Sunday, March 27, 2011
Having Fun With STANLEY On Stage--A Talking Album Only RARE 7"
Way back during the grunge era, a local L.A. rock band released a few 7" vinyl singles on their own label, utilizing a pressing plant in the deep South. After unanimously agreeing that sometimes the best stuff from live Kiss concerts is the Starman's raps, they all agree that it would be hilarious to make a record of just Paul's in-between song stage banter. Armed with a reel-to-reel tape deck and some refreshments, the singer spends a few hours editing together Mr. Eisen's best quips and plays it back to his bandmates to huge laughter. They knew they had to get this pressed and let other Kiss fans (the rare ones with a sense of humor) hear this 12 minute creation (now children remember, this is before you could just email MP3s or youtube it). But what if the pressing plant knows this is 'unauthorized' and won't press it? Well, it's 'talking only' and you can't be sued if there's no music, right? Right?? The DAT tape gets shipped off and a few weeks later a white label test pressing arrives at the door. AWESOME. The band decides to press 500 (it's a 7" long play 33 1/3 RPM with over 6 minutes on each side) and they try to design the sleeve to resemble the Elvis album it's influenced by. Local Hollywood record stores buy up copies fast and sell them even faster. A major distribution company inquires about buying 250 copies and they blaze through them. Another purchase order shows up for 200 more copies and we are sold out. Should we press it again? Sure it's easy money but what if we get that phone call from Mr. Simmons that we never want to get. Since that time, the unidentified singer has since seen a copy hanging on a record store wall in Boston for $25 and cool Kiss websites include it in their bootleg discography. Someone else has since compiled a full-length CD called "Let Me Get This Off My Chest" with the same concept but all-new banter. This is THE ORIGINAL!http://www.megaupload.com/?d=9A28F7GF