This award has significance as an illustration of the Festival Records success in generating sales of Australian artists who recorded for locally-owned independent labels. Usually these independent labels contracted and recorded the artists while Festival manufactured the records and handled their distribution, promotion and marketing.
Regular Records was an independent label formed in September 1978 by Cameron Allan and Martin Fabinyi. They signed a manufacturing and distribution deal with Fe...
Music award, gold record, 'Espresso Bongo' by Mental As Anything, laminated board / metal / paper, made and used by Festival Records, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 1980
Gold record award mounted on wooden board with laminated wood veneer. Gold LP disc with Regular Records label. Gold plaque with the text 'Australian Gold Awards. Presented to Mental as Anything by the directors of Festival Records for the award winning album Espresso Bongo' and Festival Records logo. Two metal hooks on reverse.