Despite the rather Metal-looking logo, Grudge Records were anything but a True Metal Label at heart. Browsing their discography it seems that at least someone at the top may have had a taste for classic rock/Hard Rock, but the classic HM signings seem a bit haphazard. Many of them weren't even real bands, but more the sort of *Metalploitation* studio projects that the infamous Metal Enterprises used to hash out. That being said, there's also some absolute scorchers in their discography that no self-respecting Metalhead should live without, hence I had no hesitations about including Grudge Records in this index.

Some time in 1988-89 they got bought up by BMG and became more of an "anything-goes" kinda label. The most metallic release I've come across was a Jersey Dogs album, otherwise it's mostly mediocre hard rock (at best), aor, disco, pop, blues, even a movie sountrack or 3. I'm not going to waste my time with this part of their history and neither should you.
 
   
Cover Cat# Artist Title Format Year Comment
GR 0951
Frank Marino
Full Circle
LP
1986
Not Metal. Blues Rock.
GR 0952
Fist
Danger Zone
LP
1985
 
GR 0953
Damien Thorne
The Sign Of The Jackal
LP
1986
GR 0954
Killer Dwarfs
Stand Tall
LP/CD
1986
 
GR 0955
Convict
Go Ahead... Make My Day
LP
1986
Licensed from Cobra Records.
GR 0956
Original Sin
Sin Will Find You Out
LP
1986
Licensed from Cobra Records.
GR 0957
Alias
s/t
LP
1987
 
GR 0958
Brian Auger
Here And Now
LP
1987
Not Metal. Rock.
GR 0959
Grudge
Barbarians Of The New Earth
LP
1986
 

GR 0960

Wilbert Harrison
Greatest Classic R&B Hits
LP
1986
Not Metal (duh!)
GR 0961
Lords Of The Crimson Alliance
s/t
LP
1986
GR 0962
The Godz
Mongolians
LP
1987
 
GR 0963
Crack The Sky
Raw
LP
1987
 
GR 0964
Razorbacks
More Love Less Attitude
LP
1987
 
If anyone knows more about this release, please get in contact, either via the forum or by e-mail.
GR 0965
?
?
LP
198?
 
GR 0966
Charlie Karp & The Name Droppers
s/t
LP
1987
Not Metal. Rock (?)
GR 0967
Ded Engine
Hold A Grudge
LP/CD
1988
While not a complete masterpiece there's not a thing I'd wanna change from Ded Engine's honest, back-alley Metal ooze. Scott Litz's Rob Halford'y vocals are stronger than ever and overall I'd say this one tops the debut.
Compiled by DaN Edman. Additional info by Avenger.  
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