Uncut‘s 50 Greatest Bootlegs

Unkut's 50 Greatest Bootlegs

Uncut‘s 50 Greatest Bootlegs

Unkut's 50 Greatest Bootlegs

In its latest issue, Uncut celebrates the shadow economy that surrounds rock music by presenting its list of the 50 greatest bootlegs: Live albums, alternate mixes, unreleased studio sessions that made the illegal-tape circuit, at least until some enterprising label type decided to legitimately release them. Below, check out the full list and download the version of “Straight To Hell” from the #6 entry, the Clash’s Rat Patrol From Fort Bragg.

50. The Troggs – The Troggs Tapes
49. Paul McCartney & Wings – The Nashville Sessions
48. Gillian Welch & David Rawlings – Live And Obscure
47. David Bowie – Toy
46. Buffalo Springfield – California Daze
45. Aztec Camera – Manchester Live Tape
44. Joe Strummer – When Pigs Fly
43. The La’s – The Kitchen Tape
42. Adam & The Ants – Madamstan
41. James Brown With Sly & Robbie – The Nassau Sessions
40. John Lennon And Paul McCartney – A Toot And A Snore In ’74
39. The Byrds – Tambourines & 12-Strings
38. The Smiths – Unreleased Demos & Instrumentals
37. Elvis Presley – Desert Storm
36. Keith Richards – Toronto Session/”I Got The Blues”
35. Jimi Hendrix/Traffic – A Session
34. PJ Harvey - Jungle Queen
33. The Soft Boys – The Day They Ate Brick
32. Arcade Fire – Demo 2001
31. Richard & Linda Thompson – Rafferty’s Folly
30. The White Stripes – The Legendary Lost Tapes
29. Elvis Costello – Our Aim Is True
28. Nico, John Cale & Brian Eno – Berline, Neue Nationalgalerie
27. The Who – Obscure And Oblique
26. The Cramps – The Ohio Demos 1979
25. Blur – Parklife Deluxe Bootleg
24. Leonard Cohen – The Other Leonard Cohen Album Vols 1 & 2
23. Van Morrison – Van The Man
22. New Order – Western Works
21. Steely Dan – The Last Gaucho
20. R.E.M. – The Elliot Mazer Demos
19. The Beatles – From Kinfauns To Chaos
18. Nirvana – In Utero (Steve Albini Mix)
17. Syd Barrett – Magnesium Proverbs
16. Television – Double Exposure
15. Wilco – Yankee Hotel Foxtrot Demos/Outtakes: YHF Engineer Demos
14. Kraftwerk – K4
13. Captain Beefheart – Hoboism
12. Kate Bush – The Cathy Demos
11. Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds – Call Of The Cavemen
10. Roxy Music – When We Were Young
09. Bruce Springsteen – The Ties That Bind
08. Led Zeppelin – The Lost Sessions
07. The Velvet Underground – Live At The Gymnasium
06. The Clash – Rat Patrol From Fort Bragg
05. Little Feat – Electrif Lycanthrope
04. The Rolling Stones – Place Pigalle
03. Neil Young – Chrome Dreams (Rust Edition)
02. Bob Dylan & The Band – A Tree Without Roots
01. The Beach Boys – Smile

The Clash – “Straight To Hell” (Original Mix)

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