Independent label: Roustabout Records was formed by the The Caretaker Race in London in 1987. The Caretaker Race were an indie pop band formed in East London in 1986 when singer/guitarist Andy Strickland (also a part-time music journalist) left The Loft. Strickland recruited Dave Mew (drums), Henry Hersom (bass guitar), and Sally Ward (keyboards). The band's name came from a Star Trek paperback adventure. Gaining comparisons with The Go-Betweens, they initially released a brace of singles on their own Roustabout Records label before signing to the Foundation label in 1989. Distributed By Roustabout Records .

87 Caretaker Race Somewhere On Sea (12")  ROUSTABOUT RST 001T
87 Kill Devil Hills What Comes After ROUSTABOUT RST 002
88 Muscle Shoal If The Weather Gets Me ROUSTABOUT RST 003
88 Caretaker Race Anywhere But Home ROUSTABOUT RST 004
88 Kill Devil Hills Here We Go Again ROUSTABOUT RST 005