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Published on August 20th, 2017 | by Alan Cross

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Hatenanny: The Record Label of the American Nazi Party

With so much talk of Nazis, white supremacists, and all the other scum of the alt-right recently, it might be instructive to review that this isn’t a new issue. Fascism’s roots in on this side of the Atlantic extend back to at least the Fascist League of North America, which was founded in 1923. They were followed by the Hilter-loving Silver Legion of America, the German American Bund, and the American Nazi Party.

It was this last group of deplorables, led by George Lincoln Rockwell (a hate-monger that was later assassinated outside a laundromat by one of his own troops) that decided to get into the music industry. Hatenanny Records (notice the play on the folk music word “hootenanny”) was formed in the early 1960s. Releases were exclusively 7-inch 45 RPM records sold through mail order and at rallies.

Look at the filth they released. Insanity.

 

 




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is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 30+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.


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