Porky (5)

Real Name:
George Peckham
Profile:
George Peckham is a British lacquer-cutting and mastering engineer, better known as "Porky" (as in "a Porky prime cut"), with an illustrious career including work on the catalogues of Genesis, Led Zeppelin, The Beatles, and Whitehouse. He started his career in disc-cutting as a trainee at Apple in 1968, and his signature can be found in the deadwax/runout grooves on many rock, punk, post-punk, and new-wave records pressed in the UK. Porky often included 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)).

Studios of his career included Apple Studios (late 1960's), Master Room (early 1970's), I.B.C. Studios/Portland Studios (1974 to 1984), and Porky's Mastering (since 1984).
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GSCD98 Keep The Faith - Rare Northern Soul Classics — Porky (5) Various Various - Keep The Faith - Rare Northern Soul Classics(CD, Comp) Goldmine Soul Supply GSCD98 UK 1996 Sell This Version
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ILPS9061, ILPS 9061 Mr. Fantasy — Porky (5) Traffic Traffic - Mr. Fantasy (Album) Island Records, Island Records ILPS9061, ILPS 9061 UK 1969 Sell This Version
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ILPS 9111, ILPS-9111 In The Court Of The Crimson King (An Observation By King Crimson) — Porky (5) King Crimson King Crimson - In The Court Of The Crimson King (An Observation By King Crimson)(LP, Album, RE, RP, Por) Island Records, Island Records ILPS 9111, ILPS-9111 UK 1970 Sell This Version
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LBS 83348 Hawkwind — Porky (5) Hawkwind Hawkwind - Hawkwind (Album) Liberty LBS 83348 UK 1970 Sell This Version
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WIP-6082 All Right Now — Porky (5) Free Free - All Right Now (Single) Island Records WIP-6082 UK 1970 Sell This Version
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ILPS 9115 Liege & Lief — Porky (5) Fairport Convention Fairport Convention - Liege & Lief (Album) Island Records ILPS 9115 UK 1970 Sell This Version
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DB 8822 Mamy Blue — Porky (5) Roger Whittaker Roger Whittaker - Mamy Blue(7", Single) Columbia DB 8822 UK 1971 Sell This Version
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ILPS 9089 Tons Of Sobs — Porky (5) Free Free - Tons Of Sobs (Album) Island Records ILPS 9089 UK 1971 Sell This Version
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ILPS 9179, ILPS-9179 Flowers Of Evil — Porky (5) Mountain Mountain - Flowers Of Evil(LP, Album) Island Records, Island Records ILPS 9179, ILPS-9179 UK 1971 Sell This Version
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S 64557, 64557 One Year — Porky (5) Colin Blunstone Colin Blunstone - One Year(LP, Album) Epic, Epic S 64557, 64557 UK 1971 Sell This Version
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ILPS 9178, ILPS-9178 Brain Capers — Porky (5) Mott The Hoople Mott The Hoople - Brain Capers (Album) Island Records, Island Records ILPS 9178, ILPS-9178 UK 1971 Sell This Version
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CB 162 Fine Together Stomp — Porky (5) The Weathermen* The Weathermen* - Fine Together Stomp (Single) B & C Records CB 162 UK 1971 Sell This Version
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ILPS 9097 Last Exit — Porky (5) Traffic Traffic - Last Exit(LP, Album, RE) Island Records ILPS 9097 UK 1971 Sell This Version
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R 5905 Hey Willy — Porky (5) The Hollies The Hollies - Hey Willy (Single) Parlophone R 5905 UK 1971 Sell This Version
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ILPS 9173 The Collectors Colosseum — Porky (5) Colosseum Colosseum - The Collectors Colosseum(LP, Comp) Bronze, Island Records ILPS 9173 UK 1971 Sell This Version
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RJ-5009 Fog On The Tyne — Porky (5) Lindisfarne Lindisfarne - Fog On The Tyne (Album) Charisma RJ-5009 Japan 1971 Sell This Version
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2094-012 Let's See Action — Porky (5) The Who The Who - Let's See Action (Single) Track Record 2094-012 UK 1971 Sell This Version
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2425 071, 2425071 Teenage Licks — Porky (5) Stone The Crows Stone The Crows - Teenage Licks(LP, Album) Polydor, Polydor 2425 071, 2425071 UK 1971 Sell This Version
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K 46093 America — Porky (5) America (2) America (2) - America (Album) Warner Bros. Records K 46093 UK 1971 Sell This Version
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CHR 1001 A Space In Time — Porky (5) Ten Years After Ten Years After - A Space In Time (Album) Chrysalis CHR 1001 UK 1971 Sell This Version
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CL 15682 Malt And Barley Blues — Porky (5) McGuinness Flint McGuinness Flint - Malt And Barley Blues (Single) Capitol Records CL 15682 Israel 1971 Sell This Version
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STCX 3385-6-7 The Concert For Bangla Desh — Porky (5) Various Various - The Concert For Bangla Desh (Album) Apple Records STCX 3385-6-7 South Africa 1971 Sell This Version
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4E 062-92875, 6 E 062-92875 Electric Warrior — Porky (5) T. Rex T. Rex - Electric Warrior (Album) Fly Records (3) 4E 062-92875, 6 E 062-92875 Scandinavia 1971 Sell This Version
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SIL-934,457 Fairport Convention Fairport Convention - "Babbacombe" Lee (Album) Island Records SIL-934,457 Australia 1971 Sell This Version
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2406 006 Meaty, Beaty, Big & Bouncy — Porky (5) The Who The Who - Meaty, Beaty, Big & Bouncy (Comp) Track Record 2406 006 UK 1971 Sell This Version

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masterofreality

masterofreality

September 17, 2022
Maybe the greatest audio mastering engineer of all time !
rjam

rjam

April 16, 2022
Legend Legend Legend Legend Legend Legend Legend Legend Legend Legend!
d.hubbins

d.hubbins

February 7, 2022
I would like to know if he cut any other albums like The Crusher by The Cramps. The entire song isnt 2 minutes long and it takes up the entire side of album. I've never seen any other album that has 1 song on a 12" single take up the entire side of the record. A buddy of mine has one. And I saw one maybe 20 years ago for sale, and never grabbed it.
JonWild.com

JonWild.com

July 3, 2021
not sure its on the list but "Pigbag by pigbag" has the moniker "another porky prime cut"
JulianHead

JulianHead

September 20, 2020
edited over 2 years ago
For many years I just imagined "Porky" was just an industry insider joke ... all my records seemingly were cut by Porky. Happy to have my illusions shattered.
Geordielee.

Geordielee.

June 30, 2018
Just gotta love George , so many prized records in my collection have been mastered by the master. Thank you George"PORKY"Peckham for all the prime cuts.
meltdog

meltdog

May 5, 2016
One presumes that this guy must have one awesome record collection...I would love his job anyday

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