Ripper Records

Ripper Records

Profile:
Independent New Zealand label owned by Bryan Staff and, for a period, Mike Chunn (ex Split Enz). Chunn left in 1981. Distributed independently until 1981, thereafter CBS (NZ) and Jayrem Records. Ceased 1983.

Catalogue purchased by Propeller in 2014.
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Sites:
[l78823]

Label


Cat#  Artist Title (Format) Label Cat#  Country Year
RIP 1 Proud Scum / The Terrorways* Proud Scum / The Terrorways* - Suicide 2 / Short Haired Rock And Roll(7", Single) Ripper Records RIP 1 New Zealand 1980 Sell This Version
RIP 002 The Swingers One Good Reason(7", Single) Ripper Records RIP 002 New Zealand 1980 Sell This Version
RIP 003 Graham Brazier 6 Piece Chamber(7") Ripper Records RIP 003 New Zealand 1980 Sell This Version
RIP 004 Whizz Kids (3) / Spelling Mistakes* Whizz Kids (3) / Spelling Mistakes* - Occupational Hazard / Reena(7", Single) Ripper Records RIP 004 New Zealand 1980 Sell This Version
RIP 005 Pop Mechanix Now(7") Ripper Records RIP 005 New Zealand 1980 Sell This Version
RIP 008 Marilyn Waring Working Class Hero(7", Single) Ripper Records RIP 008 New Zealand 1980 Sell This Version
RIP 009 Reel To Real Time To Leave(7") Ripper Records RIP 009 New Zealand 1980 Sell This Version
RIP 010 The Spys Give Me A Reason(7", Single) Ripper Records RIP 010 New Zealand 1981 Sell This Version
RIP 012 The Swingers Counting The Beat(7", Ltd) Ripper Records RIP 012 New Zealand 1981 Sell This Version
RIP 013 Newmatics* / Screaming Mee Mees* Newmatics* / Screaming Mee Mees* - Judas / Can't Take It(7", Single) Ripper Records, Ripper Records RIP 013 New Zealand 1981 Sell This Version
RIP 014 Larry And The Ladders Looking For An Answer(7", Single) Ripper Records RIP 014 New Zealand 1981 Sell This Version
RIP 015 The Swingers It Ain't What You Dance, It's The Way You Dance It(7", Single) Ripper Records RIP 015 New Zealand 1981 Sell This Version
RIP 016 Otis Mace & Rex Reason (2) Otis Mace & Rex Reason (2) - Mecca(7", Single) Ripper Records RIP 016 New Zealand 1981 Sell This Version
RIP 017 The Instigators (2) Not Really Bad(7", Single) Ripper Records RIP 017 New Zealand 1981 Sell This Version
RIP 018 Techtones T.T. 23(7", Single) Ripper Records RIP 018 New Zealand 1982 Sell This Version
RIP 019 The Swingers One Track Mind(7", Single) Ripper Records RIP 019 New Zealand 1982 Sell This Version
RIP 020 The Androidss Getting Jumpy(7", Single) Ripper Records RIP 020 New Zealand 1982 Sell This Version
RIP 021 Spines Fishing(7", EP) Ripper Records RIP 021 New Zealand 1982 Sell This Version
RIP 022 The Swingers Punch And Judy(7", Single) Ripper Records RIP 022 New Zealand 1982 Sell This Version
RIP 023 The Instigators (2) Hope She's Alright(7", Single) Ripper Records RIP 023 New Zealand 1982 Sell This Version
RIP 024 Tommy Adderley Gimme That Wine(7", Single) Ripper Records RIP 024 New Zealand 1982 Sell This Version
RIP 025 Spines Punch(12") Ripper Records RIP 025 New Zealand 1983 Sell This Version
RIP 026 Various Rip Shit Or Bust(12", MiniAlbum, Comp) Ripper Records RIP 026 New Zealand 1983 Sell This Version
RPC 1 Various AK79(Cass, Album) Ripper Records RPC 1 New Zealand 1981 Sell This Version
RPR 1 Various AK•79 (Album) RPR 1 New Zealand 1979 Sell This Version
RPR 2 Various Hauraki Homegrown 80(LP, Comp) Ripper Records, Radio Hauraki RPR 2 New Zealand 1980 Sell This Version
RPR 3 Techtones TT23(LP, Album) Ripper Records RPR 3 New Zealand 1981 Sell This Version
RPR 004 The Swingers Practical Jokers(LP, Album) Ripper Records RPR 004 New Zealand 1981 Sell This Version
RPR 005 Various Goats Milk Soap(LP, Comp) Ripper Records RPR 005 New Zealand 1982 Sell This Version
RPR 006 Sonya Waters No Pain(12", MiniAlbum) Ripper Records, Ripper Records RPR 006 New Zealand 1983 Sell This Version

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dschneider81

dschneider81

May 8, 2012
Hi Subtropix,
I've become pretty much obsessed with Kiwi music. I've pretty much exhausted Flying Nun and am ready for more. I notice you seem to know everything there is out there..I was wondering if you could point me in the right direction of some stuff. Specifically, I love the Weeds..do you know of any possible way to obtain a copy--even if it's just a burned CDR and not the actual release--of the full length album they put out. I just love that 7 inch and can only dream of what the full length must have sounded like. If you have access to making such a copy onto CDR, I would be eternally grateful and of course willingly compensate you. That goes for any other reccomendations and CDRs you'd be willing to make. As much as I'd love to get and bid/purchase some of these actual releases at heart I'm a fan vs. collector of music and, of course, I need to know what I want out of all of it. So again, from one appreciator of good music i.e the Kiwi scene, I'd be forever in your debt.
-David Schneider
Subtropix

Subtropix

August 29, 2008
It's taken me 15 years to collect the entire catalogue from Ripper records. This is the complete record of all they produced. It's attainable, it's achieveable and it's totally satisfying. Oh, there are some sleeve variations out there. But as far as contribution to the "kiwi sound" goes. Ripper Records would have to rate, right up there with Flying Nun. I'll treasure my collection, to my dying breath and convert as many people as I possibly can to this fantastic group of releases.