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CAPTAIN'S CARGO
discography - bootlegs


 

i know i should neglect them, but..: they exist !

BURNLEGS and BURNVIDS
explanation

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QUESTION
teejo, why are some bootlegs called BURNLEGS and BURNVIDS?


ANSWER 1

BURNLEGS
on 1 january 1996 new copyright laws to protect the money-hungry music business from the 'lice' became effective (at least in europe) - which meant the end of a daily occupation of the true collector: chasing for bootlegs. but strange enough that same moloch two years later appears to have made a mistake: it has provided the market with cheap 'cd factories for at home', inviting even my mother to easily copy every sound that ever was taped, or exists in digital form. so, now all hardcore fans can start dreaming again - soon hundreds, no millions of not so official albums will be available!!! or...: maybe we'd better start scréaming?...


a lovely old-fashioned bootleg on vinyl

WARNING for BURNLEGS
home-burning quickly became very popular. it seems that everyone with a set wants to get things 'released' too, and nothing is easier than to take a genuine bootleg and make loads of COUNTERFEITS ! that already has happened to almost every interesting ceedee bootleg, so watch out if nowadays you still can buy items which originally were released before 1996...

HOW TO RECOGNIZE BURNLEGS
the back of the ceedee is coloured blue / greenish
the plate bears a sticker in stead of an imprinted picture
usually: deformed information like an anachronistic lay-out, and / or wrong and / or incomplete data

captain beefheart - bootlegs - plate cd-recordable conterfeit 'the early years 1959-1969'
the 'picture sticker' on the earliest counterfeit

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WARNING for SEMI-OFFS
by 2000, many home-burners have started a 'legal business' from behind their computer. they mix a basic recording, come up with instant notes, get real (silver) discs pressed and glossy booklets printed, and register as a record company. next they manage to get an official bar code for the product, buy ceedee boxes in bulk, have some costs for distribution and promotion - and another 'official beefheart' is presented to us innocent customers! but, disgustingly, many of those home-bakes aren't tasteful at all...: their content often is bad taste and / or a re-release, and / or they sound bad, and / or are ridiculous expensive. so, in case you're interested in any recent or future ceedee release: take your time to read some reviews first (skipping the ones on websites which are selling it, of course).

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[updated 05.03]


ANSWER 2

NOTE on BURNVIDS
after the possibility to burn audio waves, the predictable next stage of the technical developments made it possible to burn video tapes onto discs. so, from 2003 on we could start dreaming or scréaming again! in so many home laboraties numerous sound & motion bootlegs were put together from official and unofficial material - often covering the same stuff....

WARNING for BURNVIDS
similar to the one for burnlegs...

HOW TO RECOGNIZE BURNVIDS
usually just like burnlegs, by its amateuristic editing and / or poor print work and / or demented notes

WARNING for SEMI-OFFS
similar to the one for burnlegs

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theo tieman - updated 210204

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