ORK JEWELS UNEARTHED!
Legendary punk label ORK RECORDS are about to have their complete recordings made available in one handy package!
Ork Records: New York, New York is being released by archive reissue label The Numero Group and charts the label’s history across two CDs or four vinyl LPs, complete with a 190-page deluxe hardback book and a bonus 7-inch single featuring two previously unreleased tracks by THE FEELIES.
Regarded as the world’s first punk label, Ork Records was founded in 1975 by Terry Ork, a fugitive from Andy Warhol’s Factory set who, as manager of TELEVISION, started the label to release their debut single ‘Little Johnny Jewel’. The label went on to release ‘Blank Generation’ by former Television bassist RICHARD HELL, along with singles by LESTER BANGS, ALEX CHILTON, CHEETAH CHROME, RICHARD LLOYD, MICK FARREN, CHRIS STAMEY & THE dBs, THE IDOLS, THE ERASERS and more.
The Numero Group previously issued a box-set of Ork 7-inchs for this year’s Record Store Day in April.
Ork Records: New York, New York is released on 30 October.