CHEAPSKATE
RECORDS

 Independent label: Cheapskate was founded by Frank Lea, the brother of Slade's Jimmy Lea.  It was intended originally as nothing more than a one-off label, a vehicle for The Dummies' single 'When The Lights Are Out' (FWL-001), the Dummies being Frank himself on drums and Jimmy on everything else.  The record wasn't a hit, but it was successful enough to persuade Frank to extend the label's life. Slade's manager Chas Chandler came on board and there were changes of label design and catalogue numbering (to CHEAP-0).   The second CHEAP single, 'You Gotta Be A Hustler If You Wanna Get On' by Sue Wilkinson (CHEAP-002; 6/80) was a hit, getting to No. 25 in the Top Thirty; Slade joined the label shortly afterwards and provided four more hits.  Despite these successes, Cheapskate seems to have expired in 1982.  Manufacture and distribution from CHEAP-2 onwards were by RCA.  Frank Lea went on to found another label, Speed Records in the 1980's, Thanks to Robert Lyons For The Info.

79 Dummies When The Lights Are Out CHEAPSKATE FWL 1
  
80 Ska-Dows Apache CHEAPSKATE CHEAP 1
80 Wilkinson Sue You Gotta Be A Hustler If You Wanna Get On CHEAPSKATE CHEAP 2
80 Dummies Didn'T You Used To Use To Be You CHEAPSKATE CHEAP 3
80 Ska-Dows Telstar CHEAPSKATE CHEAP 4
80 Slade Slade Alive At Reading  80 [ Ep ] CHEAPSKATE CHEAP 5
80 Wood Roy Rock City CHEAPSKATE CHEAP 6
80 Turner'S Tich Escalator Diana CHEAPSKATE CHEAP 7
80 Not Traced CHEAPSKATE CHEAP 8
80 Wilkinson Sue Posers CHEAPSKATE CHEAP 9
80 Unpleasant Goblins In The Moog CHEAPSKATE CHEAP 10
80 Slade Merry Xmas Everybody CHEAPSKATE CHEAP 11
80 Wood Roy Sing Out The Old CHEAPSKATE CHEAP 12
80 Dummies Maybe Tonight CHEAPSKATE CHEAP 14
80 Skywalker Silicon Chip CHEAPSKATE CHEAP 15
81 Kadger Jacks Bills Bills Bills CHEAPSKATE CHEAP 15
81 Slade We'Ll Bring The House Down CHEAPSKATE CHEAP 16
81 Wilkinson Sue Time 'N' Tide CHEAPSKATE CHEAP 17
81 Roberts Malcolm Every Single Beat Of Your Heart CHEAPSKATE CHEAP 18
81 Yuka Who Would Believe A Young Man CHEAPSKATE CHEAP 19
81 Duanes We Can'T Keep Hangin' CHEAPSKATE CHEAP 20
81 Slade Wheels Ain'T Coming Down CHEAPSKATE CHEAP 21
81 Turner'S Tich Escalator Don'T Really Want You Back CHEAPSKATE CHEAP 22
81 Alley Orchestra Peter Gunn CHEAPSKATE CHEAP 23
81 Slade Knuckle Sandwich CHEAPSKATE CHEAP 24
81 Ska-Dows Yes Yes Yes CHEAPSKATE CHEAP 25
81 Wilkinson Sue Woman Only CHEAPSKATE CHEAP 26
81 Top Secret Let Me Take Your Photograph CHEAPSKATE CHEAP 27
81 Not Traced CHEAPSKATE CHEAP 28
81 Knerbie Herbie Greaser Grumplings CHEAPSKATE CHEAP 29
81 Leom Trisha Dedication CHEAPSKATE CHEAP 30
81 Wilder Tim ID Rather Be Lucky CHEAPSKATE CHEAP 31
81 Black Cat Gonna Type A Letter CHEAPSKATE CHEAP 32
81 Willy Jive Mona CHEAPSKATE CHEAP 33
81 Top Secret Don'T Say No CHEAPSKATE CHEAP 34
81 Top Secret SheS So Ugly CHEAPSKATE CHEAP 35
81 The Ska-Dows Skas On 45 CHEAPSKATE CHEAP 36
81 Christie Pete Nocturne CHEAPSKATE CHEAP 37
82 Jive Willie Message To Clear CHEAPSKATE CHEAP 38
82 Petters Steve Not Love On The Run CHEAPSKATE CHEAP 39
82 Top Secret In My World CHEAPSKATE CHEAP 40
82 The Ska-Dows We Gotta Get Out Of This Place CHEAPSKATE CHEAP 41
82 Not Traced CHEAPSKATE CHEAP 42
82 Not Traced CHEAPSKATE CHEAP 43
82 Not Traced CHEAPSKATE CHEAP 44
82 Synthetics Japanese Toys CHEAPSKATE CHEAP 45
82 Not Traced CHEAPSKATE CHEAP 46
82 WhoS George I CanT Resist You CHEAPSKATE CHEAP 47

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