Beggars Banquet

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Beggars Banquet is an English independent record label that began as a chain of record shops owned by Martin Mills and Nick Austin, and is part of the Beggars Group of labels. In 1977, spurred by the prevailing DIY aesthetics of the British punk rock movement (then at the height of its popularity), they decided to join the fray as an independent label and release records under the Beggars Banquet imprint. The first band on the label was English punk group The Lurkers; the first ever release on the label was The Lurkers' classic 7" single "Shadow"/"Love Story". Later in the decade and into the early 1980s, hits with Tubeway Army and Gary Numan secured the label's future. They have since released music by Biffy Clyro, Buffalo Tom, The Charlatans, The Cult, The Go-Betweens, The National and Tindersticks. In 2008, Beggars Banquet became a catalog label only, closed to new signings. Artists that remained on their roster were shifted over to affiliate label 4AD.

The label became the starting point for what is now The Beggars Group, an umbrella group of iconic indie record labels managed by Mills, Managing Director Paul Redding and non-executive Andy Heath.[citation needed]. 4AD, Matador Records, Rough Trade Records and XL Recordings are the four main labels that now form the group. The main offices are in the UK with a large satellite office in New York City. The labels are distributed by Alternative Distribution Alliance in the United States.

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Releases

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Release Artist Format Tracks Date Country Catalog# Barcode
Streets: Select Highlights From Independent British Labels Various Artists 12" Vinyl 17 BEGA 1 [none]
Streets: Select Highlights From Independent British Labels Various Artists Cassette 17 BEGAC 1
That’s Too Bad Tubeway Army 7" Vinyl 2 BEG 5
Bombers Tubeway Army 7" Vinyl 3 BEG 8
I Don't Need to Tell Her The Lurkers Vinyl 2 BEG 9
Tubeway Army Tubeway Army 12" Vinyl 12 BEGA 4 [none]
Just Thirteen The Lurkers Vinyl 2 BEG 14
Don't Tango on My Heart The Doll 7" Vinyl 2 BEG 4
Fulham Fallout The Lurkers 12" Vinyl 14 BEGA 2
Down in the Park Tubeway Army 7" Vinyl 2 BEG 17
Replicas Tubeway Army 12" Vinyl 10 BEGA 7
Are ‘Friends’ Electric? Tubeway Army 7" Vinyl 2 BEG 18p
That’s Too Bad / Bombers Tubeway Army 2×7" Vinyl 2 + 3 BEG 5, BEG 8
Cars Gary Numan 7" Vinyl 2 BEG 23
The Pleasure Principle Gary Numan 12" Vinyl 10 BEGA 10 [none]
New Guitar in Town The Lurkers 7" Vinyl 2 BEG 28
Complex Gary Numan 7" Vinyl 2 BEG 29
Are ‘Friends’ Electric? Tubeway Army 7" Vinyl 2 144.681
Desire Me The Doll 7" Vinyl 2 BEG 11
I Don't Mean It The Carpettes 7" Vinyl 2 BEG 27
Complex Gary Numan 12" Vinyl 3 BEG 29 T [none]
Tubeway Army Tubeway Army 12" Vinyl 12 BEGA 4 [none]
We Are Glass Gary Numan 7" Vinyl 2 BEG 35
I Die: You Die Gary Numan 7" Vinyl 2 BEG 46
Telekon Gary Numan 12" Vinyl + 7" Vinyl 10 + 2 BEGA 19, SAM 126 [none]
Telekon (standard LP issue.) Gary Numan 12" Vinyl 10 BEGA 19
This Wreckage Gary Numan 7" Vinyl 2 BEG 50
I Die: You Die Gary Numan 7" Vinyl 2 144.778
Telekon (Coloured vinyl) Gary Numan 12" Vinyl 10 660 078 [none]
Dark Entries Bauhaus 7" Vinyl 2 BEG 37
Red Exposure Chrome Vinyl 10 BEGA 15
G Beat Johnny G 12" Vinyl 12 BEGA 16
G Beat 2 (bonus disc) Johnny G 12" Vinyl 14 BEGA 16
A-Z Colin Newman 12" Vinyl 12 BEGA 20 [none]
Greatest Hit: Last Will and Testament The Lurkers 12" Vinyl 18 BOPA2
I Die: You Die Gary Numan 7" Vinyl 2 INT 111.605
Living Ornaments '79 Gary Numan 12" Vinyl 9 BEGA 24
Living Ornaments '80 Gary Numan 12" Vinyl 10 BEGA 25
She's Got Claws Gary Numan 7" Vinyl 2 BEG 62
She's Got Claws Gary Numan 12" Vinyl 3 BEG 62T
Dance Gary Numan 12" Vinyl 11 BEGA 28
Mask Bauhaus 12" Vinyl 10 BEGA 29 [none]
Love Needs No Disguise Gary Numan and Dramatis 7" Vinyl 2 BEG 68
Love Needs No Disguise Gary Numan and Dramatis 12" Vinyl 3 BEG 68T
Mesh & Lace Modern English Vinyl 8 656.006
Dance Gary Numan 12" Vinyl 11 BEB K 58 361
Stormtrooper in Drag Paul Gardiner 7" Vinyl 2 BEG 61
Albert Lee Albert Lee Vinyl 12 BEGA 26
Dance Gary Numan Cassette 11 BEGC 28
Bras on 45 / Are Mice Electric Ivor Biggun Vinyl 2 BOP 6

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