Ok..so I was surfing around Ebay last night and found this auction. It is for 12/3/80 Auckland, New Zeland show. This was Ace’s last show until the reunion. I can’t question if this tape was actually owned by Eric Carr as the auction states, but I do have a few questions about it that maybe someone can answer.
- Here is a quote from the auction listing: “YEARS LATER SOME PEOPLE HAVE MADE ROUGHN COPIES FROM THIS TAPE AND HAVE PUT THEM INTO CD FORM. BUT ALTHOUGH THEY SOUND VERY GOOD, NOTHING IS LIKE THE SOUND YOU WILL HEAR FROM THE ONE AND ONLY!”. Wouldn’t be the exact same? I mean you are just making a copy of a tape. Plus when it’s put on CD you can edit the sound before you burn it to cd. I am sure who ever put it on CD tried to cut the tape “hiss” and improve the over all sound quality.
- “SOME PEOPLE HAVE MADE ROUGH COPIES FROM THIS TAPE”. What people? So you are not the original owner? If there are CD copies (which there are, I picked this up like 10 years ago a Konvention in Detroit!) what makes is so special to pay that price. Yes it may have been owned by Eric Carr, but this is nothing that we have not heard.
- More statements from the auction: ‘ORIGINAL NOT A COPY!!!
THIS AUCTION IS FOR AN AMAZING PART OF KISS HISTORY!
THIS IS THE GENUINE CASSETTE TAPE REMOVED FROM THE ENGINEER SOUNDBOARD
IN AUCKLAND AUSTRILIA ! BUT IF YOU LISTEN TO THE TAPE IT IS THE REST OF AUCKLAND, SO IT WAS PROPERLY ALSO USED FOR THE PERTH SHOW AND THEN AUCKLAND WAS TAPED OVER THE NEXT SHOW,
SO THIS TAPE MADE IT ROUNDS WITH THE BAND. SO if this tape has made the rounds with the band….how do we know this is not a copy of the original tape??
Here are a few samples of what the show sounds like:
KISS Auckland, New Zeland 12/3/80