Ron Johnson Records

Ron Johnson Records

Profile:
UK independent label, based in Long Eaton from 1983 to 1988, when it went bankrupt.
It was founded by a 21 year old guy, name Dave Parsons, for music passion, without too much clue about the business.
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Label


Cat#  Artist Title (Format) Label Cat#  Country Year
Comm 3 Sacred Cow Heart  album cover A Witness Sacred Cow Heart(LP, Album, Comp) Communion Label Comm 3 US 1986 Sell This Version
COMM 3C Sacred Cow Heart  album cover A Witness Sacred Cow Heart(Cass, Album, Comp) Communion Label COMM 3C US 1986 Sell This Version
ExRON 16 Cubist Pop Manifesto  album cover bIG⋆fLAME* Cubist Pop Manifesto(12", MiniAlbum, Comp) Constrictor, Ron Johnson Records ExRON 16 Germany 1986 Sell This Version
FLEXRON 1 Solid Glod  album cover Various Solid Glod(Flexi, 7", Comp) The Catalogue, Ron Johnson Records FLEXRON 1 UK 1986 Sell This Version
RERON 8 Two Kan Guru  album cover bIG⋆fLAME* Two Kan Guru(10", EP, Comp) Ron Johnson Records RERON 8 UK 1986 Sell This Version
RON 1 Splat! EP  album cover Splat! Splat! EP(7", EP) Ron Johnson Records RON 1 UK 1983 Sell This Version
RON 2 Splat!  album cover Splat! Splat!(12", EP, Single) Ron Johnson Records RON 2 UK 1984 Sell This Version
ZRON 3 Rigour  album cover Big Flame Rigour(7") Ron Johnson Records ZRON 3 UK 1985 Sell This Version
ZRON 4 Tough!  album cover Big Flame Tough!(7", Single) Ron Johnson Records ZRON 4 UK 1985 Sell This Version
ZRON 5 Loudhailer Songs  album cover A Witness Loudhailer Songs(12", EP) Ron Johnson Records ZRON 5 UK 1985 Sell This Version
ZRON 6 Mud On A Colon  album cover Stump Mud On A Colon(12", EP) Ron Johnson Records, Ron Johnson Records ZRON 6 UK 1986 Sell This Version
ZRON 7 Why Popstars Can't Dance  album cover Big Flame Why Popstars Can't Dance(7", Single) Ron Johnson Records ZRON 7 UK 1986 Sell This Version
ZRON 9 New Breed  album cover Mackenzies New Breed(7", Single) Ron Johnson Records ZRON 9 UK 1986 Sell This Version
ZRON 10 Full Steam Into The Brainstorm  album cover The Shrubs Full Steam Into The Brainstorm(12") Ron Johnson Records ZRON 10 UK 1986 Sell This Version
Z RON 11 1936, The Spanish Revolution  album cover The Ex 1936, The Spanish Revolution Z RON 11 Europe 1986 Sell This Version
ZRON 12 I Am John's Pancreas  album cover A Witness I Am John's Pancreas(LP, Album) Ron Johnson Records ZRON 12 UK 1986 Sell This Version
ZRON 13 Cubist Pop Manifesto  album cover bIG⋆fLAME* Cubist Pop Manifesto(7", Single, Pin) Ron Johnson Records ZRON 13 UK 1986 Sell This Version
ZRON14 Sharp  album cover Twang (2) Sharp(7", Single) Ron Johnson Records ZRON14 UK 1986 Sell This Version
ZRON15 A Sensual Assault  album cover Mackenzies A Sensual Assault(12", EP) Ron Johnson Records ZRON15 UK 1987 Sell This Version
ZRON 17 Blackmailer  album cover The Shrubs Blackmailer(12") Ron Johnson Records ZRON 17 UK 1986 Sell This Version
ZRON18 Mealy Mix / Groove Concern  album cover MKZ's* Mealy Mix / Groove Concern(12", EP) Ron Johnson Records ZRON18 UK 1988 Sell This Version
ZRON 19 The Ravers  album cover Noseflutes* The Ravers(12", EP) Ron Johnson Records ZRON 19 UK 1986 Sell This Version
ZRON 20 Controlling The Edges Of Tone  album cover The Great Leap Forward Controlling The Edges Of Tone(12") Ron Johnson Records ZRON 20 UK 1987 Sell This Version
ZRON 21 The First After Epiphany  album cover Various The First After Epiphany (Comp) ZRON 21 UK 1987 Sell This Version
ZRON22 Kick And Complain  album cover Twang (2) Kick And Complain(12") Ron Johnson Records ZRON22 UK 1987 Sell This Version
Z RON 23 Take Me Aside For A Midnight Harangue  album cover The Shrubs Take Me Aside For A Midnight Harangue(LP) Ron Johnson Records Z RON 23 UK 1987 Sell This Version
ZRON24 Monarchy Mayhem And Fi$hpaste  album cover Jackdaw With Crowbar Monarchy Mayhem And Fi$hpaste (EP) ZRON24 UK 1987 Sell This Version
ZRON 25 Too Many Cowboys  album cover The Ex Too Many Cowboys (Album) ZRON 25 UK 1987 Sell This Version
ZRON 26 Red Snake  album cover A Witness Red Snake(12", Maxi) Ron Johnson Records ZRON 26 UK 1987 Sell This Version
ZRON 27 A Peck On The Cheek À La Politiqué  album cover The Great Leap Forward A Peck On The Cheek À La Politiqué(12") Ron Johnson Records ZRON 27 UK 1987 Sell This Version
ZRON 28 Heartache Is Irresistible  album cover Noseflutes* Heartache Is Irresistible(12") Ron Johnson Records, Ron Johnson Records ZRON 28 UK 1987 Sell This Version
ZRON29 Snapback  album cover Twang (2) Snapback(12") Ron Johnson Records ZRON29 UK 1987 Sell This Version
ZRON30 One Foot In The Groove  album cover A Witness One Foot In The Groove (EP) ZRON30 UK 1988 Sell This Version
ZRON 31 Sink! Sank! Sunk!  album cover Jackdaw With Crowbar Sink! Sank! Sunk! ZRON 31 UK 1987 Sell This Version
ZRON 32 Reach Out And...  album cover Sewer Zombies Reach Out And... (Album) ZRON 32 UK 1988 Sell This Version
ZRON 33 Hot Air  album cover Jackdaw With Crowbar Hot Air (Album) ZRON 33 UK 1988 Sell This Version
ZRON 34 Who Works The Weather?  album cover The Great Leap Forward Who Works The Weather?(12") Ron Johnson Records ZRON 34 UK 1988 Sell This Version

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urko

urko

November 24, 2005
edited over 13 years ago
Started in 1983 in Long Eaton near Nottingham, England, by Dave Parsons and others, initially as a vehicle for Splat! (he was the singer) who recorded the first two releases. After Splat! folded, Dave carried on the label.

The label was never a financial success (for a while Dave helped to fund it by working shifts in a biscuit factory) but achieved a degree of critical acclaim. John Peel played many Ron Johnson records on his influential radio programme.

Ron Johnson was responsible for any early Stump release, and Big Flame and A Witness also recorded for the label. The label folded in 1988 as a result of financial problems, but appears to have retained a cult following.