KISS: AUSTRALIA SINGLES DISCOGRAPHY





ASTOR DISTRIBUTION, "Bogart" Type 1 Label (1975-6)

1974-6, copying the general US release model. Astor was a company better known for its household hardware products in Australia!

100,000 YEARS / Strutter

Casablanca/Astor NEB-0015 (AUZ, 1974)
The first Australian KISS single made by a company better known for its' household hardware. This single was generally unknown until copies started appearing on eBay in 2014...
Australian Regular Release Version

LET ME GO, ROCK 'N ROLL / Hotter Than Hell

Casablanca/Astor NB-823 (AUZ, 1975)
Released in January 1975...

ROCK AND ROLL ALL NITE / Getaway

Casablanca/Astor NB-829 (AUZ, 1975)
Like the other Astor singles, this does not include a picture sleeve.
Australian Regular Release Version

C'MON AND LOVE ME / Getaway

Casablanca/Astor NB-841 (AUZ, 1975)
Like the other Astor singles, this does not include a picture sleeve.
Australian Regular Release Version

C'MON AND LOVE ME (LIVE) / Getaway

Casablanca/Astor NB-841 (AUZ, 1975)
Like the other Astor singles, this does not include a picture sleeve. This seems to be a transitionary single with the live version of the song replacing the studio. Credits on center-ring are altered accordingly.
Australian Regular Release Version

ROCK AND ROLL ALL NITE (LIVE) / (Studio)

Casablanca/Astor NB-850 (AUZ, 1975)
This single came in a variety of flavours, each with a combination of correct and incorrect spellings of "Nite" on the titles on Side-A and Side-B. Like the other Astor singles, this does not include a picture sleeve.
Australian Regular Release Version

SHOUT IT OUT LOUD / Sweet Pain

Casablanca/Astor NB-854 (AUZ, 1976)
Like the other Astor singles, this does not include a picture sleeve.
Australian Regular Release Version

FLAMING YOUTH / God Of Thunder

Casablanca/Astor NB-858 (AUZ, 1976)
Like the other Astor singles, this does not include a picture sleeve.
Australian Regular Release Version

DETROIT ROCK CITY / Beth

Casablanca/Astor NB-863 (AUZ, 1976)
Like the other Astor singles, this does not include a picture sleeve.

BETH / Detroit Rock City

Casablanca/Astor NB-863 (AUZ, 1976)
Like the United States, Australia reissued "Beth" as an A-side...
Australian Regular Release Version

HARD LUCK WOMAN / Mr Speed

Casablanca/Astor NB-873 (AUZ, 1976)
Like the other Astor singles, this does not include a picture sleeve.
Australian Regular Release Version

CALLING DR. LOVE / Take Me

Casablanca/Astor NB-880 (AUZ, 1976)
Like the other Astor singles, this does not include a picture sleeve.
Australian Regular Release Version

ASTOR DISTRIBUTION, "Filmworks" Type 2 Label (1977-9)

1977-9, copying the general US release model with one notable exception.

CHRISTINE SIXTEEN / Shock Me

Casablanca/Astor NB-889 (AUZ, 1977)
Like the other Astor singles, this does not include a picture sleeve. This single was released in August 1977 and barely troubled the Australian charts...
Australian Regular Release Version

THEN SHE KISSED ME / Almost Human

Casablanca/Astor NB-002 (AUZ, 1977)
Like the other Astor singles, this does not include a picture sleeve. However, this issue is one of the oddities in the international release catalog due to the A and B-side combination. Released in October 1977...
Australian Regular Release Version

LOVE GUN / Hooligan

Casablanca/Astor NB-895 (AUZ, 1977)
Like the other Astor singles, this does not include a picture sleeve. This single was released in December 1977...

SHOUT IT OUT LOUD (LIVE) / Nothin' To Lose (live)

Casablanca/Astor NB-903 (AUZ, 03/1977)
Like the other Astor singles, this does not include a picture sleeve.

ROCKET RIDE / Tomorrow And Tonight (live)

Casablanca/Astor NB-915 (AUZ, 04/1978)
Like the other Astor singles, this does not include a picture sleeve.
Australian Regular Release Version

STRUTTER '78 / Shock Me

Casablanca/Astor NB-918 (AUZ, 1978)
Released in May 1978. Like the other Astor singles, this does not include a picture sleeve.
Australian Regular Release Version

PAUL STANLEY: HOLD ME, TOUCH ME / Goodbye

Casablanca/Astor NB-940 (AUZ, 1979)
Like the other Astor singles, this does not include a picture sleeve. This single was released in February 1979...

ACE FREHLEY: NEW YORK GROOVE / Snowblind

Casablanca/Astor NB-941 (AUZ, 1979)
Like the other Astor singles, this does not include a picture sleeve. This single was released in February 1979...
Australian Regular Release Version

GENE SIMMONS: RADIOACTIVE / See You In Your Dreams

Casablanca/Astor NB-951 (AUZ, 1979)
Like the other Astor singles, this does not include a picture sleeve. The rarest of the Australian releases of the solo singles. This single was released in February 1979...
Australian Regular Release Version

PETER CRISS: DON'T YOU LET ME DOWN / Hooked On Rock 'N Roll

Casablanca/Astor NB-952 (AUZ, 1979)
Like the other Astor singles, this does not include a picture sleeve. This single was released in February 1979...
Australian Regular Release Version

I WAS MADE FOR LOVIN' YOU / Hard Times

Casablanca/Astor NB-983 (AUZ, 1979)
Like the other Astor singles, this does not include a picture sleeve. This single was released in June 1979...
Australian Regular Release Version

SURE KNOW SOMETHING / Dirty Livin'

Casablanca/Astor NB-2205 (AUZ, 1979)
Like the other Astor singles, this does not include a picture sleeve. However, it was the last of the Astor distributed Australian KISS singles and was released in August 1979...
Australian Regular Release Version

POLYGRAM DISTRIBUTION, "Filmworks" Type 1 Label (1980-4)


SHANDI / She's So European

Casablanca/PolyGram 6000-436 (AUZ, 1980)
The first of the PolyGram distributed Australian KISS singles. There are two versions of this single: a version with small writing on the label and another with large writing.
Australian Regular Release Version 1 | Version 2

TALK TO ME / Naked City

Casablanca/PolyGram 6000-463 (AUZ, 1980)
Common single....
Australian Regular Release Version

IS THAT YOU? / Two Sides Of The Coin

Casablanca/PolyGram 6000-514 (AUZ, 10/1980)
Released for only a few short weeks in Oct. 1980 making this, probably in a tie with Gene's "Radioactive", one of the rarest single in the Australian KISS catalogue.
Australian Regular Release Version


BY MYSELF / I Found Love

Casablanca/PolyGram 6000-515 (AUZ, 10/1980)
Peter Criss solo single from "Out of Control."

STAR TRAX: ROCK AND ROLL ALL NITE / SHOUT IT OUT LOUD // Love Gun / Sure Know Something

Casablanca/PolyGram 6200-027 (AUZ, 1981)
The picture on the sleeve features a reversed photograph. Two versions of this cover exist, though both share the same back cover.
Australian Regular Release Version


I (EDIT) / The Oath

Casablanca/PolyGram 6000-717 (AUZ, 1981)
The Australian version includes an edited version of "I" with "Got the balls to stand" changed to "Got the guts to stand". This was the first proper Australian single to feature a picture sleeve, though this one is cheaply manufactured. Click on cover for large scan.
Australian Regular Release Version

A WORLD WITHOUT HEROES / Dark Light

Casablanca/PolyGram 6000-769 (AUZ, 1982)
Another single that was withdrawn rapidly after its' release making it extremely difficult to locate.
Australian Regular Release Version

NOWHERE TO RUN / Rock And Roll All Nite (Live)

Casablanca/PolyGram 6000-860 (AUZ, 1982)
Rare issue from "KISS Killers"...

I LOVE IT LOUD / Killer

Casablanca/PolyGram 6000-916 (AUZ, 1982)
Rather common issue...

LICK IT UP / Dance All Over Your Face

Casablanca/PolyGram 814-498-7 (AUZ, 1983)
Rather common issue...

ALL HELL'S BREAKIN' LOOSE / Young And Wasted

Casablanca/PolyGram 880-205-7 (AUZ, 1984)
Another very rare issue...

HEAVEN'S ON FIRE / Lonely Is The Hunter

Casablanca/PolyGram 880-205-7 (AUZ, 1984)
Rather common issue...
Australian Regular Release Version

POLYGRAM DISTRIBUTION, "Mercury" Type 1 Label (1985-)


THRILLS IN THE NIGHT (EDIT) / Burn Bitch Burn

Mercury/PolyGram 880-535-7 (AUZ, 1985)
Another single that was withdrawn soon after release...

TEARS ARE FALLING / Heaven's On Fire (Live)

Mercury/PolyGram 884-141-7 (AUZ, 1985)
Another single that was withdrawn soon after release...

CRAZY CRAZY / No No No

Mercury/PolyGram 888-796-7 (AUZ, 1987)
Might or might not have had a picture sleeve...
Australian Regular Release Version

REASON TO LIVE / Thief In The Night

Mercury/PolyGram 870-022-7 (AUZ, 1987)
Might or might not have had a picture sleeve...
Australian Regular Release Version


LET'S PUT THE X IN SEX / Calling Dr Love

Mercury/PolyGram 872-246-7 (AUZ, 1988)
Common single. Copies also issued without a picture sleeve...
Australian Regular Release Version


(YOU MAKE ME) ROCK HARD / Deuce

Mercury/PolyGram 874-052-7 (AUZ, 1989)
Common single...
Australian Regular Release Version


RISE TO IT (FULL-POWER GUITAR MIX) / Silver Spoon

Mercury/PolyGram 875-098-7 (AUZ, 1989)
Common single...
Australian Regular Release Version


HIDE YOUR HEART / Betrayed

Mercury/PolyGram 876-146-7 (AUZ, 1989)
Common single...
Australian Regular Release Version


FOREVER (REMIX)/The Street Giveth And The Street Taketh Away

Mercury/PolyGram 876-716-7 (AUZ, 1990)
Common single...
Australian Regular Release Version

SPECIAL ISSUES SINCE 1990



NOTHIN' TO LOSE / Love Theme From KISS

Hen's Teeth Records ML-10563-NEB-0004 (AUZ, 1998)
This is a special limited edition single available in red, white, or blue vinyl. Officially (allegedly) licensed from PolyGram Pte. Ltd., the Australian label, the single is the first in a series of 8 reissues of classic KISS singles. 100 copies of each color were pressed. A black vinyl promotional version of this single has turned up, but I'm not sure of the numbers - it is probably less than for the other colors. Click on cover for large scan.
Australian Promotional Version Black | Red | White | Blue

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