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 by Ken Douglas and Michael "Dub" Taylor in Los Angeles, California. The duo pressed bootlegs of live rock shows and leaked studio outtakes. 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 to full-color covers and had a reputation for quality work. Prior to establishing Trade Mark of Quality, the pair released albums on labels such as Lurch and Blimp, and were responsible for albums like "Great White Wonder" and Liv'R Than You'll Ever Be.

The duo split after a few years, and Dub kept the original Trade Mark of Quality going with the "farm style" pig logo and coloured vinyl, while Ken started using the cigar smoking "Pig Daddy" logo . Ken would issue every new release from Dub's label by convincing the pressing plant to press records for him from Dub's plates. TMoQ2 pressed on black vinyl and used less expensive covers. Soon, Dub started adding "Accept No Substitutes" to his releases. Where as Dub was quality conscious, Ken was all about quantity.

Ken stopped his branch of TMOQ circa 1973-1974 , 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. Dub revived his TMOQ in 1976 for a few releases but quickly folded.

In the 1980s, the TMOQ name was revived by Ken, creating well-made, colorful packages that rivaled major label quality. Most of these later TMoQ's are re-pressings from Ken's other labels. Though technically TMoQ as a label didn't get into the CD game, Ken continued into the late 1980s to be among the first bootleggers to press CDs. Many classic TMoQ titles were reissued by Ken on CD.

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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Status Catalog Number  Image Artist Title ( Format) Label Catalog Number  Country Year Actions
- The Beatles - Vancouver 1964 The Beatles Vancouver 1964(2xLP, Unofficial, Red) Not On Label (The Beatles), Trade Mark Of Quality - Unknown Sell This Version
0000 The Beatles - Get Back Sessions 2 The Beatles Get Back Sessions 2(LP, Mono, Ltd, Unofficial, Gre) Trade Mark Of Quality 0000 US 1973 Sell This Version
000000000000000000 The Doors - It Never Gets Dark The Doors It Never Gets Dark(LP, Unofficial) Trade Mark Of Quality 000000000000000000 Unknown Sell This Version
001 Bob Dylan - Seems Like A Freeze Out Bob Dylan Seems Like A Freeze Out 001 US 1971 Sell This Version
2P27 The Who - Who's Zoo The Who Who's Zoo(LP, Comp, Pic, Unofficial) Trade Mark Of Quality 2P27 US 1974 Sell This Version
12 Robert Zimmerman Vs A.J. Weberman - Robert Zimmerman Vs. A.J. Weberman 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 1988 Sell This Version
109 Van Morrison - Van The Man Van Morrison Van The Man(LP, Unofficial) Highway High Fi, Trade Mark Of Quality 109 US Unknown Sell This Version
200 The Who - Who's Zoo The Who Who's Zoo (Comp) 200 US 1974 Sell This Version
529 Led Zeppelin - Mudslide Led Zeppelin Mudslide(LP, Unofficial) Holy Grail Records (2), Trade Mark Of Quality 529 Japan 1976 Sell This Version
1002 The Beatles - Renaissance Minstrels Volume 1 The Beatles Renaissance Minstrels Volume 1 1002 Unknown Sell This Version
1018 The Beatles - Supertracks The Beatles Supertracks(LP, Unofficial) Trade Mark Of Quality 1018 1983 Sell This Version
1401 Paul McCartney & Wings* - In Concert - In Copenhagen 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 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 The Beatles Get Back Sessions Studio Outakes 1801 1974 Sell This Version
1803 Bob Dylan - John Birch Society Blues 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 Bob Dylan Talkin' Bear Mountain Massacre Picnic Blues(LP, RP, Unofficial, Blu) Trade Mark Of Quality, Popo Productions 1804 US 1975 Sell This Version
1809 Cat Stevens - Father & Son Cat Stevens Father & Son(LP, RP, Unofficial) Trade Mark Of Quality 1809 US 1976 Sell This Version
1813 The Jimi Hendrix Experience - Smashing Amps The Jimi Hendrix Experience Hendrix Live At Albert Hall (Album) 1813 US 1974 Sell This Version
1814 Rod Stewart, Faces (3) - Had Me A Real Good Time Rod Stewart, Faces (3) Rod Stewart, Faces (3) - Had Me A Real Good Time 1814 1972 Sell This Version
1815 The Moody Blues - Answer To The Mystery Of Life The Moody Blues Answer To The Mystery Of Life 1815 US 1971 Sell This Version
1816 The Rolling Stones - Stone Relics The Rolling Stones Stone Relics(LP, Comp, Unofficial) Trade Mark Of Quality 1816 US Unknown Sell This Version
1817 Rod Stewart, Faces (3) - Dancing In The Street 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 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 Bob Dylan Royal Albert Hall(LP, Unofficial) Trade Mark Of Quality 1818 Unknown Sell This Version
1819 Jethro Tull - My God! Jethro Tull My God!(LP, Unofficial) Trade Mark Of Quality 1819 US Unknown Sell This Version
1820 Grateful Dead* - Recorded Live In Concert Grateful Dead* Recorded Live In Concert(LP, Unofficial, Gre) Trade Mark Of Quality 1820 US 1971 Sell This Version
1826 A-B Led Zeppelin - Mudslide Led Zeppelin Mudslide(LP, Unofficial, bla) Trade Mark Of Quality 1826 A-B US 1974 Sell This Version
1828 Jethro Tull - Flute Cake Jethro Tull Flute Cake(LP, Unofficial) Trade Mark Of Quality 1828 US 1973 Sell This Version
1829 Greatful Dead* - San Francisco Greatful Dead* San Francisco(LP, Unofficial) Trade Mark Of Quality 1829 US Unknown Sell This Version
1830 Pink Floyd - Omayyad Pink Floyd Omayyad 1830 US 1972 Sell This Version
1836 The Rolling Stones - Europe 1970 The Rolling Stones Europe 1970(LP, Unofficial, Blu) Trade Mark Of Quality 1836 Unknown Sell This Version
1840 Jimi Hendrix - Maui, Hawaii...Jimi Jimi Hendrix Maui, Hawaii...Jimi(LP, Unofficial) Trade Mark Of Quality 1840 US Unknown Sell This Version
1841 Jimi Hendrix - Broadcasts Jimi Hendrix Broadcasts(LP, Unofficial) Trade Mark Of Quality 1841 US Unknown Sell This Version
1845 Jethro Tull - Ticketron Jethro Tull Ticketron 1845 US 1972 Sell This Version
1846 The Who Fillmore East 1968 1846 US 1975 Sell This Version
1847 David Bowie - Recorded At The Santa Monica Civic Auditorium David Bowie Recorded At The Santa Monica Civic Auditorium 1847 US 1973 Sell This Version
1848 Zimmerman* - Looking Back Zimmerman* Looking Back(2xLP, Unofficial, Ora) Zerocks, Trade Mark Of Quality, Trade Mark Of Quality 1848 US Unknown Sell This Version
1848 Bob Dylan - While The Establishment Burns Bob Dylan While The Establishment Burns 1848 US 1970 Sell This Version
1851 Jimi Hendrix - Good Karma Jimi Hendrix Good Karma 1851 US 1972 Sell This Version
1852 Led Zeppelin - Stairway To Heaven Led Zeppelin Stairway To Heaven (Album) 1852 US 1972 Sell This Version
1854 Bob Dylan - VD Waltz Bob Dylan VD Waltz(LP, Unofficial, Ora) Trade Mark Of Quality 1854 US 1971 Sell This Version
1856 Bob Dylan - Troubled Troubador Bob Dylan Troubled Troubador (Album) 1856 US 1970 Sell This Version
1861 Bob Dylan - GWW The Demo Tapes 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 Bob Dylan Don't Look Back - Highlights From The Soundtrack (LP, Unofficial) Trade Mark Of Quality, Phonygraf 1862 US 1973 Sell This Version
1862-A Led Zeppelin - Mudslide Led Zeppelin Mudslide(12", Comp, Unofficial, Yel) Trade Mark Of Quality 1862-A US 1970 Sell This Version
1884 Van Morrison - A Spawn Of The Dublin Pubs 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 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 The Beatles Spicy Beatles Songs 1892 US 1973 Sell This Version
2801 Led Zeppelin - Live On Blueberry Hill Led Zeppelin Live On Blueberry Hill(Unofficial + LP, Yel + LP, Blu) Trade Mark Of Quality 2801 US 1973 Sell This Version
2804 Pink Floyd - Live (Aka Cymbaline) Pink Floyd Cymbaline 2804 US 1971 Sell This Version
2805 Greatful Dead* - Fillmore West 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 The Rolling Stones Get Your Rocks Off(2xLP, Unofficial, col) Trade Mark Of Quality 2806 US Unknown Sell This Version
2806 The Rolling Stones - Get Your Rocks Off The Rolling Stones Get Your Rocks Off(2xLP, Unofficial, One) Trade Mark Of Quality 2806 Unknown Sell This Version
2813 Alice Cooper - Massacre Of The Mind - Live 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 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 Led Zeppelin Live In Seattle 73 Tour 2964 US 1976 Sell This Version
2964 Robert Plant - Austin Texas 1983 Robert Plant Austin Texas 1983(LP, Unofficial) Trade Mark Of Quality 2964 US 1984 Sell This Version
3102 Lou Reed - Blondes Have More Fun! Lou Reed Blondes Have More Fun!(LP, Unofficial) Trade Mark Of Quality 3102 US 1975 Sell This Version
3857 Rolling Stones* - The Slicer Rolling Stones* The Slicer(2xLP, Unofficial) Trade Mark Of Quality 3857 US Unknown Sell This Version
6144 Black Sabbath - 666-Demonic Visitations Black Sabbath 666-Demonic Visitations(LP, Unofficial) Trade Mark of Quality, Full Tilt Records (3) 6144 US 1984 Sell This Version
7502 Jimi Hendrix - Maui / In Europe Jimi Hendrix Maui / In Europe(2xLP, Unofficial) Trade Mark Of Quality 7502 US 1974 Sell This Version
9002 Bad Company (3) - In Concert Bad Company (3) In Concert(7", Unofficial) Trade Mark Of Quality 9002 US 1976 Sell This Version
22022 Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young - CSNY: Ohio Wooden Nickel Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young CSNY: Ohio Wooden Nickel(LP, Unofficial) Trade Mark Of Quality 22022 US 1970 Sell This Version
62002Q The Who - Tales From The Who The Who Tales From The Who (Album) 62002Q US 1974 Sell This Version
71005 Jethro Tull - My God! Jethro Tull My God!(LP, Unofficial, Blu) Trade Mark Of Quality 71005 US 1972 Sell This Version
71007 The Beatles - In Atlanta Whiskey Flat 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 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 Bob Dylan GWW - Talkin Bear Mountain Massacre Picnic Blues(LP, RP, Unofficial) Trade Mark Of Quality 71009/ BD 502 US 1975 Sell This Version
71012 The Beatles - Last Live Show The Beatles Last Live Show(LP, Unofficial) Trade Mark Of Quality 71012 US 1972 Sell This Version
71013 Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young - Wooden Nickel Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young Wooden Nickel 71013 US 1971 Sell This Version
71016 Rod Stewart & Faces (3) - Plynth Rod Stewart & Faces (3) Rod Stewart & Faces (3) - Plynth(LP, Unofficial) Trade Mark Of Quality 71016 US 1972 Sell This Version
71017 Bob Dylan - GWW Royal Albert Hall 1966 Bob Dylan Royal Albert Hall 1966 71017 US 1971 Sell This Version
71019, JH107A/B Jimi Hendrix - Broadcasts Jimi Hendrix Broadcasts 71019, JH107A/B US 1971 Sell This Version
71022 Neil Young - Coming Home Neil Young Coming Home 71022 US 1971 Sell This Version
71024 The Beatles - The The Beatles The "Get Back" Sessions 71024 US 1971 Sell This Version
71025 The Beatles - Renaissance Minstrels Volume 1 The Beatles Renaissance Minstrels Volume 1(LP, Unofficial, Dar) Trade Mark Of Quality 71025 US 1971 Sell This Version
71026 The Beatles - Renaissance Minstrels Volume 2 The Beatles Renaissance Minstrels Volume 2(LP, Unofficial, Blu) Trade Mark Of Quality 71026 US 1971 Sell This Version
71029 The Rolling Stones - London Roundhouse The Rolling Stones London Roundhouse(LP, Unofficial, W/Lbl) Trade Mark Of Quality 71029 US 1973 Sell This Version
71030 Jethro Tull - Nothing Is Easy Jethro Tull Nothing Is Easy 71030 US 1972 Sell This Version
71032 The Beatles - Yellow Matter Custard The Beatles Yellow Matter Custard 71032 US 1971 Sell This Version
71033 Bob Dylan - Burn Some More Bob Dylan Burn Some More(LP, Comp, Unofficial, Yel) Trade Mark Of Quality 71033 US 1972 Sell This Version
71036 Cat Stevens - Father & Son Cat Stevens Father & Son (LP, Unofficial, Red) Trade Mark Of Quality 71036 US 1972 Sell This Version
71041 Led Zeppelin - Mudslide Led Zeppelin Mudslide 71041 US 1970 Sell This Version
71044 Jethro Tull - Flute Cake Jethro Tull Flute Cake(LP, Unofficial) Trade Mark Of Quality 71044 US 1973 Sell This Version
71050 Bob Dylan - Isle of Wight Bob Dylan Isle Of Wight (Album) 71050 US 1971 Sell This Version
71060 Jimi Hendrix - Good Karma 2 Jimi Hendrix Good Karma 2(LP, RE, Unofficial) GLC Great Live Concerts, Trade Mark Of Quality 71060 US Unknown Sell This Version
71061 Bob Dylan - Don't Look Back - Highlights From The Soundtrack Bob Dylan Don't Look Back - Highlights From The Soundtrack (LP, Unofficial) Trade Mark Of Quality 71061 US 1973 Sell This Version
71062 David Bowie - In America David Bowie In America 71062 US Unknown Sell This Version
71067 Deep Purple - Purple For A Day Deep Purple Purple For A Day(LP, Ltd, Unofficial, Pur) Trade Mark Of Quality 71067 US 1973 Sell This Version
71076 The Beatles - Mary Jane , Spicy Beatles Songs The Beatles Spicy Beatle Songs 71076 US 1973 Sell This Version
71078 Rolling Stones* - Stoneaged Rolling Stones* Stoneaged(LP, Unofficial) Trade Mark Of Quality 71078 US 1973 Sell This Version
71079 Jimi Hendrix - Good Karma 2 Jimi Hendrix Good Karma 2(LP, Unofficial) Trade Mark Of Quality 71079 US 1973 Sell This Version
71116 Jimi Hendrix - Jam The Night Jimi Hendrix Jam The Night(LP, Comp, Unofficial) Trade Mark Of Quality, The Amazing Kornyfone Record Label 71116 US 1987 Sell This Version
72004 Led Zeppelin - Going To California With Led Zeppelin Led Zeppelin Going To California With Led Zeppelin 72004 US 1973 Sell This Version
72007 Led Zeppelin - Bonzo's Birthday Party Led Zeppelin Bonzo's Birthday Party 72007 US 1973 Sell This Version
72014 Greatful Dead* - Fillmore West Greatful Dead* Fillmore West(2xLP, Album, Unofficial) Trade Mark Of Quality 72014 US 1973 Sell This Version
72016 Led Zeppelin - 3 Days After Led Zeppelin 3 Days After 72016 US 1973 Sell This Version
72017 The Rolling Stones - Mick's Birthday Party The Rolling Stones Mick's Birthday Party(2xLP, Album, Unofficial) Trade Mark Of Quality 72017 US 1973 Sell This Version
72100 Bob Dylan - Homesick Blues Bob Dylan Homesick Blues(2xLP, Unofficial) Trade Mark Of Quality 72100 US 1989 Sell This Version
72101 Bob Dylan - Soldier Sons Bob Dylan Soldier Sons(2xLP, Unofficial) Trade Mark Of Quality 72101 US 1988 Sell This Version

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ObedientSuperBoy

ObedientSuperBoy

July 1, 2021
lovely bootlegs, I go hunting for their releases every record shop I go to
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.
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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
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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 !
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MadManMoon

MadManMoon

February 4, 2013
edited over 10 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.
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