BESERKLEY
OZ Labels and Company Sleeves 1977-1983

Labels

Festival distribution
Liberation/EMI distribution
Liberation/EMI distribution
K 7162 - 1977
to
K 7694 - 1979
LS 587 - 1981
to
.
LS 935 - 1983
US Beserkley was founded in late 1973 by producer Matthew King Kaufman with the band Earthquake in Berkeley California, By 1977 it's main roster included Earthquake, Greg Kihn, The Rubinoos and Johnathan Richman and the Modern Lovers. The label had it's biggest hit in 1983 with Greg Kihn's "Jeopardy" (by which point he was the label's only artist!). Beserkley folded in 1985 with it's catalogue being licensed by US Rhino Records.
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Sleeves
Range
Front
Back
Details
No 1
K 7162 - 1977
to
K 7694 - 1979
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For sleeve details
(different colours)
see Festival Group
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   Cut straight  Inside glued  
No 2
LS 587 - 1981
to
LS 935 - 1983
EMI distribution
 Cut straight  Inside glued