Usually found with a b&w or purple&w insert and with “Good Time”, orange title or blank white labels.
Update: I have since received a comment that calls into question that the orange label version is a real WCF release.
Around April of 1970, someone created this pirate compilation, as dbboots reports with unusual accuracy, and we have two contenders for the original version:
- Stoned Again (by the Rockers)
Not to be mistaken by a Swedish 1970 RS bootleg named Stoned Again as well.
Single album in a white gatefold sleeve, also found with orange labels. Matrix: RS 121-A-1 / RS 122
Another reported matrix has RS-727 A-7 and RS-722
2. “STONED” with the matrix HL-A/B, produced in the Chicago area.
Label design copied by WCF, as seen in the second image. The differences in pressing are also clearly visible in this side by side presentation.
The label designer was trying hard to fool those not hip to the Stones while still very much recognizable by their fans and bootleg buyers.
Someone compiled this album using: Their first 45 DECCA F 11675 “Come On / I Want To be Loved” (“Come On” was not listed on WCF’s insert); the B-side of “Paint It Black”, “Long Long While” from 1966; took the version of “Poison Ivy” that was unique to a Saturday Club V.A. UK release (LK 4583); copied another 45: Decca F 11764 / London 45-9641 “I Wanna Be Your Man / Stoned”; grabbed two tracks off of the British EP Decca DFE 8560, “Bye Bye Johnny” & “You Better Move On”.
Side 2 starts off with their raw take of Barett Strong’s “Money” as recorded on 14 November 1963 at De Lane Lea studios in London from their The Rolling Stones EP (DFE 8560); “I Can’t Be Satisfied” (I could not confirm if this is the same take/from the same recording session as the Rolling Stones No. 2 album) and finally what appears to be four Got Live If You Want It EP tracks: “Everybody Needs Somebody To Love”, “Pain In My Heart”, “I’m Moving On” and “I’m Alright”. Unlike claimed by HOTWACKS, there were no outtakes on this release.
While researching the origins of this pirate release I came across this version and thought it might be a ‘lost’ pre-TMOQ release due to a. the sticker similarity with their February 1970 release Donovan – A Gift From the Underground To a Flower – Moonshine Superman sticker version and b. the very TMOQ-like matrix of RS 121/122.
I’ve since been informed that this version likely from the UK as the same type of sticker can be found on UK versions of LiveR Than You’LL Ever Be , Dylan’s Great White Wonder & Isle Of Wight
and The Beatles – Kum Back (better quality images needed, please leave a comment if you can provide them):
Later versions of STONED AGAIN include:
STONED AGIN! BY THE ROCKERS – with a Robert Crumb cartoon cover and two different matrix markings: VAT-1110-A/B (blue insert- white labels) or RS-121/2 (green color insert):
and a version released in Japan that copied the WCF insert:
“Blimp Records”and “EV 5004” being nods towards TMOQ’s Led Zeppelin – Live On Blueberry Hill release.
Also available with what looks like a deluxe cover copied from THE ROLLING STONES UK EP, DFE 8560 or may just be a home made owner job: