Ramones Blitzkrieg Bop

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The reissue on black & label-free – or is this a black paper label? – PVC.

USA: Early ’79? The question is if the first two numbers refer to the year in which the bootleggers released this or when they thought the material was actually recorded?

Source: ? – input needed as I currently have no idea. The fact that this starts with an interview suggests another radio broadcast. The first side could potentially be from the Rock Tavern in Aberdeen, WA, recorded 5 March 1977, as the songs match – but not side two. The Aberdeen recording had first appeared on sides 3 & 4 of the Dragonfly title At Your Birthday Party

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Could “You Tried Love” be “You cried wolf” and other song titles also misheard by the bootleggers? The song selection otherwise does look as if it could come from his 1978 tour.

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USA: Ca. late ’78 or early ’79

Source: ? Please leave a comment if you know. This LP was completely unknown to me before I had looked at this label and the real source(s) still is.

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Wide stamp

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narrow stamp

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or no stamp at all (black PVC? HOTWACKS mentions this reissue). This title is usually found on clear vinyl:

Costello E Live c v disc

USA: Late ’78 or early ’79

Source: KISW FM broadcast from the Paramount Theater in Seattle on 10 February 1978, missing the last five songs. Despite the cover claim, the recording is in mono here.

The EC wiki states “Same as Elvis Costello Live! and Unknown Places…”. Elvis Costello Live! is just another name for this very same 78 – 163/4 release and I was not able to confirm that an EC vinyl bootleg called Unknown Places exists.

Quality comment: “The sound though is excellent, maybe a little “muddled / muffled” at times. 7-out of-10.”


Notes from the original broadcast:

February 10, 1978
Paramount Northwest Theater
Seattle, Washington, U.S.

Source: KISW FM broadcast

01. [2:25] Mystery Dance
02. [4:40] Waiting For The End Of The World
03. [2:31] Night Rally
04. [2:13] No Action
05. [3:46] Less Than Zero (Dallas Version)
06. [3:37] The Beat
07. [4:58] (I Don’t Want To Go To) Chelsea
08. [4:18] This Year’s Girl
09. [3:24] Little Triggers
10. [2:29] Radio, Radio
11. [2:08] You Belong To Me
12. [6:18] Lipstick Vogue
13. [6:32] Watching The Detectives
14. [3:33] Pump It Up


Very good FM recording of EC & Attractions on the eleventh date (of 27) on their second US tour.


A concert review is here:,_March_10,_1978

Heart Double Live Gold

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USA: Late 1978/early 1979

Source: Soundboard recording from the Aquarius Tavern in Seattle (formerly known as Parker’s Ballroom), summer of 1975 (the date is usually stated as June 1st). The venue has been confirmed due to the inclusion of two tracks – “Mother Earth Blues”and their cover of Kiki Dee’s “I’ve Got The Music In Me” – on their official MAGAZINE album in 1978. It appears that multi-track recordings were made that night and the bootleg sounds excellent.

Heart’s debut album Dreamboat Annie was released in Canada in the summer of 1975 but would not see a US release until the coming year and the band was playing showcases in certain markets to drum up radio interest.


This blog has perhaps two more years, so I better step on it and produce more and different posts – stopping with the Japanese releases for now – while there is still time.

This is a not that well known label using recordings captured from groups performing in the Seattle area, mostly in 1979, as well as tapes they came across that were being traded. It’s probably best known for being the original outfit that released Hendrix’s Wink Of An Eye bootleg.

Their numbering and use of colored PVC led some collectors to believe that this was another effort by the person behind K&S but he has denied any involvement, so that settles that. Some of these titles are extremely rare and seem to have been pressed in very limited numbers only. Cover stamps announced the vinyl color. It appears that a second run using black vinyl was the norm for most of these titles, except for Wink of an Eye, with its stamp proclaiming “MEMORIAL WAX”.

ROLLING STONES – Nightclub ’78  [gold PVC]  78-156 M / 157 M  
HEART – Double Live Gold  [gold]   78-158 M / 159 M / 160 M / 161 M  
ELVIS COSTELLO – We’re All Creeps  [clear]   78-163/4 M                                                      TODD RUNDGREN – The Death Of Rock And Roll  78-165/166 M

RAMONES – Blitzkrieg Bop  [red&black or solid black]  79-100 M / 101 M
JIMI HENDRIX – Wink Of An Eye   79-108/109
TUBES – in rock’n roll hospital  [red or black]  2 LP 79-107 M / 108 M / 104 M / 105 M
DEVO – Tigerwax   [“tiger colored”]    79-106M / W8
BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN – Fire 2 LP  [red & yellow]    W9
ELVIS COSTELLO – Big Opportunity  [red & blue]  W10 79-116 M /117 M  

TAKING HEADS – Art School  [yellow & green]  79-124-5 M
ELVIS PRESLEY – rockin’ TV 1956  [mcv]  79-126 M W12-1  / 79-127 M W 12-2
JETHRO TULL – ‘DARK HAITI’  [blue]  79-136 /137 /138 / 139 M
VAN HALEN – The Story of Joe 2 LP  [clear]   79-140 M / 141 M
SUPERTRAMP – Bits & Pieces  [1 red, 1 yellow disc or black] 79-144-7 
GRATEFUL DEAD – ‘HEAD TRIP’  [1 clear, 1 red disc]  79-148-151 M
BOB DYLAN – Live At The Pitstop 78 / Gaza Strip  [red]  79-152/153 M


Due to the date mentioned as part of the rubber stamp, I believe that this is a live recording and not just a pirate of officially released tracks.


Matrix says: NRV-6-S1013

It does remind me of the earliest WCF/pre-Berkeley Records phase, when they used a combination of letters and numbers before switching to an all number-based system. here is an example, LIVE BAND by the Band:



Back to the Chicago album: The seller set an auction price of $8 but this otherwise unremarkable LP – especially for the non-bootleg aficionado – sold for six times that much.