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RECORDS

 Independent label: Rē Records was founded by Chris Cutler in 1978, as a vehicle for Art Bears and then other projects of his own. At the same time he launched Recommended Records, a specialised mailorder service which established its own label for outside releases. A Recommended shop opened in the early '80s, and in mid-decade the shop and distribution functions separated from the labels, becoming a workers collective and changing its name to These Records. In the early '90s Cutler merged the labels under the name ReR Megacorp and set up a new distribution and mailorder service under the same name. These Records continued until 2006, when it finally closed. Art Bears were an English avant-rock group formed during the disassembly of Henry Cow in 1978 by three of its members, Chris Cutler (percussion, texts), Fred Frith (guitar, bass guitar, violin, keyboards) and Dagmar Krause (vocals). "Coda to Man and Boy", 1981 (single-sided screened 7") given free to subscribers of The World as It Is Today (1981). The way to tell them apart is by the catalog numbers: Re or Rē numbers = Rē Records [generally releases featuring Chris Cutler]
R.R. or RR numbers = Recommended Records [releases by other artists] ReR numbers = ReR Megacorp [releases after 1988]. Distributed By Re Records.


 
81 Art Bears Coda To 'Man And Boy' RE RE 6622
 
83 Chris Cutler And Fred Frith Limoges   RE RE duo
 
83 Lindsay Cooper  Pictures From The Great Exhibition   RE RE 1851

83 David Thomas Didn't Have A Very Good Time  RE DT 7

84 Cassiber  Time Running Out  RE RE 21
 
86 News From Babel  Contraries  RE RE /=/ 
 
84 Mnemonists  Nailed / Tic  RE RE X 84