Illegal Records (2)

Illegal Records (2)

Profile:
Illegal Records was formed in 1977 by Miles Copeland (2) to release the debut single by his brother's band, The Police. Entitled "Fall Out"/"Nothing Achieving", the record sold out its initial pressing and went on to sell about 70,000 copies - an unprecedented feat for both an independent label and an "unknown" act.

Copeland went on to sign more artists and start several other indie labels including Deptford Fun City, Step-Forward Records and Total Noise, all under the blanket name of "Faulty Products". He also launched the foreign divisions, France & Netherlands, that released some of the same titles with different catalogue numbers, and some exclusive titles as well.

In 1979, Miles decided to launch an American version of his Faulty/Illegal operation, and started the I.R.S. Records label. Many I.R.S. releases were issued through Illegal for the UK & European market.
Sublabels
Contact Info:
Illegal Music Ltd. / Big Talk Music BMI
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Label


Cat#  Artist Title (Format) Label Cat#  Country Year
Two Pieces Of Cloth Carefully Stitched Together  album cover Doctor & The Medics Two Pieces Of Cloth Carefully Stitched Together(12", EP) Illegal Records (2) UK 1987 Sell This Version
1982 Camera Camera  album cover Renaissance (4) Camera Camera(CD, Album, RE) Repertoire Records 1982 Germany 1996 Sell This Version
23 308 U Got The Look  album cover Gary Numan U Got The Look(CD, Comp) Delta #1 23 308 Europe 2003 Sell This Version
25008 The Lords Of The New Church  album cover The Lords Of The New Church* The Lords Of The New Church(Cass, Album) Illegal Records (2), Epic 25008 Spain 1982 Sell This Version
85961 Vacation  album cover Go-Go's Vacation(LP, Album, Promo) Illegal Records (2) 85961 Europe 1982 Sell This Version
540 150-2 Message In A Box (The Complete Recordings)  album cover The Police Message In A Box (The Complete Recordings) (Comp) 540 150-2 Europe 1993 Sell This Version
40-25434 Hexbreaker!  album cover The Fleshtones Hexbreaker!(Cass, Album) Illegal Records (2) 40-25434 Netherlands 1983 Sell This Version
40-25646 Ark  album cover The Animals Ark(Cass, Album) Illegal Records (2) 40-25646 Europe 1983 Sell This Version
40-25673 Is Nothing Sacred?  album cover Lords Of The New Church Is Nothing Sacred?(Cass, Album) Illegal Records (2) 40-25673 Europe 1983 Sell This Version
40-26759 Killer Lords  album cover Lords Of The New Church Killer Lords(Cass, Comp) Illegal Records (2) 40-26759 Netherlands 1985 Sell This Version
40-85420 Roman Gods  album cover The Fleshtones Roman Gods(Cass, Album) Illegal Records (2) 40-85420 1981 Sell This Version
40-85961 Vacation  album cover Go-Go's Vacation(Cass, Album) Illegal Records (2) 40-85961 Netherlands 1982 Sell This Version
31454 0150 2 Message In A Box (The Complete Recordings)  album cover The Police Message In A Box (The Complete Recordings) (Comp) 31454 0150 2 US 1993 Sell This Version
31454 0150 4 Message In A Box (The Complete Recordings)  album cover The Police Message In A Box (The Complete Recordings)(4xCass, Comp + Box) A&M Records 31454 0150 4 US 1993 Sell This Version
91454 0150 2 Message In A Box (The Complete Recordings)  album cover The Police Message In A Box (The Complete Recordings)(4xCD, Comp, RM) A&M Records 91454 0150 2 Germany 1993 Sell This Version
06024 9841216 9 Message In A Box (The Complete Recordings)  album cover The Police Message In A Box (The Complete Recordings)(4xCD, Comp + Box, RE) EarBooks, A&M Records, Universal Music Catalogue 06024 9841216 9 Europe 2006 Sell This Version
A-1952 We Got The Beat  album cover Go·Go's* We Got The Beat(7", Single) Illegal Records (2), Illegal Records (2) A-1952 Europe 1981 Sell This Version
A-2557 Vacation  album cover Go·Go's* Vacation(7", Single) Illegal Records (2), Illegal Records (2) A-2557 Europe 1982 Sell This Version
A-2869 Get Up And Go  album cover The Go·Go's* Get Up And Go(7", Single) Illegal Records (2), Illegal Records (2) A-2869 Europe 1982 Sell This Version
A-3670 The Night  album cover The Animals The Night(7") Illegal Records (2), Illegal Records (2) A-3670 Europe 1983 Sell This Version
A_3697 The Stand  album cover The Alarm The Stand(7", Single) I.R.S. Records, Illegal Records (2) A_3697 Netherlands 1983 Sell This Version
A 6846 Far Side Of Crazy  album cover Wall Of Voodoo Far Side Of Crazy(7", Single) Illegal Records (2) A 6846 Netherlands 1986 Sell This Version
AMS 7381 Can't Stand Losing You  album cover The Police Can't Stand Losing You(7", Single, RE, Dar) A&M Records AMS 7381 UK 1979 Sell This Version
BANGT 1 Bangles  album cover Bangles Bangles(12", EP, RE) Illegal Records (2) BANGT 1 UK 1987 Sell This Version
BUK 3 Airwave Jungle  album cover Timbuk 3 Airwave Jungle(12") Illegal Records (2) BUK 3 France 1986 Sell This Version
CCSCD 347 Killer Lords  album cover The Lords Of The New Church* Killer Lords(CD, Comp, RE) Beaky Records CCSCD 347 Europe 1992 Sell This Version
CCSCD 348 ...Off The Bone  album cover The Cramps ...Off The Bone(CD, Comp, RE) Beaky Records CCSCD 348 UK 1992 Sell This Version
CCSCD 373 Guitar Speak 3  album cover Various Guitar Speak 3(CD, Comp) Beaky Records, Illegal Records (2) CCSCD 373 1993 Sell This Version
CS-70800 I.R.S. Greatest Hits Vols. 2 & 3  album cover Various I.R.S. Greatest Hits Vols. 2 & 3(Cass, Comp, Dol) I.R.S. Records, A&M Records, Inc. CS-70800 US 1981 Sell This Version
ELPS 4114 Skafish  album cover Skafish Skafish (Album) ELPS 4114 Australia 1980 Sell This Version
ELPS 4123 Songs The Lord Taught Us  album cover The Cramps Songs The Lord Taught Us (Album) ELPS 4123 Australia 1980 Sell This Version
ELPS 4124 Wazmo Nariz Things Aren't Right (Album) ELPS 4124 Australia 1979 Sell This Version
ELPS 4233 I.R.S. Greatest Hits  album cover Various I.R.S. Greatest Hits (Comp) ELPS 4233 Australia 1981 Sell This Version
ELPS 4235 Psychedelic Jungle  album cover The Cramps Psychedelic Jungle (Album) ELPS 4235 New Zealand 1981 Sell This Version
ELPS 4297 Roman Gods  album cover The Fleshtones Roman Gods (Album) ELPS 4297 Australia 1981 Sell This Version
ELPS 4314 Vacation  album cover Go-Go's Vacation(LP, Album) Illegal Records (2) ELPS 4314 New Zealand 1982 Sell This Version
ELPS 4370 Call Of The West  album cover Wall Of Voodoo Call Of The West(LP, Album) Illegal Records (2) ELPS 4370 New Zealand 1982 Sell This Version
ELPS 4380 Murmur  album cover R.E.M. Murmur (Album) ELPS 4380 Australia 1983 Sell This Version
ELPS 4394 Ark  album cover The Animals Ark (Album) ELPS 4394 Australia 1983 Sell This Version
ELPS 4430 Declaration  album cover The Alarm Declaration(LP, Album) Illegal Records (2), I.R.S. Records ELPS 4430 New Zealand 1984 Sell This Version
ELPS 4439 Reckoning  album cover R.E.M. Reckoning (Album) ELPS 4439 Australia 1984 Sell This Version
ELPS 4444 Bachelor Party  - The Music From The Movie  album cover Various Bachelor Party - The Music From The Movie(LP, Album) Illegal Records (2) ELPS 4444 Australia 1984 Sell This Version
ELPS 4485 Cypress  album cover Let's Active Cypress (Album) ELPS 4485 New Zealand 1984 Sell This Version
ELPS 4495 Fables Of The Reconstruction  album cover R.E.M. Fables Of The Reconstruction (Album) ELPS 4495 New Zealand 1985 Sell This Version
ELPS4513 Strength  album cover Alarm* Strength(LP, Album) I.R.S. Records, Illegal Records (2) ELPS4513 New Zealand 1985 Sell This Version
ELPS 4519 Seven Days In Sammystown  album cover Wall Of Voodoo Seven Days In Sammystown (Album) ELPS 4519 New Zealand 1985 Sell This Version
ELPS4520 Jane Wiedlin Jane Wiedlin(LP, Album) Illegal Records (2) ELPS4520 New Zealand 1985 Sell This Version
ELPS 4562 Doctor & The Medics Laughing At The Pieces (Album) ELPS 4562 New Zealand 1986 Sell This Version
EPC 4254 Beauty And The Beat  album cover Go-Go's Beauty And The Beat(Cass, MP) Illegal Records (2), I.R.S. Records EPC 4254 Australia 1981 Sell This Version
EPC 4370 Call Of The West  album cover Wall Of Voodoo Call Of The West(Cass) Illegal Records (2) EPC 4370 New Zealand 1982 Sell This Version
EPC 4380 Murmur  album cover R.E.M. Murmur(Cass, Album) Illegal Records (2), Epic EPC 4380 Australia 1983 Sell This Version
EPC 4439 Reckoning  album cover R.E.M. Reckoning(Cass, Album) Illegal Records (2) EPC 4439 New Zealand 1984 Sell This Version
EPC4485 Cypress  album cover Let's Active Cypress(Cass, Album) I.R.S. Records, Illegal Records (2) EPC4485 US 1984 Sell This Version
EPC 4495 Fables Of The Reconstruction  album cover R.E.M. Fables Of The Reconstruction(Cass, Album) Illegal Records (2) EPC 4495 Australia 1985 Sell This Version
ES 680 Our Lips Are Sealed  album cover The Go Go's* Our Lips Are Sealed (Single) ES 680 Australia 1981 Sell This Version
ES 716 We Got The Beat  album cover The Go Go's* We Got The Beat (Single) ES 716 New Zealand 1981 Sell This Version
ES 720 Call Box (1-2-3)  album cover Wall Of Voodoo Call Box (1-2-3)(7", Single) Illegal Records (2) ES 720 Australia 1981 Sell This Version
ES 760 Vacation  album cover Go-Go's Vacation (Single) ES 760 Australia 1982 Sell This Version
ES 855 Mexican Radio  album cover Wall Of Voodoo Mexican Radio (Single) ES 855 New Zealand 1982 Sell This Version
ES 875 Radio Free Europe  album cover R.E.M. Radio Free Europe(7", Single, Promo) Illegal Records (2) ES 875 Australia 1983 Sell This Version
ES 946 Head Over Heels  album cover Go-Go's Head Over Heels (Single) ES 946 Australia 1984 Sell This Version
ES 950 Dream Of The West  album cover Yip Yip Coyote Dream Of The West(7", Single, Promo) Illegal Records (2) ES 950 Australia 1984 Sell This Version
ES 971 So. Central Rain (I'm Sorry)  album cover R.E.M. So. Central Rain (I'm Sorry)(7", Single, Promo) Illegal Records (2) ES 971 Australia 1984 Sell This Version
ES 975 Raise The Dragon The Blue Hour(7", Single, Promo) Illegal Records (2) ES 975 Australia 1984 Sell This Version
ES 979 Turn To You  album cover Go-Go's Turn To You (Single) ES 979 Australia 1984 Sell This Version
ES 1074 Exception Of Love  album cover The Truth (6) Exception Of Love (Single) ES 1074 Australia 1985 Sell This Version
ES 1098 Far Side Of Crazy  album cover Wall Of Voodoo Far Side Of Crazy(7", Single) Illegal Records (2) ES 1098 Australia 1985 Sell This Version
ES 1132 Wall Of Voodoo (Don't Spill My) Courage(7", Promo) Illegal Records (2) ES 1132 Australia 1985 Sell This Version
ES 1139 Mad About You  album cover Belinda Carlisle Mad About You(7", Single) I.R.S. Records, Illegal Records (2) ES 1139 Australia 1986 Sell This Version
ES 12095 Dream Of The West  album cover Yip Yip Coyote Dream Of The West(12", Single, Promo) Illegal Records (2) ES 12095 Australia 1984 Sell This Version
EX 12011 Wall Of Voodoo  album cover Wall Of Voodoo Wall Of Voodoo(12", EP) Illegal Records (2) EX 12011 Australia 1980 Sell This Version
EX 12013 Up-Front  album cover Fleshtones* Up-Front (EP) EX 12013 Australia 1980 Sell This Version
EX 12014 Oingo Boingo  album cover Oingo Boingo Oingo Boingo(12", EP, Promo) Illegal Records (2) EX 12014 Australia 1980 Sell This Version
FOUR 001 Teenage Treats  album cover The Wasps Teenage Treats (Single) FOUR 001 UK 1977 Sell This Version
IL 001 Fall Out / Nothing Achieving  album cover The Police Fall Out / Nothing Achieving (Single) IL 001 UK 1977 Sell This Version
IL 002 Stuck On You / Paranoia Paradise / The Last Time  album cover The Electric Chairs Stuck On You / Paranoia Paradise / The Last Time (EP) IL 002 UK 1977 Sell This Version
IL003 Animal Justice  album cover John Cale Animal Justice (EP) IL003 UK 1977 Sell This Version
IL004 Screwed Up  album cover Menace (7) Screwed Up (Single) IL004 UK 1977 Sell This Version
IL 005 Thunder When She Walks / What You Got  album cover Wayne County & The Electric Chairs* Thunder When She Walks / What You Got(7") Illegal Records (2) IL 005 UK 1979 Sell This Version
IL007 Nature's Way  album cover Spirit (8) Nature's Way (Single) IL007 UK 1978 Sell This Version
IL 008 I Need Nothing  album cover Menace (7) I Need Nothing (Single) IL 008 UK 1978 Sell This Version
IL 009 In Tune  album cover Johnny Curious And The Strangers In Tune(7") Illegal Records (2) IL 009 UK 1978 Sell This Version
Illegal 101 Raydio Damage  album cover Surrendur Dorothi Raydio Damage(CD, Album) Illegal Records (2) Illegal 101 US 1992 Sell This Version
ILM 0010 Angry Young Women  album cover Vermilion* Angry Young Women(7") Illegal Records (2), Illegal Records (2) ILM 0010 UK 1978 Sell This Version
ILMC 005 Songs The Lord Taught Us  album cover The Cramps Songs The Lord Taught Us(Cass, Album) Illegal Records (2) ILMC 005 Netherlands 1980 Sell This Version
ILP 001 Live  album cover Spirit (8) Live (Album) ILP 001 UK 1978 Sell This Version
ILP 002 Sunset Boulevard  album cover Kim Fowley Sunset Boulevard(LP, Album) Illegal Records (2) ILP 002 UK 1978 Sell This Version
ILP 003 Things Aren't Right  album cover Wazmo Nariz Things Aren't Right (Album) ILP 003 UK 1979 Sell This Version
ILP 004 Zoom  album cover Root Boy Slim & The Sex Change Band W/ The Rootettes* Zoom (Album) ILP 004 UK 1979 Sell This Version
ILP 005 Songs The Lord Taught Us  album cover The Cramps Songs The Lord Taught Us (Album) ILP 005 Greece 1980 Sell This Version
ILP 007 Skafish  album cover Skafish Skafish (Album) ILP 007 Netherlands 1980 Sell This Version
ILP 008 Camera Camera  album cover Renaissance (4) Camera Camera (Album) ILP 008 UK 1981 Sell This Version
ILP 009 The Lords Of The New Church  album cover The Lords Of The New Church* The Lords Of The New Church (Album) ILP 009 UK 1982 Sell This Version
ILP 009 Psychedelic Jungle  album cover The Cramps Psychedelic Jungle (Album) ILP 009 Greece 1981 Sell This Version
ILP0010 Call Of The West  album cover Wall Of Voodoo Call Of The West (Album) ILP0010 UK 1982 Sell This Version
ILP 011 The Defiant Pose  album cover Various The Defiant Pose(LP, Comp) Illegal Records (2) ILP 011 UK 1983 Sell This Version
ILP012 ...Off The Bone  album cover The Cramps ...Off The Bone (Comp) ILP012 UK 1983 Sell This Version
ILP013 The Method To Our Madness  album cover The Lords* The Method To Our Madness(LP, Album) Illegal Records (2) ILP013 UK 1985 Sell This Version
ILP 014 Fifi  album cover Yip Yip Coyote Fifi(LP, Album) Illegal Records (2) ILP 014 UK 1985 Sell This Version
ILP016 Killer Lords  album cover The Lords Of The New Church* Killer Lords (Comp) ILP016 UK 1985 Sell This Version