One of those cases where a record doesn't have a label
name and I've had to use the band's name as an identifier. In
April 1979 Glasgow Punk / New Wave outfit The Zips put out an
EP featuring 'Take Me Down', 'Don't Be Pushed Around', 'I'm In
Love' and 'Over And Over'; funding was provided by Charlie Hayes, the
owner of a local record shop. The labels were black
with silver printing; they had 'The ZIPS' at the top in large
print, the titles under the spindle hole, and 'Published by Black
Gold Music' at the bottom - on some sites the label is given as 'Black
Gold Music' but I'm not convinced that that's justified. The
catalogue number was ZIPS-1. The band went on to release a
single, 'Radioactivity' b/w 'I'm Not Impressed', on their own Tenement
Toons label (TEN-1; 1980) before splitting up at the end of 1980.
An illustrated article about them can be found on the Bored Teenagers site.
Copyright 2016 Robert Lyons.