Originally Posted by SteveEisenberg
... As for creating bootleg LP's, I'm 57 years old and never heard of this, but it sounds like the kind of theft a rich toff would engage in, while the poor fellow was slipping a 45* into his jacket.
* P.S.: 45 RPM record intended! We're in a gun-free school zone here, I hope.
Actually bootleg LPs were (and as CDs/mp3s etc are still) a thriving sub-culture and had nothing to do with "rich toffs" but people recording live performances, getting hold of studio recordings and access to mixing decks at live shows... these were then mastered, pressed and sold like the record companies did but on a smaller scale... and they weren't cheap but usually came in at the high-end of LP pricing... many rapidly became collectables and are worth a lot of money now whilst others were later released by artists such as Dylan... lot of this sounds familiar with some of the stuff going on these days... and was about as legal with some people getting caught by court action etc...