Welcome to Mr. Bill's I.R.S. Records Corner! Reviews,
biographies, discographies and much more about the artists and people who made I.R.S. Records the
best label of the New Wave era!
Check out the many features of the I.R.S. RECORDS Corner. Visit our Discussion Board where I.R.S. fans exchange
messages, ask questions, post inane comments and learn new stuff about their favorite I.R.S. artists. Or
simply peruse the list of departments below and start 'splorin'!
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32 Glibruary 200X: Once again virtually every artist page has had
an update in either content, layout or both.
A record XX new artists have been added this month. They are:
In the Artist Roster you'll notice I've
added icons after each artist to show for which label(s) they recorded....
Sadly, I've come up with a substantial number of additions to the
IRS Corner Memorial Page. Remember, you can have your own tribute to
these musical masters added to the memorial. Just send them to me using the
E-Mail Us link below...
Previous updates can be read at the What's New Archive.
I.R.S. Corner Discussion Forum
Ask questions, post news, make stupid comments or discuss your favorite I.R.S. artists here on
the discussion board -- but keep questions about Adrian Zmed to a minimum, please.
The I.R.S. Artist Roster
A complete list
of every artist who ever appeared on any I.R.S. Record (well, okay -- it's still growing, but it
is pretty darn complete)! Each artist name will link you to their bio and I.R.S. discography as
well as other associated links. Not every artist has an active link yet, but check back regularly
-- more are added each month!
The I.R.S. Records Story
Learn the amazing history of I.R.S. Records! Learn how a
little label grew from the laughing stock of the A&M lot into a platinum powerhouse! Learn how
the Copeland Brothers Troika ruled the New Wave era! Learn how the I.R.S. team got right in the
face of "music censorship witch" (and "wanna-bee" First Lady) Tipper Gore! Learn how a young
college whipper-snapper rose from I.R.S. second fiddle to become head honcho of MCA music! And learn
how it all ended in the mid-90s and from its ashes arose Ark21!
I.R.S. Corner Memorial Page
Tributes to those IRS artists and personnel who've moved on to that
"Great Band In The Sky." Send your thoughts on these musical geniuses via e-mail and we'll add those
comments deemed appropriate in future updates...
I.R.S.'s A&M Era Discography
A numerical listing of every record in every I.R.S. number series!
Essential for the completist! Click on an artist's name to go to their bio and discography.
I.R.S.'s MCA Era Discography
Our list of the MCA Era is still under construction but many of the
artists will be found in the Artist Roster. Check back
every month as we expand!
I.R.S.'s Indy/Cema Era Discography
Our list of the Indy/Cema Era is still under construction but many of
the artists will be found in the Artist Roster. Check
back every month as we expand!
Faulty Products Discography
The imprint of I.R.S. that resulted from signing The Dead Kennedys!
Parent label A&M, still burning from their Sex Pistols fiasco, wanted no part of Jello
Biafra's controversial band. Hard core punk, music with an edge, and extremely
uncommercial I.R.S. acts (with a few exceptions) were relegated to Faulty Products...
Watch for this Discography to grow and check back every month as we expand! (Hey! Is
there an echo in here?)
I.R.S. Media Film/Video Releases
Coming Soon!!! A listing of theatrical
and video releases from the media arm of the mighty I.R.S. Empire.
Is there an error or something missing on one of our pages? Want to
contribute your own review of an I.R.S. Record? Found a new link for an I.R.S. artist?
We're still looking for data on some of the MCA and Indy/Cema era records. If your info
is used you will get a courtesy credit and our eternal thanks! For Record or CD scans
(you may have noticed we are missing a few) and other stuff, drop us a line and we'll
e-ya the essentials!
I.R.S. Corner FAQs
Before you demand we reissue your favorite I.R.S. release or ask us where
to send your band's demo READ THIS! The main thing to remember -- this is NOT an
official website -- it is a fan site, created and maintained through the love,
blood, sweat and tears of a die-hard I.R.S. fanatic!
About Mr Bill
No, I'm not a Copeland nor am I a former
I.R.S. Staffer. I'm just a fan of great music with an extensive collection of vinyl, tape and acrylic encased
foil (CDs). But if that's not good enough for you, you can learn all about boring, anal-retentive,
techno-dork, video-geek, sailor-boy me right here!
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Important mumbo jumbo: Mr. Bill's I.R.S. Corner is in no way affiliated with I.R.S., A&M,
MCA, or CEMA/EMI Records, or any of the artists represented herein. This is an independent project authored
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Bill's Corner. Complaints should be directed to someone who cares (just kidding.. we care. Really, we do!)
Also: Due to the amount of mail received at Mr. Bill's I.R.S. Corner, we do not have time to respond
to all messages or answer specific questions that are not covered in our discographies (though Mr Bill
foolishly tries whenever we let him out), nor can we help in locating recordings that are out of print
or determine if a CD is in print on the import market. If you have a question, please post it on the
discussion board so that our regular visitors can assist you.
Besides, that's what every other fan website
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