Owned by Tommy Hayden and operated by Louis Walsh, Spider was a pop/rock label which released some
interesting singles during 1979-1981, among them essential releases by Katmandu and the
The label has an attractive design showing a black spider and white spider's web over a red background. There are also a number of green label variants (WEBN 025).
Spider went bust in 1981 with several singles imminent. The status of the last few singles in the listing varies: the Zen Alligators single (WEB045) was a chart hit and there are plenty of copies are in circulation, though the picture sleeve has become scarce. 500 copies of Stepaside's single (WEB044) were pressed but these were dumped at the back of Warner Brothers offices in Dublin as the label went bust. Some copies are in circulation so they were not (all) destroyed, but it is not an easy one to find.
Singles WEB001 Des Lee, Julie and Starband - If You Wanna Make Love / Still In Love With You  WEB002 Rob Strong & The Rockets - Nutbush City Limits / Ain't No Sunshine [unreleased] WEB003 Red Hurley - You're So Good To Me / Stepping Aside Is Easy [6/1979] WEB004 The Conquerors - Baby Come Back / Hey Girl [11/1978] WEB005 WEB006 Sandie Jones - Boogie Woogie Dancin' Shoes / (instrumental version) [6/1979] Irish chart hit, reached #15 WEB007 Roy Taylor, Karen Black & The Nevada - Hey Mi Amore / Four Strong Winds [6/1979] WEB008 Tony Kenny - Sunshine Lover / Betty Grable  WEB009 Gina, Dale Haze & The Champions - Saturday Night Disco / Why Did You Wait To Tell Me  (PS?) WEB010 Des Lee, Julie and Starband - Mamacita / Summer Lady  (PS) ltd.ed yellow vinyl, charted 11/1979 WEB011 Brush Shiels - Green Eyed Girl / The Ballad of the Aging Hippie  WEB012 Mary Lou & Harvest - Doodle Song / Just A Feeling  WEB013 The Conquerors - Galway Are Back / Same Old Story [8/1979] WEB014 Roy Taylor & Nevada - Love A Little Bit Longer / ??  WEB015 Gina, Dale Haze & The Champions - Who Do You Wanna Be / Don't Play Me A Symphony [9/1979] (some with PS) WEB016 Red Hurley - The Furey Man / Look Up To Love [11/1979] WEB017 Sandie Jones - Shoes Off, Boots On / Shoes Off, Boots On (instrumental version) [12/1979] Irish chart hit, reached #17 WEB018 Chips - Automoblie / Dancin' Shoes 12" [6/1980] (PS) WEB018-12 WEB019 Roy Taylor, Karen Black & The Nevada - Isn't It Magic / Love A Little Bit Longer  WEB020 WEB021 Drops Of Brandy - Drops Of Brandy (Pete St.John) / Master McGrath (trad)  green label WEB022 Roy Taylor, Karen Black & The Nevada - Weile Weile Waille / No Time To Tango  WEB023 Des Lee, Julie and Starband - Don't Hurt Me (Anymore) / Don't Hurt Me (Anymore) instrumental WEB024 The Conquerors - Your Gonna Lose That Girl / You Made It Right [1980?] (PS) WEB025 Carl Philips - Far and Near / You Are Mine  green label; also recorded for Solo Records as Carl Phillips WEB026 Tony Kenny - This Night Won't Last Forever / I Go To Rio  WEB027 Tony James - We Gotta Get Out Of This Place / I Miss You  WEB028 Roy Taylor, Karen Black & The Nevada - Walk In The Park / Bring Back You're Lovin'  WEB029 Gina, Dale Haze & The Champions - Let There Be Love / You’ll Never Know  WEB030 Tony James, Sandie Jones & The Sandie Jones Band - Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weeny / Let Me Be Your Lover  WEB031 Des Lee, Julie and Starband - The Hucklebuck / Rest Your Love On Me  WEB032 Red Hurley - I Believe In You / Magnolia  WEB033 The Conquerors - Softly Softly / Galway Are Back  (PS) WEB034 Roy Taylor, Karen Black & The Nevada - Adam & Eve / Johnny Johnny  1980 Castlebar Song Contest entrant WEB035 Menage A Trois - Jet Set Superstar / Jet Set Superstar (version)  WEB036 Red Hurley - I Want To Live With You / Perfect Love (both (p) 1980) [2/1981] WEB037 Katmandu - I Can Make The Future / Australia  (PS) WEB038 WEB039 WEB040 Roy Taylor, Karen Black & The Nevada - Joys Of Love / No Time To Tango  WEB041 Sandie Jones & The Jones Gang - I Don't Want To Marry Superman / Take The Money And Run  WEB042 Roy Taylor, Karen Black and The Nevada - My Pet Parrott / Baby If I Can't Have You  WEB043 The Conquerors - Come On Over To My Place / Sugar Sugar  (PS) WEB044 Stepaside - Yellow Chair / Play The Game  (PS) some with poster WEB045 Zen Alligators - Who Can That Someone Be? / Berlin Wall  (PS) WEB046 Chips - New Romance (It's A Mystery) // After The Goldrush / New Day  Albums WELP 5001 V/A - Spider Collection LP  WELP 5002 Gina, Dale Haze & The Champions - Champions Again! LP  thanks to Eddie Kelly for his help