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Bacillus Records

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German label.
Label Code: LC 4297 / LC 04297.
Established by producer Peter Hauke and his Popo Management in 1970. Initially based in Neu-Isenburg (south of Frankfurt) Bacillus released its first batch of records in early 1971. The first 10 LPs and 7 singles were distributed by German Philips (although not stated so on the releases) and had white base labels with black print only.
In late 1971, after the label had some minor success, they decided to seek-out a more sympathetic and dedicated partner and signed up with the local Frankfurt company Bellaphon as manufacturer and distributor, debuting with Nektar's "Journey To The Center Of The Eye". The Bellaphon distributed Bacillus LP label had a distinctive multicolour base and Bellaphon BLPS catalogue numbers.
Still under the auspices of Peter Hauke, but with the muscle of Bellaphon, Bacillus developed into one of the leading progressive / Krautrock labels in Germany, with a roster of successful international acts like Nektar, Omega and Krokodil, as well as home grown German talent.

Later, the experimental character of Bacillus expanded to the disco segment. Ganymed were to transport the Krautrock image on the dancefloor. After a rather quiet period with new hard rock, disco and heavy metal releases, and CD reissues of the Bacillus Records back-catalogue in the 1990s, they started again to release new artists and limited edition reissues in 2012. Since then the main focus of the label basically is rock music made in Germany.

LP Timeline:
January-October 1971: black & white labels (distribution by German Philips)
November 1971 to late 1976: multicolour labels (distribution by Bellaphon) mostly with BLPS catalogue numbers
Late 1976 to 1979: multicolour labels (distribution by Bellaphon) with BAC catalogue numbers
1980+: multicolour labels (distribution/manufacture by Bellaphon/Interpress) with 8 digit catalogue numbers.

Parent Label:Bellaphon Records GmbH
Contact Info:

Bellaphon Records GmbH
Hanauer Landstr. 135
60314 Frankfurt
Federal Republic of Germany

E-Mail: bellaphon[at]bellaphon.de

Links:bellaphon.de , Facebook , cvinyl.com

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  • ultimathulerecords's avatar
    Edited 9 years ago
    vinyl LP reissue / repress guide...
    BAC 2001 to BAC 2043 are 1976
    BAC 2044 to BAC 2052 are 1977
    BAC 2053 to BAC 2062 are 1978
    BAC 2063+ are 1979
    BAC albums stickered with 2?0.09.00? numbers are 1980/81
    220.09.001 to 220.09.001 are 1982
    230.09.005 to 260.09.061 are 1984
    260.09.062+ are 1985
    310.09.001+ / 320.09.001+ / 325.09.001+ 2LP are 1984

    known Interpress LP releases...

    220.09.002 - Karthago - LIVE (1982)
    220.09.003 - Kin Ping Meh - KIN PING MEH "6" (1982)
    220.09.004 - Pell Mell - MARBURG (1982)
    230.09.005 - Karthago - BEST OF KARTHAGO (1984) 2LP, compilation
    230.09.066 - High'n Dry - HANDS OFF MY TOY! (1984)
    250.09.001 - Omega - SKYROVER (1984)
    260.09.002 - Karthago - LIVE AT THE ROXY (1984) 2LP
    260.09.003 - Omega - TIME ROBBER (1984)
    260.09.004 - Nektar - REMEMBER THE FUTURE (1984)
    260.09.007 - Omega - THE HALL OF FLOATERS IN THE SKY (1984)
    260.09.010 - Nektar - JOURNEY TO THE CENTRE OF THE EYE (1984)
    260.09.011 - Nine Days Wonder - NINE DAYS WONDER (1984)
    260.09.012 - Epsilon - MOVE ON (1984)
    260.09.013 - Wyoming - IN PRISON (1984)
    260.09.014 - Message - THE DAWN ANEW IS COMIN' (1984)
    260.09.015 - Jeronimo - TIME RIDE (1984)
    260.09.016 - Nine Days Wonder - ONLY THE DANCERS (1984)
    260.09.017 - Epsilon - EPSILON (1984)
    260.09.023 - Nektar - A TAB IN THE OCEAN (1984)
    260.09.025 - Omega - III (1984)
    260.09.026 - Omega - OMEGA (1984)
    260.09.028 - Nine Days Wonder - WE NEVER LOST CONTROL (1984)
    260.09.029 - Omega - 200 YEARS AFTER THE LAST WAR (1984)
    260.09.030 - Tiger B. Smith - WE'RE THE TIGER BUNCH (1984)
    260.09.031 - Nektar - SUNDAY NIGHT AT THE LONDON ROUNDHOUSE (1984)
    260.09.032 - Nektar - DOWN TO EARTH (1984)
    260.09.033 - Omega - OMEGA (1984) compilation
    260.09.036 - Karthago - ROCK 'N ROLL TESTAMENT (1984)
    260.09.037 - Nektar - RECYCLED (1984)
    260.09.038 - Nektar - NEKTAR (1984) compilation
    260.09.039 - Nine Days Wonder - SONNET TO BILLY FROST (1984)
    260.09.041 - Omega - ON TOUR (1984) compilation
    260.09.045 - Nektar - MAGIC IS A CHILD (1984)
    260.09.052 - Omega - GAMMAPOLIS (1984)
    260.09.056 - Schwarze Bewegung - SCHWARZE BEWEGUNG (1984)
    260.09.058 - Borgward - PERPLEX (1984)
    260.09.060 - Talon - NEUTRALIZED (1984)
    260.09.061 - Raindancer - A LITTLE BIT CONFUSED (1984)
    260.09.062 - Hunter - SIGN OF THE HUNTER (1985)
    260.09.063 - Breaker - DEAD RIVER (1985)
    260.09.064 - Brainfever - FACE TO FACE (1985)

    Dates based on catalogues, promo sheets and information from Bellaphon