No Fans Records

The home of Richard Youngs

No Fans Records started in 1990 as a statement of fact. Faced with universal indifference to my music, vanity publishing was my only option. It remains dedicated to my own recordings. NFR01 - Advent LP (1990) NFR02 - Lake 2LP (with Simon Wickham-Smith, credited to R!!!S!!!, 1990) NFC01 - Durian Durian cassette by Neil/Richard/Simon/Stewart (Neil Campbell, Richard Youngs, Simon Wickham-Smith and Stewart Walden) (1992) NFR03 - New Angloid Sound LP (co-release with Forced Exposure, 1993) NFC02 - Tape Hiss cassette by Tape Hiss (Neil Campbell, Stewart Walden and Richard Youngs, 1994) NFR04 - Zenith CD by Ilk (1998) NFR05 - Nova Scotia Breakout CDR (2005) NFR06 - Summer Wanderer CDR ( 2006) NFR07 - Garden Of Stones CDR (2005) NFR08 - The Wood Is Barren, My Mountain Is Lonely CDR (with Andrew Paine, 2005) NFR09 - Multi-Tracked Shakuhachi CDR (2006) NFR10 - No Home Like Place CDR (2006)  NFR11 - Boredom of Poetry CDR (2006) NFR12 - 20th Century Jams CDR (2007) NFR13 - 21st Century Jams CDR (2007) NFR14 - Somerled CDR (2007) NFR15 - Three Handed Star CDR  (2008) NFR16 - Nerston Surface/First Voice To Earth CDR (2008) NFR17 - Live In Salford CDR (2008) NFR18 - Stormcrash LP w/ tote bag (2012) NFR19 - Library Assistants cassette by Library Assistants (Liam Stefani and Richard Youngs, 2012) NFR20 - Radio Bus Station CDR (2015) No Purpose CDR (2016) LOVEY UOU 343 CDR (2017) Downloads: Spool (2014) Radio Bus Station (2015) Glasgow Open House DJ Set 2014 (2016) The Random Sailor by Simon Wickham-Smith and Richard Youngs (2016)  Past Fragments of Distant Confrontation (2016)  Hertfordshire Retreat (2016)  Hydro (2016) Electric Cactus of Mind by Steve Todd and Richard Youngs (2016)  Parrots by Simon Wickham-Smith and Richard Youngs (2016) The Boredom of Poetry I & II (2016)  Polytechnic by Andrew Paine and Richard Youngs (2016) Music of the Peninsula_Music of the Interior by Jamie Flett and Richard Youngs (2016)                                   Dreichmass (2016)  Music for Harmonica (2016) Caro-Kann by Simon Wickham-Smith and Richard Youngs (2016)  Celestial Planisphere Readymix Remix by Neil Campbell and Richard Youngs (2016)  The Two Monarchs - Live at the Old Hairdressers by Tony Bevan and Richard Youngs (2017) Foot Guitar (2017) Foot Guitar Vol. 2 (2017) Foot Guitar Vol. 3 (2017) Foot Guitar Vol. 4 (2017) Foot Guitar Vol. 5 (2017) Brief Walk Outside (2017) LOVEY UOU 343 VIRTUAL BOXSET (2017) In 2015 VHF Records released the 7 disc retrospective set No Fans Compendium. It contained highlights of the No Fans Records CDR releases as well as a session from 1989 entitled Harpenden, and a new extended piece called Thought Plane. "Youngs offers all of himself to the listener, answering his own questions via multi-track, even while sometimes punctuating proceedings with piercing feedback. He admits to wilfulness – indeed, parts may sound to the less enamoured like he has hurt some delicate member of his anatomy – but the pieces form part of an earnest and highly personal musical quest which would have continued even if the fans remained non-existent."  - Phil Smith, Record Collector on No Fans Compendium.

No Fans Records started in 1990 as a statement of fact. Faced with universal indifference to my music, vanity publishing was my only option. It remains dedicated to my own recordings.

NFR01 - Advent LP (1990)

NFR02 - Lake 2LP (with Simon Wickham-Smith, credited to R!!!S!!!, 1990)

NFC01 - Durian Durian cassette by Neil/Richard/Simon/Stewart (Neil Campbell, Richard Youngs, Simon Wickham-Smith and Stewart Walden) (1992)

NFR03 - New Angloid Sound LP (co-release with Forced Exposure, 1993)

NFC02 - Tape Hiss cassette by Tape Hiss (Neil Campbell, Stewart Walden and Richard Youngs, 1994)

NFR04 - Zenith CD by Ilk (1998)

NFR05 - Nova Scotia Breakout CDR (2005)

NFR06 - Summer Wanderer CDR ( 2006)

NFR07 - Garden Of Stones CDR (2005)

NFR08 - The Wood Is Barren, My Mountain Is Lonely CDR (with Andrew Paine, 2005)

NFR09 - Multi-Tracked Shakuhachi CDR (2006)

NFR10 - No Home Like Place CDR (2006) 

NFR11 - Boredom of Poetry CDR (2006)

NFR12 - 20th Century Jams CDR (2007)

NFR13 - 21st Century Jams CDR (2007)

NFR14 - Somerled CDR (2007)

NFR15 - Three Handed Star CDR  (2008)

NFR16 - Nerston Surface/First Voice To Earth CDR (2008)

NFR17 - Live In Salford CDR (2008)

NFR18 - Stormcrash LP w/ tote bag (2012)

NFR19 - Library Assistants cassette by Library Assistants (Liam Stefani and Richard Youngs, 2012)

NFR20 - Radio Bus Station CDR (2015)

No Purpose CDR (2016)

LOVEY UOU 343 CDR (2017)

Downloads:

Spool (2014)

Radio Bus Station (2015)

Glasgow Open House DJ Set 2014 (2016)

The Random Sailor by Simon Wickham-Smith and Richard Youngs (2016) 

Past Fragments of Distant Confrontation (2016) 

Hertfordshire Retreat (2016) 

Hydro (2016)

Electric Cactus of Mind by Steve Todd and Richard Youngs (2016) 

Parrots by Simon Wickham-Smith and Richard Youngs (2016)

The Boredom of Poetry I & II (2016) 

Polytechnic by Andrew Paine and Richard Youngs (2016)

Music of the Peninsula_Music of the Interior by Jamie Flett and Richard Youngs (2016)                                  

Dreichmass (2016) 

Music for Harmonica (2016)

Caro-Kann by Simon Wickham-Smith and Richard Youngs (2016) 

Celestial Planisphere Readymix Remix by Neil Campbell and Richard Youngs (2016) 

The Two Monarchs - Live at the Old Hairdressers by Tony Bevan and Richard Youngs (2017)

Foot Guitar (2017)

Foot Guitar Vol. 2 (2017)

Foot Guitar Vol. 3 (2017)

Foot Guitar Vol. 4 (2017)

Foot Guitar Vol. 5 (2017)

Brief Walk Outside (2017)

LOVEY UOU 343 VIRTUAL BOXSET (2017)

In 2015 VHF Records released the 7 disc retrospective set No Fans Compendium. It contained highlights of the No Fans Records CDR releases as well as a session from 1989 entitled Harpenden, and a new extended piece called Thought Plane.

"Youngs offers all of himself to the listener, answering his own questions via multi-track, even while sometimes punctuating proceedings with piercing feedback. He admits to wilfulness – indeed, parts may sound to the less enamoured like he has hurt some delicate member of his anatomy – but the pieces form part of an earnest and highly personal musical quest which would have continued even if the fans remained non-existent."  - Phil Smith, Record Collector on No Fans Compendium.