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What's Your Favorite RECORD LABEL?

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by K.P., Jun 25, 2015.

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  1. vince

    vince Stan Ricker's son-in-law

    Oh, and I still have a soft-spot in my heart for ZTT!
     
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  3. c-eling

    c-eling I never dreamed another way.

    Quite a short roster they had didn't they Vince?, out of my horde I just have a old Propaganda cd on them
     
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  4. BigManRestless

    BigManRestless Forum Resident

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    There was a label around about a decade ago called Planet Clique and I loved everything on that label, especially SuperJupiter. They put out three official (I assume, or semi-official) B-52's remix EPs of tracks from Whammy!, Mesopotamia and Wild Planet. I'm not a huge fan of dance remixes but these were very well done. The guys behind it worked as producers / remixers Manhattan Clique (or MHC).

    SuperJupiter: You Know

     
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  5. DEAN OF ROCK

    DEAN OF ROCK Forum Resident

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    FAME
    Stax
    Now Sounds
    Real Gone
     
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  6. I think Reprise have been the most consistant for me in terms of production and quality pressings.
     
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  7. BigManRestless

    BigManRestless Forum Resident

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    I loved their initial burst - Art Of Noise, Frankie Goes To Hollywood, Propaganda (and Act). I even liked Das Psycho Rangers even though it seemed no one else did. When it all went 808 State and Seal I lost interest.
     
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  8. Mylene

    Mylene Senior Member

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    Leedon
     
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  9. Mylene

    Mylene Senior Member

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    Regal Zonophone
     
  10. Mylene

    Mylene Senior Member

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    Pye International
     
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  12. vince

    vince Stan Ricker's son-in-law

    Well... just the fact that they would 'screw' with the heads of collectors; dozens of different mixes, covers, and the long, laborious 'intellectual' liner notes............ those were the days!
     
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  13. onionmaster

    onionmaster Tropical new waver from the future

    Island, a label that has releases from as diverse artists as Bob Marley And The Wailers, The B-52's, Nick Drake, John Martyn, Roxy Music, Sparks, Anthrax, Grace Jones and countless others, not to mention beautifully designed record labels (I think the pink rim, and it's Blue Mountain and Mango offshoots, are the prettiest labels ever). In recent years they have also been quite good at archive releases, particularly the Wailers Deluxe Editions.

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  14. Mylene

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  16. c-eling

    c-eling I never dreamed another way.

    Oops forgot RRE/Play it again Sam
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  17. Mylene

    Mylene Senior Member

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  18. Sid Hartha

    Sid Hartha Well-Known Member

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    I'm pretty sure he means the record company and its roster of artists.

    From my perspective (child of the '60s), I'm inclined to agree with you about Columbia. I can't think of another label that had as many awesome singles on the charts from '65-'75 and beyond. As a result, I do equate this label design with quality:

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  19. raphph

    raphph Forum Resident

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    Sixties and early seventies A&M - I trust that label so much I would have bought everything they released if I was alive.
     
  20. bleachershane

    bleachershane Forum Resident

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    Genesis, Van der Graaf Generator... Spent a good bit of teens spinning this label (sad isn't that as a 12 year old I discovered prog before punk!)
     
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  21. Arkay_East

    Arkay_East Forum Resident

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    I'm with the OP in that I was born in 77 and listened to a lot of underground indie in the 90s. I had a lot of Matador, Up, 4AD and Touch and Go.

    Nowadays, I think my favorites are Daptone, Ubiquity and Stones Throw for new stuff. Quite a few from Southern Lord as well.

    Blue Note and Verve have been on my radar for a long time. Stax and Motown/Kudu for 60/70s soul
     
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  22. krisjay

    krisjay Forum Resident

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    Maine
    Bad Afro Records
    Home of Baby Woodrose, Dragon Tears, Spids Nogenhat and others. Some of the best psych/pop, psych, coming out.
     
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  23. Scope J

    Scope J Senior Member

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  24. Dudley Canuck

    Dudley Canuck Active Member

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    Sire.
    Any label who had the balls to put out THE RAMONES in the middle of the 70's gets my vote for that alone.
     
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  25. Scope J

    Scope J Senior Member

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    Michigan
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