There isn't much Canadian content in this three-part series, but that's ok with me. ROIR Records (www.roir-usa.com) has been my favourite record label since I was about 14 and discovered their famous New York Thrash compilation.
ROIR has always been under the radar in the American music scene, in spite of having one of the most incredible artist rosters going. Bad Brains. Suicide. Flipper. Legendary Pink Dots. The list goes on and on. Buckle up and have a listen in this episode as Nick Cooper tell us about the beginnings of ROIR, and we hear some archival ROIR music from New York Dolls and Suicide.
01:22 New York Dolls - Pills
05:00 Chatting with Nick Cooper (son of label founder, Neil Cooper) about the history of the label, how it started, and where it's going.
14:41 Suicide - Rocket USA
Stay tuned, this is part one of a three-part series. More great music to come from the good folks at ROIR.
Check out ROIR at www.roir-usa.com
Check me out at www.kevinmcgowan.ca
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