“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]
**** 1976 ****
And in blue:
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
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 already has its own post on another blog: http://rockonvinyl.blogspot.de/2011/01/jeff-beck-beckfast-1976-ex-bootleg.html
Link to concert review: http://www.dustyhat.com/images/Concert_Tix/Reviews/JeffBeck75.pdf
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?
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:
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.
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.
The cover “inspiration” – Humble Pie’s 1970 album.
150 copies made as well but this classic Who release can be had for much less (under $300) compared to the two preceding titles.