Independent label: Pengwan was a sub label of Skeleton records, Skeleton Records was opened in August 1971 by John Weaver as a record/head shop dealing in secondhand records, posters, books, underground press, incense and costume jewellery etc. The name was taken from a line in the Syd Barret sond "If it's in you" - " Skeleton kissed a steel rail" For a period up to late 1975 the store became well known for selling live bootleg albums, after which John began creating the shop into what it still is to this day. The store began stocking new product, deletions, imports and new rock releases, becoming a haven for the 70's local heavy rock brigade. Around late 1975 John started a mail order deletion finding service which has since been imitated by hundreads of other record dealers and still flourishes to this day via the Internet. Skeleton embraced the arrival of punk and had by 1977 become Wirral's premier record shop, stocking not only heavy rock/ punk/ new wave, but also selling all genres of popular music from jazz, blues, r&b, reggae, rock & roll to nostalgia, easy listening and country.John formed the Skeleton Records label in 1978 releasing records by Attempted Moustache, Afraid Of Mice, Wayne Hussey, Windows, The Relations, Geisha Girls plus many others and later formed the Half Man Half Biscuit/ Pengwan label releasing singles by Instant Agony and This Final Frame. This Final Frame band members were Bass – Peter McAsey Drum – Carl Henry Trumpet, Bass – Jim Short Vocals, Keyboards – Eamonn Sale Vocals, Synthesizer, Guitar – Paul Skillen. Distributed By Skeleton Records.
The Mask Falls Away
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