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PIAS Recordings

PIAS Recordings
Play It Again Sam
Parent company PIAS Group
Founded 1983
Founder Kenny Gates
Michael Lambot
Distributor(s) PIAS, RED in the U.S
Genre Various
Country of origin H.Q in London
Official website .netplayitagainsam

PIAS Recordings was founded in 1983 in Belgium as Play It Again Sam by Kenny Gates and Michel Lambot.[1]

Play It Again Sam expanded along with other European independent labels in the early 1980s. Play It Again Sam's early artists were Front 242, Meat Beat Manifesto and Young Gods. They added artists such as The Sound, Soulwax/ 2ManyDJ's, Sigur Rós and Mogwai.

The first release on the label in 1984 was the mini album Faces in the Fire by the cult experimental psychedelic band The Legendary Pink Dots. This was immediately followed by the 'Four Your Ears Only' EP, an aural map of Northern England, featuring Red Lorry Yellow Lorry, Red Guitars, Party Day and Luddites.[2] This laid the ground for releases from many other artists with very diverse musical backgrounds and geographical origins including the Butthole Surfers, Parade Ground, The Neon Judgement, The Sound, Skinny Puppy, Taxi Girl, Bill Pritchard and The Cassandra Complex.

In 1988 the label released the album Front By Front by Front 242 including the single "Headhunter" (with a video directed by Anton Corbijn).

In 2000, the label moved from Brussels to London and was renamed PIAS Recordings. PIAS Recordings released the first two albums by Icelandic band Sigur Rós. The Scottish band Mogwai signed to PIAS in 2001. PIAS announced at the end of 2010 that it would be re-launching Play It Again Sam as a label.

Contents

  • Current roster 1
  • Former artists 2
  • See also 3
  • External links 4
  • References 5

Current roster

Former artists

See also

External links

  • Play it again, Sam
  • PIAS site

References

  1. ^ Play It Again SamDiscogs -
  2. ^ http://home.comcast.net/~sborst20/PIAS.html
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