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Corduroy Records & Detective Agency
Hi all, and thanks for dropping in to check out the Corduroy website, as you can see I haven't changed it for a very long while. But never fear please get in touch to order any of the stuff listed or even to enquire about any bands, records etc beacuse about 2 thirds of what we have isn't even listed on the site. Just drop us a line and we'll get back to you super quick and help you out. In the next few months I hope to get a sort of 'history of Corduroy' site on here so stay tuned.
El Presidente (in exile) Corduroy Records, August 2014 Any questions, orders etc shoot em on thru to email@example.com
10 yeras since the first ECSR 7", Can you belive it?
Nick answers some Q's
What was your reaction when you first heard the song? Of
course I loved the 7" when I first heard it but to be honest I
always preferred the track "So many things on the B-side, as
this was the first song they ever wrote or recoded and they
did it on a tiny little tape deck down at the Corduroy
offices. I always thought that song had a really special feel
Brendan is a great front man with a unique vocal style and he
certainly inhabits his whole ECSR persona when on stage, which is
quite different from his off stage personality. It's just lucky he
came across those magic super powers gloves!
Did you think at the time that they would ever become as
popular or successful as they did?
No I guess I didn't. I mean I always hoped they would but it's
rare for such good things to happen to such good people.
Anyway I'm glad it did in this case.
What did you think of Mikey's guitar style and Brendan's
approach to live performing and vocals?
I always loved Mikey's guitar playing and he's really
versatile. Once when my band (Shutdown 66) was recording we
realised we wanted 1 more track for the LP. Mikey was
producing us and our guitarist wasn't at the studio so Mikey
just wrote a stomping new guitar riff for us on the spot, we
added lyrics and had a whole new song recorded in about half
an hour. Shurdown's guitarist still gets grumpy about it
because several people have told him it's their favourite
track and it's not even him playing on it; it's Mikey!
Corduroy was a lot of fun back then and a pretty amazing place to
work. As you mentioned lots of great creative people working there
and I think there was a real feeling of camaraderie as everyone was
into similar (but slightly different) stuff.
What was the Corduroy warehouse like back in 2004? People
like Guy Blackman and Richard Stanley and Mikey working
there. It must have been pretty loose and fun. ECSR jammed
there didn't they?
Brendan used to work there too and that's where Mikey carried out
his 'evil scientist' experiments to indoctrinate Brendan with only
the coolest musical sources. And I must say his experiment appears
to have worked spectacularly well!
Corduroy was the kind of place where you never knew exactly what the
day might bring. You could walk down from the factory to the office
and find the White Stripes in there doing a live to acetate, or
maybe Sonic Youth who came to cut a 7" and had so much fun that they
stayed all night and recorded a double 12".
As well as the guys you mentioned there was Mark "Sonics" Nelson
from the Stabs working there (and calling me up from New Zealand to
see if I could bail the Stabs out of jail)! Conrad from The
Devastations and later Conrad Standish, Frosty from Sunday Arvo Sons
etc. etc. A truly inspiring bunch of people that it was a pleasure
to hang out with.
I really got into the Utopian Ideal of Corduroy. The fact that we
had "taken over the means of production" and could do whatever we
wanted. Perhaps if ECSR took anything from their early days at
Corduroy then it was that sort of "we can do anything" attitude.
MILLIONAIRE INHOUSE CATALOGUE
The current list of what's available
from The Millionaire Distribution Technique
PRICES: 7”= $6.50 12” = $18 CDS = $20 (Aus$) plus postage
CORD158 DIRTBOMBS Crashdown Day 7"
CORD167 SHUTDOWN 66 Gotta Gotta Get Me To Out Of It LP
CORD165 SHUTDOWN 66 Headin' For The Cheatin' Side Of Town LP
CORD159 SHUTDOWN 66 / THE FACEFUL split 7"
CORD144 HEKAWIS My Sunshine 7"
CORD 143 EDDY CURRENT SUPPRESSION RING 7"
CORD140 SHE'S THE DRIVER CD
CORD 130 T BONES Lowdown CD
CORD 127 DEVIL DOLLS double 7"
CORD 126 BOOBY TRAPS 7"
CORD120 MATT EDDY Egg CD
CORD120T T BONES Best of CD
CORD118 DIRTBOMBS Pray For Pills 7"
CORD117 KELLEY STOLTZ Antique Glow CD
CORD116 THE JAPE SQUAD Modern Holiday CD
CORD114 SIR BALD DIDDLEY & HIS WIG-OUTS The Man With Two Left Hands LP
CORD113 DEVIL DOLLS We Are The Devil Dolls CD
CORD111 SHUTDOWN 66 / YOUNG PENNSYLVANIANS split 7"
CORD109 WAYNE HANCOCK Lose Your Mind 7"
CORD108 ROADRUNNERS Would You Be Mine? 7"
CORD107 THE LUST-O-RAMA Pure Lust CD
CORD106 THE NAKED EYE From Obscurity To Nowhere CD
CORD105 DAN AND KEV & THE DEADSET FRIENDLIES Don't Change CDEP
CORD103 LES SEXAREENOS We're Gonna Ball! 7" (temp unavailable)
CORD102 CHUCK PROPHET The Hurtin' Business LP
CORD101 CHUCK PROPHET Homemade Blood LP
CORD100 THE MISSING LINKS Diggin' Thru The Bins LP
CORD099 THE POETS Get With The Poets & Live! LP
CORD096 THE CHEROKEES The GO!! Sessions LP (temp unavailable)
CORD095 BANG! Secret Revolution 7"
CORD094 MAD MACK The Max Green Files 7"EP
CORD093 MACH PELICAN The Kim Salmon Sessions 7"
CORD092 SHUTDOWN 66 / HEKAWIS Scottish Giveaway 7"
CORD091 VARIOUS Wild Weekend 2 7"
CORD090 SHUTDOWN 66 / FABULOUS ITCHIES Shutdown Itchy Itch 7"
CORD089 LUXEDO Comatosa CDEP
CORD088 VARIOUS Rock The Tombstones 7"
CORD087 DR EXPLOSION / SHUTDOWN 66 Spanish Shutdown 7"
CORD086 BRASS BED Save Your Breath CD
CORD085 THE MYSTAKEN Don't Fuck Wiv' Me 7"
CORD084 DAN WARNER Singer Songwriter #3 7"
CORD083 DRIVEWAY SERVICE Driving On Rock 'n' Roll & Alcohol 7"
CORD082 KING HITS Just Can't Wait 7"
CORD081 THANES Double Dutch 7"
CORD080 SHUTDOWN 66 Stateside Shutdown 7"
CORD079 THE SMUGGLERS / MACH PELICAN split 7"
CORD078 SHUTDOWN 66 / CHEAP SHOTS split 7"
CORD077CD CHUCK PROPHET & THE BIBLE DUSTERS Homemade Boot CD
CORD077 GUITAR WOLF / SHUTDOWN 66 split 7"
CORD076 T-BONES The Smartest Kid In Town CD
CORD075 THURSTON HOWLERS We Are The Jetset 7"
CORD074 LUXEDO City Lights And Roadkill CD
CORD072 THE ZEAL slf-titled LP/CD
CORD071 CRANE TRASH self-titled CD
CORD070 THE BREADMAKERS The Case Of The Smouldering Redhead LP/CD
CORD068 JACK HOWARD Lo Stresso Tempo CDEP
CORD067 THE FACEFUL Flag Is Up 7"
CORD066 SHUTDOWN 66 Welcome To Dumpsville LP
CORD065 THE THANES One Night As I Wandered The Moors 2LP
CORD064 THE SPINNING WHEELS self-titled LP
CORD063 DRIVEWAY SERVICE Self Service Slut 7"
CORD062 VARIOUS What's The Use? LP
CORD061 CHANTS R'N'B Live 1966 LP (temp unavailable)
CORD060 THE SIDEKICKS Big Town Redneck 7"
CORD059 HEKAWIS Monkey Woman 7"
CORD058 SIR BALD DIDDLEY Maximum Rhythm & Bird 7"
CORD057 HEKAWIS Born Yesterday LP/CD
CORD056 HEKAWIS Tribute To Del 7"
CORD055 ONE-WAY STREETS One Ugly Child 7"EP
CORD054 THE THURSTON HOWLERS Backus Frackus 7"
CORD053 SHUTDOWN 66 self-titled 7"
CORD052 THE SIRES Beneath Me 7"
CORD051 THE DAYTONAS Parabolica 2LP
CORD050 THE MISSING LINKS self-titled LP (temp unavailable)
CORD049 THE MOURNING AFTER Withdrawn LP
CORD048 TONI OK Guitar Mood Deluxe 7"
CORD047 THE SHINDIGGERS Surf Sex Shindiggers CD
CORD046 LUXEDO Beauty Queen LP/CD
CORD045 THE LOSING END Soap 7"
CORD043 THE HYDES Out Tonite 7"
CORD042 THE T-BONES 5 Days Gone CD
CORD041 THE FRANTIC V Why Did You Lie? 7"
CORD039 SID GRIFFIN Singer Songwriter #2 7"EP
CORD038 THE EARLY HOURS Evolution LP
CORD037 TRACY SANTA Lo-Fi Cowboy - Singer Songwriter #1 7"
CORD036 BANG Astro Kid 7"
CORD035 THE LOVE MOODS Teach Me Tiger 7"
CORD034 THE ROYAL NIGHTMARES Wound Up! 7"
CORD033 JIM DICKINSON & CHUCK PROPHET 1000 Footprints In The Sand LP
CORD031 MISSISSIPPI BARRY A Fistful Of Barrys LP
CORD028 THE TELL TALE HEARTS Later That Same Night In Springfield LP
CORD026 GREEN ON RED What Were We Thinking 2LP/CD
CORD025 THE PURITANS (My Baby's Mind Is Like A) Beach House LP/CD
CORD024 THE BREADMAKERS Cool! 2LP/CD
CORD023 THE WILDEBEESTS Lairds Of The Big Boss Racket 7"
CORD018 VARIOUS Standing In The Shadows 2LP/CD
CORD017 THE BO-WEEVILS Trapped In The Garage 2LP/CD
CORD014 THE T-BONES Cannot Settle Down LP/CD
CORD012 VARIOUS Searching For Cool! 7"EP
CORD010 THE FIZZLEHEADS Shoot The Sun CD
CORD008 THE DAILY PLANETS self-titled 3x7"
CORD007 VARIOUS Not So Pretty 2LP/CD
CORD005 THE PURITANS Have An R'n'B Party With The Puritans LP/CD
CORD004 THE BREADMAKERS The Night The Moon Forgot To Rise CD
CORD003 WHOSE MUDDY SHOES Gasoline CD
CORD002 THE BREADMAKERS Hoodoo Nightspot / 12 More Miles To Midnight CD
WILD EAGLE RECORDS
WERCD004 THE HYMIES We Still Hate CD
WER009 THE AAMPIRELLAS Why? ‘Cos You’re Fucked, That’s Why 7”
WER008 THE FUMESTONES Now You Know 7"
WER007 THE DANGERMEN Gotta Be 7"
WER006 THE BUSYMEN Feeling Hostile 7"
WER005 THE EXOTICS Peak Hour Man 7"
WER004 THE HEKAWIS Shake 7"
WER003 THE HEKAWIS In The Band 7"
WER002 OLLIE LAURIE Liquor Up 7"
WER001 THE HEKAWIS Flowers In The Night 7"
SIN003 THE DEVASTATIONS Loene 7"
SIN002 TWO LANE BLACKTOP The Rat 7"
SIN001 THE BAKELITE AGE Silverback 7"
MNSRLP4001 VARIOUS Big Deal! CD
MNSRLP1003 VARIOUS Weirdsville! CD
MNSRLP1002 VARIOUS Wildsville! CD
MNSRLP1001 VARIOUS Wowsville! CD
FULL TOSS RECORDS
TOSS015 WARPED Lady Lack / Astra Wally 7"
TOSS011 INTERCONTINENTAL PLAYBOYS Ladies May We Introduce Ourselves CDEP
TOSS010 MUSTANG Champagne & Pills 7"
TOSS008 FREELOADERS Through The Sound Barrier LP+7"/CD
TOSS002 ASTEROID B-612 So Long Goodbye 7"
TOSS001 NEW BOMB TURKS / ONYAS split 7"
CREEP03 THE DOWN-N-OUTS Ape Hanger! CDEP
CREEP02 THE CARNYS It Belongs To Them CD
CREEP01 THE HAMICKS self-titled 12"EP
HUM001 THE ZEAL You're Gone 7"
KAVERN 7 RECORDS
K7LP001 VARIOUS It's A Kave-In! LP
K7007 THE UNHEARD Don't You Stand In My Sunshine 7" K7003 Telltale Hearts 7" Too Many Lovers
KATO11 JAWLOAD Stigma 7"
KATO10 BACONFOOT Live From Russia 7"
KATO06 SATINA SATURNINA Annabellee 7"
KATO05 JAWLOAD Gimp 7"
KATO04 APE MANAGEMENT Big Hair 7"
KATO03 THEE STRAP-ONS So Flexible, So Firm, So Strong 7"
KATO02 HI-TONE DESTROYERS Headache, Headache, Headache 7"
KATO01 BLACK PANTHERS Hey Hey! 7"
WIG WAM RECORDS
WW003 DRIVEWAY SERVICE Under My Hood 7"
WW002 BOYETTES I Got A Guy 7"
WW001 HOSS The Goddess Has Time 7"
LSR007 PARAMOUNT TRIO Electric Country Blues LP/CD
BOB LOG III / MISSISSIPPI BARRY Australian Tour split 7" (WG001)
SNEEZE Lost The Spirit To Rock'n'Roll 2LP (HAC96V)