Long Beach Records Bio:
Home of the most splendid Long Beach punk bands as well as a delicios platter of European’s finest counterparts!
We know a lot of you are wondering how Long Beach Records is connected to Skunk Records- so here it is short and sweet: As the success of Sublime and Skunk took off, Miguel was finding less time to devote to the punk rock bands still under the Skunk label. In order to get them the recognition they so deserved, he found a way to showcase them on a little brother label.
About 5 years ago Miguel (Skunk) and Mudd (Corn Doggy Dog) got together and came up with a label to release the now historic Long Beach Blvd. A compilation CD to showcase the side projects of Bud Gaugh and Eric Wilson.(Juice Bros), while attracting new fans for Corn Doggy Dog & the ½ Pound, Secret Hate, Das Klown and the Pivot Foots.
Today LBR is still the home for Skunk’s punk rock bands and continues to add to the family while staying true to the roots of Long Beach. That is why we carry the Skunk logo protected by the independent safety of the Long Beach Records buoy. And what exactly is it the European division of Long Beach Records? Here it is in fine:
Actually it was a spontaneous idea of Mudd and Gernot (Mongrel) to conquer the european market starting off with Shortbus’s (featuring Ex-Sublime members) realease Flying Ship of Fatasy. Another compliation in our heads, we collected some of the finest European bands we considered rocking, flavouring it with some of the best Long Beach has to offer. That was when the first LBRE release came out in April 2006.