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JPG + R In The 1970s

JPG + R In The 1970s b

USA: 2ns half of 1980

Another basically pirate release following the similar in concept Down And Out?

Side 1:

  • Interview / Bip Bop / Lucille (excerpts only) – Wings’ rehearsal before their first ever tour, Institute of Contemporary Arts in London, early February ’72. Taken from the Wings Over The World TV special, broadcast 16 March 1979
    Lucille is from the first Wings rehearsal at the Institute Of Contemporary Arts, London in February 1972.
  • Little Woman Love – B-side of Mary Had A Little Lamb
  • John Lennon interview about New York – ?
  • Angel Baby – from the withdrawn Roots album
  • Bangla Desh Press Conference / Speech / If Not For You (Rehearsal) – the first few minutes of the Concert For Bangla Desh film
  • Deep Blue – B-side of the Bangla Desh 45
  • Ringo interview about the Nashville recording sessions 1970
  • Coochy Coochy – B-side of the Beaucoups Of Blues 45
  • Interview Paul McCartney about touring Europe in 1972
  • The Mess – B-side of the My Love 45
  • “Good Bye Joel” – described as a “very weird montage of sounds (and pretty funny!)”, another Melvin message aimed at (“Paul-is-dead” theorist) Joel Glazier

Side 2:

  • Interview – Blow Away with George voice-over, discussing the Beatles
  • Miss O’Dell – B-side of the Give Me Love (Give Me Peace On Earth) 45
  • Grammy Awards John Lennon, Andy Williams, Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel on Grammy Awards Show, L.A., March 1, 1975  [finally something new (and not copied from an official or TV source!)]
  • Move Over Ms. L. – B-side of JL’s Stand By Me 45
  • Give Ireland Back To The Irish / Interview – rehearsal in the McCartney home filmed by ABC News, 7 March 1972. Excerpts from this were also used on a late night US TV special hosted by David Frost:  A Salute To The Beatles: Once Upon A Time – which aired May 21st, 1975, which became Melvin Records’ source.

  • Oh Woman, Oh Why – the promo version pirated (has crackle and some skips), despite what the back cover states, the amount of gun shots is exactly the same compared with the official version: seven.
  • Ringo interview about the Blindman movie
  • Blindman – B-side of the Back Off Boogaloo 45
  • Now Hear This – The third piano intro from Paul’s Brung To Ewe By promo LP for the Ram album
  • Zoo Gang – B-side of Band On The Run and theme of a British television show by the same name about a band of French resistance fighters, This track would not see an official US release until 1988.
  • John interview about a possible Beatles reunion – ?
  • Be My Baby – from the withdrawn Roots album

 

I do remember when I owned this album that side 2 ended with the sped up recording of Melvin Records denying they had anything with the Wings Over Wembley double album.

I have penciled in the following the labels for the future:

  • Melvin Records (as we have that wonderful background article and it’s never really been done before, I think, unlike for example Tobe Milo, which had a print article in THE 910 some years ago)
  • WCF and early Berkeley up to where the (boring) b&w covers started
  • TMOQ I & II – the most challenging of them all

 

Is there any other label you would like to see reviewed? No pure copy labels please (so, no LXXXIV, Full Tilt, Verzyl, etc.)

Jethro Tull DarkHaiti

Below, a copy without a stamp, or perhaps it’s on the back.

Jethro Tull DarkHaiti n st

And a black vinyl copy, so they do exist:

Jethro Tuull Dark Haiti bl

USA: 1979 – this was the start of a trilogy where they released three double albums recorded at the same venue within six or eight days; this one, Van Halen and Supertramp; the only bootleg label I have come across to have done this.

Source: Audience recording from the Seattle Coliseum, April 10th 1979. One of the last concerts featuring bass player John Glascock, who would take his final bow at the end of this leg on 1 May 1979, in San Antonio, TX.

Regarding the album’s title, was it an insider joke or an honest mistake? When introducing “Dark Ages” from the then still unreleased new Tull album STORMWATCH, Ian Anderson would draw out the pronunciation, so that it did sound like “Dark Haiti” but when listening to the song, it becomes clear that it’s “ages” (by the way, does Ian have the best on stage pronunciation or what? I could listen to him all day long). I do not suppose that the person(s) behind the 78/79-1XX label were Tull fans.At least, as all the first second generation bootleg labels had been put out of business and could no longer cover the latest Tull tour, as they had done so well in ’72, ’73 and after, at least these guys filled that gap quite nicely.

This used to be one of the most sought after & valuable titles by this label in the last decade, reaching a staggering $670 in 2008 for a lucky seller. Prices have more than halved since then though.

Side 1: One Brown Mouse / Heavy Horses / My God (including God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen, Kelpie and Bourée)
Side 2: Dark Ages  
Side 3: Cross-eyed Mary / Thick As A Brick  
Side 4: Quatrain, Aqualung (medley) / Locomotive Breath, The Dambusters’ March and Aqualung (medley)

 

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Jethro Tull otra

Jethro Tull Seattle 79

Jethro Tull 79 Tour poster

1979 tour poster

Presley E rockin'TV 1956

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USA: 1979

This is a rarely seen bootleg that used to bring $90 – 130+ at auction. If vinyl or stamper versions exist is not known at this time.

Source: Video soundtracks of the Elvis’ performances on the Dorsey Brothers, Milton Berle and the Ed Sullivan shows in 1956.

Side 1; intro-Money Honey (DB, 24 March ’56)/ Shake Rattle & Roll / I Got A Woman (DB, both 28 January ’56) / Blue Suede Shoes / Heartbreak Hotel (DB, both 11 February ’56) / Tutti Frutti (DB, 18 February ’56)
Side 2: Hound Dog (long version, MB, 5 June 1956) / Don’t Be Cruel / Love Me Tender / Ready Teddy / Hound Dog (E.S., 9 September ’56) / Don’t Be Cruel / Hound Dog (E.S., 28 October ’56)

Not sure why they bothered with such fan-focused quality bootlegs such as THE KING GOES WILD (E.P. RECORDS PRP 207), ca 1974/5:

Elvis GW.jpg

Elvis GW b

DORSEY SHOWS (Golden Archives 100), released September 1976;

Elvis Dorsey Shows

Elvis Dorsey S b

FROM THE WAIST UP (G.A, 150), rel. 1977:

Elvis FTWU

Elvis FTWU b

THE ROCKIN’ REBEL (G.A. 250), rel. 1978:

Elvis RnR

and THE ROCKIN’REBEL VOL. 3 (G.A. 350), rel. 1979:

Elvis RnR V 3

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Milton Berle Show rehearsal:

E MB 5 June

Talking Heads Art School

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I have only found this on colored vinyl and stamp-less. Do other variations exist?

USA: 1979

Source: Incomplete FM broadcast of the Warner brothers promo album TALKING HEADS LIVE ON TOUR, which had been recorded at the Agora in Cleveland, OH on 18 December 1978. The promo album, needless to say beats the boots hands down.

More information regarding the legitimate first and second pressing and the counterfeit version can be found here: http://www.diegocuoghi.com/thlive/index.html

Talking Heads Agora 78

The original master tapes can be viewed in this article: http://recordmecca.com/item-archives/talking-heads-master-tape-for-1978-promo-wb-live-album-with-unreleased-tracktalking-heads-live-agora-wbms-1978-master-tape/

 

The same recording was also released with all tracks present in 1979 as ELECTRICITY , the double album on Ken’s EXCITABLE RECORDWORKS label (# 2R-69, also known by the fake pseudo-German label name KÜNSTLER RECORDS created just for this release), spread over the first three sides.

Talking Heads Electricity

Talking Heads Electricity b

Talking Heads Electricity lbl

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A final bootleg vinyl issue came in the 80’s on what may have been an Italian release:

Talking Heads Live Heads

Talking heads Live Heads d

Talking Heads Live Heads b

 

 

 

 

Ramones Blitzkrieg Bop

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Ramones Blitzkrieg Bop bla

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

Rundgren tdornr

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Rundgren tdornr b

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.

Rundgren tdornr disc

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.