Smorgasbord Records started out as Smorgasbord fanzine in 1986 by a hardcore fan named Chris Daily
from Stamford CT. After a few issues of Skate Confusion zine, Chris changed the name to Smorgasbord
Zine and then he took the magazine to the next level in 1988 with the release of the "X marks the spot" 7"
compilation. This release marked the end of the magazine and the beginning of the record label.
Chris continued to put out records for the next eight years and then in 1996 he decided that he no
longer had the time to continue. Jeff Terranova from Up Front and Chris worked out a deal, and in early
1996 Jeff was the new owner of the label. Jeff continues to run the label as a one man DIY effort and
puts out newer unheard of hardcore, punk, and rock acts that he has faith in. The main criteria of the
label is that the releases are wholeheartedly liked by Jeff, and that goes for not only the music, but
the lyrics and the relationship between Smorgasbord and the band members. The underground hardcore/punk scene
was always like a big extended family to Jeff and that's what he tries his best to maintain with Smorgasbord
Records. Smorgasbord Records and the underground music scene have given so much to Jeff over the years and doing
the label is Jeff's way of giving something back. The label has been the home for such classic hardcore acts as
Up Front and Wide Awake and has been a stepping stone for bands like Bloodlet and Hatebreed. A smorgasbord indeed...
but not of food, of music. From the straight edge hardcore legends Wide Awake and Up Front to the punk rock 'n roll
sounds of the Dead 50's to the hardcore/rock punch of Windfall to the in your face hardcore/punk of Fast Times,
Smorgasbord Records continues to stay true to the underground music scene.
Here is, to the best of our knowledge, a complete discography list
for all of our vinyl releases!
"X Marks The Spot" 7" compilation
on black vinyl
Re-released in 1994 by Striving For Togetherness Records 1,000
Pressure Release - "pass it on"
Awake - "last straw", "wide awake"
Release - "never give in"
Up Front - "something to strive
for", "one step ahead", "live and let live"
Up Front "Spirit" LP
1st press 1,100 on black vinyl,
black and white covers
2nd press 500 on black vinyl, magenta covers and lyric
3rd press (around 1989 with funding and distribution by Demilo Records)
white vinyl and 1,000 blue vinyl, black and white covers with band logo in blue
700 Translucent Red (Record Store Day 2014 Exclusive), 300 Red, 286 Green
once and for all, all of me, our best, left behind, expression,
it up, second thoughts, what we need.
foolhearted, one step
ahead, deliverance, new leaf, stand tall,
decisions, spirit, something to strive
Edgewise "Silent Rage" 7"
1st press 1,000 black
vinyl and 200 green marble, blue labels
2nd press 500 black vinyl and 200 red
vinyl, purple labels
even the score, caught, long run
silent rage, stance, harsh reality
Conviction "A Question Of Commitment" 7"
500 black vinyl, silver and black labels
a question of commitment,
statement of pride, peering into darkness
Forbearance "Times We Had" 7"
1st press 800 on
times we had, jigsaw puzzle
club, pronoun trouble
"Voice Of The Voicless" 12" LP compilation
(to benefit Adopt-A-Cow,
A.L.F., S.A.C.A., and A.R.M.)
3,000 pressed all on black vinyl
to Doghouse Records shortly after on CD which is still avaialble)
Juvenocracy "through their eyes"
"product of greed"
Worlds Collide "effect of the age"
Of Today "no more"
Split Lip "evolution"
From The Heart "feast"
"in defense of reality"
Discipline "truth, facts or lies"
Majority Of One "one man"
Rob R Rock "cruelty free"
1st press 800 black and 200 red
500 black and 500 clear
225, barbed wire
1st press 1,000 black vinyl and 500 dark red
Up Front "What Fire Does" 7"
2,000 black vinyl, soft paper printed sleeves with
Pennsylvania address for Smorgasbord Records
All the rest have cardboard, glossy, glued covers
with Carmel, NY as the Smorgasbord Records address
1,000 black vinyl, 250 blue vinyl, 250 green vinyl,
250 red vinyl, 250 gold vinyl, 300 Hand Numbered on
Grey Marble Vinyl (Record Store Day 2014 Exclusive)
Smorgasbord # 11
Hatebreed "Under The Knife" 7"
500 white vinyl, 300 red vinyl, 200 gold vinyl,
200 green vinyl, 300 blue vinyl, 500 Orange vinyl,
6,000 black vinyl, 500 black vinyl with a limited edition photocopied
cover, 528 clear vinyl, 434 Grey Marble
Smorgasbord # 12
Trouble Is... "Tempest In A Teapot" 7"
100 clear vinyl, 200 green vinyl, 200 blue vinyl,
200 gold vinyl, 800 black vinyl
Smorgasbord # 18
Fast Times "Where Were You..." 7"
100 orange vinyl, 200 pink vinyl, 200 clear vinyl,
200 white vinyl, 200 gold vinyl, 1,200 black vinyl
Smorgasbord # 19
Show Of Hands "A New Day Not Forgotten" 7"
200 pink vinyl, 200 orange vinyl, 200 blue vinyl,
1,100 black vinyl
Smorgasbord # 28
Windfall / Psychopunch Split 7"
500 blue vinyl, 500 blue mixed with white vinyl