We Are All About:
“Sub/Pop is concerned with U.S. bands and independent
record labels. We are trying to perceive a network:
a possible series of links between points, and points
between lines. If we don’t maintain the radically
localized approach to music and art that has been
spawned by the, ahem, “New Wave”, the
CORPORATE MANIPULATION OF OUR CULTURE will flourish
as it did so predominantly in the fab ‘70s.
We must all become energetic about the fact that there
is great music in America; and, that some of the most
truly avant-garde pop hysteria is coming out of traditionally
boring environments (i.e. Ray Milland from St. Louis).
Emphasis: EXPLOSIVE artistic hanky-panky is everywhere.
Sometimes it just needs a little support, so…write
these bands, communicate, buy their records, do something
insane and send it to ‘em in a package…the
addresses are here…for a reason. Use them.”
Sub/Pop #2, Introduction, October 1980