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February Site Updates:

Bristol Archive Records February Site Updates


This month we have no new releases to report but we have taken the opportunity to up date the infrastructure of the site and include the start of a new section….


Bands 1982 onwards …. and we start with Strangelove, Maximum Joy, The Flatmates, Brilliant Corners, Claytown Troupe, Rip Rig and Panic, Third Eye Foundation and Mark Stewart and The Mafia. This will be a section dedicated to text only.


We have also included another section ‘VINYL RELEASES’ which will do exactly as it says, report on new Vinyl releases from the Bristol Archive. If you would like to receive information on these proposed releases please email – and merely put ‘TELL ME’ as a header. These releases will be strictly limited edition mail order only 300 – 500 copies max. We will let you know the first in the series very soon.


We have added 15 new mp3’s for your listening pleasure.


Simon Edwards the head of Heartbeat Records has now joined the label. This is a fantastic addition to the team having run his Heartbeat label from 1977 and also the now legendary Riot City Records. Simon brings a huge data base of previously unreleased material but also an in depth knowledge of Bristol music. Simon has been an inspiration to me for many years with his enthusiasm for the era 1977 – 1981 in particular.


We are currently awaiting a decision from The Cortinas on whether or not they want to accept an offer from Cherry Red/ Anagram Records to release The Cortinas Anthology on Cd. The proposed track listing would include on Cd 1 the two Step Forward Records singles and the CBS album ‘Heartache’. Cd 2 would include the two Bristol Archive albums ‘Please Don’t Hit Me’ and ‘For Fucks Sake Plymouth’.


We are in the very early stages of talking to a publisher about writing a book on the Bristol Archive which would include a fantastic picture history of the Bristol music scene 1977 to probably 1985. The book could also include a compilation Cd of the very best from Bristol Archive Records. We are currently looking to talk with various key photographers from this era who may well have great pictures to offer for inclusion. ( if you know of such people please get in touch and we will refer you to Mike Crawford who is heading up the project )


Releases already scheduled for 2nd March:


X-CERTS – ‘Fusing and Fighting’ Album

THE HARPOONS – ‘Tunnel Child’ Single


Releases already scheduled for 6th April:


BLACK FLAMEZ – ‘Live Jam’ Single

BLACK FLAMEZ – ‘Never You Change’ Single

DOMINICA – ‘Independence Fever’ Single

ELECTRIC GUITARS – ‘Health’ Single


ELECTRIC GUITARS – ‘Wolfman Tap’ Single

FELIX DC – ‘You Like What You See’ Single

HASWELL – ‘Prissy Miss Maybe’ Single

SWEET ENERGY – ‘Family Affair’ Single

CREATURE BEAT – ‘She Won’t Dance’ Single

HEAD – ‘Bottled Vintage xxx’ Album

THE SPICS – ‘Midnight Girls’ Album

THE STINGRAYS – ‘Live At The Dug Out 1977’ Mini Album


Further material still currently being mastered and compiled includes:


THE PIGS – ‘1977’ Album



EUROPEANS – Live Album



Over and out….

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