David Balfe

Real Name:
David Balfe
Profile:
Bassist, keyboardist, producer and label owner from Liverpool (UK) born in 1958. He co-founded Dalek I in November 1977 with Alan Gill, which he left in 1978 to join Big In Japan until they split later that year. In 1979 he replaced Paul Simpson (2) in Teardrop Explodes, he was with the band, on and off, until they disbanded in 1983.

In 1978 he founded Zoo Records together with Bill Drummond, releasing early Liverpool punk and new wave music. Under the name The Chameleons (2), Balfe and Drummond produced several artists; they released a single under the name Lori & The Chameleons.

After The Teardrop Explodes disbanded in 1983 he set up a second label, Food, which released Blur, among other artists. In 1994 EMI Records (UK) took complete control over the label.

He now works as freelance writer and director.
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Remix

PRO-A-3103 David Balfe - Fall Down (Like The Rain) album art The Mighty Lemon Drops Fall Down (Like The Rain) (Remix) The Mighty Lemon Drops - Fall Down (Like The Rain) (Single) Sire PRO-A-3103 US 1988 Sell This Version
12FOODX 22 David Balfe - Bring It On Down (Liquidizer mix) album art Jesus Jones Bring It On Down (Liquidized Mix) Jesus Jones - Bring It On Down (Liquidizer mix) (Single) Food 12FOODX 22 UK 1989 Sell This Version
9 26240-2 David Balfe - Just Say Da (Volume IV Of Just Say Yes) album art Various Melting Blue Delicious (St. Petersburg Mix) (as Dave Balse) Various - Just Say Da (Volume IV Of Just Say Yes)(CD, Comp) Sire 9 26240-2 US 1990 Sell This Version
TOCP-7812 David Balfe - Scratched: Unreleased Rare Tracks & Remixes album art Jesus Jones Bring It On Down (Liquidized Mix) (as Dave Balfe) and 1 more… Jesus Jones - Scratched: Unreleased Rare Tracks & Remixes (Comp) EMI, Food TOCP-7812 Japan 1993 Sell This Version

Vocals

USE 3 David Balfe - The Last Stiff Compilation album art Various Touch (as Dave Balfe) Various - The Last Stiff Compilation(LP, Comp) Stiff Records USE 3 US 1980 Sell This Version
5303327 David Balfe - Peel Sessions Plus album art The Teardrop Explodes Log Cabin and 5 more… The Teardrop Explodes - Peel Sessions Plus(CD, Album, Comp) Mercury 5303327 Europe 2007 Sell This Version

Instruments & Performance

Cage 001 David Balfe - From Y To Z And Never Again album art Big In Japan Big In Japan - From Y To Z And Never Again(7", EP) Zoo Records Cage 001 UK 1978 Sell This Version
OE LP 501 David Balfe - Street To Street - A Liverpool Album album art Various 194 Radio City Various - Street To Street - A Liverpool Album (Comp) Open Eye Records OE LP 501 UK 1979 Sell This Version
CAGE 008 David Balfe - Treason (It's Just A Story) album art The Teardrop Explodes The Teardrop Explodes - Treason (It's Just A Story)(7", Single) Zoo Records CAGE 008 UK 1980 Sell This Version
USE 3 David Balfe - The Last Stiff Compilation album art Various Touch (as Dave Balfe) Various - The Last Stiff Compilation(LP, Comp) Stiff Records USE 3 US 1980 Sell This Version
SRK 6096 David Balfe - Crocodiles album art Echo And The Bunnymen* Echo And The Bunnymen* - Crocodiles (Album, Comp, Single) Korova, Korova SRK 6096 US 1980 Sell This Version
6359 035, 63 59 035 David Balfe - Kilimanjaro album art The Teardrop Explodes The Teardrop Explodes - Kilimanjaro (Album) Mercury 6359 035, 63 59 035 Spain 1980 Sell This Version
WEA 18.836 David Balfe - A Promise album art Echo And The Bunnymen* Do It Clean Echo And The Bunnymen* - A Promise(7", Single) WEA, Korova WEA 18.836 Benelux 1981 Sell This Version
6359 056 David Balfe - Wilder album art The Teardrop Explodes The Teardrop Explodes - Wilder (Album) Mercury 6359 056 Portugal 1981 Sell This Version
WHYD 6 David Balfe - Lifeline (Hold On To That) album art Troy Tate Kamikaze and 1 more… Troy Tate - Lifeline (Hold On To That)(10", EP, Single) Why Fi WHYD 6 UK 1982 Sell This Version
CORP 6 David Balfe - Tomorrow Never Knows album art Monsoon Monsoon - Tomorrow Never Knows (Single) The Mobile Suit Corporation CORP 6 UK 1982 Sell This Version
ZOO 4, ZOO FOUR David Balfe - To The Shores Of Lake Placid album art Various Burst Balloons and 5 more… Various - To The Shores Of Lake Placid(LP, Comp) Zoo Records, Zoo Records ZOO 4, ZOO FOUR UK 1982 Sell This Version
RTT 134, RT T 134 David Balfe - Love Is... (Dance Mix) album art Troy Tate Lifeline Troy Tate - Love Is... (Dance Mix)(12") Why Fi, Rough Trade, Why Fi, Rough Trade RTT 134, RT T 134 UK 1983 Sell This Version
812 897-1 David Balfe - Third Eye album art Monsoon Tomorrow Never Knows Monsoon - Third Eye (Album) The Mobile Suit Corporation, The Mobile Suit Corporation 812 897-1 Europe 1983 Sell This Version
925 160-1, 925160-1 David Balfe - Ticket To The Dark album art Troy Tate Troy Tate - Ticket To The Dark (Album) Sire 925 160-1, 925160-1 Europe 1984 Sell This Version
SFPS060 David Balfe - The Peel Sessions album art Echo And The Bunnymen* Echo And The Bunnymen* - The Peel Sessions (EP) Strange Fruit SFPS060 UK 1988 Sell This Version
DMC4 David Balfe - Piano album art The Teardrop Explodes The Teardrop Explodes - Piano (Comp, Album) Document DMC4 UK 1990 Sell This Version
842 439-4 David Balfe - Everybody Wants To Shag...The Teardrop Explodes album art The Teardrop Explodes The Teardrop Explodes - Everybody Wants To Shag...The Teardrop Explodes (Album) Fontana, Phonogram 842 439-4 US 1990 Sell This Version
IBM CD 79 David Balfe - The Indie Scene 79 album art Various Nothing Special (as Dave Balfe) and 1 more… Various - The Indie Scene 79(CD, Comp, PDO) Connoisseur Collection IBM CD 79 UK 1991 Sell This Version
ILPSD 8000, 512 788-1, 512 790-1, 512 791-1 David Balfe - Floored Genius - The Best Of Julian Cope And The Teardrop Explodes 1979-91 album art Julian Cope / The Teardrop Explodes Reward and 4 more… Julian Cope / The Teardrop Explodes - Floored Genius - The Best Of Julian Cope And The Teardrop Explodes 1979-91 (Comp) Island Records, Island Records, Island Records, Island Records ILPSD 8000, 512 788-1, 512 790-1, 512 791-1 UK & Europe 1992 Sell This Version