USA: Late 1978/early 1979
Source: Soundboard recording from the Aquarius Tavern in Seattle (formerly known as Parker’s Ballroom), summer of 1975 (the date is usually stated as June 1st). The venue has been confirmed due to the inclusion of two tracks – “Mother Earth Blues”and their cover of Kiki Dee’s “I’ve Got The Music In Me” – on their official MAGAZINE album in 1978. It appears that multi-track recordings were made that night and the bootleg sounds excellent.
Heart’s debut album Dreamboat Annie was released in Canada in the summer of 1975 but would not see a US release until the coming year and the band was playing showcases in certain markets to drum up radio interest.
Below: The later Slipped Disc edition
Side 1: Either an edit or a partial broadcast of a King Biscuit Flour Hour broadcast:
Universal Amphitheatre (Los Angeles, CA)
July 17, 1977
1 Kick It Out 02:55
2 Sing Child 05:44
3 Silver Wheels 01:43
4 Dreamboat Annie 02:32
5 Little Queen 05:33
6 Magic Man 05:44
7 Barracuda 04:30
8 Crazy On You 05:23
9 White Lightning and Wine 06:00
10 Rock & Roll 04:50
11 Without You 05:22
Side 2: Likely a tape shared with or by Jon Wizardo, since the same venue and date is given as the Wizardo/Death Records release FROSTBACKS LIVE, L.A. FORUM
I am not sure about the date in this case. What is certain is that Heart opened for Jefferson Starship at the L.A. Forum on the 30th of September ’76. Sound quality for BARRACUDA is listed as “Exs” in Hot Wacks but the quality of the Death release suggests a significant drop. Does “Crazy On You” really appear twice (and from the same show)?
Recorded September 30, 1976 at the L.A. Forum [I am pretty sure the date shown on the cover is wrong]. Audience recording. Heart opened for Jefferson Starship.
Side 1: Soul Of The Sea / White Lightning And Wine (Gm) Side 2: Magic Man / Crazy On You (Vgm)
Heart touring following the success of their debut album Dreamboat Annie. Interesting, to see differing quality ratings per side.
The date is confirmed by the following concert goer scrapbook entry and the date given for a Jefferson Starship bootleg recorded at the same venue as the main act (see the next entry):
September 30, 1976 – Los Angeles Forum (Los Angeles, California)