Trade Mark Of Quality

Trade Mark Of Quality

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Trade Mark of Quality (Often abbreviated as TMQ or TMoQ) stared in the early 1970s (possibly in the late 1960s) by two guys known only as Ken and Dub. Originating in Los Angeles, California, the duo pressed bootlegs of live rock shows. They used colored, virgin vinyl and full-color covers, gaining a reputation for quality work.

The duo split after a few years, and Dub kept the original Trade Mark of Quality going, still using the "farm style" pig logo, while Ken started using the cigar smoking "Pig Daddy" logo. Ken would copy every new release from Dub's label, using cheaper black vinyl and a less expensive covers. Soon, Dub started adding "Accept No Substitutes" to his releases.

Ken stopped his branch of TMOQ in late 1973, starting up The Amazing Kornyphone Record Label with another bootlegger known as "Dr Telly Phone." Later he created a number of other labels, including Phoenix and Saturated Records, which made copies of TMOQ and TAKRL records with higher quality color. Dub shut down his branch of TMOQ in 1974, taking a break from bootlegging.

In the 1980s, TMOQ reformed, creating well-made, colorful packages that rivaled major label quality. The label continued into the late 1980s to be among the first bootleggers to press CDs.

In the mid-1980s, a German bootleg label "The Swingin' Pig" used Ken's "Pig Daddy" logo on their boots. Then in 2001, both label logos resurfaced on some re-issues coming from Japan. In 2008, another bootleg label used the "farm style" logo, though it is unclear if there is any connection to the original TMOQ people.
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Cat#  Artist Title (Format) Label Cat#  Country Year
----- Kiss More Tulsa Strutter ----- Unknown Sell This Version
001 Bob Dylan Seems Like A Freeze Out (Album) 001 US 1971 Sell This Version
2P27 The Who Who's Zoo(LP, Pic, Comp, Unofficial) Trade Mark Of Quality 2P27 US 1974 Sell This Version
5D-201 Cat Stevens Father & son (LP, Album, Unofficial, Yel) Trade Mark Of Quality 5D-201 US 1972 Sell This Version
109 Van Morrison Van The Man(LP, Unofficial) Highway High Fi, Trade Mark Of Quality 109 US Unknown Sell This Version
249 Bob Dylan He Was A Friend Of Mine(LP, Unofficial, Mul) Trade Mark Of Quality 249 Germany 1985 Sell This Version
1002 The Beatles Renaissance Minstrels Volume 1 1002 Unknown Sell This Version
1018 The Beatles Supertracks(LP, Unofficial) Trade Mark Of Quality 1018 1983 Sell This Version
1401 Paul McCartney & Wings* In Concert - In Copenhagen(2xLP, Unofficial, Mul) Trade Mark Of Quality 1401 US Unknown Sell This Version
1703 The Jimi Hendrix Experience Lord Of The Strings(LP, Unofficial, TMO) Trade Mark Of Quality, International Records (3) 1703 US Unknown Sell This Version
1801 The Beatles Get Back Sessions Studio Outakes 1801 US 1974 Sell This Version
1803 Bob Dylan John Birch Society Blues(LP, Unofficial, Gre) Trade Mark Of Quality, Popo Productions 1803 US Unknown Sell This Version
1804 Bob Dylan Talkin' Bear Mountain Massacre Picnic Blues(LP, Unofficial, Blu) Trade Mark Of Quality, Popo Productions 1804 US 1971 Sell This Version
1807 Neil Young Live at UCLA(LP, Album, Unofficial) Trade Mark Of Quality 1807 USA & Canada Unknown Sell This Version
1811 The Rolling Stones Live'r Than You'll Ever Be(LP, RE, Unofficial, Gre) Trade Mark Of Quality 1811 US Unknown Sell This Version
1812 The Rolling Stones London Roundhouse(LP, Unofficial, Blu) Trade Mark Of Quality 1812 US Unknown Sell This Version
1813 Jimi Hendrix Smashing Amps(LP, Unofficial) Trade Mark Of Quality, Trade Mark Of Quality 1813 US Unknown Sell This Version
1813 Jimi Hendrix Hendrix Live At Albert Hall(LP, Album, Unofficial) Trade Mark Of Quality 1813 US Unknown Sell This Version
1813 Jimi Hendrix Smashing Amps(LP, Unofficial, red) Trade Mark Of Quality 1813 US 1974 Sell This Version
1813 Jimi Hendrix Smashing Amps(LP, Unofficial, col) Trade Mark Of Quality 1813 US 1972 Sell This Version
1814 Rod Stewart, Faces (3) Rod Stewart, Faces (3) - Had Me A Real Good Time 1814 1972 Sell This Version
1817 Rod Stewart, Faces (3) Rod Stewart, Faces (3) - Dancing In The Street(LP, Unofficial, Gol) Trade Mark Of Quality 1817 US Unknown Sell This Version
1818 Zimmerman* Looking Back(2xLP, Unofficial, Ora) Zerocks, Trade Mark Of Quality, Trade Mark Of Quality 1818 US Unknown Sell This Version
1818 Bob Dylan Royal Albert Hall(LP, Unofficial) Trade Mark Of Quality 1818 Unknown Sell This Version
1819 Jethro Tull My God!(LP, Unofficial) Trade Mark Of Quality 1819 US Unknown Sell This Version
1820 Grateful Dead* Grateful Dead Recorded Live In Concert(LP, Unofficial, Gre) Trade Mark Of Quality 1820 US 1971 Sell This Version
1828 Jethro Tull Flute Cake 1828 US 1973 Sell This Version
1829 Greatful Dead* San Francisco(LP, Unofficial) Trade Mark Of Quality 1829 US Unknown Sell This Version
1830 Pink Floyd Omay Yad(LP, Album, Ltd, RE, Unofficial) Trade Mark Of Quality 1830 US Unknown Sell This Version
1833 Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young Ohio Wooden Nickel (Album) 1833 US 1970 Sell This Version
1837 Traffic Traffic Jam 1837 1974 Sell This Version
1841 Jimi Hendrix Broadcasts(LP, Unofficial) Trade Mark Of Quality 1841 US Unknown Sell This Version
1842 Frank Zappa, Mothers Of Invention*, Mehta* Frank Zappa, Mothers Of Invention*, Mehta* - "200 Motels" 1842 US Unknown Sell This Version
1845 Jethro Tull Ticketron (LP, Unofficial) Trade Mark Of Quality 1845 Unknown Sell This Version
1846 The Who Fillmore East 1968 1846 US 1976 Sell This Version
1847 David Bowie Recorded At The Santa Monica Civic Auditorium 1847 US 1973 Sell This Version
1848 Bob Dylan While The Establishment Burns 1848 US 1970 Sell This Version
1851 Jimi Hendrix Good Karma (LP, Unofficial) Trade Mark Of Quality 1851 US 1972 Sell This Version
1851 Jimi Hendrix Good Karma 1851 US 1972 Sell This Version
1852 Led Zeppelin Stairway To Heaven (Album) 1852 US 1972 Sell This Version
1856 Bob Dylan Troubled Troubador(LP, Album, Unofficial) Trade Mark Of Quality 1856 US 1970 Sell This Version
1861 Bob Dylan GWW The Demo Tapes(LP, Comp, Unofficial) Trade Mark Of Quality 1861 US Unknown Sell This Version
1862 Bob Dylan Don't Look Back - Highlights From The Soundtrack (LP, Unofficial) Trade Mark Of Quality, Phonygraf 1862 US 1973 Sell This Version
1881 Neil Young Coming Home(LP, Unofficial) Trade Mark Of Quality 1881 US 1973 Sell This Version
1884 Van Morrison A Spawn Of The Dublin Pubs(LP, Unofficial) Trade Mark Of Quality 1884 US Unknown Sell This Version
1892 The Beatles More Get Back Sessions(LP, RE, Unofficial) Trade Mark Of Quality 1892 US Unknown Sell This Version
1892 The Beatles Spicy Beatles Songs(LP, Comp, Unofficial) Trade Mark Of Quality 1892 US 1973 Sell This Version
1961 Bad Company (3) Boblingen 1961 1974 Sell This Version
2801 Led Zeppelin Live On Blueberry Hill(2xLP, Unofficial, Yel) Trade Mark Of Quality 2801 US 1973 Sell This Version
2804 Pink Floyd Cymbaline 2804 US 1971 Sell This Version
2805 Greatful Dead* Fillmore West(2xLP, Album, Unofficial) Trade Mark Of Quality 2805 US 1973 Sell This Version
2806 The Rolling Stones Get Your Rocks Off(2xLP, Unofficial) Trade Mark Of Quality 2806 US Unknown Sell This Version
2813 Alice Cooper Your'e All Crazier Than I Am(2xLP, Unofficial) Trade Mark Of Quality 2813 US Unknown Sell This Version
2813 Alice Cooper Massacre Of The Mind - Live(2xLP, Unofficial) Trade Mark Of Quality 2813 US Unknown Sell This Version
2820 Led Zeppelin Live In Seattle 73 Tour(2xLP, Unofficial) Trade Mark Of Quality 2820 US 1974 Sell This Version
2964 Led Zeppelin Live In Seattle 73 Tour 2964 US 1976 Sell This Version
2964 Robert Plant Austin Texas 1983(LP, Unofficial) Trade Mark Of Quality 2964 US 1984 Sell This Version
3102 Lou Reed Blondes Have More Fun!(LP, Unofficial) Trade Mark Of Quality 3102 US 1974 Sell This Version
3676 Bruce Springsteen And The Band Played(LP, Unofficial, fla) Trade Mark Of Quality 3676 Unknown Sell This Version
3857 Rolling Stones* The Slicer(2xLP, Unofficial) Trade Mark Of Quality 3857 US Unknown Sell This Version
7502 Jimi Hendrix Maui / In Europe(2xLP, Unofficial) Trade Mark Of Quality 7502 US 1974 Sell This Version
7506 Frank Zappa At The Olympic / 200 Motels (Album) 7506 US Unknown Sell This Version
7509 Jimi Hendrix Alive(2xLP, Unofficial) Trade Mark Of Quality 7509 US 1974 Sell This Version
22022 Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young Wooden Nickel(LP, Unofficial, Liv) Trade Mark Of Quality 22022 1970 Sell This Version
62002Q The Who Tales From The Who (Album) 62002Q US 1974 Sell This Version
71007 The Beatles In Atlanta Whiskey Flat(LP, Unofficial, Red) Trade Mark Of Quality 71007 US 1971 Sell This Version
71008 Bob Dylan Seems Like A Freeze Out(LP, Unofficial, Pin) Trade Mark Of Quality 71008 US 1971 Sell This Version
71009/ BD 502 Bob Dylan GWW - Talkin Bear Mountain Massacre Picnic Blues(LP, Unofficial) Trade Mark Of Quality 71009/ BD 502 US 1971 Sell This Version
71010 Frank Zappa, The Mothers Of Invention*, Zubin Mehta And The Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra Frank Zappa, The Mothers Of Invention*, Zubin Mehta And The Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra - 200 Motels(LP, Unofficial, Red) Trade Mark Of Quality 71010 US 1971 Sell This Version
71012 The Beatles Last Live Show(LP, Unofficial) Trade Mark Of Quality 71012 US 1972 Sell This Version
71016 Rod Stewart & Faces (3) Rod Stewart & Faces (3) - Plynth(LP, Unofficial) Trade Mark Of Quality 71016 US 1972 Sell This Version
71017 Bob Dylan Royal Albert Hall 1966(LP, Unofficial) Trade Mark Of Quality 71017 US 1971 Sell This Version
71018 Jimi Hendrix Maui, Hawaii(LP, Unofficial, Gre) Trade Mark Of Quality 71018 US Unknown Sell This Version
71019, JH107A/B Jimi Hendrix Broadcasts 71019, JH107A/B US 1971 Sell This Version
71020 The Rolling Stones European Tour 1970 (Complete On One Disc)(LP, Album, Unofficial, Red) Trade Mark Of Quality 71020 US 1970 Sell This Version
71021 The Rolling Stones Beautiful Delilah 71021 US 1973 Sell This Version
71022 Neil Young At The L.A. Music Center 71022 US 1971 Sell This Version
71023 Janis Joplin Infinity Blues(LP, Unofficial) Trade Mark Of Quality 71023 US 1971 Sell This Version
71029 The Rolling Stones London Roundhouse(LP, Unofficial) Trade Mark Of Quality 71029 US 1973 Sell This Version
71030 Jethro Tull Nothing Is Easy(LP, Unofficial) Trade Mark Of Quality 71030 US 1972 Sell This Version
71033 Bob Dylan Burn Some More(LP, Comp, Unofficial, Yel) Trade Mark Of Quality 71033 US 1972 Sell This Version
71036 Cat Stevens Father & son (Album) 71036 US 1972 Sell This Version
71039 The Who Closer To Queen Mary(LP, Unofficial) Trade Mark Of Quality 71039 US 1972 Sell This Version
71041 Led Zeppelin Mudslide 71041 US 1970 Sell This Version
71044 Jethro Tull Flute Cake(LP, Unofficial) Trade Mark Of Quality 71044 US 1973 Sell This Version
71050 Bob Dylan Isle Of Wight(LP, Unofficial) Trade Mark Of Quality, POD Records (2) 71050 US Unknown Sell This Version
71060 Jimi Hendrix Good Karma 2(LP, RE, Unofficial) Great Live Concerts, Trade Mark Of Quality 71060 US Unknown Sell This Version
71060 Jimi Hendrix Good Karma 1 71060 US 1972 Sell This Version
71061 Bob Dylan Don't Look Back - Highlights From The Soundtrack 71061 US 1973 Sell This Version
71062 David Bowie In America 71062 US Unknown Sell This Version
71066 Yes Yes On Tour (Album) 71066 Unknown Sell This Version
71066 Yes Yes On Tour(LP, Album, Unofficial, Dif) Trade Mark Of Quality 71066 US Unknown Sell This Version
71066 Yes Yes On Tour(LP, Album, Unofficial, Red) Trade Mark Of Quality 71066 Unknown Sell This Version
71067 Deep Purple Purple For A Day(LP, Ltd, Unofficial, Pur) Trade Mark Of Quality 71067 UK 1973 Sell This Version
71071 The Who Fillmore East 1968(LP, Unofficial, Blu) Trade Mark Of Quality 71071 US 1975 Sell This Version
71076 The Beatles Spicy Beatles Songs(LP, Comp, Unofficial) Trade Mark Of Quality, Trade Mark Of Quality 71076 Unknown Sell This Version
71078 Rolling Stones* Stoneaged 71078 US 1973 Sell This Version
71079 Jimi Hendrix Good Karma 2 71079 US Unknown Sell This Version
71082 Eric Clapton Stormy Monday(LP, Unofficial) Trade Mark Of Quality 71082 Unknown Sell This Version
72004 Led Zeppelin Going To California With Led Zeppelin 72004 US 1973 Sell This Version

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katlo59

katlo59

November 26, 2015
WOULD SOMEONE PLEASE CLEAN UP THIS TMOQ MESS ON THIS LABEL PAGE !! PLEEEEZE!! SO MANY ARE NOT TMOQ SOME BY CAT.# OTHERS BY MATRIX # etc......THANK YOU !
MadManMoon

MadManMoon

February 4, 2013
edited over 4 years ago
According to Clinton Heylin's "The Great White Wonders" the reason they started out on colored vinyl was that colored vinyl was actually cheaper than black but sadly also of poorer quality.