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Bar/None's logo while They Might Be Giants were on the label.

Bar/None Records, based in Hoboken, New Jersey, is an independent record label started in 1986 by Tom Pendergast to release a record by Rage To Live, whose members included Glenn Morrow. Morrow would soon become a partner and later owner of the label. Later that year, Morrow, who had heard the 1985 Demo Tape convinced Pendergast to contact They Might Be Giants and sign them to their first label. Bar/None put out all of TMBG's releases until the Johns signed with Elektra in late 1989. Tom Pendergast was later interviewed by Myke Weiskopf — in the interview, he states that his favorite TMBG song was "The Day". Bar/None was also Mono Puff's label for their second album, It's Fun To Steal, released in 1998.

Marjorie Galen, who co-founded the Hello CD Of The Month Club with Flansburgh, was formerly employed by Bar/None. A number of musicians signed to Bar/None released EPs through the Hello Recording Club, including Brian Dewan and Freedy Johnston. Some other musicians associated with TMBG, such as The Ordinaires and Oppenheimer (for their US releases), have also been signed to the label.


Name Artist Year
They Might Be Giants They Might Be Giants 1986
Don't Let's Start (EP) They Might Be Giants 1987
(She Was A) Hotel Detective (EP) They Might Be Giants 1988
Lincoln They Might Be Giants 1988
They'll Need A Crane (EP) They Might Be Giants 1989
Miscellaneous T They Might Be Giants 1991
It's Fun To Steal Mono Puff 1998

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