Glitterhouse Records

Glitterhouse Records

Profile:
Label owned by Reinhard Holstein.

LC: 08323

1981 founded by Reinhard Holstein and Rembert Stiewe, the Fanzine „The Glitterhouse“ laid the foundation for the correspondent record label. The magazine contained mainly 60’s garage and psychedelia, extensions of punk, weirdo folk and similar genres. After a vacation in Australia Holstein imported a number of singles from Citadel Records, which were distributed through the company’s mail order business. First own release was a tape featuring German garage bands titled “Battle of the Bands”. 1987 the “Hipster’s” 7”-single – “Sound of The Young Soul” and the compilation LP “The Declaration of Fuzz” were the first vinyls released by the label. German artists followed, such as Surfin’ Dead, The Strangemen and Shiny Gnomes. Through business registration Glitterhouse Records turned from a simple hobby to a business enterprise in 1984.

In 1987 a cooperation with the record label Sub Pop from Seattle started. Among others this label had signed Nirvana and Soundgarden, later on it was named the trigger and forerunner for the success of grunge music. This cooperation provided Glitterhouse increased popularity and a better market position. Green River, Mudhoney, The Walkabouts, Tad, Supersuckers and Seaweed, later on also the Afghan Whigs, The Spinanes, Codeine, Big Chief, Pond and many other groups of the label from Seattle were marketed through Glitterhouse in Europe. According to label officials all records were distributed in Europe as a whole, same with all Amphetamine Reptile releases later on. "Also related to the bands out of our own stable we were concentrated on whole Europe. There were a few exceptions though (Europe without UK or Europe without Scandinavia), but especially SubPop and AmpRep- releases were put out for entire Europe."

The cooperation with Sub Pop endured, at last as a common transatlantic Incorporated, seven years and was ended 1995 with a bilateral agreement. Parallel to Sub Pop Glitterhouse also placed products of Amphetamine Reptile Records in Europe. Among these were Helmet, Cows or the God Bullies. This cooperation ended when Glitterhouse couldn’t identify with the musical contents of the American noise label anymore. Additionally Glitterhouse published its own signings, such as Monster Magnet, Sylvia Juncosa, Sister Double Happiness or Bitch Magnet.

Starting in 1994 it was time to give the label its own direction again. Next to alternative rock and various American musicians Glitterhouse signed many new bands of Scandinavian and English origin.

Since then a broad variety of musical styles has been covered by Glitterhouse Records: widescreen-pop (Midnight Choir, The White Birch), indie-electronica (Lilium, Ai Phoenix), avant-garde (David Thomas & Two Pale Boys, Pere Ubu), dark indie folk (Wovenhand, 16 Horsepower, Chris & Carla, The Walkabouts, Dakota Suite, Savoy Grand, Willard Grant Conspiracy), rock (BigBang, The Great Crusades) and indie rock (Lampshade, Mount Washington, Seachange embrace the stylistic field of the label as well as modern singer-songwriters (Scott Matthew, Caroline Keating, Christine Owman, Nive Nielsen & The Deer Children, Andrea Schroeder) and embracing world music acts (Tamikrest, Lobi Traoré, Dirtmusic, Ben Zabo). Glitterhouse Records was the first German Indie label autonomously covering all inner-European and non-European export markets with exclusive deals.

Since 1997 the Orange Blossom Special, even an own festival with Glitterhouse artists, takes place in the backyard of the company office.

Rembert Stiewe about Glitterhouse: „Glitterhouse is way more than the sum of its parts. We are family.”
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Contact Info:
Glitterhouse Projects GmbH & Co. KG
Grüner Weg 25
D-37688 Beverungen
Tel: +49 5273 36 36 0
fax: +49 5273 36 36 38
mail: info@glitterhouse.com
Sites:
[l9159]

Label


Cat#  Artist Title (Format) Label Cat#  Country Year
941.B360.023 Various Duyster.4(2xCD, Comp) [PIAS] Recordings Belgium, [PIAS], [PIAS] Recordings Belgium 941.B360.023 Belgium 2013 Sell This Version
14297-1 Vita Bergen Retriever(LP, Album, 180) Glitterhouse Records, Woah Dad! 14297-1 Europe 2017 Sell This Version
57342 Christine Owman The Conflict(File, Single) Glitterhouse Records 57342 Sweden 2010
88177-8 Willard Grant Conspiracy Bear Witness.(DVD-V, PAL + CD, Album) Glitterhouse Records 88177-8 Germany 2008 Sell This Version
3049 062 Terry Lee Hale & The Blind Doctors Terry Lee Hale & The Blind Doctors - Old Hand(CD, Album) Last Call Records 3049 062 France 1999 Sell This Version
7422509 Terry Lee Hale Leaving West(CD, Album) Glitterhouse Records, Last Call Records 7422509 France 1996 Sell This Version
#47 12/2004 Various SPEX CD #47(CD, Comp) Spex (2) #47 12/2004 Germany 2004 Sell This Version
546737883 Wovenhand* & Christine Owman Wovenhand* & Christine Owman - Tour Split EP(File, EP) Glitterhouse Records 546737883 Sweden 2013
724384134914 The Walkabouts Devil's Road(LP, Album) Virgin, Glitterhouse Records 724384134914 Germany 1996 Sell This Version
ARR 1/58 God Bullies Mama Womb Womb(LP, Album) Amphetamine Reptile Records ARR 1/58 Germany 1989 Sell This Version
ARR 2/59 Cows Daddy Has A Tail!(LP, Album) Amphetamine Reptile Records ARR 2/59 Europe 1989 Sell This Version
ARR 3 / 61 Various Dope-Guns-'N-Fucking In The Streets Volume 1-3(LP, Comp) Amphetamine Reptile Records ARR 3 / 61 Europe 1989 Sell This Version
ARR 5 / 63 Halo Of Flies Singles Going Nowhere(LP, Album, Comp) Amphetamine Reptile Records ARR 5 / 63 Europe 1989 Sell This Version
ARR 7/71 God Bullies Plastic Eye Miracle (Album) ARR 7/71 Europe 1990 Sell This Version
ARR 8/86 Cows Effete And Impudent Snobs(LP, Album) Amphetamine Reptile Records, Amphetamine Reptile Records ARR 8/86 USA & Europe 1990 Sell This Version
ARR 9/87 God Bullies Dog Show(LP, Album) Amphetamine Reptile Records ARR 9/87 Germany 1990 Sell This Version
ARR 04/062 Helios Creed The Last Laugh(LP, Album) Amphetamine Reptile Records ARR 04/062 Germany 1989 Sell This Version
ARR 12/109 Vertigo (12) Vertigo (Album) ARR 12/109 Europe 1990 Sell This Version
ARR 13/112 Helios Creed Boxing The Clown(LP, Album) Amphetamine Reptile Records ARR 13/112 Europe 1990 Sell This Version
ARR 15/118 Helmet (2) Strap It On(LP, Album) Amphetamine Reptile Records ARR 15/118 Europe 1990 Sell This Version
ARR 16/127 Boss Hog Cold Hands(LP, Album) Amphetamine Reptile Records ARR 16/127 Europe 1990 Sell This Version
ARR 17/140 Various Ugly American Overkill(LP, Comp) Amphetamine Reptile Records ARR 17/140 Europe 1991 Sell This Version
ARR 18/145 Cows Peacetika(LP, Album) Amphetamine Reptile Records, Amphetamine Reptile Records ARR 18/145 USA & Europe 1991 Sell This Version
ARRCD 11/108 Tar Roundhouse(CD, Album, Comp) Amphetamine Reptile Records, Amphetamine Reptile Records, Glitterhouse Records, Glitterhouse Records ARRCD 11/108 Europe 1990 Sell This Version
ARRCD 13/112 Helios Creed Boxing The Clown(CD, Album) Amphetamine Reptile Records ARRCD 13/112 Europe 1990 Sell This Version
ARRCD 14/117 Surgery (2) Nationwide(CD, Album) Amphetamine Reptile Records ARRCD 14/117 Germany 1991 Sell This Version
ARRCD 15/118 Helmet (2) Strap It On(CD, Album) Amphetamine Reptile Records ARRCD 15/118 Europe 1990 Sell This Version
ARRCD 41/278 Boss Hog Girl+(CD, EP) Amphetamine Reptile Records, Glitterhouse Records ARRCD 41/278 Europe 1993 Sell This Version
ART016 Helldorado The Ballad Of Nora Lee(CD, Album, Car) Checkpoint Charlie Audio Productions, Artist Music ART016 Turkey 2005 Sell This Version
bang! lp87 Wovenhand* Wovenhand(LP, Album, Ltd, RE, RM) Bang! Records bang! lp87 Spain 2015 Sell This Version
BLV CD0109 Todd Thibaud Todd's Birthday Party(CD, Album) Glitterhouse Records, Blue Rose Records (2) BLV CD0109 Germany 1999 Sell This Version
BOM 22160 Pere Ubu St. Arkansas(CD, Album) Bomba Records (4) BOM 22160 Germany 2002 Sell This Version
CD 140363 Various Fingerprints - Recorded Live At Arge Kulturgelände Nonntal, Salzburg Vol 1(CD, Comp) Glitterhouse Records CD 140363 Austria 1994 Sell This Version
CD C061188 Various Fingerprints Vol 2(CD, Comp, Dig) Glitterhouse Records CD C061188 Austria 1995 Sell This Version
CD M150991 Various Fingerprints Vol 3(CD, Album, Comp, Enh) Glitterhouse Records CD M150991 Germany 2000 Sell This Version
cdstumm212 Various Rough Trade Shops - Rock And Roll 1(2xCD, Comp) Mute, Mute cdstumm212 UK 2002 Sell This Version
G 002 The Sisters Of Mercy Jesus Loves The Sisters(Cass, Unofficial) Glitterhouse Records G 002 Germany 1983 Sell This Version
GC 1251 Various Battle Of The Bands(Cass, Comp) Glitterhouse Records GC 1251 Germany 1985 Sell This Version
GHCD 726 Golden Kanine Climb(CD, Single, Promo) Glitterhouse Records GHCD 726 Germany 2011 Sell This Version
GR 0011 The Broken Jug Squeeze Rodeo Live GR 0011 Germany 1988 Sell This Version
GR0012 The Voodoo Love Gods Bad Seed(7") Glitterhouse Records GR0012 Germany 1987 Sell This Version
GR 0013 Der Beat Von Bagdad* All I Know / Off The Hook / A Fool / When I'm Gone(7") Glitterhouse Records GR 0013 Germany 1987 Sell This Version
GR 0014 The Broken Jug Ann / Forever And A Day(7") Glitterhouse Records GR 0014 Germany 1988 Sell This Version
GR0015 Politicians* Meat(LP, Album) Glitterhouse Records, Glitterhouse Records GR0015 Germany 1987 Sell This Version
GR 0016 The Broken Jug Burning Down The Neighbourhood(LP, Album) Glitterhouse Records GR 0016 Germany 1987 Sell This Version
GR0017 In Cold Blood (4) Pretty Woman(7") Glitterhouse Records GR0017 Germany 1987 Sell This Version
GR0018 The Return Of Captain Ahab Endless Road / Carry On / That Girl(7") Glitterhouse Records GR0018 Germany 1987 Sell This Version
GR0019 The Surfin' Dead Escape From This Life(LP, MiniAlbum) Glitterhouse Records GR0019 Germany 1987 Sell This Version
GR 0020 Der Beat From Bagdad Me And My Rhythm Guitar(LP, Album, Mono) Glitterhouse Records GR 0020 Germany 1987 Sell This Version
GR 0021 Motor Weirdos Motor Weirdos (Album) GR 0021 Germany 1987 Sell This Version
GR0022 The Fluid Punch N Judy(LP, Album, RE) Glitterhouse Records GR0022 Germany 1987 Sell This Version
GR 0023 The Birdhouse Burnin' Up(LP, Album) Glitterhouse Records GR 0023 Germany 1987 Sell This Version
GR0024 Suzi Cream Cheese Baby It's Time (A Film)(LP, Album) Glitterhouse Records GR0024 Germany 1988 Sell This Version
GR 0025 Miracle Workers 1000 Microgramms Of The Miracle Workers(12", MiniAlbum) Glitterhouse Records GR 0025 Europe 1988 Sell This Version
GR 0026 The Fluid Clear Black Paper(LP, Album) Glitterhouse Records GR 0026 Germany 1988 Sell This Version
GR0027 Various Skullfuck Vol.1(7", Comp) Glitterhouse Records GR0027 Germany 1988 Sell This Version
GR0028 The Birdhouse The Devil / Big City(7", Single) Glitterhouse Records GR0028 Germany 1988 Sell This Version
GR 0029 Motor Weirdos Wicked(12", MiniAlbum) Glitterhouse Records GR 0029 Germany 1988 Sell This Version
GR0030 Real Gone Lovers Real Gone Lovers(LP, Album) Glitterhouse Records GR0030 Germany 1988 Sell This Version
GR 0031 Green River Rehab Doll(LP, Album) Glitterhouse Records GR 0031 Europe 1988 Sell This Version
GR 0032 Submentals Submentals(LP, Album) Glitterhouse Records GR 0032 Germany 1988 Sell This Version
GR 0033 Various Motor City Madness(LP, Comp) Glitterhouse Records GR 0033 Europe 1988 Sell This Version
GR 0034 Mudhoney Superfuzz Bigmuff(12", EP) Glitterhouse Records GR 0034 Europe 1988 Sell This Version
GR 0035 Miracle Workers Live At The Forum(LP, Album) Glitterhouse Records, Glitterhouse Records GR 0035 Europe 1988 Sell This Version
GR0036 The Birdhouse Raw & Alive !(10", MiniAlbum, Red) Glitterhouse Records GR0036 Germany 1988 Sell This Version
GR 0037 Loveslug Slug 'Em All(LP, Album) Glitterhouse Records, Glitterhouse Records, EFA GR 0037 Germany 1988 Sell This Version
GR 0038 Blood Circus Primal Rock Therapy (EP) GR 0038 Germany 1989 Sell This Version
GR 0039 Les Thugs Electric Troubles(LP, Comp) Glitterhouse Records GR 0039 Germany 1988 Sell This Version
GR0039 Les Thugs Electric Troubles(12", MiniAlbum) Glitterhouse Records GR0039 Germany 1987 Sell This Version
GR 0040 The Birdhouse Meglamania(LP, Album) Glitterhouse Records GR 0040 Germany 1988 Sell This Version
GR 0041 The Fluid Freak Magnet(12", EP) Glitterhouse Records GR 0041 Germany 1988 Sell This Version
GR 0042 Bored! Bored!(12", EP) Glitterhouse Records GR 0042 Germany 1988 Sell This Version
GR 0043 Flaming Lips* Drug Machine (Single) GR 0043 Germany 1989 Sell This Version
GR 0044 The Subway Surfers The Subway Surfers(12", MiniAlbum) Glitterhouse Records GR 0044 Germany 1989 Sell This Version
GR 0045 Loveslug Snail House Rock GR 0045 Germany 1989 Sell This Version
GR 0046 Various This House Is Not A Motel (Comp) GR 0046 Germany 1989 Sell This Version
GR 0047 Der Beat From Bagdad Big Beat(LP, Album) Glitterhouse Records GR 0047 Germany 1989 Sell This Version
GR 0048 Boys From Nowhere Cyclone Death Machine(LP, Comp) Glitterhouse Records GR 0048 Germany 1989 Sell This Version
GR 0049 Miracle Workers Mary Jane GR 0049 Europe 1989 Sell This Version
GR0050 Miracle Workers Primary Domain (Album) GR0050 Germany 1989 Sell This Version
GR 0051 Tad God's Balls(LP, Album) Glitterhouse Records GR 0051 Germany 1989 Sell This Version
GR 0052 Various Sub Pop Rock City(LP, Comp) Glitterhouse Records GR 0052 Europe 1988 Sell This Version
GR 0053 Vanilla Chainsaws Vanilla Chainsaws (Album) GR 0053 Germany 1989 Sell This Version
GR 0054 Low Max Low Max(12", MiniAlbum) Glitterhouse Records GR 0054 Germany 1990 Sell This Version
GR 0055 The Fluid Roadmouth(LP, Album) Glitterhouse Records GR 0055 Germany 1989 Sell This Version
GR 0056 Sonic Youth / Mudhoney Sonic Youth / Mudhoney - Touch Me I'm Sick / Halloween (Maxi) GR 0056 Europe 1989 Sell This Version
GR 0057 The Fluid / Loveslug The Fluid / Loveslug - "Madhouse" / "Free Fire Zone"(7") Glitterhouse Records GR 0057 Germany 1989 Sell This Version
GR 0060 Mudhoney Burn It Clean b/w You Got It (Keep It Outta My Face) and Need (Demo)(12") Glitterhouse Records, Glitterhouse Records GR 0060 Europe 1989 Sell This Version
GR 0064 Bastards (2) You Didn't Give A Damn About The Exploding Man Because You Killed Him(12", EP) Glitterhouse Records, Glitterhouse Records GR 0064 Germany 1989 Sell This Version
GR 0065 Bastards (2) Monticello(LP, Album) Glitterhouse Records GR 0065 Germany 1989 Sell This Version
GR 0066 Les Thugs Still Hungry Still Angry(LP, Album) Glitterhouse Records GR 0066 Germany 1989 Sell This Version
GR 0067 Cat Butt Journey To The Center Of(LP, Album) Glitterhouse Records GR 0067 Germany 1989 Sell This Version
GR 0068 Boss Hog Drinkin', Lechin' & Lyin'(12", EP) Amphetamine Reptile Records GR 0068 Europe 1989 Sell This Version
GR 0069 Mudhoney Mudhoney (Album) GR 0069 Germany 1989 Sell This Version
GR 0070 Mudhoney This Gift (Maxi) GR 0070 Germany 1989 Sell This Version
GR 0072 First Things First (2) Dirtbag Blowout(LP, Album) Glitterhouse Records GR 0072 Germany 1990 Sell This Version
GR 0073 The Walkabouts Cataract(LP, Album) Glitterhouse Records GR 0073 Germany 1989 Sell This Version
GR 0074 God (6) For Lovers Only(LP, Album) Glitterhouse Records GR 0074 Europe 1989 Sell This Version
GR 0075 Bored! Negative Waves(LP, Album) Glitterhouse Records GR 0075 Germany 1990 Sell This Version
GR 0076 Tad Salt Lick(12", EP) Glitterhouse Records GR 0076 Europe 1990 Sell This Version