Ork Records

Ork Records

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Seminal punk D.I.Y. label Ork Records was co-founded by Terry Ork (manager of Television) and Charles Ball. Ork Records released Television’s debut single “Little Johnny Jewel” followed by records from Richard Hell, The Marbles, Alex Chilton and Mick Farren, among others.
An Ork release was always a thrilling event. You never knew what direction the label would move and that was part of what made it such an exciting and ultimately ground-breaking enterprise. With Terry seeking out new bands and Charles keeping the machinery of the business running, Ork Records was a ticket to New York’s underground musical amusement park.

Charles Ball latter founded the No Wave label Lust/Unlust Music.
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Cat#  Artist Title (Format) Label Cat#  Country Year
81975 Television Little Johnny Jewel(7", Single, Mono) Ork Records 81975 US 1975 Sell This Version
81976 Richard Hell Another World (EP) 81976 US 1976 Sell This Version
81977 Marbles (5) Red Lights(7", Single) Ork Records 81977 US 1976 Sell This Version
81978 Alex Chilton Singer Not The Song (EP) 81978 US 1977 Sell This Version
81979 Prix Girl / Everytime I Close My Eyes / Zero(7") Ork Records 81979 US 1977 Sell This Version
81980 Mick Farren Play With Fire(7") ORK Records 81980 US 1977 Sell This Version
81982 Chris Stamey The Summer Sun (Single) 81982 US 1977 Sell This Version
NYC 1(T) Television Little Johnny Jewel Parts 1 and 2(12") Ork Records NYC 1(T) UK 1979 Sell This Version
NYC 2 The Idols You(7", Single) Ork Records NYC 2 UK 1979 Sell This Version
NYC 3 The Revelons* The Way (You Touch My Hand)(7", Single) Ork Records, Ork Records NYC 3 UK 1979 Sell This Version
NYC5 Student Teachers Channel 13 / Christmas Weather(7") Ork Records NYC5 US 1979 Sell This Version
NYC5 Cheetah Chrome Still Wanna Die(7", Single) Ork Records NYC5 US 1979 Sell This Version
ORK 81981 Link Cromwell Crazy Like A Fox / Shock Me(7", RE) Ork Records ORK 81981 US 1977 Sell This Version
PL1001 The Misfits* Bullet(7", EP) Plan 9 PL1001 US 1978 Sell This Version
POW-2803 Alex Chilton One Day In New York(CD, Album, RE) Art Union Records POW-2803 Japan 1991 Sell This Version

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bdelarco

bdelarco

June 28, 2015
Ork Records was founded by Terry Ork as an avenue to release Television's first single Little Johnny Jewel and Richard Hell's Blank Generation. Charles Ball joined Ork shortly there after and was an integral part of the label until he left to form Lust-Unlust records.
It is widely reported that he co-founded Ork but that is a misconception.
bdelarco

bdelarco

June 27, 2015
edited about 1 year ago
Terry was the visionary to start the first DIY "punk label" and recorded some of the most iconic artists to come out of the NY scene!