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There are at least 3 artists with the name Kramer. First, the owner of defunct Shimmy Disc records. Second, a progressive rock band. Third, a producer of electronic dance music.

1. Kramer is a legendary artist, producer and former owner of the now defunct Shimmy Disc record label. He has produced such bands diverse bands as GWAR, Low, King Missile, Deep Jimi And The Zep Creams, Urge Overkill and Galaxie 500. His first label, Shimmy-Disc, left it’s imprint on the Indie music scene during its heyday from 1987-2000. Kramer dropped out of the music business, then returned with a new label, Second Shimmy and started producing, mixing, mastering, and releasing works again. In the past couple of years, he’s worked with over 100 bands/artists in the US, Europe, Japan, Australia, and Canada, including Jessie & Layla, 22-Pistepirkko, Monotonix, Harper Simon, GG Allin, HowardAmb, Tiny Tim, and other experimental/indie music. The first band he played in was with New York Gong, where he first met the legendary guitarist/pyschedelic pothead pixie Daevid Allen. Bill Laswell played bass in that band for a time. Then, in the early 80s, he teamed up with Eugene Chadbourne and created a whole new pyschedelic sound of new wave and rockabilly. Shockabilly only released two recordings before disbanding. Kramer setup his now famous studio in New York called Noise New York and some of the bands on his fledgeling new label were astonished at the quality of sounds that Kramer could produce in his rinky dink little studio.


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  • squiggins

    yeah, what's up with the random capitalization? makes it look like my college roommate designed the page.

    19 Jun 2012 Reply
  • tjd9

    What's with the change to capital and lower case letters - from "Kramer" to "kRaMeR"?

    22 May 2012 Reply
  • thybbuk

    fuck, can't you edit a wiki page, idiots?

    12 Nov 2011 Reply
  • wizzxx

    Also a Seinfeld character

    3 Nov 2010 Reply
  • plcnlc

    also a polish rock band

    8 Sep 2010 Reply
  • ativke

    Nederlands step the fuck back

    2 Jun 2010 Reply
  • squiggins

    Mark Kramer isn't the first entry because you find Mark Kramer on the Mark Kramer page.

    6 Dec 2009 Reply
  • parrymason

    Also a Dutch progressive rock band. [2]

    27 Jul 2009 Reply
  • Salt_The_Fries

    Why isn't Mark Kramer the first entry?

    9 Apr 2009 Reply
  • Boz6420

    exactly.. I wrote him an email a while back, and just included my mailing address for the hell of it.. you know what that son o a bitch did?? he sent me an autographed copy of Bongwater's TOO MUCH SLEEP, which is probably my favorite BW cd.. really cool.. it made my day/week/year/decade

    27 Nov 2008 Reply
  • Boz6420

    My ALL-TIME musical icon !!

    24 Oct 2008 Reply
  • howardAmb

    A living Genius

    11 Oct 2008 Reply
  • Joeteren

    Also a Dutch progressive rock band.

    11 Apr 2008 Reply
  • JuaNaxo

    Kramer jajjaja el imitador xD

    19 Jan 2008 Reply
  • missmango

    Fred and Ginger saw you coming

    3 May 2007 Reply
  • lactophobia

    Wonderful - why didn´t anybodyx told me about him earlier ???

    17 Mar 2007 Reply

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