Mar 28, 2022
SST Records is one of the most important music labels in
history, yet the story of SST remains subject to rumour and
hearsay. We talk to Jim Ruland, author of "Corporate Rock Sucks:
The Rise & Fall of SST Records" about what happened to SST
- The last sentence of the book
- What Greg Ginn will do about the legacy of SST Records
- How does the current day SST operate?
- Response from Greg about participating in this book
- Has SST continued to pay royalties to its artists?
- Bands who have secured their rights to SST recordings
- Challenges of getting people to speak to Jim on the record
- The records that had the biggest impact on SST
- Hard to find SST releases
- CeSSTone publishing and missing titles from digital
- Was there an event or time that marked a change in the SST’s
- How Greg’s personality was shaped by frustration and that
impact on the label
- Do any master tapes or pressing plates still exist?
- Meat Puppets requesting their master tapes
- Ensuring the book stood up to any legal scrutiny
- The evolution of the label from the early punk releases
- Timing of Black Flag’s “What The…” album
- The lack of SST Promotional vinyl copies
- Used SST vinyl and inserts
- Purchasing SST vinyl for the project
- What SST bands should people give an additional listen to?
- SST passing on the opportunity to sign Nirvana
- Soundgarden signing with SST
- Were there ever any overages for SST to be purchased by a major
- What can be done to course correct the legacy of SST
- What will happen to SST materials when Greg passes?
- How do you think SST will be remembered?
- Interview wrap up
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