Three reissues, all credited to THE JERSEY DEVIL + an album (sub)title, all with the same simple look and aimed at fooling the FBI that this was a TMOQ job.
5466: King Of The Alley
Single LP, does include ‘Thunder Road’; Matrix: TMQ 5466 / some with HAR matrix numbers claims brucespringsteen.it. This is the master and artwork that K&S reissued in 1979 on red PVC as # 060 in a limited edition.
Text says: ” The first song is from the Ahmanson Theater in Los Angeles as performed at Columbia Records Annual Convention in 1973. The last one is from the Main Point in Philadelphia on February 9, 1975. Everything else is from the Main Point on April 24, 1973.
TMQ 5466 – By the people – For the people “
5467: A Harley In Heat
Matrix: TMQ 5467; 2 LPs on black vinyl
A reissue of The Roxy / “Ain’t nobody here from the billboard tonight” [HA 160 / IMP 1105] – previously reviewed here
5468: Ragamuffin Gunner
A reissue of Hot Coals From The Fiery Furnace from the same Hofmann Avenue Records 164 plates.
Matrix is HAR164 A-B – the TMOQ # can only be found on the slip sheet. No other markings in the run out groove this time, so no dedications and the writing is different.
This seems to be the only of the three Jersey Devil reissues that was also pressed on colored PVC:
Above: I first thought this might be a Japanese copy but apparently that is not the case after all. label is looks like a homemade typed-and-then-cut-into-lable-shape job.
Version 2 (not produced by Lou Cohan):
The (much) later picture disc release copied the same artwork:
All five discs were also available in a box set called Box O’Rocks. I do not know if the individual TMQ branded sets came first or the box did – I am leaning towards the second case, purely based on the striped PVC used in pressing the first run but this may be wrong.
1. 100 copies on color vinyl with black stripes, cover was a tan colored insert:
It seems that the first issue boxes were numbered as this one was offered as # 88/100 on eBay (and sold for $602 in February of 2014):
1.a. Apparently, the first pressing discs are not just found with the tan/gold insert color:
2. 100 copies on red, yellow, clear, and m/c PVC. White insert:
3. 150 copies two blue, two yellow and a red disc. White insert:
4. Copied on QUICK Q RECORDS with a new b/w insert. Opportunity Records labels: