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Welcome to the Au Go Go Record Store, which first opened its doors in 1987 & recently relocated in June 2000.

We specialise in independent/ alternative/underground releases from all over the world, in every conceivable genre. We also have a large pre-loved record department, chock-full of collectable goodies. And we've sorted through our vast hoard of rarities, available by mail order, which we're sure will be of particular interest to our interstate and overseas customers!

If you want to check out what's new in the store this week, go to the new releases section. If you want to know what's rockin' our worlds at the moment, check out the recommendations on our staff page.

We now mainly offer up our monthly newsletter online, though we are working at re-igniting the print version, so stay tuned. If you'd like to join our online subscription, simply click here. To view a list of interviews from past Useletters, click here.
Monday: 9:30am - 6pm
Tuesday: 9:30am - 6pm
Wednesday: 9:30am - 6pm
Thursday: 9:30am - 7pm
Friday: 9:30am - 9pm
Saturday: 9:30am - 5:30pm
Sunday: CLOSED
Street Address: 2 Somerset Place
Melbourne, VIC 3000
Postal Address: GPO Box 542
Melbourne, VIC 3001
Phone: (61+3) 9670 0677
Fax: (61+3) 9602 5899
Below is a brief history of Au Go Go the Record Label. You can also view a complete discography.

"Chariots Of The Gods?" (CD EP)
ANDA 244

The Au Go Go Record Label had its origins in the halcyon days of Melbourne's late 70's punk/new wave scene. The label has been around since 1979, before other independent labels such as Citadel, Waterfront and Greasy Pop. The label's first 25 releases were all debuts for various bands.

The label was founded by Bruce Milne and then-partner Philip Morland, and has fostered the likes of Little Murders, The Scientists, The Moodists, Harem Scarem, The Zimmermen, GOD, No and more recently The Meanies, Magic Dirt, Snout and Spiderbait. Bruce's involvement with the underground music scene began when he managed young bands, started up the punk fanzine Pulp with Clinton Walker, and also worked for Keith Glass at Missing Link Records.

Au Go Go's debut release was the 'Overnight' EP from Two Way Garden. In quick succession over the next three years, the label issued debut singles and EPs from the likes of Clint Small, Little Murders, Scapa Flow and Wrecked Jets.

Greta Moon joined Au Go Go in 1982, and the label's efforts became more concentrated and concerted, issuing a series of seminal releases from the likes of The Moodists and highly influential band The Scientists. Over the 1984-86 period, Au Go Go consolidated its position as Melbourne's pre-eminent bastion of the independent scene, with releases from The Zimmermen, Harem Scarem and the Sunset Strip becoming solid sellers.

During the period from 1987-89, as well as releasing local records such as GOD's classic single 'My Pal', The Hollowmen's 'Broken Stuff' LP and No's awesome 'Once We Were Scum, Now We Are God' mini-LP, Au Go Go began licensing product from American labels, giving important Australian exposure to such influential bands as Sonic Youth, Big Black, Butthole Surfers, the Lemonheads, Mudhoney and Dinosaur Jr.

An offshoot label, Giant Claw Records, was started by Bruce Milne in 1989 and issued a string of 7" singles from some of the best bands around the globe, from Oz to Japan to NYC to Germany and lots of places in between!

Au Go Go's distributor in the USA:
Mordam Records
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