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C.I.A. Records


Brief Historical Note

C.I.A. Records is a D.I.Y. Houston Texas record Label formed by the band Really Red in 1978. C.I.A. Records was home to numerous groups including, most notably, Really Red, Mydolls, Culturcide, I’llbeonthefönetoyou, Doomsday Massacre, Marching Plague, Introverts, Anarchitex, The Chadbourne/Gonzales Collusion, Antiquated Views of the Future, and David Dove. C.I.A. Records has been described as “an organization that was less a traditional label and more of a local collective.”

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

C.I.A. Records Company Records

Identifier: 2021-016
Dates: 1979-2020
Scope and Contents

This collection contains materials from the C.I.A. Records company that date from 1979 to 2020 (with a bulk of the material from the early 1980s). The C.I.A. Records features notable material from the early punk band Really Red and other primarily Houston bands. The collections contain letters, photographs, tour dates, contracts, license contracts, magazine reviews, zines, music magazines, flyers, email correspondence, singles, long-playing albums, and cassette tapes.