A month ago, local record shop Hardy Boys Records bought a Kiss collection and offered up for sale. Everything was going to drop on that next Saturday at 10am. I got up, showered, dressed and headed out the door and arrive about 9:50 and luckily only one person was in line ahead of me. Great conversations were had about our love for Kiss. I picked up 6 different Kiss pieces that were not in my collection one was this Bootleg called The Tickler.
‘The Tickler’ is an independent released bootleg of the bands concert from the Scandinavium which is in Gothenburg, Sweden. The show was on the Lick It up Tour and dates to November 18, 1983. It isn’t the full show as that show had 17 songs. This one is only 8 songs and 2 solos including Gene Simmon’s bass solo and Vinnie Vincent’s guitar solo.
The bootleg is limited to 500 copies (no, it’s not numbered). It has the green cover as there is one with a red cover floating around as well. The packaging is very limited. you get the horrible black & white photos on the front and back of the album jackets is blank. The labels on the vinyl are pretty basic black with an A & B on each side and the name of the label, Roxy Records. No special inserts or any bonus items. Plain and simple. My guess this came out in the 80’s. Now the copy I bought was sealed, but to me that is a complete and utter waste. I want to hear it, so I opened it and played it…SUE ME!!! Continue reading “Kiss – The Tickler (Bootleg Series) – Album Review”