Favorite Independent Record Labels #5 - 4AD

@teamfreak16 (41175)
Colorado Springs, Colorado
January 21, 2017 2:19pm CST
We are at #5 in my Favorite Independent Record Labels series, and that label is the British label 4AD. 4AD was formed in 1980 by Ivo Watts - Russell and Peter Kent, as a minor league label for the Beggars Banquet label. If a band did well, they would "graduate" to that next level. You can read the history of 4AD in Martin Aston's book Facing the Other Way. And what signings they were! 4AD rose into a prominent label by releasing a hell of a lot of great music. At one time or another, 4AD has released records by Bauhaus, Cocteau Twins, Modern English, Pixies, Dead Can Dance, and Throwing Muses. And that's just a sample. Starting out as a feeder label for Beggars Banquet, 4AD has absorbed Beggars Banquet with the rights to that label's catalog. Look forward to more great music from 4AD! (Info verified by Wikipedia)
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@mawdest (1507)
• Orillia, Ontario
21 Jan 17
Cool song, also really am in to the Pixies! Sounds like quite the successful label :)
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@teamfreak16 (41175)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
21 Jan 17
I saw the Pixies in Belgium. They were great!
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@mawdest (1507)
• Orillia, Ontario
22 Jan 17
@teamfreak16 Oh wow, very neat! I am jealous that you got to see them, and that you were in Belgium!
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@teamfreak16 (41175)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
22 Jan 17
@mawdest - Yeah, they were on the bill of a day long festival that I went to.
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@FourWalls (14675)
• United States
22 Jan 17
That sounds like a who's who of 120 Minutes videos! What a line-up!
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@teamfreak16 (41175)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
22 Jan 17
I probably saw video's from every one of those bands at some point on that show. I watched it every Sunday night without fail.
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@FourWalls (14675)
• United States
22 Jan 17
@teamfreak16 -- I worked at the post office on Sunday night, but the first thing I did when I woke up Monday afternoon was watch the video tape of 120 Minutes!
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@TRBRocks420 (81163)
• Banks, Oregon
21 Jan 17
I kind of remember the Pixies a little bit.
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@teamfreak16 (41175)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
22 Jan 17
Great band. Really good live, too.
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@JohnRoberts (61073)
• Los Angeles, California
21 Jan 17
That is a solid 80s lineup of new wave music.
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@teamfreak16 (41175)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
21 Jan 17
I know. Could you imagine a day long festival with that lineup?
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@amadeo (70509)
• United States
21 Jan 17
thank you for the information on this.As I am very green. I do like the music there.Never heard of them.But the song is great what I hear. Good beat there.
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@teamfreak16 (41175)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
21 Jan 17
You might have, at some point, heard their hit "Melt with You." They sometimes use it in TV commercials.
@crossbones27 (20779)
• Redlands, California
21 Jan 17
I always liked these guys. I love the opening drum beat and those are some pretty good bands to have signed.
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@teamfreak16 (41175)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
21 Jan 17
I love both the drums and bass in this one. Fantastic!
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