Here we have one of the earliest pieces of Distractions history, courtesy of Stuart Murray and Mark Windsor of those other legendary Manchester post-punk groups, Fast Cars and V2. It was in Sounds in late 1978 or early '79, featuring TJM Records, Tony Davidson's famous Manchester label.
Tony takes up the story. "The advert was in Sounds music paper and it was of the first 5 releases on the TJM label. It was a half-page advert and cost £600 plus VAT. At this stage of the record company it was all systems go, to get as much profile and sales for TJM as possible. Looking back, I was taking the profits from the rehearsal rooms and pouring them into the record label. Many thanks to Stuart Murray for the memory."
You can hear Mike, Alex and The Distractions live band belt out the EP in its entirety (and many more of the late '70s and early '80s classics!) at the live gigs coming in 2018. First stop London, and the Dublin Castle...
announce the inception of a Manchester based Record Company.
The label for the discerning record buyer.
The sound of tomorrow
made for today
35 Little Peter Street
061 236 2717
Distributors: Virgin Records, Rough Trade, Small Wonder Records, Bonaparte Records, Lightning, Discount Records, Wind-up Records
Watch out for the TJM tour this spring
"Manchester's best kept secret"
MICK MIDDLES, SOUNDS OCT '78
"You're Not Going Out Dressed Like That"
4 tracks, Limited edition of 6000
12 inch EP, Availble Feb 1st