Label: The Amazing Kornyfone Record Label - 2964 • Format: 2x, Vinyl LP, Unofficial Release • Country: US • Genre: Rock • Style: Hard Rock
Post a Comment. Pages Home About Blog List. Hammer of the Managers. A pparently, even the determined efforts of Led Zeppelin's notoriously aggressive manager Peter Grant to squelch the bootleggers did little to stem the tide of illegal recordings of his band that flooded the market.
Known to confiscate illicit Led Zeppelin albums he'd find in the English record shops, one well-known story has Grant, and Zeppelin's equally imposing tour manager Richard Cole, paying a little visit to a man who had just been named in a Melody Maker article as the distributor of a new double live Led Zeppelin bootleg.
Grant put a closed sign on the unfortunate bootlegger's shop door while Cole threatened him with his life until he handed over his stock of prohibited Zeppelin LPs. Richard Cole mentions in his book Stairway to Heaven - Led Zeppelin Uncensoredthat while on tour, they would often "rough up bootleggers when we caught them at work. Grant pointed "that bastard" out to Cole, who stormed over with some roadies to confront the audacious bootlegger.
It wasn't until after a physical assault and the smashing of expensive equipment that it was learned from a stagehand the man was actually a government official sent by the city to measure the decibel levels during the concert! Vancouver police arrived before the show ended, but luckily for Cole and crew, after they were questioned for an hour and agreed to pay for the recorder, the matter was dropped. Tale of Two Bootleggers. T his particular album was put out by the Trade Mark of Quality label.
The owners of which are said to be the biggest bootleggers in music history and have been credited with kicking off the modern American bootlegging industry. Their first release, a collection of Bob Dylan songs known as Great White Wonder Stairway To Heaven - Led Zeppelin - Live In Seattle 73 Touris widely noted as the first significant rock Whatd I Say - Trini Lopez - Trini Lopez At PJs and it swiftly got the pair up and running.
Using high quality materials such as colored, virgin vinyl and printed, color covers they earned a reputation as purveyors of fine unauthorized audio artifacts. However, the partnership ended after Testament - Level 2.0 - Battle Sight Zer0 few Stairway To Heaven - Led Zeppelin - Live In Seattle 73 Tour years. Allegedly, Ken was fired by Dub's father who had now joined his son's lucrative venture.
Dub kept the label going, continuing to use the realistic looking "farm style" pig logo while Ken started his own rival "Trade Mark of Quality" label with the cigar smoking "Pig Daddy" logo as seen on this Led Zeppelin cover insert. With the help of someone at the pressing plant, Ken began copying all of his former partner's releases by routinely having his own set of vinyl stamping plates made from Dub's mother plates.
Whenever the original TMQ label would put out something new, Ken's TMQ would follow with a less expensive duplicate release on black vinyl and with a cheaper cover. D efinitely a no-frills affair, this particular two record set came in a generic, white, single slot cardboard jacket with a one color, plain paper cover insert which had been sloppily Scotch taped onto the jacket at some point.
Record one has an off-white label. Record two's label is a yellowish color. Further Reading. No comments:. Newer Post Older Post Home. Subscribe to: Post Comments Atom. Led Zeppelin - Live in Seattle, '73 Tour bootleg album track My Wild Irish Rose - Lars Tiselius Und Seine Rhythmusgruppe - Hammond À Gogo (38 Hits Zum Tanzen).
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