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I have penciled in the following the labels for the future:

  • Melvin Records (as we have that wonderful background article and it’s never really been done before, I think, unlike for example Tobe Milo, which had a print article in THE 910 some years ago)
  • WCF and early Berkeley up to where the (boring) b&w covers started
  • TMOQ I & II – the most challenging of them all

 

Is there any other label you would like to see reviewed? No pure copy labels please (so, no LXXXIV, Full Tilt, Verzyl, etc.)

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24 comments
  1. Chris said:

    The H H label. I have one of their albums. Pink Floyd – Floyd Live

    • What’s the matrix on that copy? Might just be a reissue/copy. HH already has its own section on the right.

      • Chris said:

        The matrix says H-H Floyd Live 1,2,3,4.When I went to look the Floyd album, I found out that I also have another two albums on H-H Label. The Beatles More Get Back Sessions H-H studio 1,2 and Greatfull Dead Live at the Fillmore H-H Dead fillmore 1,2,3,4.

  2. Yesdays said:

    Tangie town records, The Doors dedicated label …

  3. Yesdays said:

    For another suggestion, there’s the late 1980’s Starlight Records label,….made in California I believe

  4. Glen Banks said:

    I knew the guy who ran Starlight. He was from Long Beach, CA. John Huffman was his name and he has since passed away. I may have some oddball things he released if you need more info.

    • Yes please, as much background and extra info as can be dug up (pardon the bad pun).

  5. Glen Banks said:

    How about newer releases? There’s a label in Israel pressing up some nice LPs on the Avitom brand name.

  6. Moreno said:

    Mud Shark label (Zappa releases)

  7. Erik T said:

    Smilin Ears? I can only recall two titles, but they were monster sellers in their day and legends now- Led Zeppelin, the original Destroyer box set, and the Rolling Stones’ Garden State…
    I agree Mudshark would be interesting, I have an old Hot Wacks or 2 (the magazines) which had in- depth articles about the label. There may have been label participation in that HWQ article.

  8. Erik T said:

    I actually looked up Smilin Ears AFTER I posted that comment, oops… On the other hand, I thought the Smilin Ears entries here did not include the Zep Destroyer original box, for some reason I thought there were some other significant releases too.
    I wonder if I can find and scan any relevant HWQ articles… They are also interesting to me to see new boots reviewed which presumably were just coming out at the time.
    How about a feature on RSR/ International Records? This time I checked before inquiring, and there seems to be only a couple of Robert Plant eighties releases. It was a pretty amazing label in retrospect, I don’t know how much inside info is available online or just how much input “Erik Bristow” had with the label’s non-Zeppelin releases.

      • Erik T said:

        Cheers…
        How about some Cramps bootlegs? They- Lux and Ivy- were record nerds who really punched above their weight in the bootleg world, by which I mean they weren’t big sellers commercially but their boots have always sold well. I only have one myself, they are usually priced too high when I do come across them.
        One of the most sought after Cramps boots is from a Seattle show. Some say it is that rare breed of boot, a Canadian pressing.
        I also wonder about the “Birdman” described in Clinton Heylin’s book- he seemed to have put out some interesting titles including one of the most sought after Velvet Underground bootlegs, which I passed on decades ago because the material was common even in the late 80s when the album came out- two or three live versions of Sister Ray from circulating audience tapes, compiled on a double l.p. … i wonder, is there a comprehensive list of Bidman’s productions?
        I wish I could recall where I saw the Frenchman’s catalogue of his titles- the Floyd 67-69, Waters Gate, the Sabbath Paris 73, I thought there were more, and there was definitely a mention of the scheduled but aborted Blow Your Mind Until You Die album.

        • It may look like I do artist(s) but I only do labels; that’s always my starting point as it hasn’t really been done before (except for the fantastic research on TMOQ that used to be posted on the Record Collectors Guild website) and I could never be as good as a site dedicated to listing all bootlegs by a certain act. It just looks like I do as they receive a tag and then a category with their name on the right.

          ‘byrdman’ never really created a label. I only know the two releases mentioned in the book.

  9. YesDays said:

    For yet another suggestion, how about the German Eli (or E-Li) Records label that did some Doors and Roxy Music titles in the early-mid 1980’s? Thanks

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