Finally, after years of searching I managed to find a copy of In America with the Fried Egg pattern. This has been on the top of my wantlist since I bought my very first TMOQ. They are simply stunning records, I managed to get my favourite, the blue and white combination. I can’t thank Dillon from Noble Records enough for all the help. Please go check out the store, highly recommended!
With this now finally in my collection I getting very close to completion. I won’t focus too much on finding all the other eggs, I have many years left to find those!
One of my latest arrivals was this red vinyl copy of The All American Bowie with a highly developed cancer pattern. It also had a white label which was a new combination I can’t remember seeing before. It will be interesting to see if it continues to darken over time, but for now the pattern is really cool! Happy with this one!
The issue of Rolling Stone magazine from November 9th 1972 asked; “Are you man enough for David Bowie?” Little did they know some parts of this article would later be used on the icon bootlegs from TMOQ, In Person and In America. As you can see from the pictures, the title and photos were later put on the inserts for the two records. Very cool pieces.
I recently came across a copy of The All American Bowie on red vinyl with the green label. This is my third time buying this record which is one of the bicest looking combinations. The record even came with a beautiful blue sleeve which I didn’t have for any of the releases, the insert was also glued on the back. Very nice copy!
Starting off the new year in the best way possible, by adding a new missing TMOQ to the collection. This beautiful copy of The All American Bowie was bought from ebay, it’s a yellow copy with pink sleeve and pink insert. And it’s mint! One of my best copies so far.
I recently came across a copy of In America on red vinyl with the big pig label. Unfortunately it was broken, but I got it for a fair price of 25€ which is a great deal for the sleeve itself! Now I’m going to try and fix this piece, luckily I have my other red In America!
I recently got sent a link to a TMOQ on ebay by a good friend, it turned out it was a copy I had not seen before. A green vinyl In Person with black label. I only knew of a variation with white label and for the green vinyl and was afraid that it could be a misplaced copy of In America in a In Person sleeve. Luckily it is exactly what I hoped. And it’s a beauty with both the original insert and TMOQ catalog.
It’s been a long time since the last update, but during the ladt few weeks I have recieved some more pieces to my collection. I managed to find another red In Person with white label and together with it I also managed to get my hands on two spare sleeves. That means I finally found a sleeve for my green In Person and also have one extra for later.
Here is a overview of the different labels you can find on the Bowie releases from TMOQ. Note that this is only for original TMOQ releases, I have not included the Smoking Pig releases as these are reissues.
The white label seems to be the most common and it can be found on a variety of releases. You can find it on the following releases.
In Person: Red, blue, green and orange vinyl releases. In America: Orange, blue and all variations of “Fried Eggs” vinyl releases. The All American Bowie: Purple, yellow, sky blue, blue and orange vinyl releases. Santa Monica: None.
The black label is a lot rarer then the white, but is found on all three of the standard releases.
In Person: Red, orange, yellow and blue vinyl releases. In America: Green, red and blue vinyl releases. The All American Bowie: Red vinyl releases. Santa Monica: None.
The green label is one of the rarer, together with the yellow. But his can also be found on all three releases.
In Person: Blue vinyl releases. In America: Blue vinyl releases. The All American Bowie: Blue and red vinyl releases. Santa Monica: None.
The yellow label is the rarest of the “normal labels” and is only found on two In Person releases. There is also a yellow label on the stamped Santa Monica double album, but this has a brighter yellow colour.
In Person: Yellow and red vinyl releases. In America: None. The All American Bowie: None. Santa Monica: Black vinyl (Brighter yellow label) Disc 1
The brown label is the rarest label, but is only found on the second disc of the stamped Santa Monica release. I don’t count this is as a normal label. It can also be found on Santa Monica releases without stamped covers.
In Person: None. In America: None. The All American Bowie: None Santa Monica: Black vinyl releases, disc 2.
For what I call the “Stout” releases, or printed label releases there are three different labels. They are the same for all vinyl variations of that release and they all have the same big farm pig label on the B-side of the record.
The gold label is available on black, red and splatter vinyl releases of In Person.
The green label is available on black, red and green vinyl releases of In America.
The purple label is available on black and red vinyl releases of The All American Bowie