The Amazing Kornyfone Record Label

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The Amazing Kornyfone Record Label (TAKRL) was one of the first bootlegging record labels in America. Kornyfone was based in Southern California in the 1970s. The label released albums from such artists as The Beatles, David Bowie, Bob Dylan, The Grateful Dead, Led Zeppelin, Elton John, Joni Mitchell, Pink Floyd, Genesis, and others. Kornyfone was known for their packaging, with interesting artwork and informative covers.

According to Clinton Heylin,[1] "Though Dub's output [at TMQ] in the five years separating Great White Wonder from Tales from The Who had outstripped any of his competitors, TMQ's catalogue pales alongside what Ken and co. unleashed between 1974 and the end of 1976. One hundred-plus titles from the flagship label, The Amazing Kornyphone Record Label,[2] were supplemented by represses of Smokin' Pig titles, thirty-two titles on TKRWM (The Kornyphone Records for the Working Man), a dozen double-albums on Singer's Original Double Discs (SODD), 20 releases on the Phonygraf label (Phonygraf), and sixteen releases on Highway High Fi Collector's Edition Records (HHCER) (which regularly appeared with TAKRL or Smokin' Pig labels - just to add to the confusion)." The TAKRL label was active between 1974 and 1977. In 1978 they re-pressed some of their titles with black and white covers.


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  1. ^ Heylin, Clinton (1996). Bootleg: The Secret History of the Other Recording Industry. New York: St. Martin's Griffin. p. 106. ISBN 0-312-14289-7.
  2. ^ Hot Wacks book, XV (1992). The Last Wacks. Box 544 Owen Sound N4K 5RI Canada: The Hot Wacks Press. p. 769& 770. ISBN 978-0-9698080-3-9.{{cite book}}: CS1 maint: location (link)
  3. ^ Auslander, Philip (2006) Performing Glam Rock: Gender and Theatricality in Popular Music, University of Michigan Press, ISBN 978-0-472-06868-5, p. 236
  4. ^ Sweet, Brian (2009) Steely Dan: Reelin' In the Years, Omnibus Press, ISBN 978-0-85712-018-2
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