IRS Corner Faulty Products Discography Bar


Welcome to the I.R.S. Records Faulty Products Discography!


  • This discography is divided into several Sections: LPs, EPs, Singles and Faulty Distributed labels (such as Alternative Tentacles).

  • Even though this is the second of the four I.R.S. discographies, it will probably be the last to be truly complete, as Faulty was independent of the mighty I.R.S./A&M distribution machine of the time (Just ask any store around at the time that tried to order these things). We welcome additional info to make the list complete!


    FAULTY LPs
    FAULTY EPs
    FAULTY Singles
    FAULTY Distributed Label Releases


    FAULTY LPs
  • Aside from the Dead Kennedys LP that instigated the launch of the US Faulty Label, LPs were numbered into the "Cope" series (which is "Cope" as in Miles Copeland, not as in "to struggle or contend"). The Dead Kennedys' SP70014 is technically numbered into the I.R.S./A&M Discography (and is present there as well) even though A&M ended up distributing neither it nor the single (IR9016) culled from it. In fact, Faulty's address on those two records is A&M's address! (Read The I.R.S. Story for more details on this interesting sidenote).

  • Clicking on the artist's name will take you to their biography, discography and cool links page. Click here to go to the I.R.S. Artist Roster, Or click here to go back to the I.R.S. Corner Homepage.

    Faulty Products LPs (All Series)
    Record # Artist Album Title Release Date Other Info
    SP70014 Dead Kennedys Fresh Fruit For Rotting Vegetables 12-25-80 reissued with at least two different covers. Later reissued by Alternative Tentacles.
    COPE 1 Human Switchboard Who's Landing In My Hangar? 10-81
    COPE 2 The Fall 77-Early Years-79 1981
    COPE 3 Circle Jerks Wild In The Streets 1982
    COPE 4 Anti-Nowhere League We Are... The League 1982
    COPE 5 Chrome 3rd From The Sun 1982 Reported but not seen
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    FAULTY EPs
  • Faulty EPs fell into the 1300 series, for regular release.

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    Faulty Products EPs (All Series)
    SP# Artist Record Title Release Date Other Info
    1300 Alex Gibson / Passionnel Passionnel EP 1981
    1301 Anti-Nowhere League Anti-Nowhere League EP 1982
    1302 Bangles Bangles EP 1982 Reissued on IRS Records, 12 July 1983, after Faulty's demise
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    FAULTY Singles
  • Faulty Products singles were in two series. The FP series for regular singles; The FEP7000 series for 3-song 7-inch singles (considered "EPs" by Faulty, but "singles" in our discography)

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    Faulty Products Singles (FP/FEP Series)
    # Artist Song Titles Release Date Other Info
    IR9016 Dead Kennedys Police Truck / Holiday In Cambodia 10-01-80
    FP01 Textones Some Other Girl / Reason To Leave 11-80
    FP02 Human Hands Trains Vs. Planes / Blue Eel 03-81
    FP02 Suburban Lawns Janitor / Protection ?-81 Labelled as "Suburban Industrial Records 02"; however the run-off wax indicates "IRS FP02"
    FP03 BPeople You At Eight / Weather To Worry / M.P.C.D. 04-81
    FEP7000 Steve Diggle Shut Out The Light / 50 Years Of Comparative Wealth / Here Comes The Fire Brigade 03-81
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    FAULTY Distributed Label Releases
  • This section of the Faulty Products Discography contains recordings made by other independent record labels and distributed by Faulty Products. This arrangement more closely fulfilled the original goal of I.R.S. by attempting to be a centralized manufacturing and distribution source for a number of small independent operations.

  • The most significant deal made by Faulty was the distribution agreement with Alternative Tentacles, Jello Biafra's Bay Area punk label co-venture, and home of his embattled band Dead Kennedys among others...

  • By 1983, though, Faulty was faltering and soon Miles shut it down, but not before a number of important acts and independent labels had blossomed. The Bangles were well on their way to stardom and Alternative Tentacles became a powerhouse of US (especially west coast) punk rock.

  • This list is far from complete because, unlike other similar operations (such as Jem or Enigma) Faulty did not have catalogs for the consumer readily available. So this list will grow as more info becomes available -- and we love to get info!

  • Click on an artist's name to go to their biography, discography and cool links page! Click here to go to the I.R.S. Artist Roster, Or click here to go back to the I.R.S. Corner Home.

    Faulty Distributed Label Releases
    Record # Artist Record Title Release Date Format
    Parent Label
    TC 2201 Alley Cats Nightmare City 1981 LP
    Time Coast Records
    Unknown Alley Cats "Too Much Junk" / "Night Along The Boulevard" 1981 single
    Unknown-Time Coast?
    Virus 2 Dead Kennedys "Too Drunk To Fuck" / "The Prey" 1981 single
    Alternative Tentacles
    Virus 5 Dead Kennedys In God We Trust, Inc. 1981 EP
    Alternative Tentacles
    Virus 14 Various Artists Not So Quiet On The Western Front 1982 Double LP
    Alternative Tentacles
    Virus 23 Dead Kennedys "Bleed For Me" / "Life Sentence" 1982 single
    Alternative Tentacles
    Virus 24 D.O.A. War On 45 1982 EP
    Alternative Tentacles
    Virus 27 Dead Kennedys Plastic Surgery Disasters 1982 LP
    Alternative Tentacles
    Virus 28 Dead Kennedys "Halloween" / "Saturday Night Holocaust" 1982 single
    Alternative Tentacles
    Virus 29 TSOL Beneath The Shadows 1982 LP
    Alternative Tentacles
    K003 Kraut An Adjustment To Society 1982 LP
    Kabbage Records
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