KISS: GERMAN SINGLES DISCOGRAPHY





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




ROCK AND ROLL ALL NITE / Getaway

Casablanca/EMI 1C 006-96 694 (GER, 1975)
The first German KISS single which is incredibly rare. Click on cover for large scan.
"Bogart"


DETROIT ROCK CITY / Beth

Casablanca/EMI 1C 006-97 669 (GER, 1976)
Issued first as a blue "Bogart" label and later with the "Casbah" label stock.
"Bogart" | "Casbah"


SHOUT IT OUT LOUD / Sweet Pain

Casablanca/EMI 1C 006-98 211 (GER, 1976)
The final EMI German KISS single which is incredibly rare. Click on cover for large scan.
"Bogart"

BELLAPHON DISTRIBUTION, "Casbah" Type 1 Label (1976-7)




BETH / Detroit Rock City

Casablanca/Bellaphon BF-18489 (GER, 1976)
Following the distribution change-over in 1976, Bellaphon hastily issued the "Beth" single while soon releasing a whole series of singles according to the American release model. Same cover front and back of sleeve...
"Casbah"


HARD LUCK WOMAN / Mr. Speed

Casablanca/Bellaphon BF-18490 (GER, 1976)
Same cover front and back of sleeve...
"Casbah"


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

Casablanca/Bellaphon BF-18501 (GER, 1976)
Issued to catch up with the American release model! Same cover front and back of sleeve...
"Casbah" | "Filmworks"


C'MON AND LOVE ME / Getaway

Casablanca/Bellaphon BF-18502 (GER, 1976)
Issued to catch up with the American release model! One of the more obscure of the early Bellaphon issues. Same cover front and back of sleeve...
"Casbah"


SHOUT IT OUT LOUD / Sweet Pain

Casablanca/Bellaphon BF-18503 (GER, 1976)
Issued to catch up with the American release model! Same cover front and back of sleeve...
"Casbah"


FLAMING YOUTH / God Of Thunder

Casablanca/Bellaphon BF-18504 (GER, 1976)
Issued to catch up with the American release model! Same cover front and back of sleeve...
"Casbah" | "Filmworks"


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

Casablanca/Bellaphon BF-18505 (GER, 1976)
Issued to catch up with the American release model! Same cover front and back of sleeve...
"Casbah" | "Filmworks"


CALLING DR. LOVE / Take Me

Casablanca/Bellaphon BF-18520 (GER, 1976)
There is also a misprint version for this sleeve, click here to see it.
"Casbah"


CHRISTINE SIXTEEN / Shock Me

Casablanca/Bellaphon BF-18550 (GER, 1977)
Cover similar to that used in other European countries.
"Casbah"


LOVE GUN / Then She Kissed Me

Casablanca/Bellaphon BF-18560 (GER, 1977)
Odd B-side. Same cover front and back of sleeve. Some copies come with a mispressed center-ring label that lists "Then She KISSed Me" as the A-side, but correctly plays "Love Gun."
"Casbah"


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

Casablanca/Bellaphon BF-18571 (GER, 1977)
Single #1 off Alive II. Click on cover for large scans...
"Casbah"


ROCKET RIDE / Tomorrow & Tonight (Live)

Casablanca/Bellaphon BF-18583 (GER, 1977)
Single #2 off Alive II...
"Casbah"

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




STRUTTER '78 / Shock Me

Casablanca/Bellaphon BF-18603 (GER, 1978)
The only single issued from "Double Platinum"...
German Regular Release Version


ACE FREHLEY: NEW YORK GROOVE / Snowblind

Casablanca/Bellaphon BF-18635 (GER, 1978)
Ace's solo single. Highly collectible...
German Regular Release Version


PAUL STANLEY: HOLD ME, TOUCH ME / Goodbye

Casablanca/Bellaphon BF-18636 (GER, 1978)
Pauls's solo single. Highly collectible...
German Regular Release Version


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

Casablanca/Bellaphon BF-18643 (GER, 1978)
Peter's solo single. Highly collectible...
German Regular Release Version


GENE SIMMONS: RADIOACTIVE / See You In Your Dreams

Casablanca/Bellaphon BF-18644 (GER, 1978)
Gene's solo single. Highly collectible...
German Regular Release Version


I WAS MADE FOR LOVIN' YOU / Hard Times

Casablanca/Bellaphon BF-18667 (GER, 1979)
Released in red, pink, rose, purple and black vinyl. Pink is the rarest...
German Regular Release Black Vinyl Version
German Regular Red Vinyl Release Version
German Regular Release Pink Vinyl Version


SURE KNOW SOMETHING / Dirty Livin'

Casablanca/Bellaphon BF-18684 (GER, 1979)
The last of the Bellaphon distributed KISS singles. This is the first variety of the cover...
German Regular Release Version


SURE KNOW SOMETHING / Dirty Livin'

Casablanca/Bellaphon BF-18684 (GER, 1979)
This is the second variety of the cover...

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




SHANDI / She's So European

Casablanca/Phonogram 6000-436 (GER, 1980)
Like most future KISS releases in Germany, copies were released with the Alternate "ZZ" logo for domestic use and regular KISS logo for export...
German Regular Release Version
German "normal logo" Version


TALK TO ME / Naked City

Casablanca/Phonogram 6000-463 (GER, 1980)
Very cool issues with German Tour '80 dates on rear cover...
German Regular Release Version


I WAS MADE FOR LOVIN' YOU / Hard Times

Casablanca/Phonogram 6175-014 (GER, 1980)
Reissue...
German Regular Release Version


TOMORROW / Is That You?

Casablanca/Phonogram 6000-620 (GER, 1980)
Issued around the time of the German Tour in 1980...
German Regular Release Version


I / The Oath

Casablanca/Phonogram 6000-717 (GER, 1981)
The only issue in Germany from "The Elder"...
German Regular Release Version


DOWN ON YOUR KNEES / Nowhere To Run

Casablanca/Phonogram 6000-852 (GER, 1982)
An obscure issue in Germany from "Killers"...
German Regular Release Version


I LOVE IT LOUD / Killer

Casablanca/Phonogram 6000-911 (GER, 1982)
An obscure issue in Germany from "Creatures Of The Night"...
German Regular Release Version


LICK IT UP / Not For The Innocent

Casablanca/Phonogram 814-498-7 (GER, 1983)
Single #1 from "Lick It Up" with cover similar to that used elsewhere...
German Regular Release Version


ALL HELL'S BREAKIN' LOOSE / Young And Wasted

Casablanca/Phonogram 818-108-7 (GER, 1984)
Single #2 from "Lick It Up" with cover similar to that used elsewhere...
German Regular Release Version


HEAVEN'S ON FIRE / Lonely Is The Hunter

Casablanca/Phonogram 880-205-7 (GER, 1984)
The only single from "Animalize", but the cover at least has Mark St. John...
German Regular Release Version

PHONOGRAM DISTRIBUTION, "Vertigo" Type 1 Label (1985-89)




CRAZY CRAZY NIGHTS / No, No, No

Vertigo/Phonogram 888-901-7 (GER, 1987)
Same as other European countries...
German Regular Release Version

TURN ON THE NIGHT / Hell Or High Water

Vertigo/Phonogram 870-215-7 (GER, 1988)
Same as other European countries...


LET'S PUT THE X IN SEX (** Promo)

Vertigo/Phonogram 872-498-7 (GER, 1988)
Very rare one-sided promo, no picture sleeve. Side-B isn't just blank, it's grooved with silence and the ring is erched "LAB 470-2"... so I wonder if this one is really just a test-pressing.


(YOU MAKE ME) ROCK HARD / Deuce

Vertigo/Phonogram 874-052-7 (GER, 1989)
Same as other European countries...
German Regular Release Version


HIDE YOUR HEART / Betrayed

Vertigo/Phonogram 876-444-7 (GER, 1989) - Domestic
Vertigo/Phonogram 876-146-7 (GER, 1989) - Export
Some copies come with Bio sheet.
German Regular Release Version | Export
Insert Bio Sheet


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

Vertigo/Phonogram 875-172-7 (GER, 1990) - Domestic
Vertigo/Phonogram 876-716-7 (GER, 1990) - Export
Cover similar to that used in other countries...
German Regular Release Version

ASSORTED ISSUES SINCE 1990




GOD GAVE ROCK AND ROLL TO YOU II / Junior's Gone Wild

Interscope/East-West 7567-98696-7 (GER, 1991)
B-side by Kings X...
German Regular Release Version


UNHOLY / God Gave Rock And Roll To You II

Mercury/Phonogram 866-890-7 (GER, 1992) - Domestic
Mercury/Phonogram 866-872-7 (GER, 1992) - Export
Very common single...
German Regular Release Version


EVERYTIME I LOOK AT YOU / Partners In Crime (Remix)

Mercury/Phonogram 864-402-7 (GER, 1992) - Domestic
The last vinyl single from Germany...
German Regular Release Version Type 1


EVERYTIME I LOOK AT YOU / Partners In Crime (Remix)

Mercury/Phonogram 864-276-7 (GER, 1992) - Export
The last vinyl single from Germany...
German Regular Release Version Type 2

Thanks to Ola Johansson and Ad Van Hoeffelen for major contributions to thse pages.



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