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Titles

Record Label

Cat. No.

Format

Release Date

Taster*

Party Day on ‘Real Time 5’

Unlikely Records

No.5

cassette

March 1983


Row The Boat Ashore* / Poison

Party Day

FX 301

7” single

July 1983


Rabbit Pie* on ‘Giraffe in Flames’

Aaz

Aaz 001

12” Compilation LP

January 1984


Rabbit Pie

Band-It, Germany

No.14

Cassette Magazine

March 1984


Spider* / Flies

Party Day

FX 302

7” single

April 1984


Athena* on ‘Four Your Ears Only’

Play it Again Sam. Belgium

BIAS 02

12” Compilation EP

Summer 1984


Opium Gathering on ‘Raw Red Heat’

Flame Tapes

FLAME 1

Compilation Tape

Autumn 1984


Glasshouse

Party Day

FXLP 401

12” Vinyl LP

1985


Glasshouse,
My Heroine, Let Us Shine, Smile
*

Rouska

Come 1T

12” single

October 1985


Spider on ‘Raging Sun’

Rouska

RANT 01

12” Compilation LP

1985


Spider on ‘Raging Sun’

Rouska /

Flame

RUSK 006

Cassette (promo)

1985


Borderline on ‘Bites and Stabs’

Torment

TOR 001

12” Compilation LP

1985


Simplicity

Party Day

PDLP 501

12” Vinyl LP

1986


Let Us Shine on ‘Torn in Two’

Torment

TOR 002

Compilation LP

1986


Let us Shine on 'Zarah Leander's Greatest Hits'

Rouska

CONCORD 18CD

Compilation

CD

1987


Atoms* on 'Strobelights Vol.3'

Strobelight Records, Austria

STROB 020

Compilation

CD

2006


Atoms on  ‘Return of the Batcave’ Vol. 1 (CD 2)

Internet Only

n/a

Compilation CD

2008


Party Day: Recordings
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2015: Party Day Records gets a new listing, within They Could Have Been Bigger Than EMI: A discography of now defunct independent record labels that released vinyl (3rd edition Part 1 - Europe) Fall 2012  

Many thanks to Mick Mercer and his review of Strobelights Vol.3 and his unfailing interest and support of Party Day.

The recently unearthed first Party Day release on the Real Time 5 compilation cassette was a stop gap while the first single was being put together. It seemed a good idea at the time, to keep the momentum rolling forward. Do any copies still exist? There can’t be that many.

Unless anyone else wants to release some Party Day material, then this is it so far . . . but who knows what the future reveals.

Here is the most comprehensive list to date of Party Day’s musical output, and it includes Bootlegs, Demos and what’s on the web auction sites… crumbs is there nothing sacred!.

Raging Sun Strobelights Vol 3 Giraffe in Flames, Aaz Records Raw Red Heat, Rouska Records Torn in Two Four Your Ears Only

Simplicity album: And here’s a great advert and recommendation - Best Kept Secrets (June 2008).

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Compilation Sleeves shown below

In addition, while I was searching the web, it was weird to find certain tracks being for sale on amazon and itunes, most notably due to the IDA, there was Rouska’s Raw Red Heat compilation tape.

Glasshouse album: gets a ranking of 32,514 in the ‘Best Ever Album’s of all time’ list, as it shows in three lists on their site. So considering the millions of records produced, that can’t be that bad. (March 2016). Also ranked 93 in the Top 100 Greatest Post-Punk Albums’ (site: Best Ever Album's Ever).

          Raging Sun         Cassette Promo       

The Bootleg Section is as complete as it can be of the early period, but there maybe later material that will surface - that’s if Dean has or knows of anything gathering dust from the later period. So listed in this section are a set of dusty recordings, containing a collection of raw material, which grasped the beauty and passion of Party Day live, along with a few radio interviews - 'Party Day Speak!' no less. And a few sound bites. So stand up and enjoy the white knuckle ride that was Party Day.

The Demos’ Section has meant a bit of a trawl through the dusty archives of those heady early days, but it was worth it.

Compilations: Party Day have appeared on a few of these over the years (like ‘Band-It’ No.14). So if you want to know more about them - here is the compilations track list, showing what else was on the product.