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Burger Records in deep feces
July 21, 2020 05:38PM
Holy crap.

Details.

I've been to a Burger event at SXSW. I had no idea.

Seems like some shitty rock values (teenage girls = prey) just won't die.
Re: Burger Records in deep feces
July 22, 2020 12:28AM
Aw man, that sucks. Burger is such a great label , they’ve done as much as anyone to bring back good ol fun rock n roll. Always sucks when you find out shtty things about people you admire. Hope the new head will keep the rock rollin.
Re: Burger Records in deep feces
July 22, 2020 10:57AM
The new interim label head sent out a message late yesterday resigning - barely a day after bringing appointed. Not a good sign. I don’t see how the label can come back from this.
Re: Burger Records in deep feces
July 22, 2020 10:23AM
Only own one Burger Record, their Three O'Clock live album. When I went to their website to buy it, I saw a cover to one release that was only a tight shot of nude, female buttocks and got bad vibes that such a thing was happening in the 21st century. Now we might know why.

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Re: Burger Records in deep feces
July 22, 2020 08:04PM
Have to admit I was totally oblivious to Burger Records before reading this.

Also have to admit to being oblivious to how something like this happens. Of course I can imagine one or several people being creeps, but a whole organization like that? Were they actively recruiting scum bags?

Maybe it’s like the hot dog analogy where you may enjoy the results of the music biz but you don’t want to know what went on behind the scenes to make it....?
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Re: Burger Records in deep feces
July 23, 2020 01:15AM
It sounds like the whole label, with its physical record store and a live music festival, was a pretext to attract and groom teenage girls, at least as much as it was actually about music.
Re: Burger Records in deep feces
July 23, 2020 02:46AM
And those Burger fests looked so great. Never got around to schlepping all the way up to Oakland for one, but I had friends who did. Delvin went to one hosted by John Waters...and Traci Lords, who made her name as an underage porn star OH CRAP.
Re: Burger Records in deep feces
July 23, 2020 12:43PM
I attended a Burger Records SXSW showcase...last year? The year before? Great lineup, for the most part. Too bad about all this. I think this label is done - no amount of re-org is going to save it. A publicist I've worked with for years has a reunited 70s band about to release a live album on Burger, but the band promptly left the label after this news, making the promo CD he sent me a collector's item. Ditto all of this label's releases, now. Assuming they don't all get dumped on the market at once, too toxic to touch.
Re: Burger Records in deep feces
July 23, 2020 01:36PM
Yeah, I went to Burger Boogaloo in Oakland last year. John Waters has hosted regularly for quite a while now, I understand. The 2020 festival (featuring Bikini Kill, Circle Jerks, Plastic Bertrand et al) has been postponed twice now -- first till Halloween, then till next July. No word yet from the promoters, as to how this chain of events will affect ticket-holders (such as myself) for next year's event.
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