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Dead Dead Good Distribution Deal Announced

We are pleased to announce that we have just concluded a deal which will see the entire Dead Dead Good, Transworld and Delicious Grooves label releases re-issued and online for the first time.

Final details will be announced soon, but we are excited to confirm that the deal extends across the globe and will see unreleased material, demos, live recordings together with the potential release of collectable physical releases and artists associated with the label ‘before DDG’, and ‘alongside DDG and ‘post DDG’ as well as remastered versions of existing music.

Our partners in distribution are Phoenix Music International.

The first artist we were actually involved with was a band called Treatment Organisation around the time of the first Omega Records shop in Cheshire circa 1983.

The Treatment Organisation ‘Forget the Democratic Process (Let’s just Shoot the Bastard)’ album is already allocated the catalogue number Good CD 14.

The Treatment Organisation

A deal was negotiated with Native Records by Steve Harrison and the ten-track album recorded but sadly never saw the light of day due to Native running into difficulty at the time in spite of early success with the band Darling Buds.

For those unfamiliar with Treatment… think of the industrial funk landscapes at the time and bands such as 400 Blows, A Certain Ratio, Quando Quango, 23 Skidoo, the Pop Group, Section 25, Portion Control, Shriekback, Mark Stewart and the Mafia.

Not for the faint-hearted, and very edgy with underlying political intent.

Keith Martin of the band has since worked with and collaborated with the likes of ACR, Jez Kerr and Section 25.

A few DDG ‘firsts’ and reminders.

  • First official DDG release was the ‘Indian Rope’ single by The Charlatans (Good 1), which was a runaway success despite the industry showing little or no interest in the band
The late and great Rob Collins of The Charlatans
  • First dance record Katherine E ‘I’m Alright’ (Good 2) an Italian monster at the Hacienda in Manchester, Quadrant Park in Liverpool and Legends in Warrington, made famous by Cream DJ and owner… DDG friend James Barton
Katherine E – HUGE Club Anthem in the Day
  • First Number One Single and First Million Seller… Oceanic ‘Insanity’ (Good 4) in Australia and four weeks at Number Two in the UK
Oceanic… a huge selling single that secured the label a deal with Atlantic Records in the USA
  • First Number One album… The Charlatans ‘Some Friendly’ in the UK
A global success which saw the band licenced from DDG to Beggars Banquet
  • First techno session on John Peel’s BBC1 Radio Show was Rhythm Eternity
The late John Peel – a great supporter of the label
  • First European techno album release in North America was Belgium artist Digital Orgasm via DDG/Def America
The Digital Orgasm album went under the name of DO in north America to avoid any legal complications using the word ‘orgasm’

We did record deals and worked with labels across the world… Atlantic, Beggars Banquet, Def America, East West, Elektra, EMI, Fontana, Flying, Island, MCA, Parlophone, PIAS, Polydor, RCA, Sire, Strictly Rhythm, R and S, Universal, WEA.

Exciting times ahead, and truly wonderful that we are in a position to share but also expand the catalogue with a number of releases already signed to supplement the original catalogue.

Keep On Keepin’ On

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