Wax Trax!: Industrial Rabble-Rousers

Collection Contents: 1 Film, 2 Story, 2 Playlist
Industrial Accident: The Story of Wax Trax! Records

Through an independent record store and label, Wax Trax!, two men take a tribe of outsiders and misfits on a ride through the 1980s underground. Despite internal chaos, Wax Trax! Records creates a new music genre that gains global recognition. As the label grows in reputation, a series of unfortunate events almost cause its influential history to be lost forever. A Coda Cornerstone Collection.

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The improbable story of a gay couple from Kansas — Jim Nash and Dannie Flesher — who in 1978 opened a Chicago record store called Wax Trax, catering to a community of misfits and turned it into the launching pad for the rise of industrial music. Photos: Patty Heffley and Wax Trax! Archives.