GLC label (1980s)

Scorpions Tail of the

Scorpions Tail of the b


Japan: Mid to late 1982

Source: Sides 1-4 feature an outstanding audience recording from the Hammersmith Odeon on 23 April 1982 during their Blackout Tour. Sides 5 + 6 play the soundboard recording – or FM broadcast – from their appearance at the 1979 Reading Festival (1979-08-25), where they were a last minute addition to replace headliners Thin Lizzy.

If I am not mistaken, this was the second Scorpions bootleg following GLC’s LIVE IN LONDON (D-544). They were probably smart in satisfying demand for a live album early on in their career with Tokyo Tapes and as a result were late to the (bootleg) party.

One criticism of this XL release is that it duplicates four titles unnecessarily (if they had access to a complete Reading recording). Another vinyl bootleg, LONDON 1982 on Queen Records (SCORQ6), exists but is supposed to be from the next night on 24 April. It is slightly ironic that all the early bootlegged performances by this German band feature recordings made in the UK.


XL 1503 A: Blackout / Don’t Make No Promises / Loving You Sunday Morning                  XL 1503 B: Make It Real / We’ll Burn The Sky (listed as ‘Want You Back Again’) / Instrumental (? – this is most likely ‘Coast To Coast’)
XL 1504 A: Lovedrive / Always Somewhere / Holiday
XL 1504 B: Can’t Live Without You / She’s A Woman (= He’s A Woman – She’s A Man) / Another Piece Of Meat / DynamiteXL 1505 A: Backstage Queen / We’ll Burn The Sky (listed again as ‘Want You Back Again’)   XL 1505 B: Loving You Sunday Morning / Lovedrive / Always Somewhere

HOTWACKS quality rating: “Exs”

Circulating sources for comparison:

Scorpions – Reading Festival, England, 25-08-1979
Source: FM Broadcast

1. Pictured Life
2. Backstage Queen
3. We’ll Burn the Sky
4. Loving You Sunday Morning
5. Lovedrive
6. Always Somewhere
7. He’s a Woman – She’s a Man
8. Another Piece of Meat
9. Top of the Bill
10. Drum Solo
11. Robot Man
12. Steamrock Fever


1982-apr-23-hammersmith Scorp

Hammersmith Odeon, London, England. April 23rd 1982
Sound Quality: A+
Time: 72:46
Notes: Analog master.

1. Blackout (4:56)
2. Don’t Make No Promises (Your Body Can’t Keep) (3:30)
3. Loving You Sunday Morning (5:04)
4. Make It Real (3:50)
5. We’ll Burn The Sky (7:19)
6. Coast To Coast (4:17)
7. Lovedrive (4:44)
8. Always Somewhere (4:13)
9. Holiday (6:19)
10. Can’t Live Without You (4:07)
11. He’s A Woman – She’s A Man (3:22)
12. Another Piece Of Meat (3:27)
13. Dynamite (5:47)
14. The Zoo (6:03)


The other titles mentioned in this post:

Scorpions London 1982


Scorpions Live in London

An incorrect period image was used as the image for the slip sheet, as Mathias Jabs (shown here center) replaced Uli Roth in August of 1978 and it was Roth who can be heard on this album. GLC likely neither knew nor cared.

As it turns out, it is questionable if this concert took place in London at all and Bolton, Lancashire seems to be the correct city (another suggestion I found: ‘Lancastershire’ simply does not exist).

The release date is usually given as 1981, as this is the date stated on the GLC labels. In this case that might even be correct. This title was reissued with Raring Records labels.

From a live torrents site:

Bolton Institute, London, UK
April 30,1977

Source: audience
Quality: Vg++

Part One

01-All Night Long
02-Pictured Life
03-Backstage Queen
04-They Need A Million
05-Polar Nights
06-In Trance
07-Fly To The Rainbow

Part Two

01-Let The Good Times Roll / Rock n Roll Queen
02-Catch Your Train
03-Top Of The Bill (Incl. Drum Solo)
04-Hound Dog / Long Tall Sally
06-Dark Lady
07-Robot Man

Comments: This is a cassette I received in trade from a collector in the U.K.
This show had made it to a boot vinyl LP called LIVE IN LONDON (which I own a copy of),and me thinking I’d never find a bona-fide tape source that made the vinyl, actually did.
The quality sounds low-gen and recorded with decent equipment, very close to the stage. The quirk the recording has is that the speed pitch varies and wavers depending on different parts of the performance. Generally, this dub runs somewhat on the fast side but is quite listenable.


Here is a review:


A one disc reissue of only sides 1 & 2 – that’s why the track list for disc 2 has been blacked out – was done around 1983 on colored PVC. This was a very limited reissue and is very hard to find. I believe this is the first time an image of it has appeared online.



Genesis Lftmotm

Well, this has a ‘deluxe’ blue cover but the original release on Atlantic was reissued with one as well, so I doubt this is the K&S version. If anyone has an image of that, please leave a comment.

Previuously reviewed in its own entry under this link here



Cars El Mocambo 062

Cars El Mocambo 062 b

Side 1  Good Times Roll / Bye Bye Love  / Nightspots / My Best Friend’s Girl / Moving In Stereo    
Side 2  Since I Held You / They Won’t See You  / Don’t Cha Stop  / Just What I Needed  / Candy-O

Complete set list had two more songs:

01 – Good Times Roll
02 – Bye Bye Love
03 – Nightspots
04 – My Best Friends Girl
05 – Moving in Stereo
06 – Since I Held You
07 – Take What You Want
08 – They Won’t See You
09 – Don’t Cha Stop
10 – Just What I Needed
11 – Candy-O
12 – You’re All I ‘Ve Got Tonight

There were several versions of this album, taken from a radio broadcast on 14 September 1978 (shortly before KBFH taped the band and headliner Cheap Trick at the Palladium in NYC, as released on the Audifön label/Vicky Vinyl boots THE CARS 78 and 78 CALIFORNIA MAN)

Cars El Mocambo 2

Mostly found as a stamped white LP:

Cars El Mocambo 3

Interesting text added by an eBay seller in May of 2013: “The Cars doing what they do best on stage at the El Mocambo in Toronto on Sept. 14, 1978. Stereo pro recording. If I recollect, some of these were on multi-colored vinyl, but I don’t know if this is one [ I doubt any of these exist on mcv. ]. This is a sealed, never-opened, brand spanking new copy from the Beggar’s Banquet collection, Anaheim’s long-gone “Underground” record store, boxed away for decades.”



I am aware of the YS 1600 double album with a deluxe b&w and later re-issued with a green & white cover (mostly found with yellow & tan but also with Slipped Disc labels):


Yes In The Round


and then sides 1&2 only on the 80’s style GLC label and limited to 100 orange copies as part of the LXXXIV series (# 57)


Yes ITR # 57Yes ITR disc

but I have never seen a K&S version of this. If you have, please leave a comment.


Numbers 064 to 069 do not seem to have been assigned.


070: 7 LP Elvis box set that fell victim to the February 1980 raid. No further information available.


071: The Sex Pistols vinyl bootlegs page does not list a K&S version for this release:



Rolling Stones The Trident Mixes

Rolling Stones The Trident Mixes b

A beautifully done double album with a full color cover. I would put the release date at late 1979, as it was mentioned in Innersleeve # 20, January 1980 (see below). The first issue was on black PVC.

Rolling Stones TM January 1980

Matrix: MCG/K&S 072

LP 1, side 1:
1. Jiving Sister Fanny    [03:24]
2. I’m Going Down    [03:02]
3. I Don’t Know Why    [02:08]
4. Give Me A Hamburger To Go (aka Stuck Out Alone)    [03:20]
5. Downtown Suzie    [03:49]
6. Blood Red Wine    [05:19]

Side 2:
7. Travelling Man    [06:03]
8. Family    [03:44]
9. Still A Fool    [09:59]
LP 2, side 1:
10. Family    [04:15]
11. Leather Jacket    [03:31]
12 Dancing In The Light    [02:50]
13. Potted Shrimps    [04:12]
14. So Divine (Aladdin Story)    [05:29]

Side 2:
15. And I Was A Country Boy    [04:26]
16. Who Am I?    [03:52]
17. Trident Jam    [03:43] 


“Jiving Sister Fanny” was recorded on July 2nd, 1969 at Olympic Studio, the day before Brian Jones died.  Two versions with different lyrics were recorded that day.  This is the rarer of the two, having appeared on some pressings of Metamorphosis while the second take appears on most pressings of the album and on the London Years.  

“I’m Going Down” was initially worked on between April 17th to July 1969 at Olympic Studio and later right before the US tour from October and November, 1969 in Los Angeles.  This take, which was also used for Metamorphosis in 1975, dates from July 14th and July 15th, 1970 at Olympic.  This track differs from the commercial version by having a false start.  This track features Bobby Keys on sax, Rocky Dijon on percussion, Stephen Stills on guitar, and Bill Plummer on upright bass.  

“Hamburger To Go” (aka “Give Me A Hamburger To Go” and “Stuck Out Alone”) dates from sessions at Olympic from March and April, 1968 and remains unreleased.  ”Downtown Susie” is a Bill Wyman tune recorded on April 23rd, 1969 at Olympic Studio and is the same as the version on Metamorphosis except is shorter at the fade by five seconds.  

“Blood Red Wine”  was recorded May, 1968 at Olympic Studio.  Jagger sings the vocals, Nicky Hopkins plays piano, and no other information is available.  It has never been released which is a shame because it is the most intriguing song in this collection.  “Travelin’ Man” is another unreleased song recorded at Olympic in October, 1970.

The first version of “Family” dates from May, 1968 in Olympic and it the arrangement with the electric guitar.  The acoustic guitar arrangement which would appear on Metamorphosis would be recorded the following month.  “Still A Fool” was recorded at the same sessions and is a ten minute jam on the Muddy Waters tune.  Jagger tries his best to sing like the blues singer too.

Six out of the last seven tracks are instrumentals.  “Leather Jacket,” recorded on June 22nd, 1970 at Olympic Studio in London, is a lighthearted and infectious pop instrumental whose sunniness is outside the pale of the Stones.  “Dancing In the Light,” dating from the spring of 1970, is another upbeat instrumental but with some recognizable Stones raunch.  “Potted Shrimp” and “Aladdin Story” come from the same time period as “Leather Jacket” but recorded at Stargroves.  “And I Was A  Country Boy” comes from the Feb.18-Mar.31 1969 sessions.

“Who Am I?” (aka “See I Love You”) is a true mystery.  It is listed on this release as being from Olympic Studio in March to May 1970.  Others sources say late 1969 and even others from Jamaica 1972 and still others claim it comes from 1963 because of its simplicity.  The best sources say it was recorded on July 14th – 15th, 1970.

The final Trident jam is another mystery.  There is no name associated with it and was never used by the band.  […] Although there are no hidden gems on this (there is a reason why many of them still reside in the vaults) but this is an interesting collection. ” []


A few years later copied in Europe on colored wax (5 different colors – green, blue, red, yellow, mcv), easily identifiable by the shorter matrix number K&S 072

Rolling Stones The Trident Mixes disc



Ferry B ANO

Ferry B ANO b

Ferry B ANO lbl

Source: 23 June 1977 (early show) – Bottom Line, New York – KBF radio broadcast. The full recording of the early and late show is on wolfgangsvault:

Side One
1 Let’s Stick Together
2 Shame, Shame, Shame
3 Road Runner
4 All Night Operator
5 Party Doll
6 You Go To My Head
7 In Your Mind

Side Two
1 Love Me Madly Again
2 Love Is The Drug
3 Tokyo Joe
4 This Is Tomorrow
5 The ‘In’ Crowd


Bryan Ferry vocals
Chris Spedding guitar
John Wetton bass
Phil Manzanera guitar
Paul Thompson drums

Chris Mercer tenor sax
Martin Drover trumpet
Mel Collins soprano sax
Ann Odell keyboards



Led Zeppelin 074

And the final words on the insert of the last ever K&S release are: “…in closing” – how fitting.

Side 1: Operator* / I Can’t Quit You Baby** / I Gotta Move** / Dazed & Confused**
Side 2: How Many More Times** / Travelling Riverside Blues*** / Communication Breakdown*** / Whole Lotta Love***
Recording: (*)Excellent mono soundboard; (**) (***)Excellent mono professional pre-FM soundboard radio recording.

Sources: (*)Alexis Korner and Steve Miller with Robert Plant ’68; (**)Stockholm Konserthuset, 14 March  ’69; (***)Maida Vale Studio 4 (BBC – Top Gear with John Peel), London, 24 June ’69

This master was given a second lease on life when it appeared as disc 2 of the double album release SPARE PARTS on Ken’s Phoenix Records:

Led Zep Spare Parts lbl 3

Led Zep Spare Parts lbl 4

And surprisingly as side 2 of the very rare Japanese acetate BLOW ONE’S COOL (GRASSHOPPER GH-104 A-B) (impossible to find an image of this), to pad out the partial audience recording from the infamous Milan 1971 riot show.

Dylan Life Sentence 2Dylan Life Sentence b

The Bob Dylan World Tour 1978’s first leg consisted of seven shows on seven consecutive nights at the Los Angeles Universal Amphitheater.

This double album presents 3 sides from the second show on 2 June and the last side from the end of the last night on 7 June. From “The labels are either Ruthless Rhymes, “Horweite Stereo” or blank.  The quality is good … the performance excellent.”

Two more labels to add:

Dylan Life Sentence VerzylDylan Life Sentence POD

Dylan Life Sentence pig

Audiofön – RZ 004

A1     Love Her With A Feeling     2:31     
A2     Stop Crying     5:05     
A3     Mr. Tambourine Man     4:53     
A4     Shelter From The Storm     4:41     
A5     Love Minus Zero (No Limit)     3:29     
B1     Tangled Up In Blue     7:06     
B2     Ballad Of A Thin Man     4:22     
B3     Maggie’s Farm     4:33     
B4     Like A Rolling Stone     6:00     
C1     I Shall Be Released     3:51     
C2     Another Cup Of Coffee     3:09     
C3     Blowin In The Wind     4:27     
C4     I Want You     2:36     
C5     Senor (Tales Of Yankee Power)     5:12     
C6     Just Like A Woman     5:07    

D1     Simple Twist Of Fate     4:35     
D2     Oh Sister     3:28     
D3     All Along The Watchtower     3:42     
D4     All I Really Want To Do     2:58     
D5     Forever Young     5:10    

Set list:

June 2 ’78:

A Hard Rain’s A-Gonna Fall (instrumental) / Love Her With A Feeling / Baby Stop Crying / Mr. Tambourine Man / Shelter From The Storm / Love Minus Zero – No Limit / Tangled Up In Blue / Ballad Of A Thin Man / Maggie’s Farm / I Don’t Believe You / Like A Rolling Stone / I Shall Be Released / Going, Going, Gone / Rainy Day Women # 12 & 35 (instrumental) / One Of Us Must Know (Sooner Or Later) / You’re A Big Girl Now / One More Cup Of Coffee (Valley Below) / Blowin’ In The Wind / I Want You / Señor (Tales Of Yankee Power) / Masters Of War / Just Like A Woman /

June 7 ’78:

Don’t Think Twice, It’s All Right / Simple Twist Of Fate / Oh, Sister (Bob Dylan–Jacques Levy/Bob Dylan) / All Along The Watchtower / All I Really Want To Do / It’s Alright, Ma (I’m Only Bleeding) / Forever Young / The Times They Are A-Changin’

Bob Dylan (vocal & guitar), Billy Cross (lead guitar), Alan Pasqua (keyboards), Steven Soles (rhythm guitar, backup vocals), David Mansfield (violin & mandolin), Steve Douglas (horns), Jerry Scheff (bass), Bobbye Hall (percussion), Ian Wallace (drums), Helena Springs, Jo Ann Harris, Carolyn Dennis (background vocals).

Bob Chat:

June 2 ’78:

“Thank you. Thank you very much. This is a song off our new Columbia Records album, Street-Legal. Soon to be released.” (before Baby, Stop Crying)

“Thank you. This song’s the story of my life.” (before Tangled Up In Blue)

“Thank you all right. All right thank you. Thank you very much. This is a song I recorded with The Band while we were hanging around up in Woodstock.” (before I Shall Be Released)

“Thank you. We’ll play another song and take a break now, eat something. This is another song that I recorded with The Band a few years back.” (before Going, Going, Gone)

“Thank you. This is another song from the forthcoming album, ha ha, Street-Legal. Remember that! This one’s called Tales Of Yankee Power.”

June 7 ’78:

“Thank you. Well, like Jerry Garcia would say. We’re gonna beat it on down the line. Well, we hope you had a good time. We think these songs do mean some thing to you. So, have a real safe trip home. We’re gonna be out of the country for awhile, though we’ll be back from far distant lands, so I hope we see each other again sometime.” (before Forever Young).

Dylan LA 06 78Image by Barry Goldstein


Re-pressed in 1982 from the same plates and under a new title with the large font GLC labels:

Dylan Tales of YankPow

Zappa Wax Flags pbZappa Wax Flags bFold over insert, reminiscing of the Dragonfly/Duck releases, perhaps one of the last bootlegs to feature this style of insert produced in early 1978. I did not find a good enough image of this on Ruthless Rhymes but you can take my word for it. Credited to a Danish Fan Club on the spine, which was of course meant to throw the FBI off.

Zappa Wax Flags blankAlso with red & orange blank labels.

Zappa Wax Flags Raring 2Later reissue with Raring labels

Zappa Wax Flags yel100 numbered copies only on yellow PVC reissued as part of the LXXXIV series, # 59

Zappa Wax Flags Raring 3With an alternate cover around 1984

Zappa Wax Flags RE


Zappa Wax Flags RE 2Yet another version – can you tell that this sold well?

Zappa Wax Flags RE 2 b


One more super rare reissue – supposedly as few as 75 copies were made:

Zappa Martian Love SecretsZappa Martian Love Secrets bZappa Martian Love Secrets detail(“Martian Love Secrets” was the working title of the Sheik Yerbouti album).

Issued with blank blue and red labels. Below, side C matrix:

Zappa Martian Love Secrets matrix

Pauley Pavillion, University of Californa, Los Angeles, 31-Dec-1977

Length: ~90 min
Sound quality: Audience B+
Label: Ruthless Rhymes FZ500 / Raring Records Rarities

Musicians: Frank Zappa, Adrian Belew, Patrick O’Hearn, Tommy Mars, Peter Wolf, Ed Mann, Terry Bozio and Roy Estrada

1. Instrumental [mislisted as “Envelopes”]
2. Is This Guy Kidding or What? / I Have Been in You
3. Flakes [the last part only, listed as “Tom Snyder vs the Red Spiders from NBC]
4. Flakes [the last part continues] / Broken Hearts Are for Assholes
5. Wild Love (part 1) [listed as “Stinky Finger”]
6. Wild Love (part 2) [listed as “Fancy Stinky Part 1”]

7. Wild Love (part 3) [listed as “Fancy Stinky Part 2”]
8. Punky’s Whips

9. “Stink-Foot” Solo
10. The Black Page #2
11. Jones Crusher [listed as “Deadly Jaws”]
12. Disco Boy
13. Dinah-Moe Humm
14. Bobby Brown

15. Conehead [different, instrumental version]
16. Camarillo Brillo
17. Muffin Man
18. San Ber’dino
19. Black Napkins
20. Auld Lang Syne


“This show was around 3 hours long, so this is edited down. The sound is not too good, audience-recorded in a boomy hall, with some instruments not always audible, but the performance is good. The track list on the cover is not at all correct (the above is much better).

Track 1 is listed as “Envelopes” but is really a jam, probably a solo section from “A Pound for a Brown on the Bus”.
Track 2 is “I Have Been in You” with an intro like the one on Stage #6, “Is This Guy Kidding or What”.
Track 3 is just the end part, with Adrian Belew’s e-bow solo.
Track 4 has 30 more seconds of “Flakes”.
“Wild Love”, including improvisations, is split up over three tracks, listed as “Stinky Finger” and “Fancy Stinky Parts 1-2”. At 01:21 in track 6, a wild solo section ensues, with Tommy Mars and Peter Wolf doing keyboard improvisations. Then the first 01:57 of track 7 is Adrian Belew on guitar, 01:58-08:23 a “Yo’ Mama” type Zappa solo, and the remaining 08:24-09:09 the last part of “Wild Love”.
Track 15 is a different, instrumental “Conehead” (and may belong last on vinyl side 3 instead).

A variant cover of Wax Flags has been reported. It has a live picture of Zappa with a microphone, a picture of Zappa holding a picture of himself playing guitar while “shooting the finger”. The vinyl is multi-coloured, and the label of one disc has a drawing of a gargoyle with two heads in front of a tombstone with “Verzyl” inscribed on it, while the other label has what “appears to be a Chinese-style drawing of a warrior with a spear and a sword attacking a serpent in front of a pyramid”. (This cover and these labels don’t list any tracks at all.)” [I guess, I’m missing that variation] \


Notes from a needle drop/remastering project:   
” …this show was horribly panned to the left, … The show, recording or equipment in use then, was over driven and clipped, so the high end is rough, real rough.  It is listenable, the FZ solos are awesome, Tommy Mars is good. The show or the taper or someone lost it as it goes on, so it degrades towards the end. “

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.

ACR 16

Cheap Trick 78 CM

Also available with blank white labels but mostly found with a white and a yellow label with side markings. A large number must have been pressed as the bootleg is very easy to find up to this day, even sealed copies.

Cheap Trick CM

Cheap Trick 78 CM b

Sides 1 – 3: WBCN broadcast of an edited performance from the Paradise in Boston on 10 June 1978; side 4: KBFH broadcast of an excerpt from the Palladium in New York on 22 September 1978 – mislabeled as coming from the Bottom Line in NY

Side 1:  Hello There – Come On, Come On (4:00)  / Stiff Competition  (4:21) / On Top Of The World (5:50)  / Guitar Solo  (2:29)  / Big Eyes  (3:04) / High Roller  (4:54)                                                         Side 2:    Clock Strikes Ten  (4:48) / Need Your Love  (8:13) /  Southern Girls  (3:49)                       Side 3:    Surrender  (5:59)  /  California Man  (4:02)  /  Goodnight Now  – Bun E. Carlos drum solo (3:23) / Auf Wiedersehen  (4:45) 

Quality: Muddy sounding FM broadcast, perhaps 3rd generation or higher, perhaps not well recorded in the first place. The only alternative source I have ever found was torrented on dime in August of 2007.

Side 4:  Hello There (1:44) / Southern Girls  (3:33)  / Need Your Love  (10:13)  / California Man  (4:13)  / Goodnight Now  (2:12)    

Quality: Excellent stereo recording, mix favors drums and Robin Zander’s rhythm guitar and is somewhat heavy on the treble and bass deficient. Nice overall room ambiance and audience mix Overall, I like this almost better than the Budokan mix. Love the drum sound and certain details like the ‘pick hitting strings sound’ at the start of “California Man”. For decades I had hopes that we would get a complete recording but it seems that will never happen as the master was not kept after the edit was assembled.

CT Paradise Boston '78 released the tape source with two additional songs (“Big Eyes” & “Clock Strikes Ten”) but labeled it at first as being from 1977. The following shows how the correct date and venue was found:

  • simonc | Sunday, November 01, 2009 | 6:47 am

must be just about the only ct concert edit that doesn’t have either surrender or iwytwm. still great though.

  • spinalcrackerbox | Sunday, November 01, 2009 | 11:00 am

simonc, this is because these are only excerpts and not the whole show. This first appeared on side 4 of the vinyl boot ‘California Man ’78’ and I loved it back then and wished we’d get the whole show one day. 30 years later, we got 2 more songs :-). At this rate I have to live a really long life, lol. Funnily, this is the only band on this website where we are always promised a new recording – this is the second time now, and we are always given the one we’ve already had. At least it’s a great one. The Bottom Line had 400 seats. For those who doubt this was recorded there, all shows that were recorded there have a similar ambiance. Check them out. Compare this, for example, to the two Peter Gabriel shows recorded a few months later on October 4th and you will agree that this is indeed the same venue.

  • spinalcrackerbox | Sunday, November 01, 2009 | 1:38 pm

And since I’m feeling like a detail freak tonight, I found the setlist for the NY, Palladium, 11/12/77 show – in case the Vault finds it after all: 1. HELLO THERE 2.COME ON, COME ON 3. ELO KIDDIES 4. SPEAK NOW OR FOREVER HOLD YOUR PEACE 5. BIG EYES 6. SOUTHERN GIRLS 7. DOWNED 8. MRS. HENRY 9. GOONIGHT NOW 10. CLOCK STRIKES TEN

  • spinalcrackerbox | Tuesday, November 03, 2009 | 11:46 am

Dear Wolfgangsvault, the correct venue is: The Bottom Line, New York & the correct date is still June 12, 1978

  • Dopeburger | Wednesday, November 04, 2009 | 11:26 am

Hey spinalcrackerbox, thanks for the input. We originally listed this show under the date/venue you suggest but, based on the audio, we decided this show could not have been recorded at the Bottom Line…the crowd noise, announcer, and Zander’s mic all indicate otherwise. Also, I believe we found out why this set was often mislabeled as the BL — it was broadcast with a BL Rockpile show and was so mistakenly assumed to have also been recorded there. Because they thank NYC, we narrowed it down to the Palladium in 77 or 78 and, thanks to recent help pinpointing this set as taking place in ’78, we’ve updated the date from ’77. It’s been a long, strange trip, but we’re pretty confident we’ve gotten to the bottom of this. thanks, pete

  • spinalcrackerbox | Sunday, November 22, 2009 | 2:59 am

Hi Pete, thanks for the message. I had always assumed that the original venue and date was correct and really hear a similar room feel compared to other BL recordings but I stand corrected. Have you ever found the rest of this show as obviously we have only selection of the full set here with many songs missing in between?
This is perhaps my favourite ever live recording, despite a lack of bass.

  • spinalcrackerbox | Sunday, November 22, 2009 | 4:05 am

Just to round out things, here’s the setlist for their Passaic, NJ show recorded in early December of ’78 (mostly listed as the 8th, also as the 5th – we only know for sure that CT played Calderone Hall in Hempstead, NY on the 9th as there is a ticket stub for this): 01 Hello There
02. Come On Come On
03. Stiff Competition
04. On Top Of The World
05. Guitar Solo
06. Big Eyes
07. Ain’t That A Shame
08. Southern Girls
09. Need Your Love
10. I Want You To Want Me
11. California Man
12. Surrender
13. Goodnight Now
14. Heaven Tonight.
15. Auf Wiedersehen
16. Clock Strikes Ten

  • Anonymous | Monday, November 23, 2009 | 11:01 am


Is it possible CT only played seven songs that night since thye were opening for The Cars? The Cars have a full show from the Palladium that same night. Seven songs still seems like a paltry set, but I just thought I’d throw that out there.

  • spinalcrackerbox | Sunday, December 13, 2009 | 5:51 am

Regarding CT only playing 7 songs and The Cars actually headlining: a.) I hear cuts between some songs: between 1. and 2. and 2. into 3. at least. b.) the ticket stub says:
Cheap Trick with The Cars – The Palladium (New York, NY) – September 22, 1978
So either it was a double bill or The Cars opened for CT but not the other way around.

  • spinalcrackerbox | Sunday, December 13, 2009 | 7:05 am

One more point to support my claim that this is not the complete show. CT’s setlist didn’t change much and in those early years “Come On, Come On” ALWAYS followed “Hello There”. They were more like a medley than two separate songs.

Footage from the after show party at the Palladium.


78 California Man was produced at the same time in 1979 as the Springsteen title Bruce Springsteen ’78 ACR 61. Copies of the CT title went out that contained one disc from the Springsteen set. I know, as I was one of the unlucky recipients of just such a set, ordered via the Pied Piper Catalog from Chapel Hill, NC. They did recall and exchange the sets though. Their next catalog talked about how they had left the running of the business to someone else, who hadn’t done such a good job, but now the real Pied Piper was back. Hmm, were they assembling albums as well? …  Funny that I still remember that but have forgotten infinitely more important details of my past life.


ACR 25

Bowie Live in Stockholm

DAVID BOWIE not in Stockholm and not in 1979: Gothenburg, Sweden 4 June, 1978

Unfortunately incomplete but with excellent audio quality, another great Bowie bootleg from Vickie Vinyl. “Warszawa” mislabeled as “Secret Life of Arabia” and “Sense of Doubt” present but not listed and neither listed nor present are the encores of the last three songs.

Complete concert set:

01. Warszawa
02. Heroes
03. What In The World
04. Be My Wife
05. The Jean Genie
06. Blackout
07. Sense Of Doubt
08. Speed Of Life
09. Breaking Glass
10. Fame
11. Beauty And The Beast
12. Five Years
13. Soul Love
14. Star
15. Hang On To Yourself
16. Ziggy Stardust
17. Suffragette City
18. Art Decade
19. Alabama Song
20. Station To Station
21. Stay
22. TVC 15
23. Rebel Rebel


Bowie Stockholm 79 b

Overstock copies of disc 1 supposedly exist with an insert called Live In Gothenburg but I did not find another image for this other than the small thumb nail on Bassmann’s Bowie bootlegs page.

In 1983, the 1980’s GLC label reissued this title with a corrected date:

Bowie Stockholm 78


ACR 52

Cars 78Cars 78 b

I do believe that the same venue mis-identification issue applies here that we saw on 78 CALIFORNIA MAN : The Bottom line tracks are actually from the New York Palladium, 22 September 1978 (this recording is also available at wolfgangsvault and with even more tracks than the CT recording (12)). The bad news is that the sound is not good on either side of this album. The worst part of 1970’s bootlegging was the general lack of care applied to the mastering part, to release mediocre and azimuth misaligned material when that was not really necessary.

Side 1 (NY Palladium):

The Good Times Roll / My Best Friends Girl  / Since I Held You  / Just What I Needed  / You’re All I’ve Got Tonight   

Compare here:

If you were interested in this show, you had made a much better choice picking up 59 STUDE’ (THE BACKSEAT ) on Excitable Recordworks, which had more songs and sounded much better too.

Side 2: (Boston Paradise Theater, 01 July 1978 – Suicide & The Cars, broadcast on WBCN):

Bye Bye Love  / The Nights Fast  / I’m In Touch with Your World  / Moving In Stereo  / All Mixed Up

Original set list:

01 intro 2:00
02 Let the Good Times Roll 3:48
03 Bye Bye Love 4:30
04 Night Spots 4:27 (announced as a “new one”)
05 My Best Friend’s Girl 4:00
06 Moving In Stereo 5:04
07 In Touch With Your World 4:00
08 Take What You Want 4:32
09 They Won’t See You [?] 4:26
10 You’re All I’ve Got Tonight 4:16
11 Just What I Needed 3:46
encore break 1:14
12 Doncha Stop 3:26
13 encore break 0:49
14 Hotel Queenie 3:16

total time: 53:42

This bootleg has it’s own in depth review page here:


ACR 61

Springsteen 78 xSpringsteen 78 b

Live broadcast from the Capitol Theater in Passaic, NJ – 19 September 1978. Misidentified city on the back cover – was this done intentionally to create an apparently different product from the Piece De Resistance box?

This is a new master, not just two of the Piece De Resistance discs sold in a new sleeve. I wonder which of the two came out first? Unfortunately there are no dates given on the site.

Side 1: Badlands / Streets Of Fire / Independence Day / Promised Land
Side 2: Racing In The Streets / Thunder Road / Meeting Across The River / Because The Night
Side 3: Kitty’s Back / Not Fade Away – She’s The One
Side 4: Backstreets / Rosalita

Springsteen 78 lbls

More individualized Ruthless Rhymes labels but who is Bruce “Sprinsteen”?


Two different pressings may be spotted looking at the matrix on the records:
Some have ACR 16 CHEAP-A // ACR 16-B // ARC 61-C Bruce // ACR 61-D
Others have ACR 61-A // ACR 61-B BRUCE // ARC 61-C BRUCE // ACR 61-D

Springsteen 78

Side 1:
1) Here Comes The Flood (piano version) (2:08)
2) On The Air (4:06)
3) Moribund The Burgermeister (4:44)
4) Waiting For The Big One (7:31)
5) A Song Without Words (early “Indigo”) (4:17)

Side 2:
6) Excuse Me (3:48)
7) Solsbury Hill (4:48)
8) Ain’t That Peculiar (5:14)
9) Humdrum (4:16)
10) Slowburn (6:59)
11) All Day And All Of The Night (4:33)

Source: KMET FM broacast of the early show from The Roxy in Los Angeles on April 10, 1977

A new master was created that added more tracks but also dropped a couple and released on Ken’s IMP label around 1979 as “Submerge” in combination with the Bottom Line 1978 KBFH recording. 



Around 1983, a limited run of 100 numbered copies on colored vinyl run was made.These can be found with  the LXXXIV stamp on the back. Copies on black PVC with the GLC labels exist as well.

Gabriel P Submerge CVGabriel P Submerge CV dLXXXIV stamp

The complete set list was:

01  Here Comes The Flood/On The Air 6:19
02  Moribund The Burgermeister 4:36
03  Waiting For The Big One     05:56
04  A Song Without Words     03:33
05  Excuse Me     03:41
06  Solsbury Hill     05:04
07  Ain’t That Peculiar    05:03                                                                                                                           08  Humdrum     05:32
09  Slowburn    05:35
10  All Day And All Night    04:33
11  Here Comes The Flood    06:10
12  Modern Love    06:21
13  Down The Dolce Vita    08:45
14  Back In N.Y.C.    05:37

Vicky Vinyl’s Big Thumb Records version of the full show (if “On The Air” is included in the first track):

Release date: 1975

TAKRL says: “When the Doctor heard CBM`s four record set called ‘Sweet Apple Trax’, he timed and listened and figured out that this amazing material could easily fit on a mere two discs in a logical, enjoyable sequence. He set out with razor blade and tape and this collection resulted. First edition front and back covers.”

[ Or in other words, “hey there is a release waiting for an easy rip off”. However, the good doctor was right regarding the length of the CBM discs. These stayed well under the limits for vinyl pressings. ]

Here is the track listing for the original CBM release “Sweet Apple Trax Volume 2:”

Side 1

No Tracklisting DDSI No. Comments Time
1 Let It Be (First Practice) 9.109 A stop and go rehearsal with chord calls (Roll 106) 8:05
2 Be Bop A Lu-la 9.54  Brief version + “Baby Blue” 0:31
3 Silver Spoon 9.55
She Came In Through The Bathroom Window rehearsals
Some fun pieces where the boys are obviously enjoying themselves.
4 Tuesday Speaking
5 High Heel Sneakers 10.24  A lively performance. 1:56

Side 2

No Tracklisting DDSI No. Comments Time
1 I’ll Be Mine 8.94
8.94 – 8.98 are “I Me Mine” rehearsals and 9.44 – 9.45 are “I’ve Got A Feeling” 1:15
2 One After 909 9.46 “Yes I am” version (Roll 94a) (from the film) 0:57
3 Norwegian Wood 9.50 Instrumental while everyone is talking (Roll 94a) 0:46
4 Bathroom Window 9.51
She Came In Through The Bathroom Window “once more” 2:08

Side 3

No Tracklisting G.B.No. Comments Time
1 A Long Road 9.68 Actually “La Penina” 1:03
2 Shakin’ In The Sixties 9.84 Roll 98a Slate 187a 0:37
3 Move It 9.85 Roll 98a Slate 187a 0:55
4 Good Rockin’ Tonight 9.86 Roll 98a Slate 187a 0:50
5 Across The Universe 9.88 Slate 181 3:29
   6 Two Of Us 9.34 “Fast version” with backing vocals  2:49

Side 4

No Tracklisting DDSI No. Comments Time
1 Momma you’ve been on my mind  9.106
Roll 101, Actually “Ramblin’ Woman”
“I Threw It All Away”
“Mama, You Been On My Mind”
All George, doing a terrific solo acoustic medley.
2 Domino 8.98
Slate 150a.
Tracks 2 & 3 are all “I Me Mine” rehearsals,
that flow into each other.
3 I Me Mine


“In [December] 1974 the first completely unreleased Twickenham outtakes surfaced on the legendary “Sweet Apple Trax” LPs. These were originally released as two two-LP sets by CBM using the Instant Analysis label (matrix numbers 4182-REV-2000 and 4181-STD-2002). This phenomenal series was among the most enjoyable vinyl bootlegs of its era, and many of us listened to it for hours on end, leading to a lifelong addiction to this stuff.  By the way, these LP’s were originally announced under the title “The Apple Treasure Chest Masters, Vol. 1 & 2”.  When they finally appeared, they had “deluxe” printed sepia-toned jackets.  A late ’70’s repress from the original plates came with blank white labels and black and white covers which were copies of the originals.

Beatles Sweet Apple Trax tan detail

Beatles Sweet Apple Trax tan lg

Beatles Sweet Apple Trax tan lg b

Beatles Sweet Apple Trax tan lg d

Beatles Sweet Apple Trax dif cov

Beatles Sweet Apple Trax 2

Beatles Sweet Apple Trax 1 KiKo

Beatles Sweet Apple Trax 2 KiKo

These 1975/6 King Kong reissues have the matrix numbers 4182 REV2000 (Volume 1) and 4181 BLD2002 (Volume 2).


Wizardo Records released their own double set on colored wax around late 1975 as well (# 343). These must have been a limited pressing as little evidence of these sets can be found around the internet, especially of a colored set (an image of one on black wax with ‘Old Glory’ labels does exist):

Beatles Sweet Apple Trax

“The “Sweet Apple Trax” LPs were copied almost immediately by Kornyphone, which combined the material onto a single double set called “Hahst Az Sun” (TAKRL-2950).  This prompted CBM to remaster their own release as a double album in order to compete.  It was distributed under the title “Hot As Sun” (matrix number 4216 REV 2000 / 4217 BLD 2002) on the Instant Analysis label. ”


Beatles Hot As Sun

Beatles hot as sun dragon

“In 1980, single LP repressings of “Hot As Sun” were distributed as “Sweet Apple Tracks Crate 1” and “Sweet Apple Tracks Crate 2”.  It might be noted that the Kornyphone issue “Hahst Az Sun” rearranged the songs and omitted a few seconds here and there.  This set was copied many times and reissued on a variety of single LP bootlegs, and with a full color cover as “Sweet Apple Trax” on the Newsound Records label (matrix NR 909-1).  The Newsound plates were also used for picture discs which came out under the titles “Sweet Apple Trax Vol. 1” and “Sweet Apple Trax Vol. 2”.  The original source tapes were remastered by Audifon records for the first 2 records of the 3 LP set “The Beatles” (commonly known as “The Black Album” released in May, 1981).  These plates were subsequently used for the first three albums of the original “Get Back Journals” vinyl boxed set.  More recently, an hour of the original tapes were released on CD in “Songs From The Past Vol. 3”.  All of the material was included on the first “Get Back Journals” CD set.”

Track List for “Hahst Az Sön”:

1. Two Of Us     2:03

2. Don’t Let Me Down     3:35 (9.30)*

3. Suzy Parker    / I’ve Got A Feeling 1:47 (9.31 – 9.35) – Listed as “When You Get to Suzy Parker Everybody Gets Well Done”.
4. No Pakistanis 3:50 (9.57)

5. Get Back    2:03 (9.58)

6. Don’t Let Me Down    3:21 – The song is not listed on the cover.

8. (Medley)    24:10

Be-Bop-A-Lula (Vincent/Davis) / Baby Blue (Vincent/Jones) (09.044a)
She Came In Through The Bathroom Window    (09.45)     
High Heel Sneakers    (Higginbottom)    
I Me Mine        
I’ve Got A Feeling (09.35)    
The One After 909 (09.39)    
Norwegian Wood (This Bird Has Flown) (09.40)    
She Came In Through The Bathroom Window    (Lennon/McCartney) (09.41)

9. Let It Be – Titled as “Let It Be (By The Numbers)”

10. Shakin’ In The Sixties (09.71)

11. Good Rockin’ Tonight  (09.73)

12. Across The Universe    (09.70)

13. Two Of Us    

14. Mama, You’ve Been On My Mind (Dylan) (09.87) – Titled “Momma, You’ve Just On My Mind”

15. Tennessee    (Perkins) (09.74)

16. The House Of The Rising Sun    (Traditional) (09.76)

17. Commonwealth Song (09.77) – Titled as “Back To Commonwealth”

18. (Medley)        
White Power (Get Off) (09.79) – Listed as “White Power”    
White Power (Get Off) (09.81) – Listed as “Promenade”

19. Honey Hush    (Turner) (09.82) – Listed as “Hi ho Silver”

20. For You Blue (09.083)

21. Let It Be (09.88)

*the numbers in parentheses refer to the numbering system in Sulpy & Schweighardt’s book “Get Back”


In 1976, sides 1 & 2 also appeared as this title on Ken’s Aftermath reissues side label:

Beatles Caught Offguard

Followed by sides 3 & 4 naturally:

Beatles Manual Ecxitations

Sides 3 & 4 saw yet another reincarnation when it kicked off this Beatles reissue series on sister label The Kornyphone Label For The Working Man in the same year:

Beatles VBotBRarest 1

Contraband was not yet done with this material as they gave it another go ca. 1975/6:

Beatles Hi Ho Silver

Beatles Hi Ho Silver detail


TAKRL e-issue ca. 1978 with a printed b&w cover [repeated matrix #s “2950-A/B/C/D” scratched out]:

Beatles Hahst A S b&w

Beatles Hahst A S b&w b

And another with a color cover on Ken’s Phoenix label, ca. 1980:

Beatles Hahst Az Sön

Beatles Hahst A S b

On Ken’s GLC label, at least some of this material was then re-packaged as a 3x 2LP set called Apple Trax: Volume 1, 2, 3

Beatles Apple Trax Vol 1

Volume 1 is supposed to contain the following tracks: Old Hillbilly way, House of the rising sun, Get off white power, Yackety Yack, For you blue, Let it be, Get back, Don’t let me down, On our way home, Suzy Parker, No Pakistanis, Let it be, Silver spoon, High heeled sneakers, I me mine, One after 909, A long road, Shakin’ in the 60’s, Across the Universe, On our way home, Momma, you’ve been on my mind, da de da