Trade Mark Of Quality (abbreviated TMOQ or TMQ) was a bootleg record label based in Los Angeles, California during the late 1960s and early 1970s. The label was responsible for many underground records of Bob Dylan, Led Zeppelin, Jethro Tull, Devo, Grateful Dead, The Beatles, Frank Zappa, The Rolling Stones, The Who and many other popular rock artists of the era. The major record labels were shocked and dismayed that any anonymous person could obtain or make a bootleg recording of one of their artists and press up records and release them for sale. A little label history: 1st generation releases are known as TMOQ or “farm pig” and were released by Dub & Ken. Actually the first pressings had big number 1/2/3/4 labels and later pressings had different variations of the “farm pig” label. An unknown number of titles also had “Made In Holland” printed on the labels and this was (according to the book “Great White Wonders” ), done because of the liberal laws in Holland.


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