First bootleg you heard

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Re: First bootleg you heard

Post by WestwayKid » 27 Sep 2017, 10:57am

What is interesting to me is that I didn't really get into boots until the internet had exploded. I was born in 1977, so while I'm not exactly a kid - I missed out on the early days of having to really search for bootlegs. Yes, in the very final days before you could grab whatever you wanted on the internet I would scour the local indie music shop for bootlegs - usually cruddy sounding cassettes - but they were not easy to come by.

The internet opened so many doors for me and when I really started to look - I had the benefit of being able to go online and ask my fellow fans what were the best boots to go after. In the case of The Clash, I was pointed towards Japp Edenhall, but it was never hard to track down. I just had to do a little searching and eventually came across a kind soul who sent me the files across the world wide web.

We really are blessed to have such ready access to so many recordings these days. There are hundreds of Clash recordings available at the click of a mouse and that is great, but I'd also think a bit sad because the awe of discovery is gone - chancing on some rare recording in the racks and snatching it out in triumph like you'd just found some long lost treasure.

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Re: First bootleg you heard

Post by Marky Dread » 27 Sep 2017, 11:25am

WestwayKid wrote:
27 Sep 2017, 10:57am
What is interesting to me is that I didn't really get into boots until the internet had exploded. I was born in 1977, so while I'm not exactly a kid - I missed out on the early days of having to really search for bootlegs. Yes, in the very final days before you could grab whatever you wanted on the internet I would scour the local indie music shop for bootlegs - usually cruddy sounding cassettes - but they were not easy to come by.

The internet opened so many doors for me and when I really started to look - I had the benefit of being able to go online and ask my fellow fans what were the best boots to go after. In the case of The Clash, I was pointed towards Japp Edenhall, but it was never hard to track down. I just had to do a little searching and eventually came across a kind soul who sent me the files across the world wide web.

We really are blessed to have such ready access to so many recordings these days. There are hundreds of Clash recordings available at the click of a mouse and that is great, but I'd also think a bit sad because the awe of discovery is gone - chancing on some rare recording in the racks and snatching it out in triumph like you'd just found some long lost treasure.
I think the net is great that these things are easier to come by. However I think it's also important to respect the fact that although that cool bootleg is just a click of a mouse away the person who uploaded originally spent a lot of time/effort (and probably money) tracking it down and converting it etc. It's why I spend so much time cleaning these things up in order keep them in the best form possible and to give a little back. I've spent thousands of pounds on music through the years and I share everyhing I have across the net freely so others can benefit and to stop them listening to fucking Justin Bieber records. ;)
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Re: First bootleg you heard

Post by 101Walterton » 27 Sep 2017, 2:40pm

white man wrote:
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101Walterton wrote:
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The first I heard was Spunk which I then bought off the guy who had it.
I think the first Clash boot I heard was GEED.
Thought this was just Clash related :huh: . In that case Spunk was my first then NY 1979 first live Clash.
Yes shame on me for slight thread drift 😊
I only posted that because Spunk is probably the most reknown boot out there (well certainly was at the time) and because I didn't hear a Clash boot until years later.

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Re: First bootleg you heard

Post by gkbill » 27 Sep 2017, 6:09pm

Hello,

I'm not quite sure (Che?) but I'm pretty sure I got it from someone on the old Jeff Dove site.

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Re: First bootleg you heard

Post by Marky Dread » 01 Oct 2017, 3:09am

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Used to buy a shit ton of live tapes from two guys in Kensington Market. My first Clash tape was probably the Polydor demos which also had some GEER demos and those two versions of Heartbreak Hotel which were really just Joe and guitar recorded back in his 101ers days in Orsett Terrace '75. The next tape was the Palladium '79. My first vinyl Clash bootleg was the one with a drawing of Mick Jones holding a dead guy in his hand.
This one : Recorded live at the Lochem Festival, 10/5/1982 ...sounded like shit.
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Re: First bootleg you heard

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Re: First bootleg you heard

Post by laxman » 01 Oct 2017, 6:33am

Terry Chimes on drums!

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Re: First bootleg you heard

Post by Marky Dread » 01 Oct 2017, 7:12am

laxman wrote:
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Terry Chimes on drums!
I remember buying that and the Sex Pistols bootleg "Anarchy in the USA" album on Happy Porpak records. I couldn't wait to get home from the record fair feeling chuffed as little meatballs with my purchase only to have my dreams shattered. The Clash boot was just about listenable while the Pistols one was so poor it was unreal. At least I had a nice record cover to stare at. :disshame:

Record fair bloody record unfair I reckon. Did I learn from my purchase...nope did I fuck I bought so many crap boots it beggars belief. :lol:
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Re: First bootleg you heard

Post by laxman » 01 Oct 2017, 7:30am

Definitely a good record cover. Have you got a decent version of the recording now?

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Re: First bootleg you heard

Post by Marky Dread » 01 Oct 2017, 8:15am

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Definitely a good record cover. Have you got a decent version of the recording now?
Yeah I've got all the Pistols stuff in as good a version as possible. I sold off the majority of my Pistols boots last year.
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Re: First bootleg you heard

Post by The Baker » 29 Oct 2017, 11:07pm

The Snotty Snail label bootleg cd set called ‘This Is Radio Clash’, which contains the Bonds ‘81 fm stereo radio broadcast as well as some other miscellaneous stuff.

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Re: First bootleg you heard

Post by matedog » 30 Oct 2017, 12:21am

Marky Dread wrote:
01 Oct 2017, 3:09am
Marky Dread wrote:
27 Sep 2017, 1:30am
Used to buy a shit ton of live tapes from two guys in Kensington Market. My first Clash tape was probably the Polydor demos which also had some GEER demos and those two versions of Heartbreak Hotel which were really just Joe and guitar recorded back in his 101ers days in Orsett Terrace '75. The next tape was the Palladium '79. My first vinyl Clash bootleg was the one with a drawing of Mick Jones holding a dead guy in his hand.
This one : Recorded live at the Lochem Festival, 10/5/1982 ...sounded like shit.
Was that the soundboard? Or audience? I’ve only ever heard the crystal clear soundboard.
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Re: First bootleg you heard

Post by Marky Dread » 30 Oct 2017, 8:35am

matedog wrote:
30 Oct 2017, 12:21am
Marky Dread wrote:
01 Oct 2017, 3:09am
Marky Dread wrote:
27 Sep 2017, 1:30am
Used to buy a shit ton of live tapes from two guys in Kensington Market. My first Clash tape was probably the Polydor demos which also had some GEER demos and those two versions of Heartbreak Hotel which were really just Joe and guitar recorded back in his 101ers days in Orsett Terrace '75. The next tape was the Palladium '79. My first vinyl Clash bootleg was the one with a drawing of Mick Jones holding a dead guy in his hand.
This one : Recorded live at the Lochem Festival, 10/5/1982 ...sounded like shit.
Was that the soundboard? Or audience? I’ve only ever heard the crystal clear soundboard.
Are you refering to Lochem? If so I've no idea other than it was one of the worst sounding boots I had bought other than the awful Pistols one I previously mentioned.
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Re: First bootleg you heard

Post by Dr. Medulla » 30 Oct 2017, 9:07am

matedog wrote:
30 Oct 2017, 12:21am
Marky Dread wrote:
01 Oct 2017, 3:09am
Marky Dread wrote:
27 Sep 2017, 1:30am
Used to buy a shit ton of live tapes from two guys in Kensington Market. My first Clash tape was probably the Polydor demos which also had some GEER demos and those two versions of Heartbreak Hotel which were really just Joe and guitar recorded back in his 101ers days in Orsett Terrace '75. The next tape was the Palladium '79. My first vinyl Clash bootleg was the one with a drawing of Mick Jones holding a dead guy in his hand.
This one : Recorded live at the Lochem Festival, 10/5/1982 ...sounded like shit.
Was that the soundboard? Or audience? I’ve only ever heard the crystal clear soundboard.
I bought a cd-r of Lochem back in the 90s and my recollection was that it was a very nice soundboard.
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Re: First bootleg you heard

Post by Marky Dread » 30 Oct 2017, 9:44am

Dr. Medulla wrote:
30 Oct 2017, 9:07am
matedog wrote:
30 Oct 2017, 12:21am
Marky Dread wrote:
01 Oct 2017, 3:09am
Marky Dread wrote:
27 Sep 2017, 1:30am
Used to buy a shit ton of live tapes from two guys in Kensington Market. My first Clash tape was probably the Polydor demos which also had some GEER demos and those two versions of Heartbreak Hotel which were really just Joe and guitar recorded back in his 101ers days in Orsett Terrace '75. The next tape was the Palladium '79. My first vinyl Clash bootleg was the one with a drawing of Mick Jones holding a dead guy in his hand.
This one : Recorded live at the Lochem Festival, 10/5/1982 ...sounded like shit.
Was that the soundboard? Or audience? I’ve only ever heard the crystal clear soundboard.
I bought a cd-r of Lochem back in the 90s and my recollection was that it was a very nice soundboard.
Oh yes mate I know the Lochem gig exist in very nice sound on CD (R) I have it also. But when I bought that vinyl boot it was 1982 and to my knowledge it wasn't available then on CD and I'm not even sure CD-R's were available then. Anyhow great sound on the CD-R but a shit performance as the band are in dissaray stoned out their nuggets.

Toppers last gig. :disshame:
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