Original Ralph Records catalog poster for Fall 1981
San Francisco: The Cryptic Corporation / Ralph Records, 1981. Vintage two-sided, two-color, fold-out Ralph Records catalog poster for Fall 1981. Featuring releases from Fred Frith, MX-80 Sound, Renaldo and the Loaf, [The] Residents, Snakefinger, Tuxedomoon, and Yello, as well as compilation lps, t-shirts, badges, and short films, as well as guidance for not submitting your music to Ralph Records.
Ralph Records and its graphic wing Pore-Know Graphics (Porno Graphics) was founded in 1972 to publish the work of the multi-media art collective The Residents. In the late 1970s Ralph Records began releasing other experimental and avante-garde musicians including those promoted on this poster. In 1976 The Residents formed The Cryptic Corporation to manage and represent the band and took over the day-to-day operations of Ralph Records. Ralph Records closed in 2010.
20.25 x 11 inches. Near Fine, with a center vertical crease and light edgewear.
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