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Good Vibrations Records


Famous label run from the Belfast record shop of Terri Hooley that released important singles by the cream of Northern Irish punk bands including Rudi, Victim, The Outcasts and The Undertones.

The label was extremely active during it's first couple of years, releasing 18 records in 1978-79 not counting represses or reissues, but by 1980 the releases were drying up, not because of a lack of local talent but because of financal problems. Several singles were cancelled, the "Ulster On A Thin Wire" sampler LP was cancelled, and apart from a number of projects that had already been ready to go or had external funding the label was quiet during 1980-81. The Strong Records sub label released three singles in 1981.

Good Vibrations relaunched in 1982 with singles from Cruella De Ville and the Bank Robbers but this revival was short-lived and a planned single by Family Of Noise was cancelled. A pair of singles emerged in 1983 to tie in with the Belfast Special edition of Channel 4's The Tube but these was the last releases until the end of the decade. The Fat Lady Sings single released on Good Vibrations in 1986 was done with Terri Hooley's blessing but was in fact released by the band themselves.

The label was revived again in 1990-91, a similar story to Posh Boy in the US. Reissues (or leftover originals) became available and a batch of new releases by several new bands were released. Some of these had connections to earlier groups and as such appear on this site, but some do not. The fortunes of the label waned again until circa 2000 when a number of punk CDs appeared.

The Good Vibrations record shop and label were dormant for many years until 2007 when both were reactivated, the latter with new releases by The Minnows.

Discography:

The main series was the GOT series for 7" singles and the BIG series for LP releases. A separate series was launched for bands from outside Northern Ireland, the Good Vibrations International series (GVI) though this division wasn't adhered to strictly with Englis bands The Shapes and the Tee Vees appearing in the main series.

Catalogue numbers were assigned to projects which were subsequently cancelled and in many cases these unused numbers were re-assigned in later years. For this reason the catalogue does not follow strict chronological order. A chronological listing is available at the bottom of this page.



GOT Series

7" and 12" releases.

GOT-1	Rudi - Big Time/Number 1 7" [4/1978]
GOT-1	2nd press with different PS [11/1979]
GOT-2	Victim - Strange Things By Night/Mixed Up World 7" [5/1978]
GOT-3	The Outcasts - Just Another Teenage Rebel/Love Is For Sops 7" [8/1978]
GOT-3	2nd press with different PS [9/1979]
GOT-4	The Undertones - Teenage Kicks EP 7" [9/1978]
GOT-5	Xdreamysts - Right Way Home/Dance Away Love 7" [11/1978]
GOT-6	Protex - Don't Ring Me Up/(Just Want) Your Attention/Listening In 7" [11/1978]
GOT-7	v/a - Battle of the Bands 2x7" [2/1979]
GOT-8	Ruefrex - One By One/Cross The Line/Don't Panic 7" [11/1979]
GOT-9	The Tearjerkers - Love Affair/Bus Stop 7" [7/1979]
GOT-10	The Moondogs - She's Nineteen/Ya Don't Do Ya 7" [11/1979]
GOT-11	The Tee Vees [UK] - Doctor Headlove/War Machine [4/1980]
GOT-12	Rudi - I Spy EP 7" [7/1979]
GOT-13	The Shapes [UK] - Airline Disaster/Blast Off 7" [1/1980] [co-release Sofa Records SEAT 002]
GOT-14	PBR Streetgang - The Big Day 7" [1989] 1-sided flexi
GOT-15	Andy White - Six String Street/Travelling Circus 7"/12" [1990]
GOT-16	Cruella De Ville - Drunken Uncle John/Those Two Dreadful Children 7" [14/5/1982]
GOT-17	The Outcasts - Self Conscious Over You/Love Your For Never 7" [10/1979]
GOT-18	Bank Robbers - On My Mind/All Night 7" [1982]
GOT-19
GOT-20	Rainsaints - Caroline/Would You Give Me A Chance 7" [7/1990]
GOT-21	Four Idle Hands - 99 Streets/Friday Man 7" [7/1990]
GOT-22	PBR Streetgang - Get Down (Before You Fall)/Come Alive For Me 7" [1990]
GOT-23	Tiberius' Minnows - Time Flies/Cuckoo [1991]
GOT-24	Four Idle Hands - s/t EP (AKA Blind EP)] 12" (Blind / Put A Light In Your Window // In Years Of Black And White / Terry And Julie) [1991]
GOT-25	Glam Slam - The Leader EP 7" [1991]
GOT-26	Preacher John - The Mountain EP 12" [1991] 4 tracks
GOT-27
GOT-28	Tiberius' Minnows - Oh June/The Way I Feel [1991] (PS)
GOT-29	Beekeepers (or Bee Keepers) - Howl EP (Who Am I Now / Dazzle // Next Door / So Sad) 12" [1991]
GOT-30	PBR Streetgang - This City/Talking To You 7" [8/1991] (PS)
GOT-31	Mighty Fall - Kick It In The Head / Tonight 7" [1991] (PS)
GOT-32	Ten Wheels For Jesus - Everybody's Making Money (Out Of Me) / I Gave Up Waiting 7" [1991]
GOT-33	Heat The Beans - Hallucinate / Overload 7" [1991?] (PS)
GOT-34	Tiberius' Minnows - The Love EP CDS [1992]
GOT-35	Oliver's Army - Too Much EP CDS [1995]
GOT-36	Payola - Stick 2 Fingers Up EP CDS [1999]
GOT-37	Twinkle - Aphyd EP CDS [2000]

The following CD singles have re-assigned catalogue numbers. Anyone know why?
GOT-31	The Minnows - The Wedding / The Wedding (Homestead mix) / Another Day In My Life CDS [2007]
GOT-32	The Minnows - Somethng New CDS [2007]

  

Cancelled singles whose catalogue numbers were re-assigned include:
GOT-14	Rhesus Negative - Last Touch/Struggle 7" [1979] (unreleased)
GOT-15	The Tearjerkers - Don't Blame Me/Chit-Chat 7" [1979] (unreleased)
GOT-16	Kameras - Artificial Joy 7" (unreleased)
GOT-18	Rudi - The Pressure's On/Who? You 7" [11?/1979] (unreleased)
GOT-??	Family Of Noise - Young Rebel/Dream Girl 7" [1982] (unreleased)



GVI Series

GVI stands for Good Vibrations International. All are 7" singles.
 
GVI GOT-1	The Bears - Insane/Decisions 7" [5/1979]
GVI GOT-2	Jets - Original Terminal/The Iceburn 7" [9/1979]
GVI GOT-3	Static Routines - Rock'n'Roll Clones/Sheet Music 7" [9/1979]
GVI GOT-4	unreleased
GVI GOT-5	Strange Movements - Dancing in the Ghetto/Amuse Yourself 7" [11/1979]
GVI GOT-6	Zebra - Repression/931 12" [9/1979]



BIG Series

LP releases.

BIG-1	The Outcasts - Self Conscious Over You LP [7/1979]
BIG-2	v/a - Ulster On A Thin Wire LP [1980?] (unreleased)
BIG-3	Nerves - Notre Demo LP [01/1981]
BIG-3	The Rainsaints - The Winning Boys Magic LP [1991]
BIG-4	Heat The Beans - Loopland CD [1991]
BIG-5
BIG-6
BIG-7
BIG-8
BIG-9
BIG-10	OOOPS - Social Scum CD [2000]
BIG-??	The Minnows - Holyland CD [2007]
BIG-??	The Minnows - Leonard Cohenís Happy Compared To Me CD [2008]
note: BIG-3 was assigned twice by accident.


Bootlegs
BIG-4	Protex - Listening In LP [2001]
The 2001 LP release bearing this catalogue number is not a Good Vibrations release. 
It is a bootleg. The catalogue number BIG-4 was never assigned to a Protex LP at
any time.


Custom catalogue numbers:
FSL 1	The Fat Lady Sings - Fear And Favour/Wishing Well 7" [11/1986]
MAC 1	Ciaran MacGowan - Little Susi/London Trip 7" [1980]
TUBE 1  Bank Robbers - Jenny/The Interview/Over The Edge 7" [1983]
TUBE 2  10 Past 7 - Cracking Up/Eileen 7" [1983] (no PS)
note: FSL-1 was released on the band's initiative.


Good Vibrations/Rough Trade
RT/GOT1	Protex - Don't Ring Me Up/(Just Want) Your Attention/Listening In 7" [1979?] [repress of GOT-6]


Good Vibrations / Energy Records
NRG-1	v/a - Room To Move EP  7" [5/1980]


Good Vibrations/Polydor
GOOD 1	Cruella De Ville - Drunken Uncle John/Those Two Dreadful Children 7" [1982] [repress of GOT-16]
GOOD 2	Cruella De Ville - I'll Do The Talking/Blues, Blues, Blues 7" [1982]


Strong Records [sub label]
WR-1	Mighty Shamrocks - Condor Woman / Stand Up In Public 7" [1981]
WR-2	Rob Strong & The Rockets - Farewell To Harlem / We Got Tonight 7" [1981]
WR-3	Apartment - We'll Have A Holiday/Weekend 7" [1981]


The Gas on Good Vibrations:

This UK band had links with Good Vibrations and were probably due to record for the label
when it went temporarily bust as it tended to do from time to time. The Gas releases bearing
the 'Good Vibrations' label were in fact self-released and are not official Good Vibes releases.


All Good Vibrations Releases in Chronologal Order:

05/1978   GOT-1   Rudi - Big Time/Number 1 7"
05/1978   GOT-2   Victim - Strange Things By Night/Mixed Up World 7"
08/1978   GOT-3   The Outcasts - Just Another Teenage Rebel/Love Is For Sops 7"
09/1978   GOT-4   The Undertones - Teenage Kicks EP 7"
11/1978   GOT-5   Xdreamysts - Right Way Home/Dance Away Love 7"
11/1978   GOT-6   Protex - Don't Ring Me Up/(Just Want) Your Attention/Listening In 7"
 
02/1979   GOT-7   v/a - Battle of the Bands 2x7"
05/1979   GVI GOT-1   The Bears - Insane/Decisions 7"
07/1979   BIG-1   The Outcasts - Self Conscious Over You LP
07/1979   GOT-9   The Tearjerkers - Love Affair/Bus Stop 7"
07/1979   GOT-12   Rudi - I Spy EP 7"
09/1979   GOT-3   repress
09/1979   GVI GOT-2   Jets - Original Terminal/The Iceburn 7"
09/1979   GVI GOT-3   Static Routines - Rock'n'Roll Clones/Sheet Music 7"
09/1979   GVI GOT-6   Zebra - Repression/931 12"
10/1979   GOT-17   The Outcasts - Self Conscious Over You/Love Your For Never 7"
11?/1979*   GOT-18   Rudi - The Pressure's On/Who? You 7" (unreleased, nbr reassigned in 1982)
11/1979   GOT-1   repress
11/1979   GOT-8   Ruefrex - One By One/Cross The Line/Don't Panic 7"
11/1979   GOT-10   The Moondogs - She's Nineteen/Ya Don't Do Ya 7"
11/1979   GVI GOT-5   Strange Movements - Dancing in the Ghetto/Amuse Yourself 7"
--/1979*   GOT-14   Rhesus Negative - Last Touch/Struggle 7" (unreleased, nbr reassigned in 1989)
--/1979*   GOT-15   The Tearjerkers - Don't Blame Me/Chit-Chat 7" (unreleased, nbr reassigned in 1990)
--/1979*   GOT-16   Kameras - Artificial Joy 7" (unreleased, nbr reassigned in 1982)
--/1979   RT/GOT1   repress of GOT-6
 
01/1980   GOT-13   The Shapes [UK] - Airline Disaster/Blast Off 7"
04/1980   GOT-11   The Tee Vees [UK] - Doctor Headlove/War Machine 7"
05/1980   NRG-1   v/a - Room To Move EP 7"
--/1980   MAC 1   Ciaran MacGowan - Little Susi/London Trip 7"
--/1980*   BIG-2   v/a - Ulster On A Thin Wire LP
 
01/1981   BIG-3   Nerves - Notre Demo LP
--/1981   WR-1   Mighty Shamrocks - Condor Woman / Stand Up In Public 7"
--/1981   WR-2   Rob Strong & The Rockets - Farewell To Harlem / We Got Tonight 7"
--/1981   WR-3   Apartment - We'll Have A Holiday/Weekend 7"
 
05/1982   GOT-16*   Cruella De Ville - Drunken Uncle John/Those Two Dreadful Children 7"
--/1982   GOT-18*   Bank Robbers - On My Mind/All Night 7"
--/1982*   GOT-??   Family Of Noise - Young Rebel/Dream Girl 7" (unreleased)
--/1982   GOOD 1   repress of GOT-16
--/1982   GOOD 2   Cruella De Ville - I'll Do The Talking/Blues, Blues, Blues 7"
 
--/1983   TUBE 1   Bank Robbers - Jenny/The Interview/Over The Edge 7"
--/1983   TUBE 2   10 Past 7 - Cracking Up/Eileen 7"
 
11/1986   FSL 1   The Fat Lady Sings - Fear And Favour/Wishing Well 7
 
--/1989   GOT-14*   PBR Streetgang - The Big Day 7"
 
--/1990   GOT-15*   Andy White - Six String Street/Travelling Circus 7"/12"
07/1990   GOT-20   Rainsaints - Caroline/Would You Give Me A Chance 7"
07/1990   GOT-21   Four Idle Hands - 99 Streets/Friday Man 7"
--/1990   GOT-22   PBR Streetgang - Get Down (Before You Fall)/Come Alive For Me 7"
 
--/1991   BIG-3   The Rainsaints - The Winning Boys Magic LP
--/1991   BIG-4   Heat The Beans - Loopland CD
--/1991   GOT-23   Tiberius' Minnows - Time Flies/Cuckoo
--/1991   GOT-24   Four Idle Hands - s/t EP (AKA Blind EP) 12"
--/1991   GOT-25   Glam Slam - The Leader EP 7"
--/1991   GOT-26   Preacher John - The Mountain EP 12"
--/1991   GOT-28   Tiberius' Minnows - Oh June/The Way I Feel
--/1991   GOT-29   Beekeepers (or Bee Keepers) - Howl EP 12"
08/1991   GOT-30   PBR Streetgang - This City/Talking To You 7"
--/1991   GOT-31   Mighty Fall - Kick It In The Head 7"
--/1991   GOT-32   Ten Wheels For Jesus - Everybody's Making Money (Out Of Me) / I Gave Up Waiting 7"
--/1991   GOT-33   Heat The Beans - Hallucinate / Overload 7"
 
--/1992   GOT-34   Tiberius' Minnows - The Love EP CDS
--/1995   GOT-35   Oliver's Army - Too Much EP CDS
--/1999   GOT-36   Payola - Stick 2 Fingers Up EP CDS
 
--/2000   GOT-37   Twinkle - Aphyd EP CDS
--/2000   BIG-10   OOOPS - Social Scum CD


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