Powderworks

Powderworks

Profile:
Powderworks Records and Tapes Pty Ltd was established in 1970 as M7 Records, a joint venture between three media companies with distribution handled by The Paul Hamlyn Record Division (1971-1974), Tempo Record Sales (1974-1976) and was self distributed from 1976-1978.

M7 Records became 7 Records Pty Ltd. in May 1978 and distribution was passed to RCA Australia. A management buyout in 1981 saw the company being renamed Powderworks Records and Tapes Pty Ltd. The company was sold to an investment banker in 1986 and went into liquidation in 1987. The catalogue and pressing plant was sold to the building's landlord who briefly operated as Evasound Records and Tapes Pty Ltd before selling the catalogue to Ken Broad of Broad Music and scrapping the manufacturing equipment.

Powderworks operated a record pressing plant from the outset and acquired the business of Idris Tape Duplicators to bring cassette duplication in-house. Powederworks manufactured and marketed various labels under license, including Mute, Beggars Banquet and 4AD amongst others.
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Cat#  Artist Title (Format) Label Cat#  Country Year
6049 Heroes & Villains  album cover Various Heroes & Villains(LP, Album, Gat) Powderworks 6049 Australia 1983 Sell This Version
A286A Melanie (2) Am I Real Or What(LP) Powderworks A286A Australia 1985 Sell This Version
CC0039 Headbanger's Heaven  album cover Various Headbanger's Heaven(2xLP, Comp) Concept Records (6) CC0039 Australia Unknown Sell This Version
EMCJ (L) 5312 Man O' War  album cover Toto Coelo Man O' War(LP, Album) Powderworks EMCJ (L) 5312 South Africa 1983 Sell This Version
EMCJ (L) 5335 Toni Basil  album cover Toni Basil Toni Basil(LP, Album) Powderworks EMCJ (L) 5335 South Africa 1983 Sell This Version
EMIJ 4426 I Eat Cannibals  album cover Toto Coelo I Eat Cannibals(7", Single) Powderworks, Radialchoice EMIJ 4426 South Africa 1982 Sell This Version
INC 006 Drunk On The Pope's Blood / The Agony Is The Ecstacy  album cover The Birthday Party / Lydia Lunch The Birthday Party / Lydia Lunch - Drunk On The Pope's Blood / The Agony Is The Ecstacy(Cass, EP) Missing Link INC 006 Australia 1982 Sell This Version
ING-006 Drunk On The Pope's Blood / The Agony Is The Ecstacy  album cover The Birthday Party / Lydia Lunch The Birthday Party / Lydia Lunch - Drunk On The Pope's Blood / The Agony Is The Ecstacy(12", EP) Missing Link ING-006 Australia 1982 Sell This Version
M-417 When I'm On T.V.  album cover The Breakers (9) When I'm On T.V.(7", Single) Powderworks M-417 Australia 1980 Sell This Version
MCF 322 Midnight Oil Head Injuries(Cass, Album) Powderworks, Sprint Music MCF 322 Australia 1979 Sell This Version
MCF 7233 Midnight Oil  album cover Midnight Oil Midnight Oil(Cass, Album) RCA, Powderworks MCF 7233 New Zealand 1978 Sell This Version
MCF 7419 Master Of Reality  album cover Black Sabbath Master Of Reality(Cass, Album, RE) 7 Records, Powderworks MCF 7419 Australia Unknown Sell This Version
MCF 7421 Black Sabbath Vol 4  album cover Black Sabbath Black Sabbath Vol 4(Cass, Album, RE) Powderworks MCF 7421 New Zealand 1980 Sell This Version
MCSP 72434 We Sold Our Soul For Rock 'N' Roll  album cover Black Sabbath We Sold Our Soul For Rock 'N' Roll(Cass, Comp, RE) Powderworks MCSP 72434 Australia Unknown Sell This Version
MLF 201 Bilitis (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)  album cover Francis Lai Bilitis (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)(LP, Album, RE) Powderworks, Junction MLF 201 Australia Unknown Sell This Version
MLF 233 Midnight Oil  album cover Midnight Oil Midnight Oil (Album) MLF 233 Australia 1978 Sell This Version
MLF-253 Ventriloquisms  album cover Beaver Brothers Ventriloquisms(LP, Album) Powderworks MLF-253 Australia 1978 Sell This Version
MLF 257 X-Dreams  album cover Annette Peacock X-Dreams(LP, Album) Powderworks MLF 257 Australia 1978 Sell This Version
MLF 294 I Wasn't Born Yesterday  album cover Allan Clarke I Wasn't Born Yesterday(LP, Album) Powderworks MLF 294 Australia 1978 Sell This Version
MLF 303 The Third Album  album cover Big Star The Third Album(LP, Album) Powderworks MLF 303 Australia 1978 Sell This Version
MLF 322 Head Injuries  album cover Midnight Oil Head Injuries (Album) MLF 322 Australia 1979 Sell This Version
MLF 325 In The Skies  album cover Peter Green (2) In The Skies(LP, Album, Gat) Creole Records, Junction, Powderworks, 7 Records MLF 325 Australia 1979 Sell This Version
MLF 417 Paranoid  album cover Black Sabbath Paranoid (Album) MLF 417 New Zealand 1980 Sell This Version
MLF 419 Master Of Reality  album cover Black Sabbath Master Of Reality (Album) MLF 419 Australia 1980 Sell This Version
MLF 420 Black Sabbath  album cover Black Sabbath Black Sabbath (Album) MLF 420 New Zealand 1980 Sell This Version
MLF 423 Sabbath Bloody Sabbath  album cover Black Sabbath Sabbath Bloody Sabbath (Album) MLF 423 New Zealand 1980 Sell This Version
MLF 441 Up For Grabs  album cover The Radiators (2) Up For Grabs(LP) Powderworks MLF 441 Australia 1981 Sell This Version
MLF-446 Vesania  album cover Ves 8 Vesania(LP, Gat) Powderworks MLF-446 Australia 1981 Sell This Version
MLF 7233 Midnight Oil  album cover Midnight Oil Midnight Oil(Cass, Album, RP) Powderworks, Sprint Music MLF 7233 Australia Unknown Sell This Version
MLR 342 20 Golden Pieces Of  album cover Patsy Cline 20 Golden Pieces Of(LP, Album, Comp) 7 Records, Powderworks MLR 342 Australia 1979 Sell This Version
MLSP 2434 We Sold Our Soul For Rock 'N' Roll  album cover Black Sabbath We Sold Our Soul For Rock 'N' Roll(2xLP, Comp, RE, Gat) Powderworks MLSP 2434 Australia 1980 Sell This Version
MS000 Selling Records Sells Records!  album cover The Discounts Selling Records Sells Records!(7", Single) Original Records MS000 Australia 1980 Sell This Version
MS-281 Run By Night  album cover Midnight Oil Run By Night(7") Powderworks MS-281 Australia 1978 Sell This Version
MS 286 Beaver Brothers You'll Never Believe It(7", Single) Powderworks MS 286 Australia Unknown Sell This Version
MS 306 Allan Clarke (I Will Be Your) Shadow In The Street(7", Single) Powderworks MS 306 Australia Unknown Sell This Version
MS 361 Cold Cold Change  album cover Midnight Oil Cold Cold Change(7") Powderworks MS 361 Australia 1979 Sell This Version
MS 390 Back On The Borderline  album cover Midnight Oil Back On The Borderline(7", Single) Powderworks MS 390 Australia 1980 Sell This Version
MS488 Darlin'  album cover Ronnie Spector Darlin'(7", Single) Powderworks MS488 Australia 1980 Sell This Version
MS-492 The Hon. Nick Jones And Ian Macrae The Hon. Nick Jones And Ian Macrae - The Ballad Of Lady Di(7", Single) Powderworks MS-492 Australia 1981 Sell This Version
MS 505 How Can I Get Out ?  album cover Outline (9) How Can I Get Out ? MS 505 Australia 1981 Sell This Version
MSPD 462 Bird Noises  album cover Midnight Oil Bird Noises(12", EP) Powderworks MSPD 462 Australia 1980 Sell This Version
MSPD 7462 Bird Noises  album cover Midnight Oil Bird Noises(Cass, EP) Powderworks, Powderworks MSPD 7462 Australia 1980 Sell This Version
none Game (18) Strange Passion(LP) Powderworks none Australia 1984 Sell This Version
none Another Fine Mess  album cover Allniters Another Fine Mess(CD, Album) Powderworks none Australia 1999 Sell This Version
OUT-000 The Cicada (That Ate Five Dock)  album cover Outline (9) The Cicada (That Ate Five Dock)(7", Single, Promo) Powderworks OUT-000 Australia 1981 Sell This Version
POW 0004 Jo Broadbery & The Standouts Footsteps In The Dark(7", Single) Junction POW 0004 New Zealand 1982 Sell This Version
POW 0006 Metro (6) America In My Head(7", Single) Original Records, Powderworks POW 0006 Australia 1982 Sell This Version
POW 0009 Dreaming Of Me  album cover Depeche Mode Dreaming Of Me (Single) POW 0009 New Zealand 1981 Sell This Version
POW 0010 Eddy Grant I Love You Yes, I Love You(7", Single) Powderworks POW 0010 Australia 1981 Sell This Version
POW 0011 New Life  album cover Depeche Mode New Life(7", Single) Powderworks, Mute POW 0011 Australia 1981 Sell This Version
POW-0014 I Love Music  album cover Enigma (2) I Love Music(7", Mixed) Powderworks POW-0014 Australia 1982 Sell This Version
POW0019 Nothing Ever Changes  album cover The Carpettes Nothing Ever Changes(7", Single) Beggars Banquet, Powderworks POW0019 Australia 1981 Sell This Version
POW 0029 The Cicada (That Ate Five Dock)  album cover Outline (9) The Cicada (That Ate Five Dock)(7", Single) Powderworks POW 0029 Australia 1981 Sell This Version
POW 0031 Time Of The Season  album cover Neons Time Of The Season(7", Single) Stunn, Powderworks POW 0031 Australia 1981 Sell This Version
POW-0035 Mickey  album cover Toni Basil Mickey(7") Powderworks POW-0035 New Zealand 1981 Sell This Version
POW 0036 Time After Time / You Gotta Problem  album cover Toni Basil Time After Time / You Gotta Problem POW 0036 Australia 1982 Sell This Version
POW 0037 Rod McKuen Three Track Single(7") Powderworks, Stanyan Records POW 0037 Australia 1981 Sell This Version
POW 0039 Smiles And Laughter  album cover Modern English Smiles And Laughter(7", Single) Powderworks, 4AD POW 0039 Australia 1982 Sell This Version
POW-0053 Just Can't Get Enough  album cover Depeche Mode Just Can't Get Enough (Single) POW-0053 Australia 1981 Sell This Version
POW 0055 Teddy Bear's Last Ride  album cover Nev Nicholls Teddy Bear's Last Ride(7", Single) Powderworks POW 0055 Australia 1982 Sell This Version
POW-0059 Boring Song  album cover Status Quid Boring Song(7") HeeBeeGeeBees Records, Powderworks POW-0059 Australia 1982 Sell This Version
POW 0063 Only You  album cover Yazoo Only You(7") Powderworks POW 0063 Australia 1982 Sell This Version
POW 0064 See You  album cover Depeche Mode See You (Single) POW 0064 New Zealand 1982 Sell This Version
POW-0070 Young Heroes  album cover Richard Wilde Young Heroes(7", Single) Powderworks POW-0070 Australia 1982 Sell This Version
POW 0075 The Meaning Of Love  album cover Depeche Mode The Meaning Of Love(7", Single) Powderworks, Mute POW 0075 Australia 1982 Sell This Version
POW 0077 Papa's Got A Brand New Pigbag  album cover Pigbag Papa's Got A Brand New Pigbag (Single) POW 0077 New Zealand 1982 Sell This Version
POW 0078 Maybe It's A Game  album cover Outline (9) Maybe It's A Game(7") Powderworks POW 0078 Australia 1982 Sell This Version
POW 0096 Don't Go  album cover Yazoo Don't Go(7", Single) Powderworks, Mute POW 0096 New Zealand 1982 Sell This Version
POW 0098 Spirit  album cover Bauhaus Spirit(7", Single) Beggars Banquet, Powderworks POW 0098 Australia 1982 Sell This Version
POW 0099 I Melt With You  album cover Modern English I Melt With You(7", Single) Powderworks, 4AD POW 0099 Australia 1982 Sell This Version
POW 0100 Chariots Of Fire  album cover Errol Buddle Chariots Of Fire(7") Powderworks POW 0100 Australia 1982 Sell This Version
POW 0101 Leave In Silence  album cover Depeche Mode Leave In Silence (Single) POW 0101 New Zealand 1982 Sell This Version
POW 0102 I Eat Cannibals  album cover Toto Coelo I Eat Cannibals (Single) POW 0102 Australia 1982 Sell This Version
POW 0103 Stay With Me  album cover Outline (9) Stay With Me(7") Powderworks POW 0103 Australia 1982 Sell This Version
POW 0107 We're Gonna Win Ya!  album cover Seventh Heaven We're Gonna Win Ya!(7", Single) Powderworks POW 0107 Australia 1982 Sell This Version
POW 0109 The Pinkees Danger Games (Single) POW 0109 Australia 1982 Sell This Version
POW 0111 Zambesi  album cover The Piranhas Zambesi(7", Single) Powderworks POW 0111 New Zealand 1982 Sell This Version
POW 0112 The Other Side Of Love  album cover Yazoo The Other Side Of Love (Single) POW 0112 Australia 1982 Sell This Version
POW 0115 Dracula's Tango  album cover Toto Coelo Dracula's Tango (Single) POW 0115 New Zealand 1982 Sell This Version
POW 0116 Chico And The Chile Sisters No News (Is Better Than Bad News) (Single) POW 0116 New Zealand 1982 Sell This Version
POW 0117 Cacharpaya (Andes Pumpsá Dèsi)  album cover Incantation (2) Cacharpaya (Andes Pumpsá Dèsi)(7") Beggars Banquet, Powderworks POW 0117 Australia 1982 Sell This Version
POW 0118 Dave Skinner (7) Mona(7", Single) Powderworks POW 0118 New Zealand 1983 Sell This Version
POW 0120 Ratsso Rocket EE-T2(7", Single) Powderworks POW 0120 Australia 1982 Sell This Version
POW 0121 Wayne Roland Brown Trick Of The Light(7", Single) Powderworks POW 0121 Australia 1983 Sell This Version
POW 0122 Heaven And Hell / The Pimp  album cover Chris Eggleton Heaven And Hell / The Pimp(7", Single) Powderworks POW 0122 Australia 1983 Sell This Version
POW 0124 Ging Gang Gooley  album cover Panic Stations Ging Gang Gooley(7", Single) Powderworks POW 0124 Australia 1982 Sell This Version
POW 0125 Oblivious  album cover Aztec Camera Oblivious (Single) POW 0125 New Zealand 1983 Sell This Version
POW 0126 Man And Woman  album cover Brenton Roberts Man And Woman(7", Single) Powderworks POW 0126 Australia 1983 Sell This Version
POW 0127 Tell Him  album cover The Revillos Tell Him(7", Single) Powderworks POW 0127 Australia 1983 Sell This Version
POW 0128 Get The Balance Right!  album cover Depeche Mode Get The Balance Right! (Single) POW 0128 New Zealand 1983 Sell This Version
POW 0129 Walking Disaster  album cover Jennie And The Joystix Walking Disaster(7", Single) Powderworks POW 0129 Australia 1983 Sell This Version
POW 0132 Hold On  album cover Allniters Hold On(7") Powderworks POW 0132 Australia 1983 Sell This Version
POW 0134 Imagination Just An Illusion (Single) POW 0134 New Zealand 1982 Sell This Version
POW 0135 Listen To You/World Away  album cover Crocodile Tears (4) Listen To You/World Away(7", Single) Powderworks POW 0135 Australia 1983 Sell This Version
POW 0136 Vega (6) Mother Egypt(7", Single) Powderworks POW 0136 Australia 1983 Sell This Version
POW 0137 Nobody's Diary  album cover Yazoo Nobody's Diary (Single) POW 0137 Australia 1983 Sell This Version
POW 0139 Parallel Worlds  album cover Two Up (3) Parallel Worlds(7", Single) Powderworks, Big Island Records (2) POW 0139 Australia 1983 Sell This Version
POW 0140 Black Alice In The Hall Of The Ancient Kings(7") Powderworks POW 0140 Australia 1983 Sell This Version
POW 0141 Neil Lockwood Tell Tale Heart(7", Single) Powderworks POW 0141 Australia 1983 Sell This Version
POW 0142 Foster & Allen Maggie (Single) POW 0142 New Zealand 1983 Sell This Version