Blonde Vinyl records started as imprint for two of Michael Knott's independent releases in 1984 and 1989. Sometime in 1990 or 1991, Michael decided to turn Blonde Vinyl into a full music label. The Christian music industry had started to grow a little stale during this time, so Knott decided to focus on developing bands that were creative and edgy. Blonde Vinyl released albums by bands that played styles of music that weren't very popular with the pop crowd, from punk to grunge, gothic to industrial, and synthpop to spoken word. In all, 32 albums and 3 compilations were released by Blonde Vinyl Records and/or one of the 3 official sub-labels, all of which were released on cassette and compact disc. When Blonde Vinyl's distributor (Spectra) went under in 1993, Michael attempted to resurrect Blonde Vinyl under the name of Siren records. This was a very short-lived attempt. Blonde Vinyl paved the way for the much more successful Tooth & Nail records, who inherited many unreleased Blonde Vinyl bands in 1993.