Cobra

Cobra

Profile:
Also appears as "Cezame Cobra".
Label established in 1976 by Cézame Music for their rock and experimental releases, best-known for the electronic based acts: Heldon, Hydravion and Lard Free. Other artists ranged from pop-rock (Factory), via jazz-fusion (Spheroe, Patchwork) through to avant-garde (Urban Sax), and a Magma spin-offf (Weidorje).
All original French-pressed Cobra LP releases were housed in glossy finished standard single sleeves (excepting Patchwork "Ouvertures" and Heldon 6 "Interface" which came in a gatefold sleeves).
Parent Label:
[l25222]

Label


Cat#  Artist Title (Format) Label Cat#  Country Year
B 60005 Cosmos  album cover Sun Ra Cosmos(LP, Album) Cobra B 60005 Germany 1976 Sell This Version
B 60007 Black Stamp  album cover Factory (8) Black Stamp(LP, Album) Cobra B 60007 Germany Unknown Sell This Version
B 60008 Un Reve Sans Consequence Speciale  album cover Heldon Un Reve Sans Consequence Speciale(LP, Album) Cobra, Cobra B 60008 Germany Unknown Sell This Version
B 60009 Armes Inegales  album cover Castelhemis Armes Inegales(LP, Album) Cobra B 60009 Germany 1979 Sell This Version
B 60010 Same Players Shoot Again!!  album cover Trans Europe Express Same Players Shoot Again!!(LP, Album) Cobra B 60010 Germany 1977 Sell This Version
B 60013 Rhizosphere  album cover Richard Pinhas Rhizosphere(LP, Album) Cobra B 60013 Germany 1977 Sell This Version
B 60015 Paradia  album cover Roland Bocquet Paradia(LP, Album) Cobra B 60015 Germany Unknown Sell This Version
COB 7387 CD Bleu Nuit  album cover Gilles Clément Quartet Bleu Nuit(CD, Album) Cobra COB 7387 CD France 1989 Sell This Version
COB 37001 Cosmos  album cover Sun Ra Cosmos(LP, Album) Cobra, Cobra COB 37001 France 1976 Sell This Version
COB 37002 Un Rêve Sans Conséquence Spéciale  album cover Heldon Un Rêve Sans Conséquence Spéciale (Album) COB 37002 France 1976 Sell This Version
COB 37003 Alberto Y Lost Trios Paranoias  album cover Alberto Y Lost Trios Paranoias Alberto Y Lost Trios Paranoias(LP) Cobra COB 37003 France 1976 Sell This Version
COB 37004 Urban Sax  album cover Urban Sax, Gilbert Artman Urban Sax, Gilbert Artman - Urban Sax (Album) COB 37004 France 1977 Sell This Version
COB 37005 Rhizosphere  album cover Richard Pinhas Rhizosphere (Album) COB 37005 France 1977 Sell This Version
COB 37006 Spheroe  album cover Spheroe Spheroe(LP, Album) Cobra COB 37006 France 1977 Sell This Version
COB 37007 Lard Free  album cover Lard Free Lard Free(LP, Album) Cobra, Cobra COB 37007 France 1977 Sell This Version
COB 37008 Paradia  album cover Roland Bocquet Paradia(LP, Album) Cobra COB 37008 France 1977 Sell This Version
COB 37009 Same Players Shoot Again!!  album cover Trans Europe Express Same Players Shoot Again!!(LP, Album) Cobra, Cobra COB 37009 France 1977 Sell This Version
COB 37.010 Black Stamp  album cover Factory (8) Black Stamp(LP, Album) Cobra, Cobra COB 37.010 France 1977 Sell This Version
COB 37011 Armes Inégales  album cover Castelhemis Armes Inégales(LP, Album) Cobra COB 37011 France 1979 Sell This Version
COB 37012 Hydravion  album cover Hydravion Hydravion(LP, Album) Cobra COB 37012 France 1977 Sell This Version
COB 37013 Heldon.6. Interface  album cover Heldon Heldon.6. Interface (Album) COB 37013 France 1977 Sell This Version
COB 37014 Weidorje  album cover Weidorje Weidorje(LP, Album) Cobra, Cobra COB 37014 France 1978 Sell This Version
COB 37015 Chronolyse  album cover Richard Pinhas Chronolyse (Album) COB 37015 France 1978 Sell This Version
COB 37016 Ouvertures  album cover Patchwork (12) Ouvertures(LP, Album) Cobra COB 37016 France 1978 Sell This Version
COB 37017 Urban Sax 2  album cover Urban Sax, Gilbert Artman Urban Sax, Gilbert Artman - Urban Sax 2 (Album) COB 37017 France 1978 Sell This Version
COB 37018 Primadonna  album cover Spheroe Primadonna(LP, Album) Cobra, Cobra COB 37018 France 1978 Sell This Version
COB 37.019 I (1974) Electronic Guerilla  album cover Heldon I (1974) Electronic Guerilla(LP, Album, RE) Cobra COB 37.019 France 1979 Sell This Version
COB 37020 Une Histoire Simple (Bande Originale Du Film De Claude Sautet)  album cover Philippe Sarde Une Histoire Simple (Bande Originale Du Film De Claude Sautet)(LP, Album) Cobra COB 37020 France 1978 Sell This Version
COB 37021 Flic Ou Voyou (Bande Originale Du Film De Georges Lautner)  album cover Philippe Sarde Flic Ou Voyou (Bande Originale Du Film De Georges Lautner)(LP, Album) Cobra COB 37021 France 1979 Sell This Version
COB 37022 Ashanti (Bande Originale Du Film)  album cover Michael Melvoin* Ashanti (Bande Originale Du Film)(LP, Album) Cobra, Cobra COB 37022 France 1979 Sell This Version
COB 37.023 City Of Silence  album cover Zox (6) City Of Silence(LP, Album) Cobra COB 37.023 France 1979 Sell This Version
COB 47001 End Of Night / On The Road  album cover Factory (8) End Of Night / On The Road(7", Single) Cobra COB 47001 France 1977 Sell This Version
COB 47002 Déconnection  album cover Asphalt Jungle (3) Déconnection(7", EP) Cobra COB 47002 France 1977 Sell This Version
COB 47003 La Marche Des Canards  album cover Roland Bocquet La Marche Des Canards(7", Single) Cobra COB 47003 France 1977 Sell This Version
COB 47004 Panik  album cover Metal U* Panik(7", Single) Cobra, Cobra COB 47004 France 1977 Sell This Version
COB 47005 Sha La La La Lee  album cover Trans Europe Express Sha La La La Lee(7", Single) Cobra COB 47005 France 1977 Sell This Version
COB 47006 Flesh / W.C. Rock  album cover Factory (8) Flesh / W.C. Rock(7", Single) Cobra COB 47006 France 1977 Sell This Version
COB 47007 Metropolitain  album cover Hydravion Metropolitain(7") Cobra COB 47007 France 1977 Sell This Version
COB 47008 Telstar  album cover T.H.X. Telstar(7", Single) Cobra, Cobra COB 47008 France 1978 Sell This Version
COB 47010 Roger (Cha-Cha-Cha) / La Favella De Levallois (Tchik Y Tchik)  album cover Castelhemis Roger (Cha-Cha-Cha) / La Favella De Levallois (Tchik Y Tchik)(7", Single) Cobra COB 47010 France 1978 Sell This Version
COB 137012 Hydravion  album cover Hydravion Hydravion(Cass, Album) Cobra COB 137012 France Unknown Sell This Version
KICP 2724 Un Rêve Sans Conséquence Spéciale  album cover Heldon Un Rêve Sans Conséquence Spéciale(CD, Album, RE) Crime (4), Cobra KICP 2724 Japan 1993 Sell This Version
KICP2810 Rhizosphere  album cover Richard Pinhas Rhizosphere(CD, Album) Cobra, Nexus (3) KICP2810 Japan 1995 Sell This Version
LPS152 Urban Sax  album cover Urban Sax, Gilbert Artman Urban Sax, Gilbert Artman - Urban Sax(LP, Album, RE + DVD-V) Wah Wah Records LPS152 Spain 2016 Sell This Version
MLP 5556 Interface (Heldon 6)  album cover Heldon Interface (Heldon 6)(LP, Album) Cobra MLP 5556 Italy 1978 Sell This Version
MLP 5557 Black Stamp  album cover Factory (8) Black Stamp(LP, Album) Cobra MLP 5557 Italy 1978 Sell This Version
MLP 5558 Cosmos  album cover Sun Ra Cosmos(LP, Album, RE) Cobra MLP 5558 Italy 1978 Sell This Version

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ultimathulerecords

January 24, 2015
edited about 1 year ago
Up to a point, Cobra was one of the finest French independent rock and prog/experimental labels around. Many of the originals are collectable rarities today. Bizarrely, 3 of the last 4 releases on Cobra were film soundtracks totally out of character with anything released by the label before, and Zox (the final release) was oddball electro funk. A pitiful end to a label that released at least 10 classics!

A rough Cobra LP pressing / distributor history...

1. 1976/1977 COB 37001-6
Labels: SACEM to left of label, yPartx (Barclay) numbers.
Cover: distributed by Sonopresse. Price Code: Y.

2. 1977/1978 COB 37007+
Labels: SACEM to right of label.
Cover: distributed by Sonopresse. Price Codes: Y or A. Price Code sometimes over-stickered.

3. 1979 COB 37012+
Labels: As 2.
Cover: distributed by Carrere, Distribution Code: CA 631

4. 1979/1980
Labels: As 2.
Cover: distributed by Free Bird, Distribution Code: FB 208

Issues of versions 1 & 2 also exist as stickered by Disributrion Carrere.
Issues of versions 1, 2 & 3 also exist as stickered or over-stickered with Free Bird Distribution.

The only known original release via Free Bird Distribution was Zox (6) - City Of Silence. All others are reissues.