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Cookie Puss - French 12"

2002: The latest in the ever increasing list of Beastie Bootlegs - Cookie Puss. This time they haven't used an English version to copy (well there isn't a English pressing to copy!) so they have used the French version. This is one of the hardest bootlegs to distinguish so far.



The Original: The Bootleg:
Vinyl Label Side A - Original Vinyl Label Side A - Bootleg
Vinyl Label Side B - Original Vinyl Label Side B - Bootleg


The Differences:
  • As with the other bootlegs so far, the most obvious difference is the fact that the original version came in a picture sleeve while the bootleg comes in a plain (pink) die-cut sleeve.
  • The Side-A Runout groove etchings of the original have "MOTR.26.A-2" and "MPO". The bootleg has "MOTR 26-A1" and is missing "MPO".
  • The Side-B Runout groove etchings of the original have "MOTR.26.B-2" and "MPO". The bootleg has "MOTR 26-B1" with the '1' being quite small. Again it is missing "MPO" like on Side-A.
  • The original version comes with a double sided insert, while the bootleg does not.
The Vinyl Label Differences:
  • The Side-A label main color of the bootleg is darker than the original, with it being a lot blacker than the original off black.
  • The image of the original Side-A has less contrast, with the bootleg seeing to be a lot more extreme with the white areas.
  • There is very little difference between the Side-B labels. Again the black print is darker on the bootleg, but the only other noticable difference is that the text across the bottom "MADE IN FRANCE", is slightly thinner on the original and the text is positioned 0.7cm from the edge on the original and 1cm on the bootleg.

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Cookie Puss - US Promo 12"

2005: Not happy with having a bootleg version of the French 12", another has been made of the US Promo 12".



The Original: The Bootleg:
Vinyl Label Side A - Original Vinyl Label Side A - Bootleg


The Differences:
  • The vinyl labels are identical at first glance. The main difference is the bootleg label was photocopied with what appears to be a staple just below the center hole. Being the bootleg label was photocopied, it does not have a crisp appearance like the original. Also, all of the text on the bootleg label has been slightly shifted up as you can see with the text "MARKETED BY IMPORTANT, NYC (718) 995-9200". This text on the original is closer to to edge of the label.
  • The etchings on side A of the runout groove on the original have "MOTR 26 A" along with "OYS NTERING NARCHISTIC TATES OWARD NTERNAL XCELLENCE". The etchings on side A of the runout groove on the bootleg have "MOTR 26 A THIS SIDE" along with "L-49254".
  • The etchings on side B of the runout groove on the original have "MOTR 26 B" along with "MIR IS DAFT!". The etchings on side B of the runout groove on the bootleg have "MOTR 26 B THAT SIDE" along with "L-49254X".

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