Fire House (2)

Fire House (2)

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Originally built in 1985 with GLC funding, the studio opened as the "Fire House" serving the local community and in particular catering for disabled artists. For 3 years the studio attracted many top artists including Siouxsie and the Banchees, The Pogues, Killing Joke, Happy Mondays, Tippa Irie and The Flying Pickets. Top producers also worked here such as Nick Drake's Joe Boyd, World Circuit's Nick Gold and VU's John Cale. The floor above were rehearsal studios.

In 1988 the studio was taken over by Falconer. This was their second studio and was used predominantly for TV mastering, although during their 7 years of occupation many bands including Ash, Audioweb, Brand New Heavies and Salad recorded. In November 1998, Peter Codron and Adie Hardy of Magic Hat took over the studio. Having made no structural changes since it was originally built, the studio still retained it's original classic sound. Our mission was to offer our facilities to not only signed artists but be affordable to local unsigned artists as well. An incredible launch party in February 1999 was attended by hundreds including an unknown Pete Docherty, who wrote in his Books of Albion:

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Went to a splendid party last week - t'was the opening of a studio in Kentish Town, Blur, Elastica et al on the guest list, Paul Kaye (Dennis Pennis) as DJ - Steve, Carlos & I myself went along and got rip-roaringly, arse-stonishingly wasted on a fine collection of free Booze and generous passing around of drugs. Pure, undiluted comedy ensued.

Sadly, despite much success the Hat had to close it's doors on 30th October 2000 and soon after the studio was demolished.
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Cat#  Artist Title (Format) Label Cat#  Country Year
70521 Squirrel And G-Man Twenty Four Hour Party People Plastic Face Carnt Smile (White Out)  album cover Happy Mondays Squirrel And G-Man Twenty Four Hour Party People Plastic Face Carnt Smile (White Out)(LP, Album) Factory 70521 France 1987 Sell This Version
520012-2 Squirrel And G-Man Twenty Four Hour Party People Plastic Face Carnt Smile (White Out)  album cover Happy Mondays Squirrel And G-Man Twenty Four Hour Party People Plastic Face Carnt Smile (White Out)(CD, Album, RE) London Records 520012-2 UK & Europe 1992 Sell This Version
7 81759-2 Can't Wait To See The Movie  album cover Roger Daltrey Can't Wait To See The Movie(CD, Album) Atlantic, Atlantic 7 81759-2 US 1987 Sell This Version
831 787-1 Try To Be Mensch  album cover Element Of Crime Try To Be Mensch(LP, Album) Polydor 831 787-1 Germany 1987 Sell This Version
831 787-2 Try To Be Mensch  album cover Element Of Crime Try To Be Mensch (Album) 831 787-2 Germany 1987 Sell This Version
885 685-7 Something Was Wrong  album cover Element Of Crime Something Was Wrong(7") Polydor 885 685-7 Germany 1987 Sell This Version
3984 28252 2 Squirrel And G-Man Twenty Four Hour Party People Plastic Face Carnt Smile (White Out)  album cover Happy Mondays Squirrel And G-Man Twenty Four Hour Party People Plastic Face Carnt Smile (White Out)(CD, Album, RE) London Records, Factory 3984 28252 2 Europe 2000 Sell This Version
0602547791337 Try To Be Mensch  album cover Element Of Crime Try To Be Mensch(LP, Album, RE) Vertigo, Universal Music Group 0602547791337 Germany 2016 Sell This Version
CGLP 4433 Benga Beat  album cover Shirati Jazz Benga Beat(LP, Album) Carthage Records CGLP 4433 US 1987 Sell This Version
D 21014 Squirrel And G-Man Twenty Four Hour Party People Plastic Face Carnt Smile (White Out)  album cover Happy Mondays Squirrel And G-Man Twenty Four Hour Party People Plastic Face Carnt Smile (White Out)(CD, Album, RE) Factory, Factory D 21014 Australia 1991 Sell This Version
FAC 192 24 Hour Party People  album cover Happy Mondays 24 Hour Party People FAC 192 UK 1987 Sell This Version
FACD 170 Squirrel And G-Man Twenty Four Hour Party People Plastic Face Carnt Smile (White Out)  album cover Happy Mondays Squirrel And G-Man Twenty Four Hour Party People Plastic Face Carnt Smile (White Out)(CD, Album) Factory FACD 170 UK 1990 Sell This Version
FACT 170 Squirrel And G-Man Twenty Four Hour Party People Plastic Face Carnt Smile (White Out)  album cover Happy Mondays Squirrel And G-Man Twenty Four Hour Party People Plastic Face Carnt Smile (White Out) (Album) FACT 170 UK 1987 Sell This Version
Fact 170c Squirrel And G-Man Twenty Four Hour Party People Plastic Face Carnt Smile (White Out)  album cover Happy Mondays Squirrel And G-Man Twenty Four Hour Party People Plastic Face Carnt Smile (White Out) (Album) Fact 170c UK 1987 Sell This Version
KOSE 10 Guana Batz* Loan Sharks(Cass, Album) I.D. Records KOSE 10 UK 1986 Sell This Version
LITA 140 Suspense  album cover Lizzy Mercier Descloux Suspense (Album) LITA 140 US 2016 Sell This Version
MAYO CD 534 Guana Batz* Loan Sharks(CD, Album) Harry May Record Company MAYO CD 534 UK 2004 Sell This Version
NOSE 10 Loan Sharks  album cover Guana Batz* Loan Sharks(LP, Album) I.D. Records NOSE 10 UK 1986 Sell This Version
NS 121 Linda Linda  album cover 3 Mustaphas 3 Linda Linda(7", Single) Globe Style NS 121 Europe 1988 Sell This Version
NST 121 Linda Linda  album cover 3 Mustaphas 3 Linda Linda(12") Globe Style NST 121 Germany 1988 Sell This Version
PCT-1239 The Cucumbers (2) The Cucumbers(Cass, Album) Profile Records PCT-1239 US 1987 Sell This Version
POCD-1850 Squirrel And G-Man Twenty Four Hour Party People Plastic Face Carnt Smile (White Out)  album cover Happy Mondays Squirrel And G-Man Twenty Four Hour Party People Plastic Face Carnt Smile (White Out)(CD, Album, RE) London Records, Factory POCD-1850 Japan 1992 Sell This Version
PRO-1239 The Cucumbers  album cover The Cucumbers (2) The Cucumbers(LP, Album) Profile Records PRO-1239 US 1987 Sell This Version
PRO-1239A DJ The Cucumbers  album cover The Cucumbers (2) The Cucumbers(LP, Album, Promo) Profile Records, Profile Records PRO-1239A DJ US 1987 Sell This Version
WCB 003 Benga Beat  album cover Shirati Jazz Benga Beat(LP) World Circuit WCB 003 UK 1987 Sell This Version
WCD 007 Ali Farka Toure  album cover Ali Farka Toure* Ali Farka Toure(CD, Album) World Circuit, World Circuit WCD 007 UK & Europe 1988 Sell This Version