Fartblossom Enterprizes

Fartblossom Enterprizes

American independent label founded by Bob Durkee in the early 1980s, based in Pomona, California.

Durkee started recording shows in Southern California—ranging from early punk and hardcore bands like Black Flag, Bad Brains, Minor Threat and the Necros to locals like Dream Syndicate and major label acts such as the Talking Heads and King Crimson. In 1982 he began putting them on cassette under the name Fartblossom Enterprises, assigning them FBE catalog numbers based on the order they were recorded. Only a few of the more than 30 recordings were ever sold commercially, through Poo-Bah Record Shop in Pasadena and Toxic Shock in Pomona. The "live bootleg" era of Fartblossom ended in 1984 and Durkee started operating the label as an official Enterprize, resetting the catalog numbers back to FBE-001 for the Empty Skulls compilation.

Fartblossom would go on to release almost two dozen tapes and records over the course of the next decade.

The label is being restarted in 2013 with new releases coming in the fall. The address listed below is current and Bob may be contacted through this address.
Contact Info:
Fartblossom Enterprizes
P.O. Box 412
Pasadena, Ca 91102



Cat#  Artist Title (Format) Label Cat#  Country Year
013 Pillsbury Hardcore Baker's Dozen + Bonus Batter(Cass, Album) Fartblossom Enterprizes 013 US 1986 Sell This Version
FBE-001 Various Empty Skulls(Cass, Comp) Fartblossom Enterprizes FBE-001 US 1984 Sell This Version
FBE-002 Pillsbury Hardcore Poppin' Fresh(Cass, S/Sided, Num, C60) Fartblossom Enterprizes FBE-002 US 1985 Sell This Version
FBE-003 Various I ♡ Pomona(Cass, Comp, C60) Fartblossom Enterprizes FBE-003 US 1985 Sell This Version
FBE-004 Justice League (2) Think Or Sink (EP) FBE-004 US 1985 Sell This Version
FBE-005 Pillsbury Hardcore In A Straight Edge Limbo E.P. (EP) FBE-005 US 1985 Sell This Version
FBE-006 Subculture (9) I Heard A Scream (Album) FBE-006 US 1985 Sell This Version
FBE-007 A Number Of Things Toasterhead(LP) Fartblossom Enterprizes FBE-007 US 1985 Sell This Version
FBE-008 Various Empty Skulls Vol.#2 - The Wound Deepens(LP, Comp) Fartblossom Enterprizes FBE-008 US 1986 Sell This Version
FBE-009 Pillsbury Hardcore Live 85(Cass, Num) Fartblossom Enterprizes FBE-009 US 1986 Sell This Version
FBE-010 Justice League (2) Shattered Dreams(LP, Album) Fartblossom Enterprizes FBE-010 US 1986 Sell This Version
FBE012 Foundation (16) Voyage(LP) Fartblossom Enterprizes FBE012 US 1986 Sell This Version
FBE-014 Dain Bramage I Scream Not Coming Down (Album) FBE-014 US 1986 Sell This Version
FBE-014 Black Flag Live (Olympic Auditorium L.A. 7-17-82)(Cass, Unofficial) Fartblossom Enterprizes FBE-014 US 1982 Sell This Version
FBE-015 Brave New World (6) Brave New World (EP) FBE-015 US 1986 Sell This Version
FBE-016 Brave New World (6) Noise From The Heart!(LP, Album) Fartblossom Enterprizes FBE-016 US 1987 Sell This Version
FBE-017 Three Day Stubble Monster(LP) Fartblossom Enterprizes FBE-017 US 1986 Sell This Version
FBE-018 Shoeface Waiting(7") Fartblossom Enterprizes FBE-018 US 1991 Sell This Version
FBE-020JUNE'92 Shoeface Look In My Eyes(7") Fartblossom Enterprizes FBE-020JUNE'92 US 1992 Sell This Version
fbe 022 Shoeface Long Time For You(7") Road Cone, Fartblossom Enterprizes fbe 022 US 1992 Sell This Version
fbe-023 Shoeface Lift(CD) Fartblossom Enterprizes fbe-023 US 1996 Sell This Version
fBe-024 Shoeface The Anxiety Closet(Cass) Fartblossom Enterprizes fBe-024 Unknown Sell This Version
FBE-034 Crucifix (2) The Barn, Torrance(Cass, Album, Unofficial) Fartblossom Enterprizes FBE-034 US Unknown Sell This Version
FBE-1242 Public Humiliation Goony Tunes(7") Fartblossom Enterprizes, Goon Records FBE-1242 US 1986 Sell This Version
FLIP 069 Various RAFR(CD, Comp) Flipside Records FLIP 069 US 1995 Sell This Version
GOO-004 Fred Gumby's Public Humiliation* Dead At Budokan(7", Gol) Fartblossom Enterprizes GOO-004 US 1986 Sell This Version
none Circle Jerks Live (3-27-82 Cal. State Northridge)(Cass, Unofficial) Fartblossom Enterprizes none US 1982 Sell This Version