One of a number of paper labels used by Ken on his various bootleg labels from 1975 onwards: TAKRL PLAIN (Side 1/2) – WORLD RECORDS – MONIQUE D’OZO – SPINDIZZIE – BLANK/PISTOL
Monique D’Ozo is actually a real person. She was one of the members of Saint Tropez, kind of like a French language version of Prince’s all female protegee group Vanity6.
Below: back cover of the “Je T’Aime” 12″:
bobsboots.com writes: “In 1977, TAKRL (The Amazing Kornyfone Record Label) used this label extensively for about ten different artists. The real Monique D’Ozo is one of over a dozen singers that were involved in a project called St. Tropez. The idea behind the 1977 project spearheaded by Michael Lewis and Laurin Rinder was that they would take the then hot disco music, and sing racier lyrics in French. Inspired by gay disco, the theme would be gay and bi-sexual women. Over a five year period, the project produced three albums and five 45 rpm singles. The first LP that came out (on the AVI Label?) [it was actually Butterfly Records] in 1977 was called Je T’Aime, and was released on pink vinyl. [Follow up releases] were Belle De Jour (1978) and Hot And Nasty (1982 ). There was most likely a connection between TAKRL and D’Ozo, but it is unknown exactly what that connection was.“
Regarding the alleged gay and bi-sexual content, each St. Tropez song I dialed up on Youtube [the things you have to do as a blog writer!] featured a dude calling up a female and either these are the ultimate blue balls’n teaser songs or the girl-on-girl action was limited.
Anyway, my theories how a bootleg label ended up with these labels is that “Je t’aime” was first envisioned as a solo release before that idea was scrapped and these labels – who made Monique look like an arm- and chest-less Venus De Milo anyway – were no longer needed. I dare to suggest that the only connection there ever was between Ken and that label was that he got his hands on these for free from the printer somehow.