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Wizardo Fakes

Ken ‘cannibalizing’ some of his Beatles titles from his ZAP label, creating these new “Frankenboots”:

Beatles More ft Fab Four 390

Beatles MftFF 390 detail

Side 1 is a copy of the master used for side 2 of Liverpool Flash ‘A Collection’ Sixth Amendment – a hodgepodge of Get Back, BBC and live tracks:

Beatles Liverpool Flash detail

Side 1 is a reissue of the master for side 1 of Back Upon Us All ‘A Collection’ Fourth Amendment:

Beatles Back Upon Us All detail

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Beatles Wizardo's Greatest Hits

9 tracks from Hollywood Bowl ’64 on side 1 and the same number from the Budokan ’66 on side 2.

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Beatles Power Brokers 392

Side 1: Re-use of the master of side 1 of the ZAP title No Obvious Title                                           Side 2: Same from side 2 of the already used Back Upon Us All (3rd image from the top)

Beatles No Obvious title detail

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WRMB 393 ‘THE LAST BEETLE RECORD’ has previously been listed in this post.

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Grateful Dead Moonmadness

Side 1: China Cat Sunflower/ I Know You Rider/ Casey Jones/ Uncle John’s Band                             Side 2: Sugar Magnolia/ Good Lovin (extended with solos, takes up most of side 2)

Quality rating: “Exs” in HW; “pretty solid throughout so it must have came off the board” wrote an eBay seller.

There is no information available online or in bootleg books where and when this was recorded but if I had to make an educated guess, I would say this was from the KSFX/KSAN/KMET radio broadcast from the Fillmore West from 2 July 1971

Another guess has come in for the historic “quadrophonic simulcast” 4 October 1970 show at the Winterland, which went out over KQED and KSAN.

Fillmore West inside

Inside the Fillmore West back in the day.

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Hot Wacks lists a WRMB 388 by Rod Stewart, titled ‘Mr. Personality Steps Out’ in the back. I do not believe this was ever produced.

Rolling Stones 2nd Incarnation Source: San Diego Sports Arena, 10 November 1969 – Ken’s fake Wizardo copy is dated ca. 1977 Side 1:  intro by Sam Cutler – Carol/ Sympathy for the Devil/ Prodigal Son/ You Gotta Move/ Under My Thumb Side 2:  Live with Me/ Little Queenie/ Satisfaction/ Honky Tonk Women/ Street Fighting Man Quality rating: VG-EX mono, recorded on the same equipment used for Liver… and Blueberry Hill. Complete concert set list: 01. intro [00:40] 01. Jumping Jack Flash [03:30] 02. Carol [03:49] 03. Sympathy For The Devil [05:43] 04. Stray Cat Blues [04:26] 05. Prodigal Son [03:57] 06. You Gotta Move [03:16] 07. Love In Vain [05:23] 08. I’m Free [05:48] 09. Under My Thumb [02:56] 10. Midnight Rambler [06:39] 11. Live With Me [03:02] 12. LittleQueenie [04:11] 13. (I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction [06:05] 14. Street Fighting Man [04:06] 15. Honky Tonk Women [04:30]

*** A copy of Dub’s SAN DIEGO ’69 / Stoneaged , which, if things had worked out slightly differently could have been the recording that became famous as THE archetypical live bootleg. Rolling Stones San Diego '69 green Released in 1973. Some collectors say that the CD releases containing the complete version of the concert come from a tape that is several generations away from the master pressed on the original LP, while Swingin’Pig claims “20 bit digital mastering from the original analog tapes”. *** Ken re-used his copied master also for disc 1 of the following double album:

Rolling Stones Midnight Ramblers Rolling Stones Midnight Ramblers b

Kiss First Kiss 385

Slip sheets exists in the following colors: Vanilla/Black; Mint Green/Black A4 insert paper and Pink/Black A4.

Found on either blank labels of different colors or World Records labels, pointing all fingers at Ken.

Kiss FKILI World

A copy of Vicky Vinyl’s Fried Alive! release on her own Idle Mind Productions label. First releases came in a number of PVC colors, just as Wizardo’s did:

Kiss Fried_Alive all colors

Kiss Fried Alive

Source: Long Beach Auditorium, 31 May, 1974 KNAC Broadcast (KISS opened for Savoy Brown and Manfred Mann’s Earth Band at this show):  Intro & Deuce, Nothing To Lose, She & Ace Frehley Solo, Firehouse, Strutter, 100,000 Years, Black Diamond. The last track on side 2 is supposedly from the Hammersmith Odeon in London, 16 May 1976 and not San Diego ’76.

The WRMB copy sounds noticeably inferior due to introduced distortion. Nevertheless, copies still fetch remarkable prices up to this day (a copy rated “acceptable” selling for 71 Euros after attracting more than 20 bids just in May of 2013). Similarly, Fried Alive! is still re-issued and in print (by other enterprising bootleggers) as a vinyl bootleg in 2013 as well. Vicky Vinyl had created not only one of the earliest (if not the earliest) Kiss bootlegs but also a landmark title that has held up 40 years later.

Release dates: Obviously mid-/second half of 1976 for Fried Alive! and my guess would be 1977 for Ken’s copy job.

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Kiss Second Kiss in LB

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Also on blank labels, as usual.

Source: Calderone Concert Hall, Hempstead, New York, NY – 23 August 1975 (“This is one of the best shows to circulate from the late stage of the tour.”). Probably a copy of well known New England taper Joe Maloney’s master.

DRESSED TO KILL TOUR
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01 – DEUCE
02 – STRUTTER
03 – GOT TO CHOOSE
04 – HOTTER THAN HELL
05 – FIREHOUSE
06 – SHE
07 – ACE FREHLEY (GUITAR SOLO)
08 – NOTHIN’ TO LOSE
09 – C’MON AND LOVE ME
10 – GENE SIMMONS BASS SOLO – 100,000 YEARS
11 – PETER CRISS DRUM SOLO – 100,000 YEARS
12 – BLACK DIAMOND
13 – AUDIENCE (SET)
14 – COLD GIN
15 – AUDIENCE (SET)
16 – ROCK AND ROLL ALL NITE
17 – AUDIENCE (SET)
18 – LET ME GO ROCK AND ROLL
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DRESSED TO KILL TOUR
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AUGUST 23,1975
OPENING ACT: THE FLOCK
ATTENDANCE: 2,435 CAPACITY: 2,435
PROMOTER: PHIL BASILE OF CONCERT EAST