Where is Stanton Park?Is it here? Nope. Is this it? Not really. Here’s Stanton Park!
Sound Files Added to Site!
Ummmm… yeah!! This one has been long time coming. Promises were made (and broken) in the past several versions of this site. But finally(!) sound samples from nearly every track on all Stanton Park (and a few related) releases are now online for your listening pleasure. Read full story…
Since 1989 Stanton Park has featured the best in independent and hard to find garage, psych, punk 45s, LPs and CDs from all over the world. From the odd and obscure to the well-known artist; from the Boston scene to Rome; from the under-appreciated to the one-hit wonder.
Stanton Park, the label, began in the early 1980s to release bands revolving around a small group of Boston area musicians. Over the next several years, dozens of records were released by bands such as: Willie Alexander, the Bags, the Brood, Head and the Hares, Kenne Highland, Medicine Ball, Rising Storm, Voodoo Dolls, World of Distortion and more.
A small mailorder catalog and this web site followed to help fill in the long gaps between distributor payments. The catalog took on a life of its own growing to around 1500 titles at its peak. After 2000, with the shift to the aether, this site took over the entire distributon of the label and non-label mailorder items.