Pebbles

Pebbles

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The original bootleg 60s garage punk/psychedelic compilation. Very poor quality recordings & unofficial reproduction of copyrighted works. Nuggets came out on Elektra in 1972. A second volume was planned but as sales weren't that good at the time and the legal dept. had to do a lot of legwork tracking down every member of the bands to sign releases.... the idea was dropped.
A few years down the line collector, fanzine writer and all-round visionary Greg Shaw picked up the baton and ran with it, creating the Pebbles series.
The very first volume originally came out on Mastercharge Records in 1978 in a limited edition of 500, the following volumes were on BFD and then AiP Records. Some volumes of The Best of Pebbles appeared on Ubik.
Sound quality and legitimacy were two issues that didn't worry Greg Shaw too much. Without access to mastertapes Pebbles was compiled from original 45s or sometimes cassette tapes of ultra-rare tracks.
Vinyl pressings of Pebbles are thin and noisy. Tracks might be at the wrong speed, one time he even used a skipping record as the master.
As the series was unofficial a spurious address in Kookaburra, Australia was created in an attempt to either create mystery or to get around copyright laws.
Despite the flaws in the Pebbles albums Greg Shaw deserves credit for creating a whole new collector-centred genre (the 'comp') and for inspiring countless others to compile their own series and one-offs. Pebbles was certainly superseded by later collections like Back From the Grave - but it was the first and many in the scene are still very fond of the brand.
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Cat#  Artist Title (Format) Label Cat#  Country Year
100 Pebbles Box 10 Wild LPs  album cover Various Pebbles Box 10 Wild LPs(LP, Ltd, Num) Pebbles 100 Unknown Sell This Version
AIP CD 1058 The Essential Pebbles Collection - Volume One  album cover Various The Essential Pebbles Collection - Volume One(2xCD, Comp, Unofficial) AIP Records AIP CD 1058 US 1998 Sell This Version
AIP CD 1060 The Essential Pebbles Collection - Volume Two  album cover Various The Essential Pebbles Collection - Volume Two(2xCD, Comp, Unofficial) AIP Records AIP CD 1060 US 1998 Sell This Version
AIP CD 1065 The Essential Pebbles Collection - Volume Three  album cover Various The Essential Pebbles Collection - Volume Three(2xCD, Comp, Unofficial) AIP Records AIP CD 1065 US 2000 Sell This Version
AIP CD 5016 Pebbles Volume 1: Various Misfits  album cover Various Pebbles Volume 1: Various Misfits(CD, Comp, RE, Unofficial) AIP Records AIP CD 5016 US 1992 Sell This Version
AIP CD 5021 Pebbles Volume 4 Surf 'N' Tunes  album cover Various Pebbles Volume 4 Surf 'N' Tunes(CD, Comp, Unofficial) AIP Records AIP CD 5021 US 1992 Sell This Version
AIP CD 5024 Pebbles Volume 7: Chicago 2  album cover Various Pebbles Volume 7: Chicago 2(CD, Comp, Unofficial) AIP Records AIP CD 5024 US Unknown Sell This Version
AIP CD 5025 Pebbles Volume 8: Southern California 1  album cover Various Pebbles Volume 8: Southern California 1 (Comp) AIP CD 5025 US 1996 Sell This Version
AIP CD 5026 Pebbles Volume 9: Southern California 2  album cover Various Pebbles Volume 9: Southern California 2(CD, Comp, Unofficial) AIP Records AIP CD 5026 US 1996 Sell This Version
AIP CD 5027 Pebbles Volume 10  album cover Various Pebbles Volume 10 (Comp) AIP CD 5027 US 1996 Sell This Version
AIP CD 5029 Pebbles 12 The World  album cover Various Pebbles 12 The World(CD, Comp, Unofficial) AIP Records AIP CD 5029 US 1999 Sell This Version
BFD-5016 Pebbles Vols. 1-5 (Original Artyfacts From The First Punk Era)  album cover Various Pebbles Vols. 1-5 (Original Artyfacts From The First Punk Era)(LP, Comp, RE, Unofficial + LP, Comp, RE, Unofficia) BFD Records BFD-5016 US 2016 Sell This Version
none Pebbles Box  album cover Various Pebbles Box(5xLP, Comp, RE, Unofficial, Col + Box, Ltd) AIP Records none US 2012 Sell This Version
PBLP-1 Pebbles, Vol. 1  album cover Various Pebbles, Vol. 1(LP, Comp, Ltd, RE, Unofficial, Cle) AIP Records PBLP-1 US Unknown Sell This Version
Vol. 1 Pebbles Vol. One (Original Artyfacts From The First Punk Era)  album cover Various Pebbles Vol. One (Original Artyfacts From The First Punk Era) (Comp) Vol. 1 1979 Sell This Version
Vol. 1 Pebbles Volume 1  album cover Various Pebbles Volume 1(CD, Comp, Unofficial) East Side Digital Vol. 1 US 1989 Sell This Version
Vol. 2 Pebbles Volume 2  album cover Various Pebbles Volume 2 (Comp) Vol. 2 US 1979 Sell This Version
Vol. 2 Pebbles Volume 2  album cover Various Pebbles Volume 2(CD, Comp, Unofficial) East Side Digital Vol. 2 US 1989 Sell This Version
Vol. 3 Pebbles Volume 3 "The Acid Gallery"  album cover Various Pebbles Volume 3 "The Acid Gallery" (Comp) Vol. 3 US 1979 Sell This Version
Vol. 3 Pebbles Volume 3  album cover Various Pebbles Volume 3(CD, Comp, Unofficial) East Side Digital Vol. 3 US 1990 Sell This Version
Vol. 4 Pebbles Vol. 4 ("Summer Means Fun!")  album cover Various Pebbles Vol. 4 ("Summer Means Fun!") (Comp) Vol. 4 US 1979 Sell This Version
Vol. 4 Pebbles Volume 4  album cover Various Pebbles Volume 4(CD, Comp, Unofficial) East Side Digital Vol. 4 US 1990 Sell This Version
Vol. 5 Pebbles Vol. 5  album cover Various Pebbles Vol. 5 (Comp) Vol. 5 US 1979 Sell This Version
Vol. 6 Pebbles Vol. 6 (The Roots Of Mod)  album cover Various Pebbles Vol. 6 (The Roots Of Mod) (Comp) Vol. 6 US 1980 Sell This Version
Vol. 6 Pebbles Volume 6: Chicago 1  album cover Various Pebbles Volume 6: Chicago 1(CD, Comp, Unofficial) AIP Records, AIP Records Vol. 6 US 1994 Sell This Version
Vol. 7 Pebbles Volume 7: Chicago 2  album cover Various Pebbles Volume 7: Chicago 2(CD, Comp, Unofficial) AIP Records, AIP Records Vol. 7 US 1994 Sell This Version
Vol. 7 Pebbles Vol. 7  album cover Various Pebbles Vol. 7 (Comp) Vol. 7 US 1980 Sell This Version
Vol. 8 Pebbles Vol. 8  album cover Various Pebbles Vol. 8 (Comp) Vol. 8 US 1980 Sell This Version
Vol. 9 Pebbles Vol. 9  album cover Various Pebbles Vol. 9 (Comp) Vol. 9 US 1980 Sell This Version
Vol. 10 Pebbles Vol 10  album cover Various Pebbles Vol 10 (Comp) Vol. 10 US 1980 Sell This Version
Vol. 11 Pebbles Volume 11: Northern California  album cover Various Pebbles Volume 11: Northern California(CD, Comp, Unofficial) AIP Records, AIP Records Vol. 11 US 2007 Sell This Version
Vol. 11 Pebbles Vol. 11  album cover Various Pebbles Vol. 11(LP, Comp, Unofficial) AIP Records Vol. 11 US 1983 Sell This Version
Vol. 12 Pebbles Vol.12  album cover Various Pebbles Vol.12 (Comp) Vol. 12 US 1983 Sell This Version
Vol. 13 Pebbles Vol.13  album cover Various Pebbles Vol.13(LP, Comp, Unofficial) AIP Records Vol. 13 US 1984 Sell This Version
Vol. 14 Pebbles Vol. 14  album cover Various Pebbles Vol. 14(LP, Comp, Unofficial) AIP Records Vol. 14 US 1984 Sell This Version
Vol. 15 Pebbles Vol.15 - The Continent Lashes Back! The Netherlands 1965 - 1968  album cover Various Pebbles Vol.15 - The Continent Lashes Back! The Netherlands 1965 - 1968(LP, Comp, Unofficial) AIP Records Vol. 15 US 1984 Sell This Version
Vol. 16 Pebbles 16  album cover Various Pebbles 16(LP, Comp, Unofficial) AIP Records Vol. 16 US 1985 Sell This Version
Vol. 17 Pebbles 17  album cover Various Pebbles 17(LP, Comp, Unofficial) AIP Records Vol. 17 US 1985 Sell This Version
Vol. 18 Pebbles Vol. 18 The Continent Lashes Back! European Garage Rock Part 2  album cover Various Pebbles Vol. 18 The Continent Lashes Back! European Garage Rock Part 2 (Comp) Vol. 18 US 1985 Sell This Version
Vol. 19 Pebbles Vol.19 - The Continent Lashes Back! Pt. 3 Denmark  album cover Various Pebbles Vol.19 - The Continent Lashes Back! Pt. 3 Denmark(LP, Comp, Unofficial) AIP Records Vol. 19 US 1985 Sell This Version
Vol. 20 Pebbles Vol. 20 The Continent Lashes Back! European Garage Rock Part 4  album cover Various Pebbles Vol. 20 The Continent Lashes Back! European Garage Rock Part 4(LP, Comp, Unofficial) AIP Records Vol. 20 US 1986 Sell This Version
Vol. 21 Pebbles Vol.21  album cover Various Pebbles Vol.21(LP, Comp) AIP Records Vol. 21 US 1987 Sell This Version
Vol. 22 Pebbles Vol.22  album cover Various Pebbles Vol.22(LP, Comp, Unofficial) AIP Records Vol. 22 US 1987 Sell This Version
Vol. 23 Pebbles Vol. 23 The Continent Lashes Back! Holland Pt.2  album cover Various Pebbles Vol. 23 The Continent Lashes Back! Holland Pt.2(LP, Comp, Unofficial) AIP Records Vol. 23 US 1988 Sell This Version
Vol. 24 Pebbles Vol. 24 - The Continent Lashes Back! Germany  album cover Various Pebbles Vol. 24 - The Continent Lashes Back! Germany(LP, Comp, Unofficial) AIP Records Vol. 24 US 1988 Sell This Version
Vol. 25 Pebbles Volume 25: The Continent Lashes Back! European Garage, Beat, & Psych Rarities Holland Pt. 3  album cover Various Pebbles Volume 25: The Continent Lashes Back! European Garage, Beat, & Psych Rarities Holland Pt. 3(LP, Comp, Unofficial) AIP Records Vol. 25 US 1988 Sell This Version
Vol. 26 Pebbles Vol.26: The Continent Lashes Back! Garage, Beat & Psych Rarities: Sweden Pt. 2  album cover Various Pebbles Vol.26: The Continent Lashes Back! Garage, Beat & Psych Rarities: Sweden Pt. 2 (Comp) Vol. 26 US 1988 Sell This Version
Vol. 27 Pebbles Vol. 27 (The Continent Lashes Back! Part 9: Switzerland)  album cover Various Pebbles Vol. 27 (The Continent Lashes Back! Part 9: Switzerland)(LP, Comp, Unofficial) AIP Records Vol. 27 US Unknown Sell This Version
Vol. 28 Pebbles Vol. 28 (The Continent Lashes Back! European Garage, Beat & Psych Rarities: Sweden Pt 3)  album cover Various Pebbles Vol. 28 (The Continent Lashes Back! European Garage, Beat & Psych Rarities: Sweden Pt 3)(LP, Comp, Unofficial) AIP Records Vol. 28 US 1988 Sell This Version
Vol. One Pebbles Vol. One (Original Artyfacts From The First Punk Era)  album cover Various Pebbles Vol. One (Original Artyfacts From The First Punk Era) (Comp) Vol. One US 1979 Sell This Version
Volume 2 Pebbles Volume 2  album cover Various Pebbles Volume 2(LP, Comp, RE, Unofficial, Red) BFD Records Volume 2 US Unknown Sell This Version
Volume 4 Pebbles Volume 4 (Summer Means Fun!)  album cover Various Pebbles Volume 4 (Summer Means Fun!)(LP, Comp, RP, Unofficial, Yel) BFD Records Volume 4 US Unknown Sell This Version