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.
BCR – The Great Lost Rollers Album [appears to be a pirate compilation] Bell label
BCR – MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING / FUCK OFF!!
Did you know that the Rollers covered Bowie? I bet you didn’t.
Pat McGlynn – 10000 Fucking moist arses
Ian Mitchell – ARE YOU CUCKOO?
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
Rainbow – SATISFACTION 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