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About this website

Why hardcorepunkvinyl?


“History will be kind to me, for I intend to write it.” (Winston Churchill)

I thought it was time to write about some stuff I did or saw.


This website is organized by Flo (he, him), the person behind HeartFirst Records and Norwegian Leather Records. I used to write for The Bonzen fanzine in the mid 80s. I also started a distribution around the same time. The website wouldn’t be possible without the help of many friends.

About the pictures

Unless otherwise noted, all pictures were taken by myself.  


Whenever something isn’t by me, I ask for permission and give credit. This can be a bit tricky because sometimes I don’t know who took certain pictures. I follow these general rules for pictures on this website: 

  • I post pictures I took myself.
  • I post pictures that were sent to me over the decades as prints (for example, by pen pals).
  • I ask my partners in crime to let me post their pictures.
  • For flyers, I post most of them for documentary purposes, no matter where they are from.  



Don’t just take stuff from here and pretend it’s your own. Nothing here is watermarked because it just looks shit, but respect the work of the creators.

Should you ever find something here that you don’t want published, please let me know. Maybe you’re a famous person now and don’t want the world to know about your punk rock past.


The makers of this website want to hear from you if you want to share some knowledge about our topics.

Photo by Mosh Krüger

Label infos

Ramblings about how you should run your small label. Now that it's almost too late I bring my experience to the web. Who cares?


Does the world need another blog like this? Probably not.

Vinyl culture topics

I like DIY punk vinyl culture. I hate mainstream vinyl culture. And I hate record collectors. Go figure.