David Balfe

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, staying 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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David Balfe Discography

Remix

PRO-A-3103 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 Jesus Jones Bring It On Down (Liquidized Mix) Jesus Jones - Bring It On Down(liquidized mix) (Single) Food 12FOODX 22 UK 1989 Sell This Version
9 26240-2 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 Jesus Jones Bring It Down (Liquidized Mix) (as Dave Balfe) and 1 more… Jesus Jones - Scratched: Unreleased Rare Tracks & Remixes(CD, Comp) EMI, Food TOCP-7812 Japan 1993 Sell This Version

Vocals

5303327 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 Big In Japan Big In Japan - From Y To Z And Never Again Zoo Records Cage 001 UK 1978 Sell This Version
OE LP 501 Various 194 Radio City Various - Street To Street - A Liverpool Album (Comp) Open Eye Records OE LP 501 UK 1979 Sell This Version
6359 035, 63 59 035 The Teardrop Explodes The Teardrop Explodes - Kilimanjaro (Album, Comp) Mercury 6359 035, 63 59 035 Spain 1980 Sell This Version
600075 Echo And The Bunnymen* Echo And The Bunnymen* - Crocodiles (Album, Comp, Single) Korova, Korova 600075 Australia 1980 Sell This Version
CAGE 008 The Teardrop Explodes The Teardrop Explodes - Treason (It's Just A Story) Zoo Records CAGE 008 UK 1980 Sell This Version
6359 056 The Teardrop Explodes The Teardrop Explodes - Wilder (Album) Mercury 6359 056 Portugal 1981 Sell This Version
WEA 18.836 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
Tear 3 The Teardrop Explodes The Teardrop Explodes - Treason (It's Just A Story)(7", Pap) Mercury Tear 3 UK 1981 Sell This Version
CORP 6 Monsoon Monsoon - Tomorrow Never Knows (Single) The Mobile Suit Corporation CORP 6 UK 1982 Sell This Version
WHYD 6 Troy Tate Kamikaze and 1 more… Troy Tate - Lifeline (Hold On To That)(10", EP, Single) Why Fi Records WHYD 6 UK 1982 Sell This Version
ZOO 4, ZOO FOUR 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 Troy Tate Lifeline Troy Tate - Love Is... (Dance Mix)(12") Why Fi Records, Rough Trade RTT 134 UK 1983 Sell This Version
812 897-1 Monsoon Tomorrow Never Knows Monsoon - Monsoon (Album) Mercury 812 897-1 Netherlands 1983 Sell This Version
925 160-1 Troy Tate Troy Tate - Ticket To The Dark(LP, Album) Sire 925 160-1 Germany 1984 Sell This Version
SFPS060 Echo And The Bunnymen* Echo And The Bunnymen* - The Peel Sessions (EP) Strange Fruit SFPS060 UK 1988 Sell This Version
842 439-4 The Teardrop Explodes The Teardrop Explodes - Everybody Wants To Shag...The Teardrop Explodes (Album) Fontana, Phonogram 842 439-4 US 1990 Sell This Version
DMC4 The Teardrop Explodes The Teardrop Explodes - Piano (Comp, Album) Document DMC4 UK 1990 Sell This Version
314-512 788-4, 314512788-4 Julian Cope / The Teardrop Explodes Bouncing Babies 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 314-512 788-4, 314512788-4 Canada 1992 Sell This Version
HH 16 The Teardrop Explodes The Teardrop Explodes - Zoology(CD, Comp) Head Heritage HH 16 UK 2004 Sell This Version
5303327 The Teardrop Explodes Log Cabin and 5 more… The Teardrop Explodes - Peel Sessions Plus(CD, Album, Comp) Mercury 5303327 Europe 2007 Sell This Version