True Tone Records (Australian label)
|This article does not cite any sources. (March 2009) (Learn how and when to remove this template message)|
|True Tone Records|
|Country of origin||Australia|
True Tone signed Gang Gajang and released the band's first single "Gimme Some Lovin'" in 1984, as well as their first two albums, Gang Gajang (1985) and Gang Again (1987). In 1985 the label signed The Go-Betweens but the band never recorded anything for True Tone and went on to sign with the UK label, Beggars Banquet Records. True Tone did however provide the Australian release of the Go-Between's fifth album, Liberty Belle and the Black Diamond Express (1986), as well as The Able Label Singles (1987).
True Tone also signed Rockmelons, releasing the band's first singles, "Time Out (For Serious Fun)" (1985), "Sweat It Out", and "Rhymes" (1987), as well as their debut album, Tales of the City (1988). When vocalist Peter Blakeley left the band he was signed by True Tone, which released his 1987 mini-album Vicious.
Stephen Cummings then signed to the label in 1987, releasing the albums Lovetown (1988), New Kind of Blue (1989), and Good Humour (1991).
After a three-year distribution arrangement with EMI, Crawley chose to take the label to another distributor, however EMI objected and took the label to court. Rather than see the label remain with EMI, Crawley sold off all its assets and left the industry.
The label was responsible for releases by:
- Gang Gajang
- The Go-Betweens
- Ed Kuepper
- Peter Blakeley
- The Celibate Rifles
- Shooting School
- Steeltown Andy Richmond, Peter Howard
- Clive Young