June 15, 2015 – 5:07 am

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Anaheim 1976 [Zodiac 031, 1CD]

Live at the Anaheim Stadium, Anaheim, CA; August 20, 1976. Very good to excellent soundboard.


The band’s gig at the Anaheim Stadium in the summer of ‘76 was a massive event, not only did it feature opening acts Ted Nugent, Montrose, and Bob Segar, but to go with a psycho circus type atmosphere the band employed a high wire act and a hot air balloon that landed at the stadium…

I was pleasantly surprised by the sound quality, it is a very good to excellent soundboard. There is a minor amount of tape hiss but the recording has a warm full sound to it I found quite appealing, it has a great bottom end. The instruments are pretty well balanced with emphasis on the vocals and Ace’s guitar is low in the mix and the audience is very low and at times non existent, if you have heard and enjoyed any of the other soundboards from this tour you know what to expect and will not be disappointed.

This was a very important show for the band and they deliver a tight, energetic and professional performance, the recording begins with the band being introduced by Flo and Eddie, the duo who were part of the very popular group The Turtles in the ’60s and would eventually join Frank Zappa’s Mothers Of Invention. On this evening they put on make up and poor man’s KISS style consumes…

The momentum is at its peak as the band hammer down with “Rock And Roll All Nite” to finish the main set, the crowd’s ovation is huge as Paul says “Anaheim We Love You!”. Even though they are low in the mix you can hear the chants of “We Want KISS”, they will not have to wait long as the band return with “Deuce” to get the encores started, what better song than that?

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Thanks to original uploader jethroheep; and to SMBTapes for sharing the show at Dime.

SMBTapes noted: “A very cool alternate version of this classic show now finally from the soundboard. Although the original release claims that this is sourced from the master cassette, please take that bit of information with a grain of salt. Regardless, the show sounds great!”

Click on the highlighted tracks to download the MP3s (224 kbps). As far as we can ascertain, these tracks have never been officially released on CD.

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Track 01. Intro 0:32 (894k)
Track 02. Detroit Rock City 3:51 (6.5MB)
Track 03. King Of The Night Time World 3:22 (5.7MB)
Track 04. Let Me Go Rock And Roll 3:14 (5.4MB)
Track 05. Strutter 3:45 (6.3MB)
Track 06. Hotter Than Hell 2:56 (4.9MB)
Track 07. Nothin’ To Lose 4:40 (7.8MB)
Track 08. Cold Gin 7:41 (12.9MB)
Track 09. Shout It Out Loud 2:56 (4.9MB)
Track 10. Do You Love Me 3:38 (6.1MB)
Track 11. God Of Thunder 8:19 (14.0MB)
Track 12. Rock And Roll All Nite 6:43 (11.3MB)
Track 13. Deuce 6:02 (10.1MB)
Track 14. Firehouse 7:52 (13.2MB)
Track 15. Black Diamond 7:49 (13.1MB)
74 mins

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  1. 4 Responses to “KISS - ANAHEIM 1976”

  2. Wow! Great sound! Many thanks BigO! Kiss forever!

    By Josef (Czech republic) on Jun 15, 2015

  3. Good sound quality for a 40 year-old show, but seems like a very short set for a stadium gig. Is this the whole thing?

    By thor on Jun 17, 2015

  4. i dunno wuts worst kiss or disco or me pretending i have thousands of pixtures of musicians

    By glen darth on Jun 18, 2015

  5. Such nostalgia - the vinyl version of half of this set (”Kiss Destroys Anaheim, Part 2″) was the very first ROIO I ever owned.

    By Eric on Jun 21, 2015

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