Cooking Vinyl

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Cooking Vinyl is an , ()-based independent record company, founded in 1986. Its original orientation was toward contemporary folk music - Billy Bragg is the label’s signature artist, and Michelle Shocked’s ‘’The Texas Campfire Tapes’‘, recorded on a Sony Walkman, was one of its first releases - though it has long since branched out into many genres of rock and, with The Orb even into .

Notable artists

* Frank Black / Frank Black and the Catholics
* The Charlatans
* The Bluetones

* The Bongos
* Billy Bragg
* Buzzcocks
* Camper Van Beethoven
* Carter USM
* Bruce Cockburn
* Stephen Duffy
* Echo And The Bunnymen
* Hanson
* Hayseed Dixie
* Killing Joke
* Jackie Leven
* Saint Low
* Anne McCue
* Gary Numan
* Joey Santiago’s band, The Martinis
* Pixies (only the E.P. “The Purple Tape”)
* Prolapse (“Ghosts Of Dead Aeroplanes”)
* Chuck Prophet
* Seafood
* Soft Cell
* They Might Be Giants
* Richard Thompson
* Wannadies
* The Wedding Present
* XTC

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