Bootleg: The Secret History of the Other Recording Industry

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Macmillan, Jun 15, 1996 - Music - 448 pages
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In Bootleg: The Secret History of the Other Recording Industry, Clinton Heylin examines the entire modern history of this underground culture: from what defines a bootleg and its complex and protean legal status, to a full history of bootlegs' production and distribution, to what's contained on some of the most notorious bootlegs and how to find them. Along with many illustrations of the creative packages, this is the whole story of the $250 million industry that sustains itself on the great figures of rock music and their biggest admirers.

 

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Since the beginning of time, music fanatics have attempted to collect, preserve and share (and sometimes profit from) 'rare' music,. This book documents the early attempts to make available these live ... Read full review

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Music journalist Heylin (The Penguin History of Rock & Roll Writing, LJ 12/92) has written a sympathetic, fascinating, and path-breaking history of the rock bootleg industry. After a brief historical ... Read full review

Contents

Prologue
1
A Boot by Any Other Name
5
Artifacts
13
Prehistory From the Bard to the Blues
15
The Custodians of Vocal History
27
The First Great White Wonders
41
All Rights Reserved All Wrongs Reversed
71
The Smokin Pig
91
They Said it Couldnt be Done
291
It Was Less Than Twenty Years Ago
309
The Third Generation
319
The First Rays of the New Rising Sun
333
The Status Quo Reestablished?
343
The House That Apple Built
363
Bringing it All Back Home
371
Aesthetics
379

Going Underground
105
Vickis Vinyl
129
White Cover Folks
143
Anarchy in the UK
163
EastWest
179
Real Cuts at Last
209
Complete Control
229
Audiophiles
249
Eraserhead Can Rub You Out
251
It Was More Than Twenty Years Ago
265
Some Ultra Rare Sweet Apple Trax
277
One Mans BoxedSet Is Another Mans Bootleg
381
Roll Your Tapes Bootleggers
391
Copycats Ripped Off My Songs
403
Glossary of Terms
415
The Top 100 Bootlegs
417
Bibliography
420
Notes
424
Index
429
Acknowledgements
442
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About the author (1996)

Clinton Heylin is the cofounder of Wanted Man, the British information office dedicated to studying Dylan's life and work. He is the author of Bob Dylan: Behind the Shades, From the Velvets to the Voidoids, and Bob Dylan: The Recording Sessions 1960-1964 (SMP, 1995).

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