Trade Mark Of Quality

Trade Mark Of Quality

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Trade Mark of Quality (Often abbreviated as TMQ or TMoQ) started in the early 1970s (possibly in the late 1960s) by Ken Douglas and Dub Taylor in Los Angeles, California. The duo pressed bootlegs of live rock shows. They used colored vinyl whenever available and started with rubber-stamped blank covers before introducing the traditional bootleg style printed slick stuck to a blank cover. They eventually progressed to printed black and white before progressing gradually to full-color covers and had a reputation for quality work.

The duo split after a few years, and Dub kept the original Trade Mark of Quality going with the "farm style" pig logo, while Ken started using the cigar smoking "Pig Daddy" logo Trade Mark Of Quality (2). Ken would issue every new release from Dub's label by convincing the lady who owned the pressing plant to press records for him from Dub's plates and used 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 Singer's Original Double Disk, Highway Hi Fi or Highway High Fi as cover spelling differ, Phoenix (unclear if submitter meant Phoenix Records (9), Phoenix (13) or some other label) and Saturated Recordworks, 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
----- More Tulsa Strutter  album cover Kiss More Tulsa Strutter ----- Unknown Sell This Version
001 Seems Like A Freeze Out  album cover Bob Dylan Seems Like A Freeze Out 001 US 1971 Sell This Version
2P27 Who's Zoo  album cover The Who Who's Zoo(LP, Comp, Pic, Unofficial) Trade Mark Of Quality 2P27 US 1974 Sell This Version
5D-201 Father & Son   album cover Cat Stevens Father & Son (LP, Album, Unofficial, Yel) Trade Mark Of Quality 5D-201 US 1972 Sell This Version
007 Yesterday and Today  album cover The Beatles Yesterday and Today(LP, Num, P/Unofficial, Pic) Trade Mark Of Quality 007 Italy 2017 Sell This Version
12 Robert Zimmerman Vs. A.J. Weberman  album cover Robert Zimmerman Vs A.J. Weberman Robert Zimmerman Vs A.J. Weberman - Robert Zimmerman Vs. A.J. Weberman(LP, RE, Unofficial) Trade Mark Of Quality 12 US 1971 Sell This Version
109 Van The Man  album cover Van Morrison Van The Man(LP, Unofficial) Highway High Fi, Trade Mark Of Quality 109 US Unknown Sell This Version
249 He Was A Friend Of Mine  album cover Bob Dylan He Was A Friend Of Mine(LP, Unofficial, Mul) Trade Mark Of Quality 249 Germany 1985 Sell This Version
1002 Renaissance Minstrels Volume 1  album cover The Beatles Renaissance Minstrels Volume 1 1002 Unknown Sell This Version
1018 Supertracks  album cover The Beatles Supertracks(LP, Unofficial) Trade Mark Of Quality 1018 1983 Sell This Version
1380 WIZARDO Neil Young With Crazy Horse  album cover Neil Young With Crazy Horse* Neil Young With Crazy Horse(LP, Unofficial) Trade Mark Of Quality, Phonygraf 1380 WIZARDO US 1976 Sell This Version
1401 In Concert - In Copenhagen  album cover Paul McCartney & Wings* In Concert - In Copenhagen(2xLP, Unofficial, Mul) Trade Mark Of Quality 1401 US Unknown Sell This Version
1703 Lord Of The Strings  album cover 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 Get Back Sessions Studio Outakes  album cover The Beatles Get Back Sessions Studio Outakes 1801 1974 Sell This Version
1803 John Birch Society Blues  album cover Bob Dylan John Birch Society Blues(LP, Unofficial, Gre) Trade Mark Of Quality, Popo Productions 1803 US Unknown Sell This Version
1804 Talkin' Bear Mountain Massacre Picnic Blues  album cover 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 Live'r Than You'll Ever Be  album cover 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 London Roundhouse  album cover The Rolling Stones London Roundhouse(LP, Unofficial, Blu) Trade Mark Of Quality 1812 US Unknown Sell This Version
1813 Smashing Amps  album cover The Jimi Hendrix Experience Smashing Amps (Album) 1813 US 1972 Sell This Version
1814 Had Me A Real Good Time  album cover Rod Stewart, Faces (3) Rod Stewart, Faces (3) - Had Me A Real Good Time 1814 1972 Sell This Version
1815 Answer To The Mystery Of Life  album cover The Moody Blues Answer To The Mystery Of Life 1815 US 1971 Sell This Version
1816 Stone Relics  album cover The Rolling Stones Stone Relics(LP, Comp, Unofficial) Trade Mark Of Quality 1816 US Unknown Sell This Version
1817 Dancing In The Street  album cover 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 Looking Back  album cover Zimmerman* Looking Back(2xLP, Unofficial, Ora) Zerocks, Trade Mark Of Quality, Trade Mark Of Quality 1818 US Unknown Sell This Version
1818 Royal Albert Hall  album cover Bob Dylan Royal Albert Hall(LP, Unofficial) Trade Mark Of Quality 1818 Unknown Sell This Version
1819 My God!  album cover Jethro Tull My God!(LP, Unofficial) Trade Mark Of Quality 1819 US Unknown Sell This Version
1820 Grateful Dead Recorded Live In Concert  album cover Grateful Dead* Grateful Dead Recorded Live In Concert(LP, Unofficial, Gre) Trade Mark Of Quality 1820 US 1971 Sell This Version
1826 A-B Mudslide  album cover Led Zeppelin Mudslide(LP, Unofficial, bla) Trade Mark Of Quality 1826 A-B US 1970 Sell This Version
1828 Flute Cake  album cover Jethro Tull Flute Cake 1828 US 1973 Sell This Version
1829 San Francisco  album cover Greatful Dead* San Francisco(LP, Unofficial) Trade Mark Of Quality 1829 US Unknown Sell This Version
1830 Omay Yad  album cover Pink Floyd Omay Yad(LP, Album, Ltd, RE, Unofficial) Trade Mark Of Quality 1830 US Unknown Sell This Version
1833 Ohio Wooden Nickel  album cover Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young Ohio Wooden Nickel (Album) 1833 US 1970 Sell This Version
1837 Traffic Jam  album cover Traffic Traffic Jam 1837 1974 Sell This Version
1840 Maui, Hawaii...Jimi  album cover Jimi Hendrix Maui, Hawaii...Jimi(LP, Unofficial) Trade Mark Of Quality 1840 US Unknown Sell This Version
1841 Broadcasts  album cover Jimi Hendrix Broadcasts(LP, Unofficial) Trade Mark Of Quality 1841 US Unknown Sell This Version
1842 "200 Motels"  album cover Frank Zappa, Mothers Of Invention*, Mehta* Frank Zappa, Mothers Of Invention*, Mehta* - "200 Motels" 1842 US Unknown Sell This Version
1845 Ticketron   album cover Jethro Tull Ticketron (LP, Mono, Unofficial) Trade Mark Of Quality 1845 US Unknown Sell This Version
1846 Fillmore East 1968  album cover The Who Fillmore East 1968 1846 US 1976 Sell This Version
1847 Recorded At The Santa Monica Civic Auditorium  album cover David Bowie Recorded At The Santa Monica Civic Auditorium 1847 US 1973 Sell This Version
1848 While The Establishment Burns  album cover Bob Dylan While The Establishment Burns 1848 US 1970 Sell This Version
1851 Good Karma   album cover Jimi Hendrix Good Karma (LP, Unofficial) Trade Mark Of Quality 1851 US 1972 Sell This Version
1851 Good Karma   album cover Jimi Hendrix Good Karma 1851 US 1972 Sell This Version
1852 Stairway To Heaven  album cover Led Zeppelin Stairway To Heaven (Album) 1852 US 1972 Sell This Version
1856 Troubled Troubador  album cover Bob Dylan Troubled Troubador(LP, Album, Unofficial) Trade Mark Of Quality 1856 US 1970 Sell This Version
1861 GWW The Demo Tapes  album cover Bob Dylan GWW The Demo Tapes(LP, Comp, Unofficial) Trade Mark Of Quality 1861 US Unknown Sell This Version
1862 Don't Look Back - Highlights From The Soundtrack   album cover Bob Dylan Don't Look Back - Highlights From The Soundtrack (LP, Unofficial) Trade Mark Of Quality, Phonygraf 1862 US 1973 Sell This Version
1881 Coming Home  album cover Neil Young Coming Home(LP, Unofficial) Trade Mark Of Quality 1881 US 1973 Sell This Version
1884 A Spawn Of The Dublin Pubs  album cover Van Morrison A Spawn Of The Dublin Pubs(LP, Unofficial) Trade Mark Of Quality 1884 US Unknown Sell This Version
1892 More Get Back Sessions  album cover The Beatles More Get Back Sessions(LP, RE, Unofficial) Trade Mark Of Quality 1892 US Unknown Sell This Version
1892 Spicy Beatles Songs  album cover The Beatles Spicy Beatles Songs(LP, Unofficial) Trade Mark Of Quality 1892 US 1973 Sell This Version
1961 Boblingen  album cover Bad Company (3) Boblingen 1961 1974 Sell This Version
2801 Live On Blueberry Hill  album cover Led Zeppelin Live On Blueberry Hill(2xLP, Unofficial, Yel) Trade Mark Of Quality 2801 US 1973 Sell This Version
2804 Cymbaline  album cover Pink Floyd Cymbaline 2804 US 1971 Sell This Version
2805 Fillmore West  album cover Greatful Dead* Fillmore West(2xLP, Album, Unofficial) Trade Mark Of Quality 2805 US 1973 Sell This Version
2806 Get Your Rocks Off  album cover The Rolling Stones Get Your Rocks Off(2xLP, Unofficial) Trade Mark Of Quality 2806 US Unknown Sell This Version
2813 Your'e All Crazier Than I Am  album cover Alice Cooper Your'e All Crazier Than I Am(2xLP, Unofficial) Trade Mark Of Quality 2813 US Unknown Sell This Version
2813 Massacre Of The Mind - Live  album cover Alice Cooper Massacre Of The Mind - Live(2xLP, Unofficial) Trade Mark Of Quality 2813 US Unknown Sell This Version
2820 Live In Seattle 73 Tour  album cover Led Zeppelin Live In Seattle 73 Tour(2xLP, Unofficial) Trade Mark Of Quality 2820 US 1974 Sell This Version
2964 Live In Seattle 73 Tour  album cover Led Zeppelin Live In Seattle 73 Tour 2964 US 1976 Sell This Version
2964 Austin Texas 1983  album cover Robert Plant Austin Texas 1983(LP, Unofficial) Trade Mark Of Quality 2964 US 1984 Sell This Version
3102 Blondes Have More Fun!  album cover Lou Reed Blondes Have More Fun!(LP, Unofficial) Trade Mark Of Quality 3102 US 1975 Sell This Version
3676 And The Band Played  album cover Bruce Springsteen And The Band Played(LP, Unofficial, fla) Trade Mark Of Quality 3676 Unknown Sell This Version
3857 The Slicer  album cover Rolling Stones* The Slicer(2xLP, Unofficial) Trade Mark Of Quality 3857 US Unknown Sell This Version
6144 666  Demonic Visitations  album cover Black Sabbath 666 Demonic Visitations(LP, Unofficial) Full Tilt Records (3) 6144 Unknown Sell This Version
7502 Maui / In Europe  album cover Jimi Hendrix Maui / In Europe(2xLP, Unofficial) Trade Mark Of Quality 7502 US 1974 Sell This Version
7506 At The Olympic / 200 Motels  album cover Frank Zappa At The Olympic / 200 Motels (Album, Comp) 7506 US Unknown Sell This Version
7509 Alive  album cover Jimi Hendrix Alive(2xLP, Unofficial) Trade Mark Of Quality 7509 US 1974 Sell This Version
22022 CSNY: Ohio Wooden Nickel  album cover Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young CSNY: Ohio Wooden Nickel(LP, Unofficial) Trade Mark Of Quality 22022 US 1970 Sell This Version
62002Q Tales From The Who  album cover The Who Tales From The Who (Album) 62002Q US 1974 Sell This Version
71005 My God!  album cover Jethro Tull My God!(LP, Unofficial, Blu) Trade Mark Of Quality 71005 US 1972 Sell This Version
71007 In Atlanta Whiskey Flat  album cover The Beatles In Atlanta Whiskey Flat(LP, Unofficial, Red) Trade Mark Of Quality 71007 US 1971 Sell This Version
71008 Seems Like A Freeze Out  album cover Bob Dylan Seems Like A Freeze Out(LP, Unofficial, Pin) Trade Mark Of Quality 71008 US 1971 Sell This Version
71009/ BD 502 GWW - Talkin Bear Mountain Massacre Picnic Blues  album cover Bob Dylan GWW - Talkin Bear Mountain Massacre Picnic Blues(LP, Unofficial) Trade Mark Of Quality 71009/ BD 502 US 1971 Sell This Version
71010 200 Motels  album cover 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 Last Live Show  album cover The Beatles Last Live Show(LP, Unofficial) Trade Mark Of Quality 71012 US 1972 Sell This Version
71016 Plynth  album cover Rod Stewart & Faces (3) Rod Stewart & Faces (3) - Plynth(LP, Unofficial) Trade Mark Of Quality 71016 US 1972 Sell This Version
71017 Royal Albert Hall 1966  album cover Bob Dylan Royal Albert Hall 1966(LP, Unofficial) Trade Mark Of Quality 71017 US 1971 Sell This Version
71018 Maui, Hawaii  album cover Jimi Hendrix Maui, Hawaii(LP, Unofficial, Gre) Trade Mark Of Quality 71018 US Unknown Sell This Version
71019, JH107A/B Broadcasts  album cover Jimi Hendrix Broadcasts 71019, JH107A/B US 1971 Sell This Version
71020 European Tour 1970 (Complete On One Disc)  album cover 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 Beautiful Delilah  album cover The Rolling Stones Beautiful Delilah 71021 US 1971 Sell This Version
71022 At The L.A. Music Center  album cover Neil Young At The L.A. Music Center 71022 US 1971 Sell This Version
71023 Infinity Blues  album cover Janis Joplin Infinity Blues(LP, Unofficial) Trade Mark Of Quality 71023 US 1971 Sell This Version
71024 The "Get Back" Sessions  album cover The Beatles The "Get Back" Sessions(LP, Unofficial, Blu) Trade Mark Of Quality 71024 US 1974 Sell This Version
71029 London Roundhouse  album cover The Rolling Stones London Roundhouse(LP, Unofficial) Trade Mark Of Quality 71029 US 1973 Sell This Version
71030 Nothing Is Easy  album cover Jethro Tull Nothing Is Easy 71030 US 1972 Sell This Version
71033 Burn Some More  album cover Bob Dylan Burn Some More(LP, Comp, Unofficial, Yel) Trade Mark Of Quality 71033 US 1972 Sell This Version
71036 Father & son   album cover Cat Stevens Father & son (Album) 71036 US 1972 Sell This Version
71037 Live in concert  album cover The Grateful Dead Live in concert(LP, Album, Unofficial) Trade Mark Of Quality 71037 Netherlands 1972 Sell This Version
71039 Closer To Queen Mary  album cover The Who Closer To Queen Mary 71039 US 1972 Sell This Version
71041 Mudslide  album cover Led Zeppelin Mudslide 71041 US 1970 Sell This Version
71044 Flute Cake  album cover Jethro Tull Flute Cake(LP, Unofficial) Trade Mark Of Quality 71044 US 1973 Sell This Version
71050 Isle Of Wight  album cover Bob Dylan Isle Of Wight(LP, Unofficial) Trade Mark Of Quality, POD Records (2) 71050 US Unknown Sell This Version
71054 In Person  album cover David Bowie In Person(LP, Unofficial) Trade Mark Of Quality 71054 US 1972 Sell This Version
71060 Good Karma 2  album cover Jimi Hendrix Good Karma 2(LP, RE, Unofficial) Great Live Concerts, Trade Mark Of Quality 71060 US Unknown Sell This Version
71060 Good Karma 1  album cover Jimi Hendrix Good Karma 1 71060 US 1972 Sell This Version
71061 Don't Look Back - Highlights From The Soundtrack   album cover Bob Dylan Don't Look Back - Highlights From The Soundtrack 71061 US 1973 Sell This Version
71062 In America  album cover David Bowie In America 71062 US 1972 Sell This Version
71066 Yes On Tour  album cover Yes Yes On Tour (Album) 71066 US Unknown Sell This Version

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tokvev

tokvev

July 12, 2017
Seems like all Trade Mark Of Quality releases are blocked for sale now on Discogs. A real shame. Had no idea 40-year old limited run bootlegs were impacting these worldknown artists that bad they all had to be blocked for sale. Would think all the new brittish radio protection gap cds and vinyls were a bigger problem.
Richping

Richping

May 31, 2017
I Have a copy of TMOQ plain white sleeve no markings has the rolling stones on blue vinyl run off # 1836 unable to find this listing A side starts with Jumpin' jack any help would be wonderful thanks Richping
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 5 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.