Cleopatra

Cleopatra

Profile:
Cleopatra Records was founded in 1992 by long-time music fan, BRIAN PERERA. Brian acquired his love for the music business by becoming an active participant in the Los Angeles club scene through the 80's and 90's. The label was officially launched with three releases, PRESSURHED (a space rock band from the SF bay area) followed by the release of MOTORHEAD's "On Parole", which had long been out of print. The third release, was actually a series of reissues by electronic pioneers KRAFTWERK.

They specialize in all genres, including A Capella, Acid, Adult, Aggro Rock, Ambient, Big Band, Blues, Breakbeat, Breaks, Chill, Drum & Bass, Electronica, Experimental, Gothic, Hardcore, Indie, Industrial, Krautrock, New Wave, Oi!, Punk, Reggae, Synthpop and Techno.
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Contact Info:
[2000]
Cleopatra
PMB 251
13428 Maxella Ave.
Marina Del Rey, CA 90292

CLEOPATRA RECORDS INC.
11041 Santa Monica Blvd PMB #703
Los Angeles CA 90025
(310) 477-4000
E-mail: cleoinfo@cleorecs.com
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Label


Cat#  Artist Title (Format) Label Cat#  Country Year
Sid Vicious, The Vicious White Kids Sid Vicious, The Vicious White Kids - The Sid Vicious Experience ; Jack Boots & Dirty Looks (CD, Album, Ltd, Num) CLEOPATRA US 2014 Sell This Version
636-5 Various Goth Box(DVD, Comp) Music Video Distributors, Cleopatra, Trama 636-5 Brazil 2002 Sell This Version
0638 Tommy Bolin Whirlwind(2xLP, Comp) Purple Pyramid, Cleopatra 0638 US 2013 Sell This Version
862-CLP 1937-7 Brian Eno Baby's On Fire (Live) / Third Uncle (Live)(7", Ltd, Num, Gre) Cleopatra 862-CLP 1937-7 US 2007 Sell This Version
862-SAMPLER001-2 Various Cleopatra 2000(CD, Comp, Smplr) Cleopatra 862-SAMPLER001-2 US 2000 Sell This Version
1228-2 Various A Punk Tribute To Weezer(CD, Comp) Cleopatra, Cleopatra 1228-2 US 2002 Sell This Version
1592-2 The Prophetess The Prophetess(CD, Album) Cleopatra 1592-2 US 1993 Sell This Version
1870 The 69 Cats Transylvanian Tapes(CD, Album) Cleopatra 1870 US 2014 Sell This Version
1878 The New Order (3) The New Order(CD, Album, RE) Cleopatra 1878 US 2014 Sell This Version
2090 MC5 Kick Out The Jams Motherfucker!(LP, Album, Red) Cleopatra 2090 US 2015 Sell This Version
2095 Christian Death* The Iron Mask(CD, Album, RE) Cleopatra 2095 US 2015 Sell This Version
2170 Johnny Thunders & The Heartbreakers (2) Johnny Thunders & The Heartbreakers (2) - One Track Mind / Pirate Love(7", Ltd, Pur) Cleopatra 2170 US 2008 Sell This Version
2909 Jake E. Lee Runnin' With The Devil(CD, Ltd) Cleopatra 2909 US 2008 Sell This Version
2910 Jake E. Lee Runnin' With The Devil 2910 US 2008 Sell This Version
3552 The Litter Action Woman: 60's Garage Nuggets(LP, Comp) Cleopatra 3552 US 2009 Sell This Version
3828 Joy Division Love Will Tear Us Apart(12", Single) Cleopatra 3828 US 2013 Sell This Version
8124 New York Dolls Trashed In Paris ‘73(LP, Pic) Cleopatra 8124 US 2012 Sell This Version
8277 Christian Death Death Box(Box + 5xCD, Comp + DVD) Cleopatra 8277 US 2012 Sell This Version
9333-1 Various Who Are You An All Star Tribute To The Who(2xLP, Album, Red) Cleopatra 9333-1 US 2012 Sell This Version
24187 The Damned Not Of This Earth(Cass, Album, Promo) Cleopatra 24187 US 1996 Sell This Version
725952X Various Bumps & Rails(10", EP) Cleopatra 725952X US 2013 Sell This Version
982057 6 The Dead Sexy Inc* Mix Shake(CD, Album, Mixed) Polydor, Universal 982057 6 France 2004 Sell This Version
862-1280-1 Fear Cult Girls & Boys / Safety Dance(12", Maxi, W/Lbl) Cleopatra 862-1280-1 US 2003 Sell This Version
4115715754 Various The Whip(Cass, Comp) Cleopatra 4115715754 US 1993 Sell This Version
7 41157 12642 6 Agression Full Circle(CD, Album) Cleopatra 7 41157 12642 6 US 2003 Sell This Version
741157064414 Nektar Magic Is A Child(LP, Album) Cleopatra 741157064414 US 2014 Sell This Version
741157106916 Various Psych Out Christmas (LP) Cleopatra 741157106916 US 2013 Sell This Version
741157139112 Bangkok Ka$h Brown Sugar(12") Cleopatra 741157139112 US 2004 Sell This Version
741157193916 Various Bumps & Rails (Hot Wax Drippin')(10", EP, Comp, Whi) Cleopatra 741157193916 US 2008 Sell This Version
741157193916 LA Guns*, The Gemini Five*, Killingbird, The 69 Eyes LA Guns*, The Gemini Five*, Killingbird, The 69 Eyes - Bumps & Rails(10", Comp, Ltd, Whi) Cleopatra 741157193916 US 2008 Sell This Version
741157201628 Various Psychobilly Box: Rockabilly Roots And Hootenanny(2xCD, Comp, Box) Cleopatra 741157201628 US 2007 Sell This Version
741157213911 The Untouchables Free Yourself-Ska Hits(LP) Cleopatra 741157213911 US 2015 Sell This Version
0741157797428 Hollywood Roses Dopesnake(CD, Album) Cleopatra 0741157797428 US 2012 Sell This Version
0889466021725 Joe Lynn Turner Street Of Dreams - Boston 1985(CD) Cleopatra 0889466021725 US 2016 Sell This Version
7798141332731 Guns N' Roses Family Tree(2xCD, Comp, P/Unofficial) Cleopatra 7798141332731 Argentina 2010 Sell This Version
AHOY CD 32 / CLP 99592 / CLP 9744-2 Various A Triple Dose Of Punk - 60 Tracks(3xCD, Comp + Box) Cleopatra AHOY CD 32 / CLP 99592 / CLP 9744-2 US 1999 Sell This Version
ARY8080 Sid Vicious Swindle(7", Col) Cleopatra ARY8080 US 2007 Sell This Version
AUL207 Dexter Gordon Dexter Blows Hot And Cool(LP) Cleopatra AUL207 US 2014 Sell This Version
B003AF2C26 Ofra Haza Open Your Heart(CD, Single) Cleopatra B003AF2C26 Israel 2004 Sell This Version
B0011BJPYY Christian Death Six, Six, Sixth Communion(LP, Comp, Ltd) Cleopatra B0011BJPYY USA & Canada 2007 Sell This Version
BLCK-85934 Switchblade Symphony Serpentine Gallery(CD, Album, Promo) Dolphin Entertainment BLCK-85934 Japan 1997 Sell This Version
BLCK-85937 Download Microscopic(CD, EP) Dolphin Entertainment, Dolphin Entertainment BLCK-85937 Japan 1997 Sell This Version
BLCK-85980 One Way System Leave Me Alone(CD, EP) Cleopatra BLCK-85980 Japan 1998 Sell This Version
BLCK-86025 Various The Blackest Album / An Industrial Tribute To Metallica - Volume 1(CD, Comp) Cleopatra BLCK-86025 Japan 1998 Sell This Version
BR04-CD Various Dark Noise(CD, Comp) Cleopatra, Black Rat Recordings BR04-CD US 1998 Sell This Version
CD 03-519/DD24 Christian Death featuring Rozz Williams The Path Of Sorrows(CD, Album) Irond CD 03-519/DD24 Russia 2003 Sell This Version
CDLL-57666 Motörhead On Parole(CD, Album, RE) CEMA Special Markets, Cleopatra CDLL-57666 US 1991 Sell This Version
CDMGRAM 125 Various A Tribute To Prince: Party O' The Times(CD, Comp) Anagram Records CDMGRAM 125 UK 2000 Sell This Version
CDMGRAM 130 Various A Tribute To Queen - We Will Rock You(CD, Comp) Cleopatra, Anagram Records, Cherry Red CDMGRAM 130 UK 2000 Sell This Version
CDM GRAM 159 Various A Tribute To Tool(CD, Comp) Anagram Records CDM GRAM 159 UK 2002 Sell This Version
CDM GRAM 181 A Flock Of Seagulls I Ran: The Best Of(CD, Comp) Anagram Records CDM GRAM 181 UK 2004 Sell This Version
CDM GRAM 189 Various Electro-Mode - An Electro Tribute To Depeche Mode(CD, Album) Anagram Records CDM GRAM 189 UK 2004 Sell This Version
CDM ZEB 28 Various A Tribute To Korn - Kloned & Remixed(CD, Comp) Zebra Records (2) CDM ZEB 28 UK 2003 Sell This Version
CDM ZEB 31 Various A Tribute To Blink 182(CD, Album) Zebra Records (6) CDM ZEB 31 UK 2004 Sell This Version
CD ZOT 214 Equinox (2) Holon(CD, Album) Zoth Ommog, Zoth Ommog CD ZOT 214 Germany 1999 Sell This Version
CKU 2106 Canned Heat With John Lee Hooker Canned Heat With John Lee Hooker - Carnegie Hall 1971(LP, Album, Ltd, Gre) Cleopatra CKU 2106 US 2015 Sell This Version
CL00030 Various Alleluia! The Devil’s Carnival Soundtrack (Album) CL00030 US 2015 Sell This Version
CLE-0001 Sex Gang Children / Christian Death* Sex Gang Children / Christian Death* - The Quick Gas Gang / Spiritual Cramp(7", Blu) Cleopatra CLE-0001 US 1992 Sell This Version
CLE-0002 The Adicts 7:27(7", EP, Gre) Cleopatra CLE-0002 US 1992 Sell This Version
CLE 8222-1 Marvin Gaye Marvin Gaye Live!(LP, Pic, Ltd) Cleopatra CLE 8222-1 US 2012 Sell This Version
CLE 09470-2 Leæther Strip Underneath The Laughter(CD, Album) Cleopatra CLE 09470-2 US 1994 Sell This Version
CLE-59412 The Exploited Don't Forget The Chaos(LP, Comp, Ltd, Pur) Cleopatra CLE-59412 US 1992 Sell This Version
CLEO0212 Frontline Assembly* State Of Mind(LP, Album, Ltd, RE, Yel) Cleopatra CLEO0212 US 2016 Sell This Version
CLEO 1016-2 Nosferatu (4) Legend(CD, Comp) Cleopatra CLEO 1016-2 US 1994 Sell This Version
CLEO 1019-2 Various Gothic Rock (Comp) CLEO 1019-2 US 1993 Sell This Version
CLEO 1019-4 Various Gothic Rock(Cass, Comp) Cleopatra CLEO 1019-4 US 1993 Sell This Version
CLEO 1023-2 Conflict (2) Employing All Means Necessary!(CD, Comp) Cleopatra CLEO 1023-2 US 1993 Sell This Version
CLEO 1029-2 The Damned Strawberries(CD, Album) Cleopatra CLEO 1029-2 US 1993 Sell This Version
CLEO 1029-4 The Damned Strawberries(Cass) Cleopatra CLEO 1029-4 US 1993 Sell This Version
CLEO 1030-2 The March Violets The Botanic Verses (Comp) CLEO 1030-2 US 1993 Sell This Version
CLEO 1039-2 Gitane Demone Facets Of Blue(CD, Album) Cleopatra CLEO 1039-2 US 1993 Sell This Version
CLEO 1039-4 Gitane Demone Facets Of Blue(Cass) Cleopatra CLEO 1039-4 US 1993 Sell This Version
CLEO 1099-2 Eva O Past Time(CD, Comp) Cleopatra CLEO 1099-2 US 1993 Sell This Version
CLEO 1182-2 Two Witches The Vampire's Kiss(CD, Album) Cleopatra CLEO 1182-2 US 1993 Sell This Version
CLEO 1182-4 Two Witches The Vampire's Kiss(Cass, Album) Cleopatra CLEO 1182-4 US 1993 Sell This Version
CLEO 2134-4 45 Grave Debasement Tapes(Cass) Cleopatra CLEO 2134-4 US 1993 Sell This Version
CLEO 2481-4 The Adicts Songs Of Praise(Cass, Album, RE) Cleopatra CLEO 2481-4 US 1993 Sell This Version
CLEO 3094 Carcrash International Fragments Of A Journal In Hell(Cass, Album) Cleopatra CLEO 3094 US 1993 Sell This Version
CLEO 3262 The Adicts Smart Alex(CD, Album, RE) Cleopatra CLEO 3262 US 1993 Sell This Version
CLEO 3751-2 Super Heroines Love And Pain(CD, Album) Cleopatra CLEO 3751-2 US 1993 Sell This Version
CLEO 3993-4 Christian Death featuring Rozz Williams The Path Of Sorrows(Cass, Album) Cleopatra CLEO 3993-4 US 1993 Sell This Version
CLEO 5122-2 Sex Gang Children Blind(CD, Album) Cleopatra CLEO 5122-2 US 1992 Sell This Version
CLEO 5841-2 Christian Death* Skeleton Kiss(CD, Maxi, Ltd, Num) Cleopatra CLEO 5841-2 US 1992 Sell This Version
cleo5902 Voice Of Destruction Black Are The Souls Of The Damned(CD, Maxi) Cleopatra cleo5902 US 1992 Sell This Version
Cleo 6008-2 Digital Poodle Division!(CD, Album) Cleopatra, Cleopatra Cleo 6008-2 US 1994 Sell This Version
CLEO 6008-4 Digital Poodle Division!(Cass, Album) Cleopatra CLEO 6008-4 US 1994 Sell This Version
CLEO6647-2 Various A Tribute To The Sisters Of Mercy - First And Last And Forever (Comp) CLEO6647-2 US 1993 Sell This Version
CLEO 6647-4 Various A Tribute To The Sisters Of Mercy - First And Last And Forever(Cass, Comp) Cleopatra CLEO 6647-4 US 1993 Sell This Version
CLEO 7036-2 Blok 57 Blok 57(CD, Album) Cleopatra CLEO 7036-2 US 1993 Sell This Version
CLEO 7036-4 Blok 57 Blok 57(Cass, Album) Cleopatra CLEO 7036-4 US 1993 Sell This Version
CLEO 7109-2 Spahn Ranch Collateral Damage (Album) CLEO 7109-2 US 1993 Sell This Version
CLEO 7269-2 The Electric Hellfire Club Burn, Baby, Burn!(CD, Album) Cleopatra CLEO 7269-2 US 1993 Sell This Version
CLEO 7519-2 Play Dead (2) The First Flower(CD, Album, RE) Cleopatra CLEO 7519-2 US 1993 Sell This Version
CLEO7519-4 Play Dead (2) The First Flower(Cass, Album) Cleopatra CLEO7519-4 US 1993 Sell This Version
CLEO 9109-2 Christian Death Tales Of Innocence, A Continued Anthology ...(CD, Album) Cleopatra CLEO 9109-2 US 1993 Sell This Version
CLEO 9109-4 Christian Death Tales Of Innocence, A Continued Anthology ...(Cass) Cleopatra CLEO 9109-4 US 1993 Sell This Version
CLEO 9119-2 Rosetta Stone Epitome E.P.(CD, EP) Cleopatra CLEO 9119-2 US 1993 Sell This Version
CLEO 9119-4 Rosetta Stone Epitome E.P.(Cass, EP) Cleopatra CLEO 9119-4 US 1993 Sell This Version
CLEO 9187-2 The Wake (2) Masked (Album) CLEO 9187-2 US 1993 Sell This Version
CLEO 9187-2 The Wake (2) Christine(CD, EP) Cleopatra, Cleopatra CLEO 9187-2 US 1995 Sell This Version

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nondor

nondor

July 26, 2014
edited over 2 years ago
Super unethical sleazebag art theft in such profusion.
I feel like I have a cocaine hangover and I just woke up on a leather couch and am squinting painfully at the too-bright shards of sunlight filtering in regular shafts through the venetian blinds over the sliding glass door, my clothes rank with the stench of menthol cigarrettes as I try to remember whose beach condo I am at; this is what Cleopatra Records brings to mind.
I once bought a CD "by" this label in Amoeba Record's Hollywood store, OSTENSIBLY a goth compilation of some sort, only to discover that the contents of the disc were all recorded by one person aimlessly noodling on some synths without even stopping for individual track entries, ALL THE BANDS LISTED WERE FAKE (didn't exist).
I tried to find this fake comp on this discography (it had a black and white picture of Dracula, maybe Bela Lugosi) but I soon realized it's probably not even accounted for.
The word "ostensible" will be useful in attempting to understand the difference between what Cleopatra claims and what she offers. This coffin-crawler's cocaine-financing operation exists to victimize music fans willing to take a chance and it does this with cynical reliability.
They can't be trusted to care about the accuracy of the printed information on their releases;
Cleopatra can be trusted to act like a criminal parasite because music is for suckers who can spell.
goneandromeda

goneandromeda

August 15, 2010
In a time just before the internet became popular, this record label did a lot for the goth scene. Before it was easy to find music you heard in clubs (especially since the DJs wouldn't tell you who the tracks were by, fearing you'd take their job) and related music you hadn't heard yet, Cleopatra was the most available source of goth track discoveries in my part of the u.s.a.
Crijevo

Crijevo

August 21, 2007
edited about 1 year ago
Personally I appreciate the effort of any label willing to bring out its (or others) best out into the world but the case with Cleopatra is they were always reaching worrying levels of underground's absurdity - be it 'Tributes', re-releases with horrific cover designs or as many point out - mispellings...

What fascinated me at first with Cleopatra was their enthusiastic (or desperate?) search for identity. They released far too many itchy-kitchy gothic-preferred records alongside which even those of more respectfully re-issued anthology (Kraftwerk, Clock DVA, V/A 'The Whip' etc) seem like piracy.

There is nothing bad about their catalogue for people who are willing to explore the dark side of life (or the funny side of pretending it) but I'll agree that Cleopatra seems more like a hybrid desperado than a label with properly built identity - the irony has it, in the end, this constant desperate feel became their identity and eventual reason for it being ridiculed...
ThomasBear

ThomasBear

January 5, 2006
edited over 10 years ago
Let's not forget that this is the label everyone loves to hate, if only because of their almost religious tendency to keep releasing "A Tribute To..." compilations. Yes, they sure do give us a lot of suspect material but for them to keep going, not to mention the sheer catalogue size and volume, means that they must be doing something right.
fivershutch

fivershutch

January 19, 2004
Be warned that label sometime uses a vinyl sources when they release CDs. Listen closely for surface noce, and Kellog's "snap, crackle, and pop". On a positive note, at least they make an effort to release long out of print vinyl on CD. I owned Psychic TV's "Force the Hand of Chance" CD (what's up with changing the original cover artwork?) on Cleopatra until I got a hold of the official 1997 Some Bizzare release.
Brad.R

Brad.R

October 22, 2003
They also have a horrible habit of releasing and re-releasing cds with either misspellings of the artist name or album title, or completely incorrect track information.
jt

jt

March 12, 2003
This label issued domestically (in the U.S.) a lot of Zoth Ommog Records' catalog; their other releases are mostly forgettable.