Bands/Musicians SST Records Complete Artist Roster

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List of SST Records artists, listed alphabetically with photos when available. This SST Records roster includes both past and present artists. Popular SST Records bands and artists are all listed here with information such as what genre the bands fall under and what albums they're known for. If you're looking for any of these SST Records band's full discographies then click on their name and you can find them here on Ranker. The artists and bands on this list might be pop, rap, rock, electronic or any other genre, but what they all have in common is that they were signed by SST Records.

List artists include Soundgarden, Chris Cornell and many additional artists as well.

This page can help answer questions like, "Who are the best SST Records bands?" and "Which artists are signed by SST Records?"

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Always August is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list SST Records Complete Artist Roster
Always August Punk rock, Psychedelic rock Always August was an American psychedelic rock band from Richmond, Virginia signed with Greg Ginn's original label, SST Records. They released three albums on SST. Their first record, Black ...more

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Bad Brains is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list SST Records Complete Artist Roster
Crossover thrash, Thrash metal, Reggae Bad Brains is an American hardcore punk band formed in Washington DC in 1977. They are widely regarded as among the pioneers of hardcore punk, though the band's members objected to this term to ...more

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Bazooka is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list SST Records Complete Artist Roster
Bazooka Jazz, Punk jazz, Punk rock Bazooka was a musical band active in the early 1990s, and led by drummer Vince Meghrouni. Their music could be broadly classified as jazz, but also touched on other styles. All their albums were ...more

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Bill Stevenson is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list SST Records Complete Artist Roster
Punk rock, Hardcore punk John William "Bill" Stevenson is an American musician and record producer. He is the drummer, main songwriter, and the only constant for the California punk rock group Descendents ...more

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Bl'ast! is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list SST Records Complete Artist Roster
Bl'ast! Hardcore punk Blast is a California Hardcore punk and Punk rock band from Santa Cruz Los Angeles.

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Black Flag is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list SST Records Complete Artist Roster
Heavy metal, Punk rock, Hardcore punk Black Flag is an American hardcore punk band formed in 1976 in Hermosa Beach, California. The band was established by Greg Ginn, the guitarist, primary songwriter, and sole continuous member ...more

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Blood on the Saddle is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list SST Records Complete Artist Roster
Cowpunk Blood on the Saddle is a cowpunk band from Los Angeles formed in 1983. They released three albums before splitting up in 1987, with the band's only constant member Greg Davis forming a new ...more

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Bob Mould is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list SST Records Complete Artist Roster
Power pop, Alternative rock, Punk rock Robert Arthur "Bob" Mould is an American musician, principally known for his work as guitarist, vocalist and songwriter for alternative rock bands Hüsker Dü in the 1980s and

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Buffalo Tom is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list SST Records Complete Artist Roster
Rock music, Alternative rock Buffalo Tom is an American alternative rock band from Boston, Massachusetts, formed in 1986. Its principal members are guitarist Bill Janovitz, bassist Chris Colbourn, and drummer Tom Maginnis. ...more

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Chris Cornell is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list SST Records Complete Artist Roster
Rock music, Grunge, Psychedelic pop Chris Cornell is an American rock musician and singer-songwriter, best known as the lead vocalist, primary songwriter and rhythm guitarist for Seattle rock band Soundgarden and as former lead ...more

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Confront James is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list SST Records Complete Artist Roster
Confront James Rock music Confront James is a Los Angeles musical group. Its leader is Greg Ginn, who plays guitar and bass on all records. It also includes Richard Ray on vocals, and Andy Batwinas on Percussion. All ...more

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D. Boon is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list SST Records Complete Artist Roster
Alternative rock, Punk rock Dennes Dale "D." Boon, was an American singer, songwriter and guitarist. Active between 1978, when he joined The Reactionaries, and 1985, when he was killed in a van accident, Boon was ...more

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Das Damen is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list SST Records Complete Artist Roster
Alternative rock Das Damen was an alternative rock band from New York City, United States, formed in 1984. The band released several albums before splitting up in 1991. The band's name is fake German and ...more

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Descendents is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list SST Records Complete Artist Roster
Pop punk, Melodic hardcore, Skate punk The Descendents are a punk rock band formed in 1977 in Manhattan Beach, California by guitarist Frank Navetta, bassist Tony Lombardo and drummer Bill Stevenson. In 1980 they enlisted Stevenson's ...more

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Dez Cadena is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list SST Records Complete Artist Roster
Horror punk, Rock music, Punk rock Dez Cadena is an American punk rock singer and guitarist. He was the third vocalist and later rhythm guitarist for hardcore punk band Black Flag from 1980 to 1983. Cadena has played guitar with ...more

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Dicks is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list SST Records Complete Artist Roster
Blues-rock, Punk blues, Queercore Dicks are an American punk rock band from Austin, Texas, originally formed in 1980. They initially disbanded in 1986 before reforming in 2004. Dicks are considered influential in introducing the ...more

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Dinosaur Jr is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list SST Records Complete Artist Roster
Noise rock, Grunge, Alternative rock Dinosaur Jr. is an American rock band formed in Amherst, Massachusetts in 1984, originally simply called Dinosaur until legal issues forced a change in name. The band was founded by J Mascis, ...more

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Eddie Solis is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list SST Records Complete Artist Roster
Eddie Solis Heavy metal, Hardcore punk, Hard rock Eddie Solis is a Los Angeles music industry professional, musician, and show promoter. He has worked in sales, marketing and artist promotion at labels such as Century Media, Priority Records, ...more

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Elliott Sharp is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list SST Records Complete Artist Roster
Musical improvisation, Experimental music, Avant-garde Elliott Sharp is an American multi-instrumentalist, composer, and performer. A central figure in the avant-garde and experimental music scene in New York City since the late 1970s, Sharp has ...more

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fIREHOSE is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list SST Records Complete Artist Roster
Rock music, Alternative rock, Progressive rock Firehose was an alternative rock band consisting of Mike Watt, Ed Crawford, and George Hurley. They were initially active from 1986 to 1994, and reunited in 2012.

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Gary Lee Conner is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list SST Records Complete Artist Roster
Grunge, Alternative rock Gary Lee Conner was the lead guitarist for rock act Screaming Trees, along with his brother Van Conner, who was the band's bassist. Conner began his career with Screaming Trees in 1985 which ...more

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George Hurley is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list SST Records Complete Artist Roster
Noise rock, Musical improvisation, Experimental rock George Hurley is a drummer noted for his work with Minutemen and fIREHOSE. Even though he went to the same high school as D. Boon and Mike Watt he did not meet them until around 1978. That same ...more

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Grant Hart is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list SST Records Complete Artist Roster
Alternative rock Grant Hart is an American musician, best known as the drummer and co-songwriter for the influential alternative rock and hardcore punk band Hüsker Dü. After the band's breakup in 1988, ...more

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Greg Ginn is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list SST Records Complete Artist Roster
Instrumental rock, Heavy metal, Punk jazz Gregory Regis Ginn is an American guitarist, songwriter, and singer. He is best known for being the leader of and primary songwriter for the hardcore punk band Black Flag, which he founded and ...more

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Henry Rollins is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list SST Records Complete Artist Roster
Noise rock, Spoken word, Heavy metal Henry Rollins is an American musician, writer, journalist, publisher, actor, television and radio host, spoken word artist, comedian, and activist. Rollins hosts a weekly radio show on KCRW. He ...more

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Hiro Yamamoto is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list SST Records Complete Artist Roster
Grunge, Heavy metal, Alternative rock Hiro Yamamoto is an American bassist who was a founding member of grunge band Soundgarden, along with Kim Thayil and Chris Cornell in 1984. He left the band in 1990, and one year later, he ...more

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Hüsker Dü is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list SST Records Complete Artist Roster
Alternative rock, Punk rock, Post-hardcore Hüsker Dü was an American rock band formed in Saint Paul, Minnesota in 1979. The band's continual members were guitarist/vocalist Bob Mould, bassist Greg Norton, and drummer/vocalist ...more

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Keith Morris is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list SST Records Complete Artist Roster
Melodic hardcore, Punk rock, Hardcore punk Keith Morris is an American singer and songwriter known for his role as frontman of the hardcore punk bands Black Flag, Circle Jerks, and Off!. Born and raised in Hermosa Beach, California, he ...more

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Kim Thayil is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list SST Records Complete Artist Roster
Grunge, Heavy metal, Alternative rock Kim Thayil is an American musician best known as the lead guitarist of the Seattle-based rock band Soundgarden, which he cofounded with singer Chris Cornell and bassist Hiro Yamamoto in 1984. ...more

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Kira Roessler is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list SST Records Complete Artist Roster
Alternative rock, Punk rock, Hardcore punk Kira Roessler is an American bass guitarist, singer and Emmy award-winning dialogue editor. She is best known for her membership in the punk rock group Black Flag.

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Kirk Kelly is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list SST Records Complete Artist Roster
Anti-folk, Folk music Kirk P. Kelly is a folk singer, songwriter and labor activist from New York City. In the mid-1980s Kelly and a group of like-minded musicians started calling themselves "anti-folk" and ...more

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Lawndale is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list SST Records Complete Artist Roster
Instrumental rock, Alternative rock, Psychedelic rock Lawndale is an alternative surf rock instrumental band from Lawndale. The band was started in 1984 by guitar players and bassmen Rick Waddell, AKA Rick Lawndale and Jack Skelley and released two ...more

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Leaving Trains is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list SST Records Complete Artist Roster
Leaving Trains Punk rock, Indie rock, Post-punk The Leaving Trains were an American indie rock band from Los Angeles, California. The Leaving Trains were founded in 1980 by Falling James Moreland, a frontman who became known for his chaotic ...more

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Lee Ranaldo is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list SST Records Complete Artist Roster
Noise rock, No wave, Experimental rock Lee Mark Ranaldo is an American musician, singer-songwriter, guitarist, writer, visual artist and record producer, best known as a co-founder of the alternative rock band Sonic Youth. In 2004, ...more

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Mark Hosler is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list SST Records Complete Artist Roster
Mark Hosler Sound collage, Industrial music, Experimental music Mark Hosler is an American musician who is a founding member of the sound art collective Negativland.

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Mark Lanegan is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list SST Records Complete Artist Roster
Blues-rock, Rock music, Folk music Mark William Lanegan is an American alternative rock musician and singer-songwriter. Born and raised in Ellensburg, Washington, Lanegan began his musical career in 1984, forming the grunge band ...more

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Mark Pickerel is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list SST Records Complete Artist Roster
Grunge, Alternative country, Indie rock Mark Pickerel is best known as the original drummer for the Screaming Trees, a rock group from Ellensburg, WA, that formed in 1985. Other members of the band included the versatile singer Mark ...more

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Martin Bisi is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list SST Records Complete Artist Roster
Martin Bisi Martin Bisi is an American producer and songwriter. He is known for recording important records by Sonic Youth, Swans, John Zorn, Material, Bill Laswell, Helmet, Unsane, The Dresden Dolls, Cop ...more

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Matt Cameron is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list SST Records Complete Artist Roster
Garage rock, Grunge, Neo-psychedelia Matthew David "Matt" Cameron is an American musician who serves as the drummer for the American rock bands Pearl Jam and Soundgarden. After getting his start with the Seattle, ...more

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Meat Puppets is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list SST Records Complete Artist Roster
Grunge, Neo-psychedelia, Alternative rock Meat Puppets are an American rock band formed in January 1980, in Phoenix, Arizona. The group's original lineup was Curt Kirkwood, his brother Cris Kirkwood, and Derrick Bostrom. The Kirkwood ...more

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Mike Watt is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list SST Records Complete Artist Roster
Garage rock, Experimental rock, Protopunk Michael David "Mike" Watt is an American bassist, singer and songwriter. He is best known for co-founding the rock bands Minutemen, Dos, and Firehose; as of 2003, he is also the ...more

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Milo Aukerman is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list SST Records Complete Artist Roster
Melodic hardcore, Punk rock, Hardcore punk Milo Jay Aukerman is an American singer, songwriter, and research biochemist. Aukerman is most widely known for being the lead singer of the punk rock band the Descendents, a group widely ...more

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Minutemen is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list SST Records Complete Artist Roster
Dance-punk, Experimental music, Alternative rock Minutemen was an American rock band formed in San Pedro, California in 1980. Composed of guitarist/vocalist D. Boon, bassist/vocalist Mike Watt, and drummer George Hurley, Minutemen recorded ...more

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Mojack is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list SST Records Complete Artist Roster
Mojack Jazz fusion, Punk rock Mojack is an instrumental rock band, formed by ex-Black Flag guitarist Greg Ginn. The music of Mojack is similar to another one of Ginn's instrumental projects, Gone, however, it is much more ...more

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Murph is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list SST Records Complete Artist Roster
Alternative rock Emmett Jefferson "Murph" Murphy III is best known for being the drummer for the alternative rock band Dinosaur Jr.

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Negativland is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list SST Records Complete Artist Roster
Sound collage, Industrial music, Experimental music Negativland is an American experimental music band which originated in the San Francisco Bay Area in the late 1970s. They took their name from a Neu! song, while their record label is named ...more

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Opal is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list SST Records Complete Artist Roster
Rock music, Neo-psychedelia, Psychedelic rock Opal were an American alternative/psychedelic band in the 1980s. They were part of the Paisley Underground musical style. The group formed in the mid-'80s under the name Clay Allison, featuring ...more

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Overkill is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list SST Records Complete Artist Roster
Overkill L.A. or SST Overkill is a Hardcore punk/speed metalband started in 1980 in Los Angeles and which recorded two records on SST Records and some tracks on compilations. The band started as ...more

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Oxbow is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list SST Records Complete Artist Roster
Doom metal, Noise rock, Experimental rock Oxbow is an experimental rock band from San Francisco, California. Founded in 1989, Oxbow plays a blend of noise rock, avant-garde jazz, Contemporary classical music, and blues. The band has ...more

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Painted Willie is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list SST Records Complete Artist Roster
Painted Willie Punk rock Painted Willie was a punk rock band started in 1984 in Los Angeles by drummer and film-maker Dave Markey after the demise of his first band, Sin 34. They were active from 1984 to 1987 and ...more