Bootleg: The Secret History of the Other Recording Industry

Front Cover
St. Martin's Press, Jun 15, 1996 - Music - 448 pages
10 Reviews

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.

What people are saying - Write a review

User ratings

5 stars
3
4 stars
4
3 stars
1
2 stars
2
1 star
0

Review: Bootleg: The Secret History of the Other Recording Industry

User Review  - Goodreads

Pretty great for a book that is now basically obsolete. Made me get out Peter Gabriel Live at the Roxy and all my Siouxsie and the Banshees boots! Pretty funny that now, basically, everyone is a bootlegger...! Read full review

Review: Bootleg: The Secret History of the Other Recording Industry

User Review  - Goodreads

Sadly not as good as I wanted. Confusing characters, jumps around too much, probably too long... Admittedly, I probably am looking for some sort of bootleg guide, but he moves too quickly past the historic first era of vinyl bootlegs and gets too deep into the legal aspects. Read full review

Other editions - View all

References to this book

All Book Search results »

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).

Bibliographic information