Damaged Goods Records

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Introduction

Damaged Goods records formed in 1988 from a living room in east London. The first release was a re-issue of the 1977 single by Slaughter and the Dogs, "Where Have All the Bootboys Gone?". Following positive reviews in the UK music press it was followed by a reissue of the same band's debut album Do It Dog Style. Releases by Adam and the Ants, The Killjoys, Pork Dukes, and Snivelling Shits followed. Damaged Goods was originally intended to be a punk re-issue label but by 1990 was releasing contemporary bands, including a single by The Sect, and an EP by Manic Street Preachers.

In early 1991, they released their first single by Billy Childish (with Thee Headcoats), followed by many more, including the debut Thee Headcoatees single. They now manage the Billy Childish back catalogue. Between 1992–1994, Damaged Goods released the debut single from Helen Love along with one off singles with Atari Teenage Riot, New Bomb Turks, Wat Tyler and Asian Dub Foundation. By 1995, DG was a full-time occupation concentrating on the UK garage punk scene based around Toe Rag Studios in London and Slim Chance’s Wild Western Rooms in Archway, as well as indie and punk releases.

In 1995, they released the debut Holly Golightly album The Good Things. They have since released thirteen albums by Holly.

Over the next decade Damaged Goods released records by J Church, TV Personalities, The Revillos, Mikabomb, The Priscillas, The Buff Medways, and Buzzcocks.

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Selected Artists

Billy Childish

Holly Golightly

Cyanide Pills

Johnny Moped

Cowbell

Fabienne Delsol

Miss Ludella Black Armitage Shanks

Piney Gir

Pete Molinari

Thee Headcoats

Thee Headcoatees

Manic Street Preachers

Selected Press

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