I Fight Dragons

A Childhood Merger Come True

Heyo, Packy here. As you probably know, IFD has just signed with Atlantic Records! This is a colossal step forward in the band's path toward world domination, and we are SUPER excited to take this ridiculous 8-bit operation to the next level. But I think it should be known that this isn't the first time I have worked with Atlantic Records...

You see, when I was a kid I had a record label myself. True story. We were called Lightning Records. Our focus was on re-mastering and distributing back-catalog titles, especially on vinyl.  Our vinyl pressing process was as follows:

1. Take a paper plate from the kitchen
2. Cut out and discard the outer ridged area of the plate, leaving the flat center area.
3. Draw a circle in the center of the disc, and write in the track listing.
4. Vigorously black out the rest of the disc with a Sharpie
5. Poke a hole in the center with a pencil

Here's our logo as I imagined/drew it, brought to life with my paltry Photoshop skills:

Lightning-Records-Logo.jpg

After a successful run of vinyl releases (the White Album and "Sing, Sing, Sing," listed as "The Chips Ahoy Song" being our best-selling), Lightning got into the "Compact Disc" market. We became especially interested in re-releasing Led Zeppelin II on CD, but that required cooperation from Zeppelin's label, Atlantic Records

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Offers were made, deals were struck, hands were shaken, and the two labels had agreed to a joint venture re-release of Zeppelin II. Our graphics department combined the lighting bolt with the hurricane-looking swirl next to the Atlantic A, and Tropical Storm Records was born.

Tropical-Storm-Logo.jpg


So that's where my relationship with Atlantic really began. Alas, in the words of one Ladies Love Cool James, "Don't call it a comeback, I've been here for years." Or something like that.

See you in the future,
Packy


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Will Sexy said:

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Looks like you have your career post-IFD all planned out, Packy Mayo! I loves it!

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