Thrill Jockey Records founder Bettina Richards talks 20 years of music without borders.
Twenty years ago, Bettina Richards lived
in a cramped fourth-floor walk-up in a particularly heroin-infested
section of pre-Giuliani Manhattan. Out of that apartment, Richards, a
In this week's print edition of Willamette Week, we spoke with Bettina Richards, the founder of venerable Chicago-based independent record label Thrill Jockey, about the label's 20th anniversary. Here is an extended version of that conversation.Willamette Week: What was the impulse to start the label in the first place? Bettina Richards: I’ve always been a record geek and music fan. I sort of stumbled ...