the X-Ray Spex label was formed as a subsidiary of EMI.  [Phil] Presky [of EMI] became the label manager, with the band getting a 10k advance, 15% royalties and 20k advertising for Spex singles."  Those X-Ray Spex singles all had catalogue numbers taken from EMI International's INT-500 series.  The first of them, 'The Day The World Turned Dayglo' b/w 'Iama Poseur' (INT-553; 4/78) had a green label without an EMI International logo on it; only the INT-500 number shows its parentage.  The others had blue labels and the logo.  Needless to say, the X-Ray Spex label lasted only as long as the band's association with EMI did - that is to say, around twelve months. Thanks to Robert Lyons For The Info.

78 X-Ray Spex The Day The World Turned Dayglo / Iama Poseur  X-RAY SPEX INT 553
78 X-Ray Spex Identity / Let's Submerge  X-RAY SPEX INT 563
78 X-Ray Spex Germ Free Adolescence / Age X-RAY SPEX INT 573
79 X-Ray Spex  Highly Inflammable / Warrior In Woolworths X-RAY SPEX INT 583

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