Radar Records (5)

Radar Records (5)

Profile:
AKA Radarscope Records Ltd. trading as Radar Records.
Labelcode: LC 5454

A British punk/new wave label formed in late 1977 by Jake Riviera after he'd left Stiff Records, along with former Liberty Records and United Artists Records UK MD Andrew Lauder. The company made its first releases in early 1978.

Funded and distributed by WEA, Radar immediately signed the Riviera-managed Elvis Costello and Nick Lowe.

The Costello and Lowe releases were popular, as were records by three acts who were signed to US Polydor through a licensing deal: The Inmates (2), Bram Tchaikovsky and Yachts. However, most other Radar releases didn't sell well enough to meet WEA's expectations. At the end of 1979, Radar's staff was dismissed, while Costello, Lowe, Riviera and Lauder formed a new label, F-Beat Records. However, WEA kept the Radar name alive for a few last releases through early 1981.

Between 1995 and 1998, Radar was revived as a semi-indie label under the leadership of Rob Collins (4) and Graeme Beattie. They assembled a new roster that included Midget (4), Prolapse and Pure Morning, the precursor to Clinic.
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Label


Cat#  Artist Title (Format) Label Cat#  Country Year
17106 Nick Lowe I Love The Sound Of Breaking Glass(7", Single) Radar Records (5) 17106 France 1978 Sell This Version
17124 I Don't Want To Go To Chelsea  album cover Elvis Costello And The Attractions* I Don't Want To Go To Chelsea(7", Single) Radar Records (5) 17124 Belgium 1978 Sell This Version
17264 Radio - Radio  album cover Elvis Costello & The Attractions Radio - Radio (Single) 17264 Benelux 1978 Sell This Version
17281 American Squirm  album cover Nick Lowe American Squirm(7", Single) Warner Bros. Records, Radar Records (5) 17281 Netherlands 1978 Sell This Version
17 332 Accidents Will Happen  album cover Elvis Costello And The Attractions* Accidents Will Happen(7", Single) Radar Records (5) 17 332 France 1979 Sell This Version
17 440 Cruel To Be Kind   album cover Nick Lowe Cruel To Be Kind (7") Radar Records (5) 17 440 France 1979 Sell This Version
18 106 Tar  album cover Visage Tar(7") Genetic Records (2), Radar Records (5) 18 106 France 1979 Sell This Version
18177 Dirty Water / If Time Could Turn Backwards  album cover The Inmates (2) Dirty Water / If Time Could Turn Backwards(7", Single) Radar Records (5) 18177 France 1979 Sell This Version
18 259 Let's Dance  album cover Bram Tchaikovsky Let's Dance (Single) 18 259 France 1980 Sell This Version
18347 Stop It Baby / Sweet Rain  album cover The Inmates (2) Stop It Baby / Sweet Rain(7", Single) Radar Records (5) 18347 France 1980 Sell This Version
54.466 Jesus Of Cool  album cover Nick Lowe Jesus Of Cool(LP, Album) Radar Records (5) 54.466 Belgium 1978 Sell This Version
56 466 Jesus Of Cool  album cover Nick Lowe Jesus Of Cool(LP, Album) Radar Records (5), Radar Records (5), Radar Records (5) 56 466 France 1978 Sell This Version
56467 Iggy Pop & James Williamson Iggy Pop & James Williamson - Kill City (Album) 56467 UK 1978 Sell This Version
56 477 This Year's Model  album cover Elvis Costello This Year's Model (Album) 56 477 Belgium 1978 Sell This Version
56596 The Psychedelic Sounds Of The 13th Floor Elevators  album cover The 13th Floor Elevators* The Psychedelic Sounds Of The 13th Floor Elevators(LP, Album, RE) Radar Records (5), WEA 56596 Greece 1978 Sell This Version
56597 Armed Forces  album cover Elvis Costello & The Attractions Armed Forces(LP, Album, TP) Radar Records (5) 56597 Greece 1979 Sell This Version
56676 Labour Of Lust  album cover Nick Lowe Labour Of Lust(LP, Album) Radar Records (5), WEA 56676 Greece 1979 Sell This Version
45-1688 I Love The Sound Of Breaking Glass  album cover Nick Lowe I Love The Sound Of Breaking Glass(7") Radar Records (5) 45-1688 Spain 1978 Sell This Version
45-1690 (I Don't Want To Go To) Chelsea  album cover Elvis Costello And The Attractions* (I Don't Want To Go To) Chelsea (Single) 45-1690 Spain 1978 Sell This Version
45-1704 Kill City  album cover Iggy Pop & James Williamson Iggy Pop & James Williamson - Kill City 45-1704 Spain 1978 Sell This Version
45-1832 Oliver's Army  album cover Elvis Costello And The Attractions* Oliver's Army(7", Single) Radar Records (5), Hispavox 45-1832 Spain 1979 Sell This Version
45-1871 I'm The One That's Leaving  album cover Bram Tchaikovsky I'm The One That's Leaving(7", Single) Radar Records (5), Hispavox 45-1871 Spain 1979 Sell This Version
45-1883 Cracking Up  album cover Nick Lowe Cracking Up(7", Single) Radar Records (5), Hispavox 45-1883 Spain 1979 Sell This Version
45-1884 Accidents Will Happen  album cover Elvis Costello & The Attractions Accidents Will Happen(7", Single) Radar Records (5), Hispavox 45-1884 Spain 1979 Sell This Version
456 477 Elvis Costello This Year's Model(Cass, Album) Radar Records (5) 456 477 France 1978 Sell This Version
456 477-X This Year's Model  album cover Elvis Costello This Year's Model(Cass, Album) Radar Records (5) 456 477-X Germany 1978 Sell This Version
456 597 Armed Forces  album cover Elvis Costello And The Attractions* Armed Forces(Cass, Album) Radar Records (5), Radar Records (5) 456 597 Europe 1979 Sell This Version
50-14.389-2 Jesus Of Cool  album cover Nick Lowe Jesus Of Cool(LP, Album) Radar Records (5) 50-14.389-2 Argentina 1978 Sell This Version
0630-13448-2 Weeding The Cliff Edge  album cover Summit Weeding The Cliff Edge(CD, Album) Radar Records (5) 0630-13448-2 Germany 1996 Sell This Version
0630 13449-2 Scaramanga  album cover Heave Scaramanga(CD, Album) Radar Records (5) 0630 13449-2 Germany 1996 Sell This Version
0630 14003 2 Y  album cover The Pop Group Y(CD, Album, RE) Radar Records (5) 0630 14003 2 Germany 1996 Sell This Version
0630 18084 2 Guido  album cover Unsophisticates Guido(CD, Album) Radar Records (5) 0630 18084 2 Europe 1997 Sell This Version
0630-18877-2 The Italian Flag  album cover Prolapse The Italian Flag(CD, Album) Radar Records (5), Radar Records (5) 0630-18877-2 Germany 1997 Sell This Version
9167-9838 High Energy Plan  album cover 999 High Energy Plan(LP, Album) Passport Records, Radar Records (5) 9167-9838 Canada 1979 Sell This Version
3984-22856-2 We Are All Prostitutes  album cover The Pop Group We Are All Prostitutes(CD, Comp) Radar Records (5) 3984-22856-2 UK & Europe 1998 Sell This Version
5101-19920-2 Y  album cover The Pop Group Y(CD, Album, RE) Rhino Records (2), Radar Records (5) 5101-19920-2 UK 2007 Sell This Version
0630118642 Fully Loaded  album cover Morning Glories Fully Loaded (Album) 0630118642 UK 1995 Sell This Version
23(0631)00158 Armed Forces  album cover Elvis Costello & The Attractions Armed Forces(LP, Album) Radar Records (5) 23(0631)00158 Colombia 1979 Sell This Version
ACA-DJ01 Hate  album cover Acacia Hate(12", Promo) Radar Records (5) ACA-DJ01 UK 1996 Sell This Version
ADA 1 I Love The Sound Of Breaking Glass  album cover Nick Lowe I Love The Sound Of Breaking Glass (Single) ADA 1 UK 1978 Sell This Version
ADA 2 I'm A Hog For You Baby  album cover The Profits I'm A Hog For You Baby(7") Radar Records (5) ADA 2 UK 1978 Sell This Version
ADA 3 (I Don't Want To Go To) Chelsea  album cover Elvis Costello And The Attractions* (I Don't Want To Go To) Chelsea (Single) ADA 3 UK 1978 Sell This Version
ADA 4 Kill City  album cover Iggy Pop & James Williamson Iggy Pop & James Williamson - Kill City(7") Radar Records (5) ADA 4 UK 1978 Sell This Version
ADA 5 La Dusseldorf  album cover La Dusseldorf* La Dusseldorf(7", W/Lbl) Radar Records (5) ADA 5 UK 1978 Sell This Version
ADA 6 On And On  album cover Pezband On And On(7", Single) Radar Records (5) ADA 6 UK 1978 Sell This Version
ADA 7 I Can Detect You (For 100,000 Miles)  album cover Andy Arthurs I Can Detect You (For 100,000 Miles)(7") Radar Records (5) ADA 7 UK 1978 Sell This Version
ADA 8 (I Want To Be An) Anglepoise Lamp  album cover The Soft Boys (I Want To Be An) Anglepoise Lamp (Single) ADA 8 UK 1978 Sell This Version
ADA 9 Mr. Mechanic  album cover Good Rats Mr. Mechanic(7", Single) Radar Records (5) ADA 9 UK 1978 Sell This Version
ADA 10 Pump It Up  album cover Elvis Costello & The Attractions Pump It Up (Single) ADA 10 UK 1978 Sell This Version
ADA 12 Little Hitler  album cover Nick Lowe Little Hitler (Single) ADA 12 UK 1978 Sell This Version
ADA 13 You're Gonna Miss Me  album cover 13th Floor Elevators You're Gonna Miss Me (Single) ADA 13 UK 1978 Sell This Version
ADA 14 Radio Radio  album cover Elvis Costello And The Attractions* Radio Radio(7", Single) Radar Records (5) ADA 14 New Zealand 1978 Sell This Version
ADA 15 Teenage Boogie / Rockabilly Rebel  album cover Ray Campi And His Rockabilly Rebels* Teenage Boogie / Rockabilly Rebel (Single) ADA 15 UK 1978 Sell This Version
ADA 16 I Had Too Much To Dream Last Night  album cover The Electric Prunes I Had Too Much To Dream Last Night (Single) ADA 16 UK 1979 Sell This Version
ADA 18 My Boyfriend's Back  album cover Bette Bright And The Illuminations My Boyfriend's Back (Single) ADA 18 UK 1978 Sell This Version
ADA 19 I'm Sorry, I'm Sorry  album cover Tanz Der Youth I'm Sorry, I'm Sorry(7", Single) Radar Records (5) ADA 19 UK 1978 Sell This Version
ADA 20 Hysterie Connective  album cover Metal Urbain* Hysterie Connective(7") Radar Records (5) ADA 20 UK 1979 Sell This Version
ADA 21 The Captain Of Your Ship  album cover Bette Bright And The Illuminations The Captain Of Your Ship(7", Single) Radar Records (5) ADA 21 UK 1979 Sell This Version
ADA 22 Wives In Orbit  album cover The Red Crayola* Wives In Orbit (Single) ADA 22 UK 1978 Sell This Version
ADA 23 Look Back In Love (Not In Anger)  album cover Yachts Look Back In Love (Not In Anger) (Single) ADA 23 UK 1978 Sell This Version
ADA 24 Radio Radio  album cover Elvis Costello And The Attractions* Radio Radio (Single) ADA 24 UK 1978 Sell This Version
ADA 25 Yachting Types  album cover Yachts Yachting Types (Single) ADA 25 UK 1978 Sell This Version
ADA 26 American Squirm  album cover Nick Lowe American Squirm (Single) ADA 26 UK 1978 Sell This Version
ADA 27 Don't Eat Bricks  album cover Neon (4) Don't Eat Bricks(7", Single) Radar Records (5) ADA 27 UK 1978 Sell This Version
ADA 28 Girl Of My Dreams  album cover Bram Tchaikovsky Girl Of My Dreams (Single) ADA 28 UK 1979 Sell This Version
ADA 29 She Is Beyond Good And Evil  album cover The Pop Group She Is Beyond Good And Evil(7") Radar Records (5) ADA 29 UK 1979 Sell This Version
ADA 29(T) She Is Beyond Good And Evil  album cover The Pop Group She Is Beyond Good And Evil(12", Single) Radar Records (5) ADA 29(T) UK 1979 Sell This Version
ADA 30 The Kid With The Replaceable Head  album cover Richard Hell & The Voidoids The Kid With The Replaceable Head(7", Single) Radar Records (5) ADA 30 UK 1979 Sell This Version
ADA 31 Oliver's Army  album cover Elvis Costello And The Attractions* Oliver's Army (Single) ADA 31 UK 1979 Sell This Version
ADA 34 Cracking Up  album cover Nick Lowe Cracking Up (Single) ADA 34 UK 1979 Sell This Version
ADA 35 Accidents Will Happen  album cover Elvis Costello & The Attractions Accidents Will Happen (Single) ADA 35 UK 1979 Sell This Version
ADA 36 Love You Love You...  album cover Yachts Love You Love You...(7", Single) Radar Records (5) ADA 36 UK 1979 Sell This Version
ADA 37 I'm The One That's Leaving  album cover Bram Tchaikovsky I'm The One That's Leaving (Single) ADA 37 UK 1979 Sell This Version
ADA 40 Treat Me Kind  album cover Sussex (2) Treat Me Kind (Single) ADA 40 UK 1979 Sell This Version
ADA 41 The Harder They Come  album cover Wayne Kramer The Harder They Come(7") Radar Records (5) ADA 41 UK 1979 Sell This Version
ADA 42 Box 202  album cover Yachts Box 202(7", Single) Radar Records (5) ADA 42 UK 1979 Sell This Version
ADA 43 Cruel To Be Kind  album cover Nick Lowe Cruel To Be Kind (Single) ADA 43 UK 1979 Sell This Version
ADA 44 Dirty Water  album cover The Inmates (2) Dirty Water (Single) ADA 44 UK 1979 Sell This Version
ADA 46 Found Out Too Late  album cover 999 Found Out Too Late (Single) ADA 46 UK 1979 Sell This Version
ADA 47 The Walk  album cover The Inmates (2) The Walk (Single) ADA 47 UK 1979 Sell This Version
ADA 48 Tar  album cover Visage Tar(7") Radar Records (5), Genetic Records (2) ADA 48 UK 1979 Sell This Version
ADA 49 Now I'm Spoken For...  album cover Yachts Now I'm Spoken For...(7", Single) Radar Records (5) ADA 49 UK 1979 Sell This Version
ADA 50 Love Got Me  album cover The Inmates (2) Love Got Me(7", Single) Radar Records (5) ADA 50 UK 1980 Sell This Version
ADA 52 There's A Ghost In My House  album cover Yachts There's A Ghost In My House ADA 52 UK 1980 Sell This Version
ADA 54 Let's Dance / Rock And Roll Cabaret  album cover Bram Tchaikovsky Let's Dance / Rock And Roll Cabaret(7") Radar Records (5) ADA 54 UK 1980 Sell This Version
ADA 54F Let's Dance  album cover Bram Tchaikovsky Let's Dance(7", Single, Promo) Radar Records (5) ADA 54F UK 1980 Sell This Version
ADA 56F Pressure / Mr. President  album cover Bram Tchaikovsky Pressure / Mr. President(7", Single) Radar Records (5) ADA 56F UK & Europe 1980 Sell This Version
ADA 57 I.O.U. (In The Oddments Drawer)  album cover Yachts I.O.U. (In The Oddments Drawer)(7", Single) Radar Records (5) ADA 57 UK 1980 Sell This Version
ADA 59 So Much In Love  album cover The Inmates (2) So Much In Love(7", Single) Radar Records (5) ADA 59 UK 1980 Sell This Version
ADA 61 Stop It Baby  album cover The Inmates (2) Stop It Baby(7", Single) Radar Records (5) ADA 61 UK 1980 Sell This Version
ADA 62 Lately Things Get Screwed Up All The Time  album cover D.J. Kane And The Millionaires* Lately Things Get Screwed Up All The Time(7", Single) Radar Records (5) ADA 62 UK 1981 Sell This Version
ADA 63 (I Thought I Heard A) Heartbeat  album cover The Inmates (2) (I Thought I Heard A) Heartbeat (Single) ADA 63 UK 1981 Sell This Version
AVION 1 TP Softly, Softly, Catchy Monkey EP  album cover Southern Fly Softly, Softly, Catchy Monkey EP(12", EP, Promo) Radar Records (5) AVION 1 TP UK 1998 Sell This Version
BOMB 114 Soldier-Talk  album cover The Red Crayola* Soldier-Talk(LP, Album) Bomb Records (2), Rio Records BOMB 114 Canada 1979 Sell This Version
C 60026 Elvis Costello This Year's Model(Cass, Album) Radar Records (5), Hispavox C 60026 Spain 1978 Sell This Version
C 90275 Without Radar  album cover Yachts Without Radar(Cass, Album) Radar Records (5), Hispavox C 90275 Spain 1980 Sell This Version
CT-1-6241 First Offence  album cover The Inmates (2) First Offence(Cass) Radar Records (5), Polydor CT-1-6241 US 1979 Sell This Version
DMC 51/2 April 87 - Mixes 2  album cover Various April 87 - Mixes 2(12", P/Mixed) DMC DMC 51/2 UK 1987 Sell This Version
K 17264 Radio, Radio  album cover Elvis Costello And The Attractions* Radio, Radio (Single) K 17264 Italy 1978 Sell This Version
K 17 440 Cruel To Be Kind  album cover Nick Lowe Cruel To Be Kind (Single) K 17 440 Italy 1979 Sell This Version