Enigma Records (3)

Enigma Records (3)

Profile:
For unofficial releases use Enigma Records (10).
California indie label started in 1981, headed by Wesley Hein and William Hein. Pressed and distributed for most of its existance by Capitol-EMI Music, Inc. (with its first significant releases appearing on the EMI America label). It also had its own Capitol sublabel (Enigma/Capitol Records) from 1986 to 1991 while still releasing material independently. Merged with Restless Records in 1991. The balance of its catalog is now owned by Rykodisc (via its purchase of Restless, which is now operated as a full-blown subsidiary) while the Poison, Smithereens and early Red Hot Chili Peppers catalogs remain with Capitol.
Enigma Records also served as a distributor/marketer for many Metal Blade Records releases. Such releases usually carried both logos.
Labelcode: LC 5163
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Contact Info:
(Obsolete)
Enigma Records
20445 Gramercy Place
P.O. Box 2896
Torrance CA 90509

Enigma Records
P.O. Box 2428
El Segundo, CA 90245-1528
USA

Enigma Records
Culver City, California 90231-3628
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Label


Cat#  Artist Title (Format) Label Cat#  Country Year
1A 064 24 0209-1 White Sister  album cover White Sister White Sister(LP, Album) EMI America, Enigma Records (3) 1A 064 24 0209-1 Europe 1984 Sell This Version
1C 006-20 2554 7 Nothin' But A Good Time  album cover Poison (3) Nothin' But A Good Time(7", Single) Enigma Records (3) 1C 006-20 2554 7 Europe 1988 Sell This Version
1C 064-7 48493 1 Open Up And Say ...Ahh!  album cover Poison (3) Open Up And Say ...Ahh!(LP, Album) Enigma Records (3), Enigma Records (3), Enigma Records (3), Capitol Records, Capitol Records, Capitol Records, EMI, EMI, EMI 1C 064-7 48493 1 Europe 1988 Sell This Version
1D-175 You Are My Friend / Black River  album cover Rain Parade / Green On Red Rain Parade / Green On Red - You Are My Friend / Black River(7", Single) Enigma Records (3), DRO 1D-175 Spain 1986 Sell This Version
1D 222 Runnin' Kind  album cover Screamin' Sirens Runnin' Kind(7", Single) Enigma Records (3) 1D 222 Spain 1986 Sell This Version
1D-223 1-2-5 / Just A Dream Away  album cover The Fuzztones / Wipers The Fuzztones / Wipers - 1-2-5 / Just A Dream Away(7") Enigma Records (3) 1D-223 Spain 1986 Sell This Version
1D-225 This Is The Voice  album cover Agent Orange (7) This Is The Voice(7") Enigma Records (3), DRO, Enigma Europe 1D-225 Spain 1986 Sell This Version
1D-226 ¡Fiesta!  album cover Screamin' Sirens ¡Fiesta!(7", Single) Enigma Records (3) 1D-226 Spain 1986 Sell This Version
1D-267 In A Lonely Place  album cover The Smithereens In A Lonely Place(7", Single) Enigma Records (3) 1D-267 Spain 1987 Sell This Version
1D-268 Cry Tough  album cover Poison (3) Cry Tough(7", Single) Enigma Records (3) 1D-268 Spain 1986 Sell This Version
1D-269 Swallowing Pride  album cover Don Dixon Swallowing Pride(7", Single) Enigma Records (3) 1D-269 Spain 1987 Sell This Version
1D-269 Praying Mantis  album cover Don Dixon Praying Mantis(7", Single) Enigma Records (3) 1D-269 Spain 1987 Sell This Version
1D-271 If She Knew What She Wants  album cover Jules Shear If She Knew What She Wants(7", Single) Enigma Records (3) 1D-271 Spain 1987 Sell This Version
1D-272 Missionary  album cover Wednesday Week Missionary(7", Single) Enigma Records (3) 1D-272 Spain 1987 Sell This Version
1D-293 Talk Dirty To Me = Dime Cosas Sucias  album cover Poison (3) Talk Dirty To Me = Dime Cosas Sucias(7", Single, Promo) Enigma Records (3), DRO, Enigma Europe 1D-293 Spain 1987 Sell This Version
1D-328 Swallowing Pride  album cover Don Dixon Swallowing Pride(7", Single, Promo) Enigma Records (3) 1D-328 Spain 1987 Sell This Version
1D-330 I Want Action  album cover Poison (3) I Want Action(7", Single, Promo, Pos) Enigma Records (3) 1D-330 Spain Unknown Sell This Version
1D-374 Only A Memory  album cover The Smithereens Only A Memory(7", Single, Promo) Enigma Records (3), DRO 1D-374 Spain 1988 Sell This Version
1D-444 King Of Portugal  album cover Al Stewart King Of Portugal(7", Single, Promo) Enigma Records (3), DRO 1D-444 Spain 1988 Sell This Version
1D-454 House We Used To Live In  album cover The Smithereens House We Used To Live In(7", Single, Promo) Enigma Records (3), DRO 1D-454 Spain 1988 Sell This Version
1D-477 I Have Faith  album cover The Dream Syndicate I Have Faith (Single) 1D-477 Spain 1988 Sell This Version
1D-483 Baby Doll  album cover Devo Baby Doll(7", Promo) Enigma Records (3), DRO 1D-483 Spain 1988 Sell This Version
1D-487 Carved In Stone  album cover Ben Vaughn Carved In Stone(7", Single, Promo) DRO 1D-487 Spain 1992 Sell This Version
1D-518 Red Toupee  album cover Al Stewart Red Toupee(7", Single) Enigma Records (3) 1D-518 Spain 1988 Sell This Version
1D-0669/1 A Girl Like You  album cover The Smithereens A Girl Like You(7", Single) Enigma Records (3), DRO 1D-0669/1 Spain 1989 Sell This Version
2c ENG 20821-1L The Smithereens Green Thoughts(LP) Enigma Records (3) 2c ENG 20821-1L US 1988 Sell This Version
2D-286 Talk Dirty To Me (Special Dance Mix) = Dime Cosas Sucias  album cover Poison (3) Talk Dirty To Me (Special Dance Mix) = Dime Cosas Sucias(12", Maxi) DRO 2D-286 Spain 1987 Sell This Version
4B-75009 Honestly  album cover Stryper Honestly(Cass, Single) Enigma Records (3) 4B-75009 US 1987 Sell This Version
4BX-44145 Nothin' But A Good Time  album cover Poison (3) Nothin' But A Good Time(Cass, Single) Enigma Records (3), Capitol Records 4BX-44145 US 1988 Sell This Version
4BX-44191 Fallen Angel  album cover Poison (3) Fallen Angel(Cass, Single) Enigma Records (3), Capitol Records 4BX-44191 US 1988 Sell This Version
4BX-44203 Every Rose Has Its Thorn  album cover Poison (3) Every Rose Has Its Thorn(Cass, Single, Dol) Capitol Records, Enigma Records (3) 4BX-44203 US 1988 Sell This Version
4BX-75019 Always There For You  album cover Stryper Always There For You(Cass, Single) Enigma Records (3) 4BX-75019 US 1988 Sell This Version
4BX-75022 Think For Yourself  album cover D.R.I.* Think For Yourself(Cass, Single, Sli) Metal Blade Records, Enigma Records (3) 4BX-75022 US 1988 Sell This Version
4D-164 Gas Food Lodging  album cover Green On Red Gas Food Lodging(LP, Album) Enigma Records (3) 4D-164 Spain 1986 Sell This Version
4D-166 Life's So Cool  album cover Tex & The Horseheads Life's So Cool(LP, Album) Enigma Records (3) 4D-166 Spain 1985 Sell This Version
4D-167 The Return Of The Living Dead (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)  album cover Various The Return Of The Living Dead (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)(LP, Album) Enigma Records (3) 4D-167 Spain 1986 Sell This Version
4D-188 Lysergic Emanations  album cover The Fuzztones Lysergic Emanations (Album) 4D-188 Spain 1986 Sell This Version
4D-189 Land Of The Lost  album cover Wipers Land Of The Lost (Album) 4D-189 Spain 1986 Sell This Version
4D - 202 ¡Fiesta!  album cover Screamin' Sirens ¡Fiesta!(LP, Album) DRO, Enigma Records (3) 4D - 202 Spain 1986 Sell This Version
4D - 205 Emergency Third Rail Power Trip  album cover The Rain Parade* Emergency Third Rail Power Trip(LP, Album) Enigma Records (3) 4D - 205 Spain 1983 Sell This Version
4D-209 This Is The Voice  album cover Agent Orange (7) This Is The Voice(LP, Album) DRO, DRO, Enigma Records (3) 4D-209 Spain 1986 Sell This Version
4D-217 Revenge  album cover TSOL* Revenge(LP, Album, RE) DRO, DRO, Enigma Records (3) 4D-217 Spain 1986 Sell This Version
4D-218 Gone Fishin'  album cover Matt Piucci & Tim Lee Matt Piucci & Tim Lee - Gone Fishin'(LP, Album) Enigma Records (3) 4D-218 Spain 1986 Sell This Version
4D-219 Break Tomorrow's Day  album cover The Johnsons (3) Break Tomorrow's Day(LP, Album) DRO 4D-219 Spain 1986 Sell This Version
4D-238 Hear It Is  album cover The Flaming Lips Hear It Is(LP, Album) DRO 4D-238 Spain 1986 Sell This Version
4D-244 The Last Days At The Ranch  album cover The Romans* The Last Days At The Ranch(LP, Album) DRO, Enigma Records (3) 4D-244 Spain 1987 Sell This Version
4D-256 What We Had  album cover Wednesday Week What We Had(LP, Album) DRO, Enigma Records (3) 4D-256 Spain 1987 Sell This Version
4D-263 Demo-itis  album cover Jules Shear Demo-itis(LP, Album) Enigma Records (3) 4D-263 Spain 1986 Sell This Version
4D-279 Mean  album cover Montrose (2) Mean 4D-279 Spain 1987 Sell This Version
4D-280 Reign Of Terror  album cover Wild Dogs Reign Of Terror(LP, Album) Enigma Records (3) 4D-280 Spain 1987 Sell This Version
4D-281 Follow Blind  album cover Wipers Follow Blind(LP, Album) Enigma Records (3) 4D-281 Spain 1987 Sell This Version
4D-282 Naked Prey  album cover Naked Prey Naked Prey(LP, Album) Enigma Records (3) 4D-282 Spain 1987 Sell This Version
4D-307 Romeo At Juilliard  album cover Don Dixon Romeo At Juilliard(LP, Album) Enigma Records (3), DRO 4D-307 Spain 1987 Sell This Version
4D - 308 I Was A Teenage Zombie (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)  album cover Various I Was A Teenage Zombie (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)(LP, Comp) Enigma Records (3) 4D - 308 Spain 1987 Sell This Version
4D-308 Unearthed  album cover Steve Kilbey Unearthed(LP, Album) Enigma Records (3) 4D-308 Spain 1987 Sell This Version
4D-321 I Was A Teenage Zombie (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)  album cover Various I Was A Teenage Zombie (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)(LP, Comp) DRO 4D-321 Spain 1987 Sell This Version
4D-323 Know Your Enemy  album cover Lääz Rockit* Know Your Enemy(LP, Album) Enigma Records (3) 4D-323 Spain 1987 Sell This Version
4D-335 Lolita Nation  album cover Game Theory Lolita Nation(LP, Album) DRO, Enigma Records (3) 4D-335 Spain 1987 Sell This Version
4D-364 Green Thoughts  album cover The Smithereens Green Thoughts(LP, Album) DRO 4D-364 Spain 1988 Sell This Version
4D - 387 Over The Edge  album cover Hurricane (9) Over The Edge(LP, Album) Enigma Records (3) 4D - 387 Spain 1988 Sell This Version
4D-420 Frolic Through The Park  album cover Death Angel (2) Frolic Through The Park(LP) Enigma Records (3), Dro 4D-420 Spain 1988 Sell This Version
4D-445 Last Days Of The Century  album cover Al Stewart Last Days Of The Century(LP, Album) DRO, Enigma Records (3) 4D-445 Spain 1988 Sell This Version
4D-509 Voices in the night  album cover Mass (16) Voices in the night(LP) Enigma Records (3) 4D-509 Spain 1989 Sell This Version
4D-551 Beelzebubba  album cover The Dead Milkmen Beelzebubba(LP, Album) Enigma Records (3) 4D-551 Spain 1989 Sell This Version
4D-0600 Root Hog Or Die  album cover Mojo Nixon & Skid Roper Root Hog Or Die(LP, Album) DRO, Enigma Records (3) 4D-0600 Spain 1989 Sell This Version
4D-0601 Chi-Town Budget Show  album cover Don Dixon Chi-Town Budget Show(LP) DRO, Enigma Records (3) 4D-0601 Spain 1989 Sell This Version
4D-0674 E-E-E  album cover Don Dixon E-E-E(LP, Album) Enigma Records (3), DRO 4D-0674 Spain 1989 Sell This Version
4JAS 73237 To Hell With The Devil  album cover Stryper To Hell With The Devil (Album) 4JAS 73237 US 1986 Sell This Version
4JAS 573237 To Hell With The Devil  album cover Stryper To Hell With The Devil (Album) 4JAS 573237 US 1986 Sell This Version
4JM-44293 Your Mama Don't Dance  album cover Poison (3) Your Mama Don't Dance(Cass, Single, cle) Enigma Records (3), Capitol Records 4JM-44293 US 1989 Sell This Version
4JM-44480 A Girl Like You  album cover The Smithereens A Girl Like You(Cass, Single) Enigma Records (3) 4JM-44480 US 1989 Sell This Version
4JM-44584 Unskinny Bop  album cover Poison (3) Unskinny Bop (Single) 4JM-44584 US 1990 Sell This Version
4JM-44617 Something To Believe In / Ball And Chain  album cover Poison (3) Something To Believe In / Ball And Chain (Single) 4JM-44617 Canada 1990 Sell This Version
4S-75501 In A Lonely Place  album cover The Smithereens In A Lonely Place(Cass, Single, Cob) Enigma Records (3), Enigma Records (3) 4S-75501 Canada 1987 Sell This Version
4V-75500 Free • Calling On You  album cover Stryper Free • Calling On You(Cass, Single) Enigma Records (3) 4V-75500 US 1987 Sell This Version
4V-75501 In A Lonely Place  album cover The Smithereens In A Lonely Place(Cass, Maxi, Cob) Enigma Records (3) 4V-75501 Canada 1987 Sell This Version
4V-75504 Honestly  album cover Stryper Honestly(Cass, Maxi) Enigma Records (3) 4V-75504 Canada 1987 Sell This Version
4V-75506 Instant Club Hit (You'll Dance To Anything)  album cover The Dead Milkmen Instant Club Hit (You'll Dance To Anything)(Cass, EP) Enigma Records (3), Fever Records (3) 4V-75506 Canada 1987 Sell This Version
4V-75511 Disco Dancer  album cover Devo Disco Dancer(Cass, Maxi) Enigma Records (3) 4V-75511 US 1988 Sell This Version
4X0-73270 The Ideal Copy  album cover Wire The Ideal Copy(Cass, Album) Enigma Records (3) 4X0-73270 Canada 1987 Sell This Version
4X1-73243 Romeo At Juilliard  album cover Don Dixon Romeo At Juilliard(Cass, Album) Enigma Records (3) 4X1-73243 US 1987 Sell This Version
4XJ73201 Delta Force (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)  album cover Alan Silvestri Delta Force (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)(Cass, Album) Enigma Records (3) 4XJ73201 US Unknown Sell This Version
4XJ-73204 Dangerously Close - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack  album cover Various Dangerously Close - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack(Cass, Comp, Dol) Enigma Records (3) 4XJ-73204 US 1986 Sell This Version
4XJ-73205 Creepers Original Soundtrack  album cover Various Creepers Original Soundtrack(Cass, Album, Comp) Enigma Records (3) 4XJ-73205 US 1985 Sell This Version
4XJ-73213 Stranger Than Paradise And The Resurrection Of Albert Ayler  album cover John Lurie Stranger Than Paradise And The Resurrection Of Albert Ayler(Cass) Enigma Records (3) 4XJ-73213 1985 Sell This Version
4XJ-73226 Invaders From Mars (Original Motion Picture Score)  album cover David Storrs Invaders From Mars (Original Motion Picture Score)(Cass, Album, Dol) Enigma Records (3) 4XJ-73226 US 1986 Sell This Version
4XJ-73227 Big Trouble In Little China (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)  album cover John Carpenter Big Trouble In Little China (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)(Cass) Enigma Records (3) 4XJ-73227 US 1986 Sell This Version
4XJ-73240 H.P. Lovecraft's From Beyond (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)  album cover Richard Band H.P. Lovecraft's From Beyond (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)(Cass, Album) Enigma Records (3) 4XJ-73240 US 1986 Sell This Version
4XJ-73242 River's Edge  album cover Various River's Edge (Comp) 4XJ-73242 US 1987 Sell This Version
4XJ-73276 Under Cover (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)  album cover Various Under Cover (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)(Cass, Album, Dol) Enigma Records (3) 4XJ-73276 US 1987 Sell This Version
4XJ-73296 I Was A Teenage Zombie (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)  album cover Various I Was A Teenage Zombie (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)(Cass, Album, Comp, Dol) Enigma Records (3) 4XJ-73296 US 1987 Sell This Version
4XJE-J3308 Straight To Hell  album cover Various Straight To Hell(Cass, Album, Sou) Enigma Records (3) 4XJE-J3308 US 1987 Sell This Version
4XO-73270 The Ideal Copy  album cover Wire The Ideal Copy (Album) 4XO-73270 US 1987 Sell This Version
4XQ-73251 Geyser - Anthology Of The Icelandic Independent Music Scene Of The Eighties  album cover Various Geyser - Anthology Of The Icelandic Independent Music Scene Of The Eighties (Comp) 4XQ-73251 US 1987 Sell This Version
4XQ-73254 Terror Rising  album cover Lizzy Borden Terror Rising (MiniAlbum, Comp) 4XQ-73254 Canada 1987 Sell This Version
4XQ-73265 Take What You Want  album cover Hurricane (9) Take What You Want (MiniAlbum) 4XQ-73265 US 1985 Sell This Version
4XQ-73266 Nightmares  album cover Omen (3) Nightmares(Cass, EP) Metal Blade Records, Enigma Records (3) 4XQ-73266 US 1987 Sell This Version
4XQ-73294 On Your Knees  album cover Great White On Your Knees(Cass, EP) Enigma Records (3) 4XQ-73294 US 1987 Sell This Version
4XQB-73247 The Enigma Variations 2  album cover Various The Enigma Variations 2(Cass, Comp) Enigma Records (3) 4XQB-73247 US 1987 Sell This Version
4XT-12523 Look What The Cat Dragged In  album cover Poison (3) Look What The Cat Dragged In (Album) 4XT-12523 Canada 1986 Sell This Version

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gurskiy

gurskiy

October 26, 2013
Girlschool - Take A Bite
ShampooCell

ShampooCell

January 28, 2008
The greatest indie label of all time. They churned out everything from raging punk rock (Dead Milkmen, Screamin' Sirens, TSOL) to mellow indie rock (The Smithereens, Scott Goddard) to spry synth-pop (SSQ, The Pool, Bardeux) to dark goth rock (45 Grave) to just plain weird (John Trubee), and it was all pure gold. The Enigma Variations collections are a good place to start to familiarize yourself with the label's many different sounds. As far as specific album recommendations, I'd say track down SSQ's "Playback" first and foremost, followed by 45 Grave's "Sleep In Safety" and Bardeux's "Bold As Love" (on Synthicide, a sublabel).