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xx Your first ever Genesis bootleg story...
« Thread started on: Oct 8th, 2015, 06:52am »

Hi all.

Been trying to think of a thread to liven up this section and then it hit me.....

First ever Genesis bootleg you got?

I remember getting "A Living Story" on Vinyl back in 79 from a Liverpool record shop called "Probe records" (Pete Burns used to work there is full Red Indian dress most days)

I remember paying £5 for it (a lot of money in those days) and getting it home and being amazed at the quality.

This kicked off my long "habit"

From ther on it was on to local record fairs in the Bluecoat Chambers every month where I expanded my collection with "Awed Man Out", "Musica" and many others...I also remember buying a tape of the MK82 reunion show a week after it actually happened shocked

So come on....What was the first Genesis bootleg you bought and how did it make you feel?

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xx Re: Your first ever Genesis bootleg story...
« Reply #1 on: Oct 8th, 2015, 3:47pm »

Being in Australia, physical media was impossible so I think my first was an MP3 version of Musica (May 5 1980) or The Musical Fox. Can't remember now...
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xx Re: Your first ever Genesis bootleg story...
« Reply #2 on: Oct 8th, 2015, 5:23pm »

I never purchased a bootleg.
I started off with four recordings (Pittsburgh 76, The Musical Fox, LA Forum 86 and an audience recording from the CAS tour) that were given to me by a generous fellow who went by the name of Texas Knight on the original Genesis forum.
From there, I got into the trading game.
I sought out large collectors who had very little Genesis and made the best of what few shows I had.
I acquired live recordings from bands like Rush, Yes, Floyd, Led Zep and others — and that gave me something unique to offer the Genesis fanatics.
I sort of went back and forth that way and was quickly able to build up a nice varied collection.

The first recording I received was the Pittsburgh 76 show.

Funny thing is I remember thinking before I had any recordings, all I needed was three or four good Genesis bootlegs from various eras not covered by the official releases, and I would be content forever.
It was like saying, I'll only eat three potato chips from this big bowl sitting in front of me. cheesy

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xx Re: Your first ever Genesis bootleg story...
« Reply #3 on: Oct 8th, 2015, 8:33pm »

on Oct 8th, 2015, 06:52am, John Wilkinson wrote:
I remember getting "A Living Story" on Vinyl back in 79 from a Liverpool record shop called "Probe records" (Pete Burns used to work there is full Red Indian dress most days)


I think I got the same record at about the same time, but it was from Record Archive in Rochester, New York. It was awesome. smiley
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xx Re: Your first ever Genesis bootleg story...
« Reply #4 on: Oct 8th, 2015, 10:21pm »

on Oct 8th, 2015, 06:52am, John Wilkinson wrote:
I remember getting "A Living Story" on Vinyl back in 79 from a Liverpool record shop called "Probe records" (Pete Burns used to work there is full Red Indian dress most days)

on Oct 8th, 2015, 8:33pm, Dust wrote:
I think I got the same record at about the same time, but it was from Record Archive in Rochester, New York. It was awesome. smiley

Ha! Me too! grin

But it wasn't from a record store.

There was a kind of psychedelic/hippie fashion shop a block north off the main drag in the downtown area. They sold clothing (mainly women's), jewelry, incense(the store reeked of it), and other such paraphernalia. They also stocked a small rack of bootleg LPs by the cashier. There was always a great selection, but pricey ($10 each shocked ) for a poor high school kid. We got to know one employee (an elderly 20-something female) who would let us know when "the guy" would be delivering any new supply of boots. This would have likely been from late '77 through to sometime in '79. Somewhere in there they had a visit from the local police telling them they had to stop selling the bootlegs, so there was a brief period when they weren't available. Then they came back for a short period afterward.

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« Reply #5 on: Oct 9th, 2015, 02:28am »

Great stories guys smiley

I remember the train ride home from Liverpool to where I lived (Kirkby) which took about 45 mins from buying the record to putting it on my record player......I just kept looking at the cover all the way, and when I heard how great it was..... shocked

Happy memories

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« Reply #6 on: Oct 9th, 2015, 04:58am »

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I think the first one I ever got was From The Mouth Of The Monster. I never got that many vinyl boots which is strange considerinbg how many CD ones I now have. Strangest experience was buying a copy of the 1998 Dublin show on CD at a record fair and realising that it was taken from my recording of the gig!


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« Reply #7 on: Oct 9th, 2015, 06:59am »

on Oct 9th, 2015, 04:58am, alanh wrote:
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I think the first one I ever got was From The Mouth Of The Monster. I never got that many vinyl boots which is strange considerinbg how many CD ones I now have. Strangest experience was buying a copy of the 1998 Dublin show on CD at a record fair and realising that it was taken from my recording of the gig!


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LOL...Now THAT'S a story... smiley

Bluecoat Chambers by any chance Alan?

Must have been nice to know though. My Hackett Liverpool 79 boot has found a good home over the years....

Adored that recording

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« Reply #8 on: Oct 19th, 2015, 06:05am »

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No John it was at the Gladstone Hotel. Yes indeed that '79 Hackett recording did find a good home. The Oxford '79 recording in the Premonitions box set is absolutely superb too. Always great when you find something of quality after all these years.



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« Reply #9 on: Oct 22nd, 2015, 3:47pm »

Bought A Living Story, Live from the Mouth of the Monster, and Spot the Pigeon from a dodgy, back-alley (now long gone) New York City record store. Probably 1979 or 1980. Wasn't until some years later that I discovered that StP wasn't actually a bootleg.
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« Reply #10 on: Feb 16th, 2016, 06:59am »

As a lad of about 16/17 years old (so about 1987/88), I happened upon a copy of 'As Though Emerald City' on a record-buying trip to Sydney. As Andrew has mentioned, physical boots in Australia were hard to get, so to stumble upon this one made my year. Not only did I get a few tracks from the Lamb live, on side 2 I got to hear 'Happy The Man' and 'Twilight Alehouse' and played them all to death. I was actually disappointed in a way when the first 'Archive' box came out that the live version of 'it' was missing, as I knew I had one from the same show at the Shrine.
Next one I came across was the 'Gabacabriel' 3LP set....
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« Reply #11 on: Mar 3rd, 2016, 10:56am »

on Oct 8th, 2015, 06:52am, John Wilkinson wrote:
I remember getting "A Living Story" on Vinyl back in 79 from a Liverpool record shop called "Probe records" (Pete Burns used to work there is full Red Indian dress most days)

I remember paying £5 for it (a lot of money in those days) and getting it home and being amazed at the quality.


Bloody hell John!

My first Boot was 'A Living Story' on Vinyl in an underground market in Manchester centre (Isn't there now) 1986, cost £7 and I was also amazed at the quality, was hooked for then on in, My Cousin's friend had 2 tapes he had bought from the Genesis concert at Birmingham NEC 1984 a couple of years earlier which I borrowed for a while but 'Living Story' was my own first boot.
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