DEF AMERICAN
RECORDS

Def American Recordings was Formed in 1988 and Closed in 1993. founded by Rick Rubin in 1988 after splitting with then-partner Russell Simmons and Def Jam Recordings because of the formerís increasingly eclectic tastes. The first-ever Def American release was Slayerís Reign in Blood, which, ironically, had a Def Jam logo on its first pressing. However, because Simmons felt that it was not in line with Def Jam, and because Def Jamís then-distributor, Columbia/CBS Records, refused to release it, it was released through Geffen and Warner Bros., and Rubin took the rights of the release to the new label with him after the split. Initially, it was distributed by Geffen Records through Warner Bros. Records, but when Geffen refused to distribute the self-titled album by the Geto Boys and the controversy it caused, Rubin switched distribution to Warner Bros. proper, which released all subsequent Def American titles. Distributed by Geffen Records (1988-90), Warner Bros. Records (1990-93) Also Known As American Recordings [1993 to the present]

 
89 Masters Of Reality The Candy Song DEF AMERICAN DEFA 1
89 Wolfsbane Shakin DEF AMERICAN DEFA 2
90 Wolfsbane Õ Like It Hot DEF AMERICAN DEFA 3
90 Black Crowes Jealous Again DEF AMERICAN DEFA 4
90 Not Traced DEF AMERICAN DEFA 5
90 Black Crowes Hard To Handle DEF AMERICAN DEFA 6
91 Black Crowes Twice As Hard DEF AMERICAN DEFA 7
91 Black Crowes Jealous Again DEF AMERICAN DEFA 8
91 Slayer Seasons In The Abyss DEF AMERICAN DEFA 9
91 Black Crowes Hard To Handle [Re-Issue] DEF AMERICAN DEFA 10
91 Slayer  Seasons In The Abyss  DEF AMERICAN DEFA 11
91 Four Horsemen  Nobody Said It Was Easy DEF AMERICAN DEFA 12
91 Black Crowes Seeing Things DEF AMERICAN DEFA 13
91 Wolfsbane  After Midnight  DEF AMERICAN DEFA 14
91 Four Horsemen  Rockin Is Ma Business DEF AMERICAN DEFA 15
92 Black Crowes Remedy DEF AMERICAN DEFA 16
92 Danzig Dirty Black Summer  DEF AMERICAN DEFA 17
92 Trouble  Scuse Me   DEF AMERICAN DEFA 18
92 Not Traced DEF AMERICAN DEFA 19
92 Sir Mix-A-Lot Baby Got Back DEF AMERICAN DEFA 20
92 Black Crowes Sting Me DEF AMERICAN DEFA 21
92 Not Traced DEF AMERICAN DEFA 22
92 Black Crowes Hotel Illness DEF AMERICAN DEFA 23
92 Not Traced DEF AMERICAN DEFA 24
92 Jayhawks Waiting For The Sun  DEF AMERICAN DEFA 25
93 Not Traced DEF AMERICAN DEFA 26
93 Not Traced DEF AMERICAN DEFA 27
93 Jayhawks Settled Down Like Rain  DEF AMERICAN DEFA 28