WAAP
RECORDS

 Independent label: Waap Records Former Address: The Higson Building, 132-134 Liverpool Road, London N1 1LA. Waap Records was distributed by Backs Records witch was a record shop, label and distributor. The record shop was situated in Swan Lane, and provided a small but perfectly formed source of vinyl pleasure for hordes of the more alternative teens and twenties in the 1980s. the shop closed it's doors in the early 1990s, and Backs concentrated on its distribution commitments. The Higsons formed in 1980 at the University of East Anglia in Norwich,  named in honor of frontman Charlie "Switch" Higson, the roster also included guitarists Terry Edwards and Stuart McGeachin, bassist Colin Williams and drummer Simon Charterton. In 1981 the Higsons formed their own label, Waap, to issue the not-coincidentally-titled "It Goes Waap." After resurfacing in 1982 with "Conspiracy," the band signed to the famed Two Tone label for "Tear the Whole Thing Down," followed in 1983 by "Run Me Down." Higsons briefly returned to Waap for "Push Out the Boat" before signing to Upright for 1984's "Music to Watch Girls By," the debut single from their first-ever LP, Curse of the Higsons. The Higsons never experienced any commercial success, and in 1985 the band dissolved. Switch Higson was well known to BBC television audiences for his work as an actor and writer on the hit comedy The Fast Show -- while Edwards enjoyed a busy and far-ranging career as a session musician; Charterton later played with Aftershave, and McGeachin and Williams left show business altogether. Distributed By IDS and Backs Records.

  
81 Higsons Lost And The Lonely  WAAP WAAP 1
82 Higsons Conspiracy WAAP WAAP 2
82 Farmers Boys I Think I Need Help WAAP WAAP 3
83 Higsons Push Out The Boat WAAP WAAP 4
83 Higsons Lost And Lonely WAAP WAAP 5