Making Waves

Making Waves

Profile:
Making Waves started as a specialist distributor and importer in the late 1970s. Their activities at that time were twofold: 1. distribution of UK independent and folk labels, 2. importer/distributor of "Euro-rock" and electronic based music, including labels such as: Cobra, Egg, Sky Records, Spoon Records, etc. For such imports they usually adhered their distinctive blue print circular sticker.

In 1985 Making Waves established their own record label, initially distributed by Priority Records (2) (via EMI) and later by C.M. Distribution, before being bought by parent company Celtic Music.
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Contact Info:
[in 1985] Making Waves Ltd., 6-8 Alie St., London E1 8DE

Label

Releases

Status Catalog Number  Image Artist Title ( Format) Label Catalog Number  Country Year Actions
01 481 9917 Montage (6) - Montage Montage (6) Montage(LP, Album, RE) Bam-Caruso Records 01 481 9917 UK 1986 Sell This Version
01 4814 9917 The Left Banke - Walk Away Renée The Left Banke Walk Away Renée(LP, Comp) Bam-Caruso Records 01 4814 9917 UK 1986 Sell This Version
AFRI LP 01 Various - Take Cover! (Zimbabwe Hits) Various Take Cover! (Zimbabwe Hits)(LP, Comp) Discafrique AFRI LP 01 UK 1986 Sell This Version
AFRI LP 02 The Bhundu Boys* - Shabini The Bhundu Boys* Shabini(LP, Album) Discafrique AFRI LP 02 UK 1986 Sell This Version
BNT 4 Blues 'N' Trouble - Fine, Fine, Fine Blues 'N' Trouble Fine, Fine, Fine(7", Single) Ammunition Communications BNT 4 UK 1986 Sell This Version
CD SPRAY 301 The Georgia Satellites - Keep The Faith The Georgia Satellites Keep The Faith(CD, MiniAlbum, RE) Making Waves CD SPRAY 301 UK Unknown Sell This Version
CSPRAY 104 Bob Young - In Quo Country Bob Young In Quo Country(Cass, Album) Making Waves CSPRAY 104 UK 1986 Sell This Version
D-MO13 Fortunate Sons - Sometimes You Win... Fortunate Sons Sometimes You Win...(7") Marilyn, Marilyn D-MO13 Spain 1986 Sell This Version
DOUG 1 Champion Doug Veitch - Jumping Into Love Champion Doug Veitch Jumping Into Love(7", Single) Making Waves DOUG 1 UK 1985 Sell This Version
DOUG 1/12 Champion Doug Veitch - Jumping Into Love Champion Doug Veitch Jumping Into Love(12") Making Waves DOUG 1/12 UK 1985 Sell This Version
DRIFT 103 Big Town Playboys - Down The Road A Piece Big Town Playboys Down The Road A Piece(7", Single) Making Waves DRIFT 103 UK 1986 Sell This Version
EMC-273 Richard Thompson Small Town Romance (Live / Solo In New York)(LP, Album) Hannibal Records EMC-273 New Zealand 1984 Sell This Version
EMW 5501 Various - Viva! El Ritmo - Cuba Baila / Cuban Dance Music Various Viva! El Ritmo - Cuba Baila / Cuban Dance Music(LP, Comp, Smplr) Earthworks International EMW 5501 UK 1985 Sell This Version
EMW 5502 Various - The Indestructible Beat Of Soweto Various The Indestructible Beat Of Soweto(LP, Comp) Earthworks International EMW 5502 UK 1985 Sell This Version
EMW 5507 Dan Del Santo - Strength To Strength Dan Del Santo Strength To Strength(LP, Album) Earthworks International EMW 5507 UK Unknown Sell This Version
GROWL 001 The Bears (2) - Insane!! (Roots Of Punk) The Bears (2) Insane!! (Roots Of Punk)(LP) Tigerbeat (2) GROWL 001 UK 1987 Sell This Version
HNBC 1313 Richard Thompson - Hand Of Kindness Richard Thompson Hand Of Kindness(Cass) Hannibal Records HNBC 1313 UK 1983 Sell This Version
HNBC-6301 Sophie MgCina Poppie Nongena(Cass, Album) Hannibal Records HNBC-6301 UK Unknown Sell This Version
HNBL 1302 Kate & Anna McGarrigle - French Record Kate & Anna McGarrigle French Record (Album) HNBL 1302 UK 1980 Sell This Version
HNBL 1313 Richard Thompson - Hand Of Kindness Richard Thompson Hand Of Kindness (Album) HNBL 1313 UK 1983 Sell This Version
HNBL 1316 Richard Thompson - Small Town Romance (Live / Solo In New York) Richard Thompson Small Town Romance (Live / Solo In New York) (Album) HNBL 1316 UK 1984 Sell This Version
HNBL 6301 Sophie MgCina - Poppie Nongena Sophie MgCina Poppie Nongena(LP) Hannibal Records HNBL 6301 UK 1983 Sell This Version
HNCD 1313 Richard Thompson - Hand Of Kindness Richard Thompson Hand Of Kindness(CD) Hannibal Records HNCD 1313 US Unknown Sell This Version
HNCD 1419 Richard Thompson - Small Town Romance (Live / Solo In New York) Richard Thompson Small Town Romance (Live / Solo In New York)(CD, Album, RE, RP, Cin) Hannibal Records HNCD 1419 US Unknown Sell This Version
KIRI 032 The Pretty Things - Closed Restaurant Blues The Pretty Things Closed Restaurant Blues(LP, Comp) Bam-Caruso Records KIRI 032 UK 1985 Sell This Version
KIRI 044 Various - The Electric Crayon Set Various The Electric Crayon Set(LP, Comp) Bam-Caruso Records KIRI 044 UK 1986 Sell This Version
KIRI 045 The Left Banke - Voices Calling The Left Banke Voices Calling(LP, Album) Bam-Caruso Records KIRI 045 UK 1986 Sell This Version
KIRI 047 Koobas* - Barricades Koobas* Barricades(LP, Album, RE) Bam-Caruso Records KIRI 047 UK 1986 Sell This Version
KIRI 048 The United States Of Existence* - Introducing The United States Of Existence* Introducing(LP, Album) Bam-Caruso Records KIRI 048 UK 1986 Sell This Version
KIRI 049 Various - The Clouds Have Groovy Faces Various The Clouds Have Groovy Faces(LP, Comp) Bam-Caruso Records KIRI 049 UK 1986 Sell This Version
KIRI 050 Fortunate Sons - Rising Fortunate Sons Rising(LP, Album) Bam-Caruso Records KIRI 050 UK 1986 Sell This Version
KIRI 054 SRC - The Revenge Of The Quackenbush Brothers SRC The Revenge Of The Quackenbush Brothers(LP, Comp) Bam-Caruso Records KIRI 054 UK 1986 Sell This Version
KIRI 055 Montage (6) - Montage Montage (6) Montage(LP, Album, RE) Bam-Caruso Records KIRI 055 UK 1986 Sell This Version
KIRI 065 Various - From The House Of Lords Various From The House Of Lords (Comp) KIRI 065 UK 1987 Sell This Version
KIRI 069 Various - Adventures In The Mist Various Adventures In The Mist(LP, Comp) Bam-Caruso Records KIRI 069 UK 1986 Sell This Version
KIRI 070 Various - Staircase To Nowhere Various Staircase To Nowhere(LP, Comp) Bam-Caruso Records KIRI 070 UK 1986 Sell This Version
L28P 1216 Pentangle - Open The Door Pentangle Open The Door(LP, Album) Polydor L28P 1216 Japan 1985 Sell This Version
MARI 038 The Eyes - Scene But Not Heard The Eyes Scene But Not Heard(12", MiniAlbum, Comp) Bam-Caruso Records MARI 038 UK 1985 Sell This Version
MM 005 Droogs - Anthology Droogs Anthology(LP, Comp) Music Maniac Records MM 005 UK & Europe 1987 Sell This Version
MMC 006/CD Herbie Armstrong - Back Against The Wall Herbie Armstrong Back Against The Wall(CD, Album) MMC (2) MMC 006/CD UK & Europe 1985 Sell This Version
MMC 007/CD John Allair - Larkspur John Allair Larkspur(CD, Album) MMC (2) MMC 007/CD UK 1985 Sell This Version
MMC 011/CD Various - The First Frames Various The First Frames (Comp) MMC 011/CD UK 1986 Sell This Version
none Dr. John - Such A Night!  Live In London Dr. John Such A Night! Live In London(CD, Album, RE) Spindrift Records (2), Making Waves none UK 1988 Sell This Version
none The Beach Boys New Album(LP, Album, Unofficial) Making Waves none Canada 1976 Sell This Version
NRIC 020 Clive Pig And The Hopeful Chinamen - The Whale Zoo Clive Pig And The Hopeful Chinamen The Whale Zoo(7", Single + 7", Single + Flexi, 7", S/Sided) Bam-Caruso Records, Waldo's Records, Waldo's Records, Nathan Records NRIC 020 UK 1984 Sell This Version
NRIC 041 The Left Banke - And One Day The Left Banke And One Day(7", Single) Bam-Caruso Records NRIC 041 UK 1986 Sell This Version
NRIC 043 Fortunate Sons - Sometimes You Win... Fortunate Sons Sometimes You Win...(7") Bam-Caruso Records NRIC 043 UK 1986 Sell This Version
OBG 003 T The Shamen - They May Be Right...But They're Certainly Wrong E.P. The Shamen They May Be Right...But They're Certainly Wrong E.P.(12", EP) One Big Guitar, One Big Guitar OBG 003 T UK 1986 Sell This Version
PABL 040 Tortilla Flats - Giant Sky Tortilla Flats Giant Sky(12", Single) Bam-Caruso Records PABL 040 UK 1986 Sell This Version
PABL 042 The Mirror - Reflected Glory The Mirror Reflected Glory(12") Bam-Caruso Records PABL 042 UK 1986 Sell This Version
PABL 072 Nick Haeffner - The Master Nick Haeffner The Master(12", Single) Bam-Caruso Records PABL 072 UK 1986 Sell This Version
PRT-0072 Gary U.S. Bonds And The American Men - Standing In The Line Of Fire Gary U.S. Bonds And The American Men Gary U.S. Bonds And The American Men - Standing In The Line Of Fire(LP, Album) Making Waves, Making Waves PRT-0072 UK 1985 Sell This Version
SPIC 103 The Albion Dance Band - Shuffle Off The Albion Dance Band Shuffle Off(Cass, Album) Making Waves SPIC 103 UK 1983 Sell This Version
SPIC 110 The Albion Band - Under The Rose The Albion Band Under The Rose(Cass, Album) Making Waves SPIC 110 UK 1984 Sell This Version
SPIC 120 Pentangle - In The Round Pentangle In The Round(Cass) Making Waves SPIC 120 UK 1986 Sell This Version
SPIC 122 Gene Clark - Firebyrd Gene Clark Firebyrd(Cass, Album) Making Waves SPIC 122 UK 1984 Sell This Version
SPIC 130 The Albion Band - Stella Maris The Albion Band Stella Maris(Cass, Album) Making Waves SPIC 130 UK 1987 Sell This Version
SPIC 134 Polly Bolton - No Going Back Polly Bolton No Going Back(Cass, Album) Making Waves SPIC 134 UK 1989 Sell This Version
SPIC 135 The Ashley Hutchings All Stars - As You Like It The Ashley Hutchings All Stars As You Like It(Cass, Album) Making Waves SPIC 135 UK 1988 Sell This Version
SPIC 139 Pentangle - So Early In The Spring Pentangle So Early In The Spring(Cass) Making Waves SPIC 139 UK 1991 Sell This Version
SPIN 102 John Renbourn - The Nine Maidens John Renbourn The Nine Maidens(LP, Album) Making Waves SPIN 102 UK 1985 Sell This Version
SPIN 114 Terry Allen & The Panhandle Mystery Band - Bloodlines Terry Allen & The Panhandle Mystery Band Bloodlines(LP, Album) Making Waves SPIN 114 UK 1983 Sell This Version
SPIN 116 Maria Muldaur - Live In London Maria Muldaur Live In London(LP, Album) Making Waves SPIN 116 UK 1986 Sell This Version
SPIN 117 Droogs - Stone Cold World Droogs Stone Cold World(LP, Album) Making Waves SPIN 117 UK 1984 Sell This Version
SPIN 118 Jerry Donahue - Telecasting Jerry Donahue Telecasting(LP, Album) Making Waves SPIN 118 UK 1986 Sell This Version
SPIN 119 Home-Service* - Alright Jack Home-Service* Alright Jack(LP, Album) Making Waves SPIN 119 UK 1986 Sell This Version
SPIN 120 Pentangle - In The Round Pentangle In The Round(LP, Album) Making Waves SPIN 120 UK 1986 Sell This Version
SPIN 121 Charlie Pickett (2) - Route 33 Charlie Pickett (2) Route 33(LP, Album) Making Waves SPIN 121 UK 1986 Sell This Version
SPIN 122 Gene Clark - Firebyrd Gene Clark Firebyrd(LP, Album) Making Waves SPIN 122 UK 1984 Sell This Version
SPIN 123 Sweet Honey In The Rock - The Other Side Sweet Honey In The Rock The Other Side(LP, Album) Making Waves SPIN 123 UK 1985 Sell This Version
SPIN 124 Sweet Honey In The Rock - Feel Something Drawing On Me Sweet Honey In The Rock Feel Something Drawing On Me(LP, Album) Making Waves SPIN 124 UK 1985 Sell This Version
SPIN 125 Ronnie Earl & The Broadcasters* Featuring Ronnie Earl & The Broadcasters* Featuring "Sugar Ray"* Ronnie Earl & The Broadcasters* Featuring "Sugar Ray"* - They Call Me Mr. Earl(LP, Album) Making Waves SPIN 125 UK 1985 Sell This Version
SPIN 127 Adrian Legg - Lost For Words Adrian Legg Lost For Words(LP, Album) Making Waves SPIN 127 UK 1985 Sell This Version
SPIN 129 Rod Piazza - Harpburn Rod Piazza Harpburn(LP, Album) Making Waves SPIN 129 UK 1986 Sell This Version
SPIN 130 The Albion Band - Stella Maris The Albion Band Stella Maris (Album) SPIN 130 UK 1987 Sell This Version
SPIN 131 The Albion Band - A Christmas Present From The Albion Band The Albion Band A Christmas Present From The Albion Band(LP, Album) Spindrift Records (2) SPIN 131 UK 1987 Sell This Version
SPIN 133 Anton Kirkpatrick - Reel Of Ghosts And Dreams Anton Kirkpatrick Reel Of Ghosts And Dreams(LP) Making Waves SPIN 133 UK 1988 Sell This Version
SPIN 134 Polly Bolton - No Going Back Polly Bolton No Going Back(LP, Album) Making Waves SPIN 134 UK 1989 Sell This Version
SPIN 135 The Ashley Hutchings All Stars - As You Like It The Ashley Hutchings All Stars As You Like It(LP, Album) Making Waves SPIN 135 UK 1988 Sell This Version
SPIN 136 Kevin Dempsey, Chris Leslie - Always with you Kevin Dempsey, Chris Leslie Kevin Dempsey, Chris Leslie - Always with you(LP, Album) Making Waves SPIN 136 UK 1989 Sell This Version
SPIN 137 Ronnie Earl & The Broadcasters* - Soul Searching Ronnie Earl & The Broadcasters* Soul Searching(LP, Album) Making Waves SPIN 137 UK 1989 Sell This Version
SPIN 139 Pentangle - So Early In The Spring Pentangle So Early In The Spring(LP) Making Waves SPIN 139 UK 1990 Sell This Version
SPIN 203 Big Town Playboys - Playboy Boogie! Big Town Playboys Playboy Boogie!(LP, Album) Making Waves SPIN 203 UK 1985 Sell This Version
Spin 204 Skiff Skats - Skiff Skat Stuff Skiff Skats Skiff Skat Stuff(LP) Making Waves Spin 204 UK 1985 Sell This Version
Spin 205 Ronnie Earl & The Broadcasters* - Smoking Ronnie Earl & The Broadcasters* Smoking(LP, Album) Making Waves Spin 205 UK 1983 Sell This Version
SPIN 207 Prince Dixon - Mind Your Own Business Prince Dixon Mind Your Own Business(LP) Making Waves SPIN 207 UK 1984 Sell This Version
SPIN 208 Doug MacLeod - No Road Back Home Doug MacLeod No Road Back Home(LP, Album) Making Waves SPIN 208 UK 1984 Sell This Version
SPIN 209 Various - Welcome To Comboland Various Welcome To Comboland(LP, Comp) Making Waves SPIN 209 US 1986 Sell This Version
SPIN 210 Ben Vaughn Combo - The Many Moods Of Ben Vaughn Ben Vaughn Combo The Many Moods Of Ben Vaughn(LP, Album) Making Waves SPIN 210 UK 1986 Sell This Version
SPIN 211 Rainer And Das Combo - Barefoot Rock With Rainer And Das Combo Rainer And Das Combo Barefoot Rock With Rainer And Das Combo(LP, Album) Making Waves SPIN 211 UK 1986 Sell This Version
SPIN 302 Miracle Legion - The Backyard Miracle Legion The Backyard(12", EP) Making Waves SPIN 302 UK 1985 Sell This Version
SPIN 303 The Othermothers - No Place Like Home The Othermothers No Place Like Home(12", MiniAlbum) Making Waves SPIN 303 UK 1985 Sell This Version
SPIN 304 Three Colors - Three Colors Three Colors Three Colors(LP, Album) Making Waves SPIN 304 UK 1985 Sell This Version
SPIN 401 John Renbourn And Stefan Grossman* - Live... In Concert John Renbourn And Stefan Grossman* Live... In Concert(2xLP, Album) Making Waves SPIN 401 UK 1984 Sell This Version
SPIN 501 The Breakfast Band - Water's Edge The Breakfast Band Water's Edge(LP, Album) Making Waves SPIN 501 UK 1985 Sell This Version
SPIN 601 Skint Video - Rebels With A Chord Skint Video Rebels With A Chord(LP, Album) Making Waves SPIN 601 UK 1990 Sell This Version
SPIN 2107 Prince Dixon - Mind Your Own Business Prince Dixon Mind Your Own Business(LP, TP) Making Waves SPIN 2107 UK 1984 Sell This Version
SPIN CD 107 Dr. John - Such A Night!  Live In London Dr. John Such A Night! Live In London(CD, Album, RE) Spindrift Records (2), Making Waves SPIN CD 107 UK 1988 Sell This Version
SPINCD110 The Albion Band - Under The Rose The Albion Band Under The Rose(CD, Album, RE) Making Waves SPINCD110 UK 1996 Sell This Version
SPIN CD 122 Gene Clark - Firebyrd Gene Clark Firebyrd(CD, RE) Making Waves SPIN CD 122 UK 1989 Sell This Version