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I.R.S. Records was a record label, started in the US in 1979 by Miles Copeland III along with Jay Boberg and Carl Grasso. Miles was also the manager of Wishbone Ash, The Police, and later, Sting, as well as other bands. This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... This page refers to the year 1979. ... Miles Axe Copeland III (May 2, 1944—) is an American entertainment executive, best known for founding I.R.S. Records. ... Wishbone Ash are a British classic rock band, formed in Devon, 1969, forming out of the ashes of the groups as The Empty Vessels, then Tanglewood. ... The Police was a three-piece British new wave band which was strongly influenced by reggae. ... Gordon Matthew Thomas Sumner, CBE (born 2 October 1951), usually known by his stage name Sting, is a British musician from Newcastle upon Tyne. ...


I.R.S. releases were distributed by A&M Records until 1985, by MCA Records until 1990, and finally by EMI (which bought the label in 1994) until the label folded in 1996. A&M Records is a record label formed in 1962 by Herb Alpert and Jerry Moss. ... This article is about the year. ... The Music Corporation of America, commonly known as MCA, is a United States based corporation in the music business. ... This article is about the year. ... The EMI Group is a major record label, based in Kensington in London, in the United Kingdom. ... 1994 (MCMXCIV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated as the International Year of the Family and the International Year of the Sport and the Olympic Ideal. // Events January Bill Clinton January 1 : North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) goes into effect. ... 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year for the Eradication of Poverty. ...


Acts on I.R.S. included R.E.M., The Go-Gos, The Fleshtones, Black Sabbath, Oingo Boingo, Over the Rhine, The Buzzcocks, The Alarm, Wall of Voodoo, General Public, Belinda Carlisle, Camper Van Beethoven, Dread Zeppelin, Lords of the New Church, and Fine Young Cannibals. An instrumental-only imprint, I.R.S. No Speak, released albums by Miles' younger brother Stewart Copeland (Ex-Police) and William Orbit. I.R.S. also produced the MTV series The Cutting Edge, which aired on the last Sunday night of each month (and beginning in 1986, followed by 120 Minutes, which was broadcast weekly), and the feature film Shakes the Clown, which starred Bobcat Goldthwait. . In 1990, the band Green Day included a mock letter from then-I.R.S. college radio rep Lori Blumenthal in one of their last cassette releases for Lookout Records. The fictional letter expressed IRS' interest in signing the band to the label. A mock reply letter from Lookout, also included in the cassette artwork, deemed I.R.S. a "cheesy" and "washed up" record label. R.E.M. is a rock band formed in Athens, Georgia in early 1980 by drummer Bill Berry, guitarist Peter Buck, bassist Mike Mills, and vocalist Michael Stipe. ... The Go-Gos are an all-women band. ... The Fleshtones in Los Angeles, CA, 1981. ... For other uses, see Black Sabbath (disambiguation). ... Oingo Boingo was a critically acclaimed American New Wave rock band known better for their influence than for their chart successes. ... Over-the-Rhine is a neighborhood in Cincinnati, Ohio that is situated between Downtown and Clifton Heights. ... Buzzcocks were a punk rock band, formed in Manchester, England in 1976. ... The Alarm are a Welsh alternative rock band, who were most popular in the 1980s. ... Wall of Voodoo is a New Wave art - punk group from Los Angeles best known for the 1983 hit Mexican Radio. ... The band General Public formed after the 1983 break-up of The Beat (see 1983 in music). ... On the cover of Playboy, August 2001 Belinda Carlisle (born Belinda Jo Carlisle (a. ... Camper Van Beethoven was founded in 1983 in Santa Cruz, California as an alternative rock, new wave music, and punk rock group. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... The Lords of the New Church are a Gothic rock band originally formed in the early 1980s. ... The Raw and the Cooked (1989) Fine Young Cannibals was an English band best known for their 1989 hits She Drives Me Crazy and Good Thing. Formed in Birmingham, England by actor/model Roland Gift on vocals with musicians and former The Beat members David Steele and Andy Cox. ... Stewart Armstrong Copeland (born July 16, 1952) is a professional American musician. ... William Orbit 1999 William Orbit (sometimes written as William Ørbit, born on 30 July 1956, as William Wainwright) is a British musician and record producer, best known to the public for producing Madonnas album Ray of Light, which received two Grammy-awards. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... 120 Minutes logo 120 Minutes was a television show dedicated to alternative and indie music. ... Shakes the Clown is a 1992 movie directed and written by, and starring, Bobcat Goldthwait. ... Bobcat Goldthwait (born May 26, 1962) is an American comedian. ...


"I.R.S." stood for "International Record Syndicate" (or "Independent Record Syndicate" on some early releases); it should not be confused with the Internal Revenue Service, the United States income tax agency. However, the logo did feature a shadowy figure wearing a trench coat and hat. Seal of the Internal Revenue Service The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) is the United States government agency that collects taxes and enforces the tax laws. ... The examples and perspective in this article or section may not represent a worldwide view. ...

Contents


The Cutting Edge

From 1983 to 1987, I.R.S. Records sponsored a weekly MTV show called The Cutting Edge, hosted by Peter Zaremba of The Fleshtones. The series focused heavily on bands that recorded for thhe label. The Fleshtones in Los Angeles, CA, 1981. ...


I.R.S. Records - On The Charts

This was a 1994 compilation album that chronicled the acts of I.R.S. Records from 1979 to 1994.

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Album Trivia

  • Stan Ridgway's "Camouflage" was remixed by William Orbit.
  • The record was distributed through the labels deal with EMI and had the catalogue number of EIRSCD 1069 or 7243 8 31835 2 4.

Multi-instrumentalist singer-songwriter Stanard Q. Stan Ridgway (born April 5, 1954 in Barstow, California) was the original lead singer for the band Wall of Voodoo, singing on their debut EP and first two albums, including the hit song Mexican Radio. Ridgway left the band in 1983, shortly after the... The EMI Group is a major record label, based in Kensington in London, in the United Kingdom. ...

See also

The following is a partial list of record labels, both past and present. ...

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