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Jun 11, 2013
Category: General
Posted by: bart

Rich got around to opening some of the Big Neck Swag we sent him and reviewed a couple items.  Here is the Fatal Figures Review:

Fatal Figures “Caterwaul” LP


 Late Nineties Buffalo was actually a pretty happening spot in the garage scene, believe it or not. We were home to one of the best labels (Big Neck Records), the preeminent music fest of the day (Rust Belt Revolt), great record stores (Home of Hits and New World Records), great venues (and bookers) that made it easy for touring bands to stop (Sanctuary, Mohawk and others) and some of the finest bands of the era, the Blowtops being one of them. A dozen or so years later, all of those venues and stores are closed, Bart and Big Neck (along with the fest) were run out of town and relocated to Virginia and all the bands from that era have either left the city or broken up. (I should note we had another great run a couple of years ago, but that’s another story…). The Blowtops persevered through it all, closing up shop some five years ago after European and US tours, four or five full lengths and at least a dozen singles.

Jun 10, 2013
Category: General
Posted by: bart

Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb on Big Neck Records

It really warmed my heart to read that Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb came together when Sal and Mike met at a Jay Reatard show in 2008 and decided to start a band. I like to think in between shows in heaven Jay is looking down at Stop Worrying... and thinking, "Why would these assholes be inspired by my stupid shit?" Well, Jay you can definitely hear the loud and fast influence and pop punk timings while keeping things short and simple, jamming those chords into a tight structure with no room for psych jam time. So shut it. One more question, the Shattered Records club is totally over right?
May 28, 2013
Category: General
Posted by: bart


Hollywood on Big Neck Records

I remember when John Spencer Blues Explosion seemed to lead the way into something I didn’t know existed: the blown out, garage-soul, joke blues. Up until that point the blues was very serious, sad business from Robert Johnson and to combine it with wrestling ring ostentatiousness, distorted grooves and James Brown soul felt completely new. Hollywood, out of Baltimore, MD feel like an extension of that moment when you realize you don’t have to be in a band that’s trying so hard to be cool or serious or political…if you like to get drunk and listen to loud music while being a jackass, then you should do that. Just be your god damn self, that’s what’s going to work in the end. Hollywood are a bunch of jokers, blasting scuzzy distortion all over the stage and if you stop for half a second to listen to their lyrics then they’ll have you pissing your pants.


Distributors and Stores

If you are a record store that carrys Big Neck Swag and you are not listed, email us at bigneckrecords@usa.netand we will add you to the list.  If you are looking to carry Big Neck swag, below are Big Neck's current distributors.  If your local record store does not carry Big Neck have them order it or start a one man riot!


Carrot Top

3716 W. Fullerton Ave

Chicago, IL 60647



USA Distribution

2745 16th Street

San Francisco, California 94103


Get Hip 

1800 Preble Ave.

Pittsburgh, PA 15233


Dischord Records

2700-B North Washington Blvd

Arlington, VA 22201


Stores that carry Big Neck Swag:

Spiral Scratch Records

291 Bryant St.

Buffalo, NY

Goner Records

2152 Young Ave.

Memphis, TN

Chaz’s Bull City Records

2600 Hillsborough Rd.

Durham, NC. 27705

Permanent records

1914 West Chicago Ave.

Chicago, IL  606022

1234 Go!

Oakland, CA

2nd Avenue Records

Portland, OR


Boone, NC

Crooked Beat Records

Washington, DC

Dave's Records

Chicago, IL

Reckless Records Chicago

Chicago, IL

Lost Weekend Records

Columbus, OH

Angry Young and Poor

Lancaster, PA

Blue Arrow Records

Cleveland, OH

Boo Boo Records

San Luis Obispo, CA

Deadbeat Records

Moscow, ID

Everybody's Records

Cincinnatti, OH

Finder's Records

Bowling Green, OH


Lima, OH

Haffa's Records

Athens, OH

Hi-Voltage Records

Tacoma, WA

Independent Records and Video

Colorado Springs, CO

Kim's Video and Music


Music Matters

St. Augustine, FL

Omega Music

Dayton, OH

Rainbow Records Barrington

Barrington, IL

Silver Platters

Seattle, WA

Spoonful Records

Columbus, OH

Square Records

Akron, OH

Sweat Records

Miami, FL

TKO Records

Huntington Beach, CA

Twist and Shout

Denver, CO

Used Kids Records

Columbus, OH

Vinyl Conflict

Richmond, VA

Waterloo Records

Austin, TX































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