Vicky Vinyl’s Mushroom Records Reissue Series – Part 1

The inspiration for the Mushroom logo came from William Stout’s cover drawing for TMoQ’s Winter Tour 1973 / All Meat Music:

Logo inspiration MR

I would place most of the original multi-color releases from 1976 onwards, with re-pressings on Ruthless Rhymes following later.

Volume 1:

Young N w. CH Mushr

Re-issue of Phonygraf 1105, original review is linked here.

The first one in the series seems to say “with Wizardo” in the lower right, pointing at a Vicki Vinyl/Wizardo co-production.

These are most of the known variations:

Young with Crazy Horse red

Young with Crazy Horse blu

Young with Crazy Horse orange

Young with Crazy Horse pizza

Young with Crazy Horse RR

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Volume 02:

 

Rolling Stones AMMusic MR mcvRolling Stones AMMusic MR mcv discs

Rolling Stones AMMusic MR mcv mat 2Rolling Stones AMMusic MR mcv mat 1

Rolling Stones AMM MR

Rolling Stones AMM MR blu gre

The Mushroom label designation was added to the bottom of the insert. Compare with original:

Rolling Stones A M M bot

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Volume 03: Led Zeppelin Blueberry Hill

PVC variations:

Led Zep Blueberry Hill Mush red disc 1Led Zep Blueberry Hill Mush red disc 2

Led Zep Blueberry H mcv d1Led Zep Blueberry H mcv d2

Led Zep Blueberry H Mshroom disc 1

Led Zep Blueberry H Mshroom disc 2

Led Zep Blueberry H w lbl

Led Zep Blueberry H w. RR lbl

I wonder when the stamp was introduced (to let prospective buyers know that inside the shrink wrap was not a boring all black piece of PVC).

Cover variations:

Led Zep Blueberry Hill Mush red

Led Zep B H cv

 

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Volume 04:

TGRnRCircus red

TGRnRCircus red 2

TGRnRCircus green

Shades of mcv-green

TGRnRCircus green 2

TGRnRCircus mcv

TGRnRCircus orange

TGRnRCircus RR lbl

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Volume 05:

Matrix: 1826 A/B

Led Zep Mudslide

Led Zep Mudslide 2

Led Zep Mudslide blue

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Volume 06:

Hendrix LA Forum 3

Hendrix LA Forum 2

 

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I discovered this previously unlisted reissue of CSNY’s WOODEN NICKEL, which I would add to the Mushroom series as well. Both confirmed sightings were on blue m.c. wax:

CSNY Wooden Nickel 1833 II

Matrix reported as 1833 A/B.

Taken from the previous Canyon Records issue, also found with Dittolino labels and under the (earlier?) title BLUEBIRD LIVE

CSNY Wooden Nickel CanyonCSNY Wooden Nickel D

Also found with blank orange or green labels.

CSNY Bluebird Live

3 comments
  1. Tommy said:

    Another great post! Love that one colored vinyl of Mudslide with the yellow, green and red. Incidentally, All Meat Music was the very first boot I ever purchased and what got me started, I feel ashamed to admit that it was a first pressing with the famous artwork printed right onto the cover (as apposed to an insert.) and I don’t have it anymore. For those interested, that was Stout’s first piece he ever did for a boot. He was paid $50 and had to meet a car at Hollywood & Cahuenga and quickly toss in the original and grab his $50 as they didn’t want him to see who was in the car.

  2. chris said:

    I always thought that Mushroom Recs was another TMOQ 2 sister label. But it seems like it was
    another Vicky Vinyl label..Do you confirm that ? And how about the Mushroom Recs releases
    with Pod Recs label ? My copy of Hendrix Good Vibes has Moshroom Recs on the cover and Pod
    Recs label. Isn´t Pod Recs another Ken´s label ?

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