THE TEN GREATEST BOOTLEGS Page 4
By Pat O' Connor
7. KISS: COLD GIN/KISS DESTROYS ANAHEIM
(Recorded live at Anaheim Stadium on 8/20/76)
This was recorded at the peak of KISS' popularity, during their Destroyer tour. This was at a time when the "Big A" featured awesome summer tour packages that usually included several great national hard-rock acts. On this infamous recording, KISS performs such Destroyer nuggets as "Shout It Out Loud" and "Do You Love Me." Originally recorded for video, this particular concert was shown on primitive cable TV. Of course, it didn't take long for the bootleg market to catch wind of the sales potential on this nugget, so the inevitable audio version (vinyl and CD) was soon born, to the delight of KISS collectors worldwide!
8. GUNS & ROSES: RUMBO RECORDERS .44 CALIBER HORTICULTURE
(Studio demos 1986)
Back in 1986, a local unsigned band entered Rumbo Recorders in Los Angeles and recorded a batch of demos. Since the band was really poor at the time, they couldn't afford to buy the master reels, so the studio kept them as collateral. This original demo featured cuts from G&R's forthcoming debut album as well as unreleased songs like "Heartbreak Hotel" (yes, the Elvis song) and the Stones' "Jumpin' Jack Flash." Also included were radically different versions of "Welcome To The Jungle" and "Anything Goes," making this studio recording a must for the diehard Guns & Roses fan.
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