Monday, 10 October 2011
Geoff Travis was traveling in North America and amassed a huge record collection.[dead link] He shipped these records back to the UK which became the basis of the Rough Trade Shop. The label grew out of the Rough Trade Shop, founded by Travis in west London in 1976. The label was set up in 1978 and also went into the distribution business, distributing amongst others "Joey Parratt's" first band The Flying Brix. The label became independent from the shop in 1982, then went bankrupt in 1991, ruining many small record labels to which money was owed. Rough Trade was relaunched in 2000.
Rough Trade specialised primarily in European post-punk and other alternative rock of the late 1970s and early 1980s. In the late 1980s Rough Trade branched out by issuing an eponymous album by Lucinda Williams. Other early signings included Agitpop, The Raincoats, Young Marble Giants, The Smiths, The Slits, and Scritti Politti.
examples of rough trade music
i have used this video and song as an example of why rough trade records would be something that could possibly be the label of our song! it is very indie based how ever shows elements of soft rock in other artist! it is also a record label that is consistent with narrative based videos as well as showing the majority of songs to be about sad moments in life.