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The Hardly Music Story

by Various Artists



Hardly Music was an independent label based in central Indiana from 1980-1982. Formed by members of Dow Jones and the Industrials (Brad Garton), The Last Four (4) Digits (Steve Grigdesby and Dave Fulton), and Amoebas in Chaos (Rick Wilkerson), the label issued four 7” records and one LP in its time.

HM-001R The Last Four Digits – Big Picture EP
HM-002R Dow Jones and the Industrials – EP
HM-003R Observers Observing Observables (3-O Band) – EP
HM-004R Malcolm Tent and Unnatural Axe – I Will Be Heard/Oh Yeah
HM-LP1 Amoebas in Chaos – On To Mayday LP

For Record Store Day 2016, we’ve compiled unreleased tracks from four of the original Hardly Music bands: The Last Four (4) Digits, Dow Jones & the Industrials, Amoebas in Chaos, and Observers Observing Observables. We’ve added a track from the Joint Chiefs of Staff and one from Red Square, bands connected to the original founders.

The box includes 3 7” hand cut records with one band per side, along with a booklet providing the history of the label, plus reproduction show flyers and picture inserts for each band. Only 50 copies will be produced.

Copies will initially only be available at Irvington Vinyl in Indianapolis starting on Record Store Day (April 16th, 2016). Some limited copies will be available via this site at some point in the near future. Update 9/18/2016 - still making progress on the copies available here, about 1/3 of the way finished as of now.


released April 16, 2016

A joint release by Timechange and Third Uncle Records


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