Pour Some Out for Wax Trax Co-Founder Danny Flesher

via The Chicago Tribune: “Dannie Flesher, who oversaw the internationally acclaimed Wax Trax record store and label in Chicago during the ‘80s and ‘90s, has died at age 58.

Flesher died Sunday in his home town of Hope, Ark., of pneumonia. He had dropped out of the music business after Wax Trax folded and his life and label partner Jim Nash died in 1995. Flesher had returned to Arkansas in 2005 to live with family members.

Nash and Flesher opened a Wax Trax store in Denver in the ‘70s, then moved their operation to Lincoln Avenue in 1978. Their store, stocked with imported punk and electronic music, defined the cutting edge and was like the city’s island of misfit toys, where punks, freaks and outsiders gathered to buy music, advertise shows and plot their futures.”

Check the rest of the Trib obit HERE.

Wax Trax gifted me the joy of angry dance at an early age, whether late Monday nights at Neo or in my bedroom after school. If you’re too young to remember or didn’t have a good enough ID to get in, let us take a trip back together now in the Sleep Never Time Machine. Thanks for the jams, gents.

Front 242 “Headhunter”

MINISTRY “New World Order”

My Life with the Thrill Kill Kult “The Devil Does Drugs”

KMFDM “Megalomaniac”

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