May 15, 2011 – 3:57 am

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Cleveland 1976 [no label, 1CD]

Live at the Ridgefield Stadium, Cleveland, Ohio; September 3, 1976. Very good soundboard. A bit hissy.

The group’s Destroyer album was released on March 15, 1976; by April 22, it was certified gold but by August, the album was falling down the charts. It took the ballad Beth to pull the album up - the single peaked at No. 7 on September 25. Given that Kiss left Beth off their setlist at this Cleveland show probably indicated the kind of ambivalence the group felt about the song. Still, a rocking fine time for all.

Thanks to JanRotterdam who shared the tracks on Dime. According to Kiss fan kingmike, “Pretty sure this was a Paul Stanley Monitor Mix…” And thanks to the person who posted the artwork at

Click on the highlighted tracks to download the MP3s (these are high quality MP3s - sample rate of 224 kbps). As far as we can ascertain, these tracks have never been officially released.

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Track 01. Intro (1.5MB)
Track 02. Detroit Rock City (6.4MB)
Track 03. King Of The Night Time World (4.8MB)
Track 04. Let Me Go, Rock ‘N’ Roll (5.2MB)
Track 05. Strutter (5.6MB)
Track 06. Hotter Than Hell (6.2MB)
Track 07. Nothin’ To Lose (5.9MB)
Track 08. Cold Gin / Guitar Solo - Ace Frehley (14.9MB)
Track 09. Shout It Out Loud (4.9MB)
Track 10. Do You Love Me? (6.0MB)
Track 11. Bass Solo - Gene Simmons / God Of Thunder / Drum Solo - Peter Criss / God Of Thunder (Reprise) (13.4MB)
Track 12. Rock And Roll All Nite (cut at the end) (4.4MB)
Track 13. Deuce (9.2MB)
Track 14. Firehouse (8.6MB)
Track 15. Black Diamond (10.6MB)

Paul Stanley - rhythm guitar, vocals
Gene Simmons - bass, vocals
Ace Frehley - lead, vocals
Peter Criss - drums, vocals

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  1. 6 Responses to “KISS - CLEVELAND 1976”

  2. hey bigo, awesome!!! thanks!!! i have two of the kiss shows i was at which are aug 04 verizon wireless music center where tv on the radio played and also here in b’ham and 10.24.09 bjcc arena. i wish i could find memphis, tn july 06, bjcc arena 9.06 and bjcc arena april 2000. i was at all.


    By Ed Saad on May 15, 2011

  3. hey bigo, thanks again for posting this! i got all 15 tracks. i really don’t know if gene’s got any cooler about his shows being downloaded or not. i really don’t care cause he’s gotten a ton of my money since the 70’s.

    i can remember years ago he had some kiss bootleg site taken down years ago. it was cool, even though the rips weren’t that great. i remember getting a mono boot from there that was from d.c. 74 and it didn’t have rock and roll all nite on it, unless it was incomplete. it did have love them from kiss on it, though! so definitely if phil has that show or paris 76 please post cause my lovely friend, carla kihlistedt, has my old cd-r’s. i’m sweet on her and mary halvorson. more mary shows!!!

    i can definitely use a better copy of ozzy-chelmsflord, england with randy rhoads. the napster rips i have do suck. they sound good, but at the end of every track it has that annoying scratching sound.

    i have this two green back cd-r ozzy set with two shows and jake e. lee is on guitar i paid a $1 for years ago in a pawn shop i definitely would want mp3’s of it cause my dics are scratched up. they play, but sound scratchy and some plays will play it all the way through and others won’t. i forget it what’s it called now cause i’m not looking at it, but i remember one of the shows was from st. louis.


    By Ed Saad on May 15, 2011

  4. Hey BigO, many, many thanks, I´m a great Kiss Fan since 1976 and I love “Destroyer” times! It´s a great present for me! Josef (Czech republic)

    By Josef on May 15, 2011

  5. For the sake of historical accuracy, the venue is Richfield Coliseum, Richfield, OH, a suburb of Cleveland.

    By 321 on May 17, 2011

  6. !!!!!!!!!???????!!!!!!!!!


    By BLUEFOOD on May 18, 2011

  7. The venue was actually the Richfield Colosseum, Richfield, Ohio. About 30 miles south of Cleveland.

    By Steve on Nov 6, 2013

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