Welcome to GAJOOB’s Underground Music Museum

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About

The Underground Music Museum was officially started by Bryan Baker (that’s me) of GAJOOB Magazine in 2022. It’s a place to house all of the recordings, zines, correspondence and other things sent to GAJOOB since the mid-1980’s. The museum is organized around exhibits of material by artists, labels, publishers, organizations and other entities. Each exhibit contains a growing number of artifacts (cassettes, CDs, letters, press kits, photos, videos, etc.). The museum houses collections from GAJOOB and welcomes collections from other sources.

Recently Added Exhibits

  • Dave Fuglewicz

    Dave Fuglewicz

    #151 Dave Fuglewicz was a creator of electronic music since the early 80’s and active in independent music circles since 1990. As a longtime Tapegerm collaborator, he explored a wide range of styles working both solo and together with a wide range of artists from noise to spoken word. Before his passing he archived a large body of […]

  • Dino DiMuro

    Dino DiMuro

    #593 Dino DiMuro was one of my early favorite hometaper contacts; his quirky prog rock pop songs were full of quick changes and odd slices of life. Dino was first interviewed in GAJOOB #4.

  • Captive Audience/Pivotal Records

    Captive Audience/Pivotal Records

    Captive Audience is the electronic music project of Conley/Warwick. The duo was active in the underground tape world and contributed to Tapegerm in its beginnings and later as well. Captive Audience also created short films and distributed them on VHS tapes. Artifacts

  • Joseph Benzola’s Amanita Music

    Joseph Benzola’s Amanita Music

    Joseph Benzola is an independent multi-instrumentalist, composer, and producer living in NY. He does not conform to one discipline’ idiom~ or theory, but embraces all types of music’s and playing philosophies. He does not see a dichotomy between written or improvised, acoustic or electric, real time or sequenced, jazz, classical, rock, world music, etc. Instead, […]

  • Stephen George Smith

    Stephen George Smith

    Stephen was the first artist to respond to GAJOOB’s call for submissions to the Discussions CD project. I’m afraid this contirbution was the extent of Smith’s work appearing in GAJOOB. See Stephen George Smith on Apple Music

  • Leif(Kolt)

    Leif(Kolt)

    We received the 2005 debut release from Leif(Kolt) who is active beyond 2020 and also run Black Candle Tattoo Co.

  • The DiY Report

    The DiY Report

    The DiY Report was a free email newsletter published by GAJOOB between 1994 and 2001. 128 issues were published. The content centered on providing contacts and activities for underground recording artists.

  • Tangerine Tapes/The Cocker Spaniels

    Tangerine Tapes/The Cocker Spaniels

    Exhibit #03819 Tangerine Tapes is hometaper Sean Padilla’s label for his music and others he likes. GAJOOB reviewed 16-year-old Sean’s first tape, just a bunch of confused kids, and I was immediately blown away.

  • SHiT tapes

    SHiT tapes

    P08826 SHiT tapes was a label based in Bergen, Norway, started in 1980, releasing compilations of progressive, jazz, rock, and folk.