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I saw and taped the studio 1 gig. It was weird because there was a tiny crowd, like 20 or less, probably & I felt very self conscious about taping it, so I hung back a bit. Many people got the copy of my tape from Bolle that he got from my friend.
I had a pass for the NYC showcase but we got there too late to see them. Did see Buck and say hi for a minute. My friend saw the Stone Pony benefit, Kiss was not billed, they were listed as Paul Stanley Band.
My thoughts on the band: It was alright. Very empty sounding after seeing BOC & I didn't think Buck could carry the whole show. Very commercial, not really to my taste at all, especially at that time. I did like their version of Expressway.
31/03/1990: The Red and The Black: Studio One, N. Newark, N.J.
Support: Shy Boy & many others
I saw The Red & The Black at the East Coast Music Mall. I video taped the show and I believe sent the tape to Bolle.
Besides The Red & The Black, there was Leslie West and Reeves Gabriel. Ace Frehley showed up because he lived nearby and Buck and Ace jammed on Roadhouse Blues. Besides a few TR&TB tunes, they played some BOC songs.
During soundcheck they did Gammera Is Missing. It was great, I was right up front, with my big ole' VHS video camera. The house also had a videographer there.
During The Reaper, the whammy bar fell of of Buck's guitar, which was ironic because it was a Steinberger showcase.
Cosmo's video from this show has finally wound up on youtube:
Here's the tracklist:
It's worth noting "The Rock of Love" is a new song...
The Stone Pony gig was supposed to be a Stanley solo show at first, but word leaked that the entire band agreed to do it, so everyone there knew it was going to be KISS in a club...