Red Eye Records
Red Eye Records is a Sydney-based Australian independent record label started in 1985 by graphic designer John Foy. Its debut release was a solo single from ex-Hoodoo Gurus drummer James Baker issued as The James Baker Experience. It also ran two other spin off labels Black Eye Records and Third Eye.
The label went on to release The Cruel Sea, John Kennedy's Love Gone Wrong, The Bhagavad Guitars, The Beasts of Bourbon, The Crystal Set, Steve Kilbey, Curious (Yellow), Deniz Tek, Robert Frost, Growl, The Tall Shirts, The Clouds, Drop City, The Scientists and Kim Salmon and the Surrealists. In 1990 the label was distributed through Polydor who later acquired Red Eye closing it as an imprint moving some acts across to Universal.
Red Eye Records operates a large independent retail store and mail order business in Sydney, located at 143 York Street. Established in 1981, the shop retains the name and logo, but is involved in music retail only and no longer involved in the operation of the Red Eye Records label.