ZE RECORDS (FRANCE) 27 Titles
ZE records was created in 1978 in New York by Englishman Michael Zilkha, ( Z ), and Frenchman Michel Esteban ( E ). Between 1975 and 1976, Esteban published ROCK NEWS, the first punk magazine, which covered the birth of the movement in London, New York and later, Paris. Esteban had also published in Patti Smith's WITT and The Night, two poetry books, in 1977. When Esteban went into music producing and signed French new wave band Marie Et Les Garcons in 1977, he asked John Cale to produce the single. Cale had been introduced to Michel by Patti Smith, around the time he was producing Horses. John Cale produced the cult French single "Re bop" in N.Y., and when he decided to start a record label with Jane Friedman (John and Patti's manager), he called upon Esteban and introduced Michael Zilkha to him. Esteban and Zilkha, both long time fans of The Velvet Underground, launched the label SPY Records, along with Friedman and Cale. Marie Et Les Garcons' single was originally released on SPY, along with other singles, all produced by John Cale, including releases from: Harry Toledo, The Necessaries, the pope of rock critics, Lester Bangs, and Bob Dylan's black eminence, Bobby Neuwirth. This collaboration lasted several months, then Zilkha and Esteban decided to start their own label and left to create ZE records. After the late '70s new wave and punk explosion, a new bunch of inspiring musicians, often writers, painters, movie-makers and drifters met and created a deviant musical scene that rejected the traditional ways of the music business; and ZE provided a crazy cocoon and lab for this urban tribe to explore, search & destroy. A year later Chris "Tycoon" Blackwell joined in and through a licensing deal with his major label Island Records, gave ZE a worldwide exposure. In only a few years, Ze developed an independent and surrealist entity with a very particular aesthetic line -- a chaotic but coherent universe, refuge to all the arty New York underground scenes and the strong individualities that composed it. For some people at that time, ZE was simply "the best independent record label in the world," quoting John Pell in Melody Maker (1980). In THE FACE, Robert Elms wrote in the March 1981 issue: "The most sane part of advice that this young scribe edge offer at present is this -- IF IT'S ON ZE, BUY IT." In the same magazine in January 1982, Paul Tickell said of the label: "Ze Records is the most fashionable label in the world." The rest is history. Featuring fantastic reissues of ZE staples and innovators such as Lizzy Mercier Descloux, James White & The Blacks, Cristina, Lio, Lydia Lunch, Was (Not Was) and much more.
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ZE 032CD
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ZE 022CD
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ZE 023CD
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ZE 024CD
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ZE 019CD
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ZE 020CD
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ZE 021CD
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ZE 025CD
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ZE 026CD
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ZE 017CD
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ZE 018CD
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ZE 002-ACD
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ZE 002-BCD
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ZE 014CD
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ZE 015CD
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ZE 013CD
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ZE 012CD
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ZE 009CD
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ZE 010CD
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ZE 007CD
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ZE 1202
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ZE 1203
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ZE 1204EP
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ZE 004CD
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ZE 001CD
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