CREDITS AND INFO...Sharon Cheslow (updated 2010)
The original research for this project was begun in the early 1990s, and first appeared in Interrobang?! #2 in 1994. The list was updated for Interrobang?! #3 in 1996, then soon after put online.
I compiled the information from my own record/zine/mag/music weekly collection from the late 1970s, from researching other peoples' archives, from emailing people, and from gathering information through an online form. Through 2009 people could submit additions or corrections. In 2010 I discontinued updating the list. As it exists it's a very comprehensive document.
It's exciting to know that after so many years, people are more interested in these bands than ever before, and many of the very rare or obscure recordings are now available. It's my hope that this list was in some way helpful in making that happen. Many of the bands on the list have had their recordings released for the first time, or were able to re-issue out-of-print records on LP or CD. Some bands have made their recordings available for download. You can now even find many of these bands on YouTube. What once seemed impossible became a reality.
Thanks to everyone who contributed! There are many people who submitted information, or gave support, to make this list a reality. Some of these people are no longer alive. Although it would be impossible to credit everyone, the following were particularly helpful: