"Lou always putting out the good stuff, always 100% killer zero percent filler." - Tommy Unit Live, Real Punk Radio
Loaded with 39 Big Hits!!
Garage, Punk, Glam, Greaser, Hard Rock, Power-Pop, Intoxicating Psychedelic, Heartland-Punk, Blue Collar Pub Rock, Twang, Dirty Blues, tune in, turn on and soak it up!!
ROCKTOBER 'FREE Bandcamp Download' Fall 2020 Sampler from the Rum Bar Records Family including: new releases, unreleased material, catalogue, upcoming projects, and more.
"The Rum Bar Records Rocktober digital sampler is off-the-charts fantastic. And it is free! An incredible selection of artists and songs, spanning garage to pop to alt-country and beyond. More proof of the quality and depth of the label's roster, and of the brilliance and dedication of Lou Mansdorf. Thank you, Lou!" - Danny the K, Watts & The Shang Hi Los
"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
"Yeah baby!" - The Secret Weapon Radio Show
"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
supported by 17 fans who also own “Rum Bar Records ROCKTOBER (Free Digital) label 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