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Sky’s ‘Westway’ Road test

Torque was a motoring TV show which ran from 1974 to 1980 on Australian station ABC, hosted by journalist and race car driver Peter Wherrett (pictured).   A selection of road tests from the series are now being re-broadcast under the banner Retro Focus Presents: Classic Torque Road Tests.   And one such clip is

Scheming Kennedys!

Schemers is a new feature film set in Dundee in 1979/80, dealing with the youth culture of the day and the dangerous business of music promotion.   It's the directorial debut of Scotsman Dave McLean, who used to manage Placebo and organise UK tours by the likes of Nirvana.   The

Don’t Sound Like No Sonet?

Sonet was a famous Scandinavian label founded in 1957 in Denmark - but in 1970, they launched a UK office, which originated their own productions.   Cherry Red now represent rights to much of Sonet's UK output by acts such as Brett Marvin & The Thunderbolts (see above), US

1979: Red Noise Revolt!

After the demise of 70s art rock legends Be Bop Deluxe, their front man quickly re-emerged with a new incarnation, Bill Nelson's Red Noise, in 1979.   This highly promising band were only ever granted one album, Sound On Sound, for Harvest Records before Nelson called it a day and concentrated

Edgar Jones And The Stairs

Ever since emerging with his unashamedly retro combo The Stairs in 1991, Edgar Jones (alias Edgar Summertyme) has carved a splendid niche in exhuming the spirit of mid-60s US garage rock and British R&B.   The Liverpudlian singer, songwriter and bassist has now brought his extensive catalogue of over a dozen albums to Cherry

Drink The Elixir

Formed in the mid-1980s, London band Elixir were part of the boom in British Heavy Metal (nicknamed NWOBHM), driven in part by the success of Iron Maiden and Def Leppard.   Cherry Red now represent the rights to several albums by Elixir, namely Lethal Potion (1990), Sovereign Remedy(2004) and Live (2005). Drop us a line

The Expelled on Doom Patrol!

Doom Patrol is an American web TV series based on the DC Comics superhero team of that premiered in February on the DC Universe channel.   Included in the soundtrack was 'Blown Away', an obscure punk gem by The Expelled - both sides of which are controlled by Cherry Red.   The track originally appeared

Mighty Baby In Action!

Created in 1969 out of the ashes of Mod favourites The Action, Mighty Baby embraced the "playing" style of West Coast psychedelic bands like The Grateful Dead, alongside a fascination with Sufism.   The result was a unique fusion of psychedelia, blues, world music and other styles.   Cherry Red now represent their cult 1971 album A Jug Of

Trapeze With Ease!

Formed in 1969, Trapeze were part of an explosion in British heavy rock music. The band were fronted by the soulful tones of Glenn Hughes and signed to Moody Blues' label Threshold in 1970.   Three albums followed, Trapeze,Medusa and You Are The Music

Cherry Red Get Brett

Having cut his teeth in the Sixties with psychedelic bands Tintern Abbey and Elmer Gantry's Velvet Opera, Paul Brett fronted his own band (Paul Brett's Sage) before going solo in 1973 to develop is considerable skills on guitar.   Cherry Red now present some twenty albums by a maestro