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 Bludgeon Riffola Records was a DIY label, owned by Heavy Metal band Def Leppard. Bludgeon Riffola only issued one record in the 1970s, Leppard's, 'Ride Into The Sun' EP.  It seems to have been released three times on three different-coloured labels and with two different catalogue numbers. The first batch came out in January 1979 with a red label and a catalogue number of SRTS/79/CUS-232; there was a re-pressing in May, which had a yellow label (shown below) and was numbered MSB-001; finally there came a white-labelled version, which was made available to members of the fan club when the band signed to Vertigo Records later that year. After the band found success, in the 1980s, they revived the label as a vehicle for their own records as part of the Phonogram stable. The label on the EP was plain in design; pressing was by SRT.  Thanks to Robert Lyons For The Info.

 
79 Def Leppard Ride Into The Sun BLUDGEON RIFFOLA  SRTS/79/CUS-232
 
79 Def Leppard Ride Into The Sun BLUDGEON RIFFOLA  MSB 001
 
79 Def Leppard Ride Into The Sun BLUDGEON RIFFOLA  MSB 001

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