Torso

Torso

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Label Code: LC 7052 / LC 07052 .

Dutch independent label that basically had two incarnations:

Torso was set up in the late 1970's by Dick Polak, Hansje Joustra and Peter Dispa, releasing records by Mecano (2), The Rousers, Mick Ness and Mekanik Kommando amongst others, sometimes in collaboration with Plexus or licensed to Ariola Benelux. After 1982 the label was inactive for a couple of years, after which it was sold to Boudisque and a second life for the label began.

From around 1984 Boudisque started releasing records on Torso which were either licensed from independents like Beggars Banquet, Ralph Records and others, or their own signings. From late 1980's the name Torso Dance was used for dance oriented stuff.

After Boudisque went bankrupt in 1994 the sublabels Go Bang! Records and ESP Records were bought by Roadrunner Records and Torso went into oblivion.

Distributed by EFA.
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Status Catalog Number  Image Artist Title (Format) Label Catalog Number  Country Year Actions
337 Mecano (2) - Autoportrait Mecano (2) Autoportrait(LP, Album) Divine, Torso 337 France 1986 Sell This Version
459 Berlitz (3) - Drama Berlitz (3) Drama(7") Relief (3), Relief (3) 459 Netherlands 1982 Sell This Version
12025 Burning Spear - Happy Day Burning Spear Happy Day(12") Torso 12025 Netherlands 1986 Sell This Version
12081 Kraze - The Party Kraze The Party(12") Torso, Torso 12081 Netherlands 1988 Sell This Version
12119 Stezo - To The Max / It's My Turn Stezo To The Max / It's My Turn(12") Torso 12119 Netherlands 1989 Sell This Version
17002 The Nomads (2) - Temptation Pays Double The Nomads (2) Temptation Pays Double(LP, MiniAlbum) Torso 17002 Netherlands 1984 Sell This Version
33009 The Pontiac Brothers - Doll Hut The Pontiac Brothers Doll Hut(LP, Album) Torso 33009 Netherlands 1985 Sell This Version
33015 The Cult - Dreamtime The Cult Dreamtime(LP, Album) Torso 33015 Netherlands 1986 Sell This Version
33016 Nurse With Wound - Spiral Insana Nurse With Wound Spiral Insana(LP, Album, TP) Torso 33016 Netherlands 1986 Sell This Version
33022 The Residents - Stars & Hank Forever The Residents Stars & Hank Forever(LP, Album, TP) Torso 33022 Netherlands 1986 Sell This Version
33038 Rheiner Hensel* - The Music From The Motion Picture Soundtrack Rheiner Hensel* The Music From The Motion Picture Soundtrack "Return To Oegstgeest"(LP, Album) Torso, SOM Recordings 33038 Netherlands 1987 Sell This Version
33043 Big Black - Songs About Fucking Big Black Songs About Fucking(LP, Album) Torso 33043 Netherlands 1987 Sell This Version
33044 Miracle Legion - Surprise Surprise Surprise Miracle Legion Surprise Surprise Surprise(LP, Album) Torso 33044 Netherlands 1987 Sell This Version
33047 L'Amourder - Shit-Hot L'Amourder Shit-Hot(LP, Album) Torso 33047 Netherlands 1987 Sell This Version
33051 Sapho - El Sol Y La Luna Sapho El Sol Y La Luna(LP, Album) Torso 33051 Netherlands 1987 Sell This Version
33062 Head Of David - Dustbowl Head Of David Dustbowl(LP, Album) Torso, Blast First 33062 Netherlands 1988 Sell This Version
33066 Kumbi Saleh - Be A Good Samaritan Kumbi Saleh Be A Good Samaritan(LP) Torso 33066 Netherlands 1988 Sell This Version
33083 Foetus Interruptus* - Thaw Foetus Interruptus* Thaw(LP, Album) Torso 33083 Netherlands 1988 Sell This Version
33129 Les Negresses Vertes - Mlah Les Negresses Vertes Mlah(LP, Album) Torso 33129 Netherlands 1989 Sell This Version
33131 Stezo - Crazy Noise Stezo Crazy Noise(LP, Album) Torso 33131 Netherlands 1989 Sell This Version
33132 Sun Ra And His Arkestra* - Out There A Minute Sun Ra And His Arkestra* Out There A Minute(LP, Comp) EFA, Torso 33132 Netherlands 1989 Sell This Version
33156 Tröckener Kecks - Kecks Live (Meer! Meer! Meer!) Tröckener Kecks Kecks Live (Meer! Meer! Meer!)(2xLP, Album) Torso 33156 Netherlands 1989 Sell This Version
33162 The Nozems - Hanging Around The Nozems Hanging Around(LP, Album) Torso 33162 Europe 1990 Sell This Version
33169 The Residents - Cube-E (The History Of American Music In 3 E-Z Pieces) – Live In Holland The Residents Cube-E (The History Of American Music In 3 E-Z Pieces) – Live In Holland(2xLP, Album) Torso 33169 Netherlands 1990 Sell This Version
33173 Elmer Food Beat - 30 Cm Elmer Food Beat 30 Cm(LP, Album) Torso 33173 Netherlands 1990 Sell This Version
40007 The Residents - Fingerprince The Residents Fingerprince(LP, Album, RE) Torso 40007 Netherlands 1988 Sell This Version
40009 Snakefinger - Greener Postures Snakefinger Greener Postures(LP, Album, RE) Virgin, Torso 40009 Greece 1987 Sell This Version
40010 Snakefinger - Manual Of Errors Snakefinger Manual Of Errors(LP, Album, RE) Virgin, Torso 40010 Greece 1987 Sell This Version
40011 Sonic Youth - Bad Moon Rising Sonic Youth Bad Moon Rising(LP, Album, RE) Torso 40011 Netherlands 1988 Sell This Version
70004 Green On Red Gas Food Lodging(10") Torso 70004 Netherlands Unknown Sell This Version
70025 Burning Spear - Happy Day Burning Spear Happy Day(7", Single) Torso 70025 Netherlands 1986 Sell This Version
70046 Taffy - Step By Step Taffy Step By Step(7", Single) Torso 70046 Netherlands 1987 Sell This Version
70048 Tröckener Kecks - Nu Of Nooit Tröckener Kecks Nu Of Nooit(7") Torso 70048 Netherlands 1987 Sell This Version
70054 Slauerhoff - Volcano Slauerhoff Volcano(7", Single) Torso, Torso 70054 Netherlands 1988 Sell This Version
70086 The Beatmasters With P·P Arnold* - Burn It Up The Beatmasters With P·P Arnold* The Beatmasters With P·P Arnold* - Burn It Up(7", Single) Torso, Torso 70086 Netherlands 1988 Sell This Version
70091 Merlin - Born Free Merlin Born Free(7", Single) Torso 70091 Netherlands 1988 Sell This Version
70095 Bomb The Bass Featuring Maureen* - Say A Little Prayer Bomb The Bass Featuring Maureen* Bomb The Bass Featuring Maureen* - Say A Little Prayer(7", Single) Torso, Torso, Rhythm King 70095 Netherlands 1989 Sell This Version
70117 Baby Ford - Children Of The Revolution Baby Ford Children Of The Revolution(7", Single) Torso 70117 Netherlands 1989 Sell This Version
70120 Cardiacs - Baby Heart Dirt Cardiacs Baby Heart Dirt(7", Single) Torso 70120 Netherlands 1989 Sell This Version
70126 M.C. Extince* - Holland Is The Best M.C. Extince* Holland Is The Best(7", Single) Torso 70126 Netherlands 1989 Sell This Version
70165 The Shamen - Pro>gen The Shamen Pro>gen(7") Torso 70165 Netherlands 1990 Sell This Version
70188 Joe Satriani - I Believe Joe Satriani I Believe(7", Single) Torso 70188 Netherlands 1990 Sell This Version
100.929 The Rousers - Magazine Girl The Rousers Magazine Girl (Single) 100.929 Netherlands 1979 Sell This Version
101086 The Residents - Kaw-Liga (Dancemix) The Residents Kaw-Liga (Dancemix)(12", Maxi) Tom-Tom Club (2), Torso 101086 France 1987 Sell This Version
101507 The Rousers - Rock 'N Roll Or Run The Rousers Rock 'N Roll Or Run(7", Single) Ariola, Torso 101507 Netherlands 1980 Sell This Version
102.088 The Rousers - Susan's Day The Rousers Susan's Day(7", Single) Torso, Ariola Benelux B.V. 102.088 Netherlands 1980 Sell This Version
201.288 The Rousers - A Treat Of New Beat The Rousers A Treat Of New Beat (Album, Single) 201.288 Netherlands 1980 Sell This Version
656233 8 King Bee - Back By Dope Demand / Feel The Flow King Bee Back By Dope Demand / Feel The Flow(12") Columbia, CBS Dance Pool, Torso 656233 8 Europe 1990 Sell This Version
656 855-2 King Bee Cold Slammin'(CD, Maxi) Columbia, Torso 656 855-2 Australia 1991 Sell This Version
656855 5 King Bee - Cold Slammin' King Bee Cold Slammin'(CD, Maxi) Columbia, Torso 656855 5 Australia 1991 Sell This Version
1622026 The Rousers - A Treat Of New Beat The Rousers A Treat Of New Beat(LP, Album, RE, RM, Cle + 7", Single, RE, RM, Cle +) Concerto Records 1622026 Netherlands 2016 Sell This Version
CD 029 Kiem - You Should Try Kiem You Should Try(CD, Album) Torso CD 029 Netherlands 1987 Sell This Version
CD 045 Ramones - Halfway To Sanity Ramones Halfway To Sanity(CD, Album) Torso CD 045 Netherlands 1987 Sell This Version
CD 090 Scream (2) - No More Censorship Scream (2) No More Censorship(CD, Album) Torso CD 090 Netherlands 1988 Sell This Version
CD 122 Band Of Susans - Love Agenda Band Of Susans Love Agenda(CD, Album) Torso, EFA, Blast First, Mute CD 122 Netherlands 1989 Sell This Version
CD 130 Valentino (5) - Corazon Valentino (5) Corazon(CD, Maxi) Torso CD 130 Netherlands 1989 Sell This Version
CD132 Sun Ra And His Arkestra* - Out There A Minute Sun Ra And His Arkestra* Out There A Minute (Comp) CD132 Germany 1989 Sell This Version
CD146 Lydia Lunch - Honeymoon In Red Lydia Lunch Honeymoon In Red(CD, Album) Torso, Torso CD146 Germany 1990 Sell This Version
CD147 Lydia Lunch - The Uncensored & Oral Fixation Lydia Lunch The Uncensored & Oral Fixation(CD, Comp) Torso CD147 Germany 1989 Sell This Version
CD 155 Various - Nothing Short Of Total War (Part One) Various Nothing Short Of Total War (Part One)(CD, Comp) Torso CD 155 Netherlands 1989 Sell This Version
CD162 The Nozems - Hanging Around The Nozems Hanging Around(CD, Album) Torso, EFA CD162 Europe 1990 Sell This Version
CD173 Elmer Food Beat - 30 Cm Elmer Food Beat 30 Cm(CD, Album) Torso CD173 Netherlands 1990 Sell This Version
CD220 Dream Frequency Featuring Debbie Sharp - Take Me Dream Frequency Featuring Debbie Sharp Dream Frequency Featuring Debbie Sharp - Take Me(CD, Maxi) Torso Dance, Torso CD220 Netherlands 1992 Sell This Version
CD 576 S'Express - Superfly Guy S'Express Superfly Guy(CD, Maxi) Torso, Rhythm King CD 576 Netherlands 1988 Sell This Version
DAT 055 The Residents - God In Three Persons The Residents God In Three Persons(DAT, Album) Torso DAT 055 Netherlands 1988 Sell This Version
DIS 1183 Flue Vista(LP, Album, MP, Gat) Divine DIS 1183 France 1983 Sell This Version
DIVINE 1183 Flue - Vista Flue Vista(LP, Album, Gat) Divine, Divine, Divine DIVINE 1183 France 1983 Sell This Version
SUBLABEL 1211 Phantom Limb (2) - Dance Of The Guilty Phantom Limb (2) Dance Of The Guilty(12", MiniAlbum) Sublabel, Sublabel SUBLABEL 1211 Netherlands 1982 Sell This Version
TKVP 1989 Tröckener Kecks - Wacht Op Mij / Groot Tröckener Kecks Vakantie Pakket!!! Tröckener Kecks Wacht Op Mij / Groot Tröckener Kecks Vakantie Pakket!!!(7", Ltd) Torso TKVP 1989 Netherlands 1989 Sell This Version
TOLP 4.00251 J The Residents - Stars & Hank Forever! (The American Composer's Series - Volume II) The Residents Stars & Hank Forever! (The American Composer's Series - Volume II)(LP, Album, Whi) Line Records, Torso TOLP 4.00251 J Germany 1986 Sell This Version
TORSO 121 Mecano (2) - Untitled Mecano (2) Untitled(12", MiniAlbum) Torso TORSO 121 Netherlands 1980 Sell This Version
TORSO 122 Mecano (2) - Subtitled Mecano (2) Subtitled(12", MiniAlbum) Torso TORSO 122 Netherlands 1980 Sell This Version
TORSO 127 Das Wesen - Anyone Das Wesen Anyone(12", MiniAlbum) Torso TORSO 127 Netherlands 1982 Sell This Version
TORSO 128 Mekanik Kommando - Dancing Elephants Mekanik Kommando Dancing Elephants(12") Torso, Torso TORSO 128 Netherlands 1982 Sell This Version
TORSO 129 Vice (3) - Vice Vice (3) Vice(12") Torso TORSO 129 Netherlands 1982 Sell This Version
TORSO 332 U Mecano (2) - Entitled Mecano (2) Entitled(LP, Comp) Torso, Plexus TORSO 332 U US 1981 Sell This Version
TORSO 333 Mick Ness - Leave Me Your Ears Mick Ness Leave Me Your Ears(LP, Album) Torso TORSO 333 Netherlands 1981 Sell This Version
TORSO 334 Mekanik Kommando - It Would Be Quiet In The Woods If Only A Few Birds Sing Mekanik Kommando It Would Be Quiet In The Woods If Only A Few Birds Sing(LP, Album) Torso TORSO 334 Netherlands 1981 Sell This Version
torso 335 Flue - Vista Flue Vista(LP, Album, Gat) Torso torso 335 Netherlands 1983 Sell This Version
TORSO 336 Flue - One And A Half Flue One And A Half(LP, Album) Torso, Torso TORSO 336 Netherlands 1981 Sell This Version
TORSO 337 Mecano (2) - Autoportrait Mecano (2) Autoportrait(LP, Album) Torso TORSO 337 Netherlands 1982 Sell This Version
TORSO 453 Ludwig Wisch - Dr. Neville Ludwig Wisch Dr. Neville(7", Single) Torso TORSO 453 Netherlands 1980 Sell This Version
TORSO 456 Mecano (2) - Robespierre's Re-Marx Mecano (2) Robespierre's Re-Marx(7", Single) Torso TORSO 456 Netherlands 1981 Sell This Version
TORSO 457 Bart* & Jan* - De Dag Dat De Derde Wereldoorlog Ook Aan Ons Land Niet Onopgemerkt Voorbij Ging Bart* & Jan* Bart* & Jan* - De Dag Dat De Derde Wereldoorlog Ook Aan Ons Land Niet Onopgemerkt Voorbij Ging(7", Single) Torso, Torso TORSO 457 Netherlands 1981 Sell This Version
TORSO 458 Flue - Jerome Flue Jerome(7", Single) Torso TORSO 458 Netherlands 1981 Sell This Version
TORSO 568 S-Express* - Theme From S-Express S-Express* Theme From S-Express(CD, Maxi) Torso, Rhythm King TORSO 568 Netherlands 1988 Sell This Version
TORSO 1210 Bazooka (7) - À Igor S. Bazooka (7) À Igor S.(12", MiniAlbum) Torso, Torso TORSO 1210 Netherlands 1982 Sell This Version
TORSO 1214 Das Wesen - Who Had A Heart Das Wesen Who Had A Heart(12", MiniAlbum) Torso TORSO 1214 Netherlands 1982 Sell This Version
TORSO 12012 Sturm Und Drang (2) - River Sturm Und Drang (2) River(12") Torso TORSO 12012 Netherlands 1985 Sell This Version
TORSO 12017 Boom Boom Room - Here Comes The Man Boom Boom Room Here Comes The Man(12") Torso TORSO 12017 Netherlands 1986 Sell This Version
Torso 12020 Ramones - Something To Believe In / Somebody Put Something In My Drink / (You) Can't Say Anything Nice Ramones Something To Believe In / Somebody Put Something In My Drink / (You) Can't Say Anything Nice(12", Single) Torso Torso 12020 Netherlands 1986 Sell This Version
TORSO 12022 The Residents - Kaw-Liga (Dancemix) The Residents Kaw-Liga (Dancemix)(12", Maxi) Torso TORSO 12022 Netherlands 1986 Sell This Version
TORSO 12026 Kiem - The Moneyman Kiem The Moneyman(12") Torso TORSO 12026 Netherlands 1986 Sell This Version
TORSO 12031 Flue - Some-Times (In Arabia) Flue Some-Times (In Arabia)(12", Single) Torso TORSO 12031 Netherlands 1987 Sell This Version
TORSO 12032 The Residents - Hit The Road Jack / Excerpt From The Residents Hit The Road Jack / Excerpt From "For Elsie" (12") Torso TORSO 12032 Netherlands 1987 Sell This Version
TORSO 12046 Taffy - Step By Step Taffy Step By Step(12") Torso, Torso TORSO 12046 Netherlands 1987 Sell This Version
TORSO 12052 Div* - Sex Sex Sex Div* Sex Sex Sex(12") Torso TORSO 12052 Netherlands 1988 Sell This Version
TORSO 12053 The Cookie Crew - Females (Get On Up) The Cookie Crew Females (Get On Up)(12") Torso TORSO 12053 Netherlands 1987 Sell This Version
TORSO 12057 Bomb The Bass - Beat Dis Bomb The Bass Beat Dis TORSO 12057 Netherlands 1988 Sell This Version
TORSO 12058 The Beatmasters Featuring The Cookie Crew - Rok Da House The Beatmasters Featuring The Cookie Crew The Beatmasters Featuring The Cookie Crew - Rok Da House(12") Torso TORSO 12058 Netherlands 1988 Sell This Version