WICKED LESTER SESSIONS II 
WICKED LESTER (unreleased)
1/4 inch reel to reel Wicked Lester demo tape (acoustic)


Original Recording: August 7, 1971
Produced by: .....
Time: 00:
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June 4, 2018 : Paul Stanley's  reel to reel WICKED LESTER demo tape
From : Paul Stanley twitter
Just found my original 1/4 inch reel to reel Wicked Lester demo tape of all our songs. 1971 and look at the last names of the songwriters!





From : Kiss Bands Tree / Kiss Bands Tree (facebook) /Ole Peko Sørensen
Track by track description "Wicked Lester - Acoustic Tape - 07-08-1971" without having heard the tape. By Ole Peko Sørensen / Kiss Bands Tree.

01 "I'll See You Tonight" (Klein)
      Became "See You Tonight" on "Gene Simmons" 1978.

02 "Leaving For The Sun" (Eisen)
      Mentioned by Gene and Paul at the Las Vegas "Vault" experience May 26, 2018.

03 "First Time Around" (Eisen)
      Performed live by
RAINBOW in 1971, prior to being recorded.

04 "About Her" (Klein, Coronel)
      Also included on the
BULLFROG BHEER 12 song demo tape 1968 - 1970.

05 "Eskimo Sun" (Klein)
      Also included on the
BULLFROG BHEER 12 song demo tape 1968 - 1970.
      Became "Only You" on "The Elder" 1981.
      A 1970 version appeared on
Gene Simmons The Vault (disc 11)

06 "Sweet Flora" (Eisen)
      Performed live by
RAINBOW in 1971, prior to being recorded.

07 "Keep Me Waiting" (Eisen)
      Included on "
WICKED LESTER" 1972.

08 "She Knows" (Klein)
      Mentioned in "
Sex Money Kiss" book and appeared in a 1971 lyric book sold at the
      Butterfield auction in 2000.

09 "I Am A New Man" (Klein)
      Has lyrics later reused on "
Weapons (Of Mass Destruction)".
      Written during Gene's time with Cathedral.

10 "Suitor" (Eisen)
      Performed live by
RAINBOW in 1971, prior to being recorded

11 "She Goes Down" (Klein, Coronel)
      Became "She" on "
WICKED LESTER" 1972 and KISS "Dressed To Kill" 1975.

12 "Put On Your Slippers" (Klein)
      Also included on the
BULLFROG BHEER 12 song demo tape 1968 - 1970.
      A 1970 version appeared on
Gene Simmons The Vault (disc 11)

13 "Sunday Driver" (Eisen)
      Played live by Kiss in 1973. / Became "Let Me Know" on "Kiss" 1974.

14 "When I Awoke" (Klein)

      Also included on the
BULLFROG BHEER 12 song demo tape 1968 - 1970.


15 "It's A Wonder" (Eisen)

      Performed live by
RAINBOW in 1971, prior to being recorded

      Mentioned in Julian Gill's book "Rock and Roll All Nite - The Music Of Kiss" (page 11)
      and in a quote by Brooke Ostrander in the book "Behind The Mask" (page 195).

16 "Love Her All I Can" (Eisen)

      Also included on "
WICKED LESTER" 1972
and KISS "Dressed To Kill" 1975.

17 "Movin' On" (Klein, McCloughlin)

      Performed live by
RAINBOW in 1971, prior to being recorded


18 "Stanley The Parrot" (Klein)

      Also included on the
BULLFROG BHEER 12 song demo tape 1968 - 1970

      and pressed on 10' acetate.

19 "Simple Type" (Klein)

      Also included on "
WICKED LESTER" 1972
. Played live by Kiss in 1973.

20 "Little Lady" (Klein, Coronel)

      Also included on the
BULLFROG BHEER 12 song demo tape 1968 - 1970
.
      A 1970 version appeared on
Gene Simmons The Vault (disc 11)

      Became "Goin' Blind" on KISS "Hotter Than Hell" 1974.

musicians :
Gene Klein = Gene Simmons (bass & lead vocals)
Stanley Eisen = Paul Stanley (guitar & lead-vocals)
Steve Coronel (lead guitarist in Wicked Lester)

McCloughlin (co-writer of "Movin'On", further details unknown)


NOTES :
The tape was found by Paul Stanley, and posted photo of on
twitter Monday 04-06-2018.

It's unknown if this tape is compiled or everything is recorded on the same day, if the other Wicked Lester members are involved on it, the quality of the tape after 47 years, if there are plans for transfer, mastering and release and so forth.

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WICKED LESTER


Audio Samples 


Simple Type
She
Too Many Mondays
When The Bell Rings
Molly
Love Her All I Can
Sweet Ophelia
Keep Me Waiting
What Happens In The Darkness
We Want To Shout It Out Loud

BARRY MANN - Too Many Mondays
BARRY MANN - Sweet Ophelia
The HOLLIES - We Wanna Shout
INFINITY - In The Darkness


Interview(s) 


Ron Leejack (KISSfaq 2000)


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