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FAST POST-PUNK!

Fast Product, launched by Bob Last in 1978, was a truly seminal British post-punk label, providing a template for what followed (Factory, Rough Trade, etc.), which burned brightly for two years before being re-born in 1981 as Pop:Aural. We're now the proud representatives for the

THE OI!PRESSED

The Oppressed are a Welsh Oi! band formed in 1981 as an outlet for vocalist Roddy Moreno. An outspoken advocate for racial unity within the skinhead and Oi! scenes, Moreno released the band’s albums on his own label Oi! Records. Cherry Red has acquired the rights to the band’s catalogue, including

FREEDOM TRAIN TO SKAVILLE!

Back in the Sixties, he was nicknamed 'The Godfather Of Ska' - and with good reason. Laurel Aitken was one of the most successful Jamaican musicians and writers of his day, with a prolific output. Ranging from R&B, Ska and Rocksteady to the Skinhead Reggae of the late 60s

Firefly Folk

Bridget St. John is a singer-songwriter and guitarist best known for the three albums she recorded between 1969 and 1972 for John Peel’s Dandelion label. Blessed with a rich, cello-like vocal style, Bridget was one of the leading artists during that creative high water mark in folk history. One of her

Assembling Avengers

Avenger were a New Wave Of British Heavy Metal (NWOBHM) band from Newcastle-upon-Tyne, formed in 1982. We are now the exclusive representatives for their 1984 Roadrunner album Blood Sports and 1985 LP Killer Elite, alongside bonus tracks and unreleased songs. Cherry Red are purveyors of many authentic tracks from the NWOBHM scene,

A Penny For Your Thoughts

Dantalian’s Chariot were born during the heady days of psychedelia’s ‘Summer of Love’ boom in 1967. Duly inspired, keyboard player/vocalist Zoot Money formed the band with Andy Somers (guitar, sitar – later known as Andy Summers in The Police), Pat Donaldson (bass) and Colin Allen (drums). They attracted praise for their innovative music, a light show imported

Falling Into Place

We now have exclusive rights to the albums Falling Up and Diamond Jack And The Queen Of Pain by experimental genius Kevin Ayers. Active in the psychedelic movement of the 1960s, Kevin was a founding member of Soft Machine before recording a series of solo albums for Harvest, Island, Virgin and others. Such is

Keys To The Pallas

Pallas are a Scottish prog-rock band and were at the vanguard of the wave neo-progressive in the early 1980s, alongside acts like Marillion, Pendragon and Solstice. We now have the rights to band’s self-produced 1981 album Arrive Alive, alongside additional singles and BBC recordings. Cherry Red hold the rights to many

Dealing With Damage!

Criminal Damage was an independent punk label set up in the early 1980s by Chris Green, which hosted releases from the likes of The Membranes, goth rock outfit Ausgang, The Stills, Twisted Nerve, Destructors, Dead Man’s Shadow, Look Back In Anger, Stunt Kites and many more.  Active from 1982 to 1986, Criminal Damage (or most of its output,

BT – It’s Good To Talk!

Bernie Tormé boasted many talents – a rock guitarist, singer, songwriter, record label boss and recording studio owner. Sadly, the Irishman died in 2019 but his music lives on. Having made his name with Gillan, Ozzy Osbourne and Atomic Rooster, he made several solo records which are now represented by