Both the fact that the records were manufactured in France and the French-sounding band name of Bullet Records' LE GRIFFE (UK) have lead some to belive that this was a French label. Not so. They hailed from Stoke-On-Trent and were as British as warm, stale beer.

The CONT-, CULP-, BULP- and BOLT-serial#'s might seem confusing at first, but here's what I figure:

CONT = reissues
CULP = license pressings
BULP = LPs and MLPs (33 rpm)
BOLT = 12" EPs (45 rpm)
BOL = 7"s
 
   






Cover
Cat#
Artist
Title
Format
Year
(comment)






CONT 1
Behemoth
Deathwings
7"
1983


Originally released on a private label one year earlier, with a slightly different cover (see review).
If anyone knows more about this release, please get in contact, either via the forum or by e-mail.
CONT 2
?
?
?
1983?
 
CONT 3
Taipan
s/t
12" EP
1983
Originally released as a 7" on a private label 2 years earlier, with a different cover.






CULP 1
Pretty Maids
s/t
MLP
1983
Some copies came with iron-on t-shirt-motif. Also released on PAR, Fingerprint and CBS records (CBS version w/ different cover art).
CULP 2
EF Band
Deep Cut
LP
1983
Some copies came with iron-on t-shirt-motif. Also released on Ewita Records.






BULP 1
Silverwing
Alive And Kicking
MLP
1983
 
BULP 2
Le Griffe
Breaking Strain
MLP
1984
 
BULP 3
Black Rose
Boys Will Be Boys
LP
1984
 
BULP 4
Crisis
Armed To The Teeth
MLP
1984
 
BULP 5
Sam Thunder
Manoeuvres
Pic-LP
1984
 
BULP 6
Desolation Angels
[no title]
LP
1985
The insert to the Traitors Gate reissue on HRR tells us how this was supposed to be the DESOLATION ANGELS debut LP. It never even got close to a release before the label folded, but an interesting anecdote nevertheless...






BOLT 1
Le Griffe
Fast Bikes
12" EP
1983
 
BOLT 2
Wrathchild
Stackheel Strutt
12" EP
1983
Red vinyl
If anyone knows more about this release, please get in contact, either via the forum or by e-mail.
BOLT 3
?
?
?
1983
 
BOLT 4
Geddes Axe
Escape From New York
12" EP
1983
BOLT 5
Wrathchild
Do You Want My Love
12" EP
1983
Also as 7", pic-7" and 10".
BOLT 6
Black Rose
We're Gonna Rock You
12" EP
1983
 
BOLT 7
Le Griffe
You're Killing Me
12"
1984
The "in-between" LeGriffe-product, best saved for last. Kinda redundant HR.
BOLT 8
Sam Thunder
Don't Take Forever
12" EP
1984
 
BOL 9
Black Rose
Boys Will Be Boys
7"
1984
 
BOLT 10
Chrome Molly
You Said
12" EP
1984
 
BOLT 11
Pauline Gillan's Northern Dancer
One More Time
12" EP
1984
Pauline = Ian Gillan's sister.
BOLT 12
Traitors Gate
Devil Takes The High Road
12" EP
1985






Compiled by Raoul Sanchez. Additions by DaN Edman and Thomas Bieri.  
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