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?
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
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
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
The Dead (The Grateful Dead without Garcia, that is, who nonetheless became Grateful again recently presumably to more highly publicize their goodbye gigs), playing 5 nights in Red Rocks, Colarado, 15-20th of June 2004. It’s the first I’ve listened to any post-Garcia stuff other than Phil Lesh and friends, and it’s actually quite good! Lots of jamming. All Audience records from the Live Archive, where there are predictably multiple recordings for each gig
Thunder & Lightning (Individually billed on the poster: John Cipollina, Nick Gravenites, Doug Kilmer and Greg Anton) Live for a benefit for old Psychedelic artists trying to regain/control copyrights for their work. The event ran annually for several years, with different musicians performing
Black Sabbath Live in Fresno 22nd of September 1978. Teeny tiny amendments made to the back cover of this bootleg to accommodate the whole 2CD concert (the original presumably sacrifices (aaargh!) the lengthy solos to cram it onto 1 CD). I think my copy actually has the Supertzar intro, but I didn’t think it was worth splitting off as a separate track.
Full 14/2 leftovers:
14/2 early only (from SBD missing CR&S):
Amended back cover for 13/2 (and 14/2 late if using above for early only):
I used the DP styled leftover cover for the early show only, just because I already had it copied separately on a CD, and when I compiled the rest of the leftovers actually used an especially snazzy cover for a bootleg for the 13th (which I also stuck leftovers from the 14th late show on – the fiddled with final picture above is the bootlegs rear cover, obscuring the original track listing, three quarters of which is on DP4). The top back cover for the leftovers above is what I suppose I’d do now, leaving just the 13th leftovers to use the bootleg cover with (which, after all was the concert it originally presented the highlights from).
Confusing? Even moreso, considering DP4 is essentially the leftovers for volume 1 of the non- continued “history of the Dead” series, which I also edited out from my copies (and above covers)…. complicated! I guess the variations above are there for personal choice of anyone who actually wants to use any of the above. The CRS omitting early show is still on gdlive‘s mp3 section. I used sugarmegs for the SBD remnants for the late shows and 13th early show, patched with the auds for the same (13th early, 13th late, 14th late).
The enhanced image for the DP4 leftover front cover, incidentally, is from a cover for the same on a no longer active Grateful Dead site called DeadPieshop, which may have some relationship with this one, which nonetheless seems to have no covers at all..
I sometimes think I spent too much time on this little project.