Just over a month after Pink Floyd ended their shows at Wembley Arena the next band to move in for a multi-night residency were the Eagles on their first European Tour, following the release of their HOTEL CALIFORNIA album.

Eagles Prairie Light Fantasia

Eagles Prairie Light Fantasia 4

Japan: 1978

Source: London, Wembley Arena, 26 April 1977

Side 1:   Hotel California / Walk Away / Victim of Love / Rocky Mountain Way / Lyin’ Eyes / Wasted Time

Side 2:   Take it To The Limit / New Kid in Town / Wasted Time (Reprise) / Desperado / Life in the Fast Lane / James Dean / Best Of My Love / Take It Easy

Quality rating: “Vgm” rating in HOTWACKS


European Leg:

London, England Wembley 25 April ‘77
London, England Wembley 26 April ‘77
London, England Wembley 27 April ‘77
London, England Wembley 28 April ‘77
Glasgow, Scotland Apollo Centre 30 April ‘77
Glasgow, Scotland Apollo Centre 01 May ‘77
Stafford, England Bingley Hall 03 May ‘77
Stafford, England Bingley Hall 05 May ‘77
Munich, Germany Olympia Halle 07 May ‘77
Frankfort, Germany Festhalle 08 May ‘77
Dusseldorf, Germany Phillips Halle 09 May ‘77
Rotterdam, Nether. Ahoy 11 May ‘77
Rotterdam, Nether. Ahoy 12 May ‘77
Rotterdam, Nether. Ahoy 13 May ‘77
Hamburg, Germany Congress Zentrum 15 May ‘77
Stockholm, Sweden Trivoli 17 May ‘77
Gothenburg, Sweden Stadium Nya Ullevi 18 May ‘77

Eagles Tour 77 promo poster

Pressing run sizes of about 500 – 1000 for the BRR titles.

BRR 001: Bill (W)yman and the ROLLING STONES  was previously reviewed here – click the link

BRR 002: Paul McCartney – Live!  can be found here

BRR 003: ?

BRR 004

Led Zep Mudslide red

Looks like a rarer release that does not turn up very often

BRR 005: Suzi Quatro – Naked Under Leather  as featured in the previous post “Western Pop-Rock Acts Bootlegged In Japan 1975-76: …”

BRR & SLA 006: Queen – “STUNNING”  ditto

BRR 007: Led Zeppelin – BBC Broadcast 



BRR & SLA release numbers were often used interchangeably, it seems.


SLA 001: Queen – Geisha Boys  ditto

SLA 002

Deep Purple Unreasonably Loud

Deep Purple Unreasonably Loud b

Image caption reads: Richie Blackmore: “I yell and scream at home, too.”  The text below reads: “Loudest Pop Group. The amplification for Deep Purple on their 10,000 watt Marshall P.A. system attained 117 decibels. This was sufficient in the Rainbow Theatre, London,  in 1972, to render three members of their audience unconscious.”

Deep Purple Unreasonably Loud 2

Mostly found with blank labels in various colors; below a copy with a “Duck Hits!” label

Deep Purple Unreasonably Loud Duck

Matrix: SLA-00002A/B

Side 1: 01 Lucille (5:25) — probably 12 December 1970, Stuttgart, Germany
02 Mumblin’ thing blues (8:29) — Muelheim Sporthalle, Cologne, Germany, 4 April, 1970 (Progressive Pop Festival ’70)
03 Into the fire (4:16) — probably 12 December 1970, Stuttgart, Germany

Side 2:  Space truckin’ (19:02) — Sporthalle, Stuttgart-Boeblingen, Germany, 10 February, 1972

Source: A copy of of the second Edition of the European bootleg LP Back To The Rock

This has been confirmed by a torrent on dime, however, the only images I can find are for the (Dutch?) LP on the Altintas label, which has a different track list and sources, altogether. Can anyone shed some light on this?

OK, hand up! Who in the audience had the recorder?


SLA 003: Deep Purple – Made For Japan  as featured in the previous post “Western Pop-Rock Acts Bootlegged In Japan 1975-76: …”

SLA 007 

Vicky Vinyl obviously thought after

marx brothers a night at the opera movie poster 3


marx brothers a day at the races 2

the logical title for the next Queen (bootleg) album must be:


Queen duck-soup

Queen Duck Soup duck

Correct concert date stated. Found with blank, Idle Mind, Duck and Ruthless Rhymes labels dates this release to 1978. An insert, autographed by the band, sold for over $600 in February of 2012.

First 4 songs on side 1 play too slow. The master was originally taped on a Tandberg Model 11 recorder with Sony ECM-22P mics.

Tandberg model-11

Two other insert variations exist:

Queen StLove 2

Queen StLove

Incorrect information given regarding the recording equipment and pointing out the date error on P.N.W. (see below) plus a ‘cheeky finish’.


Queen Adm Tic

Looking at the set list shows how this was edited and mixed up:

01. Tie Your Mother Down
02. Ogre Battle    P1
03. White Queen    P2
04. Somebody To Love    D1
05. Killer Queen ->    P3
06. The Millionaire Waltz ->   P4
07. You’re My Best Friend ->    P5
08. Bring Back That Leroy Brown    P6
09. Brighton Rock ->    P7
10. Guitar Solo ->   P7
11. Brighton Rock (Reprise)    P7
12. ’39    D2
13. You Take My Breath Away    D3
14. White Man ->   P8
15. The Prophet’s Song   P9
16. Bohemian Rhapsody    D4
17. Stone Cold Crazy
18. Keep Yourself Alive
19. Liar
20. In The Lap Of The Gods…Revisited    D5
21. Now I’m Here (cuts in)   D6
22. Big Spender   D7
23. Jailhouse Rock Medley*   D7,8,9,10
* includes Saturday Night’s Alright For Fighting, Stupid Cupid and Be Bop A Lula

D = Duck Soup + track number on that LP; P = P.N.W. + track number on that LP

Interesting notes from a remastering job of the above master:

A copy of this recording was released on LP bootlegs, this is the first time when the original complete recording comes out. Unfortunately this master copy sounds much worse then the LP bootleg, which is pretty unusual. The original master was really heavy in the bottom end, while the LPs sound really clean. …”

Queen Seattle 77

2 LP bootleg of the complete master tape, taken from the 2009 torrent; supposedly only 100 copies pressed – I wonder if they used the remaster. This copy sold for a respectable GBP 155 in June of 2013.

I personally prefer the audience recording from the Boston Garden from this tour that was shared on dime a couple of years ago. Some live recordings just have that extra special bit of ‘audio magic’ and that’s one of them.


The first release containing material from this show was on this LP, released as part of the ODD Wizardo sub label in 1977:

Queen P.N.W. SS

Still sealed copy above

Queen P.N.W.

Queen P.N.W. 2

Matrix: ODD THREE -A / B

Queen P.N.W. lbl

Does this exist with any other labels?

1980 reissue under this title (with a mismatched The Game Tour 1980 live shot):

Queen Mania

1996 copy/re-issue made in Germany on mcv:

Queen P.N.W. REQueen P.N.W. RE b


SLA 008

Eagles Motel Six bl lbl

Matrix: ·SLA 0008 A / B

The year is actually correct: Don Kirshner’s Rock Concert, Season 1, Episode 20 [broadcast?] April 13, 1974: The Eagles, Linda Ronstadt, Jackson Browne

Regarding the location as stated on the back cover. The 46th St. Rock Palace in Brooklyn, NY became later known as ‘Bananafish Garden’ (now a furniture show & storage room) named after the J.D. Salinger short story. A few episodes of Rock Concert were filmed there but I could not confirm that this one was.

bananafish garden

“A TV show (Howard Stein’s I believe) later used the Rock Palace for some memorable shows with Jerry Lee Lewis, The Byrds, Hot Tuna, Wayne Cochran and the C.C. Riders, Gladys Knight and the Pips, Steve Stills, and God knows who else […]”

Eagles Motel Six dragonfly 2

Eagles Motel Six

Eagles Motel Six RR

Eagles Motel 6

Ca. 1983/4 reissue with GLC labels.


Coming up: A couple more Rodan Records titles.

America  Eagles On The Road

Source: ABC “In Concert”

Side 1: America: A Horse With No Name, Lonely People, I Need You, Ventura Highway, Green Monkey, Sandman

Broadcast on August 2, 1974 as part of 3 part series, possibly recorded at the Rainbow Theater in London (show # 38)

Side 2: Tequila Sunrise, Early Bird, Witchy Woman, Take It Easy* (The first three tracks were broadcast on August 3rd, 1973 in show # 13). * maybe from California Jam, as it was broadcast as the only Eagles’ track on May 10th 1974 in show # 32 ‘California Jam part one’. 

This determines the late summer/fall of 1974 as the earliest start of the Phonygraf label.

Detailed matrix information: “Written on the margin of Side 1 between the last groove of the record and the label is the following: “MEL AMERICAN SIDE-1 AMERICA I 1385 TPRGL 1101-A”.

The following above words are scratched out: MEL AMERICAN AMERICA I 1385

Written on the margin of Side 2 is the following: “EAGLES SIDE II MEL AMERICAN SIDE-2 1385 1105 1101-B”.

The following above words are scratched out: “EAGLES SIDE II AMERICAN 1385 1105″.”


America Eagles OTR lg

Eagles America Live

I’m guessing that this insert and pressing came later.

Live in Sydney around ’75/’76, however, apparently not the same recording or master as “Welcome To The Late Show”/”Live In Sydney, Australia 1976” on ZAP 7849

So, when was this recorded? I have found tour dates in Australia for January of 1975 and 1976 but they are obviously touring the “One Of These Nights” album here, which was released in June of 1975 and the best website I could find on the Eagles touring & live recordings history lists no recordings from the 01/1975 dates but several for the 1976 tour start, so I”m going with that year. I’m spending so much time on this to find out in which year the SODD label got its start.

Set list from Osaka shows in early February of 1976:

1 Take It Easy
2 Outlaw Man
3 Doolin-Dalton/Desperado (Reprise)
4 Turn to Stone
5 Lyin’ Eyes
6 You Never Cry Like a Lover
7 Take It to the Limit
8 Desperado
9 Midnight Flyer
10 One of These Nights
11 Already Gone
12 Too Many Hands
13 Good Day in Hell
14 Witchy Woman
15 Rocky Mountain Way
16 James Dean/The Best of My Love
17 Funk #49
18 Oh Carol
19 Tequila Sunrise

Compare to the track list of the SODD double:

Take it Easy / One of These Nights / Turn to Stone / Outlaw Man / Doolin-Dalton / Desperado / You never Cry Like a Lover / Midnight Flyer / Already Gone / Tequila Sunrise / Early Bird / Foggy Mountain Breakdown / Witchy Woman / Take it Easy II

Source for sides 1 – 3 confirmed as a decent quality audience recording from Sydney, Australia on January 27, 1976.

Side 4 (starting with ‘Tequila Sunrise’):ABC-TV In Concert” from the Santa Monica Civic Center, August 3rd, 1973. with the exception of the last song, which is most likely from California Jam, as it was broadcast as the only Eagles’ track on May 10th 1974 in show # 32 ‘California Jam part one’.

Eagles Crazed & Snake Eyed 2

Reissued in ’78 on TAKRL 24901 with a b&w cover:


And after that as the third and very rare release on the Terrific Tunes label, pressed from the original SODD plates with the matrix crossed out and TAKRL number added. Record one has Spunk labels and record two has Monique D’Ozo labels. 

Eagles CaSE TT R b

Eagles CaSE TT R or


In my opinion, the following is a fake ZAP title, using a number(1849) they knew ZAP would not use as their series started with 1850.  Note the Anti Gravity label and atypical cover design.

Side 1: Take it Easy (5:20) / Outlaw Man (5:30) / Doolin’ Dalton (6:23) / Desperado (2:37) / One of these nights (4:10)

Side 2: Turn to Stone (9:00) / You Never Cry Like a Lover (4:18) / Midnight Flyer (4:32) / Already Gone (5:13)

Hot Wacks description: Exs. S: Sydney, Australia Jan. 27 ’76 Very limited pressing (one eBay seller claimed 500; it is certainly a rarer title)

Also available on Anti Gravity 102 as:

First edition was on black & blue ‘splatter’ vinyl.