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Solid Records

last updated 14+10 Oct 2016
last updated 29 June 2015
last updated 29 Jan 2015

Founded in the late 1980s by Denis Desmond after Revolving Records had folded and media mogul Oliver Barry. Solid replaced Scoff as the premier Irish indie label releasing many one-off singles. The label's profile was boosted by the success of their biggest-selling act, The Saw Doctors, whose debut album became Ireland's best-selling album of that year. Solid had a distribution deal with APT in the UK. In late 1991, Solid initiated a (short- lived) sister label, Liquid.




Single Releases

All 7" singles unless otherwise stated

ROK = 7" single
ROCK = 12"
ROKT = 12"
ROCD = CD
ROCC = cassette

ROK701	Geoffrey's First Affair - And The Day's Go By / Midnight Blues [September 1986] (PS)
ROK702	Those Handsome Devils - Don't Bring Me Down / What'd I Say [1987] (PS)
ROK703	Aslan - Loving Me Lately/Christmas in Oky [1987] (PS)
ROK704	Assassin - Stealin' / I Am The One [1987] (PS)
ROK705	Touchdown - Without Telling You / Hot Legs [1987] (PS)
ROK706	Cypress, Mine! - Justine // Sounds Like Rain / Funny Street [November 1987] (PS)
ROK707	Guernica - Deep Sea Diving / New Boy [1987] (PS)
ROK708	Cypress, Mine! - In The Big House / Bee's Knees [1987] (PS)
ROK709	The Mountain Climbers - Grace / A Kind Of Living [12/1987] (PS)
ROK710	Jimmy MacCarthy - Adam At The Window / The Grip Of Parallel [1987] (PS)
ROK711	QED - The Power To Love / The Chain [198?] (PS)
ROK712	Cypress, Mine! - Sugar Beet God / remix [July 1988] (PS)
ROK713	The Stunning - Got To Get Away / Smalltown Playboy [1988] (PS)
ROK714	The Missing Link - Wanna Be Loved / Try [1988] (PS)
ROK715	Rex & Dino - Someone There To Love / Same Way Too [1988] (PS)
ROK716	Wilf Brothers - Hey Hey Ho Ho 7" [1988] (PS)
ROK717	The Stunning - Half Past Two/Hero On The Beach [1988] (PS)
ROK717	The Stunning - Half Past Two/Got To Get Away/Spotty Wimple [1990] (PS) [also as CDS]
ROK718	The Missing Link - Shake It Up / Pretty Nice Place [1988] (PS)
ROK719	The Stunning - Romeo's On Fire/Spotty Wimple [1988] (PS)
ROK720	The Missing Link - I've Got Love / Last Too Long [1989] (PS)
ROK721
ROK722	The Last Bandits - The Angels Are Calling [1989] [also as 12" ROCK722]
ROK723	Christy Dignam - One Man's Dream/Chasing Shadows [1989]
ROK724	Fireflys - Judgement Day / Lovetrain [1989-90]
ROKT725	Real Wild West - The Sixties EP 12" [1989]
ROK726	Rocking Chairs - Stuck in the Driving Rain / Rockin' Sweetpea [1989?]
ROK727	Burning Embers - (Don't Lie In The) Shadow / remix [1989] (PS)
ROK728	Saw Doctors - N17 / Freedom Fighters (live) [12/1989] (PS)
ROK729	The Stunning - Brewing Up A Storm / All I Can Do 7" [1989] [cassette: ROCC 729]
ROK729	The Stunning - Brewing Up A Storm / This Happy Girl 7" [1991] [2nd issue with different cover]
ROK730	Dignam & Goff - The Hand Of Love / Time On My Hands [1990?]
ROK731	Saw Doctors - I Useta Lover // Captain Joe Fiddles / Blaze X - I Used To Love Her [7/1990] (PS)
ROK732	Dignam & Goff - Martin 7" [8/1990]
ROK733	Saw Doctors - N17 / It Won't Be Tonight [12/1990] (PS)
ROK734	The Stunning - Merry Christmas Baby EP [1990] 7"/cassingle
ROK735	The Brothers - Roadblock / All Gone [1990] (PS)
ROK736	Saw Doctors - That's What She Said Last Night / At Least Pretend [3/1991] (PS)
ROK737	Dignam & Goff - Rain/Never Stop [1991] (PS)
ROK738	The Stunning - Heads / Heads (The Knockout Mix) [1991] (PS)
ROK739	The Blue Angels - Candy EP [1991] (PS) [also cassingle ROC-739 and CDS ROCD 739]
ROK740	Passion Machine - Drowning / Heartland [1991]
ROK741	Dignam & Goff - Feel It In My Heart / Lying To Each Other [1991]
ROK742	Sleepwalkers - Rapid City / Extreme [1991] (PS)
ROK743	The 2nd Rainbow Ceili Band (Padraig Stevens) - Fool's Gold Fever / Aisling An Oir [1991]
ROK744	Saw Doctors - Red Cortina / Only One Girl / Presentation Boarder (live) CDS [1991] (PS)
ROK745	The Blue Angels - Get It Back EP CDS [1991]
ROK746
ROK747	Saw Doctors - N17 / N17 (live) / At Least Pretend [7/1991]
ROK748	The Little Fish - Goodbye / Morocco [1991]
ROK749	Precious Stones - Jesus Says He Loves Me / Precious / Cry Like A Baby [1991]
ROK750
ROK751	Saw Doctors - That's What She Said Last Night / Hay Wrap [11/1991]
ROK752	Saw Doctors - Presentation Border EP (4 tracks) [1991]
ROK753	Saw Doctors - Hay Wrap / The Trip To Tipp [1991] [cassette: ROC 753]
ROK754	The Stunning - Everything That Rises / Town for Sale [1992]
ROCD755	Sharon Shannon - Blackbird / Glentown / Dermots Waltz And The Penguin [1992]
ROK756	Sleepwalkers - Honey Hunter / Danny (Is It Now) [1992]
ROK757	Precious Stones - Won't Let You Down / Senseless Love [1992]
ROK758	The Stunning - She's On My Mind / Frank The Tramp [1992]
ROK759	The Pop Suckers - (We're The) Pop Suckers / The Kilconly Walk [1992]
ROK760
ROK761	Saw Doctors - Pied Piper [1992]
ROK762	The Stunning - Mr.Ginger EP [1992] CD/cassingle
ROCD763	Cry Before Dawn - To Be True EP [1992]
ROK764	Saw Doctors - Never Mind the Strangers [11/1992]
ROK765	Precious Stones - Red Sky / Stay [1993]
ROCD766	The Blue Angels - When It's Gone EP CDS [1993]
ROCD767	Saw Doctors - Me Heart is Living in the Sixties Still EP [1993]
ROK768	The Stunning - Deja Voodoo EP [1993] CD/cassingle
ROK769
ROK770
ROCD771	The Stunning - Tightrope Walker EP [1994]
ROCD771?	Saw Doctors - Christmas '93 EP (AKA Sold Out EP) [1993] UK tour promo
ROK772
ROK773	Sharon Shannon - The Bungee Jumpers / Spellbound CDS [1994]
ROK774
ROK775	Brian Houston - Jesus Again EP CDS [1994]
ROCD776	Larry Hogan - Travellin' / Don't You Wanna Be Loved CDS [1995]
ROK777
ROK778	Aslan - Lucy Jones, Part 2 / Angie / Not The Only One CDS [1997]
ROK779
ROK780	Aslan - Hurt Sometimes / Christmas In Oky CDS [1997]
ROK781	Aslan - Lucy Jones Pt 1 / 5 Years / Studio Out Takes CDS [1998]
ROCD782	various artists - Piano Man / Piano Man (instrumental) [1998] CDS, charity single in aid of the People In Need Telethon 1998
ROK783
ROCD784	Simon Carmody - Smile Baby Smile EP [1999]
ROCD785	Simon Carmody - Dark Girl EP [1999]
ROCD786	Rox Sexsmith - This Song CDS promo [2001] 1-track promo (PS)


Album Releases

ROC  1	Cypress, Mine! - Exit Trashtown [May 1988]
ROCC 1	various artists - Solid Citizens [1988] cassette
ROCK 1	Blue in Heaven - Rock'n'Roll R.I.P. EP [1987?]
ROCK 2	Aidan Walsh and the 4 Dimension Orchestra - Christmas In The 4th Dimension EP 12" [1987]
ROCK 3	Predator - s/t EP 12" [7/1988]
ROCK 4	Barry Warner - What's Happening - The Story So Far mini-LP [1988]
ROCK 5	The Stunning - Paradise in the Picture House LP/K7 [1990]
ROCK 6	The Brothers - Torch LP/CD [1991]
ROCK 7	Saw Doctors - If This is Rock and Roll, I Want My Old Job Back [1991]
ROCD 8	Sharon Shannon - s/t LP/CD [9/1991]
ROCD 9	Christy Dignam - The Singles Collection 1984-1991 CD/K7 [1991-92]
ROCD10	The Stunning - Once Around The World [1992]
ROCD11	Saw Doctors - All The Way From Tuam [1992] [cassette: ROCC 11]
ROCD12	The Blue Angels - Coming Out Of Nowhere [1993] [cassette: ROCC 12]
ROCD13	The Stunning - Tightrope CD/K7 [1993]
ROCD14	Sharon Shannon - Out The Gap CD/K7 [1994]
ROCD15	The Stunning - Milking The Hits [1994]
ROCD16	Nomos - I Won't Be Afraid Anymore CD [1995]
ROCD17	Ramb - Six Times Six CD [1995]
ROCD18
ROCD19	Aslan - Here Comes Lucy Jones CD [1997]
ROCD20
ROCD21	Turps (John 'Turps' Burke) - Illuminate CD [2001]
ROCD22
ROCD23	Ron Sexsmith - Blue Boy CD [2001]
ROCD24	various artists - Witnness Vol.1 (Check Out The Talent) 2xCD [2001]
ROCD25	various artists - Tom Dunne's 30 Best Irish Hits 2xCD [2001]
ROCD26	various artists - Louis Walsh's History of Irish Pop 2xCD [2002]
ROCD27
ROCD28	various artists - Tom Dunne's 30 Best Irish Hits Vol.2 2xCD [2002]
ROCD29
ROCD30
ROCD31	various artists - Sirens CD [31 January 2003]
ROCD32
ROCD33
ROCD34
ROCD35	various artists - Goldfish Memory OST [22 August 2003]
ROCD36
ROCD37	Patrick Bergin & The Spirit Merchants - The Knacker CDS [2003]

ROCD??	Aslan - The Singles Collection EP CD 4-track promo only [200?]
ROCD??	Aslan - Goodbye Charlie Moonhead CD  [200?]


SORTE CD 163	various artists - A to Z of Irish Rock 2xCD [1992]
SORTE CD 180	various artists - The Best of Eurovision CD [1994]
SORTE CD 181	various artists - Irish Football Songs CD [1994]
SORTE CD 188	Café Orchestra - After Hours CD [1995]




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