RSVP 004: Rolling Stones ‘HOT PANTS & WET PANTIES’ / ‘Happy Birthday CHARLIE’ : RS 020676 + ‘Germany ’76’ / ” :ATR 004

Rolling Stones HP&WP

Rolling Stones HP&WP 2

The originals pressed on at least these two color variations. Release date? 1976/77 I would say.

Source: Cologne, Sporthalle, Germany – Second (9 PM) show – 2 June 1976 – the 27th show on the tour. First, there was Welcome to Frankfurt now it’s “Welcome to Cologne”.

LP 1:
A1. Honky Tonk Women [03:40]
A2. If You Can’t Rock Me [02:14]
A3. Get Off Of My Cloud [03:24]
A4. Hand Of Fate [04:05]
A4. Hey Negrita [04:58]
B6. Ain’t Too Proud to Beg [04:09]
B7. Fool to Cry [05:34]
B8. Hot Stuff [05:07]
B9. Star Star [04:10]
B10. You Gotta Move [04:16]
LP 2:
A11. You Can’t Always Get What You Want [09:20]
A12. Band intro [01:25]
A13. Happy [03:06]
A14. Tumbling Dice [04:18]
A15. Nothing From Nothing [02:57]
A16. Outa Space [03:13]
B17. Midnight Rambler [11:05]
B18. It’s Only Rock’n Roll (But I Like It) [04:46]
B19. Brown Sugar [03:43]
B20. Jumping Jack Flash + Jagger talking – both incomplete [02:03]

Quality rated “Vgm”

Comments: “Quality is quite a lot better than the VGP 2CD release, with the same title. But the VGP release includes “Jumpin Jack Flash” and “Street Fighting Man”, …”

PERFORMANCE:
While the 1st Cologne show is one of the best concerts of 1976, this 2nd show is…..well; it’s one of the worst, IMO. And it’s mostly due to Jagger. Sounds like he would have liked to be anywhere in the world, apart from being on the stage, singing Rolling Stones songs. Especially in the 1st half of the show. “If You Can’t Rock Me” for instance; used to be one of the highlights of 1975 and 1976. But this must be the worst version they ever delivered…..before 2002, that is.
But, the fact that Jagger is extremely bored also makes it a very interesting listen.”

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Later re-issued as this title, which is much more common compared to the original editions:

Rolling Stones Happy Birthday Charlie 4

Rolling Stones Happy Birthday Charlie 2

Rolling Stones Happy Birthday Charlie 3

Rolling Stones Happy Birthday Charlie 3 lbl a

Rolling Stones Happy Birthday Charlie 3 lbl b

Also available with Ruthless Rhymes labels.

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The first show was released on two vinyl boots in 1984/5:

The Rolling Stones
“Germany 76”

Cologne, Sporthalle
June 2, 1976 – 1st show – entire show

PERFORMANCE:
One of the absolute best shows of the (poor) European Tour 1976

“COMMENTS:
Taken from 2 different vinyl releases of Cologne 1976 (1st show) – and somewhat BETTER sounding than the CD-releases of this show.
It’s a HOT show, by 1976 standards – and worth seeking out.

RS 020676 – limited edition of 200 copies on black & blue vinyl, released July 1985

Rolling Stones Germany 76

Rolling Stones Germany 76 b

Rolling Stones Germany 76 disc

Rolling Stones Germany 76 detail

Side 1:  Honky Tonk Women / If You Can’t Rock Me – Get Off Of My Cloud  / Hand Of Fate / Hey Negrita / Ain’t Too Proud To Beg
Side 2: Fool To Cry / Hot stuff / Star Star / You Gotta Move / Introduction / Happy Birthday Charlie / Happy
Side 3: Nothing From Nothing / Outta Space / Midnight Rambler
Side 4: It’s Only Rock ‘n’ Roll / Brown Sugar / Jumpin’ Jack Flash / Street Fighting Man

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The Rolling Stones
“Eau de Cologne”

Cologne, Sporthalle
June 2, 1976 – 1st show

ATR 004, limited to 500 copies / first 50 copies are on colored Vinyl; released July 1984

Rolling Stones Eau de Cologne

Rolling Stones Eau de Cologne b
Side 1  Band intro [01:21]  / Happy [03:11]  / Nothing From Nothing [03:18]  / Outa Space [03:30] / Midnight Rambler [12:07] 
Side 2  It’s Only Rock’n Roll (But I Like It) [04:48]  / Brown Sugar [04:12]  / Jumping Jack Flash [03:37]  / Street Fighting Man [06:14] 

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RS Cologne 1st show ticketRS Cologne 1st show ticket b

RS Cologne 76 poster

First show added due to sufficient demand, causing Charlie to have to perform twice on his birthday.

RS Cologne 2nd show ticket

Ticket for the second performance still showing the originally planned show date.

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