SST Records was the 'coolest, most respected' indie label in America. Until it wasn't.

 In 1966, Greg Ginn started a small electronics mail-order business specializing in modified World War II surplus radio equipment. Greg was twelve years old. He called the company Solid State Tuners.

Eventually, Greg turned his attention to music, and because record labels weren't interested in his band, Black Flag, he decided to start his own record label. He created SST Records and, in early 1979, released Nervous Breakdown, the first Black Flag EP.

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