Jungle Records

Label history

Jungle Records is a British-based independent record label formed in 1982, specializing in classic punk rock, post punk, gothic and alternative releases.

From 1982 to 1986 they were also active as a record distributor and were 'unofficial' members of the Cartel. They held the exclusive right to sell all indie product to the Our Price Records chain, including supplying them hits by Depeche Mode, New Order and The Smiths during that high growth period of independent music.

They recorded albums by Johnny Thunders such as 'Copy Cats' (with Patti Palladin) and 'Que Sera Sera' and are licensors of the classic Johnny Thunders & The Heartbreakers tape library, including their seminal L.A.M.F. album.

They discovered and released the first recordings by Mercury Rev: 'Yerself Is Steam' and 'Car Wash Hair', and also the first recordings by Fields of the Nephilim, 'Burning The Fields'.

They are licensors of the legendary French label Skydog Records, including Iggy & the Stooges' notorious 'Metallic KO', numerous other Iggy Pop releases, and albums by Flamin' Groovies, MC5, Kim Fowley, New York Dolls, amongst others.

They have also released recordings by Alternative TV, Sid Vicious, Sky Saxon, & The Seeds, The Newtown Neurotics, Jimi Hendrix, Play Dead, March Violets, UK Subs, King Kurt, The Adicts, Broken Bones, Sigue Sigue Sputnik, A Popular History Of Signs, Test Dept, Nina Simone, Family Fodder, Christian Death, The Eden House, Specimen, The Slits, Wendy James, Tyla Gang, Wasted Youth, Cuddly Toys, London Cowboys, Ducks Deluxe, ex-Spacemen 3 Sterling Roswell, ex-Dr. Feelgood guitarist & songwriter Wilko Johnson, NFD, The Hillbilly Moon Explosion and many others.

On their sub-label imprint Goldtop Recordings in collaboration with Goldtop Studio, they've released albums by Geraint Watkins, Martin Belmont, Boyd & Wain, and Hillbilly Moon Explosion.

Other labels that they own or administer include Fall Out Records, Ministry Of Power, Fresh Records, Red Records, Mint Films and Middle Earth.

They are also a music publisher, trading as Jungle Music.


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