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Founded by Jay Faires in 1989 in Carrboro, North Carolina, Mammoth Records was one of the premiere independent record labels of the 1990s. Its roster featured such diverse talent as Antenna, Blake Babies, Chainsaw Kittens, Dash Rip Rock, Dillon Fence, Far Too Jones, Frente!, Fun-Da-Mental, Fu Manchu, Jason & the Scorchers, Joe Henry, Juliana Hatfield, Kill Creek, Machines of Loving Grace, The Melvins, My Friend Steve, Squirrel Nut Zippers, The Sidewinders, Vanilla Trainwreck, Velo-Deluxe, and Victoria Williams. The label released British rockers A's US releases under license from Warner Bros. Records' UK division.

The label went from a stand-alone company to being a part of a joint venture with Atlantic Records in 1993. The label hit the open market again in 1997.

Faires sold Mammoth Records to The Walt Disney Company in 1998.

Mammoth Records was folded into Hollywood Records in 2003.



A Picture Made - Past EP
Downsiders - All My Friends Are Fish

Blackgirls - Procedure
Blake Babies - Earwig
Dash Rip Rock – Ace of Clubs
Dillon Fence - Dillon Fence EP
Joe Henry - Murder of Crows
The Bats - The Law of Things
The Sidewinders - Witchdoctor

Blake Babies - Sunburn
Chainsaw Kittens- Violent Religion
Dash Rip Rock - Not of this World
Frequency - North Carolina Compilation
Joe Henry - Shuffletown
The Bats - Compiletely Bats (Mammoth/Flying Nun)

Antenna- Sway
Blackgirls - Happy
Blake Babies - Rosy Jack World EP
Dash Rip Rock - Boiled Alive
Dillon Fence - Christmas
Juliana Hatfield - I See You EP
Machines of Loving Grace - Machines of Loving Grace
The Bats - Fear of God
Vanilla Trainwreck - Sofa Livin' Dreamazine

Antenna - Sleep EP
Big Wheel - Holiday Manor
Chainsaw Kittens - Flipped Out in Singapore
Chainsaw Kittens - High In High School
Dillon Fence - Rosemary
Joe Henry - Short Man's Room
Juliana Hatfield - Hey Babe
Juliana Hatfield - Forever Baby
Machines of Loving Grace - Burn Like Brilliant Trash EP (Remixed by Trent Reznor of NIN)
Vanilla Trainwreck- Sounding To Try Like You

Antenna- For Now EP
Antenna- Hideout
Big Wheel- Slowtown
Blake Babies- Innocence & Experience (Best Of)
Chainsaw Kittens- Angel On The Range
Dillon Fence- Outside In
Frente! - Labour of Love (EP)
Joe Henry - Kindness of the World
Juliana HatfieldBecome What You Are
Machines of Loving Grace - Concentration (Mammoth/Atlantic)
The BatsSilverbeet (Mammoth/Flying Nun)
Transmissions From The Planet Dog - Volume 1 (Mammoth/Planet Dog)

Blake Babies – Nicely, Nicely - re release
Chainsaw Kittens- Pop Heiress (Mammoth/Atlantic)
Dillon Fence – Living Room Scene
Eat Static – Implant
Frente! - Marvin , The Album (Mammoth/Atlantic)
Jabberjaw Compilation – Good to the Last Drop (feat. Girls Against Boys, Beck, Hole and Teenage Fanclub)
Joe Henry – Fireman's Wedding EP
KCRW Rare On Air - Rare On Air Vol. 1 (feat. Nick Cave, Leonard Cohen and Tori Amos)
Kinney - Down Out Law
Kill Creek – St. Valentine’s Garage
Laundry – Blacktongue (Mammoth/Prawn Song)
Porch (Mammoth/Prawn Song)
The BatsSpill the Beans EP
Vanilla Trainwreck- Mordecai
Velo-Deluxe- Superelastic
Victoria Williams – Loose
Victoria Williams – Swing the Statue! - re release

Alphabet Soup – Layin Low in the Cut (Mammoth/Prawn Song)
Banco de Gaia – Last Train to Lhasa (Mammoth/Planet Dog)
Banco de Gaia – Maya (Mammoth/Planet Dog)
Bandit Queen – Hormone Hotel
Children of the Bong – Sirius Sounds (Mammoth/Planet Dog)
Eat Static – Abduction (Mammoth/Planet Dog)
Eat Static – Epsylon (Mammoth/Planet Dog)
Eskimo – The Further Adventures of Der Shrimpkin (Mammoth/Prawn Song)
Feed Your Head – Volume 1 (Mammoth/Planet Dog)
Fun^Da^Mental – Seize the Time (Mammoth/Beggars Banquet)
Jason & the Scorchers – A Blazing Grace
Juliana HatfieldOnly Everything
KCRW Rare on Air - Rare On Air Vol. 2 (feat. Cibo Matto, Joni Mitchell, the Cranberries and Philip Glass)
Machines of Loving GraceGilt (Mammoth/Atlantic)
Quadruped – Vol 1 (Mammoth/Planet Dog
Seven Mary ThreeAmerican Standard
Squirrel Nut Zippers - The Inevitable
The BatsCouchmaster
Various Artists - Up and Down Club Sessions Vol. 1 (MR0103-2)
Various Artists - Up and Down Club Sessions Vol. 2 (MR0104-2)
Victoria Williams – This Morning: Live in Toronto
Vowel Movement- Vowel Movement (Mammoth/Atlantic)

Clarissa – Silver
Dirty Dozen Brass Band- Ears To The Wall
Frente! – Shape (Mammoth/Atlantic)
Fu Manchu – In Search Of...
Future Loop Foundation – Time and Bass (Mammoth/Planet Dog)
Jabberjaw Compilation – Pure Sweet Hell (feat. Everclear, Mary Lou Lord and Jawbreaker)
Jack Drag - Jack Drag (Mammoth/Hep-Cat)
Jason & the Scorchers – Clear impetuous Morning
Jason & the Scorchers – Reckless Country Soul (re-release) (Mammoth/Praxis)
Joe Henry – Trampoline (Mammoth/Atlantic)
Kill Creek – Proving Winter Cruel
Melvins - Stag (Mammoth/Atlantic)
MTV Buzz Bin - Volume One: The Zen Of Buzz Clips (Mammoth/MTV) (feat. the Dave Matthews Band, Radiohead and the Stone Temple Pilots)
Planet Dub – Planet Dub (Mammoth/Planet Dog)
Pure – Generation Six-Pack
The Raymond Brake - Never Work Ever (Mammoth/Hep-Cat)
Squirrel Nut ZippersHot

Clarissa – Blood and Commons
Elevate – Interior (Mammoth/Hep-Cat)
Fabric – Woolly Mammoth (Mammoth/Hep-Cat)
Fu Manchu – The Action Is Go
Jack Drag –Unisex Headwave (Mammoth/Hep-Cat)
KCRW Rare on Air - Rare On Air Vol. 3 (feat. Fiona Apple, Patti Smith and Ben Folds Five)
MTV Buzz Bin - Volume One: The Future Of Buzz Clips (Mammoth/MTV) (feat. D’Angelo, The Flaming Lips and The Chemical Brothers)
Seven Mary Three - RockCrown
Squirrel Nut Zippers - Sold Out EP
Strangefolk – Weightless in Water
The Backsliders – Throwin’ Rocks at the Moon
Two Dollar Pistols - On Down the Track (Mammoth/Hep-Cat)

April March – Lessons of April March (Mammoth/Ideal)
Creeper Lagoon – I Become Small and Go (Mammoth/Ideal)
Far Too Jones – Picture Postcard Walls
Jason & the Scorchers – Midnight Roads and Stages Seen
Jocelyn Montgomery & David Lynch - Lux Vivens: The Music of Holdegard von Bingen
KCRW Rare on Air - Rare On Air Vol. 4 (featuring Radiohead, Tom Waits, and Sarah McLachlan)
My Friend Steve – Hope and Wait
Natural Calamity – Peach Head (Mammoth/Ideal)
Pure - Feverish
Seven Mary ThreeOrange Ave.
Squirrel Nut Zippers- Perennial Favorites
The Hope Blister – Smile’s OK (Mammoth/4AD)
The Wiseguys – The Antidote (Mammoth/Wall of Sound)

10 Cents - Buggin' Out (Mammoth/Ideal)
Backsliders – Southern Lines
Dirty Dozen Brass Band – Buck Jump
Freestylers – We Rock Hard (Mammoth/Freskanova)
Fu Manchu – King of the Road
Mathus & His Knockdown Society – Play Songs for Rosetta
Joe HenryFuse
Whalen – Jazz Squad
KCRW Morning Becomes Eclectic - Morning Becomes Eclectic Vol. 1 (feat. Cake, Air, PJ Harvey and Pink Martini)
Mark Lizotte – Soul Lost Companion
Splendid - Have You Got A Name For It (Unreleased)
Squirrel Nut Zippers - Christmas Caravan
Squirrel Nut Zippers - The Inevitable
Strangefolk – A Great Long While
Styles of Beyond – 2000 Fold (Mammoth/Ideal)

Blake Babies – Rosy Jack World Re-Release
Frankie Machine - One
Squirrel Nut Zippers - Bedlam Ballroom

Freestylers – Pressure Point
Fu Manchu – California Crossing
Joe Henry – Scar
Seven Mary ThreeThe Economy of Sound

Squirrel Nut Zippers The Best Of Squirrel Nut Zippers

Hurricane Streets - feat. Marcy Playground, “Sex and Candy”, Xzibit and De La Soul
Jesus' Son – feat. Wilco and Joe Henry
Orgazmo - (Mammoth/ideal) feat. Wu-Tang Clan, Dust Brothers, Trey Parker and Matt Stone and Smashmouth
Reality Bites - feat. Juliana Hatfield, U2 and Dinosaur Jr.
The Crow - feat. Machines of Loving Grace, RATM and The Cure
The Crow: City of Angels - feat. Seven Mary Three, Iggy Pop and Deftones

Artist Links

Mammoth Classics on You Tube
Mammoth 20th Birthday
Seven Mary Three
Juliana Hatfield
Squirrel Nut Zippers
Joe Henry
Dillon Fence
Dash Rip Rock
Fu Manchu
Blake Babies
Chainsaw Kittens
Victoria Williams
KCRW Morning Becomes Eclectic
John Strohm's Music Blog

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