(“The dubious one”)
**This is a discography for Manticore Records (as distributed by Motown) – other Motown labels are listed here. If you’re looking for a full list of every Motown single, try the Master Index instead!**
Prog legends Emerson, Lake and Palmer had set up Manticore Records back in 1973, but after falling out with successive distributors Island and Atlantic, the label somehow ended up in the Motown stable for 1975, its final year of operation.
Manticore’s status as a “Motown” label is kind of dubious, but I’ve opted to include it purely on the basis that these Motown-distributed Manticore singles – mostly 45s by Thee Image, though the label did manage to sign Little Richard right before the end – are as much Motown as the stuff on Inferno Records the previous decade, and the compilers of The Complete Motown Singles series voted to include those, so… here we are.
Here’s a list of the Motown-distributed Manticore Records singles that have been covered on Motown Junkies so far.
THE MANTICORE RECORDS SINGLES: THE MOTOWN YEARS
(this is just a placeholder, we’re not at 1975 yet!)
(Click a song title to read a full review of that side. NB: The coloured numbers after each title indicate the highly subjective mark out of ten I gave that song on the day I happened to write about it. They weren’t intended to be taken too seriously.)