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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Label


Cat#  Artist Title (Format) Label Cat#  Country Year
6049 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
EMCJ (L) 5312 Toto Coelo Man O' War(LP, Album) Powderworks EMCJ (L) 5312 South Africa 1983 Sell This Version
EMCJ (L) 5335 Toni Basil Toni Basil(LP, Album) Powderworks EMCJ (L) 5335 South Africa 1983 Sell This Version
EMIJ 4426 Toto Coelo I Eat Cannibals(7", Single) Powderworks, Radialchoice EMIJ 4426 South Africa 1982 Sell This Version
INC 006 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 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 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 7421 Black Sabbath Black Sabbath Vol 4(Cass, Album, RE) Powderworks MCF 7421 New Zealand 1980 Sell This Version
MFF419 Black Sabbath Master of Reality(LP, Album) Powderworks MFF419 Australia 1980 Sell This Version
MLF 201 Francis Lai Bilitis (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)(LP, Album, RE) Powderworks, Junction MLF 201 Australia Unknown Sell This Version
MLF 233 Midnight Oil Midnight Oil (Album) MLF 233 Australia 1978 Sell This Version
MLF-253 Beaver Brothers Ventriloquisms(LP, Album) Powderworks MLF-253 Australia 1978 Sell This Version
MLF 257 Annette Peacock X-Dreams(LP, Album) Powderworks MLF 257 Australia 1978 Sell This Version
MLF 303 Big Star The Third Album(LP, Album) Powderworks MLF 303 Australia 1978 Sell This Version
MLF 322 Midnight Oil Head Injuries (Album) MLF 322 Australia 1979 Sell This Version
MLF 325 Peter Green (2) In The Skies(LP, Album, Gat) Creole Records, Junction, Powderworks, 7 Records MLF 325 Australia 1979 Sell This Version
MLF 417 Black Sabbath Paranoid (Album) MLF 417 New Zealand 1980 Sell This Version
MLF 419 Black Sabbath Master Of Reality(LP, Album) Powderworks MLF 419 New Zealand 1980 Sell This Version
MLF 420 Black Sabbath Black Sabbath (Album) MLF 420 New Zealand 1980 Sell This Version
MLF 423 Black Sabbath Sabbath bloody Sabbath(LP, Album, RE) Powderworks MLF 423 New Zealand 1980 Sell This Version
MLF 441 The Radiators (2) Up For Grabs(LP) Powderworks MLF 441 Australia 1981 Sell This Version
MLF-446 Ves 8 Vesania(LP, Gat) Powderworks MLF-446 Australia 1981 Sell This Version
MLF 7233 Midnight Oil Midnight Oil(Cass, Album) Powderworks, Sprint Music MLF 7233 Australia 1978 Sell This Version
MLR 342 Patsy Cline 20 Golden Pieces Of(LP, Album, Comp) 7 Records, Powderworks MLR 342 Australia 1979 Sell This Version
MLSP 2434 Black Sabbath We Sold Our Soul For Rock 'N' Roll(2xLP, Comp, RE, Gat) Powderworks MLSP 2434 Australia 1980 Sell This Version
MS000 The Discounts Selling Records Sells Records!(7", Single) Original Records MS000 Australia 1980 Sell This Version
MS-281 Midnight Oil Run By Night(7") Powderworks MS-281 Australia 1978 Sell This Version
MS 361 Midnight Oil Cold Cold Change(7") Powderworks MS 361 Australia 1979 Sell This Version
MS 390 Midnight Oil Back On The Borderline(7", Single) Powderworks MS 390 Australia 1980 Sell This Version
MS488 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 Outline (9) How Can I Get Out ? MS 505 Australia 1981 Sell This Version
MSPD 462 Midnight Oil Bird Noises(12", EP) Powderworks MSPD 462 Australia 1980 Sell This Version
MSPD 7462 Midnight Oil Bird Noises(Cass, EP) Powderworks, Powderworks MSPD 7462 Australia 1980 Sell This Version
none Allniters Another Fine Mess(CD, Album) Powderworks none Australia 1999 Sell This Version
OUT-000 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 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-0014 Enigma (2) I Love Music(7", Mixed) Powderworks POW-0014 Australia 1982 Sell This Version
POW0019 The Carpettes Nothing Ever Changes(7", Single, Pic) Beggars Banquet, Powderworks POW0019 Australia 1981 Sell This Version
POW 0029 Outline (9) The Cicada (That Ate Five Dock)(7", Single) Powderworks POW 0029 Australia 1981 Sell This Version
POW 0031 Neons Time Of The Season(7", Single) Stunn, Powderworks POW 0031 Australia 1981 Sell This Version
POW-0035 Toni Basil Mickey(7") Powderworks POW-0035 New Zealand 1981 Sell This Version
POW 0036 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 Modern English Smiles And Laughter(7", Single) Powderworks, 4AD POW 0039 Australia 1982 Sell This Version
POW-0053 Depeche Mode Just Can't Get Enough (Single) POW-0053 Australia 1981 Sell This Version
POW-0059 Status Quid Boring Song(7") HeeBeeGeeBees Records, Powderworks POW-0059 Australia 1982 Sell This Version
POW 0063 Yazoo Only You(7") Powderworks POW 0063 Australia 1982 Sell This Version
POW 0064 Depeche Mode See You(7", Single) Mute POW 0064 Australia 1982 Sell This Version
POW 0075 Depeche Mode The Meaning Of Love(7", Single) Mute, Powderworks POW 0075 Australia 1982 Sell This Version
POW 0077 Pigbag Papa's Got A Brand New Pigbag (Single) POW 0077 New Zealand 1982 Sell This Version
POW 0078 Outline (9) Maybe It's A Game(7") Powderworks POW 0078 Australia 1982 Sell This Version
POW 0096 Yazoo Don't Go(7", Single) Powderworks, Mute POW 0096 New Zealand 1982 Sell This Version
POW 0099 Modern English I Melt With You(7", Single) Powderworks, 4AD POW 0099 Australia 1982 Sell This Version
POW 0100 Errol Buddle Chariots Of Fire(7") Powderworks POW 0100 Australia 1982 Sell This Version
POW 0101 Depeche Mode Leave In Silence (Single) POW 0101 New Zealand 1982 Sell This Version
POW 0102 Toto Coelo I Eat Cannibals (Single) POW 0102 Australia 1982 Sell This Version
POW 0103 Outline (9) Stay With Me(7") Powderworks POW 0103 Australia 1982 Sell This Version
POW 0107 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 The Piranhas Zambesi(7", Single) Powderworks POW 0111 New Zealand 1982 Sell This Version
POW 0112 Yazoo The Other Side Of Love (Single) POW 0112 Australia 1982 Sell This Version
POW 0115 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)(7", Single) Powderworks POW 0116 New Zealand 1982 Sell This Version
POW 0117 Incantation (2) Cacharpaya (Andes Pumpsá Dèsi)(7") 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 0122 Chris Eggleton Heaven And Hell / The Pimp(7", Single) Powderworks POW 0122 Australia 1983 Sell This Version
POW 0124 Panic Stations Ging Gang Gooley(7", Single) Powderworks POW 0124 Australia 1982 Sell This Version
POW0125 Aztec Camera Oblivious (Single) POW0125 New Zealand 1983 Sell This Version
POW 0126 Brenton Roberts Man And Woman(7", Single) Powderworks POW 0126 Australia 1983 Sell This Version
POW 0127 The Revillos Tell Him(7", Single) Powderworks POW 0127 Australia 1983 Sell This Version
POW 0128 Depeche Mode Get The Balance Right! (Single) POW 0128 New Zealand 1983 Sell This Version
POW 0129 Jennie And The Joystix Walking Disaster(7", Single) Powderworks POW 0129 Australia 1983 Sell This Version
POW 0132 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 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 Yazoo Nobody's Diary (Single) POW 0137 Australia 1983 Sell This Version
POW 0139 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
POW 0143 Toni Basil Street Beat(7", Single) Powderworks POW 0143 New Zealand 1983 Sell This Version
POW 0144 Toto Coelo Milk From The Coconut(7", Single) Powderworks POW 0144 New Zealand 1983 Sell This Version
POW 0145 Richard Bone Joy (7") Powderworks POW 0145 Australia 1983 Sell This Version
POW 0146 Freeez I.O.U.(7") Powderworks, Beggars Banquet POW 0146 Australia 1983 Sell This Version
POW 0147 Depeche Mode Everything Counts (Single) POW 0147 New Zealand 1983 Sell This Version
POW 0148 Imagination Looking At Midnight (Single) POW 0148 Australia 1983 Sell This Version
POW0149 The Piranhas Easy Come, Easy Go(7", Single) Powderworks POW0149 Australia 1983 Sell This Version
POW 0150 Allniters Montego Bay(7") Powderworks POW 0150 Australia 1983 Sell This Version
POW 0153 The Average Aussie Band* Aussie Rap(7") Powderworks POW 0153 Australia 1983 Sell This Version
POW 0156 Darcy Le Year Hillbillies Hate Change(7", Single) Powderworks POW 0156 Australia 1983 Sell This Version
POW0164 Monyaka Go Deh Yaka (Go To The Top) (Single) POW0164 Australia 1983 Sell This Version
POW 0165 Hot Streak Body Work(7", Single) Powderworks POW 0165 Australia 1983 Sell This Version