Disclaimer: Including all the snaps, crackles, skips, hisses & pops of your favorite worn out record and high school mixed tape. This is not a proper retrospective, or full compilation into the label's releases, it is just a glimpse into the awesome world and music that came out of Melted Records with a hope that we will be able to present more to you down the line, enjoy.
Dedicated in DIY Loving Memory to our Family: Walt Rossmann & Big Stiff, no one could ever have done any of this without your friendship, guidance, help, love of all the things we do and support; and our brother Ravin' Shakes.
Short list of thank yous: Bruce 'AB' aka 'Maps' & Iggy without whom this little label that could would have never done what we did, Imprint Indie Printing, Noel Ford & The Continental, Lindsey Anderson & Coney Island High, "Nice Guy" Brian Futile and the Lehigh Valley Pop Punk Dancing Crew, St Mark's Place NYC, The Heartdrops, The Cretins, The Morning Shakes, Electraluxx, The Gotohells, Stiff Pole Records, Christy Darlington, Hallie Bullet, all the Melted Records Bands we worked with, all the bands and clubs we loved and worked with in our extended Melted Family and all the awesome fans!!
Melted Records released Pop Punk & Greaser Rock 7inch vinyl record & CD releases, booking shows, tours, and managing the bands we worked with from 1995-2001 out of Bruce AB's Bedroom. Owned and operated by Bruce 'AB', Iggy, and Malibu Lou out of Astoria, NYC. Bringing greaser rock to the all-ages VFWs, Cornfields, Ice Cream Stands, Mini Golfs and School Gymnasiums along the East Coast, Mid West, and beyond...
This was all pre-email, pre website, pre interweb and digital so most of these tracks were found directly from the original CD or vinyl pressing.
This is a digital bandcamp compilation of songs and artists compiled from the celebrated Melted Records CD catalog including:
The Cretins - I Feel Better Already
The Heartdrops - This Is... The Heartdrops
The Cretins - We're Gonna Get So Laid
The Young Hasselhoffs - Win A Date With...
30 Amp Fuse - Rewind
Darlington - Mess You Up
The Heartdrops - East Side Drive
VA - My So-Called Punk Rock Life
Darlington - Split (which also featured Huntingtons)
The Living Daylights - 7inch
The Morning Shakes - 7inch (split w/The Heartdrops)
Magnatone - 7inch (split w/The Cretins)
Electraluxx - 7inch (split w/Hip Ripper)
Melted Records had also released vinyl 7inches from bands including: The Morning Shakes, The Heartdrops, The Cretins, Magnatone, Electraluxx, Walter Krug, The Slap Happies, The Living Daylights, and Hip Ripper.
This is possibly the first time any of these tracks had been streamed for pure listening enjoyment in the digital age and we hope to bring you more from these awesome CD's as well as digitizing the vinyl releases in the future. Hope you enjoy.
If it ain't tasty, it ain't Melted...
"Before Rum Bar Records Lou Mansdorf was part of Melted Records from 1995 to 2001. They released punk pop and what Melted called ‘greaser rock’. This week Lou has a 33 cut compilation of Melted Records called If it Ain't Tasty it Ain't Melted?.?.?. The Melted Records Years. True to their promo write up it all pumps hard. You should dip in and listen to say The Young Hasselhoffs doing “Not Ugly Enough To Be a Ramone” which sounds pretty much as you would expect, or Some cuts we like are: 30 Amp Fuse – “No Rhyme or Reason:, The Darlington – “Karen Elson”, The Morning Skakes – Thunderbird ESQ and Thee Impossibles – “That’s What She Said” , but the whole compilation is a raging romp." - Boston Groupie News
Rum Bar Records is turning into one of the absolute best labels for real rock and roll these days, if you haven't gotten hip to that trip. It's the boss sound from the Boss-town." - Bill Kelly, Bill Kelly's Teenage Wasteland WFMU
supported by 16 fans who also own “If it Ain't Tasty it Ain't Melted... The Melted Records Years (1995-2001) (Free bandcamp download) mixtape sampler”
ALBUM OF THE YEAR, easily.
effortlessly on a par with X's vintage catalogue, "Alphabetland" is a solid testimony of a band as vibrant, creative and urgent as ever. Honestly, it's THAT good. Strongly recommended. ramblinerikk