Chiswick Records

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Chiswick Records
Founded 1975
Founder Ted Carroll
Roger Armstrong
Defunct 1983
Distributor(s) EMI
Genre Power pop, pub rock, punk, new wave
Country of origin United Kingdom
Location London, England

Chiswick Records was a British independent record label. Chiswick was the "first true 'indie' label to be established in Britain for nearly a decade".[1] The label has been described as "significant" in the "punk era".[2] It released some of the earliest records recorded by Billy Bragg, Kirsty MacColl, Shane MacGowan, the band that became Simple Minds, and Joe Strummer.

History[edit]

The label was started by Roger Armstrong and Ted Carroll in 1975 as a subsidiary of Rock On Records. Shortly after Trevor Churchill joined, it was incorporated into Swift Records Ltd. Two years later it entered into a licensing deal with EMI. Subsidiary Ace Records was started in 1978, and Chiswick closed in 1983, and its back catalog is still owned by Ace Records Ltd.

Hit artists include The Damned, Motörhead, Radio Stars, and Sniff 'n' the Tears.

The label released a number of sampler compilation albums showcasing their bands. These included Submarine Tracks & Fool's Gold (Chiswick Chartbusters Volume One) (1977) and Long Shots, Dead Certs And Odds On Favourites (Chiswick Chartbusters Volume Two) (1978).

Artists released by Chiswick[edit]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Thompson, Dave (2000). Alternative Rock. San Francisco: Miller Freeman Books. p. 748. ;
  2. ^ Joynson, Vernon (2001). Up Yours! A Guide to UK Punk, New Wave & Early Post Punk. Wolverhampton: Borderline Publications. p. 11. ISBN 1-899855-13-0. ;

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