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Exists in at least two different printings for the folder-style cover. A bright red one and the lighter one seen below, which seems to be more common.


The release date is usually given as 1972.

This is an inferior copy of  (pre)-TMOQ/PoPo Productions’ GWW “SEEMS LIKE A FREEZE OUT”, which was first released around January of 1971. Matrix: 501 71 – 154 / BD – 501 71 – 155

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TMOQ re-pressed this title several times. The following versions can be found based on label and PVC color differences (list may not be complete).

Quote from a person that claims to be the PoPo Productions Dylan titles:

All done at Lewis’s Pressing Plant. They had a bunch of colored 45’s on the wall. Pick any color you want. I think the base color was Clear Vinyl with the color you asked for added to the mix. The plant had a large investment in Machinery and needed all the customers they could get. We were young crazy and would use different color Vinyl just to create a collectors Item. I liked Red and Green.”

  • 1/2 labels: Orange/tangerine, light blue, red, dark green, yellow/gold, lime green, smoky (diff. color combinations).

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  • Bordered 1/2 labels: Orange/tangerine, red, yellow/gold
  • Blank white labels: Green, blue, red, black, tangerine, smoky

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  • Orig. pig labels, introduced early 1973: Blue, red, yellow/gold, green, white mixed splatter
  • Made In Holland labels: Red

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  • Smoking Pig labels: Black, lime green, red, blue


Due to the many variations for TMOQ, I have decided I’m not the right person to attempt a review of all the TMOQ’s;  you really need someone who has access to most of them and has studied them for decades to do them justice.


In 1975, Berkeley released the album in their now new trademark b&w cover art (which I’m not a fan of), the matrix remained the same.

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Yardbirds On Down p.i.


First issues available in various two-tone color combinations for the insert and black title or blank white labels. The official 45 label from 1965 was included as its mirror image can be seen in the white one.

Mid-Western USA: 2nd half of 1971 – early 1972


Tracks credited to Jeff Beck:
1. I’ve Been Drinking – B-side of Jeff Beck non-US 45 “Love Is Blue (L’amour Est Bleu)”, February 1968
2. Tallyman – 45 A-side, 1967
3. Hi Ho Silver Lining – 45 A-side, 1967
4. Rock My Plimsoul – B-side to # 2.
Tracks credited to The Yardbirds:
5. Stroll On – from Blow Up movie soundtrack?
6. Psycho Daisies – B-side to non-US 45 “Happenings Ten Years Time Ago”, 1966
7. Ha Ha Said The Clown – 45 A-side, 1967
8. Goodnight Sweet Josephine – 45 A-side, 1968
9. Think About It – B-side to # 8.
10. Shapes In My Mind – (credited to Keith Relf) 45 A-side, 1966
11. Ten Little Indians – 45 A-side, 1967
12. Steeled Blues – B-side of “Heart Full Of Soul”, July 1965
13. Puzzles – B-side of “Little Games”, 1967
14. The Nazz Are Blue – album track left off the US version of their re-titled 1966 album Over Under Sideways Down
15. Rack My Mind – ditto
16. Love Is Blue (L’amour Est Bleu) – (credited to Jeff Beck) see # 1.


Here’s the folder cover reissue ca, ’73/4:

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This material – plus another Keith Relf track “Blue Sands” but omitting “Psycho Daisies”, “Ha Ha Said The Clown” and “Rack My Mind” – was also released under this title:

  • Matrix # AR-1687-1/2


  • WCF/(pre) Berkeley also released their own version as part of their 20XX series, which started in late ’73/early ’74. The matrix was 2052-A / B

My apologies for skipping over WCF 719 & 720, which had somehow vanished from the master list I keep on my lap top although they are still on the main list I compiled for the blog.

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That is a rather shocking amount of track information for a WCF title.

Below: Alternate version with only one insert with track list. As these came with blank white labels it must be a later “economy” version.



Mid-Western USA: ca. mid-1971, making it the first Kinks underground release but not their first bootleg. Not as easy to find compared to the pirates WCF compiled for the Who, Instant Party (736) and Who Unreleased (27).

A 1   Act Nice And Gentle – Non-US B-side to “Waterloo Sunset” 45, 1967
A 2   This Man He Weeps Tonight – B-side to Shangrila, non-US 45, 1969
A 3   Mr. Pleasant – 45, 1967
A 4   King Kong – B-side to “Plastic Man” non-US 45, 1969
A 5   Creeping Jean – B-side to Dave Davis non-US 45 “Hold My Hand”
A 6   Plastic Man – see # 4.
A 7   Lincoln County – Dave Davies non-US 45, 1968
B 1   Polly – B-side to “Wonderboy” 45, 1968
B 2   Mindless Child Of Motherhood – B-side to the non-US 45 “Drivin'”, used as B-side to “Lola” in the US in 1970
B 3   She’s Got Everything – B-side to “Days”, a 45 released only in a handful of countries in 1968
B 4   Berkeley Mews – B-side to “Lola” in most countries except the US
B 5   Hold My Hand – see # 5.
B 6   There’s No Life Without Your Love – B-side to “Lincoln County” 45

Jefferson Airplane UATW WCF

If you see this with a light brown-grey insert, it is likely the WCF version.

Which was the original version? The two contenders are:

  1. The JA-9999 version with matrix S-2583/4, reminding us of those used by Dittolino, except if this title came out in 1970 the numbers are off in that a 1971 release such as the rolling stones live in concert used lower numbers



2. This TMOQ title, released ca. March 1971 – square label version, a recent find for me (much rarer than the 1/2 round label versions).  Are the square label ones first editions? Can anyone confirm?

Is that the insert seen above a genuine TMOQ item? I have never seen this again with a TMOQ pressing and we have to consider that one of the owners of this album may have added it later. Further evidence against it is seen in another ‘square label’ version, which has the standard TMOQ-produced insert for this title:

UPDATE:  Within minutes of posting, I received this image showing the full insert and making it look more likely that TMOQ had copied the material:

Jeff Airpl UATW 1st insert

Thank you, Karl for the image.


The material presented on UATW comes from two PBS TV programs: “Go Ride The Music” recorded 2nd of  April, 1970 at Wally Heider Studio, San Francisco (tracks A1, A2, A4 – B3) and “A Night At Family Dog” recorded 4th of February, 1970 at Family Dog on the Great Highway (supposedly broadcast on 27 February and 13 December 1970), tracks A3 + B4.

My current preferred theory is that the release date for the TMOQ version is too late to be the original source for this, so, my money is currently on the JA-9999 version.

Isn’t it also more likely that Dub & Ken removed the ‘F’ after “Mother” from their insert instead of another bootlegger adding it on theirs?

The timeline for these three versions then looks approximately like this:

  • JA-9999 original released ca. June of 1970
  • TMOQ with square labels and the copied “cop drawing” insert released around March of 1971
  • The WCF version released ca. middle of 1971 to early 1972






Dylan Looking Back 1

Dylan Looking Back 2

An alternate insert for Volume 2 below:

Dylan Looking Back alt comments on Volume 1: “29A  In ’70 or ’71 Zimmerman records released a single LP of record 1 (The Royal Albert Hall show) of 28A. The cover was blank. A color printed insert was a reverse image of the original drawing with song titles added. labels were dark red with songs listed. Matrix : GM LP 744 ”

“29B  In ’70 or ’71 Berkley records released a copy of the 29A LP. They used the same insert on a gatefold cover. The quality, however, was inferior; with many bad presses. Blank labels. Matrix : LP 744″ They must be referring to the folder style re-issue, which I have been dating to ca. 1973/4


And Volume 2: “30A  In ’70 or ’71 Zimmerman records released a single LP of record 2 (The ’63 & ’66 shows) of 28A. The cover was blank. A color printed insert was an image of the original drawing with song titles added. Labels were dark red with songs listed. This LP was copied and released as ‘While the establishment burns’
Matrix : LP 745 “

“30B  In ’70 or ’71 [ 1973/4] Berkley  records released a copy of the 30A LP. They used a mirror image insert on a gatefold cover.   Blank labels. 
Matrix : GM  745 ”

The ’28 A’ original bobsboots is referring to here, however that is a British version made in 1972, as they say, so how could it have been used tor a 1971 release?

So, let’s go back to the 1970 US original on Zerocks Records, the first time that Dylan’s 1966 Royal Albert Hall recording (actually from Manchester’s Free Trade Hall) was commercially made available in the US. RAH occupies two complete sides, one each per disc to allow stacking on automatic turntables. Another side has the Townhall 1963 concert and the last side has four tracks from the Adelphi in Dublin, also in May of 1966. 

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bobsboots hated the artwork but loved the actual records: “Nicely done full printed labels. Good, heavy vinyl…great sound.”

Dittolini and TMOQ (first as the full double album using practically the identical artwork and as the aforementioned single album While The Establishment Burns). HOTWACKS states CBM did as well but this version has never turned up and been recorded in anyone’s research (“Raging Glory” by Dennis R. Liff, “Great White Answers” by Dominique Roques, “Bob Dylan – His Unreleased Recordings” by Paul Cable).

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Dylan Looking Back


Grateful Dead AICrazy

The return of the “COMPATABLE (sic) FOR   STEREO” slogan not seen since the 713 – 715 releases.



The number of different labels indicates that the producers at WCF must have felt a lot more confident about this new entry into the Dead bootleg pool compared to Live Dead Spring Tour 1971.

Mid-Western USA: Mid-1971 – early 1972

Source: Likely taken from one or several of the April 25 – 29 1971 Fillmore East shows in 1971 (a compilation of these shows was officially released in 2000 as Ladies and Gentlemen… the Grateful Dead. “Ain’t It Crazy” is also known as “The Rub”. Rated as “Exm” in HW.

Here’s a link to locate and listen (and perhaps compare if you own this album) to these recordings:

Plus another link describing the band’s attitude towards bootlegs at the time of this release:


WCF reissued this title ca. 1973/4 in a folder style cover that featured an image of the performers or artist on the back, in this case a Jerry Garcia cartoon. Although now a deluxe printed cover there was a noticeable loss of detail compared to the original slip sheets:

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While WCF’s master was in mono, the following version with the matrix K7201 was in stereo. Despite the similarities I don’t believe this was made by WCF.

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Thanks to doinker for the image & info.




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Another cover nicked from the “ratpack ink.” version (JJ-4). The track list nicked from yet another version, the one with the yellow cover and PVC color, supposed to be the original version:

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Mid-western USA: Mid-1971 to early 1972

Source: Soundboard recorded at the Honolulu International Center Arena on 6 July, 1970.

A recording of this caliber was exactly what bootleggers needed following the surge of interest in Janis’ charisma as a live performer following her untimely passing.

At least four other different versions of this recording were released around this time on bootleg vinyl and have been discussed previously in this post.