Thursday, August 24, 2023

289: Tom Hazelmyer

Dreams of Consciousness Podcast Episode 289 features an interview with Tom Hazelmyer.

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It would be impossible to overstate the impact that Tom Hazelmyer has had on heavy music. As the head of Amphetamine Reptile Records, he coined the term "noise rock" and provided a launchpad for artists like Helmet, Unsane, and Today Is The Day - bands who went on to shape underground punk and metal.

I spoke with Tom about launching AmRep from his military barracks, and how he handled the major label bidding wars of the Nineties. We also discussed his feelings about streaming services, and what the purpose of a record label is in the current age.

My thanks again to Tom for speaking with me, and to you for listening.

Music In This Episode:

Halo of Flies: "No Time"
taken from the album Music For Insect Minds

Today is the Day: "Mountain People"
taken from the album Today is the Day

Helmet: "Bad Mood"
taken from the album Strap It On

The Melvins: "Nightgoat"
taken from the Nightgoat 7"

Unsane: "Scrape"
taken from the album Scattered, Smothered & Covered

Tom Hazelmyer on IG

Amphetamine Reptile Records on FB

Noise For Music's Sake:

Episode 121:
Human Impact

Episode 120:
Today Is The Day
Mixtape 93: