Sunday, March 23, 2014

Battle Worldwide Recordings My 1st Record, My 1st Store

I've been watching them closely it's an interesting lineup of tasties, Battle Worldwide Records label & publishing house a young company run by Darren Smallman who grew up in a mid-sized industrial/university town called Geelong which is about an hour outside of Melbourne, Australia. He tells the story this way,
There wasn’t much to do there in the late 80s/early 90s and like most teenagers, I hung around in town a lot attempting to cause mischief. We had a secret though… Caveman Records. Unlike Brashes (the HMV equivalent) Tim the store owner sold records by The Flamin’ Groovies, Mudhoney, Bored!, The Stooges, Sonic Youth, The Hard-Ons… of course we hadn’t heard any of them before but we really, REALLY wanted to! This was our introduction to Rock ‘N’ Roll. 
This was the place we congregated.
This was the shop we met the bands that gave us our first gigs.
This is where we all found unity in a town where we were different.

My 1st Record, My 1st Store will map stories from each artiste on the label about the record that most influenced them, where they bought it and why it was important to them. Over the coming months stories will be added to the BWR website that will include streaming links and other goodies

Release date:  Record Store Day 19th April 2014
Catalogue #: BATTLE038
Format: Limited to 250 12 inch purple vinyl


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