Flicknife Records

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Flicknife Records was an independent record label set up in the United Kingdom in 1979 by Marc "Frenchy" Gloder, and Gina 'Wild Thing' Nares. It specialised in psychedelic rock and Hawkwind and ex-members solo projects. Throughout the 1980s, it released material from artists such as Michael Moorcock, Robert Calvert, Hawkwind, The London Cowboys, Erazerhead, Alien Sex Fiend, Nico and Underground Zerø. An associated label, The Trust, was home to Specimen and The Barracudas while Tuff Enuff was set up to release solo projects such as The Barracudas' Jeremy Gluck. Flicknife Records was also home to dance label Soho Girl Records (SG Records). SG was the first label to release Adamski (later to score a #1 with 'Killer') and scored a #7 hit 'Hippy Chick' with Soho (through Virgin/Hedd). Flicknife was also the first label to release tracks by Dogs D'Amour and Ozric Tentacles.

The label was taken over by Cherry Red in 1992 and a retrospective compilation CD was released on Anagram Records entitled Frenchy Scissorhands - The True Story of Flicknife Records (Cat No CDM GRAM 59).

In recent years, the label has been revived by Gloder with a view to release compilations as well as new bands. In 2012 they signed Warrington band Slydigs, releasing their debut album "Never To Be Tamed" in September 2012.

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