Back Page Black Sab Jam


For some reason I ended up copying the Ontario Speedway “California Jam” gig on April 6th 1974 by Black Sabbath 3 times – all versions seemed to be slightly different recordings (one I think was a rehash of Gr’ndlepol, a classic bootleg with some tracks from another gig (Asbury 75?) so had completely different versions of a couple of songs). Anyway, for reasons best left as being too much time on my hands I copied 3 different covers, one of which didn’t seem to have a back cover, so I made this. Inaccuracies are deliberate – it’s a bootleg, right?

The Royal Organ


organ front

organ 1aorgan 1borgan 2aorgan 2borgan 3aorgan 3borgan back

This was a massive series of concerts on Radio 3 to celebrate the restoration of the Organ in the Royal Festival Hall in London. This is pretty much the whole lot – it’s good, and quite varied, so long as you like (quite a bit of) a bit of organ! So obscure it’s not even referenced anymore on the BBCs Website. Quite disappointing that they delete the pages of concerts – surely it would have been nice to have kept them at least as a nice index of programmes? Anyway, on the bizarre offchance anyone else also copied almost the whole lot (and the same almost the whole lot), ordered them in exactly the same way and wants some covers – here they are!

Fronton Joe and the Barry



Country Joe McDonald live  with his old chum Barry Melton at Jai-Alai Fronton, Ocala Florida on the 2nd of March 1974. Since Mr. M refers to himself as the Fish, you could probably reasonably refer to this as Country Joe and the Fish, but it wasn’t billed as that at the time so I won’t bill it like that either. I’m still not sure whether that means the original band was therefore actually named after the 2 guitarists, or perhaps even were meant to be them plus backing musicians, although all group photos from the time seem to imply a group of equal parts. Anyway, it’s a genially loose gig

Soft Bred(a)


Another Soft Machine set from Elastic Rock, this time another gig at Turfschip, Breda, the Netherlands in 1971 (not the released Breda reactor set). Again I fiddled with the cover, again to restore the original classy image from the original LP it was copied from (from one of the releases of the absurdly regularly repackaged Jet Propelled Photographs). It’s also another case where there was another discoverable front cover with similarly no rear cover, which I used as the back cover

Oude you Floyd it?


One of the classic (and few) bootlegs of Syd Barretts Pink Floyd – Oude-Ahoy, Rotterdam, 12 October 1967. This is the back cover to this release, probably the most prevelantly known version of the boot. I added a picture from a forgotten twofer with the Star Club bootleg which I already had  a copy of separately with this rather tasty cover, but decided to use this cover for the front of the Oude CD.  Maybe the original front cover for this release is better – I think the whole 20 years ago banner on the cover irked me at the time, for some reason