27 novembre 2011

BACK IN THE DAY / Rhino Records, The Early Days !

A photographic history of the Rhino Records store in Los Angeles, California, during the
golden era of the 1970's and early 80's, by Jeff Gold# source: oldschoolrhino.blogspot

With thanks to Harold Bronson, Sam Epstein, Lee Kaplan and Gary Stewart for photographs, carbon dating and memories. Apologies to those who participated in this grand story but aren't included, due to lack of photographic evidence. You are not forgotten !

'N.Y. Times' Published March 1991: In a new arrangement with Rhino Records, a company that specializes in reissues, the iconoclastic rock composer is to release a collection of 10 albums of his material that has been illegally released on bootleg records over the last 20 years. The sound on the disks will be taken directly from the original bootlegs, not from Mr. Zappa's own archive tapes. The covers of the bootlegs will also be reproduced.

"Frank came to us about a year ago with the idea," said Faith Raphael, Rhino's product manager. "His feeling was that if collectors must own bootlegged material, they should not have to pay bootleg prices, and the artists should benefit from the sales."

The disks are to be released in late May, in limited-edition boxed sets of LP's and cassettes, and on individual CD's. The boxed editions will be limited to 6,000 copies in each format and will include a T-shirt and a button that says "Beat the Boots," Rhino's name for the project. Rhino is putting the recordings on a new subsidiary label, called Foo-Eee; its logo is a rhinoceros with a clothespin on its nose. by Allan Kozinn

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