Rough Trade

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Black Dog Publishing, 2006 - Music - 190 pages
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Rough Trade: Labels Unlimited tells the engrossing story of one of Englandís most groundbreaking record labels. It is 30 years since the Rough Trade Shop first opened its doors in Notting Hill, London. Disco and soft-rock ruled the airwaves, The Clash had just signed to CBS and Geoff Travis set up the company with some friends as a communistic, DIY alternative to the increasingly stale mainstream. Over the ensuing years the Rough Trade Shop, Rough Trade Records and Rough Trade Distribution profoundly altered the landscape of modern music.

Rough Trade looks back on three fascinating decades of innovation, noise and change, taking in ups and downs, twists and turns and some of the best music ever committed to vinyl. The label released many of the most important records of the late 1970s and 80s by artists including: The Smiths, Scritti Politti, Mazzy Star, The Go-Betweens, Aztec Camera, Robert Wyatt, The Fall, Arthur Russell and Linton Kwesi Johnson.

Rough Trade profiles these artists and much more, as both the history of Rough Trade, and by proxy the story of British independent music over the last 30 years are engagingly chronicled. Visually stunning, Rough Trade is filled with archive images, interviews and previously unseen photographs and artefacts.
  

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User Review  - Susan - Goodreads

The best thing about this book is all of the photographs, original sleeve art, and ephemera (the postcard the Raincoats sent from New York City is priceless). But there isn't a lot of value in the ... Read full review

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Contents

Little Red Record Co
7
Trying A Thing
13
1978 Silent Command
25
On Fire
115
There Are Strings
131
Artists AZ
165
Rough Trade Discography
177
Credits
188
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Rough Trade Records - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
[1] He then shipped these records back to the UK which became the basis of the Rough Trade Shop. The label grew out of the Rough Trade Shop, ...
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Snapshot: Rough Trade Records, 1978 | | guardian.co.uk Arts
Rough Trade, which has since become the key champion of alternative music as a shop, record label and distribution network, was born. ...
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LOSINGTODAY.COM - THE INDIE MUSIC MAGAZINE
Various Artists - The Record Shop Ď30 years of Rough Trade Shopsí (V2 / Rough Trade) ... This year sees the 30th anniversary of the Rough Trade name. ...
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Books & Literature | 'Rough Trade: Labels Unlimited' by Rob Young
But if there's anything that sums up Rough Trade during its most creative period in the 1980s, it's music from bands that thought the world was coming to an ...
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New Statesman - Independent spirit
Rough Trade, the renowned indy record shop which celebrates its 30th anniversary this month, was the place where this image was born. ...
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Warpmart - Rob Young: Rough Trade: Labels Unlimited
This one is on the long and esteemed history of Rough Trade, like us, a record shop and a label too. This traces Rough Trade's brilliant Communistic Post ...
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Rough Trade: Labels Unlimited - Music - Black Dog Publishing
Rough Trade: Labels Unlimited has won a 2007 Association for Recorded Sound ... Rough Trade: Labels Unlimited tells the engrossing story of one of Englandís ...
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Dusty Groove America - Search: Rough Trade -- All Categories ...
Brazil, latin, soul, jazz, and funk on lps, cds and 45s. Also featuring current and old school hip hop 12-inches and lp's
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Independent on Sunday, The: Rough and ready
In the early years Rough Trade wasn't so much a business as a philosophy driven ... Rough Trade also gave non-binding 50/50 deals to artists, an arrangement ...
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Rough Trade Records - tripatlas.Com
Rough Trade Records, now a member of the RIAA[1], began as an independent record label, based in London, England.The label grew out of the Rough Trade Shop, ...
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