Classic I.R.S. Records Titles From The ’80s To Get Digital Release

lets_active350I.R.S. Records, the legendary label that was home to R.E.M., Squeeze, the Buzzcocks, Camper Van Beethoven, Let’s Active (pictured) and the Go-Go’s, is finally getting its day in the digital sun. Starting February 10, Capitol/EMI will begin releasing the digital debuts of more than 100 tracks and albums that have previously been out-of-print or gathering dust in record, cassette and CD collections throughout the analog world. The six-week campaign will pretty much run the gamut of I.R.S.’s 17 years—including seminal albums by the Three O’Clock, the dB’s and Concrete Blonde—and includes new Best Of The I.R.S. Years collections for the dB’s, Dread Zeppelin, dada and Over The Rhine. Full details after the jump.

The Three O’Clock’s “Her Head’s Revolving” from 1985’s Arrive Without Travelling:
http://magnetmagazine.com/audio/HerHeadsRevolving.mp3

I.R.S. Digital Release Schedule
(albums in all caps; all the rest are individual tracks)

February 10
DRYWALL – WORK THE DUMB ORACLE
Fleshtones – American Beat ’84
Fleshtones – Cold, Cold, Shoes
Fleshtones – Deep In My Heart
Fleshtones – Girl From Baltimore
Fleshtones – I’ve Gotta Change My Life
Fleshtones – Let’s See The Sun
Fleshtones – Ride Your Pony
Fleshtones – Right Side Of A Good Thing
Fleshtones – Roman Gods
Fleshtones – Screaming Skull
Fleshtones – Shadow Line
Fleshtones – Stop Fooling Around
Fleshtones – Theme From “The Vindicators”
Fleshtones – World Has Changes
DAVE SHARP – HARD TRAVELLIN’
Wall of Voodoo – Back In Flesh
Wall of Voodoo – Call Box (1-2-3)
Wall of Voodoo – Call Of The West
Wall of Voodoo – Crack The Bell
Wall of Voodoo – Factory
Wall of Voodoo – Lost Weekend
Wall of Voodoo – Mexican Radio
Wall of Voodoo – On Interstate 15
Wall of Voodoo – Red Light
Wall of Voodoo – Tomorrow
WALL OF VOODOO – HAPPY PLANET
WALL OF VOODOO – SEVEN DAYS IN SAMMYSTOWN
WALL OF VOODOO – UGLY AMERICANS IN AUSTRALIA

February 17
ANIMAL LOGIC – ANIMAL LOGIC II
CATERWAUL – PIN AND WEB
CATERWAUL – PORTENT HUE
CONCRETE BLONDE – CONCRETE BLONDE
CONCRETE BLONDE – FREE
STEWART COPELAND – THE EQUALIZER
DADA – AMERICAN HIGHWAY FLOWER
DADA – PUZZLE
GENERAL PUBLIC – HAND TO MOUTH
General Public – General Public
General Public – General Public (12” Version)
General Public – Hot You’re Cool
General Public – Never You Done That
General Public – Tenderness
Lords Of The New Church – Apocalypso
Lords Of The New Church – Eat Your Heart Out
Lords Of The New Church – Holy War
Lords Of The New Church – Li’l Boys Play With Dolls
Lords Of The New Church – Livin On Livin
Lords Of The New Church – Portobello
Lords Of The New Church – Question Of Temperature
Wazmo Nariz – Checking Out The Check Out Girl
Oingo Boingo – Ain’t This The Life
Oingo Boingo – Bachelor Party
Oingo Boingo – I’m So Bad
Oingo Boingo – Only A Lad
Oingo Boingo – Something Isn’t Right
Oingo Boingo – Violent Lov

February 24
THE BEARS – RISE AND SHINE
THE BEARS – THE BEARS
BELINDA CARLISLE – BELINDA
DADA – BEST OF THE I.R.S. YEARS
LILLIAN AXE – POETIC JUSTICE
LILLIAN AXE – PSYCOSCHIZOPHRENIA
NUCLEAR ASSAULT – SOMETHING WICKED
WILLIAM ORBIT – ORBIT
WILLIAM ORBIT – STRANGE CARGO 3
OVER THE RHINE – BEST OF THE I.R.S. YEARS
OVER THE RHINE – EVE
OVER THE RHINE – PATIENCE
OVER THE RHINE – TILL WE HAVE FACES
TIMBUK 3 – BIG SHOT IN THE DARK
TIMBUK 3 – EDEN ALLEY
TIMBUK 3 – EDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
TIMBUK 3 – GREETINGS FROM TIMBUK 3
JANE WIEDLIN – JANE WIEDLIN

March 3
PATO BANTON – STAY POSITIVE
PATO BANTON – UNIVERSAL LOVE
PATO BANTON – VISIONS OF THE WORLD
PATO BANTON – WIZE UP
HAVANA 3 A.M. – HAVANA 3 A.M.
JOOLS HOLLAND – WORLD OF HIS OWN
HUNTERS & COLLECTORS – FATE
HUNTERS & COLLECTORS – HUMAN FRAILTY
HUNTERS & COLLECTORS – LIVING DAYLIGHT
THREE O’CLOCK – ARRIVE WITHOUT TRAVELING
THREE O’CLOCK – EVER AFTER
THE TRUTH – JUMP
THE TRUTH – PLAYGROUND
THE TRUTH – WEAPONS OF LOVE

March 10
THE DB’S – BEST OF THE I.R.S. YEARS
THE DB’S – REPERCUSSION
THE DB’S – SOUND OF MUSIC
THE DB’S – STANDS FOR DECIBELS
DREAD ZEPPELIN – BEST OF THE I.R.S. YEARS
MONKS OF DOOM – COSMODEMONIC TELEGRAPH
MONKS OF DOOM – FORGERY
GARY NUMAN – NEW ANGER
GARY NUMAN – OUTLAND
GARY NUMAN – SKIN MECHANIC

March 17
BALANCING ACT – CURTAINS
BALANCING ACT – THREE SQUARES
BEAT RODEO – HOME IN THE HEART
BEAT RODEO – STAYING OUT LATE WITH BEAT RODEO
ROBBIE KRIEGER – NO HABLA
Let’s Active – Blue Line
Let’s Active – Crows on a Phone Line
Let’s Active – Easy Does It
Let’s Active – Everyword Means No
Let’s Active – Make Up With Me
Let’s Active – Ring True
Let’s Active – Room With A View
Let’s Active – Waters Part
RECKLESS SLEEPERS – BIG BOSS SOUNDS
SHOK PARIS – CONCRETE KILLERS
SHOK PARIS – STEEL AND STARLIGHT
TOM VERLAINE – FLASH LIGHT