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Mordam Records

Sacramento, California
Previous address:
P.O. Box 420988
San Francisco, California, 94142
United States
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Specialised in:
Punk, Hardcore, Alternative
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Mordam Records ("More Damn Records") was a California-based record/distribution company for independent record labels. It was founded in San Francisco in 1983 as an independent punk distribution company by Ruth Schwartz (one of the original co-editors of Maximum Rock'n'Roll). Mordam was the exclusive distributor for dozens of punk rock and independent record labels throughout the 1980s and 90s (e.g. Alternative Tentacles, Asian Man Records, Lookout Records, Sympathy for the Record Industry and many more), gaining a reputation as one of the few "distros" that paid their labels on time.

Following the departure of Lookout Records and Man's Ruin Records from its distribution network in 2000, Ruth Schwartz moved the company to Sacramento. She subsequently sold Mordam outright to Lumberjack Distribution in 2005. It continued as a part of the Lumberjack Mordam Music Group. With record sales in decline throughout the industry, the company went out of business in 2009.


Additional discography:

MDR 2: Rhythm Pigs - "Rhythm Pigs", CS/12", 1986;
MDR 3: Victim's Family - "Voltage and Violets", CS/12", 1986; CD, 1994;
MDR 4: Rhythm Pigs - "Choke On This", CS/12", 1987;
MDR 5: The Ex - "Too Many Cowboys", 2x12", 1987;
MDR 6: Mannequin Beach - " Don't Laugh, You're Next", CS/12", 1988;
MDR 7: Victim's Family - "Things I Hate to Admit", CS/12", 1988;
MDR 1111: Victim's Family - "Son of a Church Card / Quivering Lip!", 7", 1988;
MDR 8: Victim's Family - "White Bread Blues", CS/12", 1990.

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