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Great story Georgie!
I really didn't know you could do time for bootlegging in Japan...
I'm a "child" of Dieter S.'s German incarnation of "Swinging Pig". And since the man was a strong Stones fan I was in awe of the TSP releases in the early 90's.
And these CDs had a special aura as the label used the "NoNoise" software to enhance the sound quality...
... little did I know at the time that "NoNoise" kinda killed the dynamics of the music!
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Thing is, with boots you rarely get "great, well-recorded master tapes". And 30 years ago internet trading of tapes did not even exist.
Many greetings from my old friend Dieter S., by the way!
"All Meat Music" was my first bootleg. It's an audience recording, and the sound quality is pretty awful, but it was a great show. It's also a document of a kind of interesting transitional moment, between the '72 US tour and the '73 European tour.
First heard "Live-r Than You'll ever Be" on the radio-- WBCN in Boston played it after midnight in 1970
I was in Worcester Mass a week later and was in a small record shop called Soul City Records and on the front desk by check out were two piles of records-- both in all white covers-- The Beatles Get Back bootleg and The Stones 'Live-r" only the stones had any type of writing on it-- the stamped cover with the title. Beatles had nothing on it at. Both were a revelation at the time ! Think I paid $ 3.98 for each
A friend gave me a compact disk he recorded for me of the vinyl of "Nasty Music" (Live in Brussel 1973 and 4 Songs from New York City 1972). Although I had YaYas at the time, this one really blew me away. Must be in 1974. So I was 12 years old and the world changed forever.