K&S 001 to 010 – Introducing THE WHO “RAW” & JEFF BECK ‘BECKELECTRIC AT THE O’KEEFE – WHITE LIKE ME’ Plus: Led Zeppelin, Bob Dylan, The Rolling Stones, David Bowie and The Kinks

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“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]

 

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001:

Led Zep Sin City Social

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002:

Discussed in depth here

Dylan TFSA alt insertDylan TfSAtticDylan NiR 1109

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003:

Rolling Stones Bring It Back Alive 4Rolling Stones Bring It Back Alive 2

Previously discussed here.

 

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004:

Who Raw insertWho Raw disc

And in blue:

 

Who Raw Blu

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

 

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005:

Beck 005 bBeck 005

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

BECK-FAST already has its own post on another blog: http://rockonvinyl.blogspot.de/2011/01/jeff-beck-beckfast-1976-ex-bootleg.html

Another review: http://www.collectorsmusicreviews.com/jeff-beck/jeff-beck-okeefe-master-wardour-045/

Link to concert review: http://www.dustyhat.com/images/Concert_Tix/Reviews/JeffBeck75.pdf

 

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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?

Bowie In America 006

Bowie In America 006 disc

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Year: ?

007:

Kinks Long Tall Sally

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:

Kinks LTS 2

Kinks Long Tall Sally b

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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.

Rolling Stones Burning atHP 2Rolling Stones Burning atHP LP

 

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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.

Led Zep BH insertLed Zep BH 2Led Zep BH disc 1

K&S cover rip off LZ

The cover “inspiration” – Humble Pie’s 1970 album.

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010:

150 copies made as well but this classic release can be had for much less (under $300) compared to the two preceding titles.

Who Tales ftW 2Who Tales ftW 3

 

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8 comments
  1. John said:

    fantastic chapter…..indeed in most cases copycats but for sure K is of the most interesting bootleggers. contact him if possible….think he could tell great story’s…

    • Thanks! Is it possible (to contact him)? I keep hearing he does not want to be linked to some of his past product – hence I am using quotes by others only.

  2. Yesdays said:

    Spinalcracker box, I believe you may be correct about getting Kurt Glemser to discuss K&S. It would be very interesting to hear from him, but he may not wish to discuss.

    • A long time collector keeps telling me not to mention KGs connection to certain releases, so I won’t. On the other hand, he expected some producers to contact me due to the blog but that has not happened so far.

  3. John said:

    It’s not something to be ashamed for….he must be proud of the things he did……and what can happen to him anyway?..
    if he feel ashamed for the things he did…than i think he is a a……e!!.

    spinal…make some advertisements on the collectormusic site…maybe some producers will contact you.

  4. Yesdays said:

    I suppose one thing we can rely on with some degree of certainty is information in Hot Wacks about the K&S releases, like the numbers produced, etc ( or can we?)

  5. John said:

    spinal..just asked you a question on about the stoned site….remember…?

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