KISS: JAPAN SINGLES DISCOGRAPHY





VICTOR DISTRIBUTION, "Bogart" Type 1 Label (1975)

The first two Japanese singles, like their LP counterparts, were issued using the "JET" prefix and blue "Bogart" label stock. Both were later reissued as "VIP" issues.

ROCK AND ROLL ALL NITE / Room Service

Victor/Casablanca JET-2318 (JAP, 1975)
The very first Japanese KISS singles which is available with four types of sleeve: Type I does not have the song title listed in English on the cover; Type II has the English song title printed in silver on the cover; Type III has the song title printed in white. Because it is Japanese, and the first issue, this single is highly sought after! The promotional and regular release version without English titles sell for around $125 while the standard release version sells in the range $65-80. Type IV is the VIP Series reissue from 1979 which is also incredibly hard to find.
Promo | "Bogart"

C'MON AND LOVE ME / Getaway

Victor/Casablanca JET-2335 (JAP, 1975)
The only other Japanese KISS single to use the "JET" prefix. Like the other early issues, this release is highly collectible with the promotional version selling for around $75+ and the regular version selling for around $40. The reissue is something of an enigma, and I've definately seen way more of the original release than the reissue. It comes with a modifed cover, which is available on two types of paper stock: textured or smooth. Thus this single has three types: Type I - Original "Jet" Issue; Type II - VIP Reissue with textured cover; and Type III - VIP Reissue with smooth cover.
Promo | "Bogart"

VICTOR DISTRIBUTION "VIP" PREFIX, "Bogart" Type 1b Label (1976)

Second pair of singles to be issued using the blue "Bogart" label, but with the transition to the primary "VIP" prefix used for the remainder of Victor's distribution deal with Casablanca for the Japanese market.


SHOUT IT OUT LOUD / Sweet Pain

Victor/Casablanca VIP-2408 (JAP, 1976)
The first Japanese KISS single to use the "VIP" prefix. Like the other Japanese issues, this release is highly collectible with the promotional version selling for around $75+ and the regular version selling for around $40.
Promo | "Bogart" | "Casbah" | "Filmworks"


FLAMING YOUTH / God Of Thunder

Victor/Casablanca VIP-2433 (JAP, 1976)
Like the other Japanese issues, this release is highly collectible with the promotional version selling for around $75+ and the regular version selling for around $40.
Promo | "Bogart" | "Casbah" | "Filmworks"

VICTOR DISTRIBUTION "VIP" PREFIX, "Casbah" Type 2 Label (1976-7)

The primary body of Victor distributed Casablanca singles in Japan starting first with the "Casbah" label stock, and then the "Filmworks" from mid-1977.


DETROIT ROCK CITY / Beth

Victor/Casablanca VIP-2464 (JAP, 1976)
Like the other Japanese issues, this release is highly collectible with the promotional version selling for around $75+ and the regular version selling for around $40.
Promo | "Casbah" | "Filmworks"


HARD LUCK WOMAN / Mr. Speed

Victor/Casablanca VIP-2489 (JAP, 1976)
Like the other Japanese issues, this release is highly collectible with the promotional version selling for around $75+ and the regular version selling for around $40. This cover has a gatefold overlay.
Promo | "Casbah" | "Filmworks"


CALLING DR. LOVE / Take Me

Victor/Casablanca VIP-2525 (JAP, 5/25/1976)
Like the other Japanese issues, this release is highly collectible with the promotional version selling for around $75+ and the regular version selling for around $40.
Promo | "Casbah" | "Filmworks"

VICTOR DISTRIBUTION "VIP" PREFIX, "Filmworks" Type 3 Label (1977-9)

The primary body of Victor distributed Casablanca singles in Japan starting first with the "Casbah" label stock, and then the "Filmworks" from mid-1977.


CHRISTINE SIXTEEN / Shock Me

Victor/Casablanca VIP-2546 (JAP, 1977)
Like the other Japanese issues, this release is highly collectible with the promotional version selling for around $75+ and the regular version selling for around $40.
Promo | "Filmworks"


LOVE GUN / Hooligan

Victor/Casablanca VIP-2566 (JAP, 1977)
Like the other Japanese issues, this release is highly collectible with the promotional version selling for around $75+ and the regular version selling for around $40.
Promo | "Filmworks"


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

Victor/Casablanca VIP-2584 (JAP, 2/25/1978)
Like the other Japanese issues, this release is highly collectible with the promotional version selling for around $75+ and the regular version selling for around $40.
Promo | "Filmworks"


ROCKET RIDE / Tomorrow And Tonight (Live)

Victor/Casablanca VIP-2603 (JAP, 1977)
Like the other Japanese issues, this release is highly collectible with the promotional version selling for around $75+ and the regular version selling for around $40.
Promo | "Filmworks"


STRUTTER '78 / Shock Me

Victor/Casablanca VIP-2638 (JAP, 1978)
Like the other Japanese issues, this release is highly collectible with the promotional version selling for around $75+ and the regular version selling for around $40.
Promo | "Filmworks"


NEW YORK GROOVE / Hold Me, Touch Me

Victor/Casablanca V-1 (JAP, 1979)
An extremely rare promotional only issue which sells for in excess of $250+. Thanks to Per-Eric Saxen for the scans.
Promo


DON'T YOU LET ME DOWN / Radioactive

Victor/Casablanca V-2 (JAP, 1979)
An extremely rare promotional only issue which sells for in excess of $250+. Thanks to Per-Eric Saxen for the scans.
Promo


PAUL STANLEY: HOLD ME, TOUCH ME / Goodbye

Victor/Casablanca VIP-2668 (JAP, 1979)
Like the other Japanese issues of the solo album singles, this release is highly collectible, and rare, with the promotional version selling for around $250+ and the regular version selling for around $100.
Promo | "Filmworks"


ACE FREHLEY: NEW YORK GROOVE / Snowblind

Victor/Casablanca VIP-2669 (JAP, 1979)
Like the other Japanese issues of the solo album singles, this release is highly collectible, and rare, with the promotional version selling for around $250+ and the regular version selling for around $100.
Promo | "Filmworks"


GENE SIMMONS: RADIOACTIVE / See You In Your Dreams

Victor/Casablanca VIP-2691 (JAP, 1979)
Like the other Japanese issues of the solo album singles, this release is highly collectible, and rare, with the promotional version selling for around $250+ and the regular version selling for around $100.
Promo | "Filmworks"


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

Victor/Casablanca VIP-2692 (JAP, 1979)
Like the other Japanese issues of the solo album singles, this release is highly collectible, and rare, with the promotional version selling for around $250+ and the regular version selling for around $100.
Promo | "Filmworks"


ROCK AND ROLL ALL NITE / Room Service

Victor/Casablanca VIP-2702 (JAP, 1979 - "Filmworks" Reissue)
Victor VIP series reissue from 1979 which is incredibly hard to find. Thanks to Per-Eric Saxen for the scans.
"Filmworks"


C'MON AND LOVE ME / Getaway

Victor/Casablanca VIP-2703 (JAP, 1979 - "Filmworks" Reissue)
Victor VIP series reissue from 1979 which is incredibly hard to find. Thanks to Per-Eric Saxen for the scans.
"Filmworks"

I WAS MADE FOR LOVIN' YOU / (Unrelated Artist)

Yusen VPS-013 (JAP, 1979)
Radio station promotional issue with unrelated artist on B-side.


I WAS MADE FOR LOVIN' YOU / Hard Times

Victor/Casablanca VIP-2752 (JAP, 1979)
Like the other Japanese issues, this release is highly collectible with the promotional version selling for around $60+ and the regular version selling for around $30.
Promo | "Filmworks"


SURE KNOW SOMETHING / Dirty Livin'

Victor/Casablanca VIP-2775 (JAP, 1979)
Like the other Japanese issues, this release is highly collectible with the promotional version selling for around $60+ and the regular version selling for around $30. This was the final KISS single distributed by Victor in Japan.
Promo | "Filmworks"

POLYSTAR DISTRIBUTION, "Filmworks" Type 4 Label (1980-84)




SHANDI / She's So European

Polystar/Casablanca 6S-6 (JAP, 1980)
Like the other Japanese issues, this release is highly collectible with the promotional version selling for around $60+ and the regular version selling for around $30.
Promo | "Filmworks"


TOMORROW / Naked City

Polystar/Casablanca 6S-14 (JAP, 1980)
Like the other Japanese issues, this release is highly collectible with the promotional version selling for around $60+ and the regular version selling for around $30.
Promo | "Filmworks"


I WAS MADE FOR LOVIN' YOU / Beth

Polystar/Casablanca 6S-16 (JAP, 1980)
Like the other Japanese issues, this release is highly collectible with the promotional version selling for around $60+ and the regular version selling for around $30.
Promo | "Filmworks"


HARD LUCK WOMAN / Detroit Rock City

Polystar/Casablanca 6S-17 (JAP, 1980)
Like the other Japanese issues, this release is highly collectible with the promotional version selling for around $60+ and the regular version selling for around $30.
Promo | "Filmworks"


TALK TO ME / Easy As It Seems

Polystar/Casablanca 7S-33 (JAP, 1980)
Like the other Japanese issues, this release is highly collectible with the promotional version selling for around $60+ and the regular version selling for around $30.
Promo | "Filmworks"


I / Just A Boy

Polystar/Casablanca 7S-46 (JAP, 1981)
Like the other Japanese issues, this release is highly collectible with the promotional version selling for around $75+ and the regular version selling for around $50.
Promo | "Filmworks"


THE OATH / Escape From The Island

Polystar/Casablanca 7S-54 (JAP, 1982)
Like the other Japanese issues, this release is highly collectible with the promotional version selling for around $60+ and the regular version selling for around $30.
Promo | "Filmworks"


I'M A LEGEND TONIGHT / Love Gun (Remix)

Polystar/Casablanca 7S-70 (JAP, 6/25/1982)
Like the other Japanese issues, this release is highly collectible with the promotional version selling for around $75+ and the regular version selling for around $50.
Promo | "Filmworks"


I LOVE IT LOUD / Killer

Polystar/Casablanca 7S-78 (JAP, 11/25/1982)
Like the other Japanese issues, this release is highly collectible with the promotional version selling for around $75+ and the regular version selling for around $50. Thanks to Pontus Nelderup for the non-promo scan.
Promo | "Filmworks"


LICK IT UP / Not For The Innocent

Polystar/Casablanca 7S-99 (JAP, 11/1/1983)
Like the other Japanese issues, this release is highly collectible with the promotional version selling for around $50+ and the regular version selling for around $25.
Promo | "Filmworks"


ALL HELL'S BREAKIN' LOOSE / Gimme More

Polystar/Casablanca 7S-105 (JAP, 1/21/1984)
Like the other Japanese issues, this release is highly collectible with the promotional version selling for around $50+ and the regular version selling for around $25.
Promo | "Filmworks"


HEAVEN'S ON FIRE / Lonely Is The Hunter

Polystar/Casablanca 7SA-124 (JAP, 9/25/1984)
Like the other Japanese issues, this release is highly collectible with the promotional version selling for around $60+ and the regular version selling for around $30.
Promo | "Filmworks"


THRILLS IN THE NIGHT / Murder In High-Heels

Polystar/Casablanca 7SA-128 (JAP, 1/25/1985)
Like the other Japanese issues, this release is highly collectible with the promotional version selling for around $60+ and the regular version selling for around $30.
Promo | "Filmworks"

POLYSTAR, Type 5 Label (1985-88)




TEARS ARE FALLING / Any Way You Slice It

Polystar D07R-2003 (JAP, 1985)
Like the other Japanese issues, this release is highly collectible with the promotional version selling for around $60+ and the regular version selling for around $30.
Promo | Polystar


CRAZY CRAZY NIGHTS / No, No, No

Polystar D07R-2008 (JAP, 1987)
Like the other Japanese issues, this release is highly collectible with the promotional version selling for around $60+ and the regular version selling for around $30. The overlay is a gatefold.
Promo | Polystar


REASON TO LIVE / Thief In The Night

Polystar D07R-2009 (JAP, 1987)
Like the other Japanese issues, this release is highly collectible with the promotional version selling for around $60+ and the regular version selling for around $30.
Promo | Polystar


TURN ON THE NIGHT / Hell Or High Water

Polystar D07R-2010 (JAP, 1988)
Like the other Japanese issues, this release is highly collectible with the promotional version selling for around $75+ and the regular version selling for around $50. This was the last vinyl KISS single released in Japan.
Polystar

OTHER JAPANESE RELATED ISSUES




TECHNIC'S SAMPLER

RCA Victor /Technics PAR-10352 (JAP, 1978)
A very rare promotional sampler which includes excerpts of "Detroit Rock City" and "Christine Sixteen" along with 15 other artist samples. Includes insert advertizing "Love Gun" and "Alive II." Sells for around $200.
Promo



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