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
Red Rockers Blood From A Stone(7", Promo) Columbia, 415 Records US 1984 Sell This Version
#3 The Impostors (2) Night Time T.V.(7") 415 Records #3 US 1979 Sell This Version
07SP 655 Romeo Void Never Say Never (ネヴァー・セイ・ネヴァー) 07SP 655 Japan 1982 Sell This Version
07SP 994 Until December Heaven(7") CBS/Sony, 415 Records 07SP 994 Japan 1987 Sell This Version
07SP 1022 Wire Train She Comes On(7", Promo) CBS/Sony, 415 Records 07SP 1022 Japan 1987 Sell This Version
12CXP-03629 Red Rockers China(12", Single) Columbia, 415 Records, Columbia, 415 Records 12CXP-03629 Canada 1983 Sell This Version
12CXP-06768 Until December Call Me / Free Again(12", Maxi) Columbia, 415 Records 12CXP-06768 Canada 1986 Sell This Version
25AP 2398 Romeo Void Benefactor (Album) 25AP 2398 Japan 1982 Sell This Version
25AP2439 Translator (3) Heartbeats And Triggers(LP, Album) Columbia 25AP2439 Japan 1982 Sell This Version
28AP 2939 Red Rockers Schizophrenic Circus(LP, Album) CBS/Sony, 415 Records 28AP 2939 Japan 1984 Sell This Version
28AP 3280 Until December Until December(LP, Album) CBS/Sony, 415 Records 28AP 3280 Japan 1986 Sell This Version
415A-0005 Roky Erickson And The Aliens The Evil One(LP, Album) 415 Records 415A-0005 US 1981 Sell This Version
415A-0006 Red Rockers Condition Red(LP, Album) 415 Records 415A-0006 US 1981 Sell This Version
415A-0007 Romeo Void Never Say Never(12") 415 Records 415A-0007 US 1981 Sell This Version
415A-0009 Pop•O•Pies* The White EP(12", EP) 415 Records 415A-0009 US 1981 Sell This Version
415A 0010 The Uptones K.U.S.A(12", EP) 415 Records 415A 0010 US 1985 Sell This Version
415C--0004 Romeo Void Its A Condition(Cass, Album) 415 Records 415C--0004 US 1981 Sell This Version
415S-0013 Pop•O•Pies* Truckin'(7", Single) 415 Records 415S-0013 US 1981 Sell This Version
911x39 Offs* Everyone's A Bigot / 0°(7", Single) 415 Records 911x39 US 1978 Sell This Version
34859 The Mutants* New Dark Ages 34859 US 1980 Sell This Version
38162X632 Translator (3) Heartbeats And Triggers(Cass, Album) Columbia 38162X632 US 1982 Sell This Version
450440 1 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
38-03786 Red Rockers China 38-03786 US 1983 Sell This Version
38-04076 Red Rockers Good As Gold(7", Promo) Columbia, 415 Records 38-04076 US 1983 Sell This Version
38-04386 Wire Train I'll Do You / It's Only Dark(7", Single) Columbia 38-04386 US 1984 Sell This Version
38 04534 Romeo Void A Girl In Trouble (Is A Temporary Thing)(7") Columbia, 415 Records 38 04534 Canada 1984 Sell This Version
38-04596 Red Rockers Eve Of Destruction (Single) 38-04596 Canada 1984 Sell This Version
38-04704 Romeo Void Say No(7", Single) Columbia, 415 Records 38-04704 US 1984 Sell This Version
38-06346 Until December Heaven(7", Promo) Columbia, 415 Records 38-06346 US 1986 Sell This Version
38-07048 Until December Call Me(7", Promo) Columbia, 415 Records 38-07048 US 1986 Sell This Version
44-03629 Red Rockers China (EP) 44-03629 US 1983 Sell This Version
44-04046 Translator (3) Break Down Barriers(12", EP, Promo) Columbia 44-04046 US 1983 Sell This Version
44-05001 Wire Train Chamber Of Hellos 44-05001 US 1984 Sell This Version
44-05135 Romeo Void Say No(12", Maxi, S/Edition) CBS, 415 Records 44-05135 Netherlands 1984 Sell This Version
44 05341 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 Until December Live Alone In Shame / Until December(12") Columbia, 415 Records, Columbia, 415 Records 44 05911 US 1986 Sell This Version
44-05957 Until December Heaven / Bela Lugosi's Dead(12", Promo) Columbia, 415 Records, Columbia, 415 Records 44-05957 US 1986 Sell This Version
44-06768 Until December Call Me / Free Again(12") Columbia, 415 Records 44-06768 US 1986 Sell This Version
A0001 Various 415 Music(LP, Comp) 415 Records A0001 US 1980 Sell This Version
A0002 SVT Extended Play(12", EP) 415 Records A0002 US 1980 Sell This Version
A-0003 Units Digital Stimulation(LP, Album) 415 Records A-0003 US 1980 Sell This Version
A-0004 Romeo Void Its A Condition(LP, Album) 415 Records A-0004 US 1981 Sell This Version
A-0008 New Math They Walk Among You(12", EP) 415 Records A-0008 US 1981 Sell This Version
A-00011 Monkey Rhythm This Must Be The Place(12", EP) 415 Records, 415 Records A-00011 US 1985 Sell This Version
A3245 Red Rockers China (Single) A3245 UK 1983 Sell This Version
A-4756 Romeo Void A Girl In Trouble (Is A Temporary Thing)(7") CBS, CBS, 415 Records, 415 Records A-4756 Netherlands 1984 Sell This Version
A 6945 Until December Secrets (I Won't Tell)(7", Single) 415 Records A 6945 Netherlands 1986 Sell This Version
ARC 38182 Romeo Void Benefactor (Album) ARC 38182 US 1982 Sell This Version
AS 1552 Romeo Void Never Say Never(12", Promo) Columbia, 415 Records AS 1552 US 1982 Sell This Version
AS 1618 Red Rockers China(12", Single, Promo) 415 Records, Columbia AS 1618 US 1983 Sell This Version
AS 1913 Red Rockers Eve Of Destruction(12", Promo, Single) Columbia, 415 Records AS 1913 US 1984 Sell This Version
AS 1955 Red Rockers Blood From A Stone(12", Promo, Single) Columbia, 415 Records AS 1955 US 1984 Sell This Version
AS 2018 Red Rockers Just Like You(12", Promo, Single) Columbia, 415 Records AS 2018 US 1984 Sell This Version
BCT 39155 Romeo Void Instincts(Cass, Album) Columbia, 415 Records BCT 39155 US 1984 Sell This Version
BCT 40438 Until December Until December(Cass, Album) Columbia, Columbia, 415 Records, 415 Records BCT 40438 US 1986 Sell This Version
BFC 38998 Wire Train In A Chamber(LP, Album) Columbia, 415 Records BFC 38998 US 1984 Sell This Version
BFC 39155 Romeo Void Instincts(LP, Album, Pit) Columbia, 415 Records BFC 39155 US 1984 Sell This Version
BFC 39281 Red Rockers Schizophrenic Circus(LP, Album) Columbia, 415 Records BFC 39281 US 1984 Sell This Version
BFC 40129 Wire Train Between Two Words(LP, Album) Columbia, 415 Records BFC 40129 US 1985 Sell This Version
BFC 40438 Until December Until December(LP, Album) Columbia, 415 Records, Columbia, 415 Records BFC 40438 US 1986 Sell This Version
C 38178 Romeo Void Never Say Never(12") Columbia, 415 Records C 38178 Canada 1981 Sell This Version
CBS 25762 Wire Train In A Chamber(LP, Album) CBS, 415 Records CBS 25762 Netherlands 1984 Sell This Version
CBS 85929 Romeo Void Itsacondition(LP, Album) CBS, CBS CBS 85929 Europe 1981 Sell This Version
CBS 85953 Translator (3) Heartbeats And Triggers (Album) CBS 85953 Europe 1982 Sell This Version
CBS 450153 1 Until December Until December(LP, Album) CBS, 415 Records CBS 450153 1 Netherlands 1986 Sell This Version
CBS 650422 7 Wire Train She Comes On / Compassion (Single) CBS 650422 7 Spain 1987 Sell This Version
CBS 650965 6 Until December Call Me / Free Again(12", Maxi) CBS, 415 Records CBS 650965 6 Netherlands 1986 Sell This Version
CBS A-2733 Romeo Void Never Say Never(7") CBS, CBS, 415 Records, 415 Records CBS A-2733 Spain 1982 Sell This Version
CK 64778 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 Romeo Void Its A Condition(LP, Album) Epic ELPS 4329 New Zealand 1981 Sell This Version
ES 1024 Romeo Void Say No(7", Single, Promo) 415 Records, Epic ES 1024 Australia 1984 Sell This Version
EX 12019 Romeo Void Never Say Never(12", EP) Epic, 415 Records EX 12019 New Zealand 1981 Sell This Version
FC 38162 Translator (3) Heartbeats And Triggers(LP, Album) Columbia, 415 Records FC 38162 Canada 1982 Sell This Version
FC 38629 Red Rockers Good As Gold(LP, Album) Columbia, 415 Records FC 38629 Canada 1983 Sell This Version
FC 39155 Romeo Void Instincts(LP, Album) Columbia, 415 Records FC 39155 Canada 1984 Sell This Version
FC 39281 Red Rockers Schizophrenic Circus(LP, Album) Columbia, 415 Records FC 39281 Canada 1984 Sell This Version
FC 40129 Wire Train Between Two Words(LP, Album) Columbia, 415 Records FC 40129 Canada 1985 Sell This Version
FC 40529 Translator (3) Everywhere That I'm Not - A Retrospective(LP, Comp) Columbia, 415 Records FC 40529 US 1986 Sell This Version
FCT39155 Romeo Void Instincts(Cass, Album) 415 Records, Columbia FCT39155 Canada 1984 Sell This Version
none Pearl Harbor And The Explosions Drivin'(7") 415 Records none US 1979 Sell This Version
none Romeo Void Benefactor (Album) none UK 1982 Sell This Version
none Baby Buddha Stand By Your Man(7", Promo) 415 Records none US 1980 Sell This Version
none The Impostors!* Don't Get Mad / It's Better This Way(7", Single) 415 Records none US 1980 Sell This Version
none Red Rockers Blood From A Stone(7") Columbia, 415 Records none US 1984 Sell This Version
PBS 123 Various Rodney On The Roq - Volume 2 (Comp) PBS 123 US 1981 Sell This Version
PC 38178 Romeo Void Never Say Never(12") Columbia, 415 Records PC 38178 US 1981 Sell This Version
PC 38182 Romeo Void Benefactor(LP, Album) Columbia, 415 Records PC 38182 US 1982 Sell This Version
Promo 415 Various Disturbing The Peace(LP, Comp, Promo) 415 Records Promo 415 US 1982 Sell This Version
S0005 SVT Heart Of Stone(7") 415 Records S0005 US 1979 Sell This Version
S 006 Eddy Gorodetsky*, Tom Couch Eddy Gorodetsky*, Tom Couch - Wop Muzik / Reasons To Be Hungry(7", Promo) 415 Records S 006 US Unknown Sell This Version
S-0008 Jo Allen And The Shapes Cryin' Over You / Lowlife(7") 415 Records S-0008 US 1980 Sell This Version
S-0010 VKTMS 100% White Girl / No Long Good-Byes(7", Single) 415 Records S-0010 US 1980 Sell This Version
S-0012 Romeo Void White Sweater / Apache(7") 415 Records S-0012 US 1981 Sell This Version
S 85953 Translator (3) Heartbeats And Triggers(LP, Album) CBS, 415 Records S 85953 Spain 1982 Sell This Version
SBP 237992 Wire Train In A Chamber(LP, Album) 415 Records SBP 237992 Australia 1984 Sell This Version
SUB 01 The Nuns The Nuns(7") 415 Records SUB 01 US 1978 Sell This Version
WOU 438 Until December The 415 Sessions(2xCD, Album, Comp) Wounded Bird Records, 415 Records, Sony Music Custom Marketing Group WOU 438 US 2010 Sell This Version
XXS 871801 Romeo Void Say No(12") Columbia, 415 Records XXS 871801 US 1984 Sell This Version