Fallout was started in July, 1984 by Russ Battaglia and Bruce Pavitt, and originally sold skateboards as well as records. After Bruce left to pursue other interests, Russ's wife Janet stepped in. The two of them ran the store, eventually dropping the skateboards and adding a selection of books and comics, until September of 1999, when long-time (since 1986) on-&-off employee Tim Hayes took the helm and ran the store until its closing in February of 2003.
Tim kept the old Fallout spirit going while making some changes and enhancements. Fallout took pride in providing an outlet for independently produced music, zines & comics, and continually expanding our offerings to additional genres like jazz, soul, and soundtracks.
To get an idea of some of the musicians and artists who have stopped by Fallout over the years for a signing, a performance, or just to hang out, visit our photo gallery.
For more about Fallout's history and the "changing of the guard" back in 1999, take a look at these articles from The Seattle Times and The Seattle Weekly. For some nice write-ups regarding the store's closing, see these pieces from The Stranger and Tablet.
You can e-mail us at info (at) falloutrecords (dot-com).
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