Jefferson Airplane / Starship

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






Volume 07:


Interesting recommendation on the cover regarding the pitch change.

Hendrix Good Vibes

Hendrix Good Vibes yel

Also available in clear blue and without labels, as well as on black PVC. This title seems to be the easiest one to find of all the Mushroom releases.

MATRIX: 1850 A/B

Hendrix Good Vibes IM

Hendrix Good Vibes disc red mcv

Hendrix Good Vibes red

Hendrix Good Vibes POD


Hendrix Good Vibes mcv

This is the original TMoQ insert – did they ever produce this type of mcv record for this title? It also reminded me of the following find – definitely not officially a part of the Mushroom series but perhaps some Vicky Vinyl involvement here:

Rolling Stones Stoneaged mcv sm


Volume 08:


Jeff Airplane TftMS

Must be incredibly rare; also note the unusual color mix.


Volume 09:


Rolling Stones AiaRH cover

What we can see so far is that Mushroom sometimes changed the title of these mostly TMoQ sourced masters or the insert – or both as in this case. Photo taken during the ‘female semi-nude’ stage invasion at one of the four Paris Palais des Sports concerts in the fall of 1970.

paris1970 RS


Rolling Stones AiaRH stamp

Rolling Stones AiaRH green

There may be other variations but these are all I could find.

MATRIX: 1812 A/B

RS 1970 Paris


Volume 11 (I guess Mushroom skipped # 10):


For the last titles, Mushroom left covers and titles unchanged.

Beatles Hollywood Bowl vol 11

Beatles Hollywood Bowl vol 11 blu

Also found with Idle Mind labels and on mcv- red and on black PVC.


Volume 12:


Beatles OSiJ

Beatles OSiJ b 3

For this release, I could so far only confirm mcv-blue and black PVC (the later with ‘smoking pig’ labels).


Volume 13:

MORE GET BACK SESSIONS / GET BACK SESSIONS 2 is listed in HOTWACKS but no copy could be found so far. It likely does not exist.



Volume 14:

Deep Purple – Woman From Tokyo

Deep Purple Woman From Tokyo 2

Deep Purple Woman From Tokyo 3

Deep Purple Woman From Tokyo 4

Deep Purple Woman From Tokyo 5

It appears that this title was only reissued on black PVC. The original was previously featured in this post.



Volume 17:


Rolling Stones Get Your Rocks OFF 3

Matrix #: 2806-A / B / C / D


Rolling Stones Get Your Rocks OFF 2

Rolling Stones Get Your Rocks OFF mcv disc

My hunch was correct then.


Many thanks for the many extra images to my main contributor.

The original plan was simple, create two new releases numbered 507 and 508 and put the same number on the slip sheets to match the matrix numbers. And then someone got mixed up…

Jefferson Starship 508 alt slip sheet

Jefferson Starship

Record Matrix: 508 A/B; mostly found with cat & dog labels. Also exists listed as death records

Side 1: Dance with the Dragon riff->Ride the Tiger, Fast Buck Freddie, That’s for Sure->solos       Side 2: Play on Love, Better Lying Down, Somebody to Love, Have You Seen the Saucers

Source: The Inglewood Forum, 30 September 1976 with Heart opening, which was also recorded and released as the rare LP Frostbacks Live, L.A. Forum on the Wizardo sister label death records 520. See it here. 

Update: Research by a very dedicated individual (see below) has led to a new date & venue: 1975-11-05  Los Angeles, California, Shrine Auditorium


Rare insert version below with corrected release number. Found with the rare green Von Grossenshuss / Teufel Folk Songs label.


Jefferson Starship 1976 Tour Dates (probably not complete but more complete than anywhere else on the net):

Super Jam with Jefferson Starship, Fleetwood Mac, Ted Nugent, Jeff Beck, Jan Hammer – Busch Memorial Stadium (St. Louis, MO) – June 29, 1976
Boston Gardens (Boston, MA) – July ?
Milwaukee Arena (Milwaukee, WI) – July 1
Washington Park (Homewood, IL) – July 4
Central Park (New York, NY) – July 7 (WNEW-FM simulcast)
Niagara Falls Convention Center (Niagara Falls, NY) – July 9
Providence Civic Center (Providence, RI) – July 13
Colt Park (Hartford, CT) – July 14
w. Country Joe & The Fish and Stoneground – Greek Theater (Berkeley, CA) – July 27
w. Jeff Beck – Capital Centre (Largo, MD) – August 21
Nassau Coliseum (Long Island, NY) – August 26
w. Jeff Beck – Richfield Coliseum (Cleveland, OH) – August 30
w. Jeff Beck – Richfield Coliseum (Cleveland, OH) – August 31
Riverfront Coliseum (Cincinnati, OH) – September 1
Pine Knob Music Center () – September ?
Winterland (San Francisco, CA) – September ?
w. America, Doobie Brothers & The Beach Boys – Veteran’s Memorial Stadium (Erie, PA) – September 2
The Summit (Houston, TX) – September 22
Tarrant County Convention Center Arena (Fort Worth, TX) – September 24
w. Heart – The Forum (Los Angeles, CA) – September 30
Kemper Arena (Kansas City, MO) Aladdin Theatre (Las Vegas, NV) – October 3


“* MORE DATE & LOCATION INFO ::: For 4 decades this boot has circulated under an incorrect hall & dates. […] Now thanks to my listening to every little comment, the internet & the investigative wonders of DIMER gv0000, we can rest assured the mystery has been solved.

Online & elsewhere this has always been referred to as the Los Angeles (Inglewood) Forum, dated 1976-09-30, 1975-09-xx, 1976-08-24 & 1976-08-15 (& possibly others). However, there are a number of clues in the dialogue. Grace starts with, “Let’s go L.A.” & then makes a comment about Flo & Eddie’s merchandise & several remarks about Mark Volman (including while singing!), as well as talking about the lighting equipment & lighting technician, whom they are using courtesy of Flo & Eddie. There is also a comment by Marty far more fitting to the Shrine than the Forum about the hall size. Thanks to classy research by DIMER gv0000, we are now able to pinpoint the date & location. He found ads for a show not in the Starship lists – 1975-11-05 Los Angeles Shrine Auditorium with Flo & Eddie opening – & this most certainly is that. There was a Starship gig on 1976-09-30 at the Forum, but Heart was the opener.



Kiss 508

Kiss 508 lbl

Kiss 508 blue 2

Called the rarest Kiss vinyl bootleg in existence as almost all found copies play the Jefferson Starship master – supposedly only 10 copies exist that actually play the Kiss recording.

The originally intended album was probably created by borrowing Vicky Vinyl’s tape released earlier on Destroys Anaheim/ Part Two  on her Idle Mind label and creating a new master that also included a track by opening act Starz (creating some kind of a record by only ever having one song bootlegged out of your whole career and on top of that have the actual record misprint and become incredibly rare).

Track list:

A 1. Detroit  Rock City
A 2. King of the Nighttime World
A 3. Let me go Rock´n Roll
A 4. Strutter
A 5. Deuce

B 1. Bass Solo
B 2. God Of Thunder
B 3. Drum Solo
B 4. God of Thunder reprise
B 5. Pull the Plug (Starz)

A copy playing the intended Kiss tracks just sold for over $700 in March of 2013 (the copy with the cat & dog records went unsold at $33 this June, while a blue Wizardo label copy – still a mismatch containing JS – achieved $280 in November of 2012, go figure). The owner could only quote the the haphazardly written track list off the insert: ‘Get Up, Get Down’ [this is obviously ‘Detroit Rock City’]/ She [not performed at this show, so that raises some doubts]/ Strutter / Deuce / Let Me Go Rock’n Roll/ ‘Rock’n Roll Thunder’ [obviously God Of Thunder] and a song by  Starz, who may also have been on the bill.

kiss76 Anaheim

Jefferson Airplane Flight Log

Not a real death records release as indicated by the Canyon label, found in the early 80’s.

Black label, silver print, “Canyon Records” above center hole, “Special limited edition collectors series” underneath or “Raring Records Rarities Collection Special edition Collectors Release Volume One”. 11 songs:

Side 1:
The Other Side Of His Life
Run Around
It’s No Secret
Go To Her
Running Round This World

Side 2:
Don’t Slip Away
Come Up The Years
Bringing Me Down
High Flying Bird
Fat Angel
Chauffeur Blues

Soundboard recording, rated “Exm”.

Jefferson Starship FYSB Flat

Side 1: Miracles 3:23 / Hot water 4:32 / St Charles 8:45

Side 2: White rabbit 6:50 / Please come back 3:38 / Dance with the dragon 6:55

Details from a Jefferson Starship site: 9/-/76, Winterland, San Francisco, CA
(Sbd, Fasten Your Seatbelt bootleg, 34 min)


From a torrent uploader of this material:

“This is the hottest “White Rabbit” I have ever heard! The exact date of this show had been a source of speculation, but in the end we have to rely on the group itself. One track “Please Come Back” had to be omitted from this torrent as it was officially released on a 2LP set titled “Flight Log”. On that LP, this song is listed as “Winterland, September 1976″. And, there you have it.”


The album as TAKRL 911 in a cover that was most untypical for the 900 series:

ZAP 7854 – Patti Smith “Teenage Perversity And Ships In The Night” has already been reviewed, so next up is:

Jefferson Airplane Almost Sss

A1         Have You Seen The Saucers?         
A2         Crown Of Creation         
A3         Somebody To Love         
A4         Mexico         
A5         Emergency         
A6         The Man    [correct title is Bludgeon of a Bluecoat]    
B1         Wooden Ship         
B2         Greasy Heart         
B3         You Wear Your Dress Too Short         
B4         We Can Be Together         
B5         Volunteers

Side 1: 25:30; side 2 : 24:10 “Exs”

Source: Winterland, San Francisco – October 4, 1970 – KSAN FM radio broadcast

Complete set list:

1	Have You Seen The Saucers		6.52
2	Crown Of Creation			4.07
3	Somebody To Love			7.00
4	Mexico					2.35
5	Up Or Down				7.27
6	Whatever The Old Man Wants		7.17
7	Emergency				5.22
8	Wooden Ships				7.01
9	Bludgeon Of A Bluecoat			5.33
10	Greasy Heart				4.43
11	You Wear Your Dresses Too Short		6.50
12	We Can Be Together			5.36
13	Volunteers				5.49

	Marty Balin		        Vocals
	Jack Casady		Bass
	Joey Covington		Percussion
	Paul Kantner		Vocals, Guitars
	Jorma Kaukonen	Guitars, Vocals
	Grace Slick		        Vocals

wolfgangsvault writes: “One of the most historic occurred on October 4, 1970, when Bill Graham presented the cream of the crop of seminal San Francisco bands on a quadruple bill at Winterland. Beginning with The New Riders Of The Purple Sage and The Grateful Dead, who were then followed by Jefferson Airplane and Quicksilver Messenger Service (augmented by a horn section for the occasion), this night would go down in history for a number of reasons. Although it turned out not to be the case, Bill Graham would publicize this event as Quicksilver’s farewell performance assuring a sellout at Winterland that left many clamoring for tickets. To accommodate the demand, a local television and radio simulcast was devised, but unlike any simulcast that had been attempted before this one had a visionary concept — quadraphonic surround sound! At a time that long predated multichannel broadcasting this was achieved by transmitting live over 2 FM radio stations simultaneously. San Francisco’s TV station, KQED, would broadcast the video signal, the rear audio channels over their sister FM station and San Francisco’s KSAN FM would simulcast the front two audio channels. To experience the quadraphonic mix required listeners to set up 2 FM receivers and two stereo systems in the same room. Conspicuously missing from this monumental night of seminal San Francisco bands was Janis Joplin and Big Brother & The Holding Co, which had parted ways two years prior. Sadly nobody would ever see Janis Joplin again as she passed away this very same night just a few hundred miles away in Los Angeles, a news flash that was intentionally kept from the performers.

Primitive videotapes of this event are rumored to exist in KQED’s archive, but have never been seen and have never surfaced even in part. The same cannot be said for the audio, as numerous recordings were made of the FM broadcasts and within a few months, bootleg vinyl pressings […] began surfacing.”

“Notes edited from Ahuka’s Choice Volume 6: This is one of Jefferson Airplane’s most visible live performances. On Sunday night, October 4, 1970, the Airplane played the first of two headlining evenings at Winterland, sharing the bill with The Grateful Dead, Quicksilver Messenger Service, The New Riders of the Purple Sage (with ex-Airplane drummer Spencer Dryden), and of course, Hot Tuna. The concert was simulcast on KSAN-FM in stereo, and also televised on public television station KQED, with a quadrophonic signal broadcast on KQED-FM. It was to be an historic evening.

Taking the stage with a full beard that made him look even more melancholy, Balin sounded distinctly out of place throughout the show. He steers a resplendent “Have You Seen The Saucers” toward a quiet place, but is abruptly overruled by the band, who proceed to turn it into a lacerating Grace Slick rave-up that seems to be fighting the spectre of Death itself off the stage. It only follows with musicians of this caliber that the concert packs some incredibly hot moments — bassist Jack Casady powerfully upping the ante in the homestretch of “Somebody to Love”, and a rare live performance of drummer Joey Covington’s “Bludgeon of the Bluecoats” (an outcry against police brutality that the band later recorded in the studio with Little Richard, and never released) that is played with such superhuman speed and dexterity by lead guitarist Jorma Kaukonen that Covington actually begs him to slow down — but this is definitely music born under a bad sign. The poignancy of “Wooden Ships” seems to weigh on Balin particularly, and even the good-natured sexual braggadoccio of his white soul number “Emergency” rings hollow. As an extended, chugging “Volunteers” threatens to keep him onstage longer than he can bear, Balin interrupts the jam with “Look what’s happenin’ out in the streets,” forcing the wind-up. As the song careens to its sloppy, aggravated end, Balin sings what would be his last line as an active member of Jefferson Airplane until 1989: “Gotta revolution — oh yeah, and I need a new band!” Marty Balin would not sing again as an active member of Jefferson Airplane until their short-lived reunion album and tour of 1989. (He was coaxed onstage at the Airplane’s final concert at Winterland in 1972 for an encore of “Baby You Wear Your Dresses Too Short.”)

The simulcast of the concert ensured that high quality tapes were in circulation the very next day, and it was not long before bootleg albums surfaced. Both ALMOST STARSHIPSHAPE (Ze Anonym Plattenspieler #ZAP 7855) and TALES FROM THE MOTHERSHIP (Mammary Productions #MM6) were prevented by vinyl limitations from using the entire concert; STARSHIPSHAPE sacrificed “Up or Down”, “The Old Man” and “Bludgeon of the Bluecoat”, and MOTHERSHIP dropped “Crown of Creation,” “Somebody to Love,” “Bludgeon” and “Greasy Heart.” The next night, Jefferson Airplane returned to Winterland without Balin. Joining them was a new member, electric jazz violinist Papa John Creach, recruited by drummer Covington. Black, bald, in his mid-fifties but comporting himself like a much older man, Creach was easy to mistake at first sight for the latest Airplane prank, but when he plugged in and sweetly sawed his way up the neck of his fiddle, it was impossible not to be astounded by his musicality and charmed by his stage presence.”

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