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Rolling Stones Nightclub '78

Found with at least two different stamps:

Rolling Stones Nightclub '78 II

Rolling Stones Nightclub '78 disc

This font and minimal design is found on all their releases that had a label.

Rolling Stones Nightclub 78 RE

Cover of a black vinyl re-pressing.

USA: ca. 2nd half of 1978/beginning of ’79

Source: One of several copies of the then sensational OUT ON BAIL LP + 7″ release on LURCH records. Except, there was no added 45 and “Jumping Jack Flash”, the next to last track on OUT ON BAIL seems to have been cut and “Sweet Little 16” from the A-side of the 45 added. Sensational, as soundboard recordings were still a rarity in these days. Soundboard recording from the Capitol Theater in Passaic, NJ, recorded 14 June 1978 – only the third gig of the tour.

It should be no surprise that the Stones were bootlegged at the Capitol Theater – everyone else playing there was too after all – the venue’s wikipedia page specifically mentions this. The audio feed of their video system producing rather thin sounding recordings with the vocals pushed up high in the mix, which is what we can hear on these releases as well.

More information on this original release and it’s second part IN AGAIN OUT AGAIN can be found in this earlier post.



This blog has perhaps two more years, so I better step on it and produce more and different posts – stopping with the Japanese releases for now – while there is still time.

This is a not that well known label using recordings captured from groups performing in the Seattle area, mostly in 1979, as well as tapes they came across that were being traded. It’s probably best known for being the original outfit that released Hendrix’s Wink Of An Eye bootleg.

Their numbering and use of colored PVC led some collectors to believe that this was another effort by the person behind K&S but he has denied any involvement, so that settles that. Some of these titles are extremely rare and seem to have been pressed in very limited numbers only. Cover stamps announced the vinyl color. It appears that a second run using black vinyl was the norm for most of these titles, except for Wink of an Eye, with its stamp proclaiming “MEMORIAL WAX”.

ROLLING STONES – Nightclub ’78  [gold PVC]  78-156 M / 157 M  
HEART – Double Live Gold  [gold]   78-158 M / 159 M / 160 M / 161 M  
ELVIS COSTELLO – We’re All Creeps  [clear]   78-163/4 M                                                      TODD RUNDGREN – The Death Of Rock And Roll  78-165/166 M

RAMONES – Blitzkrieg Bop  [red&black or solid black]  79-100 M / 101 M
JIMI HENDRIX – Wink Of An Eye   79-108/109
TUBES – in rock’n roll hospital  [red or black]  2 LP 79-107 M / 108 M / 104 M / 105 M
DEVO – Tigerwax   [“tiger colored”]    79-106M / W8
BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN – Fire 2 LP  [red & yellow]    W9
ELVIS COSTELLO – Big Opportunity  [red & blue]  W10 79-116 M /117 M  

TAKING HEADS – Art School  [yellow & green]  79-124-5 M
ELVIS PRESLEY – rockin’ TV 1956  [mcv]  79-126 M W12-1  / 79-127 M W 12-2
JETHRO TULL – ‘DARK HAITI’  [blue]  79-136 /137 /138 / 139 M
VAN HALEN – The Story of Joe 2 LP  [clear]   79-140 M / 141 M
SUPERTRAMP – Bits & Pieces  [1 red, 1 yellow disc or black] 79-144-7 
GRATEFUL DEAD – ‘HEAD TRIP’  [1 clear, 1 red disc]  79-148-151 M
BOB DYLAN – Live At The Pitstop 78 / Gaza Strip  [red]  79-152/153 M