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Fruit Of The Loom

Grapefruit is Cherry Red’s bespoke psych/garage-era imprint, devoted to issuing single-artist career anthologies and definitive versions of rare and classic albums dating from the 1966-70 timeframe. All releases boast authentic artwork, rare photos, detailed liner notes and from-the-masters sound quality. Coming in July is the

Evidently Chickentown

Frank Chickens are a Japanese synth-punk pop group who formed in 1982. Favourites of John Peel, they have performed at the Edinburgh Fringe, hosted a television chat show on Channel 4 and have released five studio albums, including Get Chickenized (1987) and Club Monkey (1988), both of which are now

Deep Burn!

Formed in early 1970 by former Deep Purple bassist Nick Simper, Warhorse  began life as backing band for singer Marsha Hunt. Their self-titled debut album was released in late 1970 on Vertigo, with their next album Red Sea released in 1972. A fine example of the era’s progressive hard rock, listen

Sixty Year Old Ravers!

Next month, our Grapefruit label unveils the latest of our year-by-year summaries of cutting edge bands – this time celebrating the 60th anniversary of the year when British R&B music went global. Having A Rave-Up boasts over 90 slabs of snotty teenage(ish!), testosterone-fuelled mayhem, many of which we

Cookin’ With The Crew

Cookie Crew were an all female British hip hop music duo consisting of Cookie Pryce (MC Remedee) and Susie Banfield (Suzy Q) from South London between 1983 and 1992. Their career took off after winning a national rap championship and recording two sessions for the John Peel BBC Radio 1 show. They

Cherry Blue

Ever since, perhaps, Robert Johnson sold his soul at that mythical crossroads, The Blues has influenced and inspired pop and rock down the decades. We boast all manner of blues-flavoured recordings – British and American, from intimate acoustic works to out-and-out blues rock – by

Musical Ammo!

Across the very late 1960s and 1970s, Chris Arnold, David Martin and Geoff Morrow were prolific songwriters and producers, often operating under the Ammo identity (including some releases on the Ammo label). We’re pleased to represent vast tracts of the Ammo output, including albums by

Magick Music?

Cherry Red now represent the Magick Eye catalogue. Formed in 1991, the label quickly built up a worldwide reputation for its dub/ambient/psychedelic output via artists including Astralasia, Magic Mushroom Band, Another Green World, UVX  andChildren Of Dub. (The company also hosted an indie offshoot, Chameleon

Saints Or Sinners?

Last year, we released a 3-CD collection entitled All God’s Children, centred on Christian-themed and other spiritually-inspired British music 1967-74, by Prog Rock and Folk acts such as Salamander, Bourbon Street Mission, Unicorn, Medicine Head, Kevin Coyne and many others. In stark contrast, albeit with

Anthem Of The Free

‘I Want To Be Free' was one of Toyah’s biggest hits, reaching No. 8 in the UK in 1981. Bolstered by the performance of the previous single, ‘It's A Mystery’, and backed by an appearance on Top of the Pops, ‘I Want To Be Free' helped promote her accompanying