Episode 219: Dr. Strange Records w/ bill strange
Dr Strange Records is not a “company” or “corporation” making money off punk rock. Bill Strange has been into punk since 1980 and it is truly a way of life for him. Bill started Dr. Strange Records in 1988 in an effort for like-minded people to get rare punk records for FAIR prices. His “hobby” not only turned into the biggest mail-order for punk in all the world, but also a record label (in 1989) and a store in California (opened in 1997). Some releases from the label that you may remember are from such bands as Guttermouth, The Bollweevils, Rhythm Collision, face to face, Man Dingo, Schleprock, Brown Lobster Tank, Voodoo Glow Skulls, Gameface, Skankin Pickle and many more.
I’ve been trying since Feb 2020 to make this happen and I am very happy that it finally came to fruition.
I got Bill on the Skype and this is what we chat about:
- The 35 year reunion show
- How he started the mail order
- His thoughts on Guttermouth
- How he started the label
- His clientele at the record store
- face to face
- What happened to the Bullshoviks EP
- How the record store happened
- Skankin Pickle
- Voodoo Glow Skulls
- And a ton more
Go follow their IG account and check out his Weds & Fri Instagram and Facebook LIVE at 4pm where he hosts a sort of QVC for records
Link to their website – https://drstrange.com/
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