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Slap-a-Ham Records

Slap a Ham Records was an independent label from San Francisco owned and operated by Chris Dodge, bassist of the band Spazz as well as others. The label is generally seen as a highly influential entity within the hardcore punk scene in California during the 1980s and 1990s, for the label issued releases by groups such as Crossed Out, Man Is the Bastard, Capitalist Casualties, among others. It is also considered to have played an important role in the development of powerviolence, a dissonant style of hardcore that is similar to grindcore and thrashcore. The label also issued early releases by well-known groups such as the Melvins and Eyehategod. The label lasted for about 13 years, officially shutting down in 2002. According to Dodge, this was due because of the September 11 attacks; "After the attacks, everyone stopped spending money" and as a result, Slap a Ham faced stagnate commerce, causing Dodge to go into debt.

Label roster



  • 13
  • Anarchus
  • Ancient Chinese Secret
  • Benümb
  • Burned Up, Bled Dry
  • Burning Witch
  • C.F.D.L.
  • Capitalist Casualties
  • Chris Dodge
  • Crossed Out
  • David Witte
  • Despise You
  • Discordance Axis
  • East/West Blast Test
  • Enemy Soil
  • Eyehategod
  • Fu Manchu
  • Fuck on the Beach
  • Gasp
  • Gob
  • Godstomper
  • Hellnation
  • Infest
  • Jimmy Walker
  • labhorher
  • Lack of Interest
  • MDC
  • Man Is the Bastard
  • Melt-Banana
  • Melvins
  • Monastery
  • Neanderthal
  • No Comment
  • No Less
  • No Use for a Name
  • Noothgrush
  • Otophobia
  • Phobia
  • Pink Turds in Space
  • Pissed Happy Children
  • Plutocracy
  • Rupture
  • Shank
  • Slave State
  • Slight Slappers
  • Spazz
  • Stikky
  • Suppression
  • Tomsk-7
  • Wink Martindale
  • Yacøpsæ

    Discography

    This list is organized by catalog number. All three Bllleeeeaaauuurrrrgghhh compilations were only released on 7" vinyl. All CD releases are bootlegs.