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At the NME C86 show - London, 2014
|Born|| (1965-02-12) 12 February 1965
Hayes, Middlesex, England
|Genres||Indie, art rock|
|Associated acts||The Servants|
Westlake's second solo album, 2002's Play Dusty for Me, was released in a limited issue that quickly sold out but was never re-pressed. Captured Tracks reissued Play Dusty for Me in LP format on Black Friday, 2015.
The Servants' Small Time album was well received on its 2012 Cherry Red Records release, more than twenty years after its 1991-recording. The belated release followed the inclusion of 1990's Disinterest in Mojo magazine's 2011 list of the greatest British indie records of all time.
Westlake and Haines played together for the first time in twenty-three years at the Lexington, London N1 on 4 May 2014. Westlake and band played at an NME C86 show on 14 June 2014 at Venue 229, London W1; the show marked Cherry Red Records' expanded reissue of C86.
As chronicled in an interview in US music magazine The Big Takeover (issue 53, 2004), Belle and Sebastian frontman Stuart Murdoch was a huge Westlake fan and tried to locate him in the early 1990s in hope of forming a band with him, before launching Belle and Sebastian in his school class instead.
David Westlake is a solicitor and he lectures part-time at Brunel University.
- Westlake (Nov 1987, Creation Records, CRELP019 [LP]; reissued on CD by Sony in 2004)
- Play Dusty for Me (Jun 2002, Mahlerphone, CDA 001 [CD]; reissued Jul 2010 Angular Recording Corporation ARC 018 [digital])
- Play Dusty for Me (Nov 2015, Captured Tracks, CT-220 [LP]) (reissue)
- with the Servants
- Disinterest (Sep 1989, Paperhouse Records, PAPLP005 [LP]/PAPCD005 [CD])
- Reserved (2006, Cherry Red Records, CDMRED297 [CD]) (compilation)
- Youth Club Disco (2011, Captured Tracks, CT-111 [LP]) (compilation)
- Small Time/Hey Hey We're the Manqués (Oct 2012, Cherry Red Records, CDB RED 535 [2CD]; reissued Dec 2013, Captured Tracks, CT-185 [2LP])
- with the Servants
- "She’s Always Hiding"/"Transparent" (Mar 1986, Head Records, HEAD1 [7"])
- "The Sun, a Small Star"/"Meredith"/"It Takes No Gentleman"/"Funny Business" (Oct 1986, Head Records, HEAD3 [12"])
- "It’s My Turn"/"Afterglow" (Sep 1989, Glass Records, GLASS056 [7"])
- "It’s My Turn"/"Afterglow"/"Faithful to 3 Lovers"/"Do or Be Done" (Sep 1989, Glass Records, GLASS12 056 [12"])
- "Look Like a Girl"/"Bad Habits Die Hard" (- 1990, Paperhouse Records, - [7"])
- "The Servants". Only the Lonely. 2013. Retrieved 6 October 2015.
- Anthony Strutt (June 2012). "Phil King Interview". pennyblackmusic.co.uk. Retrieved 4 May 2015.
- Mark Carry (19 May 2014). "Time Has Told Me: The Servants". Fractured Air. Retrieved 4 May 2015.
- Luke Haines, sleeve-notes to the Servants compilation Reserved (Cherry Red Records CDMRED 297, 2006)
- Jack Rabid, The Big Takeover, 17 January 2011
- Discogs - David Westlake: Play Dusty for Me
- Prior, Clive (December 2011). "100 Greatest British Indie Records of All Time". Mojo - Indie Special. p. 123.
- "Hangover Lounge site". 2014. Retrieved 15 May 2014.
- Time Out, 11 December 2013
- Jack Rabid (17 January 2011). "Review of David Westlake's album Play Dusty for Me". The Big Takeover. Retrieved 11 June 2011.
- "Last FM". 2010. Retrieved 11 June 2011.
- Derek Sozou, David Westlake site
- Luke Haines, Bad Vibes (London: William Heinemann, 2009), 5-10.
- Luke Haines, sleevenotes to the Servants' compilation Reserved (Cherry Red Records CDMRED 297, 2006)
- Luke Haines, sleevenotes to the Servants' album Small Time (Cherry Red Records CDB RED 535, 2012)
- Jack Rabid, review of David Westlake's album Play Dusty For Me in The Big Takeover, 17 Jan 2011
- John Peel session information
- Janice Long session information
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