An Overview of Our Music Production Company and Founder

Punk Rock Records is a record label that has been producing world-renowned music for various artists and bands since 1983. Our company was founded by Martin J. Munsch, an American record producer and recording engineer from Wyckoff, New Jersey.

The Man Behind the Label

For more than four decades, Martin “Marty” J. Munsch has been working with punk rock, gothic, post-punk, and sub-genre bands as a music producer and engineer. In 1989, he established a multimedia and productions group. Its purpose is to serve as an overarching foundation for the production, promotion, and recording of media for the various labels he founded. These include:

  • Punk Rock Records (1983)
  • Northern Front Records (1987)
  • Eastern Front Records (1988)

A Genius in Eccentric Sounds

Marty is known for his innovation and entrepreneurship. He would utilize different ideas in producing promoting and marketing music, such as heavy guerrilla ambush-style techniques. His approach often included the use of room-as-equipment, to achieve reverb, delay and convolution with microphone rigging, unconventional stripped and minimal drum kits, heavily modified, rare vintage amplifiers, cabinet or surrounding alterations to create unique sounds.

Music Production, Engineering, and Mastering Work

1983-1994

"With Sympathy" by Ministry (1983) – Post-Mastering Engineer

"Revolution Rock Edits and Dubs" by The Clash (1985) – Sound Engineer and Producer

"Revolution in the Classroom" by Sex Pistols (1988) – Mastering Engineer

"A Better Tomorrow" by Dysfunctional Youth (1991) – Producer and Mastering Engineer

"East Coast Assholes" by Violent Society Through Punk Rock Records (1994) – Producer

1995

"Battalion Of Saints" Live At CBGB's NYC - Live Engineer Mastering Engineer Producer

"East Coast Assholes" by Violent Society  Punk Rock Records – Producer

"East Coast Assholes" by Violent Society  Punk Rock Records – Dead Elvis records Producer, Mastering

"East Coast Assholes" by Violent Society Versions 2 Through Reissue Schuylkill Records – Producer

"More East Coast Assholes" Compilation  Punk Rock Records – Producer Mastering Engineer

"Another Generation Lost" by Bomb Squadron – Mastering Engineer

"Not Enjoyin' It" by Violent Society – Producer

"Negative Attention" by Violent Society on Vinyl, 7", 33 ⅓ RPM (Originally Released on "Not Enjoyin' It") – Producer

"Anthems For Arbor Day" By Heft 7" Producer Engineer - Bob Both Studio Engineer

"Bang Bang Lu-Lu/England Belongs To Me" by Trauma School Dropouts – Producer

"Some More East Coast Assholes" by Various

"You're A Punk Slave" by The Rash – Producer, Sound Engineer, and Mastering Engineer

1996

"For Being Young / Last call For Alcohol EP" by U.S. Chaos – Producer, Mastering Engineer, and Sound Engineer, Bob Both Engineer

"A !@#$ Scared Government" by Basic Skills – Producer,  Mastering Engineer, and Sound Engineer

"Yes, I Am Talking To You" by Terabithia – Producer

"Punk Dwellings" – Post Producer Advisory

"Live At CBGB" by Peter and The Test Tube Babies – Live Sound Engineer, Producer, and Mastering Engineer

"The Rise of Punk" by Violent Society – Producer

"This City Sucks" by Trauma School Drop Out's Identity Crisis – Producer and Sound Engineer

"Scene and Heard" by The Mishaps – Producer and Mastering Engineer

1997-1999

"Lunachicks Live at The Pipeline" (1997) By The Lunachicks Live Tracking Engineer

"Bang Bang Lu-Lu/England Belongs To Me" by Trauma School Dropouts (1997) - Producer Engineer Arrangement

"New Dawn in 21st Century" by The Suspects (1997) – Sound Engineer

"Live at The Pipeline Club" by U.K. Subs in Newark, New Jersey, US (1997)

"Down The Drain" "Parasite" by L.E.S. Stitches (1998) – 3 Vers. Ea. Co-Producer

"East Coast Assholes" by Violent Society Through Reissue Schuylkill Records (1998) – Producer

"You Can’t Hear A Picture" by U.S. Chaos (1999) – Producer, Sound Engineer, and Mastering Engineer

"Shadow Traffic" by When In Roam (1999) – Producer

"Crawl Into Your Nightmare" by Ritchie Murder And The Guilloteens (1999) – Producer and Mastering Engineer

2001-2004

"DDSM's" by Dean Dean and The Sex Machines 7" (2001) – EP Producer and Mastering Engineer

"She's Got a Gun" by New York Rel-X (2002) – Producer

"She's Got a Gun/Paranoia" by New York Rel-X (2002) – Producer

"Getting High in Glen Rock High School" by Above All Hope – Producer and Mastering Engineer

"Unreachable" Single EP by The Dead Heroes (2004)

2005-2010

"Broken Bones And Power Chords" Vol.1: New York's Finest (CD, Comp) by Various Artists Through Crosscheck Records (2005)

"I Told You Once" by Broken Heroes (2005) – Producer and Mastering Engineer, (Bob Both Studio Engineer)

"Smashing Hippies" by Broken Heroes (2005) – Producer and Mastering Engineer (Cert. YouTube 100,000 Digital Release)

"Live at CBGB's" by TSOL (2006) – Producer, Engineer

"Busy Signal" Single by The Stun Gunz (2006) – Producer and Mix Engineer

"The Girls Can't Get Enough" LP by The Stun Gunz (2007) – Producer and Mix Engineer

"Way Too Loud For Rock N’ Roll" by The Flair Up's (2008) – Producer and Mastering Engineer

"A Marty Munsch Production" (2010) – 20 Years of Punk Rock Records

"Stopping Evolution Dead In It's Tracks" by U.S. Chaos – Producer, Sound Engineer, and Mastering Engineer

2011-2020

"Insides" by Pazz Kluger (2011) – Producer and Mastering Engineer

"The Skinhead Shake" by Dysfunctional Youth (2013) – Producer and Mastering Engineer

"Send It Out" by The Antics (2014) – Producer and Engineer

"When I'm Alone" by The Antics (2015) – Producer and Engineer

"On The Beach" by The Accelerator (2015) – Producer, Mastering Engineer With Studio Engineer Robert Both

"A Better Tomorrow" by Dysfunctional Youth CD and EP (2018) – Producer and Mastering Engineer

"Barbed Wire Love" by Dysfunctional Youth Single (2018) – Producer and Mastering Engineer

 

2020-2022

"Eye For An Eye" B/w "Don't Wana Live"By U.S. Chaos Single 1984 #3 Re-Release 45 and Single (2022) - Mastering Engineer

Other Information About Marty

Marty Munsch is also known for his critics on The Beatles, often saying that their producer, George Martin, had a lazed style with the band. He mentioned that although they had massive sales, their sound was “horrible” and that they were “mediocre at best.”

Aside from his involvement in the music industry, Marty also worked on movies. He appeared in the 2008 film “All Grown Up: The Movie.” Additionally, his produced and mastered song for U.S. Chaos, “For Being Young,” was used in the movie “Pariah.”

Get in Touch With Our Company

For more information about our record label, please do not hesitate to contact us at your convenience. We will be more than happy to answer any questions you may have.