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Tim/Kerr Records
FounderThor Lindsay & Tim Kerr
Country of originFlag of the United States.svg  United States
Location Portland, Oregon

Tim/Kerr (also known as T/K) was an American independent record label in Portland, Oregon, United States, run by Thor Lindsay and Thomas "Tim" Kerr IV from 1985 until 1999. [1] [2] [3] Between 1978 and 1984 Lindsay and Kerr were also co-owners of an independent record store in Portland called Singles Going Steady [1] [4] (not to be confused with the later store in Seattle of the same name).

In a 1996 Interview with Billboard magazine, Lindsay stated that the label had been founded originally to release a collaboration between William S. Burroughs and Gus Van Sant titled The Elvis of Letters. [3] The label also released albums by Everclear and The Dandy Warhols, both of whom were later signed by Capitol Records. [3] In 1992 Tim/Kerr released a tribute compilation by Pacific Northwest artists called Eight Songs for Greg Sage and the Wipers. Later, more artists were added, it was re-issued on CD as Fourteen Songs for Greg Sage and the Wipers. In 1993 the label released a collaboration between Kurt Cobain and author William S. Burroughs titled The "Priest" They Called Him .

According to AllMusic, the following musicians had releases through Tim/Kerr: [5]

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  1. 1 2 "Thor Lindsay, Co-Founder of Legendary Portland Record Label Tim/Kerr, Has Died". Willamette Week. 2017-07-17.
  2. "Thomas Kerr IV obituary". The Oregonian. 2019-08-03.
  3. 1 2 3 Morris, Chris (1996-11-16). "Tim/Kerr Growing Force Among Indies: Mercury Pact Frees Label To Develop Talent". Billboard . p. 15.
  4. "Thor Lindsay Heard the Future of Portland, and He Put It on Record". Willamette Week. 2017-07-25.
  5. "Record Reviews, Streaming Songs, Genres & Bands". AllMusic. 2017-07-14. Retrieved 2017-07-19.[ dead link ]