Sometimes the best labels are just ones that are run by people with good taste. One such label, Norton Records, is all about bringing you some great, wild Rock and Roll music. The label digs up under-appreciated records that time has forgotten. While labels like Sundazed, Crypt, Get Hip and Bomp! have dug up some of the gems of mid 1960’s Garage and Pop, Norton got its start with the original wildmen of Rockabilly, R&B, Surf Rock and early Frat Rock from the 50’s.
Esquerity “Rockin’ The Joint”
Founded by Former Cramps Drummer Miriam Linna and Biller Miller in 1986, the label came to fruition after the two published an article on West Virginia one-man-band and primitive Rock pioneer, Hasil Adkins, in their Kicks fanzine. The response to the article was so strong that the two decided to press 500 copies of an LP containing Adkins’ long out of print singles.
Hasil Adkins “She Said”
While Norton’s core is in the sounds of the 50s and 60s, the label has also issued plenty of raw Rock recorded from the 70s on. Check out a few greats below.
The Flamin’ Groovies “Slow Death”
The Real Kids “All Kindsa Girls”
Big Star “September Gurls”
– Submitted by Justin Main, Music Design