Welcome to Long Beach Records- home of the most infamous Long Beach punk bands & more!
Here is an interview that might help you understand us:
Blunt Magazine (South Africa): What’s the history behind Long Beach Records?
Greg “Mudd” Lowther: Michael “Miguel” Happoldt (Skunk) and I have been friends since he moved to Long Beach. I was bugging him to put out a Das Klown album, to give Skunk some punk-rock edge. He thought it would be easier if I started my own label. I looked up the name and nothing came up, so I figured what the f*ck, Long Beach was as good a name as any. Das Klown’s Antidote album was my flagship 1998 release. I was soon out of money, so a friend donated “venture capital”. He and his wife (Mike and Kendra Wells) became partners. We are a DIY label. We don’t have contracts. We don’t hire producers. Around 2006 we expanded by franchising the label to friends: Gernot Krebs of Mongrel in Europe and Simon “Subb” Michalski of Live@Subs in Australia. As the label has continued to grow we brought on Jeff Smith, and Alden Mitchell as partners here in the States.