The Thrill of it All

Thrill Jockey Records founder Bettina Richards talks 20 years of music without borders.


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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 self-professed    More
 
Wednesday, November 7, 2012 MATTHEW SINGER

Extended Q&A with Thrill Jockey Founder Bettina Richards

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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 ...   More
 
Wednesday, November 7, 2012 MATTHEW SINGER

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