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WRMB 326: The Beatles ‘Words Of Love’ can be found under the title link


Cooper A Sold Out 2

Cooper A Sold Out 3

Alice Cooper
LA Forum
Los Angeles 1975-06-17 (I have seen the date listed as June 16, 17 (mostly), 18 and July 27)
KBFH radio broadcast

Setlist tracks on the album are in bold:

01. Welcome To My Nightmare 5:45
02. Years Ago 0:50
03. No More Mr. Nice Guy 2:02
04. Years Ago 0:58
05. Billion Dollar Babies 2:59
06. Years Ago 1:14
07. I’m Eighteen 4:25
08. Years Ago 1:07
09. Some Folks 5:40
10. Cold Ethyl 2:49
11. Only Women Bleed 7:03
12. Devil’s Food 9:28
13. The Black Widow 3:18
14. Steven 5:15
15. Nightmare Reprise 2:58
16. Escape 3:39
17. School’s Out (W/Escape Reprise) 5:50
18. Department Of Youth 7:24

The last track on the LP is “Ballad Of Dwight Fry”, which comes from ‘The Nightmare’ TV Special 1975.



A concert review can be found here:

Beatles In the lap

Beatles In the lap Din A 4

Beatles In The lap detail 2

Wizardo trying the Contraband recipe of selling vaguely psychedelic fab four-ish sounding tracks with BBC recordings + more. “Have You heard The Word” (HOTWACKS quality rating: satisfactory) by the Fut had first appeared on the Contraband LP with the same title.  Next, Wizardo added the B-side “Futting Around” (very good; the two word title was used on the pirate copy of the single that was produced in 1973, the UK original just says “Futting” – see below) as well, so who says they didn’t deliver anything new? … “Don’t Let Me Down” & “Those Were The Days” (satisfactory; 29 March 1969 Amsterdam Hilton “Bed In”, from a VPRO radio interview with Wim Noordhoek & Jan Donkers) was already familiar from TMOQ’s Spicy Beatles Songs and CBM’s Abbey Road Revisited as is the next track, John’s short improvised version of “Cottonfields” (very good) from the 5 June ’68 The Kenny Everett Show.  I suspect that “Twist and Shout” (good) and “Dizzy Miss Lizzy” (satisfactory) are the same recordings also found on Spicy Beatles Songs : Swedish radio, Karlaplanstudio Stockholm, 24 Oct ’63 for the former and the last ever Beatles BBC radio show “The Beatles (Invite You To Take A Ticket To Ride)”, recorded 26 May 1965 and aired: 7 June 1965, for the latter.  “You Really Got A Hold On Me” (good) is likely from the Swedish radio broadcast as well, especially if it is live, as no other live performance exists.

The last track on side 1: “Roll Over Beethoven” (good) and the first two on side 2: “All My Loving” & “I Wanna Be Your Man” (both good) likely are identical with side 2 of CBM’s Sweden 1963 (wrongly attributed as having first appeared on CBM’s Mary Jane in the book Way Beyond Compare): From Us To You # 2, recorded on 28 February ’64 at BBC Piccadilly Studios in London and broadcast on 30 March ’64 (track 7, “From Us To You” (poor) might come from the same source as well).  The next three songs, “Long Tall Sally” (satisfactory), “A Hard Day’s Night” (very good) and “Things We Said Today” (good) plus the interview are obviously from the summer of 1964 and are most likely from the Beatles’ Top of the Pops appearances (as HOTWACKS states). A promo video of “Long Tall Sally” had been shown on 1 & 8 July ’64; “A Hard Days Night” played from the disc, on 8, 15 and 22 of July & 5 August and “Things We Said Today” on 29 July ’64.  See below for thoughts on an alternative source. If “It’s Now or Never” (poor; full title “By George! It’s The David Frost Theme/It’s Now Or Never”) from their appearance on UK TV’s Frost on Sunday is really on here then the book That Magic Feeling missed its first appearance on this bootleg. The following version of “Hey Jude” (good) is likely take 2 as aired in the UK version.


Collector comments:

“Most of this LP is copied from TMOQ’s 1973 LP “Mary Jane” (aka “Spicy Beatle Songs”). Wizardo replaced “What’s The New Mary Jane” with “Futting”, added “Long Tall Sally” to the “Top Of The Pops” segment, and tacked on the first bootleg appearance of the Frost material. The “Top Of The Pops” songs are from the radio show, not the TV, and are indeed from episode #1 of “Top Gear”.” (by John Winn, author of Way Beyond Compare & That Magic Feeling & the Beatlegmania book series)

“By the way, have you noticed how In The Lap Of The Gods is like an expanded, alternate version of Spicy Beatles Songs? Both open with The Fut – “Have You Heard The Word.” On SBS it is abridged, on LOTG it is complete.
Here, LOTG adds “Futting Around” that is not on SBS and then goes to “Don’t Let Me Down / Those Were The Days” which is on both.
LOTG omits “What’s The New Mary Jane” that is on SBS, and then the tracks are the same from “Cottonfields” through “I Wanna Be Your Man.”

At this point is where they differ. SBS has only “Dialogue / A Hard Day’s Night” and “Things We Said Today.” On SBS, there is no solo in the middle of “A Hard Day’s Night.” On LOTG, it has been edited in from the record. LOTG has the show intro theme, “Long Tall Sally,” “Dialogue / A Hard Day’s Night,” “Things We Said Today” and the TOTP closing theme. The sources differ between albums. On LOTG, the dialogue after AHDN is heard to stop and Brian Matthew says “Is it really four years since I had that chat?” and then the radio program resumes. This means that the source is a 1968 BBC retrospective. Going from memory now, I think the end of AHDN chat is also different in the “Have a banana, catch, and share it with the others.” One has alternate dialogue there. Then, LOTG goes to David Frost, which SBS doesn’t.” (comment from the BootlegZone Beatlegs forum)



The pirate from 1973. “One of the earliest Beatle (then thought) Bootlegs on 45 rpm.” states


The 1970 UK original.

The alternative explanation, which has been debunked (but I am keeping it as part of this entry as I like finding an early bootleg that is not listed anywhere) is that Jon Wizardo did get his hands on the rare 1971 bootleg The Beatles Last Album (matrix: 0171 – 01 1971 – the month/year it was produced or just a coincidence?), which preserved a little over half of their appearance on BBC radio’s Top Gear # 1 show as recorded 14 July ’64 and broadcast on July 16. It featured a sequence of Long Tall Sally/Things We Said Today/intro/A Hard Day’s Night/outro.



The cover inspiration (anyone ever seen this poster before/can tell us what the writing in the lower right says?):



This not often seen early bootleg LP features the first appearance of the People Say (Love Is Blind)/ I’m Walkin (All Alone) 45 – an unknown group recording under the alias “John & Paul” and guaranteed with zero involvement by any of the ex-Beatles –

before Contraband featured it on their late ’72 release MARY JANE (and Wizardo did it also on the 2nd hodgepodge disc of their 1975 MAGICAL MYSTERY TOUR double album (WRMB 310).

Another officially released 45 is the German version of She Loves You plus three Christmas tracks, likely copied from the US Christmas Album LP.

LAST ALBUM also saw the first ever bootleg inclusion of their Frost on Sunday (UK) / The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour September/October ’68 live lead vocal appearance of Hey Jude and Revolution. I assume that just as its 1972 inclusion on CBM’s Europe & TV Casts, this is the US broadcast version where Hey Jude was edited from takes 1 and 3 (in the UK, the complete take 2 was aired). 


And finally, another first on bootleg vinyl: Shout! from the Around The Beatles TV special, as well as the partial aforementioned Top Gear # 1 BBC radio episode from 16 July 1964: Long Tall Sally, Things We Said Today, the intro to A Hard Day’s Night plus the song itself and and a bit of the outro. This was taken from a 1968 rebroadcast of the Top Of The Pops transcription discs, which included this much from the Top Gear performance.


with Brian Matthews, the DJ on Top Gear # 1

Roxy Music Air Treatments

Side 1:  Street Life (fair)/ Amazona (poor)/ Psalm (poor)
Side 2:  Pyjamerama I (good)/ Mother Of Pearl (fair)/ The Numberer (very good)/ Pyjamerama II (very good)

“During the German leg of the tour Roxy return to the Musikladen studios in Bremen on 23rd January 1974 and perform ‘Street Life’, ‘Pyjamarama’, ‘Mother Of Pearl’, ‘Amazona’ & ‘Psalm’…” All of side 1 and the first two track on side 2 come from the Musikladen performance (which has since been officially released on DVD). The source seems to have been a tape recorder that was smuggled into the studio by an audience member, recording the event in real time, including parts edited out for the broadcast, like in-between-songs chat and tune ups, but also resulting in less than stellar audio quality compared to the actual broadcast. The last two tracks on side two are pirated from the B- and A-side of Roxy Music’s two first ever UK singles respectively. The bootleg plays too slow and the last two studio tracks have been described as “tinny” sounding.

Roxy Music Air Treatments 2

WRMB 320: The Beatles ‘Get Back Sessions’ – another release available on colored wax/PVC – link to earlier listing under title.


Nilsson Scatalogue cv 3

Another odd-ball release by whacky Wizardo Records. This is the pirate of a rare 1971 promo record. Wizardo didn’t even bother to create their own artwork for it but just copied the original and cut the bottom part of. Released on colored wax.

Read about the original promo release here, including pictures of the item:


WRMB 321 must have been skipped for some reason.

WRMB 317: The Beatles ‘HELP! THE COMPLETE UN-CUT SOUNDTRACK FROM THE MOTION PICTURE’ can be found by clicking on the title.


Curved Air LiLondon

Curved Air LiLondon 2

Live On The BBC 31 January 1975           

Side 1: Stark Naked/ Marie Antoinette/ Midnight Wire                                                                                    Side 2: The Fool/ Woman On A One Night Stand

Sonja Kristina – vocals
Darryl Way – violin
Mick Jacques – Guitar
Stewart Copeland – drums
Tony Reeves – bass


Quite an adventurous artist choice by Wizardo Records (it would remain the only Curved Air vinyl bootleg ever produced).

WRMB 314 The Beatles ‘On Stage in Melbourne Australia & Washington DC’ was included in this earlier review

WRMB 315 The Beatles ‘The Complete Let It Be Sessions’ link to earlier review under the title


Beatles 30 Nostalgia Hits

Beatles 316 cv disc

Beatles 316 cv disc 2

Confirmed images of a colored vinyl version. For the Wizardo 300 series, this is currently the lowest numbered release that had a run on colored vinyl.

A-Side (13:40) 1964 Hollywood Bowl concert – part 1
A1         Tiwst & Shout         
A2         You Can’t Do That         
A3         All My Lovin’         
A4         She Loves You         
A5         Things We Said Today         
A6         Roll Over Beethoven         
      B-Side (16:50) 1964 Hollywood Bowl concert – part 2
B1         Can’t Buy Me Love         
B2         If I Fell         
B3         I Want To Hold Your Hand         
B4         Boys         
B5         A Hard Day’s Night         
B6         Long Tall Sally         
      C-Side (21:50) 1966 Tokyo Concert – part 1
C1         Rock & Roll Music         
C2         She’s A Woman         
C3         If I Needed Someone         
C4         Day Tripper         
C5         Baby’s In Black         
C6         I Feel Fine         
C7         Yesterday         
C8         I Wanna Be Your Man         
      D-Side (21:30)
D1         Ain’t She Sweet         D1 – D5 at least are all pirated from the official records
D2         P.S. I Love You           
D3         There’s A Place         
D4         Misery         
D5         Dizzy Miss Lizzy         
D6         This Boy         
D7         From Me To You         
D6         Paperback Writer        Tokyo 1966
D7         I’m Down                        Tokyo 1966

Beatles 30 Nostalgia Hits ad

Read about a fan’s introduction through this bootleg in 1975:

Hot Wacks referred to the 2 LP set as SP 602 – I am not sure why at this point.

Later, the release number 316 was ‘recycled’ for a single LP called:

Beatles GetYYYsOut

Fan Buys lbl 316

It was available on multicolored vinyl as well.

This Japanese vinyl bootleg blog entry declared WRMB 316 the winner in the sound quality category compared to at least the SODD and Lemon Records versions shown there:


Research into this title led me to another bootleg with the same title that I have so far filed under “Dittolini Discs” due to the matrix number found on their version of Shea The Good Old Days (despite the title, Shea… contains the 1964 Hollywood Bowl recording):

Beatles GYYYOut

Beatles Get Yer Yeah Yeah's Out w. letter

This is a very rare record masquerading as a Wizardo Rekords product. It sold for $500 in January of 2013. From the eBay text: “INCLUDES THE “DEAR BEATLE NUT” LETTER INSERT”.          This release was completely new to me. I wonder if it says anything about Wizardo having discovered the Beatles at the Hollywood Bowl…

Beatles GetYYYsOut insertAnother insert that came with this title.

Beatles GYYYOut matrix 2

Beatles GYYYOut matrix

Below, matrix from the Dittolini release She The Good Old Days:

Beatles SheaTGOD matrix

As one can see, the writing looks identical.




WRMB 318 was created as another daughter release to re-package discs from the 30 Nostalgia Hits double.

Beatles wrmb 318 II

TAKRL logo and track list copied from the first TAKRL release # 1900, resulting in a discrepancy between that and the actual songs on the record.

Matrix: BFC 3/4

Beatles wrmb 318 disc or

beatles wrmb 318 lbl or

Beatles wrmb 318 disc blu

Beatles wrmb 318 lbl blu

Genesis Revelation WO AC

Source: Audience recording from the Shrine Auditorium, Los Angeles on 24 January 1975        Rated ‘B+’ on This show has since been officially released on their Archive 1 box set and is available on the wolfgangsvault website as well.

Side 1: Silent Sorrow In Empty Boats/ The Colony of Slippermen/ Ravine/ The Light Dies Down On Broadway/ Riding The Scree

Side 2: The Waiting Room/ Anyway/ Here Comes the Supernatural Anesthetist/ The Lamia

You can read more about this show here:

Quote from the above link: “Beware of the bootleg LP “Revelation Without A Cause” [Wizardo Wrmb 313 – LP] as it was recorded from the audience at the same gig.”


shrine aud LA

The venue

Genesis Shrine Aud '75

On stage at the Shrine Auditorium, image credited to Al Matta & Dave & Scott Rolf.