What Records?

What Records?

Profile:
US punk rock label from late 70's/early 80's founded by Chris Ashford.

Iloki Records was originally started as What Records in 1977. It was going to be the vehicle to put out The Germs' first single, "Forming," and it was. Shortly after, I was approached by The Dils' manager to put out a single for them. This was the birth of What 02, The Dils' "I Hate the Rich." I was frequenting The Masque in Hollywood, and from there I recorded The Controllers, The Skulls, and The Eyes. That was the beginning. For the next 10 years, I recorded many different projects, mostly staying away from the Punk rock that I started with. I got bored easily.
Starting around 1982, I was working alot with punky instro surf music. Then it happened. I was approached by Word Records to buy the name - "What." Why would a Christian label from Texas want "What"? At first, I declined, then I thought "What" had lost any kind of identity, so I said to myself, why not? Thus, was born the name Iloki, which had a Hawaiian sound to go with the surf music I was working on. --- Chris Ashford, 2004
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Label


Cat#  Artist Title (Format) Label Cat#  Country Year
ALIVE0036 Forming  album cover The Germs* Forming(7", Single, RE, Red) Alive Records ALIVE0036 US 1999 Sell This Version
BA1138 Product Of A Sick Mind...  album cover Kaos (14) Product Of A Sick Mind...(7", EP, RE) Bacchus Archives, Dionysus Records BA1138 US 2000 Sell This Version
E1047 When You Least Expect It...  album cover Agent Orange (7) When You Least Expect It... E1047 US 1983 Sell This Version
GIFT 007 I Hate The Rich  album cover Dils* I Hate The Rich (Single) GIFT 007 Germany 1990 Sell This Version
GIFT 008 Forming  album cover Germs Forming(7", Single, RE, Blu) Gift Of Life GIFT 008 Germany 1990 Sell This Version
LR001 Dils Dils Dils  album cover Dils* Dils Dils Dils(LP, Comp) Lost Records (6) LR001 US 1990 Sell This Version
R2 71176 DIY: We're Desperate - The L.A. Scene (1976-79)  album cover Various DIY: We're Desperate - The L.A. Scene (1976-79)(CD, Comp) Rhino Records (2) R2 71176 US 1993 Sell This Version
SV079 Forming  album cover The Germs* Forming(7", Single, Ltd, RE, Gre) Superior Viaduct SV079 US 2015 Sell This Version
SV080 I Hate The Rich  album cover The Dils I Hate The Rich(7", Single, Ltd, RE, Blu) Superior Viaduct SV080 US 2015 Sell This Version
W12-601 Stoked On Surf  album cover Davie Allan And The Arrows* Stoked On Surf(12") What Records? W12-601 US 1982 Sell This Version
W7-1216 Product Of A Sick Mind ...  album cover Kaos (14) Product Of A Sick Mind ...(7", EP, Promo) What Records? W7-1216 US 1980 Sell This Version
W12-1216 Product Of A Sick Mind...  album cover Kaos (14) Product Of A Sick Mind... W12-1216 US 1980 Sell This Version
W12-1217 Buried Treasure  album cover Gabriele Morgan Buried Treasure(LP, Album) What Records? W12-1217 US 1981 Sell This Version
W12-1218 Bob Beland  album cover Bob Beland Bob Beland(12", MiniAlbum) What Records? W12-1218 US 1982 Sell This Version
W12-2401 The Interview  album cover Marc Bolan The Interview(LP) What Records? W12-2401 US 1982 Sell This Version
W12-2403 What Is It.  album cover Various What Is It.(LP, Comp) What Records? W12-2403 US 1982 Sell This Version
W12-2404 Penetration  album cover The Pyramids Penetration(LP, Album, RE) What Records? W12-2404 US 1982 Sell This Version
W12-2406 What Surf  album cover Various What Surf (Comp) W12-2406 US 1983 Sell This Version
W12-2407 Halibut Beach  album cover The Halibuts Halibut Beach(LP, Album) What Records? W12-2407 US 1984 Sell This Version
W12-2409 What Surf II  album cover Various What Surf II(LP, Comp) What Records? W12-2409 US 1985 Sell This Version
WHAT 01 Forming  album cover The Germs* Forming (Single) WHAT 01 US 1977 Sell This Version
WHAT 02 I Hate The Rich  album cover The Dils I Hate The Rich (Single) WHAT 02 US 1977 Sell This Version
WHAT 03 Don't Talk To Me / (The Original) Neutron Bomb / Victims  album cover The Eyes* / The Controllers* / The Skulls (3) The Eyes* / The Controllers* / The Skulls (3) - Don't Talk To Me / (The Original) Neutron Bomb / Victims(7", EP) What Records? WHAT 03 US 1978 Sell This Version
WHAT 04 Neutron Bomb  album cover Controllers Neutron Bomb(7", Single, Styrene) What Records? WHAT 04 US 1978 Sell This Version
What 05 Fun, Fun, Fun / Sunrise  album cover The Tidal Waves (4) Fun, Fun, Fun / Sunrise(7") What Records? What 05 US 1979 Sell This Version
What 06 Pig Pen Victim / Social Sacrifice  album cover The Martyrs Pig Pen Victim / Social Sacrifice(7") What Records? What 06 US 1979 Sell This Version
WHAT 101 The Sell  album cover Hilary Laddin The Sell (Single) WHAT 101 US 1980 Sell This Version
WHAT EP 03 Don't Talk To Me / (The Original) Neutron Bomb / Victims  album cover The Eyes* / The Controllers* / The Skulls (3) The Eyes* / The Controllers* / The Skulls (3) - Don't Talk To Me / (The Original) Neutron Bomb / Victims(7", EP, RE) What Records?, Bacchus Archives WHAT EP 03 US 2003 Sell This Version