Bands/Musicians I.R.S. Records Complete Artist Roster

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List of I.R.S. Records artists, listed alphabetically with photos when available. This I.R.S. Records roster includes both past and present artists. Popular I.R.S. Records bands and artists are all listed here with information such as what genre the bands fall under and what albums they're known for. If you're looking for any of these I.R.S. Records band's full discographies then click on their name and you can find them here on Ranker. The artists and bands on this list might be pop, rap, rock, electronic or any other genre, but what they all have in common is that they were signed by I.R.S. Records.

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A Flock of Seagulls is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list I.R.S. Records Complete Artist Roster
Synthpop, New Wave, Electronic music
A Flock of Seagulls are an English new wave band originally formed in Liverpool by brothers Michael "Mike" Score and Alister "Ali" James Score, along with Francis Lee ...more
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Alan Glen is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list I.R.S. Records Complete Artist Roster
Blues
Alan Glen is a British blues harmonica player, best known for his work with The Yardbirds, Nine Below Zero, Little Axe, and his own bands, The Barcodes and The Incredible Blues Puppies.
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Alternative TV is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list I.R.S. Records Complete Artist Roster
Punk rock, Post-punk
Alternative TV were an English post-punk band, formed in London in 1976. Author Steve Taylor writes, "Alternative TV pioneered reggae rhythms in punk and then moved on to redefine the
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Andy Powell is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list I.R.S. Records Complete Artist Roster
Rock music, Progressive rock, Art rock
Andy Powell is an English guitarist and songwriter, and best known as a founding member of Wishbone Ash. Alongside Wishbone Ash's other twin lead guitarist, Ted Turner, the pair were ...more
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Belinda Carlisle is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list I.R.S. Records Complete Artist Roster
Pop punk, New Wave, Pop music
Belinda Jo Carlisle is an American singer who gained worldwide fame as the lead vocalist of The Go-Go's, one of the most successful all-female bands of all time. The group sold more than seven ...more
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Berlin is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list I.R.S. Records Complete Artist Roster
Synthpop, New Wave, Rock music
Berlin is an American new wave band. The group was formed in Los Angeles in 1978 by John Crawford. Band members included Crawford, Terri Nunn, David Diamond, Ric Olsen, Matt Reid and Rod ...more
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Bill Pritchard is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list I.R.S. Records Complete Artist Roster
Bill Pritchard Indie pop
Bill Pritchard is a British singer-songwriter, instrumentalist, musical arranger and producer. Despite being little known in his native country he has achieved considerable recognition in France ...more
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Black Sabbath is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list I.R.S. Records Complete Artist Roster
Doom metal, Blues-rock, Power metal
Black Sabbath are an English rock band, formed in Birmingham in 1968, by guitarist and main songwriter Tony Iommi, bassist and main lyricist Geezer Butler, singer Ozzy Osbourne, and drummer Bill ...more
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Buzzcocks is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list I.R.S. Records Complete Artist Roster
Pop punk, New Wave, Power pop
Buzzcocks are an English punk rock band, formed in Bolton in 1976 by singer-songwriter-guitarist Pete Shelley and singer-songwriter Howard Devoto. They are regarded as an important influence on ...more
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Camper Van Beethoven is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list I.R.S. Records Complete Artist Roster
Pop music, Ska, World music
Camper Van Beethoven is an American rock band formed in Redlands, California in 1983 and later located in Santa Cruz and San Francisco. Their style mixes elements of pop, ska, punk rock, folk, ...more
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Candyman is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list I.R.S. Records Complete Artist Roster
Hip hop music, Gangsta rap, Rap music
Candell Manson known by his stage name Candyman, is an American rapper and record producer. He is best known for his hit single "Knockin' Boots".
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Caterwaul is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list I.R.S. Records Complete Artist Roster
Rock music, Alternative rock, Post-rock
Caterwaul was an American band, based in Phoenix, Arizona, featuring Betsy Martin on vocals and mandolin, Mark Schafer on guitar, Fred Cross on bass and Kevin Pinnt on the drums. Their debut ...more
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Chelsea is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list I.R.S. Records Complete Artist Roster
Punk rock
Chelsea are an English punk rock band, formed in London in 1976. Three of the four original band members went on to help found Generation X. More than two decades after its release, "Right ...more
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Chiddy Bang is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list I.R.S. Records Complete Artist Roster
Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Synthpop
Chidera Anamege, now known by his stage name Chiddy Bang is an American hip hop recording artist. Prior to their break up, Chiddy Bang was an American pop-rap duo consisting of Anamege under the ...more
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Circle Jerks is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list I.R.S. Records Complete Artist Roster
Rock music, Heavy metal, Alternative rock
Circle Jerks were an American hardcore punk band, formed in 1979 in Los Angeles, California. The group was founded by former Black Flag vocalist Keith Morris and Red Kross guitarist Greg Hetson. ...more
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Concrete Blonde is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list I.R.S. Records Complete Artist Roster
Alternative rock
Concrete Blonde is an alternative rock band based in the United States. They were active from 1982 to 1995, from 2001 to 2004, and then reunited in 2010 and have been active since. They are best ...more
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Cry Wolf is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list I.R.S. Records Complete Artist Roster
Glam metal, Heavy metal, Hard rock
Cry Wolf is a melodic hard rock band formed in the San Francisco Bay Area in the mid-1980s. Originally named Heroes, the band consisted of Tim Hall, Steve McKnight, Phil Deckard, John Freixas ...more
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dada is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list I.R.S. Records Complete Artist Roster
Rock music, Alternative rock
Dada is a three piece rock band from California. The band is made up of Michael Gurley, Joie Calio and Phil Leavitt. The band's songs feature both Michael and Joie sharing the vocals on each ...more
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Dave Wakeling is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list I.R.S. Records Complete Artist Roster
Popular music, Ska
David Wakeling is an English rock singer, songwriter, and guitarist. He is most famous for singing and writing songs for the 1980s 2-Tone band The Beat and also General Public. He was born in ...more
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Dead Kennedys is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list I.R.S. Records Complete Artist Roster
Psychobilly, Anarcho-punk, Skate punk
Dead Kennedys is an American hardcore punk band formed in San Francisco, California in 1978. The band became part of the American hardcore punk movement of the early 1980s. They gained a large ...more
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Doctor and the Medics is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list I.R.S. Records Complete Artist Roster
Psychedelic rock
Doctor and the Medics is a London based psychedelic rock band, which enjoyed their greatest success in the 1980s, and are best known for their UK Number 1 song, the remake of Norman Greenbaum's ...more
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Eric Burdon & the Animals is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list I.R.S. Records Complete Artist Roster
Blues-rock, Rock music, British blues
The Animals were a British band of the 1960s, formed in Newcastle upon Tyne during the early part of the decade. The band moved to London upon finding fame in 1964. The Animals were known for ...more
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Fashion is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list I.R.S. Records Complete Artist Roster
Synthpop, New Wave, Post-punk
Fashion were a British new wave band consisting of Dee Harris, Al "Luke Sky" James, Alan Darby, John Mulligan, Marlon Recchi, and Dik Davis. The band had two or three eras. The first, ...more
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Fine Young Cannibals is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list I.R.S. Records Complete Artist Roster
New Wave, Rock music, Pop rock
Fine Young Cannibals were a British band formed in Birmingham, England in 1984, by bassist David Steele, guitarist Andy Cox, and singer Roland Gift. Their self-titled 1985 debut album contained ...more
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Focus is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list I.R.S. Records Complete Artist Roster
Nederpop, Rock music, Instrumental rock
Focus is a Dutch progressive rock band, founded by classically trained organist/flautist Thijs van Leer in 1969, most famous for the instrumental "Hocus Pocus". The band broke up in ...more