Posh Boy Records

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Posh Boy Records
PoshBoy logo.jpeg
Founded 1978
Founder Robbie Fields
Genre Punk rock
Country of origin United States
Location Hollywood, Los Angeles, California
Official website www.poshboy.com

Posh Boy Records was a Hollywood, California-based record label owned by Robbie Fields, a high school substitute teacher and former copyboy 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 Sparks offshoot 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).

The label continued releasing records into the 2000s, the most recent release being a 7" by The Willowz of Anaheim, California in 2003.

Releases[edit]

Year Artist Title Format Type Catalog #
1978 F-Word! "Shut Down" 7" single PBS 1
1978 F-Word! Like It or Not Live LP studio album PBS 101
1979 Simpletones "California" 7" single PBS 3
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
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 EP EP PBS 1037
Symbol Six Symbol Six EP 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
Various Artists History of Rik L Rik LP box set PBS 88101
Various Artists The Posh E.P.s Vol. 1 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 Adolescents "Amoeba" 7" single PBS 6
1990 Agent Orange "Eldorado" 7" single PBS 30

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