ETS Label Japan



Japan: 1985

Source: Mining the Live Aid radio broadcast from July 13th ’85 for two double sets. Selected were the performances by David Bowie, Bryan Ferry with David Gilmour), the Wembley Finale, Paul McCartney, F.Mercury & B.May, the Power Station and Duran Duran.

ETS 2588 A: TVC 15 / Rebel Rebel / Modern Love / Heroes / Sensation / Boys and Girls / Slave To Love / Jealous Guy
ETS 2588 B: Do They Know It’s Christmas / Is This The World We Created?
ETS 2589 A: Let It Be / ? / ? / ? / Murderess / Get It On (Bang a Gong)
ETS 2589 B: A View to a Kill / Union of the Snake / Save A Prayer / The Reflex

[Not an accurate track list, I just tried to piece it together from various sources.]


Volume 2 presents Eric Clapton, Led Zeppelin (with Phil Collins), The Who, Black Sabbath, Mick Jagger (w. Hall&Oates, Eddie Kendricks, David Ruffin and Tina Turner), Bob Dylan (w. Keith Richards & Ronnie Wood) and the finale in Philadelphia.

ETS 2590 A: White Room / Rock & Roll / Whole Lotta Love / Stairway To Heaven
ETS 2590 B: My Generation / Love Reign On Me / Won’t Get Fooled Again / Paranoid
ETS 2591 A: Lonely At The Top / Just Another Night / Miss You / State of Shock / It’s Only Rock & Roll
ETS 2591 B: Ballad Of Hollis Brown / Ship Comes In / Blowing In The Wind / We Are The World




Meanwhile, someone in Europe went “the whole hog”and issued everything on a 12 LP box (ca. late ’85/86):






Peter Blake art work





Japan: 1985 – they played Japan in July of ’85

Source: Back cover states recorded at Long Beach Arena in 1985, however the actual location is Osaka’s Festival Hall on 15 July ’85

ETS 2584 A: In The Beginning / Shout At The Devil / Knock’ Em Dead, Kid / Keep Your Eye On The Money / Too Young To Fall In Love
ETS 2584 B: Red Hot / Mick Mars Guitar Solo / City Boy Blues / Piece Of Your Action
ETS 2585 A: Looks That Kill / Smokin’ In The Boys Room / Live Wire
ETS 2585 B: Ten Seconds To Love / Helter Skelter / Jailhouse Rock

The following website states: “Live Pain 85 – LP JAP (ETS 2586) promo + single – Japan promo bootleg with 2 discs and 15 songs. Come with a free limited and numbered copy of the first Motley Crue single Stick to your guns/Toast of the town with the serial number D 1.” I am not sure if this is correct or not, I have my doubts.


Recommended Crüe bootlegs site:





Japan: 1985

Source: Supposedly recorded at Long Beach Arena – no date given apart from the year. The listing on discogs states this was recorded on 31 December 1984.

ETS 2584 A: intro / U Got It / In Your Direction / Wanted Man / Tell The World
ETS 2584 B: You’re In Trouble / I’m Insane / Give It All / The Morning After
ETS 2585 A: Back For More / Never Use Love / Walkin The Dog / Bobby Blotzer drum solo
ETS 2585 B: Sweet Cheater / Lack Of Communication / Round And Round


Comprehensive Ratt bootleg listing:





The above was offered on eBay as a “test pressing”. It certainly shows more effort than just an owner-produced replacement cover. If the image looks familiar, it was first used on TAKRL’s COMMAND PERFORMANCE in 1977.

Japan: 1985

Source: Osaka, Jo Hall, 15 May 1985; their last ever concert performance in Japan


ETS 2582 A: Machines (tape) / Tear It Up / Tie Your Mother Down / Under Pressure / Somebody To Love / improv – Killer Queen / Seven Seas Of Rhye / Keep Yourself Alive / Liar
ETS 2582 B: Impromptu / It’s A Hard Life / Dragon Attack / Now I’m Here / Is This The World We Created? / Love Of My Life
ETS 2583 A: Medley: Stone Cold Crazy – Great King Rat – Keyboard – Brighton Rock (ending) / Another One Bites The Dust / Mustapha (intro) / Hammer To Fall / Crazy Little Thing Called Love / Saturday Night’s Alright For Fighting / Bohemian Rhapsody
ETS 2583 B: Radio Ga Ga / I Want To Break Free / Jailhouse Rock / We Will Rock You / We Are The Champions / God Save The Queen [cut]

Quality: Excellent audience recording, one of the finest products by ETS. However, in 2003 an alternate source surfaced that sounds even better.


Around 2010, a European bootlegger produced another vinyl version of this concert , called LAST CONCERT IN JAPAN (F185-515). The source used for this is unknown at the moment. If you know, please leave a comment.




Japan: 1985 – Julian and his band toured Japan for the first time in May & June of ’85

Source: 9 April 1985 – the second show of three – at NYC’s Beacon Theater. So, the date on the cover is close.

Quality: Very good stereo



There are only four Julian Lennon vinyl bootlegs. Number two is Now I Know What You Meant To Me on RSR, supposedly a recording of the Houston ’85 concert. If correct, this would have occurred on or around the 27th of March ’85 soon after the tour start.


  • Number 3: The single red vinyl LP LIVE AT L.A. (CSR Records, JB-721), which squeezes a complete first US tour set – likely one of the shows performed at LA’s Universal Amphitheater on May 1 – 3 – onto a single disc:



What is it with bootleggers and painful spelling errors? Not a US release then?

  • And the European single LP Stand By Me (Diamond Sound DS001 – 200 numbered copies, first 100 on red vinyl) from his 1986 tour, likely a straight copy of the Westwood One radio show recorded at Irvine Meadows Amphitheatre in Laguna Hills, CA on July 25, ’86.


This shows how some artists end up being “hot” for bootleggers for a rather short time only, despite them still touring and perhaps even improving the quality of their official releases.





Exists without the “G’DAY, BRUCE” writing as well.

Japan: 1985

Source: Bruce Springsteen first concert in Japan at Yoyogi National Gymnasium (Kokuritsu Yoyogi Kyōgi-jō), Tokyo, 10 April 1985; audience recording.

2577 A: Born in the USA / Out in the street / Darlington county / Working on the highway / Johnny 99
2577 B: Atlantic City / The river / Prove it all night / Glory days
2578 A: The promised land / My hometown / Badlands / Thunder road
2578 B: Cover me / Dancing in the dark / Hungry heart / Cadillac ranch  / Downbound train
2579 A: I’m on fire / Pink Cadillac / Bobby Jean / Racing in the street
2579 B: Born to run / Ramrod / Rocking all over the world / Twist and shout



The same recording (there is only one source tape for this night) was later issued on another Japanese bootleg:







Japan: 1985 – The Perfect Strangers Tour visited Japan in May of ’85

Matrix: V (Z)(B) ETS-2575A 121+ E
                Z ETS-2575B 111+
                Z V (Z)(B) ETS-2576A 111+ E
                Z ETS-2576B 111+

Auctioned no less than 23 times already this decade, which did not help the achieved final prices.

Source: Audience recording from Meadowlands Arena in East Rutherford, NJ, 9 March 1985

2575 A: Intro / Highway Star / Nobody’s Home / Strange Kind Of Woman / Who Do You Think You Are / Blues / A Gypsy’s Kiss
2575 B: Perfect Strangers / Under The Gun / Lazy / Ian Paice / Child In Time Part 1
2576 A: Child In Time Part 2 / Knockin’ At Your Back Door / Difficult To Cure / Jon Lord / Space Truckin’
2576 B: Woman From Tokyo / Speed King / Burn / Smoke On The Water




If you have better quality images of this item (front, back & labels), please leave a comment.

Japan: 1985 – the band toured Japan in March of ’85

Source: Audience recording from Long Beach Arena, 31 December 1984

2573 A: Intro / U Got It / In Your Direction / Wanted Man / Tell The World
2573 B: You’re In Trouble / I’m Insane / Give It All / The Morning After
2574 A: Back For More / Never Use Love / Walkin The Dog / Bobby Blotzer drum solo
2574 B: Sweet Cheater / Lack Of Communication / Round And Round



A rarely seen bootleg and that is why I do not have any further images for this as the few others are all smaller than this one. If you have better quality images, please leave a comment.

Japan: 1985

Source: Audience recording from San Diego Sports Arena, 17 April 1984.

2571 A: Tiger Tiger / Is There Something I Should Know? / Hungry Like the Wolf / The Reflex / New Moon on Monday
2571 B: Union of the Snake / New Religion / Cracks in the Pavement / Of Crime and Passion / Friends of Mine
2572 A: The Seventh Stranger / The Chauffeur / Save A Prayer / Planet Earth
2572 B: My Own Way / Careless Memories / Rio / Girls on Film





Japan: 1985 – they toured Japan in April of ’85

Source: Audience recording from NYC’s Radio City Music Hall on 21 January 1984.  Show # 5 of a scheduled seven night run and the final one as the last two dates had to be canceled due to Bruce getting sick.

2569 A: Aces High / Two Minutes To Midnight / The Trooper / Revelations
2569 B: Losfer Words / Flight Of Icarus / Rime Of The Ancient Mariner
2570 A: Powerslave / The Number Of The Beast / Hallowed By The Name / 22 Arcacia Avenue
2570 B: Iron Maiden / Run To The Hills / Runnin’ Free / Sanctuary


1985-01-17 Radio Music City Hall, New York City