It's ALWAYS about the MUSIC. Isn't that the way it should be?

We've had great brands like Nate Starkman & Sons, Delta Recording, Red Records, Kufala and more, but it's always about the music.

From our origins in working with punk bands like Butthole Surfers and Henry Rollins to bluegrass acts like the Stanley Brothers and Busted Hearts and indie alternative like Camper Van Beethoven and Wonderful Smith.

Fundamental is about the past, the present and the future of music. And it's always about the LIVE event of music.

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The Record Low

Great Bands We Never Signed…

You’ve seen them live. You’ve had dinner with them. You really feel like you are clicking with them. Then they spurn you. If it sounds like the dating process, it’s not. It’s courting an artist to sign to your label. Granted, with the digital age in full swing, the aging Phoenix of the massive major label music industry has crumbled…

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Just when you think it’s dead…

…it comes back. Here’s a new article from Paste Magazine on a Fundamental/Red Records band from Philly – Executive Slacks. It mentions Richard Jordan, as if he needs more street cred… “When success eludes a band, more often than not its missing component is easily detected. Amidst the thousands of unoriginal acts and the handful of successful ones, a few,…

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“THE ORIGINS OF FUNDAMENTALISM”

The FUNDAMENTAL Label originated from a troubled adolescence. Because I quit high school and had a difficult family life I could not take a real job. Instead, me, my cousin Brice and a friend – Jacob Bayer – began selling phonograph records at the numerous flea and farmer’s markets that dotted eastern Pennsylvania and southern New Jersey. This transpired during…

Fundamental Records Beginning

In the Beginning, God created Fundamental…

Sex, drugs, rock n’ roll, Quaaludes, LSD and Mescaline, the mafia, Morris Levy, Stiffed, stolen LPs and prog rock imports, Flipper, Butthole Surfers, Roky Erickson, Scratch Acid, Jesus Lizard, Eugene Chadbourne, Shockabilly, Jimmy Carl Black, Executive Slacks, Bunnydrums, Ruin, Stickmen, Bill Laswell, Philly punk, Naked Prey, Chip Kinman, Blackbird, Savage Republic, Red Temple Spirits, Shock Therapy, Dirtball, Used Carlotta, Six…