415 Records

415 Records

Profile:
Late 70s/early 80s punk, synthpop/electrorock label based in San Francisco, California. The label primarily featured punk and new wave music from San Francisco bands although as the label grew they signed bands from other cities as well. The label name 415 is a reference both to the telephone area code for the San Francisco area and to the police code for "disturbing the peace."

415 was founded in San Francisco in 1978 by writer and promoter Howie Klein, Aquarius Records (San Francisco) store owner Chris Knab, and music retailer/collector Butch Bridges. In 1979, Butch Bridges sold his interest in the label to Queenie Taylor, a long time employee of the management and promotion agency, Bill Graham Presents, which helped book 415 acts opening for nationally touring bands such as Duran Duran. They signed a distribution deal with Columbia.

After Klein left 415, Levitin helped Klein run the label for 3 months until Sandy Pearlman (producer and manager of Blue Öyster Cult and Black Sabbath) bought the label, bringing in Tom Schedler to be head of the A&R department. Pearlman changed the name to Popular Metaphysics, and released records through its co-branding agreement with MCA Records for a diverse but small group of artists, including Love Club (4), Manitoba's Wild Kingdom, and World Entertainment War.
Contact Info:
(Previous)
519 Castro Street
San Francisco, California 94114
Sites:
[l16439]

Label


Cat#  Artist Title (Format) Label Cat#  Country Year
#3 Night Time T.V.  album cover The Impostors (2) Night Time T.V.(7") 415 Records #3 US 1979 Sell This Version
5C 38178 Never Say Never  album cover Romeo Void Never Say Never 5C 38178 US 1981 Sell This Version
07SP 655 Never Say Never (ネヴァー・セイ・ネヴァー)  album cover Romeo Void Never Say Never (ネヴァー・セイ・ネヴァー) 07SP 655 Japan 1982 Sell This Version
07SP 994 Heaven  album cover Until December Heaven (Single) 07SP 994 Japan 1987 Sell This Version
07SP 1022 She Comes On  album cover Wire Train She Comes On(7", Promo) CBS/Sony, 415 Records 07SP 1022 Japan 1987 Sell This Version
12CXP-03629 China  album cover Red Rockers China(12", Single) Columbia, 415 Records, Columbia, 415 Records 12CXP-03629 Canada 1983 Sell This Version
12CXP-06768 Call Me / Free Again  album cover Until December Call Me / Free Again(12", Maxi) Columbia, 415 Records 12CXP-06768 Canada 1986 Sell This Version
25AP 2398 Benefactor  album cover Romeo Void Benefactor (Album) 25AP 2398 Japan 1982 Sell This Version
25AP2439 Heartbeats And Triggers  album cover Translator (3) Heartbeats And Triggers(LP, Album) Columbia 25AP2439 Japan 1982 Sell This Version
28AP 2933 Instincts  album cover Romeo Void Instincts(LP, Pit) 415 Records 28AP 2933 Japan 1984 Sell This Version
28AP 2939 Schizophrenic Circus  album cover Red Rockers Schizophrenic Circus (Album) 28AP 2939 Japan 1984 Sell This Version
28AP 3280 Until December  album cover Until December Until December(LP, Album) CBS/Sony, 415 Records 28AP 3280 Japan 1986 Sell This Version
32DP 678 Ten Women  album cover Wire Train Ten Women(CD, Album) 415 Records, CBS/Sony 32DP 678 Japan 1987 Sell This Version
415A-0005 The Evil One  album cover Roky Erickson And The Aliens The Evil One(LP, Album) 415 Records 415A-0005 US 1981 Sell This Version
415A-0006 Condition Red  album cover Red Rockers Condition Red(LP, Album) 415 Records 415A-0006 US 1981 Sell This Version
415A-0007 Never Say Never  album cover Romeo Void Never Say Never(12") 415 Records 415A-0007 US 1981 Sell This Version
415A-0009 The White EP  album cover Pop•O•Pies* The White EP(12", EP) 415 Records 415A-0009 US 1981 Sell This Version
415A 0010 K.U.S.A  album cover The Uptones K.U.S.A(12", EP) 415 Records 415A 0010 US 1985 Sell This Version
415C-0004/7 Its A Condition / Never Say Never  album cover Romeo Void Its A Condition / Never Say Never(Cass, Comp) 415 Records 415C-0004/7 US 1981 Sell This Version
415S-0013 Truckin'  album cover Pop•O•Pies* Truckin'(7", Single) 415 Records 415S-0013 US 1981 Sell This Version
911x39 Everyone's A Bigot / 0°  album cover Offs* Everyone's A Bigot / 0°(7", Single) 415 Records 911x39 US 1978 Sell This Version
34859 New Dark Ages  album cover The Mutants* New Dark Ages 34859 US 1980 Sell This Version
38162X632 Heartbeats And Triggers  album cover Translator (3) Heartbeats And Triggers(Cass, Album) Columbia 38162X632 US 1982 Sell This Version
38998 In A Chamber  album cover Wire Train In A Chamber(Cass, Album, Promo, CrO) Columbia, 415 Records 38998 US 1984 Sell This Version
450440 1 Ten Women  album cover Wire Train Ten Women(LP, Album) 415 Records 450440 1 Australia 1987 Sell This Version
650168 6 Until December Heaven / Bela Lugosi's Dead (Maxi) 650168 6 Netherlands 1986 Sell This Version
650422 7 She Comes On / Compassion  album cover Wire Train She Comes On / Compassion(7") CBS, 415 Records 650422 7 UK 1987 Sell This Version
38-03786 China  album cover Red Rockers China 38-03786 US 1983 Sell This Version
38-04076 Good As Gold  album cover Red Rockers Good As Gold(7", Promo) Columbia, 415 Records 38-04076 US 1983 Sell This Version
38-04386 I'll Do You / It's Only Dark  album cover Wire Train I'll Do You / It's Only Dark(7", Single) Columbia 38-04386 US 1984 Sell This Version
38-04534 A Girl In Trouble (Is A Temporary Thing) / Going To Neon  album cover Romeo Void A Girl In Trouble (Is A Temporary Thing) / Going To Neon 38-04534 US 1984 Sell This Version
38-04596 Eve Of Destruction  album cover Red Rockers Eve Of Destruction (Single) 38-04596 Canada 1984 Sell This Version
38-04687 Blood From A Stone  album cover Red Rockers Blood From A Stone(7", Promo) Columbia, 415 Records 38-04687 US 1984 Sell This Version
38-04704 Say No  album cover Romeo Void Say No (Single) 38-04704 US 1984 Sell This Version
38-06346 Heaven  album cover Until December Heaven(7", Promo) Columbia, 415 Records 38-06346 US 1986 Sell This Version
38-07048 Call Me  album cover Until December Call Me(7", Promo) Columbia, 415 Records 38-07048 US 1986 Sell This Version
44-03629 China  album cover Red Rockers China (EP) 44-03629 US 1983 Sell This Version
44-04046 Break Down Barriers  album cover Translator (3) Break Down Barriers(12", EP, Promo) Columbia 44-04046 US 1983 Sell This Version
44-05001 Chamber Of Hellos  album cover Wire Train Chamber Of Hellos 44-05001 US 1984 Sell This Version
44-05103a A Girl In Trouble (Is A Temporary Thing)  album cover Romeo Void A Girl In Trouble (Is A Temporary Thing)(12", Single) Columbia, 415 Records 44-05103a US 1984 Sell This Version
44-05135 Say No  album cover Romeo Void Say No(12", Maxi, S/Edition) CBS, 415 Records 44-05135 Netherlands 1984 Sell This Version
44 05341 Secrets (I Won't Tell) / We Are The Boys  album cover Until December Secrets (I Won't Tell) / We Are The Boys(12") Columbia, 415 Records, Columbia, 415 Records 44 05341 US 1986 Sell This Version
44 05911 Live Alone In Shame / Until December  album cover Until December Live Alone In Shame / Until December(12") Columbia, 415 Records, Columbia, 415 Records 44 05911 US 1986 Sell This Version
44-05957 Heaven / Bela Lugosi's Dead  album cover Until December Heaven / Bela Lugosi's Dead(12") Columbia, 415 Records, Columbia, 415 Records 44-05957 US 1986 Sell This Version
44-06768 Call Me / Free Again  album cover Until December Call Me / Free Again(12") Columbia, 415 Records 44-06768 US 1986 Sell This Version
A0001 415 Music  album cover Various 415 Music(LP, Comp) 415 Records A0001 US 1980 Sell This Version
A0002 Extended Play  album cover SVT Extended Play(12", EP) 415 Records A0002 US 1980 Sell This Version
A-0003 Digital Stimulation  album cover Units Digital Stimulation(LP, Album) 415 Records A-0003 US 1980 Sell This Version
A-0004 Its A Condition  album cover Romeo Void Its A Condition(LP, Album) 415 Records A-0004 US 1981 Sell This Version
A-0008 They Walk Among You  album cover New Math They Walk Among You(12", EP) 415 Records A-0008 US 1981 Sell This Version
A-00011 This Must Be The Place  album cover Monkey Rhythm This Must Be The Place(12", EP) 415 Records, 415 Records A-00011 US 1985 Sell This Version
A3245 China  album cover Red Rockers China (Single) A3245 UK 1983 Sell This Version
A-3715 Un-Alone  album cover Translator (3) Un-Alone(7") CBS A-3715 Netherlands 1983 Sell This Version
A-4756 A Girl In Trouble (Is A Temporary Thing)  album cover Romeo Void A Girl In Trouble (Is A Temporary Thing) A-4756 Netherlands 1984 Sell This Version
A 6945 Secrets (I Won't Tell)  album cover Until December Secrets (I Won't Tell)(7", Single) 415 Records A 6945 Netherlands 1986 Sell This Version
AMB 1 Declaration Of Independents  album cover Various Declaration Of Independents(LP, Comp) Ambition Records (2) AMB 1 US 1980 Sell This Version
ARC 38182 Benefactor  album cover Romeo Void Benefactor (Album) ARC 38182 US 1982 Sell This Version
ART 38182 Romeo Void Benefactor(LP, Album) Columbia, 415 Records ART 38182 US 1982 Sell This Version
AS 1552 Never Say Never  album cover Romeo Void Never Say Never(12", Promo) Columbia, 415 Records AS 1552 US 1982 Sell This Version
AS 1618 China  album cover Red Rockers China(12", Single, Promo) 415 Records, Columbia AS 1618 US 1983 Sell This Version
AS 1913 Eve Of Destruction  album cover Red Rockers Eve Of Destruction(12", Single, Promo) Columbia, 415 Records AS 1913 US 1984 Sell This Version
AS 1955 Blood From A Stone  album cover Red Rockers Blood From A Stone(12", Single, Promo) Columbia, 415 Records AS 1955 US 1984 Sell This Version
AS 2018 Just Like You  album cover Red Rockers Just Like You(12", Single, Promo) Columbia, 415 Records AS 2018 US 1984 Sell This Version
BCT 39155 Instincts  album cover Romeo Void Instincts(Cass, Album) Columbia, 415 Records BCT 39155 US 1984 Sell This Version
BCT 40438 Until December  album cover Until December Until December(Cass, Album) Columbia, Columbia, 415 Records, 415 Records BCT 40438 US 1986 Sell This Version
BFC 38998 In A Chamber  album cover Wire Train In A Chamber(LP, Album) Columbia, 415 Records BFC 38998 US 1984 Sell This Version
BFC 39155 Instincts  album cover Romeo Void Instincts (Album) BFC 39155 US 1984 Sell This Version
BFC 39281 Schizophrenic Circus  album cover Red Rockers Schizophrenic Circus(LP, Album) Columbia, 415 Records BFC 39281 US 1984 Sell This Version
BFC 40129 Between Two Words  album cover Wire Train Between Two Words(LP, Album) Columbia, 415 Records BFC 40129 US 1985 Sell This Version
BFC 40438 Until December  album cover Until December Until December(LP, Album) Columbia, 415 Records, Columbia, 415 Records BFC 40438 US 1986 Sell This Version
Bl39155 Instincts  album cover Romeo Void Instincts(LP, Album, Promo) 415 Records Bl39155 US 1984 Sell This Version
C 38178 Never Say Never  album cover Romeo Void Never Say Never(12") Columbia, 415 Records C 38178 Canada 1981 Sell This Version
CBS 25762 In A Chamber  album cover Wire Train In A Chamber(LP, Album) CBS, 415 Records CBS 25762 Netherlands 1984 Sell This Version
CBS 26670 Between Two Words  album cover Wire Train Between Two Words(LP, Album) CBS, 415 Records, CBS, 415 Records CBS 26670 Europe 1985 Sell This Version
CBS 85929 Itsacondition  album cover Romeo Void Itsacondition(LP, Album) CBS, CBS CBS 85929 Europe 1981 Sell This Version
CBS 85953 Heartbeats And Triggers  album cover Translator (3) Heartbeats And Triggers (Album) CBS 85953 Europe 1982 Sell This Version
CBS 450153 1 Until December  album cover Until December Until December(LP, Album) CBS, 415 Records CBS 450153 1 UK & Europe 1986 Sell This Version
CBS 650422 7 She Comes On / Compassion  album cover Wire Train She Comes On / Compassion (Single) CBS 650422 7 Spain 1987 Sell This Version
CBS 650965 6 Call Me / Free Again  album cover Until December Call Me / Free Again(12", Maxi) CBS, 415 Records CBS 650965 6 Netherlands 1986 Sell This Version
CBSA 2733 Never Say Never  album cover Romeo Void Never Say Never CBSA 2733 Netherlands 1982 Sell This Version
CK 47965 The Best Of 415 Records  album cover Various The Best Of 415 Records(CD, Comp) Legacy, Columbia, 415 Records CK 47965 US 1994 Sell This Version
CK 64778 Everywhere That We Were: The Best Of Translator  album cover Translator (3) Everywhere That We Were: The Best Of Translator(CD, Comp) Columbia, Legacy, 415 Records CK 64778 US 1996 Sell This Version
CT 40529 Translator (3) Everywhere That I'm Not - A Retrospective(Cass, Comp) Columbia, 415 Records CT 40529 US 1986 Sell This Version
ELPS 4329 Its A Condition  album cover Romeo Void Its A Condition(LP, Album) Epic ELPS 4329 New Zealand 1981 Sell This Version
ES 994 A Girl In Trouble (Is A Temporary Thing)  album cover Romeo Void A Girl In Trouble (Is A Temporary Thing)(7", Single, Promo) Epic, 415 Records ES 994 Australia 1984 Sell This Version
ES 1024 Say No  album cover Romeo Void Say No(7", Single, Promo) 415 Records, Epic ES 1024 Australia 1984 Sell This Version
ES 12120 A Girl In Trouble (Is A Temporary Thing)  album cover Romeo Void A Girl In Trouble (Is A Temporary Thing)(12") Epic, 415 Records ES 12120 Australia 1984 Sell This Version
EX 12019 Never Say Never  album cover Romeo Void Never Say Never(12", EP) Epic, 415 Records EX 12019 New Zealand 1981 Sell This Version
FC 38162 Heartbeats And Triggers  album cover Translator (3) Heartbeats And Triggers(LP, Album) Columbia, 415 Records FC 38162 Canada 1982 Sell This Version
FC 38629 Good As Gold  album cover Red Rockers Good As Gold(LP, Album) Columbia, 415 Records FC 38629 Canada 1983 Sell This Version
FC 39155 Instincts  album cover Romeo Void Instincts(LP, Album) Columbia, 415 Records FC 39155 Canada 1984 Sell This Version
FC 39281 Schizophrenic Circus  album cover Red Rockers Schizophrenic Circus(LP, Album) Columbia, 415 Records FC 39281 Canada 1984 Sell This Version
FC 40129 Between Two Words  album cover Wire Train Between Two Words(LP, Album) Columbia, 415 Records FC 40129 Canada 1985 Sell This Version
FC 40529 Everywhere That I'm Not - A Retrospective  album cover Translator (3) Everywhere That I'm Not - A Retrospective(LP, Comp) Columbia, 415 Records FC 40529 US 1986 Sell This Version
FCT 38629 Good As Gold  album cover Red Rockers Good As Gold(Cass, Album) Columbia, 415 Records FCT 38629 Canada 1983 Sell This Version
FCT-38998 In A Chamber  album cover Wire Train In A Chamber(Cass, Album) Columbia, 415 Records FCT-38998 Canada 1984 Sell This Version
FCT39155 Instincts  album cover Romeo Void Instincts(Cass, Album) 415 Records, Columbia FCT39155 Canada 1984 Sell This Version
IC4-7002 I'll Do You / Personne Jamais  album cover Wire Train I'll Do You / Personne Jamais(7", Single) Columbia IC4-7002 Canada 1984 Sell This Version
none Blood From A Stone  album cover Red Rockers Blood From A Stone(7") Columbia, 415 Records none US 1984 Sell This Version
none Drivin'  album cover Pearl Harbor And The Explosions Drivin'(7") 415 Records none US 1979 Sell This Version