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It has occurred to me that I had never posted this in its entirety and since this very useful article was already axed from the named site years ago – I retrieved this for myself using the way back machine, there was also an article on TMOQ2, i.e. Ken’s releases but I was not able to get to that. The dates mentioned here have so far held up. Someone needs to research and write the ultimate TMOQ book and provide us with more details.

So, here is the complete article, with some corrections/annotations by me and an added listing.

Trademark Of Quality

From RecordWiki

A Short History

The Trademark of Quality label was the most well known bootleg vinyl label to emerge from the Sixties Underground. Many of their releases remain cornerstones in serious rock collections. The label was responsible for the first rock bootleg, Bob Dylan’s Great White Wonder 2-LP set, so named because of its plain white gatefold cover. During its five year history, the label released around 100 titles.

It all began when two Dylan fans, who worked for a Los Angeles record distributor, modestly wanted to commit some rare tapes of Dylan in their possession to vinyl. The limited first run of 400 albums caused a huge stir in the Los Angeles area in the summer of 1969. A 2nd pressing of 1,000 copies was quickly released. When the album took off, the two main stays, Dub Michael Taylor and his friend Ken Douglas, realized there was money to be made and music to be liberated. The two worked with a variety of partners on many of their early records. They released about ten titles during their first year and a half of operation. None of these titles bore the name of Trademark of Quality. But as of 1970, nearly all of their releases came out on colored vinyl.

By early 1971, the two had created the label and began fastening round fluorescent stickers on the outside of their rubber stamped jackets which read ‘Trade Mark of Quality,’ and bore the profile of a farm pig. The Frank Zappa – 200 Motels release was the first to bear such a sticker. Over time, custom pig labels were added along with Xerox insert covers.

At some point, maybe as early as mid – 1971, Dub and Ken had a falling out. From that point on, both of them released Trademark of Quality releases. In the beginning, Ken’s were near exact copies of Dub’s. They were made with the same stamping plates, similar labels, stickers and inserts.

During 1973, Dub went to deluxe covers to differentiate between his and Ken’s records. Ken, at the time, had no way to duplicate the deluxe covers. Also during 1973, Ken began using the smoking pig logo on his labels instead of the farm pig. Many consider the appearance of this Pig Daddy label as the actual time of the split between Ken and Dub, but it happened well before that. The smokin’ pig (or Pig Daddy) logo was copied by Ken from William Stout’s art work for Dub’s Rolling Stones release, “Winter Tour ’73 – All Meat Music.”

For our purposes here, we will deal only with the releases in which Dub Taylor had a hand. Dub soldiered on until late 1974, when he tired of the scene and had a few close calls with the law. He briefly returned in 1976 and 1977 with a small series of deluxe covered titles before dropping out entirely.

Ken continued on with many different partners and labels through the Seventies. For information on what is commonly called Trademark of Quality – 2, i.e. Ken’s output, see listing under that title.

 

 

Trademark Of Quality LP’s – The Dub Michael Taylor Years

72001 – Bob Dylan – Great White Wonder – July 1969 – original has no matrix – (re-issues 22 64 2/3/4/5) Initial run of 400 on Rocolian label which lists artist as Dupree and the Miracle Sound. Some of these were rubber stamped, some not. The rubber stamping began quickly in August 1969. Some of the blank covered initial Rocolian run were subsequently stamped after having been wholesaled to a few Los Angeles stores (Vogue Records & The Free Press Book Store). Subsequent pressings had blank white labels. As with all early TMOQ (Trademark Of Quality) releases, labels with the large numbers ‘1’ and ‘2’ or with the farm pig logo, are later issues. Widely considered the first rock bootleg. However, a few months earlier, the Black Panther Party released a pretty bad Hendrix LP titled This Flyer. note: matrix GF 1/2/3/4 is not a TMOQ issue, but an August 1969 knock off done by Los Angeles record shop owners Norty Beckman and Ben Goldman. The GF prefix is a result of the partners using the alias of Gerald Feldman at the pressing plant. Most of the GF matrix knock off’s were not rubber stamped, but they are not a TMOQ product, rather a bootleg of a bootleg, the first of its kind with many more to follow.
71001 – Bob Dylan – Stealin’ – September 1969 – Har-Kub label – ONE / TWO matrix
71001 – Bob Dylan – Stealin’ – October 1969 – light blue un-named label – ONE/TWO matrix
71002 – Bob Dylan – John Birch Society Blues – October 1969 – GWW Sings John Birch Society Blues label – 417 A / 417 B 111
71003 – Rolling Stones – LIVEr Than You’ll Ever Be – December 1969 – Lurch Records – X14327 / X14328
71003 – Rolling Stones – LIVEr Than You’ll Ever Be – December 1969 – Oakland Records – X14327 / X14328
71004 – Donovan – The Reedy River – February 1970 – plain white label, colored vinyl, S – 1 / S – 2 matrix
71004 – Donovan – A Gift From the Underground To a Flower – Moonshine Superman sticker on cover no rubber stamp – February 1970 – plain white label – S – 1 / S – 2 matrix
71005 – Jethro Tull – My God – May 1970 – Athapascan label, colored vinyl – 20 1/2 matrix
71006 – Bob Dylan – While the Establishment Burns – May 1970 – Winkelhofer label, colored vinyl, 1848 / 70 – 297 / 70 – 298 matrix
71007 – Beatles – In Atlanta Whiskey Flat – July 1970 – plain white label, colored vinyl, OPD 19 / OPD 67 matrix – copy of an East Coast bootleg
72002 – Led Zeppelin – Live On Blueberry Hill – October 1970 – Blimp Records – EV – 666 – special insert cover the first of it’s kind for TMOQ
71008 – Bob Dylan – Seems Like a Freeze Out – January 1971 – plain label, colored vinyl, BD – 501 71 – 154 / BD – 501 71 – 155

Border-less 1/2 labels: Orange/tangerine, light blue, red, dark green, yellow/gold, lime green, smoky (diff. color combinations)

Bordered 1/2 labels: Orange/tangerine, red, yellow/gold

Blank white labels: Green, blue, red, black, tangerine

Farm pig labels (white + black): Blue, red, yellow/gold, green, white splatter

Made In Holland labels: Red

Smoking Pig labels white/black: Black, lime green, red, blue

71009 – Bob Dylan – Talkin’ Bear Mountain Massacre Picnic – January 1971 – plain label, colored vinyl, BD – 502 A – 71 – 156 / B – 71 – 157
71010 – Frank Zappa – 200 Motels – March 1971 – 1 / 2 labels, colored vinyl, FZ – 503 A – 158 / FZ – 503 B – 159
71011 – Jefferson Airplane – Up Against the Wall – March 1971 – 1/2 labels, colored vinyl, JA – 504 A – 71 – 160 / JA – 504 A – 71 – 161
71012 – Beatles – Last Live Show – May 1971 – 1 / 2 labels, colored vinyl, LLS – 101 A / LLS 101 B matrix – copy of an East Coast bootleg of the same title. Note: the 100 matrix titles seem to indicate that these issues are copies or pirates of other label’s earlier releases, not always using the same title
71013 – Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young – Ohio Wooden Nickel – May 1971 – 1 / 2 labels, colored vinyl, CSNY – 102 A / CSNY – 102 B matrix – copy of Canyon Records’ ‘Wooden Nickel’ with the addition of the Ohio single.
71014 – Paul Simon – The Paul Simon Solo Album – May 1971 – 1 / 2 labels, colored vinyl PS – 103 A / PS – 103 B – pirate of a UK only album
71015 – Beatles – Complete Christmas Collection 1963 – 1969 – May 1971 – 1 / 2 labels, colored vinyl, BCC – 104 A / BCC – 104 B – pirate of Beatles fan club only release
71001 – Bob Dylan – Stealin’ – May 1971 – 1 / 2 labels, colored vinyl, BD 505 new plates
71016 – Rod Stewart & the Faces – May 1971 – Plynth – 1 / 2 labels, colored vinyl, SF – 506 A / SF – 506 B
71017 – Bob Dylan – Royal Albert Hall – June 1971 – 1 / 2 labels, colored vinyl, BD – 105 – copy of ‘In 1966 There Was’ British album
71018 – Jimi Hendrix – Maui – June 1971 – 1 / 2 labels, colored vinyl, JH 106 – copy of an East Coast bootleg
71019 – Jimi Hendrix – Broadcasts – June 1971 – 1 / 2 labels, colored vinyl, JH – 107 – copy of ‘Goodbye Jimi’ bootleg
72003 – Jimi Hendrix – Alive – June 1971 – JH – 1 / JH – 2, JH – 3, JH – 4 – copy of Rubber Dubber’s ‘Live At the Los Angeles Forum’ / ‘Enjoy Jimi Hendrix’
71020 – Rolling Stones – European Tour 1970 – June 1971 – 1 / 2 labels, colored vinyl – RS – 108 – copy of the 2-LP Rubber Dubber title issued on a single LP
71021 – Rolling Stones – Beautiful Delilah – June 1971, 1 / 2 labels, colored vinyl, – RS – 507
71022 – Neil Young – At the Los Angeles Music Center – June 1971, 1 / 2 labels, colored vinyl – NY – 109 – copy of Rubber Dubber’s ‘Young Man’s Fancy’ / ‘I’m Glad Y’All Came Down’ issued on a single LP instead of a double
71023 – Janis Joplin – Infinity Blues – June 1971 – 1 / 2 labels, colored vinyl – matrix JJ – 110 – a copy of Janis Records ‘Get It While You Can’ issued on a single LP instead of a double
xxxxx – Elton John – Country Comfort – June 1971 – 1 / 2 labels, colored vinyl – MR – 1369 – 114 A / B – short lived TMOQ catalog item
71024 – Beatles – Get Back Sessions – September 1971 – 1 / 2 labels, colored vinyl, – BGB – 111 – [copy of Lemon Records’ ‘Get Back’ – incorrect]
71025 – Beatles – Renaissance Minstrels – September 1971 – Renaissance Records labels (“Homogenized Stereo”) – RR – 1002
71025 – Beatles – Renaissance Minstrels – September 1971 – 1 /2 labels – RR – 1002
71026 – Beatles – Renaissance Minstrels 2 – September 1971 – Renaissance Records labels (“Homogenized Stereo”) – RR – 1002
71026 – Beatles – Renaissance Minstrels 2 – September 1971 – 1 / 2 labels – RR – 1001
71002 – Bob Dylan – John Birch Society Blues – September 1971 – 1 /2 labels, colored vinyl – BD 508 new plates
71027 – Bob Dylan – VD Waltz – September 1971 – 1 / 2 labels, colored vinyl – BD – 509
71028 – Jimi Hendrix – Smashing Amps – September 1971 – 1813 A / 1813 B matrix – pirate of UK only LP Experience
71029 – Rolling Stones – London Roundhouse – September 1971 – plain label, colored vinyl, RS – 1812 A / 1812 B

The plain white labels are not test pressings, for some reason the TMOQ guys used white labels for a short time. You will find quite a few variations of for example London Roundhouse, Infinity Blues, Smashing Amps, Live at the LA Music Center with these plain labels. They were used about the same time as the Made In Holland labels. I would conclude that they were used in the 2nd half of 1971. They could be the result of using a different pressing plant.
71003 – Rolling Stones – LIVEr Than You’ll Ever Be – September 1971 – 1 / 2 labels, colored vinyl – RS – 510 – new plates
71030 – Jethro Tull – Nothing Is Easy – September 1971 – 1 / 2 labels , colored vinyl – JT – 511
71031 – Blood, Sweat & Tears – BS&T 5 – September 1971 – 1 / 2 labels, colored vinyl – BST – 512
71032 – Beatles – Yellow Matter Custard – September 1971, 1 /2 labels, colored vinyl – BBL – 513
71017 – Bob Dylan – Royal Albert Hall – January 1972 – 1 / 2 labels, colored vinyl – RAH – 115, new plates (not entirely sure if this is the re-issue plate or the original)
71033 – Bob Dylan – Burn Some More – January 1972 – 1 / 2 labels, colored vinyl – BSM – 116
71034 – Bob Dylan – Best Of Great White Wonder – January 1972 – 1 / 2 labels, colored vinyl – GWW – 117
71035 – Buffalo Springfield, Neil Young, CSN&Y – Springfield Roots – January 1972 – 1 /2 labels, colored vinyl – copy of the 5D Records release – matrix – 5D – 101
71036 – Cat Stevens – Father and Son – January 1972 – 1 / 2 labels, colored vinyl – 5D Records – matrix – 5D – 102
71037 – Grateful Dead – Live In Concert – April 1972 – 1 / 2 labels, colored vinyl – Mammary Productions #4 – matrix MEL – label states MEL – 77
71038 – Jefferson Airplane – Winterland 1970 / Tapes From the Mothership – April 1972 – 1 / 2 labels, colored vinyl – Mammary Productions #6 – matrix – DEN – 88
71039 – Who – Closer To the Queen Mary – April 1972 – 1 / 2 labels, colored vinyl – matrix W – 514 A / B
71040 – Pink Floyd – Omayyad – April 1972 – 1 / 2 labels, colored vinyl – matrix PF – 515
71041 – Led Zeppelin – Mudslide – April 1972 – 1 / 2 labels, colored vinyl – matrix – LZ – 112 – copy of rare Pacific Northwest bootleg ‘Pb’
71042 – Jimi Hendrix – Good Vibes – April 1972 – 1 / 2 labels, colored vinyl – JH – 113 – copy of an East Coast bootleg
71043 – Bob Dylan – Let Me Die In My Footsteps – April 1972 – 1 / 2 labels, colored vinyl – BD – 001 (Berkeley Plates – PoPo Productions) – copy of a Berkeley Records title of the same name
71044 – Jethro Tull – Flute Cake – July 1972 – 1 / 2 labels, colored vinyl – matrix – KW – 215344 A / B
71045 – Bob Dylan – Troubled Troubadour – July 1972 – 1 / 2 labels, colored vinyl – BD – 516
71046 – John Lennon – Telecasts – July 1972 – 1 / 2 labels, colored vinyl – JL – 517
71047 – Leon Russell – Session – July 1972 – 1 / 2 labels, colored vinyl – matrix ?? – copy of an earlier bootleg on an un-named label with deluxe cover and same title
71048 – Beatles – Outtakes 1 – July 1972 – 1 / 2 labels, colored vinyl – matrix – BO – 519
71049 – Beatles – Outtakes 2 – July 1972 – 1 / 2 labels, colored vinyl – matrix – BO – 520
71050 – Bob Dylan – Isle Of Wight – September 1972 – 1 / 2 labels, colored vinyl – matrix BD – 521
71051 – Bob Dylan – Blind Boy Grunt – September 1972 – 1 / 2 labels, colored vinyl – matrix – Blind Boy G – 9 PoPo Productions – copy of BBG Records The Kindest Cut
71052 – Rod Stewart & the Faces – Had Me a Real Good Time – September 1972 – 1 / 2 labels, colored vinyl – matrix 1814
71053 – Moody Blues – Bushbuck – September 1972 – 1 / 2 labels, colored vinyl – Mammary Productions #8 – matrix 1815
71054 – David Bowie – In Person – January 1973 – pig labels, colored vinyl – matrix DB – 528
71055 – Bob Dylan – The Demo Tapes – January 1973 – pig labels, colored vinyl – BD – 529
71056 – Pete Townshend – The Genius Of Pete Townshend – January 1973 – pig labels, colored vinyl – PT – 526
71057 – Rolling Stones – Burning At the Hollywood Palladium – January 1973 – pig labels, colored vinyl – matrix – RS – 522
71058 – Grateful Dead – San Francisco 1 – January 1973 – pig label, colored vinyl – matrix – GD – 527 (1239?)
71059 – Frank Zappa – Hot Rats At the Olympic – January 1973 – pig label, colored vinyl – FZ – 523
71060 – Jimi Hendrix – Good Karma – January 1973 – pig label, colored vinyl – matrix JH – 525

72004 Led Zeppelin – Going To California – [orig. entry said that February 1973 but as this was released together with/around the same time as  72005 (see below), which is clearly seen in a film where Neil Young visits an LA record store in Nov./Dec. ’71, that date must be wrong and this was released likely 16 months or so earlier around early November of 1971] – pig label, colored vinyl – matrix – LZ 1/2/3/4 – wrap around deluxe cover
72004 Led Zeppelin – Going To California – February 1973 – pig label, colored vinyl – matrix – LZ 1/2/3/4
72004 Led Zeppelin – Going To California – February 1973 – pig label, colored vinyl – matrix – LZ 1/2/3/4 – Bill Stout insert added later
72005 – Crosby & Nash – A Very Stoney Evening – [see comments above re. the likely release date, originally here also listed as Feb. ’73] – pig label, colored vinyl – matrix – XCN – 1/2/3/4 – wrap around deluxe cover
72005 – Crosby & Nash – A Very Stoney Evening – February 1973 – pig label, colored vinyl – matrix – XCN – 1/2/3/4
72006 – Rolling Stones – Winter Tour ’73 – March 1973 – pig label, colored vinyl – matrix – RS – 530 – William Stout inadvertently creates the Smokin’ Pig logo for TMOQ-2’s label on the insert for this release
71061 – Bob Dylan – Don’t Look Back – April 1973 – pig label, colored vinyl – BD – 524
71062 – David Bowie – In America – April 1973 – pig label, colored vinyl – matrix DB – 531
71063 – Neil Young – Boulder Colorado – April 1973 – pig label, colored vinyl – matrix 91 A / 91 B – William Stout art on insert
71064 – Grateful Dead – April 1973 – Hollywood Palladium I – pig label, colored vinyl – GD – 535 – deluxe printed cover – William Stout art
71064 – Grateful Dead – April 1973 – Hollywood Palladium I – pig label, colored vinyl – GD – 535 – insert cover – William Stout art
71065 – Beatles – Hollywood Bowl 1964 – April 1973 – pig label, colored vinyl – matrix BHB – 115

71066 – Yes – On Tour – April 1973 – pig label, colored vinyl – matrix Y – 116
71067 – Deep Purple – Purple For A Day – April 1973 – pig label, colored vinyl – matrix DP – 536 – William Stout art
71068 – Beatles – Get Back Sessions 2 – April 1973 – pig label, colored vinyl – matrix BHB 118 A / BGB – 118 B – deluxe printed cover – William Stout art
71068 – Beatles – Get Back Sessions 2 – April 1973 – pig label, colored vinyl – matrix BHB – 118 A / BGB 118 B – insert cover – William Stout art
71069 – Bob Dylan – BBC Broadcast – April 1973 – pig label, colored vinyl – BD – 534
71070 – Led Zeppelin – BBC Broadcast – April 1973 – pig label, colored vinyl – matrix LZ – 537
71071 – Who – Fillmore East – April 1973 – pig label, colored vinyl – matrix W – 532 – William Stout art
71072 – Neil Young – BBC Broadcast – April 1973 – pig label, colored vinyl – matrix NY – 533 – William Stout art
71073 – Santana – Hot & Alive – April 1973 – pig label, colored vinyl – matrix – S – 119 – William Stout art; copy of S. 1+2 of ‘LIVE/collector’s item’
71074 – Beatles – Mary Jane – July 1973 – pig label, colored vinyl – matrix MJ – 543
71074 – Spicy Beatles Songs – July 1973 – pig label, colored vinyl – matrix – MJ – 543 – deluxe printed cover – William Stout art
71075 – David Bowie – The All American Bowie – July 1973 – pig label, colored vinyl – matrix DB – 542
7501 – Bob Dylan – BBC Broadcasts / Demo Tapes – July 1973 – pig label, some colored vinyl BD 534, BD – 529
7502 – Jimi Hendrix – Maui / Broadcasts – July 1973 – 1 / 2 label or pig label, some colored vinyl – Double Budget Release, JH 106 matrix, JH – 107 matrix
7503 – Jethro Tull – My God / Nothing Is Easy – July 1973 – 1/ 2 label or pig label, some colored vinyl, 20 1/2 matrix, JT – 511 matrix
72007 – Led Zeppelin – Bonzo’s Birthday Party – July 1973 – pig label, colored vinyl – matrix LZ – 540 – deluxe printed cover – William Stout art
72007 – Led Zeppelin – Bonzo’s Birthday Party – July 1973 – pig label, colored vinyl – matrix LZ – 540 – insert cover – William Stout art
71076 – Rolling Stones – Bright Lights Big City – July 1973 – pig label, colored vinyl – matrix – RS – 541 – deluxe printed cover – William Stout art
71076 – Rolling Stones – Bright Lights Big City – July 1973 – pig label, colored vinyl – matrix – RS – 541 – insert cover – William Stout art
71077 – Rolling Stones – San Diego ’69 – July 1973 – pig label, colored vinyl – matrix RS 545
71077 – Rolling Stones – Stoneaged – July 1973 – pig label, colored vinyl – matrix RS 545 – deluxe printed cover – William Stout art
71078 – Who – Radio London – July 1973 – pig label, colored vinyl – matrix W – 544
71079 – Jimi Hendrix – Good Karma 2 – September 1973 – pig label, colored vinyl – matrix JH – 549 – deluxe printed cover
71080 – Rolling Stones – Welcome To New York – September 1973 – pig label, colored vinyl – RS – 546 – deluxe printed cover – William Stout art
71080 – Rolling Stones – Welcome To New York – September 1973 – pig label, colored vinyl – RS – 546 – insert cover – William Stout art
72008 – Grateful Dead – Out West – September 1973 – pig label, colored vinyl – matrix GD – 548 – deluxe printed cover
72008 – Grateful Dead – Hollywood Palladium II – September 1973 – pig label, colored vinyl – matrix GD – 548 – insert cover
72009 – Rolling Stones – Gimme Shelter – September 1973 – pig label, colored vinyl – RS – 550 – deluxe printed cover – William Stout art
72010 – Jethro Tull – Forum ’73 – September 1973 – pig label, colored insert – matrix JT – 538 – deluxe printed cover – William Stout art
72010 – Jethro Tull – Forum ’73 – September 1973 – pig label, colored insert – matrix JT – 538 – insert cover – William Stout art
71081 – Yardbirds – Rarities – September 1973 – pig label, colored vinyl, matrix YB – 547
71082 – Derek & the Dominos – Stormy Monday – September 1973 – pig label, colored vinyl – matrix DD – 557 – deluxe printed cover
+++++ – Many titles were issued in generic deluxe black & white die cut cartoon covers during 1973 – Big Pig labels, colored vinyl, although some black – William Stout art – any one with knowledge of the exact release time frame on these?? – We assume late 1973 ++
71083 – Bob Dylan – Early 60’s Revisited – January 1974 – pig label, black vinyl – matrix BD – 554 – deluxe black & white cover – William Stout art
61001 – Yardbirds – Golden Eggs – January 1974 – pig label, colored vinyl – matrix YB – 547 – deluxe color cover – William Stout art
61002 – Bob Dylan – Melbourne, Australia – February 1974 – pig label, black vinyl – matrix BD – 552 – deluxe color cover – William Stout art
62001 – Who – Who’s Zoo – February 1974 – pig label, colored vinyl, matrix – W – 556 – deluxe color cover – William Stout art
7504 – Who & Pete Townshend – Closer To the Queen Mary / The Genius Of Pete Townshend – March 1974 – 1 / 2 label or pig label, some colored vinyl – Double Budget release
7505 – Rolling Stones – European Tour / Burning At the Hollywod Palladium – March 1974 – 1 / 2 label or pig label, some colored vinyl – Double Budget release
7506 – Frank Zappa – 200 Motels / At the Olympic – March 1974 – 1 / 2 label or pig label, some colored vinyl – Double Budget release
7507 – Bob Dylan – While the Establishment Burns / Isle Of Wight – March 1974 – 1 / 2 label or pig label, some colored vinyl – Double Budget release
7508 – Beatles – Outtakes 1 / Outtakes 2 – March 1974 – 1 / 2 label or pig label, some colored vinyl – Double Budget release
7509 – Jimi Hendrix – Hendrix Alive – March 1974 – 1 / 2 label or pig label, some colored vinyl – Double Budget release
7510 – David Crosby & Graham Nash – A Very Stoney Evening – March 1974 – 1 / 2 label or pig label, some colored vinyl – Double Budget release
62002 – Who – Tales From the Who – April 1974 – pig label, black vinyl – matrix U – 560 – deluxe color cover – William Stout art
63001 – Bob Dylan – St. Valentine’s Day Massacre – April 1974 – pig label, black vinyl – matrix – BD 553 A/B/C/D/E/F – deluxe color box set
61003 – Yardbirds – More Golden Eggs – April 1974 – pig label, colored vinyl – matrix YB – 555 – deluxe cover – William Stout art
72011 – Rolling Stones – Summer Reruns – July 1974 – pig label, colored vinyl – matrix RS – 557 – deluxe cover – William Stout art
72012 – Beatles – Vancouver 1964 – pig label, colored vinyl, BV – 562 matrix
71084 – Kinks – Long Tall Sally – July 1974 – pig label, colored vinyl, K – 558 matrix
71085 – Bad Company – Boblingen – July 1974 – pig label, colored vinyl, BC – 559
9001 – Rolling Stones – Cops and Robbers – unsure of release date on this one – anybody know? – EP – deluxe sleeve – William Stout art
9002 – Bad Company – In Concert – July 1974 – pig label, colored vinyl, deluxe sleeve EP
71086 – Rolling Stones – European Tour 1973 – October 1974 – pig label, black vinyl matrix – RS – 561
8201 – Deep Purple – Murky Waters – 1976 – pig label – matrix ??? – deluxe cover
8202 – Pink Floyd – Nippon Connection – 1976 – pig label – matrix ??? – deluxe cover
8203 – Pink Floyd – Circus Days – 1976 – pig label – matrix ??? – deluxe cover
8204 – Jeff Beck – Beckfast – 1976 – pig label – matrix ??? – deluxe cover – William Stout art
8205 – Paul McCartney – Great Dane – 1976 – pig label – matrix ??? – deluxe cover
8207 – Rolling Stones – L.A. Fog – 1976 – pig label – matrix ??? – deluxe cover

 

++ – All generic William Stout cartoon die – cut cover re-issues were done in 1973 with custom big pig labels (Big pig on one side and track listings on the other). If anyone knows a more specific release date for these titles, I would be interested to know. I assume this happened past mid-year when the competition between the two original TMOQ guys was pretty fierce.

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TMOQ (I) = Dub&Ken era (II) = Ken “smoking pig” era

 

TMOQ (I) single LPs :

    71001 – Bob Dylan – Stealin’

    71002 – Bob Dylan – John Birch Society Blues

    71003 – Rolling Stones – Live’r Than You’ll Ever Be

    71004 – Donovan – The Ready River

    71005 – Jethro Tull – My God

    71006 – Bob Dylan – While the Establishment Burns

    71007 – The Beatles – In Atlanta Whiskey Flat

    71008 – Bob Dylan – Seems Like A Freeze Out

    71009 – Bob Dylan – Talkin Bear Mountain Massacre Picnic Blues

    71010 – Frank Zappa / Mothers – 200 Motels

    71011 – Jefferson Airplane – Up Against The wall

    71012 – The Beatles – Last Live Show

    71013 – CSN&Y – Ohio Wooden Nickel

    71014 – Paul Simon – The Paul Simon Solo Album

    71015 – The Beatles – Complete Christmas Collection 1963 – 69

    71016 – Rod Stewart & the Faces – Plynth

    71017 – Bob Dylan – Royal Albert Hall

    71018 – Jimi Hendrix – Maui Hawaii

    71019 – Jimi Hendrix – Broadcasts

    71020 – Rolling Stones – European Tour 1970

    71021 – Rolling Stones – Beautiful Delilah

    71022 – Neil Young – At The Los Angeles Music centre

    71023 – Janis Joplin – Infinity Blues

    71024 – The Beatles – Get Back Sessions

    71025 – The Beatles – Renaissance Minstrels 1

    71026 – The Beatles – Renaissance Minstrels 2

    71027 – Bob Dylan – VD Waltz

    71028 – Jimi Hendrix – Smashing Amps

    71029 – Rolling Stones – London Roundhouse’

    71030 – Jethro Tull – Nothing Is Easy – pink vinyl JT – 511 etched in off trail wax

    71031 – Blood Sweat & Tears – BS&T 5

    71032 – The Beatles – Yellow Matter Custard

    71033 – Bob Dylan – Burn Some More

    71034 – Bob Dylan – Best Of Great White Wonder

    71035 – Buffalo Springfield, Neil Young, CSN&Y – Springfield Roots

    71036 – Cat Stevens – Father & Son

    71037 – Grateful Dead – In Concert

    71038 – Jefferson Airplane – Winterland 1970 / Tapes from The Mothership

    71039 – The Who – Closer To Queen Mary

    71040 – Pink Floyd – Omayyad

    71041 – Led Zeppelin – Mudslide

    71042 – Jimi Hendrix – Good Vibes

    71043 – Bob Dylan – Let Me Die In My Footsteps

    71044 – Jethro Tull – Flute Cake

    71045 – Bob Dylan – Troubled Troubador

    71046 – John Lennon – Telecasts

    71047 – Leon Russell – Session

    71048 – The Beatles – Outtakes 1

    71049 – The Beatles – Outtakes 2

    71050 – Bob Dylan – Isle Of Wight

    71051 – Bob Dylan – Blind Boy Grunt

    71052 – Rod Stewart & The Faces – Had me A Real Good Time

    71053 – Moody Blues – Bushbuck

    71054 – David Bowie – In Person

    71055 – Bob Dylan – The Demo Tapes

    71056 – Pete Townshend – The Genius Of …

    71057 – Rolling Stones – Burning At The Hollywood Palladium 1972

    71058 – Grateful Dead – San Francisco

    71059 – Frank Zappa & Hot Rats – At The Olympic

    71060 – Jimi Hendrix – Good Karma

    71061 – Bob Dylan – Don’t Look Back

    71062 – David Bowie – In America

    71063 – Neil Young – Boulder, Colorado

    71064 – Grateful Dead – Hollywood Palladium 1

    71065 – The Beatles – Hollywood Bowl 1964

    71066 – Yes – On Tour

    71067 – Deep Purple – Purple For A Day

    71068 – The Beatles – Get Back Session 2

    71069 – Bob Dylan – BBC Broadcast

    71070 – Led Zeppelin – BBC Broadcast’

    71071 – The Who – Fillmore East

    71072 – Neil Young – BBC Broadcast

    71073 – Santana – Hot & Alive

    71074 – David Bowie – All American Bowie

    71075 – Rolling Stones – Bright Lights Big City

    71076 – The Beatles – Spicy Beatles Songs

    71077 – The Who – Radio London

    71078 – Rolling Stones – San diego ’69

    71079 – Jimi Hendrix – Good Karma 2

    71080 – Rolling Stones – Welcome To New York

    71081 – The Yardbirds – Rarities

    71082 – Derek and the Dominos – Stormy Monday

    71083 – Bob Dylan – Early 60s Revisited

    71084 – The Kinks – Long Tall Sally

    71085 – Bad Company – Boblingen

    71086 – Rolling Stones – European Tour ’73

    KEYLO102 – Leon Russell – Recorded live from an earlier Broadcast

    1816 – Rolling Stones – Stone Relics

    1817 – Rod Stewart & the Faces – Dancing in the street

    1825 – Leon Russell – Session

    1844 – Procol Harum – Shine on live

    1845 – Jethro Tull – Ticketon

    1852 – Led Zeppelin – Stairway To Heaven

    1859 – Leon Russell – Oakie from Tulsa

    1867 – Rod Stewart & the Faces – Performance

 

TMOQ (I) double LPs :

    72001 – Bob Dylan – Great White Wonder

    72002 – Led Zeppelin – Live On Blueberry Hill’

    72003 – Jimi Hendrix – Hendrix Alive

    72004 – Led Zeppelin – Going to California

    72005 – David Crosby & Graham Nash – A Very Stoney Evening

    72006 – Rolling Stones – Winter Tours 1973

    72007 – Led Zeppelin – Bonzo’s Birthday Party       1973/05/31

    72008 – Grateful Dead – Hollywood Palladium 2

    72009 – Rolling Stones – Gimme Shelter

    72010 – Jethro Tull – Forum ’73       1973/07/20-22

    72011 – Rolling Stones – Summer Reruns

    72012 – The Beatles – Vancouver

    72013 – Alice Cooper – You’re All Crazier Than I Am (only exist with “Smoking Pig” labels) 1972/07/23

    72014 – Grateful Dead – Fillmore West        1971/07/02-03

    72015 – Jethro Tull – Supercharged (only exist with “Smoking Pig” labels)     1973/07/20-22

    72016 – Led Zeppelin – Three Days After (only exist with “Smoking Pig” labels) 1973/06/03

    72017 – Rolling Stones – Mick’s Birthday Party (only exist with “Smoking pig” labels) 1972/07/26

    72018 – The Who – Jaguar (only exist with “Smoking Pig” labels)

    72019 – Led Zeppelin – V-1/2 (only exist with “Smoking Pig” labels)            1973/07/17

    1401 – Paul McCartney& Wings – In concert in Copenhagen

    1847/2810 – David Bowie – Live At Santa Monica Civic

    2804 – Pink Floyd – Live (aka Cymbaline)

    2806 – Rolling Stones – Get your rocks off

 

TMOQ (I) double LPs budget series:

    7501 – Bob Dylan – BBC Broadcast

    7502 – Jimi Hendrix – Broadcasts / Maui Hawaii

    7503 – Jethro Tull – My God / Nothing Is Easy

    7504 – The Who & Townshend – Closer To Queen Mary / Genius Of Pete Townshend

    7505 – Rolling Stones – European Tour 1970 / Burning At The Hollywood Palladium

    7506 – Frank Zappa – 200 Motels / At The Lympic

    7507 – Bob Dylan – While The Establishment Burns / Isle Of Wight

    7508 – The Beatles – Outtakes 1 / Outtakes 2

    7509 – Jimi Hendrix – Hendrix Alive

    7510 – David Crosby & Graham Nash – A Very Stoney Evening

 

TMOQ (I) 7″ single series :

    9001 – Rolling Stones – Cops and Robbers

    9002 – Bad Company – In Concert

 

TMOQ (I) single LP deluxe series :

    61001 – Yardbirds – Golden Eggs

    61002 – Bob Dylan – Melbourne Australia 1966

    61003 – Yardbirds – More Golden Eggs

 

TMOQ (I) double LP deluxe series :

    62001 – The Who – Who’s Zoo

    62002 – The Who – Tales Of The Who

 

TMOQ (I) triple LP deluxe series :

    63001 – Bob Dylan – Saint Valentine’s Day Massacre

 

TMOQ (I) single LP deluxe series :

    8201 – Deep Purple – Murky Waters

    8202 – Pink Floyd – Nippon Connection

    8203 – Pink Floyd – Circus Days

    8204 – Jeff Beck – Beckfast

 

TMOQ (I) double LP deluxe series :

    8205/6 – Paul McCartney – Great Dane

    8207/8 – Rolling Stones – LA Fog

 

TMOQ (II) single LPs :

    73000 – Donovan – The Reedy River

    73001 – The Beatles – Renaissance Minstrels 1

    73002 – The Beatles – Renaissance Minstrels 2

    73003 – Buffalo Springfield – Springfield Roots

    73005 – Bob Dylan – While The Establishment Burns

    73006 – Bob Dylan – Burn Some More

    73007 – Bob Dylan – Blind Boy Grunt

    73008 – Bob Dylan – Best Of The Great White Wonder

    73009 – Grateful Dead – Live In Concert

    73010 – Grateful Dead – Silent Dead

    73011 – Jimi Hendrix – Maui Hawaii

    73012 – Jimi Hendrix – Broadcasts

    73013 – Jimi Hendrix – Smashing Amps

    73014 – Jethro Tull – My God

    73015 – Jethro Tull – Ticketron

    73016 – The Kinks – Kriminal

    73017 – Led Zeppelin – Stairway To Heaven

    73018 – Paul McCartney – James Paul McCartney

    73019 – Moody Blues – Answer To The Mystery Of Life

    73020 – Van Morrison – A Spawn Of The Dublin Pubs

    73021 – Rod Stewart – Had Me A Real Good Time

    73022 – Rolling Stones – Stone Relics

    73023 – Rolling Stones – European Tour 1970

    73024 – Rolling Stones – Burning At The Hollywood Palladium

    73025 – Rolling Stones – Smooth

    73026 – Pete Townshend – The Genius Of

    73027 – Johnny Winter – Hot & Alive

    73028 – Neil Young – Coming Home

    73030 – The Beatles – The Beatles

    73031 – Jimi Hendrix – Skyhigh

    73032 – The Beatles – Renaissance Minstrels 3

    73033 – Rolling Stones – Get Your Leeds Lungs Out

    73034 – Bob Dylan – Bridgett’s Album

    73035 – Van Morrison – Belfast Cowboy

    73036 – Poco – Country Bump

    73037 – Randy Newman – Live At Paul’s Mall Boston

    73038 – Joni Mitchell – Lights out In Georgia

    73039 – Elton John – More rock from Elton

    1704 – Beatles – Hollywood Bowl

    1800 – The Beatles – Last live show

    1802 – Bob Dylan – Stealin

    1804 – Bob Dylan – Talking Bear Mountain Massacre Picnic Blues

    1807 – Neil Young – Coming home

    1809 – Cat Stevens – Father & Son

    1811 – Rolling Stones – Live’r Than You’ll Ever Be

    1817 – Rod Stewart & the Faces – Dancing In The Street

    1818 – Bob Dylan – GWW Royal Albert Hall

    1824 – Beatles – In Atlanta Whiskey Flats

    1826 – Led Zeppelin – Mudslide

    1828 – Jethro Tull – Flute Cake

    1831 – The Who – Closer to Queen Mary

    1832 – Rod Stewart & the Faces – Plynth

    1834 – John Lennon – Telecast

    1837 – Traffic – Traffic jam

    1844 – Procol Harum – Shine on live

    1846 – The Who – Fillmore East

    1851 – Jimi Hendrix – Good Karma

    1855 – Bob Dylan – Isle of Wight

    1858 – The Beatles – Yellow Matter Custard

    1859 – Leon Russell – Oakie from Tulsa

    1861 – Bob Dylan – GWW The Demo tapes

    1862 – Bob Dylan – Don’t look back

    1867 – Rod Stewart & the Faces – Performance

    1888 – David Bowie – The All American Bowie

    1890 – Rolling Stones – Bright Lights Big City

    1892 – The Beatles – Spicy Beatles songs

    1894 – Neil Young – BBC Broadcast

    71085 – Bad Company – Boblingen

    KEYLO102 – Leon Russell – Recorded live from an earlier Broadcast

    2815C/D – Rolling Stones – Welcome to New York

    BlindBoy9 – Bob Dylan – Blind Boy Grunt

 

TMOQ (II) double LPs :

    1840/1841 – Jimi Hendrix – Broadcasts / Maui Hawaii

    1847/2810 – David Bowie – Live At Santa Monica Civic

    1848/1855 – Bob Dylan – While The Establishment Burns / Isle Of Wight

    2800 – Bob Dylan – Great White Wonder

    2801 – Led Zeppelin – Live On Blueberry Hill

    2802 – Jimi Hendrix – Hendrix Alive

    2804 – Pink Floyd – Live (aka Cymbaline)

    2805 – Grateful Dead – Fillmore West

    2806 – Rolling Stones – Get your rocks off

    2818 – Led Zeppelin – Bonzo’s Birthday Party

    2820 – Led Zeppelin – Live in Seattle

    XCN1/2/3/4 – David Crosby & Graham Nash – A Very Stony Evening

    LZ1234 – Led Zeppelin – Going to California

 

 

I believe the WCF 2001 – 58 series was the first time the label used the folder-type covers and all the reissued titles that had them came later. Based on two contemporary recordings among the first 10 titles – 2006/07 Led Zeppelin – Bonzo’s Birthday Party and 2011/12 Allman Brothers – Watkins Glen July 28/73 – the second half of 1973 appears as the most likely release date/ start of the series.

Matrix: 2001 A / B and 2002 A / B

It is relatively easy to distinguish the WCF copy from the Record Revolution original:

  • Pink cover vs. a rather muted red and blue as seen below;
  • Back cover design changed by incorporating cover art from the HH version (see below) providing a track list;
  • Blank white labels vs. printed red or blue ones;
  • Logo removed from the inside of the folder, lower left.

 

 

The original Record Revolution version. It must have been released fairly soon after the broadcast and became the first Dead recording enjoying wide circulation (“Since the album appears to have been made in 1971, the song titles are just guesses (“Had To Move,” “My Uncle” and “No Chance Of Losing” for example.” quote found in the first link posted below). The matrix was GD-R 1/2/3/4

Source: KSAN/KSFX & KMET FM broadcast, closing of the Fillmore West, 02 July 1971

http://lostlivedead.blogspot.com/2014/09/july-2-1971-fillmore-west-san-francisco.html

The blue double lp that I had was regularly seen in Bay Area used record stores for the next several years–it was about as near to a “regional hit” as a bootleg could ever be considered. It’s not surprising. A local show, broadcast locally, pressed somehow, and quietly distributed to sufficiently cool stores. That was, in fact, pretty common on the East Coast and less so in the Bay Area...”

Opinions on how well the Dead played that night seem to differ quite quite a bit:

https://archive.org/details/gd71-07-02.sbd.backus.11798.sbeok.shnf/gd1971-07-02d3t03.shn

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Towards the end of 1972, TMOQ1 released their own version of this recording (matrix: GD – 527 – A / B). Does the added ‘1’ meant that this might have been planned as a two volume release?

 

Regarding the purple pressing, which sold for $236 in 2012, the seller wrote the following:

“…but the real rarity of this fabulous copy is the color. Look up this album on Popsike.com and you won’t see any that have sold that are of Purple Vinyl! What few copies of this that do exist are seen in the more typical colors of Yellow, Green, Red or Black. This may be the only copy known to exist in purple…”

While it’s probably not the only purple copy ever made, it sure is very rare.

  • Reissues:

Ken”s TMOQ2 matrix: 2805 A-D

Ken’s smoking pig-branded insert has also been found on copies with the original red & blue printed labels but in a black cardboard cover (matrix: GD-R 1-4)  and even on WCF copies.

  • HH DEAD FILLMORE 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 matrix versions:

One of these has the same insert art work but no smoking pig. I suspect Ken nicked the art work from this version and not the other way around but please correct me if this is wrong. As for the copy with classic pig labels, smoking pig branded insert and the HH matrix, I have no explanation at this time. I do believe the seller was not mixed up when posting the matrix #.

 

  • Reissues, pt.2: S-204/K&S versions:

Almost identical appearance but not manufactured at the same time perhaps: The regular S-204 reissue and the K&S destined pressing with the deletion hole and yellow insert, as described in HW.

100 pressed and most were busted and destroyed in 1980 upon re-entry into Canada as “deletes” with punched covers. Those not destroyed were returned (due to a lack of laws making bootlegs illegal). This copy was “rescued” from the returned survivors. From the same shipment as the Flamin’ Groovies of which only 19 copies survived.”

 

 

 

Likely a copy of this early, ca. 1971, Contraband release (the use of “Microgroove” gives it away) that I had not been aware of so far. HW didn’t mention it (on the other hand, they mention a version called Solo ’65 that I cannot confirm exists):

 A further clue is HW’s quality rating for the WCF album: “Vgs, hissing”. Clearly, this was a couple of generations removed from the original.

In a past eBay auction this CBM album was mis-identified as an advance pressing of the official album due to the stamped title. A rare but funny misunderstanding (for those hip to the world of bootlegs).

For comparison purposes, here is another CBM title released around the same time:

Hendrix Munia yel

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The official release from August 1965:

Apparently, the story goes that Simon spent a lot of time in London in the summer of ’65 and as his album with Garfunkel, Wednesday Morning, 3 A.M. had not been released in the UK (yet), he decided to record his own solo album, which would get a limited release in the Commonwealth countries (UK, CAN, AUS, NZ) only. By the time rock bootlegs had been invented this made the album attractive for those in the US not minding to get involved in a bit of piracy, despite the flagrant copyright violation.

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Even TMOQ could not resist and released their own re-sequenced version around May of 1971.

A1  Kathy’s Song
A2  He Was My Brother
A3  Flowers Never Bend with the Rainfall
A4  The Side of a Hill
A5  A Simple Desultory Philippic
A6  Patterns
B1  A Most Peculiar Man
B2  I Am a Rock
B3  A Church Is Burning
B4  April Come She Will
B5  Leaves That Are Green
B6  The Sound of Silence

Here are early versions from ’71/2:

And later ones:

 

I have never seen an insert for this nor a smoking pig label version. Do they exist?

 

 

Matrix : 1973 A  /  1973 B

The first WCF release of their copy of disc two of the TMOQ double. Note how a xerox of TMOQ’s stamped title was used for WCF cut & paste art work (I have included the complete stamp as it appears on a TMOQ reissue). The track list missed “That’s The Way” which should be the 2nd song on the A-side.

Released in 1973, after TMOQ had reissued the title with a stamped cover.

WCF reissued this title as part of their folder reissues ca. 1974-5. A copy seen on eBay has the black generic Berkeley labels with the 1975 copyright date, so these types of covers were still in use after their re-branding as a bootleg label with a proper name in that year, The reprint was not kind to Jimmy’s photo on the front, robbing it of whatever little contrast it had left the first time around. On the other hand, he now occupied “prime real estate” on the back panel.

 

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The TMOQ originals:

  1. Folder cover, perhaps released in this form as early as (late) 1971 due to the evidence from the Neil Young video mentioned below.

The TMOQ wiki places this release – later numbered 72004 – in February of 1973 but that appears to be wrong (a buyer in the UK received his copy on Friday, the 19th of January 1973). We need a collector who wrote down when exactly they bought this particular version.

 

A pendant to this Crosby & Nash release (#72005, I read it was taped at L.A.’s Dorothy Chandler Pavilion on 10 October 1971 and not in Berkeley, as stated in a 2017 Tight But Loose article – is this correct? ), which can be seen in the film clip in which Neil Young discovers bootlegs in an L.A. record store, likely filmed in November or December of 1971 (a Rolling Stone magazine with a cover date of 09 Dec. ’71 can be spotted), YT title “Neil Young finds bootleg records of his own work in an LA store – 1971 ”

The theory supporting the late 1971 release date for the Led Zeppelin title will make the convincing point that both titles were released at the same time in their similar packaging.

 

C&N VSE 2

Above: Neil confronting the store clerk with the album.

The evidence chain used in the 2017 Tight But Loose article dating the album to late 1972 runs like this:

  • The same taper – not Dub – recorded these two shows at the Berkeley Community Theater in September and October of ’71.
  • It then took a few months for the tapes to reach Dub/TMOQ.
  • An ad from a UK bootleg mail order company advertising both releases as new is also shown as evidence.

AA NEW LZ + C.N.

  • However, the album(s) received after ordering is not the folder version but the stamped & sticker-ed (later) version and since the folder version clearly came earlier, the theory formulated in TBL fails at this point.

TMOQ trying folder style covers years before WCF did. It appears these were the only two titles receiving this treatment.

 

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With an alternate insert. As pointed out in the comment section by YesDays, the images used here come from 1975.

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With Stout designed insert, ca. mid-1973:

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Later versions:

 

There are many more pressings but I’ll just concentrate on the earlier ones.

 

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http://jimmypagemusic.blogspot.com/2015/09/on-this-day-13-september.html

http://www.rambleonzep.com/dates/1971-09-14.htm

The famous recording from Berkeley’s Community Theater, 2nd night, 14 September 1971. The master tape has never surfaced to the best of my knowledge and even the pressing plates may have ended up in the Pacific ocean around 1980 in an attack of paranoia by Ken’s associate Michael.

 

Master tape details: Immigrant Song >> Heartbreaker (<< Bouree..), [ cut ], Since I’ve Been Loving You [ cut ], [ cut ], Out On The Tiles Intro >> Black Dog, [ cut ], Dazed And Confused (<< Back In The USA..) [ cut ], [ cut ], Stairway To Heaven, [ cut ], That’s The Way [ cut ], Going To California, [ cut ], Whole Lotta Love (<< Just A Little Bit, Boogie Chillun, Hello Mary Lou, My Baby Left Me, Mess O’ Blues, You Shook Me, The Lemon Song..)


Quality rating: Excellent, slightly top-heavy.   Length: 96 minutes, missing is the encore.
argenteumastrum states: Surprisingly clear recording taped much close to the stage without any distortion! All the instruments are perfectly balanced and almost no hiss here.

LZ BCT ad '71 II

 

 

 

Matrix : 1806 A  /  1806 B

 

 

Matrix: 1807 – A   /  1807 – B

WCF did some of the worst ever “song title mangling” bootleggers sometimes committed as they were not familiar with an artist’s repertoire, on the blue volume: “Moonoge Dyelseom”, “Gene Genie” and “Luffragete City”.

I do believe WCF made this first available in the form of single albums (just like TMOQ did) only to be distinguished by their color but a double version also appears to have been made:

 

 

Year of release: 1973, perhaps late spring or middle of the year

Reissued ca. 1974/5 with a redesigned cover:

 

 

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Source: KMET-FM’s broadcast of Bowie’s first of two shows at the Santa Monica Civic Center on 20 October, 1972. RCA also recorded the performance on multi-track tapes (and then left them in the vault for 22 years while the bootlegs from this show gained a reputation for their un-bootleg-like excellent sound quality and Bowie’s A-game performance that would even eclipse the official David Live a couple of years later.

Bowie SM 72 pic

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Now, coming back to the red & blue first releases, these are referred to as the very first Bowie bootlegs. While I agree with him on the release date being 1973, he is off on dating the TMOQ titles IN PERSON & IN AMERICA as only having been released in 1974. Using the TMOQ RecordWiki (that used to be posted under the recordcollectorsguild.org) as I have done throughout the blog, as the dates have so far been the most detailed and only one error could so far been found by a major bootleg collector, IN PERSON would date around January of 1973 (#71054, matrix: DB – 528) and IN AMERICA (#71062, matrix DB – 531) from around April of ’73.

 

Regarding the order of the TMOQ releases, Bassman is also incorrect when describing the first version, “The first and original discs came in a so called TMQ Production cover, and they all have labels with the songs listed on one side and the TMQ pig on the other.” I have shown these versions below. The cartoon cover edition was not the first but came after the generic farm pig label editions on colored vinyl and in stamped and sticker-ed covers.

So, Ziggy in concert. was not the first David Bowie bootleg but IN PERSON was.

There are also differences in content & quality between both labels:

  • TMOQ edited the the DJ talk out, WCF left it in.
  • TMOQ had the edge when it came to the sound quality.

 

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I came across this CBM copy presenting the second half of the show, likely taken from IN AMERICA, and winning the award for Most Minimalist Cover Art. It appears that this is the only Bowie title they ever put out. I did not find any evidence that they had copied IN PERSON as well.

Released around 1974.

 

Matrix: 2810-C  /   2810-D

Curiously, it shares its matrix number with Ken”s issue of the In Person / In America material, which he released as a double album:

Bowie Santa Monica double

Matrix: 1847/2810

 

Matrix: 752 SIDE I / 752 SIDE II

Released ca. 1972

Source: Audience recording from the L.A. Forum on 10 March, 1971 (not 3rd of October as everyone assumes; a listing of their 1971 tour dates & the ticket stub below prove this).

In the UK, the album was released as “faces”, in the US both the album and the concert tickets say “small faces”.

Small Faces LA F t

Side A: (I Know) I’m Losing You / Love In Vain / Turn Me On (Dancing In The Streets)
Side B: Maybe I’m Amazed / It’s All Over Now / Country Comfort

The recording only received a very low “Gs”  rating in HW. I did not find any description or sound sample on the net. Obviously, there are better sounding captures like the one below.

For comparison:

The Faces
Sports Arena, San Diego, California
March 18, 1971

01. You’re My Girl
02. I Want To Be Loved
03. Maybe I’m Amazed
04. It’s All Over Now
05. (I Know) I’m Losing You
06. Love In Vain
07. Plynth > Three Button Hand Me Down > Gasoline Alley > Plynth
encore call
08. I Feel So Good
[63:21]

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A copy of this title by the Immaculate Conception label, released in 1971 (CMBR-11):

 

The bootleggers had simply copied the art work of the official album First Step that was promoted on this tour, while WCF in turn ripped off I.C.’s design.

Immaculate Conception Records were very active in 1970 – 71 and their use of a generic album cover for a number of its releases and the constant “Best of”naming make them look like the K-tel of bootleggers (if you remember that official budget label from the 70’s & 80’s hawking an endless stream of compilations).

VAR-101 – Get Back (Beatles)
CBMR-3 – The Best Of The Who Live In Concert
CMBR-4 – The Best Of The Rolling Stones Live In Concert
CBMR-5 – Live In Concert – The Best Of The Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin, Jimi Hendrix, The Who, Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, And Jethro Tull
CBMR-6 – The Best Of Led Zeppelin Live In Concert
CBMR-7 – The Best Of Jimi Hendrix: Live In Concert
CMBR-8 – The Best Of Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young Live In Concert
CMBR-9 – The Best Of The Band And Jethro Tull Live In Concert
CBMR-10 – “Experience” (The Jimi Hendrix Experience)
CMBR-11 – Live At The Forum 3/10/71 (Faces)
CMBR-12 – Christmas Message (Beatles)
CBMR-13 – The Complete Neil Young Live At The Los Angeles Music Center February 1st, 1971

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Around 1973/4 TMOQ released their version of this recording and this looks like a ‘Ken job’ to me (matrix: 1817 A / B):

 

 

Finally found: The elusive WCF # 751 release:

 

Matrix : 751 SIDE I  /  751 SIDE II

This was the first of three times WCF would release this material, ca. 1972

Source:  Radio broadcast from the Winterland  in San Francisco on 04 October 1970, the night Janis Joplin dies. This was a joint Quadrophonic broadcast on two radio stations, KSAN and KQED, which also did a video feed on its TV channel. There are claims that the bootlegs contain only half the mix  as they only contain one of the two feeds but I did not find that to be the case (compare below).

SIDE 1>Sugar Magnolia/Good Lovin’
SIDE 2>end of China Cat>I Know You Rider/Casey Jones/Uncle John’s Band

http://deadsources.blogspot.com/2013/06/october-4-5-1970-winterland-sf.html

http://lostlivedead.blogspot.com/2013/09/grateful-dead-live-fm-broadcasts-1970.html

https://archive.org/details/gd70-10-04.fm.glassberg_winters.28363.sbeok.shnf/gd1970-10-04t02.shn

Bootleg needle drop: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uBvoBl7kN94

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It appears that the original version was first released by an independent bootlegger – not TMOQ – who had come up with the mammary presentations logo. These are easily identifiable by their “Mother” labels:

The matrix numbers were either only DEAD-1 / DEAD-2 or:
DEAD-1 S-2644
DEAD-2 S-2645

TMOQ then “took over” this release and first pressed it ca. April of 1972 on colored vinyl and with 1 / 2 labels,  giving it the matrix that had been the identifier on the Mother Records label: MEL – 77 A / B:

For the early pressings, I have only seen it with two ringed 1 / 2 or blank white labels. The earliest version of the insert had an intricate background image that was not always present in subsequent versions. Also notice the other differences shown here: Just the drawing, with added text, or both plus TMOQ logo.

Below: Later versions.

 

TMOQ then must have decided they liked the logo mammary presentations and continued using it on occasion. This is a list of all TMOQ titles bearing that logo. No originals issued by other labels for MM6 onward seems to exist.

MM4 – GRATEFUL DEAD – RECORDED LIVE IN CONCERT (# 71037)
MM6 – JEFFERSON AIRPLANE – TAPES FROM THE MOTHERSHIP (# 71038)
MM8 – THE MOODY BLUES – ANSWER TO THE MYSTERY OF LIFE (# 71053)
MM11 – THE KINKS – WINTER LAND 02/77
Un-numbered:

JETHRO TULL – NOTHING IS EASY (# 71030)
BUFFALO SPRINGFIELD – “BLUEBIRD ROOTS” (# 71035, copy of the 5D Records title)
LED ZEPPELIN – GOING TO CALIFORNIA (# 72004)
PINK FLOYD – OMAY YAD (# 71049, April 1972)

 

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Contraband copied this title as well but unlike WCF they did care to brand the insert with their own (sub) label name. However, in order to cover all of TMOQ’s mammary productions logo they had to increase theirs in size. That, plus their decision not to clarify with an added ‘Records/Productions’, led to the album being called Shalom to this day.

Matrix: GD  1020 A / B

Based on that number, the release date would be mid-1974, sandwiched between the Beatles albums supertracks 2 (# 1018) and soldier of love (# 1022).

However, Contraband’s sole other Grateful Dead release high time in old town is also supposed to have a 1020 matrix. As this matrix seems to be confirmed, I am waiting for confirmation on what the actual matrix for high time in old town is. If you know, please leave a comment.

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In 1973, WCF re-issued this album as part of their 22XX Grateful Dead series from new pressing plates now marked 2266.

2222 GRATEFUL DEAD – Turn On Your Love Light
2233 GRATEFUL DEAD – “Central Park, Fillmore East, Action House”
2244 GRATEFUL DEAD – Sugaree
2255 GRATEFUL DEAD – DARK STAR
2266 GRATEFUL DEAD – “Sugar Magnolia”

 

 

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And a final time for WCF (I have not seen this reissued with a b&w cover) ca. 1974/5 in a printed folder-style cover and with blank white labels: