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This seems to have been the point where the infamous shipping problems started: “150 pressed from the original WRMB plates. Most were lost in shipping. Exm.”
“Roughly Half of the 200 run were lost in shipment.”
“Although 200 copies were pressed on blue vinyl, this is an extremely rare record as most of the copies were lost in shipment.”
“150 pressed on MCV & 150 pressed on black vinyl.”
Source: Dayto, OH – Hara Arena – 17 July 1971 [the bands 4th American Tour. And right after the release of their Every Picture Tells A Story album]
Side 1: Three Button Hand Me Down / Maybe I’m Amazed / Country Comforts / Love In Vain Side2: Had Me A Real Good Time-Every Picture Tells A Story / Around The Plynth-An Old Raincoat Won’t Ever Let You Down-Gasoline Alley-Around The Plynth
Quality: Decent, “Exm, vocals a bit weak”, according to Hot Wacks. The ROOTIE NEWTON ROLL PRESENTATIONS version is listed as “Exs”.
This album had previously been released by TMOQ as and Dittolino/ROOTIE NEWTON ROLL PRESENTATIONS #5407 and I suspect it’s a reissue from the TMOQ plates.
Performance was the last and is rarest of the four TMOQ Rod Stewart & The Faces titles, It was never assigned a 710XX number and is only known by its matrix # 1867. The other three are # 71016 Plynth, # 71052 Had Me A Real Good Time and # 1817 Dancing In The Street .
Date of release: 1974 based on the closest previous release, a reissue of Dylan’s Troubled Troubadour with four extra tracks not added to the newly created insert (showing images from his 1974 live dates) and with the matrix # 1865 B / D (see final image of this post).
In discussing the TMOQ catalogue dated July 1st 1973, the initiator of the 2006 thread “Homegenizing TMOQ” thread on recordcollectorsguild.org wrote: “add to the previous booklet the statement “Be sure it’s a genuine “Trade Mark of Quality disc” (Dub’s?). [...] Should this booklet be Dubs, according to the “genuine disc” statement, the common believe[sic] that credits the four-figures matrixes 18XX, 28XX to Ken’s records only should be revised.”
Ken: “Until [Dub] went to printed jackets I had everything he had, plus everything I was making. There were a few where I couldn’t get stampers off his mothers, either because the mother was damaged or he’d skipped that part of the process or he didn’t leave the mother at Lewis. Winter Tour and Stones at the Hollywood Palladium come to mind. But I might be wrong about those. In those few cases, my records would have a different stamper number. But for the most part, Lewis pretty much made me whatever I wanted of his.
Dub and I did not do the Greatful Dead Mammery [sic] record or the Buffalo Springfield or that Double ELP. They were done by my college pal Malcolm.
I don’t ever remember scratching out a stamper number, but I do know that some of my records had numbers changed. I had a series of different partners and pressed records in six different plants and oftentimes the same record would be given a new title and perhaps that’s why some of my stamper numbers got changed.”
As can be seen in the detail above, the title “Performance”is quoted here, leading me to believe that the TMOQ version came out first. Also “Love In Vain” is correctly titled here, while listed as “It’s All Over Now” on the insert sheets for Performance.
Some Death/Wizardo releases containing more recent recordings getting reissued. Based on # 23, the date was 1978 or 79 for this batch of K&S titles.
150 pressed on blue PVC.
Only 100 pressed on mcv.
150 pressed? Hot Wacks does not say.
024: PETER FRAMPTON IN LONDON
And then we come to this LP, only mentioned in the HW appendix. Was there an original release on death records that was missed in HW? Or was this just handed over to K&S as a planned but never finished death records release? # 521 was still available and I have added it to my original death records listing found here.
I am not sure what is actually on this album as there only seems to be one broadcast performance, “Show Me The Way”, live from the Pavilion in Hemel Hempstead, 26 October 1976 (see the link). In addition, there was a BBC recording from 1975, which had been previously booted on TKRWM 1810 gemini
If anyone knows more, please leave a comment.
Side 1: Cry Tough / Keith Don’t You Go / It’s Not A Crime Side 2: Why Don’t You Share A Little / Won’t You Listen To My Heart / Back It Up
HW quality rating: Exm
Live on Old Grey Whistle Test BBC TV – May 25, 1976
100 copies on orange vinyl
I am not 100% sure – again another “HW appendix only” title but based on the cover design, it might be this one:
150 copies from TMOQ plates for # 71078:
Limited to 100 copies, reissue of TMOQ # 71073
<Needless to say, the owner of this blog does not agree with the inappropriateness of the cover image. The whole blog is for documentary purposes anyway.>
029: BONZO’S BIRTHDAY PARTY
Copy shown here sold for $543 in November of 2013.
Hot Wacks states: “200 on blue & black and orange & black discs”.
Copying the cover off of TAKRL 2960 THE 1975 WORLD TOUR , reissue of TMOQ 72007:
030: BOULDER, COLORADO
This time the cover was nicked from this Phonygraf/Wizardo release:
A reissue of TMOQ 71063:
100 pressed from the TMoQ 71056 plates.
JIMI HENDRIX LIVE AT THE L.A. FORUM - 150 pressed on mcv from the TMoQ 72003 plates of their ALIVE title. Does not seem to turn up often.
THE WHO FILLMORE EAST
150 pressed from TMoQ 71071 plates.
YARDBIRDS GOLDEN EGGS
Only listed in the Hot Wacks appendix. Reissue of TMoQ pressing plate 61003; 150 copies as well? Matrix: YB-555-A/B
Another release of the ‘not limited – not on colored wax variety’
CLOSER TO QUEEN MARY - 150 copies pressed on blue PVC from TMoQ 71039 plates
100 copies on green PVC for this reissue of TMoQ 71068 that presents a partial Let It Be movie soundtrack as an audience recording from a movie theater.
100 yellow discs made from the TMoQ 61002 plates
150 green and orange copies for this 2 for1 budget reissue formerly known as TMoQ 7506 and before that individually as 71059 (HOT RATS AT THE OLYMPIC) and 71010 (200 MOTELS).
This title can still achieve significant auction results: $400+ for K&S, up to $400 for TMOQ colored or sealed and $1000+ for the clear splatter version shown here.
“Inevitably. Hot Wacks was not the product of some dispassionate observer but someone who had been getting his own hands dirty. Kurt Glemser was already dipping into the mire at the time of Hot Wacks IV. K (as in Kurt) & S Records’ first release, a collection of live Led Zeppelin recordings, had appeared at the beginning of 1976. In the grand tradition of copycat bootleggers, Sin City Social was a shoddy mix’n’match drawn exclusively from TMQs Bonzo’s Birthday Party, Three Days After and Blueberry Hill.” [Heylin, Bootleg, p. 131]
**** 1976 ****
And in blue:
The ‘insider joke’ – and it took me a while to get this as well – is that the title is an alternative spelling for “Hurrah!)”.
A K&S original release, the Who recorded at Maple Leaf Gardens on 11 December 1975. Unfortunately, not a great sounding source tape to start with and since then surpassed by the CD releases presenting the complete show. One thing’s for sure, The Who tended to always put on a good show in Toronto.
Side 1: I Can’t Explain / Substitute / My Wife / Baba O’Riley / Squeeze Box / Behind Blue Eyes
Side 2: Dreaming From The Waist / Boris The Spider / Magic Bus
As hinted at by the label shown, above, this title was also issued by TMoQ as part of their deluxe 820x series – and this time with a famous William Stout cover design:
BECK-FAST already has its own post on another blog: http://rockonvinyl.blogspot.de/2011/01/jeff-beck-beckfast-1976-ex-bootleg.html
Link to concert review: http://www.dustyhat.com/images/Concert_Tix/Reviews/JeffBeck75.pdf
006: DAVID BOWIE ‘IN AMERICA’ – 100 copies on red PVC pressed from original TMoQ plates; does anyone else find it strange that “IN PERSON” was not ordered as well?
100 copies on red wax from original TMoQ plates.
And then there was yet another re-issue on mult-color wax, reminiscent of the Mushroom series:
008: ROLLING STONES ‘BURNING AT THE HOLLYWOOD PALLADIUM’ – 100 copies only.
“Q: Was it just Dub & Ken that you knew from that world or did you also get to meet Kurt Glemser (your drawing of Mick Jagger was used on the K&S version of ‘Burning At The Hollywood Paladium’), John Wizardo, Andrea Waters, the Rubber Dubber guy or any of the other bootleg producers from that era?
W. Stout: I met a few of the other bootleggers, usually at the Hollywood Record Swap Meet in the Capitol Records parking lot. For the most part they were pretty sleazy and seemed untrustworthy. This intuitive feeling was borne out when the other bootleggers started stealing TMOQ’s recordings and putting them out on their own labels. Meeting them made me glad I was working with “Ken” and Dub. I don’t think I ever met the Rubber Dubber — but I bought his records. I don’t think I ever heard of Kurt.
Q: Did anyone else approach you to do work for them?
W. StoutI think the other bootleggers were too intimidated by “Ken” and Dub to ask me to do covers for them. It was probably perceived of as a “turf” thing.“
The copy shown below reached GBP 1220 at auction in March of 2011.
009: LED ZEPPELIN ‘BLUEBERRY HILL’ – 150 pressed from the EV666-664 plates and either because they felt it looked better with labels or these just happened to be available: With TAKRL and 1970′s GLC labels. The copy shown here sold for $1,325.00 in January of 2014. K&S may have done mostly copy jobs but they certainly increased nicely in value in many cases.
150 copies made as well but this classic release can be had for much less (under $300) compared to the two preceding titles.
Also exists with a full color sleeve.
Titles by David Bowie, The Cars and Bruce Springsteen added to complete the Audifön/ACR/78’79 post (clickable here).
Matrix: 404 A – D
My friend and main go-to person for bootleg research pointed out that this number looked like the 4xx series the 70s GLC label was using (GLC 411: Rolling Stones – All Meat Music ?; GLC 412: Neil Young – Young & Old; GLC 413: Elton John – B-B-B-Benny – Live in London; GLC 415: Crosby Stills Nash and Young “we waited 3 years for this”).
Sides A+B live at the London Rainbow on 20 February 1972 and sides C+D BBC Paris Theater 30 September 1971
floydboots.com states that the above was the first issue of this double LP with just 200 copies made on orange and light blue PVC, however not everyone agrees, see the list below.
A Vicki Vinyl/Ken co-production? The sub title hints that this might be a new pressing of TAKRL’s 1903 IN CELEBRATION OF THE COMET master, which was a copy of the German bootleg Best Of Tour 72
It should be noted that reissues of the TAKRL release and ECLIPSED both exist with Dessie Records and Verzyl paper labels. Two of the three tracks on the second disc had previously been available on yet another early TAKRL release: # 1913: NOCTURNAL SUBMISSION : ROBOT LOVE but Hot Wacks claims this was a copy of Contraband’s Floyds Of London
floydboots states that this does exist with a deluxe cover in a rare variation. If anyone has a good image of this, do leave a comment. The matrix number changed later to ECL 1-4:
I found the following list during my research but it clearly has to be taken with a pinch od salt. Unless you were there or one of the associates kept notes and they are available, it is always usually very hard to say. which insert color was really the first issue.
1) 404 A-D. First pressing, big yellow insert cover, original yellow/white “Ruthless Rhymes” labels.
2) 404 A-D. First pressing, green (record 1) & blue (record 2) vinyl, 100 made, big red insert cover with stamp imprint, original yellow/white “Ruthless Rhymes” labels.
3) 404 A-D. First pressing, blue (record 1) and orange (record 2) vinyl, 200 made, big red insert cover with stamp imprint, original yellow/white “Ruthless Rhymes” labels.
4) 404 A-D. First pressing, big white/brown insert cover, record 1 with white label, record 2 with green label.
5) ECL 1-4. Second pressing, little yellow insert cover, white label.
6) ECL 1-4. Multicoloured vinyl, 50 made, little yellow insert cover with sticker, black/white cartoon labels. This also exists on black PVC.
7) RUTHLESS RHYMES GLC 404 A-D. Third pressing, green/blue vinyl, 100 numbered edition, big brown insert cover, silver/red “GLC” labels.
8) RUTHLESS RHYMES GLC 404 A-D. “Raring Record” labels.
9) LXXXIV Series #54, reissue of the “Ruthless Rhymes” edition, green/blue vinyl, 100 numbered edition copies.
Missing from the above list are pressings made with Slipped Disc, yellow RECORD 1/2 and Dessie Records labels – “RE-ISSUED AGAIN ON THE ‘DESSIE RECORDS’ LABEL USING NEW PLATES (MATRIX NMBER – DESSIE A/D GR L-29708).”:
Auction results for this title vary quite a bit, with the colored Ruthless Rhymes and LXXXIV wax versions scoring as high as $500 and the MCV/Verzyl versions having reached close to $1200 but all other versions hovering around the $50+ mark.
This release has been copied in Europe several times with deluxe covers (copying the tree lady art work on the back) and box sets referred to by a color.
Jimi Hendrix ‘BROADCASTS – Maui’
Reissue of this classic TMoQ combo 7502 and about the third incarnation and also the third on colored wax. Also exists in red & green and with blank labels.
ditto ‘LIVE AT THE L.A. FORUM 4-26-70′ “SCUSE ME…” version
Back in the day, many bootleggers issued this title, Rubber Dubber, Munia, TMoQ, … it was even available as a series of four 7″ records. The insert originally showed an image of Jimi’s head but a stain already ruined it on the Hen and TMoQ versions and yet another round of copying has transformed it into something looking like an expressionist art piece.
ROLLING STONES ‘(in exotic HONOLULU)’
A reissue of Pig’s Eye # 09
ditto ‘SUMMER RERUNS’
Originally out as TMoQ 72011
Frank Zappa ‘METAL MAN HAS HORNETS WINGS’
Originally on Wizardo Records – WRMB 365
And two example of stamps with different fonts (the second example may not even be a stamp and may have been produced significantly later):
I’m probably missing a few. If you know of any others, do leave a comment.