An absorbing account of the record industry's worst nightmare.
In the summer of 1969, Great White Wonder, a collection of unreleased Bob Dylan recordings appeared in Los Angeles. It was the first rock bootleg and it spawned an entire industry dedicated to making unofficial recordings available to true fans.
Bootleg! tells the whole fascinating saga, from its underground infancy through the CD 'protection gap' era, when its legal status threatened the major labels' monopoly, to the explosion of trading via Napster and Gnutella on MP-3 files.
Clinton Heylin provides a highly readable account of the busts, the defeats and victories in court; the personalities – many interviewed for the first time for this book.
This classic history has now been updated and revised to include today's digital era and the emergence of a whole new bootleg culture.
|Publisher:||Music Sales Corporation|
|Sold by:||Barnes & Noble|
|File size:||6 MB|
Table of Contents
|Introduction: A Boot By Any Other Name ...||5|
|1||Prehistory: From The Bard To The Blues||13|
|2||The Custodians Of Vocal History||22|
|3||The First Great White Wonders||32|
|4||All Rights Reserved, All Wrongs Reversed||55|
|5||The Smokin' Pig||71|
|8||White Cover Folks!||111|
|9||Anarchy In The UK||126|
|11||Real Cuts At Last||161|
|13||Eraserhead Can Rub You Out||182|
|14||It Was More Than Twenty Years Ago ...||195|
|15||Some Ultra Rare Sweet Apple Trax||204|
|16||They Said It Couldn't be Done||214|
|17||It Was Less Than Twenty Years Ago ...||227|
|18||The Third Generation||234|
|19||The First Rays Of The New Rising Sun||244|
|20||The House That Apple Built||251|
|21||The Status Quo Re-established||257|
|22||Bringing It All Back Home||267|
|23||The Last Go Around||284|
|26||Roll Over, Bootleggers||329|
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
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 recordings, alternate studio takes, and edited 'throwaways' of popular as well as as classical music. 'Bootleg' also discusses the legal history, and 'pirate' ethics of the characters involved in these somewhat 'illicit' activities. A fascinating history of this significant, yet misunderstood piece of the recording history...that continues into the 21'st century.