The 78/79-XXX (Seattle) Label Master List

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

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4 comments
  1. YesDays said:

    If you want scans, I have copies of: 1. Stones Nightclub 78 2. Heart Double Live 3. Elvis Big Opportunity 4. Talking Heads Art School 5. Springsteen Fire. Although I believe images of all these can be readily found on the internet. Thanks.

    • Thank you but I have all of these. What I need is better images of the Grateful Dead and the Van Halen release.

  2. Doinker said:

    I think there are titles by the Beatles and others as well on this label.

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