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GLC label (1970s)

011:

Hendrix GHhendrix_guitar_hero_cover_backHendrix Guitar Hero lbl

Not on colored wax and not limited.  Reviewed in depth under this link.

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012:

Towshend TGoPT 012

Towshend TGoPT disc 1Towshend TGoPT disc 2

100 pressed from the TMoQ 71056 plates.

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013:

JIMI HENDRIX LIVE AT THE L.A. FORUM – 150 pressed on mcv from the TMoQ 72003 plates of their ALIVE title. Does not seem to turn up often.

Hendrix LA Forum 013Hendrix Alive red + blu

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014:

THE WHO FILLMORE EAST

150 pressed from TMoQ 71071 plates.

The Who Filmore East mcvThe Who Fillmore East discThe Who Filmore East mcv detail

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015:

YARDBIRDS GOLDEN EGGS

Only listed in the Hot Wacks appendix. Reissue of TMoQ pressing plate 61003; 150 copies as well? Matrix: YB-555-A/B

Yardbirds G E 015

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016:

Another release of the ‘not limited – not on colored wax variety’

The Who live At Swansea

Previously included in context in this post

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017:

CLOSER TO QUEEN MARY – 150 copies pressed on blue PVC from TMoQ 71039 plates

Who Closer To QM

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018:

100 copies on green PVC for this reissue of TMoQ 71068 that presents a partial Let It Be movie soundtrack as an audience recording from a movie theater.

Beatles V+3 GBS 2Beatles V+3 GBS 2 gree

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019:

100 yellow discs made from the TMoQ 61002 plates

Dylan Melbourne A

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020:

150 green and orange copies for this 2 for1 budget reissue formerly known as TMoQ 7506 and before that individually as 71059 (HOT RATS AT THE OLYMPIC) and 71010 (200 MOTELS).

Zappa at Olympic bi

Zappa at Olympic

This title can still achieve significant auction results: $400+ for K&S, up to $400 for TMOQ colored or sealed and $1000+ for the clear splatter version shown here.

Zappa 200 Motels HRatO

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“Inevitably. Hot Wacks was not the product of some dispassionate observer but someone who had been getting his own hands dirty. Kurt Glemser was already dipping into the mire at the time of Hot Wacks IV. K (as in Kurt) & S Records’ first release, a collection of live Led Zeppelin recordings, had appeared at the beginning of 1976. In the grand tradition of copycat bootleggers, Sin City Social was a shoddy mix’n’match drawn exclusively from TMQs Bonzo’s Birthday Party, Three Days After and Blueberry Hill.” [Heylin, Bootleg, p. 131]

 

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001:

Led Zep Sin City Social

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002:

Discussed in depth here

Dylan TFSA alt insertDylan TfSAtticDylan NiR 1109

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003:

Rolling Stones Bring It Back Alive 4Rolling Stones Bring It Back Alive 2

Previously discussed here.

 

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004:

Who Raw insertWho Raw disc

And in blue:

 

Who Raw Blu

The ‘insider joke’ – and it took me a while to get this as well – is that the title is an alternative spelling for “Hurrah!)”.

A K&S original release, the Who recorded at Maple Leaf Gardens on 11 December 1975. Unfortunately, not a great sounding source tape to start with and since then surpassed by the CD releases presenting the complete show. One thing’s for sure, The Who tended to always put on a good show in Toronto.

Side 1: I Can’t Explain / Substitute / My Wife / Baba O’Riley / Squeeze Box / Behind Blue Eyes
Side 2: Dreaming From The Waist / Boris The Spider / Magic Bus

 

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005:

Beck 005 bBeck 005

As hinted at by the label shown, above, this title was also issued by TMoQ as part of their deluxe 820x series – and this time with a famous William Stout cover design:

Beck-fast

BECK-FAST already has its own post on another blog: http://rockonvinyl.blogspot.de/2011/01/jeff-beck-beckfast-1976-ex-bootleg.html

Another review: http://www.collectorsmusicreviews.com/jeff-beck/jeff-beck-okeefe-master-wardour-045/

Link to concert review: http://www.dustyhat.com/images/Concert_Tix/Reviews/JeffBeck75.pdf

 

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006: DAVID BOWIE ‘IN AMERICA’ – 100 copies on red PVC pressed from original TMoQ plates; does anyone else find it strange that “IN PERSON” was not ordered as well?

Bowie In America 006

Bowie In America 006 disc

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Year: ?

007:

Kinks Long Tall Sally

100 copies on red wax from original TMoQ plates.

And then there was yet another re-issue on mult-color wax, reminiscent of the Mushroom series:

Kinks LTS 2

Kinks Long Tall Sally b

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008: ROLLING STONES ‘BURNING AT THE HOLLYWOOD PALLADIUM’ – 100 copies only.

“Q: Was it just Dub & Ken that you knew from that world or did you also get to meet Kurt Glemser (your drawing of Mick Jagger was used on the K&S version of ‘Burning At The Hollywood Paladium’), John Wizardo, Andrea Waters, the Rubber Dubber guy or any of the other bootleg producers from that era?

W. Stout: I met a few of the other bootleggers, usually at the Hollywood Record Swap Meet in the Capitol Records parking lot. For the most part they were pretty sleazy and seemed untrustworthy. This intuitive feeling was borne out when the other bootleggers started stealing TMOQ’s recordings and putting them out on their own labels. Meeting them made me glad I was working with “Ken” and Dub. I don’t think I ever met the Rubber Dubber — but I bought his records. I don’t think I ever heard of Kurt.

Q: Did anyone else approach you to do work for them?

W. StoutI think the other bootleggers were too intimidated by “Ken” and Dub to ask me to do covers for them. It was probably perceived of as a “turf” thing.

The copy shown below reached GBP 1220 at auction in March of 2011.

Rolling Stones Burning atHP 2Rolling Stones Burning atHP LP

 

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009: LED ZEPPELIN ‘BLUEBERRY HILL’ – 150 pressed from the EV666-664 plates and either because they felt it looked better with labels or these just happened to be available: With TAKRL and 1970’s GLC labels. The copy shown here sold for $1,325.00 in January of 2014. K&S may have done mostly copy jobs but they certainly increased nicely in value in many cases.

Led Zep BH insertLed Zep BH 2Led Zep BH disc 1

K&S cover rip off LZ

The cover “inspiration” – Humble Pie’s 1970 album.

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010:

150 copies made as well but this classic Who release can be had for much less (under $300) compared to the two preceding titles.

 

WHO TftW 5

 

Found these images in my GLC folder:

Beatles Have You Heard The Word green insert

Already looking at these side by side, it becomes obvious that they were made by the same producers and probably as part of a run of re-issues within a limited time frame.

Jethro Tull My God!

WHO GLC 414

The Who’s Who Are You (aka Mods & Rockers), better known fort the reissue with Ruthless Rhymes labels (some on red & blue PVC), which is even cataloged under GLC 414 and containing 16 tracks from their Philadelphia Spectrum KBFH recording from 4 December 1973:

WHO GLC 414 II

WHO GLC 414 d

Other releases with GLC numbers are (the last two releases previously reviewed on this blog):

GLC 411: Rolling Stones – All Meat Music ?

GLC 412: Neil Young – Young & Old

GLC 413: Elton John – B-B-B-Benny – Live in London

GLC 415: Crosby Stills Nash and Young “we waited 3 years for this”

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If you have any further examples of this label with the same design and in any color (not the block lettering found from 1983 onwards, which is much more common). please let me know.

Deep Purple JMTYL 2

Deep Purple JMTYL detail

Rolling Stones Rock Out Cock Out detail

There were two different cover designs, the “Music From Big Purple” shown above with the two figures in the bottom right corner and one without:

Deep Purple JMTYL

Deep Purple JMTYL Duck Hits MBP 990 A

Both versions can be found with “Duck Hits!”and Ruthless Rhymes labels. I did not find this with the blue 1970’s GLC labels shown previously with the Stones release and the Beatles Beatlemania but the Deep Purple LP can be found with the following matrix: 

GLC-212-A  re  /  GLC-212-B

– called the second pressing, which would support my theory that these releases date from around 1977.

Deep Purple JMTYL RR

This looks like a third cover variation.

Just as in the first example, I have found another one where the track list for side 2 is hidden or censored. Coincidentally, Hot Wacks states that only side 1 is from the California Jam Festival and side two contains pirated material from the official release In Concert.

Deep Purple JMTYL censored

The other vinyl bootleg to compare this with in term’s of sound quality would be PERKS AND TIT on TAKRL (also the one I would go to first, had this not since been officially released, as it has more California Jam material).

Set list taken from the 2003 official release:

Burn    (6:20)
Might Just Take Your Life    (4:50)
Lay Down, Stay Down    (4:46)
Mistreated    (10:24)    
Smoke On The Water    (8:56)
You Fool No One    (19:09)
Space Truckin’    (25:10)

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Yet another link between the Stones and the Deep Purple LP is that they have been listed with PQ numbers. In Hot Wacks rock out – cock out is listed as PQ211.

Just Might Take Your Life carries PQ 2004, which is also printed on the slip sheet.

I have now stumbled over another example, clearly produced by the same folks with a penchant for hallucinogenic cover art and an overall similar lay out:  PQ 401

Grateful Dead Double Dead

Not found with a GLC label but a plain white one:

Grateful Dead Double Dead lbl

which confirms my thesis that the 70s GLC label was used considerably later than 1974.

It is not hard to date DOUBLE DEAD , as it was a ‘Frankenstein’ creation born by combining Felt Forum 1971 and, more importantly for us, SILENT DEAD – TMoQ 73010. As ‘smoking pig’ releases 73008 (Dylan – Best of GWW) and 73018 (James Paul McCartney) have been confirmed as 1974 releases – the Dylan cover uses an image from his early 1974 tour – SILENT DEAD was released in the same year and DOUBLE DEAD subsequently after that.

If you know any further PQ releases, or have any other comments or additions, do let me know.

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A little excursion:

Coming back to that “Deep Purple” and DYLAN & THE BAND 1974 title font – it rang a bell too.

“Information:
A very rare and misunderstood LP from 1974 from the folks that would become TMOQ-2. The confusion lies both with the relative unavailability of the LP, and with misinformation of earlier chronologies. The earlier guides, Cable and Hot Wacks, failed to list it altogether. As it doesn’t have an actual title, it has been referred to by several. “1974” and “Oakland” among them. Great White Answers gives it the title “We Didn’t Really Get It On Until Oackland” from a misspelling of a quote on the back insert.

It also states that the cover is full printed. Most likely it never was. GWA also reports a blank label. While there might have been one or two blank, the labels were actually full printed with a “Great Live Concerts” label. More confusion set in with the publication of Raging Glory. It titles the set “Dylan & The Band 1974”. While it correctly lists the package features of two inserts and blue and yellow labels, it states that the set is a 1985 reissue of the original 1974 release. There was no reissue. The fact is, there were only a few copies manufactured in 1974 (Heylin suggests a 1977 date, although that would negate the theory of the piece being produced during the TMOQ changeover). They have inserts and full printed labels. GWA reported “Rolling Stones” LPs issued in the covers as well, but this is doubtful.

Whatever the reason for the small quantity run, at about the same time period TMOQ was releasing the St. Valentine Day box. This was from the show of 3 days later at Inglewood. Since the two shows were similar, it’s very feasible that this project simply got lost in the hubbub of the other projects, and in the transfer of power between the TMOQ regimes.

8 stars      NMP250

gwa95
Matrix: # 411 A/B/C/D”  

 

Deep Purple JMTYL detail title

Dylan & Band wdrgiouO 2

Deep Purple Murky Waters detail

Jethro Tull Superchd cropped

and:

Stevens C THMDD

Note how inserts with this font hawk the supposedly high fidelity of the recording.

…And there’s more!

Stevens Cat Catnip title

Stevens Cat Catnip 2

Here is a copy/reissue of TAKRL’s # 2927: British Tour 1973 – Untitled

John Elton BBB Benny

It appears that the 2 LP releases all had a front and a back insert like this one.

John Elton BBB Benny 2

Aha!

All of these releases can be found with black number labels as shown – however, they were clearly released much earlier than 1977, probably around 1974.  So for the Deep Purple re-issue, this might just have been “font recycling”.

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The ‘number labels’ & 70’s GLC connection is further cemented by this recent Bob Dylan ‘combo’ discovery that I did not find documented on bobsboots.com:

Dylan JBSB Stealin

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To summarize, the starting point was releases made by Vicki Vinyl on her Dragonfly/Duck Hits! label, including reissues.

This blog post traces similarities in the insert design between the two releases mentioned in the title and the rare Bob Dylan double set shown and the question: When was that Dylan double released? 1974 or 1977?

The font shared with the other bootlegs points to 1974 but the fact that it is only found with the early GLC (or Dragonfly) labels points to 1977. Perhaps there was a reissue of the Dylan title after all?

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font 2013

The font alive and kicking on Robert Plant’s 2014 tour poster, seen in December 2013.

Dylan & Band wdrgiouO

The title given on bobsboots.com is We Didn’t Really Get It On.. (Dylan & The Band 1974)

Dylan & Band wdrgiouO 3

Dylan & Band wdrgiouO b

A (rare) release sporting the same kind of GLC label(s) is this one, missed by Hot Wacks as well. It apparently exists with Dragonfly labels as well:

2LP DYLAN, BOB DYLAN & THE BAND 1974 DRAGONFLY RECORDS 4-11-ABCD Oakland, CA 2/11/74 black [from a list offered on iorr.org in 2010]

bobsboots.com believes that this album was made in 1974: “A very rare and misunderstood LP from 1974 from the folks that would become TMOQ-2. The confusion lies both with the relative unavailability of the LP, and with misinformation of earlier chronologies. The earlier guides, Cable and Hot Wacks, failed to list it altogether. As it doesn’t have an actual title, it has been referred to by several. “1974” and “Oakland” among them. Great White Answers gives it the title “We Didn’t Really Get It On Until Oackland” from a misspelling of a quote on the back insert. It also states that the cover is full printed. Most likely it never was. GWA also reports a blank label. While there might have been one or two blank, the labels were actually full printed with a “Great Live Concerts” label. More confusion set in with the publication of Raging Glory. It titles the set “Dylan & The Band 1974”. While it correctly lists the package features of two inserts and blue and yellow labels, it states that the set is a 1985 reissue of the original 1974 release. There was no reissue. “

While Heylin has placed it in in 1977 and seen in context with the other Vicki Vinyl releases – especially The Stones’ rock out – cock out * – and* the fact that this was also quoted to exist with Dragonfly labels leads me to believe that Heylin got it right and bobsboots is wrong here.

“The fact is, there were only a few copies manufactured in 1974 (Heylin suggests a 1977 date, although that would negate the theory of the piece being produced during the TMOQ changeover). They have inserts and full printed labels. GWA reported “Rolling Stones” LPs issued in the covers as well, but this is doubtful [Definitely with those labels, not sure how the “covers” comment is meant]. […] ”

8 stars      NMP250

gwa95
Matrix: # 411 A/B/C/D

Quality: More than decent, apparently.

http://www.bobsboots.com/boots/bt-w015.html

Source: Complete evening show at The Forum, Inglewood, CA, 11 February, 1974 states bobsboots.com but they played in Oakland that day. Evening show is correct though. The show was recorded and is up on wolfgangsvault:

http://www.concertvault.com/bob-dylan-and-the-band/oakland-coliseum-stadium-february-11-1974-late.html

Wolfgang’s Vault posted the entire show on their site and it remains one of the nicest surprises in their Bob Dylan collection.
The setlist is virtually identical to New York two weeks before.  But the performance is much tighter.

Side 1: Most Likely You Go Your Way / Lay Lady Lay / Just like Tom Thumb’s Blues / Rainy Day Women No. 12 and 35 / It Ain’t Me, Babe / Ballad of a Thin Man / Stage Fright+                               Side two: The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down+ / King Harvest+ / When You Awake +/ Up On Cripple Creek+ / All Along The Watchtower / Ballad of Hollis Brown / Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door
Side three: The Times / Just Like a Woman / Gates of Eden / Don’t Think Twice, It’s Alright / It’s Alright Ma (I’m only bleeding) / Rag Mama Rag+ / This wheel’s on fire+                                             Side four: The Weight+ / Forever Young / Highway 61 / Like A Rolling Stone / Maggie’s Farm / Blowin’ In The Wind

+ = performed by The Band

 

Dylan Band LA Forum 74

The Forum, three days after the recording discussed here.

Rolling Stones Rock Out Cock Out

First version of the large insert with wrong track list:

Rolling Stones Rock Out Cock Out orig. size

Half-sized insert, still with wrong track list:

Rolling Stones Rock Out Cock Out 3

Half-sized and corrected insert:

Rolling Stones Rock Out Cock Out corr

Matrix: GLC 211 A/GLC-211-B  – (birth of the GLC label?)

Side 1: Brown Sugar (3:30) / Happy* (3:07) / Dancing With Mr. D (4:27) / Angie (4:38) / Rip This Joint (2:04) / Jumpin’ Jack Flash (3:24) / Street Fighting Man* (5:16)

Side 2: Midnight Rambler (10:54) / You Can’t Always Get What You Want (12:54)

Source: KBFH broadcast compiled from Brussels 17 October (first show) & * London 9 September 1973

Apart from the track list being wrong there is then another issue (and a general sound one):

“The original version came with printed labels and a large pink insert cover. The song order is incorrect on the cover. The photo used for the cover is from the “Rolling Stones 1973 Tour in Hawaii” concert program. The cover says Live in Europe ’73-’74, so maybe they weren’t too sure about the year. There is a flaw in the opening track as there is a doubling of Brown Sugar. Two sources played at the same time, but one slightly delayed from the another. When one of the two finally stops you are just left with lousy fidelity.” [rollingstonesnet.com]

dbboots dates it “pre-1995”, which covers basically 97% or so of all vinyl bootlegs ever produced. Let me try to narrow it down a bit more to late 1977/early 1978. Corrections welcome, as always.

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Found with Duck, GLC, Ruthless Rhymes and in the 80’s on pink PVC and Raring Records label. Anyone seen it with Dragonfly labels?

Rolling Stones Rock Out Cock Out GLC

Matrix marking faintly visible bottom left.

A 1981 reissue on pink PVC was advertized with this sticker on the shrink wrap:

Rolling Stones roco sticker

Rolling Stones roco stick pink