Numero Group’s ‘Ork Records: New York, New York’ Nominated for a Grammy

Numero Group’s ‘Ork Records: New York, New York’ Nominated for a Grammy

Numero Group’s 2015 release Ork Records: New York, New York is nominated for a Grammy Award

Ork Records: New York, New York
The Complete History and Recordings of the World’s First Punk Rock Record Label

4LP or 2CD Box Set released on 30 October 2015

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Watch a teaser video for the release featuring original live footaage of Richard Hell performing Blank Generation:

Chicago’s Numero Group has received it’s sixth Grammy nomination, this time for Ork Records: New York, New York. Nominated for Best Historical Album, the deluxe four album box tells the story of Terry Ork, a film-obsessed fugitive of Warhol’s Factory set. Ork’s impresario ear would pull damaged, literate new rock music from the pregnant Bowery grime of CBGB, resulting in debut 45s by Television and Richard Hell, as well as landmark recordings by the Feelies and Lester Bangs. It’s a tale of Charles Ball, who’d steer Ork Records through solo exploits by Big Star’s Alex Chilton and the dBs’ Chris Stamey. And it’s a tale told across 4 LPs (or 2 CDs) in scorching sides by Richard Lloyd, Marbles, Prix, Mick Farren, Cheetah Chrome, the Idols, the Erasers, the Revelons, Student Teachers, and more. The 190-page hardback book features evocative, unseen imagery, a portal opened by on-the-scene photojournalists as crucial to documenting punk’s conception in the squalid Lower East Side as the walls of CBGB itself. Ork Records: New York, New York is a visionary glimpse of punk and new wave as invented, nurtured, feted, and forgotten by the street-level artisans who attended the genres’ arrival.

“Given Ork’s pivotal role in capturing “damaged, literate” CBGB’s punk, it’s shocking to realise how belated this compilation is.” Mojo 4*s

“A pleasantly bitchy book gives all the Ork acts their due, with a raft of rare tracks completing the picture.” Uncut – Reissue of the Month

“Heroically in-depth liner notes tell the full warty story of a label whose output still stimulates.” Q 4*s

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Numero Group’s ‘Ork Records: New York, New York’ Nominated for a Grammy