Rough Trade

Rough Trade / Rough Tapes

Based: London, England, UK

Extremely important indie, founded by Geoff Travis out of his record shop of the same name. Known for its aty post-punk releases, but the best things on this label were by Stiff Little Fingers and Spizz. Label was still active for years after 1980, but for the years 1981-1986 I have only listed their punk singles, the rest of their output consisting mainly of difficult arty stuff and The Smiths.

 

1978-1980

   
     
7" Singles (also 12" where noted)
     
RT 001 METAL URBAIN - Paris Maquis 1978
RT 002 AUGUSTUS PABLO - Pablo Meets Mr. Bassie 1978
RT 003 CABARET VOLTAIRE - Talkover 1978
RT 004 STIFF LITTLE FINGERS - Alternative Ulster 1978
RT 005 THE MONOCHROME SET - He's Frank 1978
RT 006 STIFF LITTLE FINGERS - Suspect Device 1978
RT 007 SUBWAY SECT - Ambition 1978
RT 008 ELECTRIC EELS - Agitated / Cyclotron 1978
RT 009 KLEENEX - Ain't You / Hedi's Head 1978
RT 010 SWELL MAPS - Read About Seymour 1979 co-release with Rather 1978
RT 011 FILE UNDER POP - Heathrow 1978
RT 012 SWELL MAPS - Dresden Style 1979 co-release with Rather 1979
RT 013 THE RAINCOATS - Fairytale In The Supermarket EP 1979
RT 014 KLEENEX - You 1979
RT 015 STIFF LITTLE FINGERS - Gotta Gettaway 1979
RT 016 METAL BOYS - Sweet Marylin 1979
RT 017 DR. MIX - No Fun 1979
RT 018 CABARET VOLTAIRE - Nag Nag Nag 1979
RT 019 THE MONOCHROME SET - Eine Symphonie Des Graunes 1979
RT 020 CULT FIGURES - Zip Nolan 1979
RT 021 SWELL MAPS - Real Shocks 1979
RT 022 THE LAST WORD - Animal World 1979
RT 023 THE POP GROUP - We Are All Prostitutes 1979
RT 024 THE FEELIES - Fa Ce La 1979
RT 025 THE PACK - King of Kings 1979
RT 026 THE RED CRAYOLA - Micro Chips And Fish (12") 1979
RT 027 SCRITTI POLITTI - 4 'A Sides (12") 1979
RT 028 THE MONOCHROME SET - The Monochrome Set 1979
RT 029 ESSENTIAL LOGIC - Popcorn Boy 1979
RT 030 PLASTICS - Copy 1979
RT 031 DELTA 5 - Mind Your Own Business 1979
RT 032 DR. MIX - I Can't Control Myself 1979
RT033 TV PERSONALITIES - Where's Bill Grundy Now? EP 1980
RT 034 SCRITTI POLITTI - Work In Progress EP 1980
RT 035 CABARET VOLTAIRE - Silent Command 1980
RT 036 SWELL MAPS - Let's Build A Car 1980 co-release with Rather 1980
RT 037 ROBERT WYATT - Arauco 1980
RT 038 CABARET VOLTAIRE - Three Mantras (12") 1980
RT 039A THE POP GROUP / THE SLITS - Where There's A Will There's A Way / In The Beginning There Was Rhythm co-release with Y 1980
RT 040 THE PREFECTS - Going Through The Motions 1980
RT 041 DELTA 5 - Anticipation 1980
RT 042 THE PRATS - 1990's Pop EP 1980
RT 043 YOUNG MARBLE GIANTS - Final Day 1980
RT 044 THE SLITS - Man Next Door co-release with Y 1980
RT 045 JAMES BLOOD ULMER - Are You Glad To Be In America 1980
RT 046 ROBERT WYATT - Stalin Wasn't Stalling 1980
RT 047 LILIPUT - Split 1980
RT 048 THE FALL - City Hobgoblins 1980
RT 049 PERE UBU - Final Solution 1980
RT 050 ESSENTIAL LOGIC - Eugene 1980
RT 051 TV PERSONALITIES - Smashing Tim 1980
RT 052 ROBERT WYATT - At Last I Am Free 1980
RT 053 ESSENTIAL LOGIC - Music Is a Better Noise 1980
     
rt.sw. 001 ANGELIC UPSTARTS - The Murder Of Liddle Towers 1978 co-release with Small Wonder 1978
RT/GOT 1 PROTEX - Don't Ring Me Up 1979
RTSO-1 SPIZZOIL - 6,000 Crazy (7") 1978
RTSO-2 SPIZZOIL - Cold City: 4 (7") 1978
RTSO-3 SPIZZENERGI - Soldier Soldier (7") 1979
RTSO 4 SPIZZENERGI - Where's Captain Kirk (7") 1979
RTSO:5 ATHLETICO SPIZZ 80 - No Room (7") 1980
RTSO 6 SPIZZENERGI 2 - Mega City: 3 (7") 1982
RTSO 7 SPIZZENERGI 2 - Jungle Fever (7") 1982
     
LPs:    
     
ROUGH 1 STIFF LITTLE FINGERS - Inflammable Material 1979
rough two SWELL MAPS - A Trip to Maineville (LP+7") co-release with Rather 1979
ROUGH 3 THE RAINCOATS - The Raincoats 1979
ROUGH 4 CABARET VOLTAIRE - Mix Up 1980
ROUGH 5 ESSENTIAL LOGIC - Beat Rhythm News 1979
ROUGH 6 DR. MIX & The REMIX - Wall Of Noise 1979
ROUGH 7 CABARET VOLTAIRE - Live at The YMCA 1980
ROUGH 8 YOUNG MARBLE GIANTS - Colossal Youth 1979
ROUGH 9 THE POP GROUP - For How Much Longer Do We Tolerate Mass Murder? 1980
ROUGH 10 THE FALL - Live Totale's Turns 1980
ROUGH 11 CABARET VOLTAIRE - The Voice Of America 1980
ROUGH 12 THE POP GROUP - We Are Time 1980
ROUGH 13 THE RAINCOATS - Odyshape 1980
ROUGH 14 PERE UBU - The Art Of Walking 1980
ROUGH 15 SWELL MAPS - Jane from Occupied Europe co-release with Rather 1980
ROUGH 16 JAMES BLOOD ULMER - Are You Glad To Be In America? 1980
ROUGH 17 NORMAL & ROBERT RENTAL - Live at West Runton 1980
ROUGH 18 THE FALL - Grotesque 1980
     

1981-1986 - Selected

     
7" Singles (also 12" where noted):
     
RT 055 GIRLS AT OUR BEST! - Politics 1981
RT 056 THE FALL - Totally Wired 1981
RT 061 DELTA 5 - Try 1981
RT 062 LILIPUT - Eisiger Win 1981
RT 063 TV PERSONALITIES - I Know Where Syd Barrett Lives 1981
RT 066 PERE UBU - Not Happy 1981
RT 068 VIC GODARD & SUBWAY SECT - Stop That Girl 1981
RT0 69 ZOUNDS - Demystification 1981
RT 071 THE FALL - States (10") 1981
RT 074 ESSENTIAL LOGIC - Fanfare In The Garden 1981
RT 075 THE NIGHTINGALES - Idiot Strength 1981
RT 079 WIRE - Our Swimmer 1981
RT 080 THE PRATS - General Davis 1981
RT 086 DNA - A Taste of DNA (12") 1981
RT 087 LORA LOGIC - Wonderful Offer (7"/12") 1981
RT 093 THE RAINCOATS - No One's Little Girl 1982
RT 094 ZOUNDS - Dancing 1982
RT 098 ZOUNDS - More Trouble Coming Every Day 1982
RT 109 TV PERSONALITIES - A Sense Of Belonging 1983
RT 123 WIRE - Crazy About Love (12") 1983
RT 133 THE FALL - The Man Whose Head Expanded 1983
RT 143 THE FALL - Kicker Conspiracy (2x7") 1983
     
LPs:    
     
ROUGH 21 SWELL MAPS - Whatever Happens Next... co-release with Rather 1981
ROUGH 22 PERE UBU - The Modern Dance 1981
ROUGH 23 PERE UBU - 390 Degrees of Simulated Stereo 1981
ROUGH 24 TV PERSONALITIES - ...And Don't The Kids Just Love It 1981
ROUGH 28 LORA LOGIC - Pedigree Charm 1981
ROUGH 29 WIRE - Document & Eyewitness (LP+12") 1981
ROUGH 30 DAVID THOMAS & The PEDESTRIANS - The Sound of The Sand 1981
ROUGH 31 ZOUNDS - The Curse of Zounds! 1981
ROUGH 33 PERE UBU - Song Of The Bailing Man 1982
ROUGH 41 SWELL MAPS - Collision Time 1982
ROUGH 43 LILIPUT - Liliput 1982
ROUGH 56 VIC GODARD & THE SUBWAY SECT - A Retrospective (1977-81) 1984
ROUGH 60 DAVID THOMAS & The PEDESTRIANS - Variations On A Theme 1984
ROUGH 62 THE FALL - Perverted by Language 1983
ROUGH 66 THE RAINCOATS - Moving 1983
ROUGH 67 RANK & FILE - Sundown 1983
     
ROUGH S01 SPIZZ - Spizz History (LP) 1982
     

U.S. Releases

   
     
ROUGH US 2 ROBERT RENTAL & THE NORMAL - Live West Runton Pavilion 6/3/79 (LP) 1980
ROUGH-US 3 VARIOUS - Wanna Buy A Bridge? (LP) 1980
ROUGH US 4 YOUNG MARBLE GIANTS - Colossal Youth (LP) 1980
ROUGH US 5 STIFF LITTLE FINGERS - Inflammable Material (LP) 1980
ROUGH US 6 PERE UBU - The Art Of Walking (LP) 1980
     

Notable Foreign Releases

     
RTL-5 VARIOUS - Clear Cut (LP) Japan 1981
ROUGH 035 VARIOUS - Rough Streets (LP) Greece 1983
RT 0010 VARIOUS - Cross Current: Rough Trade Greatest Hits (LP) Italy 1983
     
     

Rough Tapes

   
     
COPY 001 NME / Rough Trade C81 (Tape) 1981

 

 

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