"If it's heavy, it makes you happy! If it's Neat, Keep it NEAT!"

Truer words were never spoken. It's hard to overestimate the importance of Newcastle's Neat Records as far as the development of Heavy Metal is concerned. So what if about every 2nd release they ever put out was a custom shaped VENOM picture EP - you gotta love this label simply because they stuck their neck out and produced some of the most violent, ravaging music of its time. I'm sure there's plenty of articles out there dealing with the history of the label, so I'm skipping that part for the moment, as well as the later "Neat Metal"-edition of the label. If you really want to dive deep into the history of the label, The Corroseum recommends the book "Neat & Tidy - The Story Of Neat Records" by John Tucker (Iron Pages).

The singles and EPs start right below, the albums start here. For completist sake I've also added the 2 singles released on Neat's short-lived Metal Minded subsidiary here.


Cover  Cat#          Artist                   Title            Format   Year                     Comment                    
NEAT ONE Motorway All I Wanna Be Is Your Romeo 7" 1979 Not Metal. Rock?
NEAT 02 Janie McKenzie One And Only Girl 7" 1980 Not Metal. More rock I guess..
NEAT 03 Tygers Of Pan Tang Don't Touch Me There 7" 1980  
NEAT 04 Fist Name Rank And Serial Number 7" 1980  
NEAT 05 White Spirit Backs To The Grind 7" 1980  
NEAT 06 Raven Don't Need Your Money 7" 1980  
NEAT 07 Aragorn Black Ice 7" 1980
NEAT 08 Venom In League With Satan 7" 1981  
NEAT 09 Bitches Sin Always Ready For Love 7" 1981 Available on black and yellow vinyl.
NEAT 10 Blitzkrieg Buried Alive 7" 1981  
NEAT 11 Raven Hard Ride 7" 1981  
NEAT 12 Raw Deal Lonewolf 7" 1981  
NEAT 13 Venom Bloodlust 7" 1982  
NEAT 14 Steel Rock Out 7" 1982  
NEAT 15 - 12" Raven Crash, Bang, Wallop 7"/
12" EP
1982 The 12"-exclusive "Run Them Down" is Raven at their craziest finest, while hearing "Rock Hard" made me realize how they're also a kind of speeded up & Metalized AC/DC - not only because of the vocals and song titles mind you.

12" comes in black, yellow, purple and marbled purple vinyl.
NEAT 16 Jaguar Axe Crazy 7" 1982  
NEAT 17 Heavy Pettin' Roll The Dice 7" 1982  
NEAT 18 Dedringer Hot Lady 7" 1982  
NEAT 19 Crucifixion Take It Or Leave It 7" 1982  
NEAT 20 Warrior Dead When It Comes To Love 7" 1982  
NEAT 21 Fist The Wanderer 7" 1982  
NEAT 22 Valhalla Coming Home 7" 1982  
NEAT 23 Sabre Miracle Man 7" 1983  
NEAT 24 Persian Risk Ridin' High 7" 1983  
NEAT 25 - 12" V/A One Take No Dubs 12" EP 1983 featuring Alien, Black Rose, Avenger and Hellenbach
NEAT 26 Jess Cox Bridges 7" 1983 Not Metal. Bluesy "semi"-hard rock.
NEAT 27 Venom Die Hard 7" 1983  
NEAT 28 Raven Break The Chain 7" 1983  
NEAT 29 Raven Born To Be Wild 7" 1983  
NEATP 29 Raven Born To Be Wild Pic-7" 1983  
NEAT 29 - 12" Raven Break The Chain 12" EP 1983  
NEAT 30 Saracen We Have Arrived 7" 1983  
NEAT 31 Avenger Too Wild To Tame 7" 1983  
NEAT 32 Tobruk Wild On The Run 7" 1983  
NEAT 33 Tysondog Eat The Rich 7" 1983  
NEAT 34 Emerson Something Special 7" 1983 Not Metal. Melodic rock.
NEAT 35 Jess Cox One In A Million 7" 1983 Not Metal. Bluesy "semi"-hard rock.
NEAT 36 Valhalla Still In Love With You 7" 1983 Not Metal. Aor/melodic rock.
NEAT 37 - 12" Crucifixion s/t (a.k.a. "Green Eyes") 12" EP 1983 Available on black and purple vinyl.
NEAT 38 Venom Warhead 7" 1983 Occationally they made a great Doom Metal act, and "Warhead" would be my 2nd favourite Doom-Venom-tune after the mighty "Manitou".
NEAT 38 - 12" Venom Warhead 12" EP 1983 When people have called early BATHORY Venom-clones I'm often quick to protest, but of course the comparison is valid when look to the speedier cuts, like "Lady Lust" for instance..
NEAT 39 TNT Back On The Road 7" 1983  
NEAT 40 Glasgow Stranded 7" 1983  
NEAT 41 Warfare Noise, Filth And Fury 7" 1984  
NEAT 42 Mammath Rock Me 7" 1984  
NEAT 43 Venom Manitou 7" 1984  
NEATP 43 Venom Manitou Pic-7" 1984  
NEATS 43 Venom Manitou Shaped Pic-7" 1984  
NEAT 43 - 12" Venom Manitou 12" EP 1984  
NEAT 44 - 12" Lonewolf Nobody's Move 12" EP 1984  
NEAT 45 - 12" Warfare Two Tribes 12" EP 1984  
NEAT 46 - 12" Tysondog Shoot To Kill 12" EP 1985  
NEAT 47 Venom Nightmare 7" 1985  
NEAT 47 - 12" Venom Nightmare 12" EP 1985 Also with the same cover as the 7", a.k.a. "cencored version".
NEATP 47 - 12" Venom Nightmare Pic-12" 1985  
NEATS 47 Venom Nightmare Shaped Pic-7" 1985  
NEAT 48 - 12" Black Rose Nightmare 12" EP 1985  
NEAT 49 - 12" Warfare Total Death 12" EP 1985  
NEAT 50 She Never Surrender 7" 1985  
NEAT 50 - 12" She Never Surrender 12" 1985  
NEAT 52 Statetrooper She Got The Look 7" 1985  
NEAT 53 - 12" Venom Hell At Hammersmith '85 12" EP 1986  
  NEAT 54-12" Atomkraft unknown title 12"/MLP 1986 Never released, though some of the intended content later turned up on the "Queen Of Death" MLP.
NEAT 55 - 12" Atomkraft Queen Of Death MLP 1986  
NEAT 56 Tysondog Schools Out 7" 1986  
NEAT 56 - 12" Tysondog Skools Out [sic] 12" EP 1986  
NEAT 57 Shotgun Brides Restless 7" 1987 Not Metal. Rock (?)
  NEAT 58 Warfare Addicted To Love 7" 1987 Never released.
NEAT 59 Carl And The Passion Everybody Walks Too Fast 7" 1987 Not Metal. Aor/pomp.
NEAT 60 - 12" Mantas Deciever 12" EP 1988  
NEAT 61 Blitzkrieg Ten Years Of Blitzkrieg MLP 1991 Planned but never released on Neat, this instead came out on Roadrunner.
NEAT 62 The Big Bugs Marry For The Money 7" 1992 Not Metal. aor.
METAL MINDED RECORDS
ISAX 1047 Axis Lady 7" 1980  
MM2 Badge Silver Woman 7" 1981
Albums
NEAT 1000 V/A Lead Weight MC 1981 Originally only released on cassette - the LP version is an Italian licence pressing.

More info here.
NEAT 1001 Raven Rock Until You Drop LP 1981  
NEATP 1001 Raven Rock Until You Drop Pic-LP 1981  
NEAT 1002 Venom Welcome To Hell LP 1981  
to be added NEATP 1002 Venom Welcome To Hell Pic-LP 1981  
NEAT 1003 Fist Back With A Vengeance LP 1982 On black, yellow, green and green marbled vinyl.
NEAT 1004 Raven Wiped Out LP 1982 Proto-Speed Metal RAVEN begins for real with this sophomore album. "Live At The Inferno" crushes, kills and subsequently destroys.

Available on black, yellow and purple vinyl. Italian pressing came w/ "Crash Bang Wallop" bonus 7"..
NEAT 1005 Venom Black Metal LP 1982  
NEATP 1005 Venom Black Metal Pic-LP 1982  
NEAT 1006 Hellanbach Now Hear This LP 1982  
NEAT 1007 Jaguar Power Games LP 1982  
NEAT 1008 Geordie No Sweat LP 1983  
NEAT 1009 Dedringer Second Arising LP 1983  
NEAT 1010 Jess Cox Band Third Step LP 1983 Not Metal. Bluesy "semi"-hard rock.
NEAT 1011 Raven All For One LP 1983  
NEATC 2001 V/A 60 Minutes Plus MC 1982 More info here.
NEAT 102 V/A All Hell Let Loose LP 1983 Rare Italian vinyl version of the "60 Minutes Plus" tape, minus 4 bands. Not really an official Neat release, this was put out by the Italian Base Record [sic].

More info here.
NEAT 1012 Satan Court In The Act LP 1983  
NEAT 1013 Cloven Hoof s/t LP 1984  
NEAT 1014 V/A Metal Battle LP 1984  
NEAT 1015 Venom At War With Satan LP 1984  
NEATP 1015 Venom At War With Satan Pic-LP 1984  
NEAT 1016 Saracen Change Of Heart LP 1984  
NEAT 1017 Tysondog Beware Of The Dog LP 1984 With the opening scorcher they threaten to be as good as Satan or Tröjan but unfortunately they run out of energy pretty fast. Not a total failure as a whole, but def' a letdown after such a promising start.
NEAT 1018 Avenger Blood Sports LP 1984  
NEAT 1019 Hellanbach The Big "H" LP 1984  
NEAT 1020 Raven Live At The Inferno DLP 1984  
NEAT 1021 Warfare Pure Filth LP 1984 Some with bonus 7" ("This Machine Kills")
NEAT 1022 Phasslayne Cut It Up LP 1985  
NEAT 1023 Blitzkrieg A Time Of Changes LP 1985  
NEAT 1024 Venom Possessed LP 1985  
NEATP 1024 Venom Possessed Pic-LP 1985  
NEAT 1025 Axewitch Visions Of The Past LP 1985 Licensed from Fingerprint Records.
NEAT 1026 Avenger Killer Elite LP 1985  
NEAT 1027 Wishbone Ash Raw To The Bone LP 1985  
NEAT 1028 Atomkraft Future Warriors LP 1985 A highly underrrated post-NWOBHM record! Their very British brand of Speed Metal show hints of Cloven Hoof, Satan, Motörhead ...even some Witchfinder General in the superb "Starchild".
NEAT 1029 Warfare Metal Anarchy LP 1985  
NEAT 1030 Artillery Fear Of Tomorrow LP 1985  
NEAT 1031 Tysondog Crimes Of Insanity LP 1986  
NEAT 1032 Venom Eine Kleine Nachtmusik LP 1986  
NEAT 1033 V/A Powertrax Tape 1986 More info here.
NEAT 1034 Blackrose Walk It Like You Talk It LP 1986  
NEAT 1035 Deaf Dealer Keeper Of The Flame LP 1986 Licensed from Metal Blade.
NEAT 1036 War Machine Unknown Soldier LP 1986  
NEAT 1037 Tygers Of Pan Tang First Kill LP 1986  
NEAT 1038 Artillery Terror Squad LP 1987  
NEAT 1039 Peer GŁnt Back Seat LP 1987  
NEAT 1040 Warfare Mayhem Fuckin' Mayhem LP 1987  
NEAT 1041 Atomkraft Conductors Of Noise LP 1987 By now they've developed into a full-blown Speed/Thrash entity and are the best RAZOR that England ever had.
NEAT 1042 Mantas Winds Of Change LP 1988  
NEAT 1043 Slutt s/t LP 1988  
NEAT 1044 Warfare A Conflict Of Hatred LP 1988  
NEAT 1045 Shotgun Brides Nothin' Ventured LP 1988 Not Metal. Rock/Punk (?). Test-pressing only.
  NEAT 1046 Artillery "Artillery 3" LP 1988 This has been referred to both as Artillery's third (as in "By Inheritance"?) album and as a compilation, but it was never released. The real "By Inheritance" came out on Roadrunner 2 years later.
NEAT 1047 Decimator Carnage City State Mosh Patrol LP 1989  
NEAT 1048 Cronos Dancing In The Fire LP 1990  
NEAT 1049 Cockney Rejects Lethal LP 1990 Not Metal. Punk rock.
Also on CD the same year as NEATCD 1049
NEAT 1050 Cheer-Accident Dumb Ask LP 199? Never released on vinyl on Neat Records, this was reissued on CD in 1995 on the revived Neat Metal label.
NEAT D1051 Cronos Rock'n'Roll Disease CD 1991  
NEAT D1052 Decimator Dirty, Hot And Hungry CD 1993  
Compiled by Andrew (Moscow) and DaN Edman. Additions by Thomas Bieri, Rob Preston, Peter Daub and Gary Robert Kelly. Special credits to John Tucker and his Neat & Tidy - The Story Of Neat Records book which appendix helped to fill a few red blanks in the list with extra info. .



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