Rainbo Records

Rainbo Records

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

In April 2002, Rainbo Record Manufacturing Corporation purchased DOCdata California, Inc., the Canoga Park, CA manufacturing plant formerly run by DOCdata.

Vinyl Format Releases:
Typical prefix, found on vinyl runout data, as follows:
• S-12345, S being for LP, 12", and 10" (note: the "S" can resemble a "5").
• L-12345, L being for LP, 12", and 10" (note: Greg Lee Processing also used a 'L' prefix in its number scheme, however, this is not mutually exclusive as it often processed releases later pressed at Rainbo).
• R-12345, R being for 7". (note: other pressings plants, e.g., Allied Record Company also use this same R-12345 type etching on 7" records).

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. Because each side of a record will often be assigned a unique identifier, e.g., S-12345, S-12346, each sequence should be added into a separate dedicated field.

*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.

CD Format Releases:
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: 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.

Mould SID: IFPI A6**

Current employees:
• Steve Sheldon (President)
Known former employees:
• Jack Brown (b 1914 - †2004) (Founder, President from 1939)
• 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 (3) (Plant Engineer, circa 1977)
Contact Info:
Rainbo Records
8960 Eton Ave.
Canoga Park, CA 91304
USA
Phone: (818) 280-1100
Fax: (818) 280-1101

Address ca. 1977:
1738 Berkeley St.
Santa Monica, CA 90404
USA
(213) 829 3476
(Contact info now obsolete)

Address ca. 1972-3:
Rainbo Recs. Mfg. Corp.
1041 N. Palmas
Hollywood, CA 90038
USA
(213) 466-7516
(Contact info now obsolete)
Sites:
[l100643]

Label


Cat#  Artist Title (Format) Label Cat#  Country Year
01 True Blue  album cover N.O.T.S. True Blue(CD, Album) Ain't Jokin Records 01 US 1992 Sell This Version
1-1 Hard Row To Hoe / They Say I'm A Fool  album cover Otis Lee Hard Row To Hoe / They Say I'm A Fool(7", Single) Quaint Record Co. 1-1 US 1969 Sell This Version
002 Magic Circle  album cover Magic Circle Magic Circle(CD, Album) Armageddon Shop 002 US 2013 Sell This Version
02 Untitled  album cover Coinmonster Untitled(7", TP) Tee Pee Records 02 US 1995 Sell This Version
002-2 Punk Statik Paranoia  album cover Orgy Punk Statik Paranoia(CD, Album) D1 Music, Majael 002-2 US 2004 Sell This Version
2-2 Baby I Love You  album cover Otis Lee Baby I Love You(7", Single) Quaint Record Co. 2-2 US 1968 Sell This Version
003 Soft Sounds For Gentle People 3  album cover Various Soft Sounds For Gentle People 3(CD, Comp, Unofficial) Pet Records (3) 003 US 2004 Sell This Version
003-2 Punk Statik Paranoia  album cover Orgy Punk Statik Paranoia(CD, Album, Cle) D1 Music, Majael 003-2 US 2004 Sell This Version
3-SMC-D-0011-2 If These Walls Could Talk  album cover Sicx If These Walls Could Talk(CD, Album) Siccmade Muzicc 3-SMC-D-0011-2 US 1999 Sell This Version
3-SMC-D-0664 If These Walls Could Talk  album cover Sicx If These Walls Could Talk(CD, Album, RE) Siccmade Muzicc, Manson Mind Music 3-SMC-D-0664 US Unknown Sell This Version
4AD0020CDT Sleep Well Beast  album cover The National Sleep Well Beast(CD, Album, Tar) 4AD 4AD0020CDT US 2017 Sell This Version
4P 1009-1 Tenth Chapter Prologue(12", TP) 4 Play Records Inc. 4P 1009-1 US 1997 Sell This Version
11 And 16 Poi Dog Pondering  album cover Poi Dog Pondering Poi Dog Pondering(CD, Album, RE, Rai) Texas Hotel 11 And 16 US Unknown Sell This Version
12VOLT01 What Doesn't Make Us Stronger Only Kills Us  album cover Hardesty What Doesn't Make Us Stronger Only Kills Us(CD, Album) 12 Volt Records 12VOLT01 US 2002 Sell This Version
26 Worms For The Garden  album cover Bucketheadland* Worms For The Garden(CD, Album) Not On Label (Buckethead Self-released) 26 US 2013 Sell This Version
31 Pearson's Square  album cover Bucketheadland* Pearson's Square(CD, Album) Not On Label (Buckethead Self-released) 31 US 2013 Sell This Version
31G43 Here Lies The Body Of Jaks  album cover Jaks Here Lies The Body Of Jaks(CD, Comp) Three One G (31G), Three One G (31G) 31G43 US 2005 Sell This Version
33RD ST 3315 Not 4 Sale  album cover Sammy Hagar And The Waboritas Not 4 Sale(CD, Album) 33rd Street Records 33RD ST 3315 US 2002 Sell This Version
0038 You'll Never Understand This Band The Way I Do  album cover The Shys You'll Never Understand This Band The Way I Do(CD, Album) Aeronaut Records 0038 US 2008 Sell This Version
51F-1 51f  album cover Camp Radio 51f(7", Num, W/Lbl, Whi) Not On Label (Camp Radio Self-released) 51F-1 Canada 2011 Sell This Version
057 Angelyne  album cover Angelyne Angelyne(LP, Album, Pic) Erika Records 057 US 1982 Sell This Version
0069 Keep It Real  album cover T-Lowe Keep It Real(CD, Album, RE) Black Power Productions 0069 US 2002 Sell This Version
78 So Much More  album cover OHalloran* So Much More(CD, Album) Boy Genius Records 78 US 2003 Sell This Version
#153 Skulldozer  album cover Bastard Noise Skulldozer(CD, Album) Deep Six Records #153 US 2011 Sell This Version
0158-2 Gets Loaded  album cover Hollis Brown (2) Gets Loaded(CD, Album) Alive Records, Alive Records 0158-2 US 2014 Sell This Version
#162 Brutal Truth / Rupture  album cover Brutal Truth / Rupture Brutal Truth / Rupture - Brutal Truth / Rupture(7", RE, TP) Deep Six Records #162 US 2013 Sell This Version
0188-1 Let It Slide  album cover Mark Porkchop Holder Let It Slide(LP, Album, Ltd, Sta) Alive Records 0188-1 US 2017 Sell This Version
0191 Demonz-N-My Sleep  album cover Woodie (2) Demonz-N-My Sleep(CD, Album, RE, RM) East Co. Co. Records 0191 US 2004 Sell This Version
# 205 Hall Raker  album cover Descendents Hall Raker(LP, Album, TP) SST Records, Rainbo Records # 205 US 1988 Sell This Version
0260-2 True That / Reach Out (Touch Somebody) (Remix)  album cover 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
313-7 Live In Detroit  album cover DeepChord Presents Echospace DeepChord Presents Echospace - Live In Detroit (Album) 313-7 US 2017 Sell This Version
336 The New Occupants EP  album cover The New Occupants The New Occupants EP(12", TP) Danger Records (2) 336 US 1982 Sell This Version
459 CD Phenomena 256  album cover Experimental Audio Research Phenomena 256(CD, Album, RE) Sympathy For The Record Industry 459 CD US 1996 Sell This Version
555CD72 A Punch Up The Bracket  album cover Boyracer A Punch Up The Bracket(CD, Album) 555 Recordings 555CD72 US 2006 Sell This Version
675 Fiends Of Dope Island  album cover The Cramps Fiends Of Dope Island(CD, Album) Vengeance Records, Vengeance Records 675 USA, Canada & UK 2003 Sell This Version
677 How To Make A Monster  album cover The Cramps How To Make A Monster (Album) 677 US 2004 Sell This Version
862 Come See Me And Come Lonely  album cover Lorrie Morgan & Pam Tillis Lorrie Morgan & Pam Tillis - Come See Me And Come Lonely(CD, Album) Goldenlane Records 862 US 2017 Sell This Version
1000-1 Ammo Dump  album cover Aladdin* Ammo Dump(Cass, EP) Players Convention Records 1000-1 US 1993 Sell This Version
1002 Phukk Watcha Goin Thru  album cover Candyman Phukk Watcha Goin Thru(CD, Album) Ruckus Records (4) 1002 US 1995 Sell This Version
1016-2 Pager Checkin'  album cover Partners In Rhyme (2) Pager Checkin'(CD, Album) Northland Records 1016-2 US 1998 Sell This Version
1020 Polaris Cover Sessions No. 1  album cover Whitehorse (3) / Sarah Harmer / Great Lake Swimmers Whitehorse (3) / Sarah Harmer / Great Lake Swimmers - Polaris Cover Sessions No. 1(10", Ora) Polaris Music Prize 1020 Canada 2015 Sell This Version
1082-NEVER Never  album cover Scarface (3) Never(CD, Single, Promo) Rap-A-Lot 4 Life 1082-NEVER US 2007 Sell This Version
1125 21  album cover Tutti Troppo 21(7") T.O.N. Records 1125 US 1994 Sell This Version
1228-2 A Punk Tribute To Weezer  album cover Various A Punk Tribute To Weezer(CD, Comp) Cleopatra, Cleopatra 1228-2 US 2002 Sell This Version
1234 Come And Get Me  album cover Smoke (7) Come And Get Me(CD, MiniAlbum) II FA 30 Records 1234 US 1994 Sell This Version
1257 Feel This  album cover Perfect Tommy Feel This(CD, Album) PT 109 Records 1257 US Unknown Sell This Version
1434-2 The Mix Tape Before 9/11  album cover 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 A Choir Of Empty Beds  album cover B. Fleischmann A Choir Of Empty Beds(CD, Album) Fuzzy Box 1621 US 2000 Sell This Version
2002-2 Rainfall  album cover A Flock Of Seagulls Rainfall(CD, Single) Savant Records 2002-2 US 1996 Sell This Version
2011 Hurricane  album cover Screamin Eagle Hurricane(LP, Album) Screamin Eagle 2011 US 2011 Sell This Version
2090-2 Dead Yuppies  album cover Agnostic Front Dead Yuppies(CD, Album) Epitaph 2090-2 Brazil 2001 Sell This Version
2182 Carnival Of Sounds  album cover Various Carnival Of Sounds(CD, Promo, Smplr) Century Media 2182 Germany 2009 Sell This Version
2251 Go 'Way Hound Dog  album cover Nick Lowe & His Band Go 'Way Hound Dog(7", TP) Yep Roc Records 2251 US 2011 Sell This Version
2627 What One Man Won't Do Another Man Will   album cover Jean Knight What One Man Won't Do Another Man Will (7") Open Records (9) 2627 US 1976 Sell This Version
3010 Outlaw 4 Life: 2005 A.P.  album cover Outlawz* Outlaw 4 Life: 2005 A.P.(CD, Album) One Nation Entertainment, 33rd Street Records 3010 US 2005 Sell This Version
3010 Outlaw 4 Life: 2005 A.P.  album cover Outlawz* Outlaw 4 Life: 2005 A.P.(12", EP, Smplr) One Nation Entertainment, 33rd Street Records 3010 US 2005 Sell This Version
3012 Outlaw 4 Life: 2005 A.P.  album cover Outlawz* Outlaw 4 Life: 2005 A.P.(CD, Album, Cle) One Nation Entertainment 3012 US 2005 Sell This Version
3018-2 Feels Good  album cover Take 6 Feels Good(CD, Album) Take 6 Records 3018-2 US 2006 Sell This Version
3317 Now And Then  album cover Alex de Grassi* Now And Then(CD, Album) 33rd Street Records, Tropo Records (2) 3317 US 2003 Sell This Version
3326 Soul Flower  album cover En Vogue Soul Flower(CD, Album) 33rd Street Records, Funkigirl Records, Beat Exchange 3326 US 2004 Sell This Version
3328-2 All Or Nothin  album cover 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 The Konnectid Project Vol. 1  album cover 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 Left  album cover End.user* Left(CD, Album) Ohm Resistance 3804 US 2008 Sell This Version
3992 Never Back Down  album cover Lack Of Interest Never Back Down(CD, Album) Deep Six Records 3992 US 2005 Sell This Version
4001-2 What Cha Missin'  album cover III Frum Tha Soul What Cha Missin'(CD, Single) Brown Street Records 4001-2 US 1993 Sell This Version
4224 The Mouse And The Mask  album cover Danger Doom The Mouse And The Mask(CD, Album, Dlx, RE, RM, Tri) Metal Face Records 4224 US 2017 Sell This Version
4321-2 The Dominion  album cover The Delinquents (3) The Dominion(CD, Album) Real To ReeL Entertainment, Real To ReeL Entertainment 4321-2 US 2001 Sell This Version
4777 Helpless / Cold, Cold Shot  album cover Rusty And The Driftwoods Helpless / Cold, Cold Shot(7", Single) Rainbo Records 4777 US Unknown Sell This Version
4918 Chapel Of The Chimes  album cover Xiu Xiu Chapel Of The Chimes(CD, EP) Absolutely Kosher Records 4918 US 2002 Sell This Version
4918 - AK034 Bagged And Boarded  album cover Goblin Cock Bagged And Boarded (Album) 4918 - AK034 US 2005 Sell This Version
5000-2 Any Ole Sunday  album cover Mr. X (2) Any Ole Sunday(CD, Single) Jungle Records (3) 5000-2 US 1995 Sell This Version
5001-2 Streetz Got Me Gone  album cover New Breed Of Hustlas Streetz Got Me Gone(CD, Album) Mobstyle Records 5001-2 US 1995 Sell This Version
5002-A Flossin  album cover Mr. X (2) Flossin(CD, Single) Jungle Records (3) 5002-A US 1996 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 Dead Scream Symphony  album cover Debauchery (2) Dead Scream Symphony(CD, Album) Blood Fire Death 5293 US 2003 Sell This Version
5435 Lullaby Lane (The Perfect Tool To Fix A Crying Baby!)  album cover Jim Martinez (3) Lullaby Lane (The Perfect Tool To Fix A Crying Baby!)(CD, Album) Daddy's Tool Bag 5435 US 2004 Sell This Version
5524 Hey Country  album cover Victor Sanz Hey Country(CD, Album) WCI Records 5524 US 2004 Sell This Version
6001 Someday You'll Have These Blues  album cover Phillip Walker Someday You'll Have These Blues(LP, Album) Joliet Records 6001 US 1977 Sell This Version
6038 Doing It For The Kids  album cover Whore (3) Doing It For The Kids(CD, Album) Moribund Records 6038 US 2005 Sell This Version
6038 Tyranny Returns  album cover Sargeist Tyranny Returns(CD, Album) Moribund Records 6038 US 2004 Sell This Version
6246-1 We're On A Mission  album cover D.J. Buddy & The Kat* D.J. Buddy & The Kat* - We're On A Mission(LP) Picture Perfect Productions 6246-1 US 1994 Sell This Version
6622 Tomorrow Night  album cover Shoes Tomorrow Night (Single) 6622 US 1978 Sell This Version
Ƨ-6859 Secret Omen  album cover Cameo Secret Omen(LP, Album, Rai) Chocolate City Ƨ-6859 US 1979 Sell This Version
6902 Tootsee Roll  album cover 69 Boyz Featuring 95 South 69 Boyz Featuring 95 South - Tootsee Roll(CD, Single) Down Low Records (6), Rip-It Records 6902 US 1994 Sell This Version
6902-2 Tootsee Roll  album cover 69 Boyz Featuring 95 South 69 Boyz Featuring 95 South - Tootsee Roll(CD, Single) Down Low Records (6), Rip-It Records 6902-2 US 1994 Sell This Version
7000-2 Ugly Mus-Tard  album cover Ugly Mus-Tard Ugly Mus-Tard(CD, Album) Real Records (3) 7000-2 US 1995 Sell This Version
7-111 Straight Up  album cover Paula Abdul Straight Up(7", Promo) Virgin 7-111 US 1988 Sell This Version
7261-WARP01-7 Honey Bunny  album cover Vincent Gallo Honey Bunny(7", Mono, Promo) Warp Records 7261-WARP01-7 UK 2001 Sell This Version
7675-2 True Blue II: You Only Live Once  album cover N.O.T.S. True Blue II: You Only Live Once(CD, Album) Ain't Jokin Records 7675-2 US 1994 Sell This Version
7700-2 Direct From The Backstreet  album cover Totally Insane Direct From The Backstreet(CD, Album) In-A-Minute Records 7700-2 US 1992 Sell This Version
7729 All  album cover ALL (2) All(CD, Comp) Owned & Operated Recordings 7729 US 1999 Sell This Version
8000-2 A Lesson To Be Learned  album cover R.B.L. Posse* A Lesson To Be Learned(CD, Album, RE) In-A-Minute Records 8000-2 US Unknown Sell This Version
8001-2 What Cha Missin'  album cover III Frum Tha Soul What Cha Missin'(CD, Album) Brown Street Records 8001-2 US 1993 Sell This Version
8048 Endless Skies  album cover Ashbury Endless Skies(CD, Album, RE, RM, RP) Vintage (5) 8048 US Unknown Sell This Version
8100-2 The New Jim Jones  album cover Dre Dog The New Jim Jones(CD, Album) In-A-Minute Records 8100-2 US Unknown Sell This Version
8258 Sleep Well Beast  album cover The National Sleep Well Beast(CD, Album) 4AD 8258 US 2017 Sell This Version
8258 λόγος  album cover Antediluvian λόγος(CD, Album) Nuclear War Now! Productions 8258 US 2013 Sell This Version
8399-2 Can't Miss  album cover Infa Red (5) Can't Miss(CD, Album) Roulette Records (4) 8399-2 US 2003 Sell This Version
8800-2 I Hate You With A Passion  album cover Dre Dog I Hate You With A Passion(CD, Album) In-A-Minute Records 8800-2 US 1995 Sell This Version
8812-2 $port Ya Vest In Tha West  album cover 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

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five5tone

five5tone

December 18, 2018
As many have spoken, you give United a run for its money in terms of SHITTY PRESSING QUALITY.
BochumerUrtyp

BochumerUrtyp

November 20, 2018
edited about 1 month ago
Ordered already three records of Bob Marley & the wailers „Soul rebels dub“ at Amazon.
Every of them was warped. What an awful pressing plant!
movceo

movceo

October 5, 2018
edited 3 months ago
I think we all need to start a campaign against Rainbo. I have been burned so many times by their shitty pressings. My suggestion is to make a master list of all labels that use Rainbo and every release we are interested in, we will email the label and let them know we’re not purchasing it because they used Rainbo to press it. Each email will represent a lost sale for them. Maybe then they will change. Rainbo needs to be stopped.
kyle15

kyle15

September 30, 2018
Buying a record pressed here is like gambling a fart.
MrWordsWorth

MrWordsWorth

September 21, 2018
Pretty much everything Rainbo does is flawed junk - off-center pressings seem to be their specialty and there are too many of them to even list here. Suffice to say, much like United, they do not remotely care about quality control. They just pump out product to make money.
patientot

patientot

February 3, 2018
Probably the second worst plant in the U.S. Like United, off-center LPs are a very common problem, as is non-fill. Flip a coin because if you get a badly pressed record from Rainbo it will probably have one of those two flaws. I don't avoid LPs pressed here the same way I do with United, but I tend to wait for reviews before buying a new release or reissue that was done here. If there are too many complaints I simply opt for the CD or lossless digital version rather than deal with a badly pressed LP.
mr.dna

mr.dna

September 1, 2017
I bought my copy of Electrify Me in 1980 and returned it because of warpage then returned its replacement because "A Gain A Loss" had a scratch across the first 5 or 6 revolutions. Thankfully the third was playable. Ink is one of the noisiest records I own for no apparent reason. The crackling is almost unbearable. I guess Rainbo had some lapses in quality control over the years.
mtngchi

mtngchi

June 14, 2017
edited about 1 year ago
Whenever I buy a new record and I find out it was pressed by Rainbo before spinning it, I get nervous wondering if it's a crappy pressing. Off-centered pressing is one of the most common issues I have with them.
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