WaxTrax! Records cofounder Dannie Flesher dies at 58


The music that WaxTrax! brought to the world in the 80s and 90s was really important to me in the latter decade. I’ve seen a fair number of the former WaxTrax! performers, even helped some along the way. I’m sorry to see that both of its founders are gone now.

I love this line from the article: “In a 1991 interview with the Tribune, [WaxTrax! co-founder Jim Nash] laughed at the notion that he and Flesher were businessmen. ‘We’re in the business of chaos,’ he said.”

Author: Jason Haas

Jason is an elected member of the Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors, occasionally moonlights as an amateur gardener, and is a proud father of two, or three, depending on how you do the math.