Sorry, I don't sell nor trade bootlegs, but here is some info that
might be useful:
- What is a Bootleg?
- A recording released and distributed without the artists permission.
This may be home or studio demos, studio outakes, or a taped live concert.
- Are they Illegal?
- Well in the United States yes. It is illegal to sell, trade or buy
bootlegs, but owning them is a grey area. It is slightly greyer in
- What are some common companies who provide a quality product?
- Yellow Dog, Strawberry Records, Vigotone, Silent Sea, Pegboy,
ReproMan, Spank, and Swinging Pig are all excellent labels.
- What sort of Quality do bootlegs have?
- This varies alot! Some are high quality copies of studio tapes,
some are made from people with cheap equipment in
their pockets at the back of a theatre, while others are made from
people who work at the stadium and record off the soundboard producing
a quality equal to studio recordings.
- Where can get bootlegs?
- * Big stores do not usually carry them since it is illegal, so check
out the smaller stores that specialize in used discs, record
conventions and flea markets.
- * Mail order is very common, and GOLDMINE or DISCovery magazines
are excellent places to shop.
- * You could also check the usenet newsgroups (e.g. rec.music.beatles,
alt.music.bootlegs, alt.binaries.mp3.bootlegs or
alt.binaries.sounds.mp3.bootlegs, etc.) to trade CD-R's, tapes,
- * For trading CD-R's, I recommend checking out www.bootlegzone.com
- How much should I pay?
- Well for copies, you should find someone to trade with so that you only
pay shipping and media costs). For silver, production quality CDs, stores typically charge $20-25 for single disks
and $40-50 for double disks.
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