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Just 'cause I was scanning other things. Something might be "new" for someone. Or not.
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The four pack ad is interesting. Was there ever a package where all four albums were sold together?
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Thank you for sharing these here. Hell, yes!
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Julien wrote: Wed Jul 28, 2021 6:41 pm Just 'cause I was scanning other things. Something might be "new" for someone. Or not.

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Very Kool thank you.
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southernkiss wrote: Wed Jul 28, 2021 6:55 pm The four pack ad is interesting. Was there ever a package where all four albums were sold together?
Was wondering same thing.
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These are really great, thank you for sharing.
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Kissoff wrote: Wed Jul 28, 2021 6:59 pm
southernkiss wrote: Wed Jul 28, 2021 6:55 pm The four pack ad is interesting. Was there ever a package where all four albums were sold together?
Was wondering same thing.
The bag was given to customers who purchased all 4 albums at the same time. I don't recall there being a 4 pack bundle of all the albums together.
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I love the old ads, especially this one ---

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Now, for the Anaheim date, I believe the Convention Center listed in this list of shows is not just another name for Anaheim Stadium/Angels Stadium? If not, I wonder when they made the change in venue, obviously feeling Kiss can draw enough for the stadium. Interestingly, the California Angels were in NYC playing the Yankees that day of the show.
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redinthesky wrote: Wed Jul 28, 2021 7:44 pm I love the old ads, especially this one ---

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Now, for the Anaheim date, I believe the Convention Center listed in this list of shows is not just another name for Anaheim Stadium/Angels Stadium? If not, I wonder when they made the change in venue, obviously feeling Kiss can draw enough for the stadium. Interestingly, the California Angels were in NYC playing the Yankees that day of the show.
Interesting too at that time that was the only CA listed date.
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Is there a color version of the Destroyer art, blue where it's a little bit different to the actual cover...
I've seen the black and white ad.
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Julien wrote: Wed Jul 28, 2021 6:41 pm Just 'cause I was scanning other things. Something might be "new" for someone. Or not.

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Wow. Didn't know that the Dynasty era Axe was available for purchase... IMO, it looks better than the recent version.
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The Iceman ad made me have to get one!
So I did!
Then I sold it when Dynasty came out.
Bought a Les Paul instead.
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"Of course I play Zildjan. This is serious music" while the china cymbal is upside down lol
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redinthesky wrote: Wed Jul 28, 2021 7:44 pm I love the old ads, especially this one ---

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Now, for the Anaheim date, I believe the Convention Center listed in this list of shows is not just another name for Anaheim Stadium/Angels Stadium? If not, I wonder when they made the change in venue, obviously feeling Kiss can draw enough for the stadium. Interestingly, the California Angels were in NYC playing the Yankees that day of the show.
You are correct Red, the Anaheim Convention Center is a separate facility just down the street from The Angels Stadium.

I always thought that ad was a typo, but in retrospect it may have been an actual venue change. I wasn't even aware of the existence of the Anaheim Convention Center until some point when I was in my mid to late 20's. It's gone through several changes & expansions over the years, current capacity is about 7.5K, so I can't imagine it being any more accommodating back in '76...which would explain the "upgrade".

I noticed several years back that the Dynasty Tour supposedly (per wikipedia) had an actual performance date at the Anaheim Convention Center (the night before the Forum show). I was certainly not aware of that particular show at the time, and still do not know to this date, if it actually took place or not?
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Fantastic, thank for sharing!
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Some from my old battered collection:
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The quote attributed to Peter in the Zildjian ad made me chuckle. Funny how the quote, pic and larger written section at the bottom was the style for ads until about the mid-1990s.
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One more:
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i have the hotter than hell add some where here from a mag will post latter
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Great pics! Thank you for posting.
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I have that Simmons AXE ad in a magazine somewhere.

Interesting that his name shows as a registered trademark even back in '80. He's certainly always been involved in protecting his intellectual property.

What I didn't realize, even first reading this ad back then, was that by simply acquiring that bass I was guaranteed RECOGNITON, UNIQUENESS, APPLAUSE, DEMAND, and SUCCESS!!

Presumably just by having it sitting on a guitar stand in my den.

Man, what a missed opportunity.

Just imagine what would have happened if someone were to actually learn to play, and then get fluent on that thing!

Transformation into a real life superhero!
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Last year, during the lockdown, I went on a recreating frenzy. I tried to re-make original adverts as close to the originals and found so many of the original fonts.
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These are great to see.
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Was really chuffed when I finally got a minty copy of this one. Was going to frame, but no more space on the wall. Also have an incredible first album tour one where you can literally still smell the ink. Need to eBay those.
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Sam T Serpent wrote: Fri Jul 30, 2021 12:35 am Last year, during the lockdown, I went on a recreating frenzy. I tried to re-make original adverts as close to the originals and found so many of the original fonts.
Awesome! What a fun project that must've been, great work!
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Julien wrote: Fri Jul 30, 2021 6:24 am Was really chuffed when I finally got a minty copy of this one. Was going to frame, but no more space on the wall. Also have an incredible first album tour one where you can literally still smell the ink. Need to eBay those.
WoW! Nice!