TRACK RECORDS Presents
A DISSENTERS GALLERY
Released May 24
Track Records was one of the least compromising record labels of the ‘60s - and arguably the most successful and significant. Now, the brainchild of Kit Lambert and his street-wise partner, Chris Stamp (brother of actor Terence), is alive once again.
The success story of Track Records began only three days after its first disc was issued: On Monday, March 20, 1967, ‘Purple Haze’ by The Jimi Hendrix
Experience entered the National charts.
The Who and the Jimi Hendrix Experience were the first artists to be signed by Track, and Track Records went on to sign more of the most innovative artists in the United Kingdom: The Crazy World of Arthur Brown (‘Fire’):
Thunderclap Newman (‘Something In The Air’):
a young Marc Bolan in John's Children (‘Desdemona’):
and the Dutch group Golden Earring (‘Radar Love’):
In 1999, former Stranglers/Cult manager Ian Grant resurrected Track Records and over the next 10 years released contemporary recordings by Big Country, Joe Brown, Ronnie Lane, Paul Kossoff, Blue Cheer, and the Dirty Strangers featuring Keith Richards, along with new releases from original Track Records stablemates, The Crazy World of Arthur Brown & Thunderclap Newman, and the soon-to-be released box set by John Sinclair.
Now for the first time since those heady days of 1967, Track Records is once again opening its doors to brand new bands. In association with Strummerville, the music charity set up to help new artists in Joe Strummer’s name, Track will release The Dissenters’ Gallery, a quarterly sampler of new talent, on both CD and download.
Released in the UK, The Dissenters’ Gallery Volume 1 features two tracks each from such up and coming gems as Nimmo and The Gauntletts, Little Specks Of Blood Lust Blood, The Operation, The Riff Raff, Panama Kings, Ginga and Dekay. It’s a broad, eclectic mix of high quality music and artists, united by a desire to get good music heard through the noise of mediocrity out there.
Dissenters Gallery – Track Records label copy for sampler vol 1
Catalogue no: – TRA1066
1 – NIMMO AND THE GAUNTLETS
A) Starcrossed Lonely
B) Timeless Lust
2 - LITTLE SPECKS OF BLOOD LUST BLOOD
A) Where Were You?
B) Music Box
3 – PANAMA KINGS
4 – THE OPERATION
A) San Giuliano
B) She Said
5 – THE RIFF RAFF
A) Changes Everything
B) In a Recession
6 - GINGA
A) We Could Not
B) In The Morning
7 - DEKAY
A) Drug Love
B) Same Old Me