d'album Strange Circuits Industrial Living(7") Wax Trax! Records EBR 001 US 1980 Vendre cette version
edel 0022822CIN Scream - Music From The Dimension Motion Picture pochette d'album Various Scream - Music From The Dimension Motion Picture(CD, Comp) Edel edel 0022822CIN Europe 1996 Vendre cette version
EFA 06305-26 Electrocity Vol.2 pochette d'album Various Electrocity Vol.2(CD, Comp) Ausfahrt, Ausfahrt EFA 06305-26 Germany 1992 Vendre cette version
none "Son Of A Gun" pochette d'album KMFDM "Son Of A Gun"(VHS, Single, Promo) Wax Trax! Records, TVT Records none US 1996 Vendre cette version
none Come Down From The Hills And Make My Baby pochette d'album Braindead Sound Machine Come Down From The Hills And Make My Baby(CD, Album) Torso, Wax Trax! Records none Netherlands 1991 Vendre cette version
none Wax Trax! Compilation  pochette d'album Various Wax Trax! Compilation (Comp) none US 1989 Vendre cette version
none Psychoslaphead pochette d'album Psychoslaphead Psychoslaphead(4xFile, MP3, 256) Wax Trax! Records none US 2010
none (Let's Get) Physical pochette d'album Revolting Cocks (Let's Get) Physical(12", TP, W/Lbl) Wax Trax! Records none US 1989 Vendre cette version
none Welcome To My Mind pochette d'album Psykosonik Welcome To My Mind(VHS) Wax Trax! Records, TVT Records none US Unknown Vendre cette version
none Panik Kontrol (Remix) pochette d'album Psykosonik Panik Kontrol (Remix)(12", Single, W/Lbl) Wax Trax! Records none US 1997 Vendre cette version
none Sins Of The Flesh pochette d'album Sister Machine Gun Sins Of The Flesh(9xFile, AAC, Album, 128) Wax Trax! Records none US Unknown
none TKO Mindfuck pochette d'album Cocksure (2) TKO Mindfuck(3xFile, FLAC, Single) Wax Trax! Records none US 2014
none Money pochette d'album KMFDM Money(VHS, Promo) Wax Trax! Records none US 1992 Vendre cette version
none Megalomaniac Remixes Part 2 pochette d'album KMFDM Megalomaniac Remixes Part 2 none US 1997 Vendre cette version
none Agogo pochette d'album KMFDM Agogo(Cass, Comp, Promo) Wax Trax! Records, TVT Records none US 1998 Vendre cette version
none Cowgirl pochette d'album Underworld Cowgirl(VHS) Wax Trax! Records none US 1994 Vendre cette version
none (Wax Trax! Sampler #1) pochette d'album Various (Wax Trax! Sampler #1)(Cass, Comp) Wax Trax! Records none US 1989 Vendre cette version
none ! (Wax Trax! Sampler #2) pochette d'album Various ! (Wax Trax! Sampler #2)(Cass, Smplr) Wax Trax! Records none US Unknown Vendre cette version
none Wax Trax! Records Inc. (Video Sampler No. 2) pochette d'album Various Wax Trax! Records Inc. (Video Sampler No. 2)(VHS, Smplr, NTSC) Wax Trax! Records, Play It Again Sam Records USA none US 1989 Vendre cette version
NTLC-30009 Official Version pochette d'album Front 242 Official Version(Cass, Album, Dol) Nettwerk, Capitol Records NTLC-30009 Canada 1987 Vendre cette version
PSCW-5068 Psykosonik Welcome To My Mind(CD, Maxi) Polystar, Wax Trax! Records, TVT Records PSCW-5068 Japan 1994 Vendre cette version
RR 8987 2 Angst pochette d'album KMFDM Angst(CD, Album) Roadrunner Records, TVT Records, Wax Trax! Records, KMFDM Enterprises RR 8987 2 Europe 1993 Vendre cette version
TRAN 07CD Money / Bargeld pochette d'album KMFDM Money / Bargeld(CD, Single) Transglobal TRAN 07CD UK 1992 Vendre cette version
TVT 0101-4p Artificial Intelligence pochette d'album Various Artificial Intelligence(Cass, Promo, Smplr) Wax Trax! Records, TVT Records, Warp Records TVT 0101-4p US 1993 Vendre cette version
TVT 7013 Aqua Regis · Panic · Tainted Love pochette d'album Coil Aqua Regis · Panic · Tainted Love(CD, Single, RE) Wax Trax! Records, TVT Records TVT 7013 US 1994 Vendre cette version
TVT 7017 Big Sexy Land pochette d'album Revolting Cocks Big Sexy Land(CD, Album, RE) Wax Trax! Records, TVT Records TVT 7017 US 1994 Vendre cette version
TVT 7035 Twelve Inch Singles (1981-1984) pochette d'album Ministry Twelve Inch Singles (1981-1984) (Comp) TVT 7035 US 1994 Vendre cette version
TVT 7037 Live! You Goddamned Son Of A Bitch pochette d'album Revolting Cocks Live! You Goddamned Son Of A Bitch (Album) TVT 7037 US 1993 Vendre cette version
TVT 7042-2 Stainless Steel Providers pochette d'album Revolting Cocks Stainless Steel Providers(CD, Single, RE) TVT Records, Wax Trax! Records TVT 7042-2 US 1994 Vendre cette version
TVT 7047-2 Trait pochette d'album Pailhead Trait(CD, RE) Wax Trax! Records, TVT Records TVT 7047-2 US 1993 Vendre cette version
TVT 7047-4 Trait pochette d'album Pailhead Trait(Cass, RE, SR) Wax Trax! Records, TVT Records TVT 7047-4 US 1993 Vendre cette version
TVT 7050 A Split - Second pochette d'album A Split - Second A Split - Second (Comp, EP) TVT 7050 US 1993 Vendre cette version
TVT 7052-2 Don't Blow Your Top pochette d'album KMFDM Don't Blow Your Top (Album) TVT 7052-2 US 1994 Vendre cette version
TVT 7052-4 Don't Blow Your Top pochette d'album KMFDM Don't Blow Your Top(Cass, Album, RE) TVT Records, Wax Trax! Records, TVT Records, Wax Trax! Records TVT 7052-4 US 1994 Vendre cette version
TVT 7056 I See Good Spirits And I See Bad Spirits pochette d'album My Life With The Thrill Kill Kult I See Good Spirits And I See Bad Spirits(Cass, Album, RE, SR) Wax Trax! Records, TVT Records TVT 7056 US Unknown Vendre cette version
TVT 7056-2 I See Good Spirits And I See Bad Spirits pochette d'album My Life With The Thrill Kill Kult I See Good Spirits And I See Bad Spirits(CD, Album, RE) TVT Records, TVT Records, Wax Trax! Records, Wax Trax! Records TVT 7056-2 US 1994 Vendre cette version
TVT 7060-2 Digital Tension Dementia pochette d'album Front Line Assembly Digital Tension Dementia(CD, Single, RE) TVT Records, Wax Trax! Records, TVT Records, Wax Trax! Records TVT 7060-2 US 1994 Vendre cette version
TVT 7063 Revolting Cocks Beers, Steers + Queers (The Compact Disc) (Album) TVT 7063 US 1994 Vendre cette version
TVT 7075 Gashed Senses & Crossfire pochette d'album Front Line Assembly Gashed Senses & Crossfire (Album) TVT 7075 US 1994 Vendre cette version
TVT 7083-2 UAIOE pochette d'album KMFDM UAIOE (Album) TVT 7083-2 US 1994 Vendre cette version
TVT 7089 Confessions Of A Knife... pochette d'album My Life With The Thrill Kill Kult Confessions Of A Knife... (Album) TVT 7089 US Unknown Vendre cette version
TVT 7089-2 Confessions Of A Knife... pochette d'album My Life With The Thrill Kill Kult Confessions Of A Knife... (Album) TVT 7089-2 US Unknown Vendre cette version
TVT 7106 Armed Audio Warfare pochette d'album Meat Beat Manifesto Armed Audio Warfare(CD, Album, RE, RP) TVT Records, Wax Trax! Records, TVT Records, Wax Trax! Records TVT 7106 US Unknown Vendre cette version
TVT 7106-2 Meat Beat Manifesto / Armed Audio Warfare pochette d'album Meat Beat Manifesto Meat Beat Manifesto / Armed Audio Warfare(CD, Album, M/Print, RE) TVT Records, Wax Trax! Records TVT 7106-2 US 1994 Vendre cette version
TVT 7118 Tenebrae Vision pochette d'album Cyberaktif Tenebrae Vision (Album) TVT 7118 US 1991 Vendre cette version
TVT 7120-2 L'Esprit pochette d'album In The Nursery L'Esprit(CD, Album, RE) TVT Records, TVT Records, Wax Trax! Records, Wax Trax! Records TVT 7120-2 US 1994 Vendre cette version
TVT 7129 Towards Thee Infinite Beat pochette d'album Psychic TV Towards Thee Infinite Beat(Cass, Album, RE) TVT Records, Wax Trax! Records TVT 7129 US Unknown Vendre cette version
TVT 7129-2 Towards Thee Infinite Beat pochette d'album Psychic TV Towards Thee Infinite Beat(CD, Album, RE) TVT Records, Wax Trax! Records TVT 7129-2 US 1993 Vendre cette version
TVT 7130 Beyond Thee Infinite Beat (Ravemaster Mixes) pochette d'album Psychic TV Beyond Thee Infinite Beat (Ravemaster Mixes)(CD, RE) Wax Trax! Records, TVT Records TVT 7130 US Unknown Vendre cette version
TVT 7130-4 Beyond Thee Infinite Beat (Ravemaster Mixes) pochette d'album Psychic TV Beyond Thee Infinite Beat (Ravemaster Mixes)(Cass, RE) TVT Records, Wax Trax! Records TVT 7130-4 US Unknown Vendre cette version
TVT 7134 Whiplash Boychild pochette d'album Chris Connelly Whiplash Boychild(CD, Album) TVT Records, Wax Trax! Records TVT 7134 US 1991 Vendre cette version
TVT 7136 The Infidel pochette d'album Doubting Thomas The Infidel(CD, Album, RE) TVT Records, Wax Trax! Records TVT 7136 Canada 1994 Vendre cette version
TVT 7136-2 The Infidel pochette d'album Doubting Thomas The Infidel(CD, Album, RE) TVT Records, Wax Trax! Records TVT 7136-2 US 1994 Vendre cette version
TVT 7139 What Do You Know, Deutschland? pochette d'album KMFDM What Do You Know, Deutschland?(CD, Album, RE) TVT Records, Wax Trax! Records, TVT Records, Wax Trax! Records TVT 7139 US Unknown Vendre cette version
TVT 7143 Love's Secret Domain pochette d'album Coil Love's Secret Domain(Cass, Album) TVT Records, Wax Trax! Records TVT 7143 US 1993 Vendre cette version
TVT 7143-2 Love's Secret Domain pochette d'album Coil Love's Secret Domain(CD, Album, RE) TVT Records, TVT Records, Wax Trax! Records TVT 7143-2 US 1993 Vendre cette version
TVT 7146 Caustic Grip pochette d'album Front Line Assembly Caustic Grip (Album) TVT 7146 US 1994 Vendre cette version
TVT 7148-2 Naïve pochette d'album KMFDM Naïve(CD, Album, RE) Wax Trax! Records, TVT Records TVT 7148-2 US 1993 Vendre cette version
TVT 7148-4 Naïve pochette d'album KMFDM Naïve(Cass, Album, RE, SR,) Wax Trax! Records, TVT Records TVT 7148-4 US 1993 Vendre cette version
TVT 7155 Chill Out pochette d'album The KLF Chill Out (Album) TVT 7155 US 1994 Vendre cette version
TVT 7155-2 Chill Out pochette d'album The KLF Chill Out (Album) TVT 7155-2 Unknown Vendre cette version
TVT 7176-4 Conquer Your World pochette d'album Excessive Force Conquer Your World(Cass, Album) Wax Trax! Records, TVT Records TVT 7176-4 US 1993 Vendre cette version
TVT 7177 Money pochette d'album KMFDM Money (Album) TVT 7177 US Unknown Vendre cette version
TVT 7179-2 Ultrahouse (The L.A. Connection) pochette d'album Psychic TV Ultrahouse (The L.A. Connection)(CD, Comp, MP, RE) TVT Records, Wax Trax! Records TVT 7179-2 US 1991 Vendre cette version
TVT 7179-4 Ultrahouse (The L.A. Connection) pochette d'album Psychic TV Ultrahouse (The L.A. Connection)(Cass, Comp, RE) Wax Trax! Records, TVT Records TVT 7179-4 US 1991 Vendre cette version
TVT 7187 Sins Of The Flesh pochette d'album Sister Machine Gun Sins Of The Flesh(CD, Album, RE) TVT Records, Wax Trax! Records TVT 7187 US 1994 Vendre cette version
TVT 7198-2 Psykosonik pochette d'album Psykosonik Psykosonik (Album) TVT 7198-2 US 1993 Vendre cette version
TVT 7199-1 Nihil pochette d'album KMFDM Nihil(LP, Album) Wax Trax! Records, TVT Records TVT 7199-1 US 1995 Vendre cette version
TVT 7199-2 Nihil pochette d'album KMFDM Nihil (Album) TVT 7199-2 US 1995 Vendre cette version
TVT 7199-4 Nihil pochette d'album KMFDM Nihil (Album) TVT 7199-4 Canada 1995 Vendre cette version
TVT 7201-2 Gentle Death pochette d'album Excessive Force Featuring Liz Torres Excessive Force Featuring Liz Torres - Gentle Death (Album) TVT 7201-2 US 1993 Vendre cette version
TVT 7201-4 Gentle Death pochette d'album Excessive Force Featuring Liz Torres Excessive Force Featuring Liz Torres - Gentle Death(Cass, Album) Wax Trax! Records, TVT Records TVT 7201-4 US 1993 Vendre cette version

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29 juin 2018
edité 11 months ago
I'm going to add on to what the guy below me said 6 years ago and more. Had it not been for this label, I wouldn't have found out about KMFDM, which became my favourite band 11 years ago. Had it not been for this label, my favourite genre, Industrial, wouldn't even be a thing. I would've never heard about it, at least in North America. My favourite label of all time. Bringing you all the Industrial behemoth's that rocked the 90's to the core like KMFDM, Front 242, Front Line Assembly, Ministry, My Life With The Thrill Kill Kult, and MANY MANY MANY MANY MANY more. That doesn't even include the amount of bands who formed due to them being influenced by this label.

One can only wonder what would've happened had this label actually stayed afloat and not caved in due to bankruptcy.

I was in Chicago 2 summers ago, hoping that the original store was still there so I could buy shit and sight see, maybe even talk with the owners only to find out that I was over 20 years late, (I'm young, I still thought there was some sort of store there or in Denver). Very dissapointed but excited that I got to see the city that started it all for Industrial.

Describing how much this label means to me would be like choosing between a favorite child. Throughout most of my adolescence and now into my 20's, Industrial has been my go-to genre. Wax Trax's artists played a huge part in my life.

Wax Trax, we love you. You will NEVER die.

- MIND
gsheputis

gsheputis

8 décembre 2012
Wax Trax!--a label, a time, and a culture that can never be equalled. The leading light of electro-industrial music. Period.
The world owes a debt of gratitude to Jim Nash & Dannie Flesher for opening the minds and moving the bodies of millions around this planet.
They will never be forgotten, & of course the music that will go on to infinity!