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
Doctor & The Medics Two Pieces Of Cloth Carefully Stitched Together(12", EP) Illegal Records (2) UK 1987 Sell This Version
1982 Renaissance (4) Camera Camera(CD, Album, RE) Repertoire Records 1982 Germany 1996 Sell This Version
40-26759 Lords Of The New Church Killer Lords(Cass, Comp) Illegal Records (2) 40-26759 Netherlands 1985 Sell This Version
40-85961 Go-Go's Vacation(Cass, Album) Illegal Records (2) 40-85961 Netherlands 1982 Sell This Version
31454 0150 2 The Police Message In A Box (The Complete Recordings) (Comp) 31454 0150 2 US 1993 Sell This Version
06024 9841216 9 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 Go•Go's* We Got The Beat(7", Single) Illegal Records (2) A-1952 Europe 1981 Sell This Version
A-3670 The Animals The Night(7") Illegal Records (2), Illegal Records (2) A-3670 Netherlands 1983 Sell This Version
A_3697 The Alarm The Stand(7", Single) I.R.S. Records, Illegal Records (2) A_3697 Netherlands 1983 Sell This Version
A 6846 Wall Of Voodoo Far Side Of Crazy(7", Single) Illegal Records (2) A 6846 Netherlands 1986 Sell This Version
BANGT 1 Bangles Bangles(12", EP, RE) Illegal Records (2) BANGT 1 France 1987 Sell This Version
BUK 3 Timbuk 3 Airwave Jungle(12") Illegal Records (2) BUK 3 France 1986 Sell This Version
CCSCD 348 The Cramps ...Off The Bone(CD, Comp, RE) Beaky Records CCSCD 348 UK 1992 Sell This Version
ELPS 4123 The Cramps Songs The Lord Taught Us(LP, Album) Illegal Records (2) ELPS 4123 Australia 1980 Sell This Version
ELPS 4235 The Cramps Psychedelic Jungle (Album) ELPS 4235 New Zealand 1981 Sell This Version
ELPS 4314 Go-Go's Vacation(LP, Album) Illegal Records (2) ELPS 4314 New Zealand 1982 Sell This Version
ELPS 4380 R.E.M. Murmur (Album) ELPS 4380 Australia 1983 Sell This Version
ELPS 4394 The Animals Ark(LP, Album, Promo) Illegal Records (2), I.R.S. Records ELPS 4394 Australia 1983 Sell This Version
ELPS 4430 The Alarm Declaration(LP, Album) Illegal Records (2), I.R.S. Records ELPS 4430 New Zealand 1984 Sell This Version
ELPS 4439 R.E.M. Reckoning (Album) ELPS 4439 Australia 1984 Sell This Version
ELPS 4485 Let's Active Cypress(LP, Album) Illegal Records (2) ELPS 4485 Australia 1984 Sell This Version
ELPS 4519 Wall Of Voodoo Seven Days In Sammystown (Album) ELPS 4519 New Zealand 1985 Sell This Version
ELPS 4562 Doctor & The Medics Laughing At The Pieces (Album) ELPS 4562 New Zealand 1986 Sell This Version
ES 680 The Go Go's* Our Lips Are Sealed (Single) ES 680 Australia 1981 Sell This Version
ES 716 Go-Go's We Got The Beat / Can't Stop The World (Single) ES 716 New Zealand 1981 Sell This Version
ES 720 Wall Of Voodoo Call Box (1-2-3)(7") Illegal Records (2) ES 720 Australia 1981 Sell This Version
ES 760 Go-Go's Vacation (Single) ES 760 Australia 1982 Sell This Version
ES 855 Wall Of Voodoo Mexican Radio (Single) ES 855 New Zealand 1982 Sell This Version
ES 946 Go-Go's Head Over Heels (Single) ES 946 Australia 1984 Sell This Version
ES 950 Yip Yip Coyote Dream Of The West(7", Single, Promo) Illegal Records (2) ES 950 Australia 1984 Sell This Version
ES979 Go-Go's Turn To You (Single) ES979 Australia 1984 Sell This Version
ES 1098 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
EX 12011 Wall Of Voodoo Wall Of Voodoo(12", EP) Illegal Records (2) EX 12011 Australia 1980 Sell This Version
FOUR 001 The Wasps Teenage Treats (Single) FOUR 001 UK 1977 Sell This Version
IL 001 The Police Fall Out / Nothing Achieving (Single) IL 001 UK 1977 Sell This Version
IL 002 The Electric Chairs Stuck On You / Paranoia Paradise / The Last Time (EP) IL 002 UK 1977 Sell This Version
IL003 John Cale Animal Justice IL003 UK 1977 Sell This Version
IL004 Menace (7) Screwed Up / Insane Society IL004 UK 1977 Sell This Version
IL 005 Wayne County & The Electric Chairs Thunder When She Walks / What You Got(7") Illegal Records (2) IL 005 UK 1977 Sell This Version
IL007 Spirit (8) Nature's Way (Single) IL007 UK 1978 Sell This Version
IL 008 Menace (7) I Need Nothing(7", Single) Illegal Records (2) IL 008 UK 1978 Sell This Version
IL 009 Johnny Curious And The Strangers In Tune(7") Illegal Records (2) IL 009 UK 1978 Sell This Version
ILM 0010 Vermilion Angry Young Women(7") Illegal Records (2) ILM 0010 UK 1978 Sell This Version
ILMC 005 The Cramps Songs The Lord Taught Us(Cass, Album) Illegal Records (2) ILMC 005 Netherlands 1980 Sell This Version
ILP 001 Spirit (8) Live (Album) ILP 001 UK 1978 Sell This Version
ILP 002 Kim Fowley Sunset Boulevard(LP, Album) Illegal Records (2) ILP 002 UK 1978 Sell This Version
ILP 003 Wazmo Nariz Things Aren't Right (Album) ILP 003 UK 1979 Sell This Version
ILP 004 Root Boy Slim & The Sex Change Band W/ The Rootettes* Zoom(LP, Album) Illegal Records (2) ILP 004 UK 1979 Sell This Version
ILP 005 The Cramps Songs The Lord Taught Us (Album) ILP 005 Greece 1980 Sell This Version
ILP 007 Skafish Skafish (Album) ILP 007 Netherlands 1980 Sell This Version
ILP 008 Renaissance (4) Camera Camera(LP, Album) Illegal Records (2) ILP 008 UK 1981 Sell This Version
ILP 009 The Lords Of The New Church* The Lords Of The New Church (Album) ILP 009 UK 1982 Sell This Version
ILP 009 The Cramps Psychedelic Jungle (Album) ILP 009 Greece 1981 Sell This Version
ILP0010 Wall Of Voodoo Call Of The West (Album) ILP0010 UK 1982 Sell This Version
ILP 011 Various The Defiant Pose(LP, Comp) Illegal Records (2) ILP 011 UK 1983 Sell This Version
ILP012 The Cramps ...Off The Bone (Comp) ILP012 UK 1983 Sell This Version
ILP013 Lords Of The New Church, The* The Method To Our Madness(LP, Album) Illegal Records (2) ILP013 UK 1985 Sell This Version
ILP 014 Yip Yip Coyote Fifi(LP, Album) Illegal Records (2) ILP 014 France 1985 Sell This Version
ILP016 Lords Of The New Church, The* Killer Lords(LP, Comp) Illegal Records (2) ILP016 UK 1985 Sell This Version
ILP 017 Various Music From The Movie, "Athens, GA - Inside/Out"(LP) Illegal Records (2) ILP 017 UK 1987 Sell This Version
ILP 021 Lords Of The New Church Live At The Spit(LP) Illegal Records (2) ILP 021 UK 1988 Sell This Version
ILP 022 Wall Of Voodoo The Ugly Americans In Australia(LP, Album) Illegal Records (2) ILP 022 France 1988 Sell This Version
I LP 023 The Balancing Act* Three Squares And A Roof(LP, Album) Illegal Records (2) I LP 023 UK 1988 Sell This Version
ILP 024 Chelsea (2) Back Trax(LP, Comp) Illegal Records (2) ILP 024 UK 1988 Sell This Version
ILP 025 Hunters & Collectors Human Frailty(LP, Album) Illegal Records (2) ILP 025 UK 1988 Sell This Version
ILP 026 The Bears (3) Rise And Shine(LP) Illegal Records (2) ILP 026 UK 1988 Sell This Version
ILP 027 Seduce Too Much Ain't Enough(LP, Album) Illegal Records (2) ILP 027 UK 1988 Sell This Version
ILP 030 Billy Currie With Guest Steve Howe Billy Currie With Guest Steve Howe - Transportation(LP, Album) Illegal Records (2) ILP 030 UK 1988 Sell This Version
ILP 031 Steve Hunter The Deacon(LP, Album) Illegal Records (2) ILP 031 UK 1988 Sell This Version
ILP 034 Various No Speak Sampler(12", Smplr) I.R.S. Records, Illegal Records (2), I.R.S. No Speak ILP 034 UK 1988 Sell This Version
ILP 035 Gary Numan Metal Rhythm (Album) ILP 035 UK 1988 Sell This Version
ILP 25167 Wall Of Voodoo Call Of The West(LP, Album) I.R.S. Records, I.R.S. Records, Illegal Records (2) ILP 25167 Europe 1982 Sell This Version
ILP 25433 R.E.M. Murmur(LP, Album) Illegal Records (2), Illegal Records (2) ILP 25433 Europe 1983 Sell This Version
ILP 25434 The Fleshtones Hexbreaker! (Album) ILP 25434 Netherlands 1983 Sell This Version
ILP 25532 Renaissance (4) Time-Line(LP, Album) Illegal Records (2) ILP 25532 Netherlands 1983 Sell This Version
ILP 25573 The Alarm The Alarm (MiniAlbum) ILP 25573 Europe 1983 Sell This Version
ILP 25646 The Animals Ark (Album) ILP 25646 Europe 1983 Sell This Version
ILP 25673 Lords Of The New Church, The* Is Nothing Sacred? (Album) ILP 25673 Europe 1983 Sell This Version
ILP 25887 The Alarm Declaration(LP, Album) Illegal Records (2) ILP 25887 Spain 1984 Sell This Version
ILP 25915 R.E.M. Reckoning(LP, Album) I.R.S. Records, Illegal Records (2) ILP 25915 Greece 1984 Sell This Version
ILP 25937 The Animals Greatest Hits Live!(LP, Album) Illegal Records (2), I.R.S. Records ILP 25937 Greece 1984 Sell This Version
ILP 26097 R.E.M. Chronic Town(12", EP, Ltd, RE) Illegal Records (2), I.R.S. Records ILP 26097 Greece 1987 Sell This Version
ILP 26138 Various Despedida De Soltero ("Bachelor Party") - Banda Sonora Original De La Película(LP, Album) Illegal Records (2) ILP 26138 Spain 1984 Sell This Version
ILP 26181 Raise The Dragon Deliverance(12", EP) Illegal Records (2) ILP 26181 Spain 1984 Sell This Version
ILP 26525 R.E.M. Fables Of The Reconstruction(LP, Album) I.R.S. Records, Illegal Records (2) ILP 26525 Greece 1985 Sell This Version
ILP 26759 Lords Of The New Church Killer Lords(LP, Comp) Illegal Records (2) ILP 26759 Netherlands 1985 Sell This Version
ILP 26807 Various Just What The Doctor Ordered(LP, Comp) Illegal Records (2) ILP 26807 Greece 1985 Sell This Version
ILP 26874 Stan Ridgway The Big Heat(LP, Album) Illegal Records (2) ILP 26874 Spain 1986 Sell This Version
ILP 26940 Doctor & The Medics Laughing At The Pieces (Album) ILP 26940 Spain 1986 Sell This Version
ILP 32592 Go-Go's Beauty And The Beat(LP, Album, RE) I.R.S. Records, Illegal Records (2) ILP 32592 Spain 1985 Sell This Version
ILP 85329 Alternative TV Strange Kicks(LP, Album) Illegal Records (2) ILP 85329 Netherlands 1981 Sell This Version
ILP 85330 Various Illegal Greatest Hits (Comp) ILP 85330 Greece 1981 Sell This Version
ILP 85332 Go-Go's Beauty And The Beat (Album) ILP 85332 Portugal 1981 Sell This Version
ILP 85406 Wall Of Voodoo Dark Continent(LP, Album) Illegal Records (2), Illegal Records (2) ILP 85406 Europe 1981 Sell This Version
ILP 85420 The Fleshtones Roman Gods (Album) ILP 85420 Netherlands 1981 Sell This Version
ILP 85421 Humans* Happy Hour(LP, Album) Illegal Records (2), I.R.S. Records ILP 85421 Netherlands 1981 Sell This Version
ILP 85906 Chelsea (2) Evacuate(LP, Album) Illegal Records (2) ILP 85906 Netherlands 1982 Sell This Version
ILP 85961 Go-Go's Vacation (Album) ILP 85961 Spain 1982 Sell This Version
ILP 450105-1 Various Out Of Bounds Original Motion Picture Soundtrack(LP, Comp) Illegal Records (2) ILP 450105-1 Greece 1986 Sell This Version