|Tian An Men 89 Records was created in 1993 in the purpose of releasing
punk music from parts of the world where, due to financial reasons, civil
wars, or lack of record factories, there is no possibility for the bands to
release their music on vinyl.
We got the idea after extensive travelling and meeting great bands in
various corners of the world. Our idea of punk is to accept that exist
different definitions of it in different places. Punk is universal and
transcends cultures. It is definitely not a sterile, narrow style, monopolized
by Westerners, as some would like to believe.
We release limited editions vinyl records (500 copies) coz it seems that's
been enough so far for the worldwide underground punk network which is
usually more into the latest MTV cloned punk stars. We don't care coz we
know WHY we do this and that's certainly not for the money! 20% of each
release pressed is sent to the bands as their share, so that records are
also distributed in the country of origin. Our records (and books!) are not
distributed through the commercial circuit. DIY network only. Tian An Men
89 is non-profit and fueled by passion and friendship only!
Tian An Men 89 believes individual positive actions and international
solidarity can make a change towards a fairer and more beautiful world.