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Encyclopedia > New Alliance Records

New Alliance Records was the label founded by The Minutemen's D. Boon and Mike Watt after the example of Black Flag's SST Records. The existence of SST led Watt to understand, according to a 1987 interview he gave to Musician magazine, how easy it was to get a record made: "All you had to do was pay the record plant man." Minutemen, 1983: D. Boon, George Hurley (behind drum kit), and Mike Watt. ... D. Boon, born Dennes Dale Boon (April 1, 1958 - December 22, 1985) was guitarist and lead singer of punk rock group The Minutemen. ... Mike Watt Michael David Watt (b. ... Black Flag can refer to: Black Flag was a punk rock band. ... SST Records is a Lawndale, California based record label formed in 1978 in Long Beach, California by Black Flag founder/guitarist Greg Ginn. ...

Amongst the first releases on New Alliance were Husker Du's first album Land Speed Record and the Minutemen's second-ever release, the seven-inch EP Joy. Eventually the label grew to nurture the early career of The Descendents as well as issue various-artist compilation albums and other recordings by the Minutemen (The Politics Of Time) and Husker Du (the In A Free Land EP). Hüsker Dü was an influential hardcore punk trio from Minnneapolis/St. ... 1970 land speed record being set at Bonneville Salt Flats by Gary Gabelich Land Speed Records 1898-2002 The information below is for self-propelled wheeled vehicles travelling over open ground. ... EP can stand for: European Parliament. ... Joy is a three-song seven-inch EP by The Minutemen. ... The Descendents are a punk rock band from Lomita, California, a suburb of Los Angeles. ...

After D. Boon's car-accident death in 1985 and the increasingly busier schedule of Watt's post-Minutemen band fIREHOSE, Watt sold New Alliance to SST in 1987. Greg Ginn, SST's owner and Black Flag's guitarist, proceeded to transfer all of the Minutemen and Descendents back catalog and Husker Du's Land Speed Record to SST (The two-track master of In A Free Land was since lost) and turned New Alliance into a subsidiary label of SST that concentrated on jazz, instrumental, and spoken word releases. Indoor firehose A firehose is a thick, high-pressure hose used to carry water or other fire retardant (such as foam) to a fire to extinguish it. ... Greg Ginn (born June 8, 1954) is a guitarist, songwriter and singer. ...

The existence of New Alliance is currently in doubt, although SST itself still exists; no new titles have been issued on New Alliance for several years, so Ginn may have made the label inactive.


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This new direction was generally of little interest to fans expecting more punk rock from SST, while jazz fans were unlikely to look to a punk rock label, and those who did might have been put off by some of the middling records.
Dinosaur Jr's SST releases have been reissued on Merge Records, and in 2005, Hüsker Dü made similar claims of accounting irregularities, and are pursuing legal action against SST because they claim that they are owed large sums of money and do not know the sales numbers of their records released on the label.
In 2002, Ginn signed a new distribution deal with Koch Records and promised that new material by his various musical projects was forthcoming, but these releases have yet to materialize.
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