Tuesday, December 22, 2015


One of the "classic" early bootlegs, this double-LP did collectors a tremendous favor by assembling almost all of the Who's rare studio recordings -- from non-LP B-sides and U.K.-only singles and EPs -- into one convenient place, in excellent sound, although most or all of it was probably dubbed from vinyl. And it's not extraneous stuff -- much of it, like "Daddy Rolling Stone," "Shout and Shimmy," "The Last Time," "Dogs," and "Heaven and Hell," is great. Just about everything has subsequently appeared on official reissues (although the 1966 instrumental B-side "Waltz for a Pig," which is actually Graham Bond and not the Who, has not). Although MCA would not appreciate the observation, the fact remains that this is the best and most well-sequenced Who rarity compilation, with sound that is not significantly different from legitimate releases. And there's the significant bonus of side four, which has incendiary live performances (in fair-to-good quality) from various mid-'60s TV programs .AllMusic Review by Richie Unterberger    

Artwork for the LP done by William Stout. A great takeoff of the Nabisco Co.'s Animal Cookie box

William Stout is a famously diverse artist of international renown in many fields: themed entertainment and motion picture design (specializing in science fiction/fantasy/horror films), comic book art, book illustration, poster design, CD covers, public murals, and dynamic yet accurate reconstructions of prehistoric life. His endeavors in the fields of movies and comics have gained him a loyal following, making him a popular guest at comic book, science fiction and horror movie conventions around the world

The original bootleg was a double LP upon it's release. I have compiled 24 tracks from the first 3 sides of the LP." In LP sequence" I omitted side 4 which was touched on above I chose to bring you this with my standard 24 track selection. Early Who material was of more interest to me than later arena style music. I myself would prefer " Pictures of Lily" over "Won't Get Fooled Again" and such later material. maybe I am weird but I lost my interest in the Who somewhere around "Tommy"

A1 I'm The Face  ( High Numbers)
A2 Zoot Suit  ( High Numbers)
A3 Bald-Headed Woman
A4 Daddy Rolling Stone
A5 Anytime You Want Me
A6 Shout And Shimmy
A7 I'm A Man
A8 Waltz For A Pig
B1 Batman
B2 Bucket "T"
B3 Barbara Ann
B4 Disguises
B5 Circles
B6 I'm A Boy
B7 In The City
B8 I've Been Away
B9 Heat Wave
C1 The Last Time
C2 Under My Thumb
C3 Mary Anne With The Shaky Hand
C4 Dogs
C5 Dogs Part Two
C6 Here For More
C7 Heaven And Hell 
C8 When I Was A Boy


Anonymous said...

I also lost interest because of Tommy. I really enjoyed going to their shows prior to Tommy, but somehow with Tommy, they became more controlled and less exciting. There was something special about them in the early days. Thanks for sharing these early recordings.

Bob W.

24HOURDEJAVU said...

Thanks Bob It is amazing how great minds think alike
Notice I did not say old minds Have a great Christ

O.B. Dan said...

I wasn't exactly wowed by "Tommy" either, but "Quadrophenia " held my interest for some time.

Anonymous said...

Very cool! Thanks!

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