-ismist Recordings

-ismist Recordings

Profile:
-ismist Recordings started in August of 1992 (under the name -ism Recordings") when founder Dan Schlissel expanded his interest from booking bands at the University of Nebraska to releasing records for those bands. The first address of the label was Schlissel's dorm room at the University of Nebraska - Lincoln. The name came from a conversation between Mercy Rule drummer Ron Albertson and Schlissel. The name was to be "In Spite of Myself," but Albertson suggested calling it -ism, which would stand for all the different forms of art and thought. The name was immediately adopted.
The label released a number of recordings by local punk artists. In August of 1996, -ism had to change it's name to -ismist Recordings, which stands for, "In Spite of Myself, In Spite of Them" because someone had already trademarked "-ism".
In later years distribution problems caused the -ismist's most promising act, Slipknot, to drop the label, which made Schlissel rethink the direction of the label. After moving to Minneapolis, Schlissel began to focus on comedy recordings, eventually spinning the comedy label Stand Up Records off of -ismist's fledgling comedy branch.
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Label


Cat#  Artist Title (Format) Label Cat#  Country Year
ism CD 0007 Various Linoma: A Nebraska Compilation(CD, Comp) Fire Records (3), -ismist Recordings ism CD 0007 US 1994 Sell This Version
ismCD0009 Young Executives Cottonwood(CD) -ismist Recordings ismCD0009 US 1994 Sell This Version
-ism CD 0024 Sawdust Devil Affirmative(CD, Album) -ismist Recordings -ism CD 0024 US 1996 Sell This Version
-ismCD0025 The Return Greatest Demos Vol 1(CD) -ismist Recordings -ismCD0025 US Unknown Sell This Version
-ism CD 0028 Floating Opera (2) Everybody's Somebody's Monster(CD, Album) -ismist Recordings -ism CD 0028 US 1996 Sell This Version
-ism CD 0066 Doug Stanhope Something To Take The Edge Off(CD, Album) -ismist Recordings -ism CD 0066 US 2000 Sell This Version
-ism CD 0078 Various We Will Bury You: A Tribute To Killdozer(2xCD, Comp) -ismist Recordings, Crustacean Records -ism CD 0078 US 2006 Sell This Version
ism CS 0004 Water S/T(Cass, Album) -ismist Recordings ism CS 0004 USA & Canada 1993 Sell This Version
-ism LP 0018 Frontier Trust Speed Nebraska(LP) -ismist Recordings -ism LP 0018 US 1995 Sell This Version
ism LP 0048 House Of Large Sizes Glass Cockpit(LP, Cle) -ismist Recordings ism LP 0048 US 1998 Sell This Version
ism SI 0015 Pop Sickle 1977 Owner's Manual(7", Blu) -ismist Recordings ism SI 0015 US 1995 Sell This Version
-ism SI 0027 Killdozer Sonnet '96 (Single) -ism SI 0027 US 1996 Sell This Version
-ism SI 0045 Season To Risk / Molly McGuire (2) Season To Risk / Molly McGuire (2) - Season To Risk / Molly McGuire(7") -ismist Recordings -ism SI 0045 US 1998 Sell This Version
-ism SI 0052 Graig Markel July / Sugar In Bloom(Vinyl, EP, Tra) -ismist Recordings -ism SI 0052 US 1999 Sell This Version
-ism SI 0065 Fifty Tons Of Black Terror* Hungry Hollow(7", Single) -ismist Recordings -ism SI 0065 UK 2000 Sell This Version
LP 0064 Lewis Black The White Album (LP) -ismist Recordings LP 0064 US 2001 Sell This Version