SST Records

SST Records

Profile:
SST Records is a record label formed in 1978 in Long Beach, California by Greg Ginn. It was originally an electronics company called SST (Solid State Tuners) Electronics (one of the employees was Black Flag's bassist Chuck Dukowski); Ginn converted it to a record label so he could release Black Flag's Nervous Breakdown EP. The label was a prominent figure in the L.A. punk scene around 1980 and 1981, releasing more albums by Black Flag as well as Minutemen, Descendents, and Stains (3), and has since remained a major symbol of the city's underground culture. SST quickly branched out in its early years to release albums by bands outside of the southern California area, notably Soundgarden, Meat Puppets, Hüsker Dü, Bad Brains, and others.

December 1992 saw the opening of the SST Superstore situated on the corner of Sunset And Larrabee in West Hollywood.

In March 1996, the label moved its operations from the Sunset Strip to Long Beach.

In 2007, the label relocated to Taylor, Texas.
Label Code: LC 46616
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Contact Info:
2008 - Present:
SST Records
406 Talbot St.
Taylor, TX 76574
USA

1996 - 2007:
SST Records
441 E 4th St
Long Beach, CA 90802
USA

1993 - 1996:
SST Records
10500 Humbolt St
Los Alamitos, CA 90720
USA

December 1992 - 1994:
SST Superstore
8847 Sunset Blv
West Hollywood, CA 90069
USA

1987 - 1992:
SST Records
21176 Alameda St
Carson, CA 90810
USA

1985 - 1986:
SST Records
13209 S Inglewood Ave
Hawthorne, CA 90250
USA

1984:
SST Records
14147 Hawthorne Blvd
Hawthorne, CA 90250
USA

1984:
SST Records
2414 Ralston Ln
Redondo Beach, CA 90278
USA

March 1982 - 1984:
SST Records
1900 Phelan Ln
Redondo Beach, CA 90278
USA

1980 - 1981:
SST Records
1409 Sartori Ave
Torrance, CA 90501
USA

1978 - 1979:
SST Records (Creative Craft Center, aka The Church)
1215 Manhattan Ave
Hermosa Beach, CA 90254
USA
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Label

Releases

Status Catalog Number  Image Artist Title ( Format) Label Catalog Number  Country Year Actions
#2 Various - SST Records Video Clip Compilation #2 Various SST Records Video Clip Compilation #2(VHS, Comp) SST Records #2 US 1986 Sell This Version
26 Various - Expand-O CD Tune Up 26 Various Expand-O CD Tune Up 26(CD, Comp, Promo) The Album Network 26 US 1992 Sell This Version
35 Various Expand-o CD Tuneup 35(CD, Promo, Smplr) The Album Network 35 US 1993 Sell This Version
0-3296 Overkill (2) - Triumph Of The Will Overkill (2) Triumph Of The Will(Cass, Album) Noise International 0-3296 Germany 1985 Sell This Version
9502 Black Flag - Damaged Black Flag Damaged (Album) 9502 US 1981 Sell This Version
43 294 L Opal (2) - Happy Nightmare Baby Opal (2) Happy Nightmare Baby(LP, Album) Rough Trade 43 294 L Spain 1987 Sell This Version
70533 The Sonic-Youth* - Sister The Sonic-Youth* Sister(LP, Album, Promo, TP) Virgin 70533 France 1987 Sell This Version
95006 Black Flag - TV Party Black Flag TV Party(7", Single) Unicorn Records, SST Records 95006 US 1982 Sell This Version
109262-1 The Flesh Eaters - Woman Hell (女地獄) The Flesh Eaters Woman Hell (女地獄)(Flexi, 7", Red) William Morrow And Company Inc., SST Records 109262-1 US 1993 Sell This Version
9104202 Various - Tony Hawk's American Wasteland Various Tony Hawk's American Wasteland(CD, Comp) Vagrant Records 9104202 Australia 2005 Sell This Version
120·07·256 Newcleus - Huxtable Houseparty Newcleus Huxtable Houseparty(12") Bellaphon 120·07·256 Germany 1987 Sell This Version
8122-74192-2 Various - American Hardcore: The History Of American Punk Rock 1980-1986 Various American Hardcore: The History Of American Punk Rock 1980-1986(CD, Comp) Rhino Records (2), Warner Strategic Marketing 8122-74192-2 Europe 2006 Sell This Version
50999-9340011-4 Bernard Lenoir - L'Inrockuptible Bernard Lenoir L'Inrockuptible(3xLP, Comp) EMI 50999-9340011-4 France 2013 Sell This Version
AG 0031 Black Flag - My War Black Flag My War(LP, Album) Aggressive Rockproduktionen AG 0031 Germany 1984 Sell This Version
AG 0036 Hüsker Dü - Zen Arcade Hüsker Dü Zen Arcade(2xLP, Album, Gat) Aggressive Rockproduktionen, Aggressive Rockproduktionen AG 0036 Germany 1984 Sell This Version
AG 0041 Black Flag - Slip It In Black Flag Slip It In(LP, Album) Aggressive Rockproduktionen AG 0041 Germany 1984 Sell This Version
BE 004 Deconditioned - Where Am I? Deconditioned Where Am I?(LP, Pin) Banal Existence Records BE 004 US 2005 Sell This Version
BOGUS 001 Black Flag - Thirsty And Miserable Black Flag Thirsty And Miserable(7", Single, Promo) Unicorn Records, SST Records BOGUS 001 US 1981 Sell This Version
CD003 Various - Rat Music For Rat People Volume 1 Various Rat Music For Rat People Volume 1(LP, Comp, RE) CD Presents, Ltd. CD003 US 1988 Sell This Version
CHX 41566 Various - Made In USA • Motion Picture Soundtrack Various Made In USA • Motion Picture Soundtrack(LP, Comp) Chrysalis CHX 41566 Canada 1987 Sell This Version
DGCD-24513 Sonic Youth - EVOL Sonic Youth EVOL(CD, Album, RE) DGC DGCD-24513 US Unknown Sell This Version
DSR 28 Sinkhole - Space Freak Sinkhole Space Freak(CD, Album) Dr. Strange Records DSR 28 US 1995 Sell This Version
FEASTCD 01 Various - Alternative Route '94 Various Alternative Route '94(CD, Comp, Promo) Cargo Records FEASTCD 01 Canada 1994 Sell This Version
FG-1 Crazy Backwards Alphabet - La Grange Crazy Backwards Alphabet La Grange(7", Single) Food Giant FG-1 US 1987 Sell This Version
FPC3013 Black Flag - My War Black Flag My War(Cass, Album) Fringe Product FPC3013 Canada 1984 Sell This Version
FPC3016 Black Flag - Slip It In Black Flag Slip It In(Cass, Album) Fringe Product FPC3016 Canada 1984 Sell This Version
FPC 3017 Hüsker Dü - New Day Rising Hüsker Dü New Day Rising(Cass, Album) Fringe Product FPC 3017 Canada 1985 Sell This Version
FPL 3013 Black Flag - My War Black Flag My War(LP, Album) Fringe Product FPL 3013 Canada 1984 Sell This Version
FPL 3016 Black Flag - Slip It In Black Flag Slip It In(LP, Album) Fringe Product FPL 3016 Canada 1984 Sell This Version
FPL 3017 Hüsker Dü - New Day Rising Hüsker Dü New Day Rising(LP, Album) Fringe Product FPL 3017 Canada 1985 Sell This Version
GASD 11474 Sublime (2) - 40oz. To Freedom Sublime (2) 40oz. To Freedom (Album) GASD 11474 US Unknown Sell This Version
GASMD-11474 Sublime (2) - 40oz. To Freedom Sublime (2) 40oz. To Freedom(CD, Album, RE, RM) Gasoline Alley Records, MCA Records, Skunk Records (2) GASMD-11474 Canada Unknown Sell This Version
GRAM 20 Various - Leather Chaps And Lace Petticoats Various Leather Chaps And Lace Petticoats(LP, Comp, Lam) Anagram Records GRAM 20 UK 1985 Sell This Version
HPS088 Nebula (3) - Demos & Outtakes 98-02 Nebula (3) Demos & Outtakes 98-02 (Comp) HPS088 Europe 2019 Sell This Version
Initial Records Limited Number 16 Planes Mistaken For Stars - Black On Black: A Tribute To Black Flag - Volume Two Planes Mistaken For Stars Black On Black: A Tribute To Black Flag - Volume Two Initial Records Limited Number 16 US 2001 Sell This Version
INTW33378 Rise Against - This Is Noise Rise Against This Is Noise(CD, EP) Geffen Records INTW33378 Canada 2007 Sell This Version
IRS CD 984.071 Sublime (2) - 40oz. To Freedom Sublime (2) 40oz. To Freedom(CD, Album) Intercord Record Service, Community, Skunk Records (2) IRS CD 984.071 Europe 1996 Sell This Version
KKCP 8 Hüsker Dü - New Day Rising Hüsker Dü New Day Rising(CD, Album, RE) SST Records, SST Records KKCP 8 Japan 1994 Sell This Version
KKCP 9 Hüsker Dü - Flip Your Wig Hüsker Dü Flip Your Wig(CD, Album, RE) SST Records, SST Records, SST Records KKCP 9 Japan 1994 Sell This Version
KKCP 12 Hüsker Dü - Zen Arcade Hüsker Dü Zen Arcade(CD, Album, RE) SST Records, SST Records KKCP 12 Japan 1994 Sell This Version
KKCP-18 Meat Puppets - Up On The Sun Meat Puppets Up On The Sun(CD, Album) SST Records KKCP-18 Japan 1994 Sell This Version
KKCP-19 Meat Puppets - Mirage Meat Puppets Mirage(CD, Album) SST Records KKCP-19 Japan 1994 Sell This Version
KKCP-20 Meat Puppets - Huevos Meat Puppets Huevos(CD, Album) SST Records KKCP-20 Japan 1994 Sell This Version
KKCP 38 Mofungo - Work Mofungo Work(CD, Album) SST Records KKCP 38 Japan 1989 Sell This Version
KKCP 42 Black Flag = ベラック・フラッグ* - Damaged Black Flag = ベラック・フラッグ* Black Flag = ベラック・フラッグ* - Damaged(CD, Album, RE) SST Records, SST Records KKCP 42 Japan 1995 Sell This Version
KKCP-43 Hüsker Dü - Land Speed Record Hüsker Dü Land Speed Record(CD, Album, RE) SST Records KKCP-43 Japan 1995 Sell This Version
KKCP-59 Meat Puppets - Meat Puppets II Meat Puppets Meat Puppets II(CD, Album) SST Records KKCP-59 Japan 1991 Sell This Version
KKCP-61 Bad Brains - Live Bad Brains Live(CD, Album) SST Records KKCP-61 Japan 1995 Sell This Version
KKCP-62 Meat Puppets - Monsters Meat Puppets Monsters(CD, Album) SST Records KKCP-62 Japan 1995 Sell This Version
KKCP-69 Meat Puppets - Meat Puppets Meat Puppets Meat Puppets(CD, Album) SST Records KKCP-69 Japan 1995 Sell This Version
KKCP 89 Black Flag - Loose Nut Black Flag Loose Nut(CD, Album, RE) SST Records, SST Records KKCP 89 Japan 1996 Sell This Version
KKCP 91 Descendents - I Don't Want To Grow Up Descendents I Don't Want To Grow Up(CD, Album, RE) SST Records, SST Records KKCP 91 Japan 1996 Sell This Version
KKCP-108 Descendents - Hallraker Descendents Hallraker(CD, Album) SST Records KKCP-108 Japan 1997 Sell This Version
KKCP 128 (SST 020) Hüsker Dü - Metal Circus Hüsker Dü Metal Circus(CD, EP, RE) SST Records, SST Records KKCP 128 (SST 020) Japan 1997 Sell This Version
KKCP-132 H.R. - Human Rights H.R. Human Rights(CD, Album) SST Records KKCP-132 Japan 1997 Sell This Version
KKCP 230 Black Flag - Damaged Black Flag Damaged(CD, Album, RE) SST Records, SST Records KKCP 230 Japan 2011 Sell This Version
KKCP 239 (SST 020) Hüsker Dü - Metal Circus Hüsker Dü Metal Circus(CD, EP, RE) SST Records, SST Records KKCP 239 (SST 020) Japan 2012 Sell This Version
NAR-007 Hüsker Dü - Land Speed Record Hüsker Dü Land Speed Record(LP, Album, RP) New Alliance Records NAR-007 US 1984 Sell This Version
NAR-012 Descendents - Milo Goes To College Descendents Milo Goes To College(LP, Album, RP) New Alliance Records NAR-012 US 1984 Sell This Version
NAR-017 Minutemen - The Politics Of Time Minutemen The Politics Of Time(LP, Album, RP) New Alliance Records NAR-017 US 1986 Sell This Version
NAR-022 Phantom Opera - Phantom Opera Phantom Opera Phantom Opera(12") New Alliance Records NAR-022 US 1986 Sell This Version
NAR-023 Steve Stain - The Brain Feels No Pain Steve Stain The Brain Feels No Pain(LP, Album) New Alliance Records NAR-023 US 1986 Sell This Version
NAR024 Michael C Ford* - Language Commando - Tape Box Transitions Michael C Ford* Language Commando - Tape Box Transitions(LP, Album) New Alliance Records, Freeway Records NAR024 US 1986 Sell This Version
NAR-025 The Descendents* - Bonus Fat The Descendents* Bonus Fat(12", Comp) New Alliance Records NAR-025 US 1985 Sell This Version
NAR 026 Descendents - I Don't Want To Grow Up Descendents I Don't Want To Grow Up(LP, Album) New Alliance Records NAR 026 US 1985 Sell This Version
NAR-027 Slovenly - Plug Slovenly Plug(7") New Alliance Records NAR-027 US 1986 Sell This Version
NAR 030 Ciccone Youth - Burnin' Up Ciccone Youth Burnin' Up (Single) NAR 030 US 1986 Sell This Version
NAR-032 DOS (4) - Dos DOS (4) Dos(LP, Album) New Alliance Records NAR-032 US 1986 Sell This Version
NAR-C07 Hüsker Dü - Land Speed Record Hüsker Dü Land Speed Record(Cass, Album, RE, CrO) New Alliance Records, New Alliance Records NAR-C07 US 1986 Sell This Version
NAR-C017 Minutemen - The Politics Of Time Minutemen The Politics Of Time(Cass, Album) New Alliance Records NAR-C017 US 1986 Sell This Version
NAR-C26 Descendents - I Don't Want To Grow Up Descendents I Don't Want To Grow Up (Album) NAR-C26 US 1985 Sell This Version
NAR-C12/25 Descendents - Two Things At Once Descendents Two Things At Once (Comp) NAR-C12/25 US 1986 Sell This Version
NAR C16/22 Phantom Opera / Secret Hate - A Cut Above Phantom Opera / Secret Hate Phantom Opera / Secret Hate - A Cut Above(Cass, Comp) New Alliance Records NAR C16/22 US 1986 Sell This Version
none Various - SST Videoclip Compilation #3 Various SST Videoclip Compilation #3 (Comp) none USA & Canada 1986 Sell This Version
none Hor (2) - Culture Wars Hor (2) Culture Wars(10xFile, FLAC, Album, RE) SST Records none 2011
none Hor (2) - House Hor (2) House(13xFile, FLAC, Album, RE) SST Records none 2013
none Various - The Future Looks Bright Various The Future Looks Bright none US 1981 Sell This Version
none Minutemen - Double Nickels On The Dime Minutemen Double Nickels On The Dime(43xFile, MP3, Album, RE, VBR) SST Records none US Unknown
none Hüsker Dü - Zen Arcade Hüsker Dü Zen Arcade(23xFile, MP3, Album, RE, VBR) SST Records none US Unknown
none Slovenly - We Shoot For The Moon Slovenly We Shoot For The Moon(Cass, Advance, Album, TP) SST Records none US 1989 Sell This Version
none fIREHOSE - fROMOHIO fIREHOSE fROMOHIO(2xAcetate, LP, S/Sided, Album) SST Records none US 1988 Sell This Version
none Dinosaur Jr. - Bug Dinosaur Jr. Bug(Cass, Album) Not On Label none Yugoslavia 1988 Sell This Version
none Various - SSTV Winter '88 Compilation Various SSTV Winter '88 Compilation(VHS, Comp, Promo, NTSC) SST Video, SST Records none US 1988 Sell This Version
none Various - SST Retail Sampler #1 Various SST Retail Sampler #1(Cass, Comp, Smplr) SST Records none US 1987 Sell This Version
none Various - SST Godhead Storedude In-Store Play Device #2 Various SST Godhead Storedude In-Store Play Device #2(Cass, Promo, Smplr) SST Records none US 1987 Sell This Version
none Various - SST Godhead Storedude In-Store Play Device #3 Various SST Godhead Storedude In-Store Play Device #3(Cass, Comp, Promo, Smplr) SST Records none US 1987 Sell This Version
none Various - SST Godhead Storedude In-Store Play Device #5 Various SST Godhead Storedude In-Store Play Device #5(Cass, Promo, Smplr, CrO) SST Records none US 1988 Sell This Version
none Sonic Youth - Shadow Of A Doubt Sonic Youth Shadow Of A Doubt(VHS) ETV, SST Records none US Unknown Sell This Version
none Ice War - Canadian Classics Ice War Canadian Classics (Cass, EP, Comp, Num) SST Records none Canada 2019 Sell This Version
none Various - SST Godhead Storedude / Dudess In-Store Play Device #6 Various SST Godhead Storedude / Dudess In-Store Play Device #6(CD, Mini, Promo, Smplr) SST Records none US 1988 Sell This Version
none Various - SST Godhead Storedude / Dudess In-Store Play Device #7 Various SST Godhead Storedude / Dudess In-Store Play Device #7(CD, Mini, Promo, Smplr) SST Records none US 1989 Sell This Version
none Various - SST Godhead Storedude / Dudess In-Store Play Device #8 Various SST Godhead Storedude / Dudess In-Store Play Device #8(CD, Mini, Promo, Smplr) SST Records none US 1989 Sell This Version
none Various - SST Godhead Storedude / Dudess In-Store Play Device #9 Various SST Godhead Storedude / Dudess In-Store Play Device #9(CD, Promo, Smplr) SST Records none US 1989 Sell This Version
none Various - SST Over 35 Videos Never Before Released Various SST Over 35 Videos Never Before Released(VHS, Comp) SST Records, SST Video none USA & Canada 1987 Sell This Version
none Various - SSTV Video Various SSTV Video(VHS, Comp, Promo) SST Records, SST Video none USA & Canada 1987 Sell This Version
none Various - Sampler 2008 Various Sampler 2008(CD, Comp, Promo, Smplr) SST Records none US 2008 Sell This Version
none Various The SST Records Promotional Videoclip Compilation #1(VHS, Advance, Comp, Promo, NTSC) SST Records none US 1985 Sell This Version
none Various - SST Godhead Storedude In-Store Play Device #4 Various SST Godhead Storedude In-Store Play Device #4(Cass, Comp, Promo, Smplr) SST Records none US 1987 Sell This Version
none Various - SST Godhead Storedude / Dudess In-Store Play Device #10 Various SST Godhead Storedude / Dudess In-Store Play Device #10(CD, Promo, Smplr) SST Records none US 1989 Sell This Version
none Black Flag / Minutemen - Drinking And Driving / Ack Ack Ack Ack Black Flag / Minutemen Black Flag / Minutemen - Drinking And Driving / Ack Ack Ack Ack(Umatic, Comp, Promo, NTSC) SST Records, SST Video none US 1986 Sell This Version