Japanese Bootlegs 1977 – 1979 (no label)

The list is obviously not complete – if you know any others, released during these three years, please leave a comment. Some of the following may have been released later. From 1978 onwards, there seems to have been a decrease in new titles, as bootlegs became illegal in Japan that year.

“The Phonogram Protection Convention (the Convention for the Protection of Producers of Phonograms Against Unauthorized Duplication of Their Phonograms). This Convention, aims at preventing piracy of phonograms, was adopted in Geneva in 1971. Japan acceded to it in 1978.” The calm did seem to last until 1980-1, when there were more Japanese titles than ever before.

Sub topic: Bay City Roller bootlegs:

No country had more of an appetite for these lightweights and for some reason it brought out the worst in the bootleggers when naming these albums.

Bay City Rollers – Ka Ga Ya Kee! – recorded at the Budokan on December 14th and 15th ’76 – Rainbow would play and record here on the next night. I had already mentioned this LP before in this post – the last four images are new to the blog collection. I will not create separate entries for the BCR bootlegs, unlike the other ones below.

Bay City Rollers Ka Ga Ya Ke!

Bay City Rollers Ka Ga Ya Ke! b

Bay City Rollers Ka Ga Ya Ke! detail

Bay City Rollers Ka Ga Ya Ke! inner 1

Bay City Rollers Ka Ga Ya Ke! inner 2

BCR – The Great Lost Rollers Album [appears to be a pirate compilation] Bell label

BCR – MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING / FUCK OFF!!

BCR F off

BCR F off b

Did you know that the Rollers covered Bowie? I bet you didn’t.

Pat McGlynn  – 10000 Fucking moist arses

McGlynn 10000

McGlynn 10000 b

McGlynn 10000 lbl

Ian Mitchell  – ARE YOU CUCKOO?

Mitchell I A Y C

Mitchell I A Y C b

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Beck, Jeff  – LIVE VOL 1 / 2      Nagoya, 5 August 1975
                       Mangled        ZAP 1053/4    30 November 1978
                       There And Back Live  /   There & Back Live II

Queen – CRAZY TOUR OF LONDON  Hammersmith Odeon, 26 December 1979

Rainbow – CATCH THE RAINBOW  2 LP   Osaka, 08 December 1976

Rainbow – Seven Bridge    Osaka, 08 December 1976

Rainbow – SORT OF FUCKING BORING OLD FART  Munich, 20 October 1977

Rainbow – MARK 2   Liverpool, 04 November,1977

RainbowSATISFACTION  Osaka, 16 January 1978

Roxy Music – ANGEL EYES  Osaka or Tokyo 27 or 28 April 1979

Sex Pistols – 100 CLUB SEX PISTOLS PARTY  100 Club, 31st August 1976 

                         TOUR OF SCANDINAVIA  Halmstad, Sweden 15 July 1977

Stewart, Rod – A LOT FOR NOTHING   London, 30 December 1978

T REX – Son Of Magical Pouting Panache

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2 comments
  1. Frank said:

    “BCR – The Great Lost Rollers Album [appears to be a pirate compilation] Bell label”

    Yes, that is a pirated/bootlegged album. If it were legit, it would have the label design of silver with black thick stripes, with the logo at the end and a small record on the right, with “bell” written below, and not simply a black label with “BELL” written on it. Here’s the Wikipedia article on Bell Records:

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bell_Records

    I hope that it helps.

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