WRMB 507 / 508: The great Wizardo Cock Up – Jefferson Starship ‘Live’ and Kiss ‘unnecessary evil.’

The original plan was simple, create two new releases numbered 507 and 508 and put the same number on the slip sheets to match the matrix numbers. And then someone got mixed up…

Jefferson Starship 508 alt slip sheet

Jefferson Starship

Record Matrix: 508 A/B; mostly found with cat & dog labels. Also exists listed as death records

Side 1: Dance with the Dragon riff->Ride the Tiger, Fast Buck Freddie, That’s for Sure->solos       Side 2: Play on Love, Better Lying Down, Somebody to Love, Have You Seen the Saucers

Source: The Inglewood Forum, 30 September 1976 with Heart opening, which was also recorded and released as the rare LP Frostbacks Live, L.A. Forum on the Wizardo sister label death records 520. See it here. 

Update: Research by a very dedicated individual (see below) has led to a new date & venue: 1975-11-05  Los Angeles, California, Shrine Auditorium

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Rare insert version below with corrected release number. Found with the rare green Von Grossenshuss / Teufel Folk Songs label.

 

Jefferson Starship 1976 Tour Dates (probably not complete but more complete than anywhere else on the net):

Super Jam with Jefferson Starship, Fleetwood Mac, Ted Nugent, Jeff Beck, Jan Hammer – Busch Memorial Stadium (St. Louis, MO) – June 29, 1976
Boston Gardens (Boston, MA) – July ?
Milwaukee Arena (Milwaukee, WI) – July 1
Washington Park (Homewood, IL) – July 4
Central Park (New York, NY) – July 7 (WNEW-FM simulcast)
Niagara Falls Convention Center (Niagara Falls, NY) – July 9
Providence Civic Center (Providence, RI) – July 13
Colt Park (Hartford, CT) – July 14
w. Country Joe & The Fish and Stoneground – Greek Theater (Berkeley, CA) – July 27
w. Jeff Beck – Capital Centre (Largo, MD) – August 21
Nassau Coliseum (Long Island, NY) – August 26
w. Jeff Beck – Richfield Coliseum (Cleveland, OH) – August 30
w. Jeff Beck – Richfield Coliseum (Cleveland, OH) – August 31
Riverfront Coliseum (Cincinnati, OH) – September 1
Pine Knob Music Center () – September ?
Winterland (San Francisco, CA) – September ?
w. America, Doobie Brothers & The Beach Boys – Veteran’s Memorial Stadium (Erie, PA) – September 2
The Summit (Houston, TX) – September 22
Tarrant County Convention Center Arena (Fort Worth, TX) – September 24
w. Heart – The Forum (Los Angeles, CA) – September 30
Kemper Arena (Kansas City, MO) Aladdin Theatre (Las Vegas, NV) – October 3

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“* MORE DATE & LOCATION INFO ::: For 4 decades this boot has circulated under an incorrect hall & dates. […] Now thanks to my listening to every little comment, the internet & the investigative wonders of DIMER gv0000, we can rest assured the mystery has been solved.

Online & elsewhere this has always been referred to as the Los Angeles (Inglewood) Forum, dated 1976-09-30, 1975-09-xx, 1976-08-24 & 1976-08-15 (& possibly others). However, there are a number of clues in the dialogue. Grace starts with, “Let’s go L.A.” & then makes a comment about Flo & Eddie’s merchandise & several remarks about Mark Volman (including while singing!), as well as talking about the lighting equipment & lighting technician, whom they are using courtesy of Flo & Eddie. There is also a comment by Marty far more fitting to the Shrine than the Forum about the hall size. Thanks to classy research by DIMER gv0000, we are now able to pinpoint the date & location. He found ads for a show not in the Starship lists – 1975-11-05 Los Angeles Shrine Auditorium with Flo & Eddie opening – & this most certainly is that. There was a Starship gig on 1976-09-30 at the Forum, but Heart was the opener.

 

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Kiss 508

Kiss 508 lbl

Kiss 508 blue 2

Called the rarest Kiss vinyl bootleg in existence as almost all found copies play the Jefferson Starship master – supposedly only 10 copies exist that actually play the Kiss recording.

The originally intended album was probably created by borrowing Vicky Vinyl’s tape released earlier on Destroys Anaheim/ Part Two  on her Idle Mind label and creating a new master that also included a track by opening act Starz (creating some kind of a record by only ever having one song bootlegged out of your whole career and on top of that have the actual record misprint and become incredibly rare).

Track list:

A 1. Detroit  Rock City
A 2. King of the Nighttime World
A 3. Let me go Rock´n Roll
A 4. Strutter
A 5. Deuce

B 1. Bass Solo
B 2. God Of Thunder
B 3. Drum Solo
B 4. God of Thunder reprise
B 5. Pull the Plug (Starz)

A copy playing the intended Kiss tracks just sold for over $700 in March of 2013 (the copy with the cat & dog records went unsold at $33 this June, while a blue Wizardo label copy – still a mismatch containing JS – achieved $280 in November of 2012, go figure). The owner could only quote the the haphazardly written track list off the insert: ‘Get Up, Get Down’ [this is obviously ‘Detroit Rock City’]/ She [not performed at this show, so that raises some doubts]/ Strutter / Deuce / Let Me Go Rock’n Roll/ ‘Rock’n Roll Thunder’ [obviously God Of Thunder] and a song by  Starz, who may also have been on the bill.

kiss76 Anaheim

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