Posh Boy Records
|Posh Boy Records|
|Country of origin||United States|
|Location||Hollywood, Los Angeles, California|
Posh Boy Records was a Hollywood, California-based record label owned by the American-born, British educated Robbie "Posh Boy" Fields (b. 1952), a sometime high school substitute teacher and former copy boy at the Los Angeles Times who took an interest in the emerging punk rock scene in Orange County, California during the late 1970s.
The label's releases enjoyed substantial airplay on Rodney Bingenheimer's show on KROQ-FM, and some of them, notably the Fields-produced version of "Amoeba" by the Adolescents and the Stephen Hague-produced electronic rock track "Are You Ready for the Sex Girls" by the Sparks offshoot the Gleaming Spires, made it into regular programming on the station.
Social Distortion was one of many bands whose first recordings were issued by Posh Boy. One of the label's most successful releases was Agent Orange's debut, Living in Darkness, containing "Bloodstains", an extreme sports anthem covered by many alternative rock groups (the most notable being the Offspring in 2000 on the Ready to Rumble film soundtrack).
Posh Boy continued releasing records into the 2000s, the most recent vinyl release being a 7" by the Willowz of Anaheim, California in 2003. Subsequently, the label transitioned to being digital only with over 700 recordings released digitally, and to sublicensing vinyl, compact disc and audio cassette rights to other labels, notably Drastic Plastic (USA) and Radiation Records (Italy).
Fields is a cousin through marriage of actor and photographer Tim Considine. His identical twin brother Randolph Fields (d.1997) was the founding chairman of Virgin Atlantic Airways. His older brother Gifi Fields (b. 1951) is a British fashion magnate. He is the father of Xza Higgins (b. 1990), CEO of Mommycon.
|1978||F-Word!||"Shut Down"||7"||live single||PBS 1|
|1978||F-Word!||Like It or Not Live||LP||live album||PBS 101|
|1979||Rik L Rik||"Meat House"||7"||single||PBS 4|
|1979||various artists||Beach Blvd||LP||compilation album||PBS 102|
|1980||various artists||The Siren||LP||compilation album||PBS 103|
|1980||various artists||Rodney on the ROQ||LP||compilation album||PBS 106|
|1980||Red Cross||Red Cross||12"||EP||PBS 1010|
|1981||various artists||Rodney on the ROQ - Volume 2||LP||compilation album||PBS 123|
|1981||Agent Orange||"Everything Turns Grey"||7"||single||PBS 12|
|1981||Black Flag||"Louie Louie"||7"||single||PBS 13|
|Bron Area||"You Would Be Amazed"||7"||single||PBS 16|
|The Buddy System||"Read My Lips"||7"||single||PBS 35|
|1981||U.X.A.||Illusions of Grandeur||LP||studio album||PBS 104|
|1982||Baby Buddha||Music for Teenage Sex||LP||studio album||PBS 114|
|1981||various artists||The Future Looks Bright Ahead||CS||compilation album||PBC 120|
|1981||Agent Orange||Living in Darkness||LP, CD||studio album||PBS 122|
|various artists||Punk and Disorderly||LP, CD||compilation album||PBS 131|
|1982||Agent Orange||Bitchin' Summer||12"||EP||PBS 1037|
|1982||Symbol Six||Symbol Six||12"||EP||PBS 1030|
|1982||various artists||Posh Hits Vol. 1||LP||compilation album||PBS 8138|
|The Buddy System||The Buddy System||LP||studio album||PBS 8149|
|1982||various artists||Rodney on the ROQ Vol. III||LP||compilation album||PBS 140|
|1987||various artists||The Future Looks Brighter||LP, CD||compilation album||PBS 120, PBCD 120|
|1991||various artists||History of Rik L Rik||LP||3-LP box set||PBS 88101|
|1991||various artists||The Posh E.P.s Vol. 1||12"||3-EP box set||PBS 88111|
|1989||various artists||The Best of Rodney on the ROQ||CD||compilation album||PBCD 88155|
|1990||various artists||Posh Boy • The Singles Vol. One||LP||compilation album|
|various artists||The Posh Boy Story (More or Less)||CD||compilation album||PBCD 8160|
|Tatjana Balazs||The Complete Etudes – Chopin||CD||studio album||PBCD 8161|
|various artists||Rikk Agnew: Smash Demos Vol. II||CD||compilation album||PBCD 8163|
|1990||Agent Orange||"Eldorado"||7"||single||PBS 30|