Welcome! I started getting interested in bootleg vinyl in the mid 70s, attracted by the idea that a band’s/performer’s collectable works could be expanded immensely by including surviving recordings from their live performances and studio outtakes.
The focus of the blog is on cover art design and an analysis of the what you are actually listening to. I will start with the label that gave this blog its name, as they not only were a major player in the mid 70s but also had some excellent cover designs. Other releases will follow. I started this work on the Facebook group “TAKRL: The Amazing Kornyfone Record Label” and I wanted to have more control over the format this way.
“Though TAKRLs ‘experiments’ were not always successful, either aesthetically or commercially, they were at last issuing something different from standard bootleg fodder…”
And they had some fun with it, at least it looks like they did – and I like that.