George Peckham

Real Name:
George Mathew Peckham
Profile:
Born Blackburn, England 1942. British lacquer-cutting and mastering engineer, better known as "Porky" (as in "a Porky prime cut") with an illustrious career, including work on The Beatles, Genesis, and Led Zeppelin catalogues.

He started his career in disc cutting as a trainee at Apple in 1968 and his signature can be found in the dead wax/runout grooves of many a rock, punk, post-punk, and new wave record pressed in the UK. Porky would often include cryptic/humorous messages in these etchings, e.g. "you'll never work again" on the A-side of The Fall "Totale's Turns (It's Now Or Never)" (1980).

Studios of his career include: Apple Studios (late 1960s), Master Room (early 1970s), I.B.C. Studios/Portland Studios (1974 to 1984), and Porky's Mastering (since 1984).
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Writing & Arrangement

A8235 George Peckham - Auntie Maggie's Remedy album art The Fourmost Turn The Lights-Down The Fourmost - Auntie Maggie's Remedy (Single) Parlophone A8235 Australia 1966 Sell This Version
1C 006 92 399 George Peckham - Don't Shut Me Out album art Matchbox (2) Rod (as George) Matchbox (2) - Don't Shut Me Out (Single) RAK 1C 006 92 399 Germany 1971 Sell This Version
ZS7 2051 Matchbox (2) Schoolgirl (as G. Peckham) Matchbox (2) - Don't Shut Me Out / Schoolgirl(7") Barnaby Records ZS7 2051 US 1971 Sell This Version
CM 104 George Peckham - First And Fourmost album art The Fourmost Turn The Lights Down The Fourmost - First And Fourmost (Comp) See For Miles Records Ltd., Charly Records CM 104 UK 1982 Sell This Version
0946 3 31318 2 8, 331 3182 George Peckham - The Best Of The Fourmost album art The Fourmost Turn The Lights Down The Fourmost - The Best Of The Fourmost(CD, Comp) EMI Gold, EMI Gold 0946 3 31318 2 8, 331 3182 UK 2005 Sell This Version

Production

ZS7 2051 Matchbox (2) Matchbox (2) - Don't Shut Me Out / Schoolgirl(7") Barnaby Records ZS7 2051 US 1971 Sell This Version
MOON 19 George Peckham - Poor Little Fred album art Spike O'Brien's Circus Spike O'Brien's Circus - Poor Little Fred (Single) Mooncrest MOON 19 UK 1973 Sell This Version

Technical

ILPS-9104 George Peckham - Free album art Free Free - Free(LP, Album, Gat) Island Records ILPS-9104 UK 1969 Sell This Version
6413 008 George Peckham - Both Sides (Live & Studio Recordings) album art Alexis Korner Alexis Korner - Both Sides (Live & Studio Recordings) (Album) Metronome, Metronome, Metronome 6413 008 Netherlands 1970 Sell This Version
LBS 83348 George Peckham - Hawkwind album art Hawkwind Hawkwind - Hawkwind(LP, Album, Gat) Liberty LBS 83348 UK 1970 Sell This Version
WIP-6082 George Peckham - All Right Now album art Free Free - All Right Now (Single) Island Records WIP-6082 UK 1970 Sell This Version
ILPS 9115 George Peckham - Liege & Lief album art Fairport Convention Fairport Convention - Liege & Lief (Album) Island Records ILPS 9115 UK 1970 Sell This Version
TRA 216 George Peckham - Stray album art Stray (6) Stray (6) - Stray (Album) Transatlantic Records TRA 216 France 1970 Sell This Version
ILPS 9114 George Peckham - Renaissance album art Renaissance (4) Renaissance (4) - Renaissance (Album) Island Records ILPS 9114 UK 1970 Sell This Version
FTS 3088 George Peckham - The Answer album art Peter Bardens Peter Bardens - The Answer (Album) Transatlantic Records FTS 3088 US 1970 Sell This Version
VO 6360 001, 6360 001 George Peckham - From Home To Home album art Fairfield Parlour Fairfield Parlour - From Home To Home (Album) Vertigo VO 6360 001, 6360 001 South Africa 1970 Sell This Version
EXP 70 George Peckham - This Is Stereo album art Clement Brown and John Wright (7) Clement Brown and John Wright (7) - This Is Stereo(LP) EXP Technical Series EXP 70 UK 1970 Sell This Version
ILPS 9173 George Peckham - The Collectors Colosseum album art Colosseum Colosseum - The Collectors Colosseum(LP, Comp) Bronze, Island Records ILPS 9173 UK 1971 Sell This Version
STCX 3385 Various Various - The Concert For Bangla Desh(3xLP, Album, PEC + Box) Apple Records STCX 3385 Europe 1971 Sell This Version
WIP 6106 George Peckham - Life Is A Long Song album art Jethro Tull Jethro Tull - Life Is A Long Song(7", EP, 4-L) Chrysalis WIP 6106 UK 1971 Sell This Version
CHR 1001 George Peckham - A Space In Time album art Ten Years After Ten Years After - A Space In Time (Album) Chrysalis CHR 1001 UK 1971 Sell This Version
ILPS 9089 George Peckham - Tons Of Sobs album art Free Free - Tons Of Sobs (Album) Island Records ILPS 9089 UK 1971 Sell This Version
SAPCOR 18 George Peckham - The Radha Krsna Temple album art The Radha Krsna Temple The Radha Krsna Temple - The Radha Krsna Temple (Album) Apple Records SAPCOR 18 UK 1971 Sell This Version
SIL 934457, SIL-934,457 George Peckham - "Babbacombe" Lee album art Fairport Convention Fairport Convention - "Babbacombe" Lee (Album) Island Records SIL 934457, SIL-934,457 Australia 1971 Sell This Version
HIFLY 6 George Peckham - Electric Warrior album art T. Rex T. Rex - Electric Warrior (Album) Fly Records (3) HIFLY 6 UK 1971 Sell This Version

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xpirux

xpirux

October 8, 2021
edited 7 months ago
List of messages on runout grooves:

https://www.discogs.com/es/lists/Messages-on-run-out-grooves/185374

Feel free to contribute!
patientot

patientot

June 26, 2019
Legendary, especially for some of the records that he pushed to the limit and cut quite hot. If your cartridge is not up to snuff, you'll know it when it hits the inner grooves on some of the records he's cut.
wyattnicholson

wyattnicholson

January 28, 2018
This list is missing The Damned "Music For Pleasure" LP - Stiff Records, 1977, and Joydivision "Still" LP, Factory Records, 1980.
digger628

digger628

November 28, 2012
This list is missing Kevin Ayers - Confessions Of Dr. Dream And Other Stories, 1974 Island Records ILPS 9263. Side 1 inscribed "Porky", side 2 inscribed "Rupo-Pecko-Melo"

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