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I.O.U. is the title of his 1982 album.


Japan: 1984 – file under Jazz. Allan Holdsworth toured Japan in May of ’84.

Source: ? – if you can confirm the source, please leave a comment

2553 A: Shallow Sea / Tokyo Dreams / Road Games / White Line
2553 B: Panic Station / Letters Of Marque / Home
2554 A: Devil Take The Hindmost / Material Real / Metal Fatigue
2554 B: The Things You See / Was There? / Where Is One


The discogs entry says “limited Edition 100 copies. Paste on cover”. While it seems plausible that ETS pressed fewer copies for a Jazz bootleg than for its Pop/Rock titles, this is unconfirmed information. Did they really use a photocopied insert cover for the originals?




Japan: 1984 (I take the circled ‘P’ followed by that year on the label image as confirmation). Did you know that The Style Council were big in Japan? They toured Japan for the first time in late April and early May of ’84 for their first taste of Style Council-mania.

We got greeted at the airport full Beatles style and constantly followed around. They’d sleep in corridors and the lobby of hotels and wait for ‘photo and autograph’! In Osaka, there was a cat walk in front of the stage and Paul was on it, jestering to the audience to stand up and security were getting them to sit down […] so Paul kept getting them to stand up! In the end, a full-scale riot ensued that escalated into a stage invasion! Everyone apart from me and the two Steve’s legged it off the stage and one guy came up to (Steve) Sydelnik and said “Give me your sticks!” to which Steve said ‘No’ – The bloke then assumed a karate type stance and Steve gave him the sticks! Apparently, the last band to cause a riot were The Clash [during their Japan Tour in early ’82] and they were locked up for the night, so we were told to get the f*** out of there asap!’  From what I hear, Paul continued to sing on during the stage invasion and was surrounded by security during My Ever Changing Moods.” (Anthony Harty, quoted in Mr. Cool’s Dream: The Style Council : “probably the Best Group in the World”, By Iain Munn )

They would return to Japan in July of ’85 (part of it on a stadium-sized package tour with Culture Club, Go West and others) and in April of 1987.


2551 A: Meeting Over Yonder / The Big Boss Groove / Here’s One That Got Away / You’re The Best Thing / It Just Came To Pieces In My Hands / Mick’s Up
2551 B: Dropping Bombs On The Whitehouse / Long Hot Summer / My Ever Changing Moods / Le Depart
2552 A: The Whole Point Of No Return / The Paris Match / Party Chambers / Money-Go-Round / Headstart For Happiness
2552 B: Hangin’ On A Memory / Speak Like A Child / Me Ship Came In! / One Nation Under A Groove / My Ever Changing Moods

Source: Supposedly taken from a recording from the Ritz in New York. KBFH did indeed record the band in May of 1984 (but this was at the tiny Savoy Theater on May 10 & 11, not the Ritz). Just as with the Big Country ETS release, I see a couple of differences here and confirmation is needed if this is perhaps an audience recording from one of the Japan dates after all (please leave a comment if you have a copy of the ETS album and can compare it).

Style Council
Savoy (New York, NY)
May 11, 1984
    1 Big Boss 05:00
    2 Here’s One That Got Away 03:02
    3 You’re The Best Thing 05:58
    4 It Just Came To Pieces In My Hand 03:13
    5 Mick’s Up 03:48
    6 Dropping Bombs On The White House 05:40
    7 Long Hot Summer 07:28
    8 My Ever Changing Moods 05:08
    9 Le Depart 03:06
    10 The Whole Point Of No Return 04:25
    11 The Paris Match 04:32
    12 Party Chambers 02:47
    13 Money-Go-Round 07:42
    14 Speak Like A Child 03:30
    15 Hangin’ On 07:43
    16 Me Ship Came In 03:45
    17 Headstart For Happiness 04:08


Their 4 May ’85 concert at Nakano Sun Plaza Hall was also filmed and recorded for commercial release:




The only other Japanese Style Council bootleg I am aware of:






Japan: 1987

Source: Audience recording from World Memorial Hall (Wārudo Kinen Hōru) or World Hall in Kobe, Japan from 02 April, 1987

Side 1: The Lodgers / Shout To The Top / (When You) Call Me / It Didn’t Matter / Walking The Night     
Side 2:    Angel / Homebreakers / The Cost Of Loving / With Everything To Lose / A Woman’s Song     
Side 3:    The Whole Point II / Down In The Seine / Money-Go-Round / You’re The Best Thing     
Side 4:    My Ever Changing Moods / Fairy Tales / Heavens Above / Internationalists



Japan: 1984 – they toured Japan in April/May of 1984

Source: Supposedly from the KBFH broadcast recorded live at the Ritz in NYC in the fall of 1983 but finding songs on the ETS album that were not broadcast casts doubt upon this. If you own this bootleg, please report back if this sounds like a US radio broadcast or more like an audience recording (from Japan).


2549 A:  1000 Stars / Angle Park / Close Action / Balcony / Lost Patrol
2549 B:  In A Big Country / The Storm / Porroh Man
2550 A:  Chance / Inwards / Boy About Town / Fields Of Fire / Wonderland
2550 B:  Harvest Home / Tracks Of My Tears / In A Big Country


Big Country
Ritz (New York, NY)
Oct 23, 1983

    1 1000 Stars 04:32
    2 Harvest Home 04:09
    3 Close Action 04:18
    4 Balcony 04:01
    5 Lost Patrol 04:38
    6 Porroh Man 08:18
    7 The Storm 06:31
    8 In A Big Country 04:25
    9 Chance 06:11
    10 Angle Park 03:51
    11 Fields Of Fire 05:54
    12 Tracks Of My Tears 03:39
    13 Inwards 05:45

“This Big Country performance, the first of two originally recorded for broadcast on the King Biscuit Flower Hour, finds the band in top form, during a tour promoting their incredibly successful debut album, The Crossing.

Hailing from Scotland, the group had burst onto both the European and U.S. charts at the same time with different songs; “Fields Of Fire” was a Top 10 hit in the U.K., while “In A Big Country” (where the band lifted its name) was a massive stateside success.

Those two songs, in addition to the best of others from The Crossing are featured on this show, recorded at the intimate Ritz club/theater in Manhattan. Composed of former Skids member Stuart Adamson on vocals, guitar and piano, Mark Brzezicki on drums, Tony Butler on bass and Bruce Watson on guitar, the band became known for its fat, multi-layered dual guitar sound, which often sounded as though Adamson and Watson were playing a set of Bagpipes – a sound they achieved with the use of a foot pedal named the MXR Pitch Transposer 129 Guitar Effect.

The band released several albums after The Crossing, and toured through the late 1990s, but never saw the same success or critical acclaim. Tragically, the band fell apart when Adamson, battling depression, committed suicide. Brzezicki and Butler would go on to be the rhythm section in Pete Townshend’s solo band.

Among the surprises here is a tender read of the Smokey Robinson and The Miracles classic “Tracks Of My Tears.” ” [source:]


European (Spanish) bootleg with “Day Side/Night Side” labels and fake origin details on the back cover (which still fool some today):

Matrix: BC-25120/A  –  BC-25120/B





Japan: 1984 – the band performed in Japan in January of 1984

Source: Audience recording from (supposedly) Wembley Arena, London on 23 December 1983, the last of five shows in London (and the last one by the original members at this venue for 20+ years).


2547 A: Tiger Tiger / Is There Something I Should Know / Hungry Like The Wolf / The Reflex / New Moon On Monday
2547 B: Union Of The Snake / New Religion / Cracks In The Pavement / Of Crime And Passion / Friends Of Mine
2548 A: The Seventh Letter / Chauffeur / Save A Prayer / Planet Earth
2548 B: My Own Way / Careless Memories / Rio / Girls On Film



Japan: 1984 – the band toured Japan in July of ’84

This is one of the few 45 rpm releases on XL/ETS.

Source: Hammersmith Odeon, (31) May 1983, likely taken from the BBC In Concert radio broadcast or transcription disc. This may also have been officially released on the White Feathers Tour VHS/laser disc.

2545 A: Kajagoogo / Interview Rooms / This Car Is Fast / Monochromatic
2545 B: Hang On Now / Magician Man / Take Another View
2546 A: Ooh To Be Ah / O.T.T. (Over The Top) / White Feathers
2546 B: Frayo / Ergonomics / Too Shy / Lies And Promises



There were only two more vinyl bootlegs featuring this band and they always had to split it with Culture Club. Interestingly, one of them copied the TAKRL design:



It appears as if this is the same recording as on the ETS release. Netherlands (?) ca. 1984.

Finally, there is the CKGG R54 LP, which offered the same songs from the same source (for Kajagoogoo) again “but poor quality transfer to vinyl.” according to the Kajafax website.






Green cover version


…and blue. I am not sure what the exact title is, as I have no image of the spine writing or back cover (perhaps it is ROCK GALA? HOTWACKS has always listed it as THE SUN but obviously that comes from the newspaper clipping used for the front cover and may not have been Shiro’s intended title).

Japan: 1984

Source: Soundboard/FM broadcast of the first night at the Royal Albert Hall in London on 20 September 1983. HOTWACKS says this comes from an FM broadcast and maybe that is correct. There was also an official VHS release but this can be ruled out as the source as songs appear on the bootleg that never appeared on the video.

2542 A: Everybody Ought To Make A Change / Lay Down Sally / Have You Ever Loved A Woman
2542 B: Blowin Off The Way (this might be Rambling On My Mind) / Cocaine / Women Smile (likely Man Smart, Woman Smarter / Some Comes Across The River / Road Runner
2543 A: Slowdown Sundown / There’s A River (correct title: Take Me To The River) / Gimme Some Lovin / Star Cycle
2543 B: Pump (The Pump) / Beck’s Bolero / People Get Ready / Hi Ho Silver Lining
2544 A: Prelude / who’s To Blame / City Sirens / Stairway To Heaven
2544 B: Wee Wee Baby / Layla / Goodnight Irene

The complete set list:

Various Artists – ARMS Benefit Concert –
Date: September 20, 1983
Venue: Royal Albert Hall, London, England.

Source: Ex+ Stereo Soundboard Recording
01: Introduction
02: Everybody Ought To Make A Change
03: Lay Down Sally
04: Wonderful Tonight
05: Ramblin’ On My Mind / Have You Ever Loved A Woman
06: Rita Mae
07: Cocaine
08: Man Smart Woman Smarter
09: Road Runner
10: Slowdown Sundown
11: Take Me To The River
12: Gimme Some Lovin’
13: Opening
14: Star Cycle
15: The Purmp
16: Goodbye Pork Pie Hat
17: Led Boots
18: People Get Ready
19: Hi Ho Silver Lining
20: Prelude
21: Who’s To Blame
22: City Sirens
23: Stairway To Heaven
24: Tulsa Time
25: Wee Wee Baby
26: Layla
27: Bombers Moon
28: Good Night Irene

Band lineup
Eric Clapton: Guitar, Vocals
Jeff Beck: Guitar, Vocals
Jimmy Page: Guitar
Andy Fairweather Low: Guitar, Vocals
Steve Winwood: Keyboards, Vocals
Charlie Watts: Drums
Simon Phillips: Drums
Kenny Jones: Drums
Bill Wyman: Bass
Fernando Saunders: Bass
Ray Cooper: Percussion
Chris Stainton: Keyboards
James Hooker: Keyboards
Tony Hymas: Keyboards
Ronnie Lane: Vocals





Below, different back cover design with (stickered?) number missing from above:



Japan: ?

Matrix: JIMMY-1 1M / JIMMY-2 1M (stamped)

Source: Cow Palace, Daly City, CA (near San Francisco). Cover states this is from the 3rd of December ’83. A pro-shot video exists for the 02 December performance.

“The ARMS charity concert proved so popular with both the audience and the musicians that the decision was taken to perform a further nine concerts in the USA. The US dates included Joe Cocker, who notably sang lead vocals on “With a Little Help from My Friends”, and Clapton, Jeff Beck and Jimmy Page each shared lead guitar duties on the “Stairway to Heaven” instrumental. While Ronnie Lane appeared in New York, he did not appear at all of the US dates. They played in San Francisco at the Cow Palace December 1 through 3, 1983 for three sold out shows. Also, Steve Winwood was unable to do the American shows and Paul Rodgers was now playing in Page’s set. (They later formed The Firm together.)” [source: Wikipedia]

The short US tour started in Dallas on 28 November ’83 for two nights at Reunion Arena, than San Francisco and two nights each at the L.A. Forum and New York’s Madison Square Garden.





and the “inspirations” for the front and back cover art:


Japan: 1984

Source: Supposedly recorded in Los Angeles at the Universal Amphitheater on 25 April 1983 but this date may be off by a couple of days (see tour schedule below).

2539 A: Did It In A Minute / How Does It Feel / Diddy Doo Wop (I Hear the Voices) / Mano A Mano
2539 B: Rich Girl / She’s Gone / Kiss On My List / Maneater
2540 A: Mickey’s Monkey / Caravan / Everybody Needs Somebody / Sara Smiles
2540 B: Wait For Me / I Can’t Go For That / Private Lives / You’ve Lost That Loving feeling
2541 A: You Make My Dreams / Family Man

(Please note that only the track list for the first side is correct.)

The Japanese blog I took these images from made the observation that this recording would have fit on a double album. For the first time, we also have some pricing information for these ET releases: “At that time, there were two sets of 4980 yen and three sets of 5980 yen, but 6980 yen was the market price.” Meaning doubles were 5,000, triples 6,000 (but also) 7,000 …?


Hall And Oates partial tour schedule focusing on the ’83 L.A. and Japanese dates:

04/24/1983     Sioux Falls Arena     Sioux Falls     SD     USA     
04/27/1983     Universal Amphitheatre     Los Angeles     CA     USA     
04/28/1983     Universal Amphitheatre     Los Angeles     CA     USA     
04/29/1983     Universal Amphitheatre     Los Angeles     CA     USA     
04/30/1983     Universal Amphitheatre     Los Angeles     CA     USA


02/12/1984     Fukuoka Inter. Center     Fukuoka           Japan
02/13/1984     Kousei Nenkin Hall     Osaka           Japan
02/15/1984     Miyagi Sports Center     Sendai           Japan     
02/16/1984     Budokan     Tokyo           Japan     
02/17/1984     Budokan     Tokyo           Japan     
02/18/1984     Yokohama Bunka Gym     Yokohama           Japan     
02/20/1984     Aichi Gym     Nagoya           Japan     
02/23/1984     Osaka Castle Hall     Osaka           Japan     
02/24/1984     Budokan     Tokyo           Japan





Japan: 1983/84 – the first Japan Bowie bootleg since MARC Record’s DON”T TOUCH THAT DIAL

2536 A: Intro (named Stick McGee on this release) / Star / Heroes / What In The World / Golden Years / Fashion / Let’s Dance
2536 B: Red Sails / Breaking Glass / Life On Mars? / Sorrow / Cat People / China Girl
2537 A: Scary Monsters / Rebel Rebel / White Light White Heat / Station To Station / Cracked Actor                  2537 B: Ashes To Ashes / Space OddityBand Intro / Young Americans / Hang on To Yourself / Fame
2538 A: Stay / Jean Genie / Modern Love / Blue Moon Of Kentucky
2538 B: Look Back In Anger / Joe The Lion / Wild Is The Wind / I Can’t Explain / Soul Love / TVC15

Run Time: 2:10:15

Source: The majority of this recording comes from an audience recording from Birmingham, NEC Arena
on 6 June, 1983. The first 5 tracks on the last side are from Brussels, Vorst Nationaal 18 May, ’83 and the final song was taped at London’s Wembley Arena on 3 June, 1983

Quality rating: “Bassman Says: All songs are in excellent sound quality.”

“Ziggy In Concert says: The complete Birmingham show with some nice bonus tracks from other shows. This title is often called “Stick McGee” after the name of the song that plays prior to the concert starting. This is a very good (for the time period) recording of a nice 3xLP set. There is a little bass echo that can be a little annoying at times when listening with headphones, but for a 1983 audience recording this is a good one.”

From a comment left on this blog: “i don’t like the mastering of the Birmingham show,(not enough bass). there is another birmingham 83 2LP boot with different mastering but its incomplete, distorted and has backwards tape bleed through on it, can’t tell if its the same source but the distortion makes cracked actor sound amazing!” [My comment: bassmann’s Bowie bootlegs site lists no other release for this date]




Japan: 1983 or ’84

Source: “The album is an incomplete [I am not sure what could be missing, as all performed tracks are here] recording of Duran Duran’s performance at the Dominion Theatre, a 2,163 capacity venue located in London’s Tottenham Court Road.

During 1983, Duran Duran spent most of the year as tax exiles, writing songs at a chateau in France during May, before flying to Monstserrat and then Sydney to record and mix their third album. In the summer the band flew back to the UK to perform two concerts, the Prince’s Trust Rock Gala and three days later The MENCAP Concert at Villa Park in Birmingham.

The Prince’s Trust Rock Gala was a historic event attended by Prince Charles and Princess Diana to raise funds for the Prince’s Trust, a charity founded by The Prince of Wales to help young people.

This was the first time Duran Duran played live after The Rio Tour finished, held during a period when the band had their first UK no.1 single with “Is There Something I Should Know?”.

Duran Duran began their performance after “God Save The Queen”, the British national anthem. The band then launched into the first ever live performance of “Is There Something I Should Know?”, a song that entered the charts directly at no.1 which was rare for any single then. Fans screamed when “Hungry Like the Wolf” followed.

During the evening, Duran Duran gave the crowd the chance to hear one of their new songs “Union of the Snake”. The song was unknown, played when the band were actually working on their next album Seven and the Ragged Tiger.

The show finished with “Girls on Film”, featuring band introduction.

The album was released in two sleeve versions, blue ink and purple ink printed editions. The front cover features Duran Duran photography by Brian Aris.” (source:

Duran Duran – Dominion Theatre, London, England, 1983-07-20 [a.k.a. ‘Prince’s Trust Royal Rock Gala’]

01 Intro [Charles & Diana Enter Theater – National Anthem – Host Introduces Band]
02 Is There Something I Should Know?
03 Hungry Like The Wolf
04 Union Of The Snake
05 New Religion
06 Save A Prayer
07 Rio
08 Planet Earth
09 My Own Way
10 Careless Memories
11 Girls On Film

Sound: Very good audience. 7.5/10.

Comments: Interesting night in London… The band had several technical difficulties [you’ll know them when you hear them], and oh yeah, the IRA had a plan to murder Charles and Diana at the show… Yikes. All that being said, t’s a fantastic recording!






Spines came with red or white printing.




Japan: 1983 or early ’84 – this used to be one of the highest selling ETS bootlegs at auctions, sometimes selling for $300+. Godfather Records picked this recording for CD release in 2013, as they play really well at this show, subsequently this may have impacted the resell value. On the other hand, Kiss fans have always enjoyed their vinyl bootlegs, so it may not.

Source: Universal Amphitheater, Los Angeles, 27 March 1983