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 Martin Davis (managing director), 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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Contact Info:
60 Parker Street
London WC2 B5PZ (1978-79)

1026-1028 Harrow Road
London NW10 5NN (1995-98)

(both obsolete)
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Releases

Status Catalog Number  Image Artist Title (Format) Label Catalog Number  Country Year Actions
8T 1-6220 S 140698 Yachts - S.O.S. Yachts S.O.S.(8-Trk) Polydor 8T 1-6220 S 140698 US 1979 Sell This Version
0757 Elvis Costello - This Year's Model Elvis Costello This Year's Model(LP, Album) Warner Bros. Records, Warner Bros. Records 0757 Greece 1978 Sell This Version
17106 Nick Lowe - I Love The Sound Of Breaking Glass Nick Lowe I Love The Sound Of Breaking Glass(7", Single) Radar Records (5) 17106 France 1978 Sell This Version
17124 Elvis Costello And The Attractions* - I Don't Want To Go To Chelsea 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 Elvis Costello And The Attractions* - Radio - Radio Elvis Costello And The Attractions* Radio - Radio (Single) 17264 Benelux 1978 Sell This Version
17281 Nick Lowe - American Squirm Nick Lowe American Squirm(7", Single) Warner Bros. Records, Radar Records (5) 17281 Netherlands 1978 Sell This Version
17 332 Elvis Costello And The Attractions* - Accidents Will Happen Elvis Costello And The Attractions* Accidents Will Happen(7", Single) Radar Records (5) 17 332 France 1979 Sell This Version
17 440 Nick Lowe - Cruel To Be Kind Nick Lowe Cruel To Be Kind (7") Radar Records (5) 17 440 France 1979 Sell This Version
18 106 Visage - Tar Visage Tar(7") Genetic Records (2), Radar Records (5) 18 106 France 1979 Sell This Version
18 177 The Inmates (2) - Dirty Water / If Time Could Turn Backwards The Inmates (2) Dirty Water / If Time Could Turn Backwards(7", Single) Radar Records (5) 18 177 France 1979 Sell This Version
18 259 Bram Tchaikovsky - Let's Dance Bram Tchaikovsky Let's Dance (Single) 18 259 France 1980 Sell This Version
18347 The Inmates (2) - Stop It Baby The Inmates (2) Stop It Baby(7", Single) Radar Records (5) 18347 France 1980 Sell This Version
32.620 Nick Lowe - Amo El Sonido Del Vidrio Al Romperse = I Love The Sound Of Breaking Glass Nick Lowe Amo El Sonido Del Vidrio Al Romperse = I Love The Sound Of Breaking Glass (Single) 32.620 Argentina 1978 Sell This Version
54 466 Nick Lowe - Jesus Of Cool Nick Lowe Jesus Of Cool(LP, Album) Radar Records (5), Radar Records (5) 54 466 Belgium 1978 Sell This Version
56 466 Nick Lowe - Jesus Of Cool 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 - Kill City Iggy Pop & James Williamson Iggy Pop & James Williamson - Kill City (Album) 56467 UK 1978 Sell This Version
56477 Elvis Costello - This Year's Model Elvis Costello This Year's Model (Album) 56477 Belgium 1978 Sell This Version
56596 The 13th Floor Elevators* - The Psychedelic Sounds Of The 13th Floor Elevators The 13th Floor Elevators* The Psychedelic Sounds Of The 13th Floor Elevators(LP, Album, RE) Radar Records (5), WEA 56596 Greece Unknown Sell This Version
56597 Elvis Costello & The Attractions - Armed Forces Elvis Costello & The Attractions Armed Forces(LP, Album, TP) Radar Records (5) 56597 Greece 1979 Sell This Version
56676 Nick Lowe - Labour Of Lust Nick Lowe Labour Of Lust(LP, Album) Radar Records (5), WEA 56676 Greece 1979 Sell This Version
45-1688 Nick Lowe - I Love The Sound Of Breaking Glass Nick Lowe I Love The Sound Of Breaking Glass 45-1688 Spain 1978 Sell This Version
45-1690 Elvis Costello And The Attractions* - (I Don't Want To Go To) Chelsea Elvis Costello And The Attractions* (I Don't Want To Go To) Chelsea (Single) 45-1690 Spain 1978 Sell This Version
45-1704 Iggy Pop & James Williamson - Kill City Iggy Pop & James Williamson Iggy Pop & James Williamson - Kill City (Single) 45-1704 Spain 1978 Sell This Version
45-1832 Elvis Costello And The Attractions* - Oliver's Army Elvis Costello And The Attractions* Oliver's Army(7", Single) Radar Records (5), Hispavox 45-1832 Spain 1979 Sell This Version
45-1871 Bram Tchaikovsky - I'm The One That's Leaving Bram Tchaikovsky I'm The One That's Leaving(7", Single) Radar Records (5), Hispavox 45-1871 Spain 1979 Sell This Version
45-1883 Nick Lowe - Cracking Up Nick Lowe Cracking Up(7", Single) Radar Records (5), Hispavox 45-1883 Spain 1979 Sell This Version
45-1884 Elvis Costello & The Attractions - Accidents Will Happen 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 Elvis Costello This Year's Model(Cass, Album) Radar Records (5) 456 477 France 1978 Sell This Version
456 477-X Elvis Costello - This Year's Model Elvis Costello This Year's Model(Cass, Album) Radar Records (5) 456 477-X Germany 1978 Sell This Version
456 597 Elvis Costello & The Attractions - Armed Forces Elvis Costello & The Attractions Armed Forces (Album) 456 597 France 1979 Sell This Version
50-14.386 Elvis Costello & The Attractions - El Modelo De Este Año Elvis Costello & The Attractions El Modelo De Este Año(LP, Album) Warner Bros. Records 50-14.386 Argentina 1978 Sell This Version
0630-13448-2 Summit - Weeding The Cliff Edge Summit Weeding The Cliff Edge(CD, Album) Radar Records (5) 0630-13448-2 Germany 1996 Sell This Version
0630 13449-2 Heave - Scaramanga Heave Scaramanga(CD, Album) Radar Records (5) 0630 13449-2 Germany 1996 Sell This Version
0630 14003 2 The Pop Group - Y The Pop Group Y(CD, Album, RE) Radar Records (5) 0630 14003 2 Germany 1996 Sell This Version
0630 18084 2 Unsophisticates - Guido Unsophisticates Guido(CD, Album) Radar Records (5) 0630 18084 2 Europe 1997 Sell This Version
0630-18877-2 Prolapse - The Italian Flag Prolapse The Italian Flag(CD, Album) Radar Records (5), Radar Records (5) 0630-18877-2 Europe 1997 Sell This Version
9167-9838 999 - High Energy Plan 999 High Energy Plan(LP, Album) Passport Records, Radar Records (5) 9167-9838 Canada 1979 Sell This Version
3984-22856-2 The Pop Group - We Are All Prostitutes The Pop Group We Are All Prostitutes(CD, Comp) Radar Records (5) 3984-22856-2 UK & Europe 1998 Sell This Version
5101-19920-2 The Pop Group - Y The Pop Group Y(CD, Album, RE) Rhino Records (2), Radar Records (5) 5101-19920-2 UK 2007 Sell This Version
0630118642 Morning Glories - Fully Loaded Morning Glories Fully Loaded (Album) 0630118642 UK 1995 Sell This Version
0630188802 Midget (4) - A Little Bit Of This Midget (4) A Little Bit Of This(CD, Album, Promo) Radar Records (5) 0630188802 Germany Unknown Sell This Version
23(0631)00158 Elvis Costello & The Attractions - Armed Forces Elvis Costello & The Attractions Armed Forces(LP, Album) Radar Records (5) 23(0631)00158 Colombia 1979 Sell This Version
ACA-DJ01 Acacia - Hate Acacia Hate(12", Promo) Radar Records (5) ACA-DJ01 UK 1996 Sell This Version
ADA 1 Nick Lowe - I Love The Sound Of Breaking Glass Nick Lowe I Love The Sound Of Breaking Glass (Single) ADA 1 UK 1978 Sell This Version
ADA 2 The Profits - I'm A Hog For You Baby The Profits I'm A Hog For You Baby(7") Radar Records (5) ADA 2 UK 1978 Sell This Version
ADA 3 Elvis Costello And The Attractions* - (I Don't Want To Go To) Chelsea Elvis Costello And The Attractions* (I Don't Want To Go To) Chelsea (Single) ADA 3 UK 1978 Sell This Version
ADA 4 Iggy Pop & James Williamson - Kill City Iggy Pop & James Williamson Iggy Pop & James Williamson - Kill City ADA 4 UK 1978 Sell This Version
ADA 5 La Dusseldorf* - La Dusseldorf La Dusseldorf* La Dusseldorf(7", W/Lbl) Radar Records (5) ADA 5 UK 1978 Sell This Version
ADA 6 Pezband - On And On Pezband On And On(7", Single) Radar Records (5) ADA 6 UK 1978 Sell This Version
ADA 7 Andy Arthurs - I Can Detect You (For 100,000 Miles) Andy Arthurs I Can Detect You (For 100,000 Miles)(7") Radar Records (5) ADA 7 UK 1978 Sell This Version
ADA 8 The Soft Boys - (I Want To Be An) Anglepoise Lamp The Soft Boys (I Want To Be An) Anglepoise Lamp (Single) ADA 8 UK 1978 Sell This Version
ADA 9 Good Rats - Mr. Mechanic Good Rats Mr. Mechanic(7", Single) Radar Records (5) ADA 9 UK 1978 Sell This Version
ADA 10 Elvis Costello & The Attractions - Pump It Up Elvis Costello & The Attractions Pump It Up (Single) ADA 10 UK 1978 Sell This Version
ADA 12 Nick Lowe - Little Hitler Nick Lowe Little Hitler (Single) ADA 12 UK 1978 Sell This Version
ADA 13 13th Floor Elevators - You're Gonna Miss Me 13th Floor Elevators You're Gonna Miss Me (Single) ADA 13 UK 1978 Sell This Version
ADA 14 Elvis Costello And The Attractions* - Radio Radio Elvis Costello And The Attractions* Radio Radio(7", Single) Radar Records (5) ADA 14 New Zealand 1978 Sell This Version
ADA 15 Ray Campi And His Rockabilly Rebels* - Teenage Boogie / Rockabilly Rebel Ray Campi And His Rockabilly Rebels* Teenage Boogie / Rockabilly Rebel (Single) ADA 15 UK 1978 Sell This Version
ADA 16 The Electric Prunes - I Had Too Much To Dream Last Night The Electric Prunes I Had Too Much To Dream Last Night (Single) ADA 16 UK 1979 Sell This Version
ADA 18 Bette Bright And The Illuminations - My Boyfriend's Back Bette Bright And The Illuminations My Boyfriend's Back (Single) ADA 18 UK 1978 Sell This Version
ADA 19 Tanz Der Youth - I'm Sorry, I'm Sorry Tanz Der Youth I'm Sorry, I'm Sorry(7", Single) Radar Records (5) ADA 19 UK 1978 Sell This Version
ADA 20 Metal Urbain* - Hysterie Connective Metal Urbain* Hysterie Connective(7") Radar Records (5) ADA 20 UK 1979 Sell This Version
ADA 21 Bette Bright And The Illuminations - The Captain Of Your Ship Bette Bright And The Illuminations The Captain Of Your Ship (Single) ADA 21 UK 1979 Sell This Version
ADA 22 The Red Crayola* - Wives In Orbit The Red Crayola* Wives In Orbit (Single) ADA 22 UK 1978 Sell This Version
ADA 23 Yachts - Look Back In Love (Not In Anger) Yachts Look Back In Love (Not In Anger) (Single) ADA 23 UK 1978 Sell This Version
ADA 24 Elvis Costello And The Attractions* - Radio Radio Elvis Costello And The Attractions* Radio Radio (Single) ADA 24 UK 1978 Sell This Version
ADA 25 Yachts - Yachting Types Yachts Yachting Types (Single) ADA 25 UK 1978 Sell This Version
ADA 26 Nick Lowe - American Squirm Nick Lowe American Squirm (Single) ADA 26 UK 1978 Sell This Version
ADA 27 Neon (4) - Don't Eat Bricks Neon (4) Don't Eat Bricks(7", Single) Radar Records (5) ADA 27 UK 1978 Sell This Version
ADA 28 Bram Tchaikovsky - Girl Of My Dreams Bram Tchaikovsky Girl Of My Dreams (Single) ADA 28 UK 1979 Sell This Version
ADA 29 The Pop Group - She Is Beyond Good And Evil The Pop Group She Is Beyond Good And Evil(7") Radar Records (5) ADA 29 UK 1979 Sell This Version
ADA 29(T) The Pop Group - She Is Beyond Good And Evil The Pop Group She Is Beyond Good And Evil(12", Single) Radar Records (5) ADA 29(T) UK 1979 Sell This Version
ADA 30 Richard Hell & The Voidoids - The Kid With The Replaceable Head Richard Hell & The Voidoids The Kid With The Replaceable Head (Single) ADA 30 UK 1979 Sell This Version
ADA 31 Elvis Costello And The Attractions* - Oliver's Army Elvis Costello And The Attractions* Oliver's Army (Single) ADA 31 UK 1979 Sell This Version
ADA 34 Nick Lowe - Cracking Up Nick Lowe Cracking Up (Single) ADA 34 UK 1979 Sell This Version
ADA 35 Elvis Costello & The Attractions - Accidents Will Happen Elvis Costello & The Attractions Accidents Will Happen (Single) ADA 35 UK 1979 Sell This Version
ADA 36 Yachts - Love You Love You... Yachts Love You Love You...(7", Single) Radar Records (5) ADA 36 UK 1979 Sell This Version
ADA 37 Bram Tchaikovsky - I'm The One That's Leaving Bram Tchaikovsky I'm The One That's Leaving (Single) ADA 37 UK 1979 Sell This Version
ADA 40 Sussex (2) - Treat Me Kind Sussex (2) Treat Me Kind (Single) ADA 40 UK 1979 Sell This Version
ADA 41 Wayne Kramer - The Harder They Come Wayne Kramer The Harder They Come (Single) ADA 41 UK 1979 Sell This Version
ADA 42 Yachts - Box 202 Yachts Box 202(7", Single) Radar Records (5) ADA 42 UK 1979 Sell This Version
ADA 43 Nick Lowe - Cruel To Be Kind Nick Lowe Cruel To Be Kind (Single) ADA 43 UK 1979 Sell This Version
ADA 44 The Inmates (2) - Dirty Water The Inmates (2) Dirty Water (Single) ADA 44 UK 1979 Sell This Version
ADA 46 999 - Found Out Too Late 999 Found Out Too Late (Single) ADA 46 UK 1979 Sell This Version
ADA 47 The Inmates (2) - The Walk The Inmates (2) The Walk (Single) ADA 47 UK 1979 Sell This Version
ADA 48 Visage - Tar Visage Tar(7") Radar Records (5), Genetic Records (2) ADA 48 UK 1979 Sell This Version
ADA 49 Yachts - Now I'm Spoken For... Yachts Now I'm Spoken For...(7", Single) Radar Records (5) ADA 49 UK 1979 Sell This Version
ADA 50 The Inmates (2) - Love Got Me The Inmates (2) Love Got Me(7", Single) Radar Records (5) ADA 50 UK 1980 Sell This Version
ADA 52 Yachts - There's A Ghost In My House Yachts There's A Ghost In My House ADA 52 UK 1980 Sell This Version
ADA 54 Bram Tchaikovsky - Let's Dance / Rock And Roll Cabaret Bram Tchaikovsky Let's Dance / Rock And Roll Cabaret(7") Radar Records (5) ADA 54 UK 1980 Sell This Version
ADA 54F Bram Tchaikovsky - Let's Dance Bram Tchaikovsky Let's Dance(7", Single, Promo) Radar Records (5) ADA 54F UK 1980 Sell This Version
ADA 56F Bram Tchaikovsky - Pressure / Mr. President Bram Tchaikovsky Pressure / Mr. President(7", Single) Radar Records (5) ADA 56F UK & Europe 1980 Sell This Version
ADA 57 Yachts - I.O.U. (In The Oddments Drawer) Yachts I.O.U. (In The Oddments Drawer)(7", Single) Radar Records (5) ADA 57 UK 1980 Sell This Version
ADA 59 The Inmates (2) - So Much In Love The Inmates (2) So Much In Love(7", Single) Radar Records (5) ADA 59 UK 1980 Sell This Version
ADA 61 The Inmates (2) - Stop It Baby The Inmates (2) Stop It Baby(7", Single) Radar Records (5) ADA 61 UK 1980 Sell This Version
ADA 62 D.J. Kane And The Millionaires* - Lately Things Get Screwed Up All The Time 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 The Inmates (2) - (I Thought I Heard A) Heartbeat The Inmates (2) (I Thought I Heard A) Heartbeat (Single) ADA 63 UK 1981 Sell This Version
AVION 1 TP Southern Fly - Softly, Softly, Catchy Monkey EP Southern Fly Softly, Softly, Catchy Monkey EP(12", EP, Promo) Radar Records (5) AVION 1 TP UK 1998 Sell This Version
C 60.010 Nick Lowe - Jesus Of Cool Nick Lowe Jesus Of Cool(Cass, Album) Hispavox, Radar Records (5) C 60.010 Spain 1978 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 Yachts - Without Radar Yachts Without Radar(Cass, Album) Radar Records (5), Hispavox C 90275 Spain 1980 Sell This Version