Thursday, January 14, 2010

RIP Dannie Flesher, Co-Founder of Wax Trax Records

Wax Trax Records was started in Denver in the 1970s by Dannie and his partner Jim, they later sold the store and moved to Chicago where they started up another store also called Wax Trax. They specialized in hard to find imports of early punk and electronic music, eventually starting their own label that epitomized the "disco industrial" sound Chicago was famous for in the late 80s early 90s. Bands signed to Wax Trax included Ministry, KMFDM, My Life with the Thrill Kill Kult, Coil, Underworld and others, most of which went onto great success after the label folded.

Definitely a man whom Teletunes owed a great debt to its musical selections and founding the Denver record store institution Wax Trax, which is still operational to this day.

(Laibach - Across the Universe)

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