One of the most important and formative labels of all time, Shimmy-Disc was established in 1987 by musician and producer Kramer. Between 1987 and 1999, Shimmy-Disc released music from a vast array of artists such as Ween, Daniel Johnston, John Zorn’s Naked City, Jad Fair, King Missile, Kramer’s own bands B.A.L.L. and Bongwater (along with his numerous collaborations with ex-Soft Machine members Daevid Allen, Hugh Hopper and Robert Wyatt), Japanese noise heroes BOREDOMS and RUINS, the inimitable Reverend Fred Lane, and even some barely-musical exercises in “fringe” theatrical absurdities like GWAR. The label knew no bounds.

In 2020, Kramer was the Artist In Residence at Joyful Noise, a project which was intended not only to shine a light on Kramer as an artist, but to re-establish Shimmy-Disc as a label. Now Shimmy-Disc is back in full swing, releasing both digital and vinyl releases from new artists such as Gavin Preller and Emily Rodgers, as well as music veterans like Paul Leary.

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Vinyl LPs

JD Pinkus - Fungus Shui
JD Pinkus - Fungus Shui
JD Pinkus - Fungus Shui
JD Pinkus - Fungus Shui

JD Pinkus

JD Pinkus - Fungus Shui

Paul Leary - Born Stupid
Paul Leary - Born Stupid
Paul Leary - Born Stupid
Paul Leary - Born Stupid
Paul Leary - Born Stupid

Paul Leary

Paul Leary - Born Stupid

Jad Fair & Kramer - The History of Crying (Revisited)
Jad Fair & Kramer - The History of Crying (Revisited)
Jad Fair & Kramer - The History of Crying (Revisited)
Jad Fair & Kramer - The History of Crying (Revisited)

Jad Fair & Kramer

Jad Fair & Kramer - The History of Crying (Revisited)

Jad Fair & Kramer - The History of Crying LP + T-shirt Bundle
Jad Fair & Kramer - The History of Crying LP + T-shirt Bundle

Jad Fair & Kramer

Jad Fair & Kramer - The History of Crying LP + T-shirt Bundle

Let It Come Down - Songs We Sang In Our Dreams
Let It Come Down - Songs We Sang In Our Dreams
Let It Come Down - Songs We Sang In Our Dreams
Let It Come Down - Songs We Sang In Our Dreams
Let It Come Down - Songs We Sang In Our Dreams

Let It Come Down

Let It Come Down - Songs We Sang In Our Dreams

Permahorn - My Blood Carries My Dreams Away
Permahorn - My Blood Carries My Dreams Away
Permahorn - My Blood Carries My Dreams Away
Permahorn - My Blood Carries My Dreams Away
Permahorn - My Blood Carries My Dreams Away
Permahorn - My Blood Carries My Dreams Away

Permahorn

Permahorn - My Blood Carries My Dreams Away

The History of Crying (Ultra-Rare 2017 edition from Kramer's UK-ONLY
The History of Crying (Ultra-Rare 2017 edition from Kramer's UK-ONLY
The History of Crying (Ultra-Rare 2017 edition from Kramer's UK-ONLY

Jad Fair & Kramer

The History of Crying (Ultra-Rare 2017 edition from Kramer's UK-ONLY "Shimmy-500" label! on blood red vinyl - only 15 available)

Merch

Jad Fair & Kramer - The History of Crying LP + T-shirt Bundle
Jad Fair & Kramer - The History of Crying LP + T-shirt Bundle

Jad Fair & Kramer

Jad Fair & Kramer - The History of Crying LP + T-shirt Bundle

Jad Fair & Kramer - Crying T-Shirt
Jad Fair & Kramer - Crying T-Shirt
Jad Fair & Kramer - Crying T-Shirt

Shimmy-Disc

Jad Fair & Kramer - Crying T-Shirt

Paul Leary - Born Stupid T-Shirt - Design 2
Paul Leary - Born Stupid T-Shirt - Design 2

Shimmy-Disc

Paul Leary - Born Stupid T-Shirt - Design 2

Paul Leary - Born Stupid T-Shirt
Paul Leary - Born Stupid T-Shirt

Shimmy-Disc

Paul Leary - Born Stupid T-Shirt

5 Shimmy-Disc Stickers
5 Shimmy-Disc Stickers
5 Shimmy-Disc Stickers

Shimmy-Disc

5 Shimmy-Disc Stickers

Shimmy-Disc Logo T-Shirt
Shimmy-Disc Logo T-Shirt
Shimmy-Disc Logo T-Shirt
Shimmy-Disc Logo T-Shirt
Shimmy-Disc Logo T-Shirt
Shimmy-Disc Logo T-Shirt
Shimmy-Disc Logo T-Shirt

Shimmy-Disc

Shimmy-Disc Logo T-Shirt

New CDs

Gates of Light
Gates of Light

Gates of Light

Gates of Light

Vintage CDs (Factory Sealed)

Jad Fair & Kramer - Roll Out The Barrel (1988)
Jad Fair & Kramer - Roll Out The Barrel (1988)
Jad Fair & Kramer - Roll Out The Barrel (1988)

Jad Fair & Kramer

Jad Fair & Kramer - Roll Out The Barrel (1988)

Kramer - The Guilt Trip (1992)
Kramer - The Guilt Trip (1992)
Kramer - The Guilt Trip (1992)

Kramer

Kramer - The Guilt Trip (1992)

Kramer - The Secret of Comedy (1995)
Kramer - The Secret of Comedy (1995)

Kramer

Kramer - The Secret of Comedy (1995)

Kramer - Songs From The Pink Death (1998)
Kramer - Songs From The Pink Death (1998)

Kramer

Kramer - Songs From The Pink Death (1998)

Shockabilly - Vietnam, Heaven
Shockabilly - Vietnam, Heaven

Kramer

Shockabilly - Vietnam, Heaven

Various Artists - I Killed the Monster - 21 Artists Performing the Songs of Daniel Johnston (Second-Shimmy 2006)
Various Artists - I Killed the Monster - 21 Artists Performing the Songs of Daniel Johnston (Second-Shimmy 2006)

Jad Fair & Kramer

Various Artists - I Killed the Monster - 21 Artists Performing the Songs of Daniel Johnston (Second-Shimmy 2006)

Daniel Johnston - Artistic Vice
Daniel Johnston - Artistic Vice

Jad Fair & Kramer

Daniel Johnston - Artistic Vice

Daniel Johnston - 1990
Daniel Johnston - 1990

Jad Fair & Kramer

Daniel Johnston - 1990

KRAMER's 20 years on JOHN ZORN's TZADIK label (1998-2017)

...an exploration into the eternal mysteries of Time, and the fleeting, fractured nature of Memory

When Shimmy-Disc was consumed by vengeance and greed in 1998, Kramer felt that it might be time to take a few steps back from music, and explore his lifelong interests in cinema and the theater arts. He was invited by Arthur Penn to join him at The Actors Studio in NYC, becoming the great director's sole student, assistant director, and theater music composer. It wasn't too long, however, before one of Kramer's oldest friends, John Zorn, called him up and scolded him over his abandonment of music. Zorn then proceeded to commission four projects over the span of nearly twenty years for his Tzadik Records label...

Kramer - Let Me Explain Something to You About Art
Kramer - Let Me Explain Something to You About Art

Kramer

Kramer - Let Me Explain Something to You About Art

Kramer - The Greenberg Variations
Kramer - The Greenberg Variations

Kramer

Kramer - The Greenberg Variations

Kramer - The Brill Building
Kramer - The Brill Building

Kramer

Kramer - The Brill Building

Kramer - The Brill Building, Book Two, Featuring Bill Frisell
Kramer - The Brill Building, Book Two, Featuring Bill Frisell

Kramer

Kramer - The Brill Building, Book Two, Featuring Bill Frisell