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Chemikal Underground is an independent record label set up in 1994 by Glasgow rock band The Delgados. It was set up to release their first single, "Monica Webster" / "Brand New Car" and went on to break most of the important Scottish bands of the nineties. Jump to: navigation, search An independent record label is a record label operating without the funding of one of the major record labels. ... Jump to: navigation, search 1994 was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International year of the Family. ... Jump to: navigation, search Glasgows location in Scotland Glasgow (or Glaschu in Gaelic) is Scotlands largest city and unitary council, situated on the River Clyde in the countrys west central lowlands. ... The Delgados were a Scottish indie rock band who formed in Glasgow in 1994 after friends Alun Woodward (vocals/guitar), Stewart Henderson (bass) and Paul Savage (drums) were forcibly ejected from the band Bubblegum. ...


When the second Chemikal Underground single by popsters Bis, The Secret Vampire Soundtrack EP was hugely successful, earning them a slot on Top of the Pops, the label was able to expand. Further success followed in the shape of the debut albums by Mogwai and Arab Strap. Other bands on the Chemikal Underground roster include Magoo, Aereogramme, Cha Cha Cohen, Sluts of Trust, Suckle, the Radar Brothers and more recently Mother and the Addicts, as well as Arab Strap member Malcolm Middleton's solo work. Bis was a Scottish rock band—Steven Clark (Sci-fi Steven), John Clark (John Disco), and Amanda MacKinnon (Manda Rin). ... Top of the Pops is a long-running British music chart television programme shown each week on BBC One and now licensed for local versions around the world. ... The word mogwai can be an alternate transliteration of the Mandarin Chinese word 魔怪 (pinyin:móguài) meaning ghost, evil spirit, or demon; or perhaps the Cantonese pronunciation of 魔鬼 (devil). As depicted in the 1984 Joe Dante film Gremlins and its 1990 sequel Gremlins 2: The New Batch the word... Arab Strap are a post-folk indie band from Scotland signed to independent record label Chemikal Underground. ... Magoo (born Melvin Barcliff) is an African-American rapper. ... Jump to: navigation, search Cha Cha Cohen is a band formed in 1994 by 3 members of The Wedding Present — Keith Gregory, Paul Dorrington and Simon Smith. ... Sluts of Trust are a garage rock band, formed in and around Glasgow in 2002. ... Mother and The Addicts is a Glasgow-based band signed to Chemikal Underground Records. ...


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Jump to: navigation, search The following is a partial list of record labels, both past and present. ... Jump to: navigation, search This is a list of record labels that are independent from the Big four record labels and typically specialize in different forms of indie rock, punk rock, alternative rock, electronic music and hip-hop. ...

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