Crashed was a Dublin based label that was prepared to release
anything that would sell. This isn't a criticism, just a statement of fact. It means
there was a wide variety of releases including a large number of pop, country, folk, disco, easy listening,
showband and novelty records, but also some releases by local heavy metal bands
and a few sought after singles from the new wave era. Crashed established a sub label
Smashed in 1982, and some Plamas Records
released carry the Crashed logo. Together these labels released well over
Crashed Records online bio says it was "founded in 1983 and has since been developed to become one of the major Independent Irish record labels. Its MD and owner, Shay Hennessy has worked in the music industry for 30 years." This later date may be related to ending an arrangement with EMI Records. Crashed's address was 130 Slaney Road Finglas Dublin 11 which was EMI Ireland's headquarters. Perhaps the 1978-83 releases were issued with the aid of EMI (though there is no indication of such on any of the releases) and thereafter became a true indie. Or vice versa? Anyone know the details?
The following are all 7" single releases unless otherwise stated. Picture sleeves are not common.
• Sweet Savage's "The Raid" / "Prosecutor of Greed" single (1985) does not exist.
• Laurie Hartz was born in South Africa and emigrated to Ireland in 1975.
• Maura Flanry - ?
• Michael Simonds - singer-songwriter who self-released a second single in 1983: If / Hangover Blues (Exhange Music)
• The Duskeys AKA The Duskey Sisters were an Irish pop quartet (Sandy Kelly, Barbara Ellis, Nina Duskey, Dan Duskey). They appeared in Eurovision 1982 with CAR 20.
• Jessie & The James Boys - Country & Western outfit.
• Kaye Twin Band AKA The Kayes are still operating as a wedding band.
• The Maisonettes - UK pop band formed by ex City Boy Lol Mason.
• Chris Simpson - ex Magna Carta. Licensed from Juice UK.
• Black Lace - Longlived UK pop band noted for novelty releases and crimes against hairstyling.
• Eartha Kitt (1927 – 2008) - actress/singer.
• Break Machine - mid-80s rap/hip hip act, early mainstream breakthrough.
• Evelyn Thomas (1953-) - Disco/HiNRG singer from Chicago.
• Trevor Walters - UK pop reggae artist doing Lionel Ritchie cover.
• Cherry - tbd.
• Aquilla - tbd.
CRASHED SINGLESCAR 000 Series CAR 1 The Times - SS Rocker / Where In The World 7" [9/1978] CAR 2 Laurie Hartz - Ben / Driftin' Woman  CAR 3 The Times - Rain / Maria 7" [8/1979] (no PS?) CAR 4 Maura Flanry - I'm Born Again / Cloud Zero 7"  CAR 5 Eamonn Gibney - Pack Up Your Bags / instrumental version [11/1979] CAR 6 Rotten Frank (Frank Kelly) - Dear Santa (John Lynch) / Hey Mr Spaceman (Dick Keating) [12/1979] CAR 7 Laurie Hartz - Call Me Back Please / Martian Man/Without Love  CAR 8 Glen Curtin & Debbie - Tears On The Telephone / Good Days Bad Days [11/1980] (no PS) Issued in the UK in 1981 on Crashed/Arista (CRA 08) in a nice PS. See also CRUK002 below. CAR 9 Eamonn McGirr - Me Old Scolaire Hat / Muirsheen Durkin  CAR10 The Miami - Money Is The Root Of All Evil / Sitting Here All Alone To-Night [4/1981] (PS) CAR11 Michael Simonds - Busy Bee / Jesus Christ  CAR12 Glen Curtin - Love Is / If We Only Had The Time  CAR13 The Des Lee Band - Dance, Dance, Dance (medley) / instrumental version  CAR14 Glen Curtin with Debbie - You There On The Radio / Turn It Over [10/1981] (PS) CAR15 Aonghus McAnally - I Am Allergic To Christmas / Hound Dog Ar Buile  CAR16 Maggie May & The Times - I'm Alive / Where In The World  CAR17 Glen Curtin - Christmastime In Ireland / Good Days, Bad Days  CAR18 Maggi Maye & The Times - My Boy Lollipop / One & Only Reason [3/1982] CAR19 Glen Curtin - We Will Make Love / Turn It Over  CAR20 The Duskeys - Here Today, Gone Tomorrow / instrumental version  (PS) [Eurovision entry] CAR21 The Kaye Twins - Please Help Me I'm Falling / I'll Never Forget That Night  (PS) CAR22 CAR23 The Duskeys - We Got Love / Don't Leave Baby  CAR24 Jessie & The James Boys - Drop Kick Me / Stoney Mountain West Virginia  CAR25 CAR26 Glen Curtin - Hands Knees / Turn It Over  (PS) CAR27 CAR28 Jessie & The James Boys - Diane / Let It Slide [9/1982] CAR29 Glen Curtin - Ireland / Thats Life [11/1982] CAR30 The Corporation - Dub Rap [10/1982] (PS) CAR31 Kaye Twin Band - So Sad / Back Where We Started  CAR32 Emily And Midnite - Keep On Running / That'll Be The Day  CAR33 The Duskeys - Don't Say Love / Don't Leave Baby  CAR34 Vienna - Silence / Nut Bush City Limits  CAR35 Jukebox - BP's Review / Blue Days Black Nights  (PS) released in the UK on Ritz (RITZ 18) CAR36 Maisonettes (UK) - Heartache Avenue / The Last One To Know  licenced from Ready Steady Go Records CAR37 Glen Curtin - Don't Tell Me Your Troubles  CAR38 Red Hurley - Hey / Cut Across Shorty [2/1983] CAR39 Chris Simpson - Sting Of The Gin / I'll Walk Mine  CAR40 Jesse & The James Boys - Only Love / Just Let It Slide [3/1983] CAR41 Jukebox - Cause I'm On The Dole, Don't Mean Can't Rock 'N' Roll / I Washed My Jeans  originally released on Release in 1981 CAR42 Maisonettes (UK) - Where I Stand / Is That What Friends Are For?  CAR43 Glen Curtin - Emma [4/1983] CAR44 Street Talk - 1-2-3 / Movin' On [5/1983] CAR45 The Kaye Twins - Clap Your Hands And Stamp Your Feet (Remix) / Blueberry Hill  CAR46 The Miami - Don't Let It Get Under Your Skin / That's How I Spell Ireland  CAR47 Jesse & The James Boys - Daddy What If? (featuring Linda) / Stoney Mountain West Virginia  CAR48 Sweet Savage - Straight Through The Heart / Teaser  (PS) CAR49 Johnny Duhan - El Salvador / It Can Happen To You [8/1983] (no PS) CAR50 CAR51 Red Hurley - Danny (A Peace Trilogy) / On The Shelf [9/1983] CAR52 Jesse & The James Boys - Irene Goodnight / Catch A Falling Star  CAR53 The Corporation - Crying In The Chapel / Theme For Sale  CAR54 Derrick & The Sounds - Mister Mistaker / Needing You  SMASH 005 crossed out in the matrix CAR55 Street Talk - I Don't Need You Now / Badman [10/1983] CAR56 Black Lace (UK) - Superman (Gioca Jour) / Teardrops In Your Eyes [10/1983] licensed from Flair Records CAR57 The Kaye Twins - Smile For Me Baby / Havilia Nagila  CAR58 Jesse & The James Boys - Cowboy From Ballyporeen / Roger's Theme  CAR59 Street Talk - Games / Weekend  CAR60 CAR61 Eartha Kitt (Mars) - Where Is My Man  licensed from ??? CAR62 Break Machine (USA) - Street Dance / instrumental version [2/1984] licensed from Silvertown Records CAR63 Glen Curtin – Suffer Little Children / Forever CAR64 The Miami - A+B+C / Don't Let It Get Under Your Skin  CAR65 Red Hurley - Warm / You Are Here  both sides from the LP "Warm Red" CAR66 Gerry Moore - Two Long Years/Badman  (PS) CAR67 Break Machine (USA) - Break Dance Party / Break Dance Party (dub mix) [5/1984] licensed from Silvertown Records? CAR68 Evelyn Thomas (USA) - High Energy (vocal) / High Energy (instrumental)  licensed from Silvertown Records (UK) CAR69 Lovetrain - All You Need To Know / Disco Tap  CAR70 Clann Eadair - Tribute To Sandy Denny / instrumental version  Phil Lynott vocal CAR71 CAR72 Trevor Walters (UK) - Stuck On You / Stuck On You (instrumental)  CAR73 Break Machine (USA) - Are You Ready / Street Dance Break Dance Medley  licensed from Silvertown Records? CAR74 CAR75 Bryan Red Hurley - For You / You Are Here  CAR76 Village People (USA) - Sex Over The Phone / Sex Over The Phone (instrumental)  licensed from Record Shack Records CAR77 Spider (Spyder Sympson) - Bye Bye (radio version) / Bye Bye (12" version)  (no PS) CAR78 CAR79 Eamonn Gibney - Sandy / 55th On Broadway [1985?] CAR80 Dickie Rock - Seasons Of The Heart / The Wonder Of You  CAR81 Lovetrain - You're A Mystery / Stay A Little Longer  CAR82 Henry Winter - Time Passing By / instrumental version CAR83 Gerry Moore & Street Talk - City Life / City Life (dub mix)  CAR84 Gerry Moore & Street Talk - Eternally In Love / City Life (dub version)  CAR85 Easy Feelin' - What About Me / Magic  CAR86 Spyder Sympson - He's A Businessman / Bye Bye CAR87 Laurie Hartz - Whats On Your Mind / Call Me Back Please  CAR88 Dickie Rock - Some Days Are Diamonds / The Wonder Of You  CAR89 The Kaye Twins - Let's Find Each Other Tonight / Smile For Me Baby  CAR90 Spyder Sympson - Another Broken Heart / He's A Businessman [1985?] (PS) CAR91 Cherry - Lonely / He Rides With Me  A by D. Wilson, B by B. Wilson, R. Christian. Prod by Michael Feeney Callan. CAR92 CAR93 Dickie Rock - Bop / The Wonder Of You  CAR94 Spyder Sympson - Bye Bye / He's A Businessman  (PS) CAR95 Aquilla - 8th June 85 (In Celebration of Barry McGuigans Year As World Champion)  (PS) CAR96 CAR97 Gerry Moore & Street Talk - Dublin Serenade / 1-2-3 CAR98 Spyder Sympson - Magic In Your Eyes / Magic In Your Eyes (instrumental) CAR99 EZ Feelin - We Are Strong / Giving It All Away CAR99 EZ Feelin - We Are Strong / The Long Run CAR100 Spyder Sympson - Still In Love With You / Another Broken Heart [1986?] (PS) CAR101 EZ Feelin - Lonely / We Are Strong [1986?] (PS) CAR102 Alice (Corbett) - Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow / Love Really Hurts Without You [1986?] (PS) CAR?? The Kaye Twins - Double Dealer / Let's Find Each Other Tonight [198?] Custom Catalogue Numbers ASHANTI 1 Ashanti - June / Perfect Day  FANS 001 The Fanz (AKA Kicks) - We're Off To Germany / Juliet  Sponsored by Bob Waters Holidays, Blackpool! LEE 1 Lee Lynch - Before The Next Teardrop Falls / Whatever Happened To My Angel  RED 001 Bryan Red Hurley - Danny (A Peace Trilogy) / Hey [198?] reissue of CAR51-A/CAR38-A RESL 189 Claire & Friends - It's Horrible Being In Love (When You're 8 ½) / Big Sister  licensed from BBC Records SPYDER 1 Spyder Sympson - Inside of You And Me / Magic In Your Eyes [198?] A-side Castlebar Song Contest entry; B-side same as CAR98 SPYDER 2 Spyder Sympson - Halfway Lover / Magic In Your Eyes [1988?] (PS) SPYDER 3 Spyder Sympson - SPYDER 4 Spyder Sympson - Are You In Love? / Foolish Paradise [6/1988] WINTER 1 Henry Winter - Loving You No More / instrumental version YOUGHAL 1 Glen Curtin - Sweet Youghal Bay / Ireland (PS)
CRASHED UK SINGLESCRUK 00 Series Licensed to Ritz Records: CRUK 001 ? CRUK 002 Glen Curtin & Toni - Tears On The Telephone / Forever Not licensed from Crashed, so probably a re-recording of CAR 08. Licensed to Arista: CRA 08 Glen Curtin & Toni - Tears On The Telephone / Good Days Bad Days [11/1980] (PS) UK issue of CAR 8.
CRASHED ALBUMSCARLP 00 Series CARLP1 Glen Curtin - Tears On The Telephone LP  CARLP2 CARLP3 Jesse and The James Boys - s/t LP  CARLP4 v/a - Crashed Hits LP  CARLP5 v/a - Crashed Originals LP  CARLP6 Glen Curtin - My Favourite Irish Songs LP  CARLP7 Gerry Moore - Street Talkin' LP [1986?] Crashed/Metal Masters co-releases METALPS 107 v/a - Green Metal. New Irish Heavy Metal LP  METALPS 111 Blackwych - Out Of Control LP  Miscellaneous Album Releases MPI 2001 Red Hurley - Warm Red LP  SOHOLP3 Break Machine (USA) - s/t LP  licensed from Silvertown Records Opus 9113 2016 Spyder Sympson - Hallo, Bye-Bye LP  co-release with Opus Records (Czechoslovakia) RSTV1 v/a - Record Shack Presents Volume One 2xLP  (in UK sleeve) licensed from Silvertown Records Crashed (or possibly Smashed) Releases with unknown catalogue numbers • Singles • Albums - Clann Eadair LP planned (but scrapped?) - Lee Lynch - The Irish Side Of Me K7  cassette only release - Poor Scholars LP • Other Crashed/Smashed Recording Artists missing from the listings: - Mike Hanrahan - Sandy Kelly - John MacNally - Frank McNamara & David Agnew - Walter Murphy -- licensed - Daniel O'Donnell