"Crank it up. These start at 11!" - The 'Secret Weapon' Radio Show
"It’s another compilation round up from Rum Bar. Has there ever been any label that has been able to put out compilations so fast as this and to have so much good material each time? This one has 38 cuts. The line-up of songs is so good it’s like a preprogramed radio show, and online radio shows love Rum Bar for that reason." - Boston Groupie News
"It's Rumtober!" - Muck, Muck and the Mires
"‘Rocktober II’ features a few current bits and pieces, but in a brilliant contrast to ‘XOXOXO’, it digs much further back into the label’s history, providing a superb recap for those who’ve only just discovered Rum Bar and their family of musicians. ‘Rocktober II’ does its very best to show off almost every musical interest of the Rum Bar label – both past and present – and with thirty eight tracks in all, it’s a sampler that doesn’t skimp on either quantity or quality." - Real Gone
Loaded with 38, yes 38 Big Hits!!
A&R, compiled, tracked down, & sequenced by Malibu Lou.
Garage, Punk, Glam, Greaser, Power-Pop, Bubblegum, Intoxicating Psychedelic, Heartland-Punk, Blue Collar Pub Rock, Rebel Rousers, tune in, turn on and soak it up!!
ROCKTOBER 'FREE Bandcamp Download' Fall 2021 Sampler from the Rum Bar Records Family including: brand new releases, unreleased material, classic catalogue, upcoming projects, lost gems and more.
"Lou always putting out the good stuff, always 100% killer zero percent filler." - Tommy Unit Live, Real Punk Radio
"I dont even know how the dream maker gets it all done, I guess thats why he's the dream maker :)" - Luke Metz, Shanda & the Howlers
"There’s also the usual lengthy section devoted to new music from Rum Bar Records. How does Lou keep finding these great new bands?" - The Ledge, Real Punk Radio
"Rum Bar has long been the home of underrated, under-the-radar garage-rock and power-pop." - Jim Testa, Jersey Beat
"Thank you again, you guys are the best at keeping rock and roll's heart beating!" - Gary Kipple, loyal fan & customer
"What an unbelievable trove of riches arrived today, many thanks Lou and viva Rum Bar!!!!" - Mike Orr, loyal fan & customer
"I would have replied sooner but I've been listening to the greatest selection of tunes since Edison invented the CD player!! Specifically, the Rum Bar Roster." - Michael Seghini, long standing fan & customer
"The sort of music that Malibu Lou (the landlord at the Rum Bar) deals in is actually, broadly speaking, clear from the cover. From a different age, almost. Wholesome on the outside, but strip it back and very often it is not as it appears on the surface. But whether its is power pop, punk, Americana, surf rock and all the other things they do, you know the bands are into it as much as the label." - Maximum Volume Music
“Once again you make me see how fabulous your taste is in rock….”
– Genya Ravan, Goldie's Garage
"Since the time that I am relaying it in these columns and in the show I think you have understood that I am very in tune with the tastes of the boss of Rum Bar Rds!" - Voix de Garage Grenoble
"The trustworthy garage/power-pop label Rum Bar that’s a gonzo hybrid of Seventies bar band trash rock and down ‘n’ dirty punk." - Off-Shelf
"I really respect the way you promote your bands." - MDB
“The quality of good, new releases on U.S. has been diminishing for awhile. Rum Bar stopped the skid.” – Bill Kelly, Blackhole Bandstand
"You're doing some great work!" - Fear And Loathing
"It’s always a rockin good day when a Rum Bar Records record drops through the ether. It’s like the quality stamp of approval you don’t even need to ask who it is because chances are its gonna lodge itself in your noggin and take root." - RPM Online
“I picture him (Malibu Lou of Rum Bar Records) with a drink in one hand and his phone in the other - constantly fielding calls from the top garage, punk, and power pop bands on the planet.”
– Faster And Louder
If you dig what you hear, pick up one of these artist's fine releases on CD, Vinyl, and Digital formats. Still quarantined at home this Halloween??!! Pop open a cold one, light up the jack-o-lantern, tear into a Hershey's special dark, and let the music keep us together. See you at the bar.
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