A Big Frock Rekord
|A Big Frock Rekord|
|Founder(s)||David Ball, Marc Almond|
History[edit | edit source]
A Big Frock Rekord was created in 1980 by Dave Ball and Marc Almond for Soft Cell's first, self-produced record – Mutant Moments. The main reason to make a DIY EP was that established independent record labels like Mute and Rough Trade haven't showed interest in duo's demo tapes. The name of the label came from Liz Pugh, clothes designer and then partner of Huw Feather, Almond's friend and future Soft Cell art director.
Shortly after release of Mutant Moments, Stevo noticed Soft Cell and signed them to his new record label Some Bizzare, thus A Big Frock Rekord was left behind. Problems with Red Rhino Records and distribution of Mutant Moments also contributed to decision to leave independent entity.
The label was resurrected in 2018 with Club Remixes EP, in the wake of Soft Cell's 40th anniversary and series of retrospective releases. A completely new recording under the label – Magick Mutants EP, a ‘sequel’ to Mutant Moments, followed in 2019.
Since 2020 A Big Frock Rekord is used for Dave Ball releases and Soft Cell reissues.
Releases[edit | edit source]
|1980||Soft Cell||Mutant Moments||EP|
|2018||Soft Cell||Club Remixes EP 2018||EP|
|2019||Soft Cell||Magick Mutants||EP|
|Dave Ball||Deluxe EP 2020||EP|
|Soft Cell||Cruelty Without Beauty 2020 Extended Mixes||EP|
|Soft Cell||Cruelty Without Beauty (reissue)||Album|
|2022||Soft Cell||Strange Kinda Dance||Single|
Links[edit | edit source]
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