Situation Two

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Situation Two, aka Situation 2, was a record label created in 1981 by Peter Kent as an offshoot of the larger Beggars Banquet label. At the time, Beggars Banquet records were distributed by WEA Records; to appeal to the indie audience and to get releases into the indie charts, the Situation Two label was created.

During its 11-year history, Situation Two came to prominence as the home for a varied number of indie favourites. These included Madchester band The Charlatans, Bauhaus side projects Tones on Tail and David J, and cult bands like The Associates, Thee Hypnotics, Gene Loves Jezebel, Play Dead, Red Lorry Yellow Lorry, Buffalo Tom, and early incarnations of The Cult.

When Situation Two was dissolved in 1992, many of the roster's releases were then issued on the main Beggars Banquet label, and several were later included on the 1999 Beggars compilation album Pspyched!.

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

1981

1982

1983

1984

  • The Eternal Triangle - Touch and Let Go (SITU 9)
  • Nyam Nyam - Hope of Heaven (SITU 10)
  • Various artists - A New Optimism (SITU 11)

1985

1987

1988

1989

1990

1991

  • Carnival Art - Thrumdrone (SITU 32)
  • The Dylans - The Dylans (SITU 33)
  • Thee Hypnotics - Soul, Glitter and Sin (SITU 35)

1992

Singles and EPs[edit]

1981

  • The Associates - "Tell Me Easter's on Friday" (SIT 1)
  • New Asia - "Central Proposition" (SIT 2)
  • Drowning Craze - "Storage Case" (SIT 3)
  • The Associates - "Q Quarters" (SIT 4)
  • Divine - "Born to Be Cheap" (SIT 5)
  • Home Service - "Only Men Fall in Love" (SIT 6)
  • The Associates - "Kitchen Persons" (SIT 7)
  • Multivizion - "Work to Live Don't Live to Work" (SIT 8)
  • London Underground - "Train of Thought" (SIT 9)
  • The Associates - "Message Oblique Speech" (SIT 10)
  • The Associates - "White Car in Germany" (SIT 11)
  • John Marlon - "Sister Soul" (SIT 12)
  • Drowning Craze - "Trance" (SIT 13)
  • The Blackouts - "Exchange of Goods" (SIT 14)
  • Orbidoig - "Nocturnal Operation" (SIT 15)

1982

1983

1984

1985

1986

  • Fields of the Nephilim - "Power" (SIT 42)
  • Multicoloured Shades - "Teen Sex Transfusion" (SIT 43)
  • The Go-Betweens - "The Able Label Singles" (SIT 44T) (12" release only)
  • Icicle Works - "Up Here in the North of England" (SIT 45T) (12" release only)

1987

1988

1989

1990

1991

1992

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