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Japan: 2nd half of 1985; prices have ranged from $40 – $150

ACCEPT, the other, much less famous German Heavy Metal Export and the band that replaced AC?DC as the first band in HOTWACKS. ACCEPT toured Japan for the first time in September of ’85, most likely this led to the conception of this bootleg.

Source: I have found no correcting information that this did not come from the Hammersmith Odeon on 15 March 1985 – the final European date of their Metal Heart tour. If you can confirm this once and for all, please leave a comment.

1613 A: Theme For Accept / Metal Heart / Breaker / Lovechild / Turn Me On     
1613 B: London Leather Boys  / Wrong Is Right / Princess Of The Dawn / Head Over Wheels   
1614 A:  Winter Dreams / Guitar Solo / Midnight Mover / Screaming For A Love-Bite / Too High To Get It Right / Living For Tonite     
1614 A:  Up To The Limit / Burning / Balls To The Wall

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Japan: 2nd half of 1985

Value: Kiss vinyl bootlegs count among the ones achieving and keeping a high value but the sky is not the limit. Recently, this title was offered at set sale for a rather over optimistic $550 and has now been changed to auction with a starting bid of $199; past auction results show it having achieved between just over $100 and $400 (not counting the autographed copy; shown as the 1st image).

Source: The Animalize tour stop at Long Beach Arena, 1st night. Another recording from this venue released by XL, makes you wonder if XL had a close contact in Southern California supplying them with tapes. However, on the 17 of February ’85 and not the 22nd as stated on the back cover (as corrected by the kissbootlegged website). Definitely not a Japanese concert in disguise as Kiss was in the middle of a 10 year Japan tour abstinence in ’85.

1611 A: Detroit Rock City / Cold Gin / Creatures Of The Night / Fits Like A Glove
1611 B: Heaven’s On Fire / Paul Stanley guitar solo – Under The Gun / War Machine / Eric Carr drum solo
1612 A: Young And Wasted / Gene Simmons bass solo / I Love It Loud / I Still Love You
1613 B: Paul talking / Love Gun / Black Diamond (incl. Oh Susanna) / Lick It Up [ fades out ]

This is the actual corrected set list. The back cover smuggled in such nowhere to be found mystery tracks as “I’VE HAD ENOUGH (INTO THE FIRE)” (end of side 1), “BURN BITCH BURN” (on side 2 – see the title label above, could have been a quote from Paul Stanley’s onstage banter). “TRAD” on side 4, refers to “Oh Suzanna”. 74 minutes

Quality rating: ‘Very good +’ on kissbootlegged

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Japan: 2nd half of 1985

The Perfect Stranger Tour, heavily mined by bootleggers in Europe, US and Japan stopped in Japan in May of 1985

Matrix (Side A): Z G V 〄Ⓑ XL-1609A 111+D – (Side B): Z XL-1609B 111+
(Side C): Z V 〄Ⓑ XL-1610A 111+D – (Side D): Z XL-1610B 111+

Source: I have found no website refuting that this is in fact not as stated on the back cover, the first night at Long Beach Arena on 01 February 1985. The only mystery here being mystery track “Who Do We Think We Are” on side one. So, until we have proof that this is incorrect, we are going with that.

1609 A: Highway Star / Nobody’s Home / Strange Kind Of Woman / Who Do We Think We Are / Blues / A Gypsy’s Kiss     
1609 B: Perfect Strangers / Under The Gun / Lazy / Child In Time Pt. 1     
1610 A: Child In Time Pt. 2 / Knocking At Your Back Door / Difficult To Cure / Space Truckin’ Pt. 1     
1610 B: Space Truckin’ Pt. 2 / Woman From Tokyo / Speed King / Smoke On The Water

Quality ratings: “Although the sound is distant feeling, it lacks a little force” – Ëxs” in HOTWACKS

 

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February 1, 1985
Long Beach Arena
Long Beach, California, USA
Tour: Perfect Strangers

Recording type: Audience
Total running time: 116:49

Track listing:
Highway Star
Nobody’s Home
Strange Kind Of Woman
Blues
A Gypsy’s Kiss
Perfect Strangers
Under The Gun
Lazy (w/Ian Paice Drum Solo)
Child In Time
Knocking At Your Back Door
Difficult To Cure (w/Jon Lord Keyboard Solo)
Space Truckin’
Woman From Tokyo
Speed King
Smoke On The Water

Show comments:
Great show and recording from the Perfect Strangers tour. The recording is excellent but it does have a few flaws but nothing major.

 

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Japan: 2nd half of 1985 – value around $35 – $70

Twisted Sister played a very short tour of Japan – just two stops – at the very beginning of March 1985.

Source: Supposedly recorded at NYC’s Palladium in December of 1984 but an online source for their ’84 live dates show no such date at this venue (http://www.chmetal.info/tourdates/Twisted.Sister_1984.htm)

1607 A: Stay Hungry / The Kids Are Back / Under The Blade / The Beast     
1607 B: Like A Knife In The Back / You Can’t Stop Rock ‘N’ Roll / Shoot ‘Em Down / We’re Gonna Make It     
1608 A: Burn In Hell / We’re Not Gonna Take It     
1608 B: I Wanna Rock / The Price / S.M.F / I Am “I’m Me”

 

If you have more information regarding this title (and better quality images), please leave a comment.

 

 

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Japan: 1985 – they toured Japan in December of ’83 and in 1985

A concert listing in New York magazine, retrieved online, confirms that Night Ranger did indeed perform a concert at the Pier in NYC on 23 July 1984 (Tony Carey opened).

While it’s usually not easy to value Japanese bootlegs – which range from the $12 I paid for an ETS release to the $3K that a pristine Pink Floyd Tokyo/Osaka Triple might go for – , this one goes for $30 these days.

If you can help identify/confirm the source for this recording, please leave a comment.

 

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Japan: 1985

The brucespringsteen.it bootleg website seems to agree that this was recorded at L.A.’s Sports Arena on 4 November 1984 – the last of a seven night residency at this venue playing to over 111000 people. Springsteen performed in Japan in April of 1985 and it can be assumed that this bootleg was released fairly soon after that.

1601 A:    Born in the USA / Prove it all night / Out in the street / Atlantic City / Nebraska     
1601 B:    Darlington county / Glory days / The promised land / Badlands / Pink cadillac  
1602 A:    Cover me / Dancing in the dark / Hungry heart / No surrender / Bobby Jean 
1602 B:    I’m on fire / Born to run / Detroit Medley / Twist and shout / Santa Claus is comin’ to town

Total Time: 1:41:45

“This is an incomplete Japanese release. Tracks are out of order and the sound is terrible.” Compare this with a HOTWACKS rating of”Exs”.
Shiro from XL Records obviously only wanted to produce a double album (as Springsteen bootlegs were at this point not well established in Japan and no guaranteed sellers) and had to leave out quite a few songs due to Bruce’s marathon concert lengths.

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set list:

1984-11-04 – LOS ANGELES MEMORIAL SPORTS ARENA, LOS ANGELES, CA

BORN IN THE U.S.A. / PROVE IT ALL NIGHT / OUT IN THE STREET / ATLANTIC CITY / JOHNNY 99 / REASON TO BELIEVE / NEBRASKA / JOHNNY BYE-BYE / DARLINGTON COUNTY / GLORY DAYS / THE PROMISED LAND / SHUT OUT THE LIGHT / MY HOMETOWN / BADLANDS / THUNDER ROAD / COVER ME / DANCING IN THE DARK / HUNGRY HEART / CADILLAC RANCH / NO SURRENDER / BECAUSE THE NIGHT / I’M ON FIRE / PINK CADILLAC / BOBBY JEAN / RACING IN THE STREET / JUNGLELAND / BORN TO RUN / DETROIT MEDLEY – TRAVELIN’ BAND – I HEAR A TRAIN – SHAKE – SWEET SOUL MUSIC / TWIST AND SHOUT – DO YOU LOVE ME / SANTA CLAUS IS COMIN’ TO TOWN

“Johnny Bye-Bye” includes the “Mystery Train” outro. “Shut Out The Light” dedicated to Born On The Fourth Of July author and anti-war activist Ron Kovic who is in the audience. Another fine show, and the last night of a seven night stand at the Sports Arena in Los Angeles.

Audience tape on CDR ‘Los Angeles 84 Last Night’ and also available from Mark Persic’s master recording and titled ‘Hearts Of Fire Grown Cold’ (Ev2). The video footage for the “Born In The U.S.A.” music video is shot at the stadium.

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Japan: 1985

Back cover states that this double album presents four unreleased Yngwie Malmsteen’s Rising Force demos recorded for their 1984 debut album plus excerpts (?) from an Alcatrazz live performance listed as “L.A. Country Club September 1984”. 

“In 1984, Malmsteen released his first solo album Rising Force, which featured Barrie Barlow of Jethro Tull on drums and keyboard player Jens Johansson. His album was meant to be an instrumental side-project of Alcatrazz, but it ended up featuring vocals and Malmsteen left Alcatrazz soon after the release of Rising Force.” (wikipedia) The Rising Force album was released in early March of ’84 and Yngwie left Alcatrazz in July of that year. I guess the message to Japanese fans shown on the lower right confirms that the bootleg was made after July ’84.

If anyone has this double album and can analyze the tracks in detail, please leave a comment.