Rainbo Records

Rainbo Records

Profile:
A California-based manufacturer and pressing plant established in 1939 by Jack Brown.

Typical prefix, found on vinyl runout data, as follows:
- S-12345, S being for LP, 12", and 10".
- R-12345, R being for 7". However, other pressings plants also use this same R-12345 type etching on 7" records, so please check carefully! For example, Allied Record Company also used R-12345 type etchings on their 7" pressing, so check carefully (see the Allied profile and check for any Allied indicators first, ask in the help forums if there is any doubt).
S-12345 or R-12345 can be entered in the catalogue number field adjacent to the Pressed By field used for the 'Rainbo Records' credit. Usually there is a number for every side of the record (12345 and 12346). Please create a new Pressed By field for every number.
*Please note that although helpful, the runout data should not be relied on as the sole source of information to substantiate the year of the release in most instances and especially for reissues, represses, and other subsequent pressings. This is because Rainbo Records will often recycle the identification number assigned to the initial pressing on subsequent pressings of the same release.

CDs can include a "Rainbo CA" or "Rainbo" mould that was added to hubs towards the end of the 1990s.
A unique identifier can be seen in the matrices of CDs pressed between years 1999 through to some time during 2002.
Note that not all discs pressed in 1999 or 2002 will contain the unique identifier.
For CDs that do contain the unique identifier, some examples are as follows:

C1.1 504552-01 5233-DTI6972 <- An example of a 1999 pressing. The unique identifier is 504552.
C1.1 157444-01 3651-GCR701 <- An example of a 2000 or 2001 pressing. The unique identifier is 157444.
(186411) 6617-0059 01 <- An example of a 2002 pressing, where the identifier is now in brackets. The identifier is 186411.

Current employees:

- Steve Sheldon (President)

Known former employees:

- Jack Brown (Founder/President - since 1939) b 1914 - † 2004
- Bill Piner (Executive Supervisor - circa 1977)
- Jim Doyle (Accountant Executive - circa 1977)
- Bea Laugham (Customer Relations - circa 1977)
- Steve Sheldon (Production Supervisor - circa 1977)
- Ron Rankin (Record Production - circa 1977)
- Rick Silva (Plant Engineer - circa 1977)
Contact Info:
Rainbo Records
8960 Eton Ave.
Canoga Park, CA 91304
(818) 280-1100 phone
(818) 280-1101 fax

Address circa 1977:
1738 Berkeley Street,
Santa Monica, Calif, 90404
(213) 829 3476
(obsolete)
Sites:
[l100643]

Label


Cat#  Artist Title (Format) Label Cat#  Country Year
Gangsta D (3) N Control(CD, Album) N Da Zone Records US 1998 Sell This Version
01 N.O.T.S. True Blue(CD, Album) Ain't Jokin Records 01 US 1992 Sell This Version
002 Magic Circle Magic Circle(CD, Album) Armageddon Shop 002 US 2013 Sell This Version
3-SMC-D-0011-2 Sicx If These Walls Could Talk(CD, Album) Siccmade Muzicc 3-SMC-D-0011-2 US 1999 Sell This Version
3-SMC-D-0664 Sicx If These Walls Could Talk(CD, Album, RE) Siccmade Muzicc 3-SMC-D-0664 US Unknown Sell This Version
12VOLT01 Hardesty What Doesn't Make Us Stronger Only Kills Us(CD, Album) 12 Volt Records 12VOLT01 US 2002 Sell This Version
26 Bucketheadland* Worms For The Garden(CD, Album) Not On Label (Buckethead Self-released) 26 US 2013 Sell This Version
31 Bucketheadland* Pearson's Square(CD, Album) Not On Label (Buckethead Self-released) 31 US 2013 Sell This Version
057 Angelyne Angelyne(LP, Album, Pic) Erika Records 057 US 1982 Sell This Version
0069 T-Lowe Keep It Real(CD, Album, RE) Black Power Productions 0069 US 2002 Sell This Version
78 OHalloran* So Much More(CD, Album) Boy Genius Records 78 US 2003 Sell This Version
#153 Bastard Noise Skulldozer(CD, Album) Deep Six Records #153 US 2011 Sell This Version
0158-2 Hollis Brown (2) Gets Loaded(CD, Album) Alive Records, Alive Records 0158-2 US 2014 Sell This Version
0191 Woodie (2) Demonz-N-My Sleep(CD, Album, RE, RM) East Co. Co. Records 0191 US 2004 Sell This Version
# 205 Descendents Hall Raker(LP, Album, TP) SST Records, Rainbo Records # 205 US 1988 Sell This Version
0260-2 M.C. Shy-D* / Tha Rhythum M.C. Shy-D* / Tha Rhythum - True That / Reach Out (Touch Somebody) (Remix)(CD, Maxi) Benz Records Inc. 0260-2 US 1997 Sell This Version
459 CD Experimental Audio Research Phenomena 256(CD, Album, RE) Sympathy For The Record Industry 459 CD US 1996 Sell This Version
555CD72 Boyracer A Punch Up The Bracket(CD, Album) 555 Recordings 555CD72 US 2006 Sell This Version
675 The Cramps Fiends Of Dope Island(CD, Album) Vengeance Records, Vengeance Records 675 USA, Canada & UK 2003 Sell This Version
677 The Cramps How To Make A Monster(2xCD, Album, Comp) Vengeance Records 677 US 2004 Sell This Version
1002 Candyman Phukk Watcha Goin Thru(CD, Album) Ruckus Records (4) 1002 US 1995 Sell This Version
1016-2 Partners In Rhyme (2) Pager Checkin'(CD, Album) Northland Records 1016-2 US 1998 Sell This Version
1020 Whitehorse (3) / Sarah Harmer / Great Lake Swimmers Whitehorse (3) / Sarah Harmer / Great Lake Swimmers - Polaris Cover Sessions(10", Ora) Polaris Music Prize 1020 Canada 2015 Sell This Version
1082-NEVER Scarface (3) Never(CD, Single) Rap-A-Lot 4 Life 1082-NEVER US 2007 Sell This Version
1228-2 Various A Punk Tribute To Weezer(CD, Comp) Cleopatra, Cleopatra 1228-2 US 2002 Sell This Version
1234 Smoke (7) Come And Get Me(CD, MiniAlbum) II FA 30 Records 1234 US 1994 Sell This Version
1257 Perfect Tommy Feel This(CD, Album) PT 109 Records 1257 US Unknown Sell This Version
1434-2 Mobb Deep The Mix Tape Before 9/11(CD, Comp, Mixed) X-Ray Records (2), Big Brother Music 1434-2 US 2004 Sell This Version
1621 B. Fleischmann A Choir Of Empty Beds(CD, Album) Fuzzy Box 1621 US 2000 Sell This Version
2011 Screamin Eagle Hurricane(LP) Screamin Eagle 2011 US 2011 Sell This Version
2182 Various Carnival Of Sounds(CD, Smplr, Promo) Century Media 2182 Germany 2009 Sell This Version
2627 Jean Knight What One Man Won't Do Another Man Will (7") Open Records (9) 2627 US 1976 Sell This Version
3010 Outlawz* Outlaw 4 Life: 2005 A.P.(CD, Album) One Nation Entertainment, 33rd Street Records 3010 US 2005 Sell This Version
3010 Outlawz* Outlaw 4 Life: 2005 A.P.(12", EP, Smplr) One Nation Entertainment, 33rd Street Records 3010 US 2005 Sell This Version
3018-2 Take 6 Feels Good(CD, Album) Take 6 Records 3018-2 US 2006 Sell This Version
3317 Alex de Grassi* Now And Then(CD, Album) 33rd Street Records, Tropo Records (2) 3317 US 2003 Sell This Version
3326-2 En Vogue Soul Flower(CD, Album) 33rd Street Records, Funkigirl Records, Beat Exchange 3326-2 US 2004 Sell This Version
3328-2 Coo Coo Cal All Or Nothin(CD, Album) Infinite Recordings (2), Unexplained Music, 33rd Street Records 3328-2 US 2004 Sell This Version
3346-2 Suga Free...*, Mausberg...* Suga Free...*, Mausberg...* - The Konnectid Project Vol. 1(CD, Album, RE) Laneway Records, 3rd Street Records 3346-2 US 2004 Sell This Version
3804 End.user* Left(CD, Album) Ohm Resistance 3804 US 2008 Sell This Version
3992 Lack Of Interest Never Back Down(CD, Album) Deep Six Records 3992 US 2005 Sell This Version
4001-2 III Frum Tha Soul What Cha Missin'(CD, Single) Brown Street Records 4001-2 US 1993 Sell This Version
4451 The Jason Garfield Blessed Are The Protesters(7", Single) Kef Records 4451 US 1971 Sell This Version
4918 Xiu Xiu Chapel Of The Chimes(CD, EP) Absolutely Kosher Records 4918 US 2002 Sell This Version
4918 - AK034 Goblin Cock Bagged And Boarded(CD, Album) Absolutely Kosher Records 4918 - AK034 US 2005 Sell This Version
5000-2 Mr. X (2) Any Ole Sunday(CD, Single) Jungle Records (3) 5000-2 US 1995 Sell This Version
5001-2 New Breed Of Hustlas Streetz Got Me Gone(CD, Album) Mobstyle Records 5001-2 US 1995 Sell This Version
5129 ESG-1 E.S.G. (2) Braids / Fades(12", TP) Rainbo Records 5129 ESG-1 US Unknown Sell This Version
5293 Debauchery (2) Dead Scream Symphony(CD, Album) Blood Fire Death 5293 US 2003 Sell This Version
5524 Victor Sanz Hey Country(CD, Album) WCI Records 5524 US 2004 Sell This Version
6038 Whore (3) Doing It For The Kids(CD, Album) Moribund Records 6038 US 2005 Sell This Version
6246-1 D.J. Buddy And The Kat We're On A Mission(LP) Picture Perfect Productions 6246-1 US 1994 Sell This Version
6902-2 69 Boyz Featuring 95 South 69 Boyz Featuring 95 South - Tootsee Roll(CD, Single) Downlow Records, Rip-It Records 6902-2 US 1994 Sell This Version
7-111 Paula Abdul Straight Up(7", Promo) Virgin 7-111 US 1988 Sell This Version
7675-2 N.O.T.S. True Blue II: You Only Live Once(CD, Album) Ain't Jokin Records 7675-2 US 1994 Sell This Version
8258 Antediluvian λόγος(CD, Album) Nuclear War Now! Productions 8258 US 2013 Sell This Version
8399-2 Infa Red (5) Can't Miss(CD, Album) Roulette Records (4) 8399-2 US 2003 Sell This Version
8800-2 Dre Dog I Hate You With A Passion(CD, Album) In-A-Minute Records 8800-2 US 1995 Sell This Version
8812-2 DJ Aladdin Featuring Ice-T And Tha West Coast Rydaz* DJ Aladdin Featuring Ice-T And Tha West Coast Rydaz* - $port Ya Vest In Tha West(CD, Album) Explicit Entertainment, Stac-A-Dolla Records, NRC Records 8812-2 US 1997 Sell This Version
8812-4 DJ Aladdin Featuring Ice-T And Tha West Coast Rydaz* DJ Aladdin Featuring Ice-T And Tha West Coast Rydaz* - $port Ya Vest In Tha West(Cass, Album) Explicit Entertainment, Stac-A-Dolla Records, NRC Records 8812-4 US 1997 Sell This Version
9039-2 Various Old Skars And Upstarts 505(CD, Comp) Disaster Records (2) 9039-2 US 2005 Sell This Version
9277 The Fixx Stage One(CD, Album, Ltd) JARC Ltd. 9277 US 2004 Sell This Version
9385-1 Can Future Days(LP, Album, RE, RM) Spoon Records, Mute 9385-1 US 2014 Sell This Version
9386-1 The Can* Monster Movie(LP, Album, RE, RM) Spoon Records, Mute 9386-1 US 2014 Sell This Version
9456A/B Pierre Boulez - Marc Ponthus Pierre Boulez - Marc Ponthus - Complete Music For Solo Piano(2xCD, Album) Bridge Records (4) 9456A/B US 2015 Sell This Version
10.009 R.Beckers Big band In Concert And Dance(LP, Album) Rainbo Records 10.009 Belgium Unknown Sell This Version
1010.4 FM Blue Oakland Styles(Cass) CELLBLOCK Productions 1010.4 US 1993 Sell This Version
10205-2 Al’ Tariq* Do Yo’ Thang / Spectacular(CD, Single) Correct Records 10205-2 US 1996 Sell This Version
10210-2 Al' Tariq Everybody's Talkin' / Crime Pays(CD, Single) Correct Records 10210-2 US 1996 Sell This Version
11271 Basil Poledouris The Basil Poledouris Collection - Vol. 1(2xCD, Comp, Ltd, RM) BSX Records 11271 US 2014 Sell This Version
011612 Various These Are The Breaks(CD, Comp) Ubiquity, Luv N' Haight 011612 US 2012 Sell This Version
11940 Ratones Paranoicos Ratones Paranoicos 09(LP, Album) Rainbo Records 11940 US 2015 Sell This Version
12350 Sailors With Wax Wings Sailors With Wax Wings(CD, Album) Angel Oven Records 12350 US 2010 Sell This Version
13001-2 Various Keke Loco Presents Affiliated(CD, Comp) Ain't Jokin Records 13001-2 US 1997 Sell This Version
13321-NW003-1 Letting Up Despite Great Faults Untogether(LP, TP) Rainbo Records 13321-NW003-1 2012 Sell This Version
13840 Sabled Sun Signals IV-V-VI(CD, Album + CD, Album + CD, Album + Comp) Cryo Chamber 13840 US 2015 Sell This Version
14604 Functional Idiots He's Dead Jim / Hurt The Bunny(7", Pur) Vital Music 14604 US 1991 Sell This Version
14779 Functional Idiots Toga Party(7") Mint Tone 14779 US 1992 Sell This Version
Ƨ-14982 Saint Vitus War Is Our Destiny(12", Promo) SST Records Ƨ-14982 US 1985 Sell This Version
17856 The Residents Hit The Road Jack (Special Almost Dance Mix)(12", Ltd, Cle) Ralph Records 17856 US 1987 Sell This Version
20052-1 Phonk Beta Phonkphenomenon(CD, Album) Siccmade Muzicc, Innovative Distribution Network 20052-1 US 2005 Sell This Version
20607 Skankin' Pickle Sing Along With Skankin’ Pickle(CD, Album, RE) Asian Man Records 20607 US 1999 Sell This Version
020707 Antiguo Autómata Mexicano Kraut Slut(CD, Album) Static Discos 020707 Mexico 2007 Sell This Version
21576 Descendents Milo Goes To College(LP, Album, RE, Bar) SST Records 21576 US 1990 Sell This Version
21576 RE1 Descendents Milo Goes To College(LP, Album, RE, RM, Bar) SST Records 21576 RE1 US Unknown Sell This Version
021605 Kobol Broken Ebony(CD, Album) Static Discos 021605 Mexico 2005 Sell This Version
021605 Fax Collaborations & Remixes(CD, Album) Static Discos, Static Discos 021605 Mexico 2005 Sell This Version
021903 Various Total Acid Jazz & Nu-Soul(CD, Comp) Moonshine Music 021903 US 2003 Sell This Version
25045 Bazan* And Deerhoof Bazan* And Deerhoof - Bazan And Deerhoof(7", Single, Ltd, Blu) Polyvinyl Record Company 25045 US 2012 Sell This Version
28413 Bad Religion Father Christmas(7", S/Sided, Etch) Epitaph 28413 US 2013 Sell This Version
31003-2 Adolescents Adolescents(CD, Album, RE) Frontier Records 31003-2 US Unknown Sell This Version
31007-2 Christian Death Only Theatre Of Pain(CD, Album, RE) Frontier Records 31007-2 US Unknown Sell This Version
31012-1 The Three O'Clock Sixteen Tambourines(LP, Album, RP) Frontier Records 31012-1 US 2010 Sell This Version
31075-2 The Weirdos We Got The Neutron Bomb - Weird World Volume Two 1977 - 1989(CD, Comp) Frontier Records 31075-2 US 2003 Sell This Version
31078-1 The Middle Class Out Of Vogue - The Early Material(LP, Comp, Red) Frontier Records 31078-1 US 2008 Sell This Version
031581 Caspian (3) Waking Season(2xLP, Album, Ltd) Triple Crown Records 031581 US 2012 Sell This Version
35134 Khayree It's Rainin Game(12", TP) Rainbo Records 35134 US 1997 Sell This Version
36777 Organized Konfusion Shugah, Shorty(12", TP) Priority Records 36777 US 1997 Sell This Version
38461 R.L. Burnside Come On In(LP, Album) Fat Possum Records, Epitaph 38461 US 1998 Sell This Version
041112 Farflung 25,000 Ft Per Second(CD, Ltd, RE, RM, Dig) Cobraside Distribution Inc. 041112 US 2012 Sell This Version

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murphywmm

murphywmm

November 14, 2015
Rainbo is another large US record pressing plant, but I find most of their pressings to be subpar. Much of their vinyl is warped to some degree, and often looks dirty and/or scuffed. I also find off-centre pressings and non-fill tend to be an issue here. They aren't as bad as United Record Pressing (the absolute worst IMO), but they aren't much better either. The most common trademark of a Rainbo pressing is a persistent crackle coming from the right channel, which is often heard (and very annoying) during quieter passages.
shaneofastrotek

shaneofastrotek

January 21, 2013
I have this Stinky Puffs record by Rainbo records. I just talked to Steve Sheldon at Rainbo and he said this record was made in 1990 and was probably about 4 test presses made but could be more if they ordered more, But he said 4 was the normal amount made. I keep trying to list it but it keeps getting taken down and so Im going to try now that I have more info.,
kuma.chan

kuma.chan

April 3, 2011
I don't believe Rainbo Records is a label as such but they produce test pressings for other labels