Bad Afro Records is an independent record label based in Copenhagen, Denmark. The label was founded in 1996 with the purpose of releasing rock’n’roll, punk, surf and garage rock from the Scandinavian countries + Finland. The first half of our existence the label worked with bands such as The Hellacopters, Turbonegro, The Nomads. The Flaming Sideburns, Backyard Babies, Sweatmaster, The Defectors, The Burnouts, Ricochets, Mother Superior, Larry & the Lefthanded, The Royal Beat Conspiracy, 22 Pistepirkko and Silver as well as many other bands pretty much in the same vein.
From 2002 and on the label slowly took a bend towards psychedelic rock and Bad Afro is currently working with artists such as Baby Woodrose, Spids Nøgenhat, The Dandelion, The Setting Son, The Dolly Rocker Movement, Telstar Sound Drone and Dragontears. We look for good tunes but are not afraid of acid.
After 13 years of “Pushing Scandinavian Rock to the Man!”, as the original slogan goes, the label took another turn and decided that it was too boring only releasing music from Scandinavia. In came the Dolly Rocker Movement and The Dandelion from Australia, The Mojomatics from Italy and Cosmonauts (US).
Bad Afro loves vinyl and all releases are released in this format. Which does not mean that we oppose digital music or, well….Bad Afro is connected to iTunes, Amazon, E-music, Klicktrack, TDC PLAY, FNAC, WIMP, Spotify, Napster, Rhapsody, Nokia and many, many other digital shops so if you want the music that way it’s fine by us. But vinyl rules!
About coloured vinyl on Bad Afro here’s a quick guide to how it works: Since 1997 the first print of 7″s has been on black vinyl, the second print on red vinyl, 3rd print on green, 4th print on purple vinyl, 5th print on blue vinyl and 6th print on white vinyl. As I started to do LPs I took the same route but of cource there has been some fuck ups along the way like the Baby Woodrose LP Money For Soul which has been printed at least 4 times but only now has been printed on red vinyl. But general rule is black, red, green, purple, blue and white vinyl. Future reprints on Bad Afro will have a sticker indicating what colour the vinyl is. Pretty nerdy but handy when the LPs are shrinkwrapped.