1973: PINK FLOYD RAVING AND DROOLING / THE SCREAMING ABDAB :WRMB 330 / GOTTA BE CRAZY TKRWM 1818

TAKRL says: “Disc-to-disc copy of European underground.” [ US underground actually, as it was a  1975 Wizardo release (see below) ]

Live at Empire Pool, Wembley, London, England, 17 November 1974 

A1         Raving And Drooling     10:37     
A2         You’ve Gotta Be Crazy     12:12     
B1         Shine On You Crazy Diamond     23:06

Cover says: Recorded During The 1974 Tour Of Great Britain  Tape Courtesy Of W.Z. ARDO, Long May It Wave

SQ: VERY GOOD STEREO

COMMENTS: US BOOTLEG. PLAIN COVER WITH PAPER INSERT. COPY OF ‘SCREAMING ABDAB’ (WIZARDO WRMB 330). SOME COPIES MISPRESSED WITH JONI MITCHELL (MATRIX JM 1973-2) ON SIDE TWO – SOME, IF NOT ALL, OF THESE MISPRESSINGS APPEARED WITH ‘SPINDIZZIE’ OR ‘MONIQUE D’OZO’ LABELS.

RARITY RATING: ***(TWO COLOUR INSERT) ****(TRI COLOUR INSERT) – A copy reached $123 at auction in January of 2013.

SOURCE: EMPIRE POOL WEMBLEY, MIDDLESEX 17.11.74.

KNOWN LABEL VARIATIONS: TAKRL PLAIN – WORLD RECORDS – MONIQUE D’OZO – SPINDIZZIE.

The LP source:

Pink Floyd Screaming AbdabA         Shine On You Crazy Diamond     21:47     
B         Raving And Drooling (12:25) / You’ve Gotta Be Crazy (12:16)     24:41

The source tape was an audience recording, London, 17 November, 1974; alternate LP title is ‘You Gotta Be Crazy (sources: WWW.DigiLander.Libero.IT and WWW.VinylCult.Org). Side A on cover is Side B on LP, and vice-versa [ this was likely just a label mix up ].

From collectorsmusic.com: “The bonus cdr for Raving Lunatics [ a 3CD bootleg on the Siréne label ] is a copy of the vinyl release The Screaming Abadab on Wizardo (WRMB 330). Also released as Raving And Drooling (TAKRL 1973), Raving And Drooling on Beacon Island Records (2S722) along with the KQED 1970 broadcast, and many others, Sirene copied straight from a vinyl copy complete with surface noise. It is a good and clear mono audience recording that cuts out at the end of “You Got To Be Crazy”. It is listenable but flat and lacking in dynamics. The entire show was taped and might someday make a really nice two-disc release that would be very much welcomed since the performance is actually better than the previous night.

This almost looks like a fake TKRWM cover design. Interesting how it has the TKRWM and part of the TAKRL logo.

Raving And Drooling on Ken’s later Beacon Island label:

Pink Floyd Raving and Drooling

Pink Floyd Raving and Drooling b

Disc 1 was a repressing of Ohm Suite Ohm (TAKRL 1933). Some copies still contain(ed) the same mispressed side as the first release : “JONI MITCHELL ON SIDE FOUR”.

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