Chiswick Records

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Chiswick Records
FounderTed Carroll
Roger Armstrong
Country of originUnited Kingdom
LocationLondon, England

Chiswick Records was a British independent record label. Established in 1975, 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 Motörhead, Joe Strummer, Billy Bragg, Kirsty MacColl, and Shane MacGowan.


The label was started by Ted Carroll and Roger Armstrong 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 Records closed in 1983; its back catalogue 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).

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  1. ^ Thompson, Dave (2000). Alternative Rock. San Francisco: Miller Freeman Books. p. 748. ISBN 9780879306076.
  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.;
  3. ^ "Edith Nylon". Discogs. Retrieved 7 January 2020.

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