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Punks on Scooters: (The Bristol Mod Revival 1979-1985) – BOOK

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Signed copy of the book by MW Salter with limited edition poster.

Like many young people in the mid 70s Michael Salter adopted punk as his protest against ‘no future’ politics, dreary chart music and the pomp and excess of prog rock. But as the punk sub-culture split and evolved, Salter and his friends moved away from the spiky haired shock tactics to the sharp-suited, 1960s retro-style of the mods.

The mod revival embraced the music of 60s bands such as The Who and created new acts such as The Jam and Secret Affair. It also saw the revival of scooter clubs across the country.

But as in the 60s when mods and rockers fought running battles, the mod revival was steeped in violence and Salter doesn’t pull his punches in recalling the violent scenes played out most nights at Steamers night club in the centre of Bristol or the suburban violence which saw mods being attacked and leading the attacks in and around the pubs of Kingswood, Downend and Winterbourne.

Punks on Scooters is Salter’s autobiographical account of the fashion, music and violence of the mod revival. The book also includes appendices with pieces on The Newbeats and Colonel Kilgore’s Vietnamese Formation Surf Team and contributions by mod girl Eve Pearce, leading Bristol mod Geoff Rice, Steamers DJ Jerry Cripps and Jon Andrews of Bristol mod band Mayfair.

Punks on Scooters is a collaboration between Tangent Books and Bristol Archive Records and accompanies the BAR CD Mods, Power Pop, Scooter Boys 1979-1987 (CAT NO: ARC287CD).

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Signed copy of the book by MW Salter with limited edition poster.

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Release date: 1st October 2016
Cat No.: BARC002

 

Book and CD

Signed copy of the book by MW Salter with limited edition poster and CD of Mods, Power Pop, Scooter Boys (The Soundtrack).

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Release date: 1st October 2016
Cat No.: BARC002Bundle

 

 

STORMTROOPER ‘Pride Before A Fall – (The Lost Album)’

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CD includes a limited edition A3 poster signed by the band (100 copies only)

Cast your mind back to a time when new music was coming at the public in ‘waves’. First there was the ‘new wave’ of punk rock. Then 1979 and into the early 1980’s, taking its’ cue from those shorter haired thrashings, the then mighty music press in the form of Sounds came up with the laborious name of the ‘New Wave Of British Heavy Metal’ for the deluge of new rock bands that were emerging from all over the country.

In a story that is little appreciated, bar amongst the bands’ fiercest fans, Bristol’s very own Stormtrooper were ahead of the ‘N.W.O.B.H.M’, as they had originally formed in the mid 1970’s. But they were right in there more than holding their own with the likes of Def Leppard, Iron Maiden, Saxon and Motorhead in terms of seeing their music released in the slip-stream of that catch-all ‘brand identity’.
Bristol as a city has no claim to being a rock stronghold, but the band didn’t let that hold their campaign back. Their passion, talent and ambition enabled them to launch themselves to gain recognition, and their hard work and blistering live shows paid off when ‘Pride Before A Fall’ became one of the singles released through the unlikely means of local Heartbeat Records operation, run by Simon Edwards in Bristol.
 
Released 19th August 2016 via Bristol Archive Records
 

 

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ARTIST: Stormtrooper
TITLE: “Pride Before A Fall – (The Lost Album)”
RELEASE DATE: 19th August 2016
LABEL: Bristol Archive Records
DISTRIBUTION: Shellshock / SRD
FORMAT: CD
CAT NO: ARC297CD
BARCODE: TBA
GENRE: Rock / Prog / Metal

 

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Rita Lynch ‘Story to Tell’ (Anthology 1988 – 2011)

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A worthy heir of Patti Smith, The Velvet Underground, Poison Girls, Iggy Pop and Pauline Murray and gutsy contemporary of PJ Harvey, Liz Phair, Kirsten Hersh and Juliana Holter releases.

This documents Rita’s 30 years of work in the world’s musical underground. She has produced nine outstanding studio albums to date. This compilation spans her career and includes unreleased demos, mixes and classic tracks which truly represent the breadth of Rita’s song writing ability. Songs like ‘Beautiful Eyes’ and ‘Call me your Girlfriend’ and ‘Rolla Coaster’, included on this album, have been soundtracks to many people’s lives. Her recent work with Blue Aeroplanes drummer and bassist; Jon Langley and Mike Youe have been her most productive yet.

 

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ARTIST: Rita Lynch
TITLE: “Story to Tell”
RELEASE DATE: 22nd April 2016
LABEL: Bristol Archive Records
DISTRIBUTION: Shellshock / SRD
FORMAT: CD and Digital Download
CAT NO: ARC288CD
GENRE: Punk, Indie

 

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Bristol Boys Make More Noise! Mods, Power Pop, Scooter Boys – 1979-1987

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Bristol Archive Records have been telling the story of the incredibly diverse Bristol Music scene for several years now. The label has gained incredible success with their three previous releases ‘The Bristol Reggae Explosion’ series – Volume one, two and three covering 1978 to the end of the 80’s. They followed the Reggae vibe with another critically acclaimed release, The Bristol Punk Explosion 1977-1983 which covered 1977 and The Cortinas through to Onslaught and the oncoming of Thrash Metal.
Now they turn their attention to another SUB CULTURE – Mods, Power Pop and Scooter Boys.

“I love a subculture, particularly when the fashion sense is sharp and the music is full of youthful energy. Even better when it’s homegrown in the provinces and not in London, then there is a feeling of authenticity and sense of place. That is exactly what is captured on this 21- track album ‘Bristol Boys Make More Noise’ released by Bristol Archive Records.
From the jangly pop of Huw Gower’s ‘She’s Still a Mystery’ to the pop romanticism of Thin Air’s ‘A Thousand Burning Voices’ or my personal favorite, the fusion of ska and mod on Sky High’s ‘Maryanne’, this album is a testament to Bristol’s mod/ power pop revival and those boys and girls who weren’t afraid to embrace diversity in their music”.

Pauline Black (The Selecter) – Feb 2016

 

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ARTIST: Various Artists
TITLE: “Bristol Boys Make More Noise! Mods, Power Pop, Scooter Boys 1979-1987”
RELEASE DATE: 1st April 2016
LABEL: Bristol Archive Records
DISTRIBUTION: Shellshock / SRD
FORMAT: CD and Digital Download
CAT NO: ARC287CD
GENRE: Mod, Power Pop, Ska

 

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The Bristol Roots Explosion

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Nine tracks of classic Bristol Roots Reggae including two previously unreleased tracks. The LP comes with a limited edition, signed, numbered poster (100 copies) only available from Band camp and the Bristol Archive Records website.

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ARTIST: Various Artists

TITLE: ‘The Bristol Roots Explosion’

RELEASE DATE: 4th March 2016 

LABEL: Bristol Archive Records 

DISTRIBUTION: Shellshock / SRD

FORMAT: LP and Digital Download

CAT NO: ARC279V

BARCODE: 5052571064412

GENRE: Reggae, Dub

WEBSITE: www.bristolarchiverecords.com  

 

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Mike Darby, E: mike@sugarshackrecords.co.uk
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‘HOUSE OF SECRETS’ – APARTMENT

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Released on CD (Deluxe Edition) 26th February 2016

Limited Edition CD (Deluxe Edition) and signed poster

Comes with a 16 page booklet, sleeve notes by Dave Massey., 15 tracks of brilliant post punk noise (like Comsat Angels, Gang of Four, Joy Division) Includes a limited edition, numbered (50 copies only) A3 signed by Alan Griffiths poster

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ARTIST: Apartment
TITLE: “House of Secrets”
RELEASE DATE: 26th February 2016
LABEL: Bristol Archive Records
DISTRIBUTION: Shellshock / SRD
FORMAT: CD
CAT NO: ARC261CD
BARCODE: 5052571034521
GENRE: Post Punk
WEBSITE: www.bristolarchiverecords.com
PRESS CONTACT:  Mike Darby, E: mike@bristolarchiverecords.com
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Fresh 4 ‘The Lost Tapes’

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Released on LP (Limited Edition) and Digital Download 23rd Oct 2015

Think of the “Bristol Sound” and the same three or four bands tend to spring to mind however, the first widely heard example of the pioneering new sound from the West Country came with a 1989 attack on the Top Ten from South Bristol in the shape of established collective Fresh 4. Co produced by fellow Bristol pioneers Smith and Mighty, “Wishing on A Star” was the first exposure many people outside of Bristol got to the unique fusion of heavy bass lines, Hip Hop beats, soulful vocals and new takes on classic songs.

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Strictly Limited Edition (100 copies) numbered Blue Vinyl - SOLD OUT

Record/Vinyl
Exclusive screen printed jacket
Insert
Signed poster
Cd of the tracks on the vinyl
Numbered on Blue Vinyl

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ARTIST: Fresh 4
TITLE: “The Lost Tapes”
RELEASE DATE: 23rd Oct 2015 
LABEL: Bristol Archive Records 
DISTRIBUTION: Shellshock / SRD
FORMAT: LP (Limited Edition) and Digital Download
CAT NO: ARC273V
BARCODE: 5052571061916
GENRE: Dance, Hip Hop, Bass Culture
WEBSITE: www.bristolarchiverecords.com


 

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Edition of 400

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Rhythmites ‘Integration’

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Released on CD and Digital Download 18th September 2015

Originally formed in the mid-eighties, Bath based reggae outfit Rhythmites spent more than a decade gigging throughout the UK and Europe, building up a loyal fan base and a strong reputation as the West Country’s leading proponents of live roots reggae. Although their catalogue wasn’t excessively large, they did manage to record and release a couple of cassettes, a 12” single and most memorably in 1989, a very well received vinyl only album, “Integration”.

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ARTIST: Rhythmites
TITLE: “Integration”
RELEASE DATE: 18th September 2015
LABEL: Bristol Archive Records
DISTRIBUTION: Shellshock / SRD
FORMAT: CD and Digital Download
CAT NO: ARC274CD
BARCODE: 5052571062029
GENRE: Reggae, Dub
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RESTRICTION ‘ACTION’ EP

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100 copies available on White Vinyl with replica poster (Strictly Limited)

Rereleased for Record Store Day 18th April 2015

Although Bristol Archive Records has done its best to expose their music to a wider audience, Restriction remain an unknown pleasure to many reggae fans. Hopefully 2015 will see this change with the release of an album of previously unreleased recordings spanning the group’s active years -1982 to 1986. As something of an appetiser for that future full length album, we thought we’d celebrate Record Store Day 2015 with a limited edition of the only record Restriction issued during their existence; the four track 12” “Action” EP.

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12” Vinyl

Limited edition (500 copies)

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Bristol Boys Make More Noise! The Bristol Music scene 1974-1981

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Book, CD and download celebrates Bristol music scene 1974-1981

Bristol’s leading counter-culture publishers Tangent Books and Bristol Archive Records have joined forces to produce a photographic book, download and CD celebrating the Bristol music scene 1974-1981.

The book, Bristol Boys Make More Noise is based on the work of John Spink one of the few photographers to capture the Bristol music scene from the mid 1970s to the early 1980s. John moved to Bristol from London in 1972 and fell in with the band Magic Muscle who lived in the communal ‘Fun House’ in Cotham’ He worked as an occasional photographer for music mags as well as performing in some early shows by the surrealist Crystal Theatre.

He pioneered a technique of processing black and white film using X-ray developer which enabled him to shoot in low light (such as clubs) without using flash. This collection not only captures the Bristol scene during these years as Bristol music moved from 70s rock (Magic Muscle) through punk (The Cortinas) to the experimental adventurers The Pop Group and The Various Artists but also showcases John’s unique photographic style.

In 1981, John left Bristol for New York where he worked for Caroline Records. He now lives in Northern California and works as a tour manager for a large music merchandising company.

John’s pictures are put in context by author Gill Loats who was at the heart of the Bristol music scene working as a DJ at the infamous Dug Out Club and watching live music most nights of the week.

The release of the book is accompanied by the launch of a CD and download. The CD features 22 tracks including contributions from Magic Muscle, The Cortinas, Shoes for Industry, The Various Artists, The Ratbites From Hell, The Spics and The X-Certs.
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Strictly Limited Edition 450 copies, numbered Deluxe CD

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Artist: Various Artists
Format: CD and Digital Download
Release date: 6th October 2014
Label:Bristol Archive Records
Distribution: Shellshock
Cat No.: ARC270CD

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The Book

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Artist: Various Artists
Format: Book and Digital Download
Release date: 6th October 2014
Label: Bristol Archive Records / Tangent Books
Distribution: Shellshock
Cat No.: BARC001

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Artist: Various Artists
Format: Bundle of The Book and the CD
Release date: 6th October 2014
Label: Bristol Archive Records / Tangent Books
Distribution: Shellshock
Cat No.: ARC270CD

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