KISS: “Earliest Known Live Recording” – 1973 – Live At The Daisy – Wicked Lester + “Life in the Woods”

Ginger Wildheart: Earliest known live recording of Kiss. It’s great to hear the excitement that they have from just playing.

This is one of the earliest possible audio recording of a KISS concert! This is KISS as raw as you could get! Until now only Acrobat was available from the show, but the full show, 2 sets, appeared in the bootleg scene in the end of the 2013! The show is a bit different from what a KISS show eventually would become a year later.

What is most prominent is Gene completely overdoing it in some songs, he probably was just too exited to play. Peter introduces 1/2 the songs. Gene also introduces a song but uses that mostly to promote their mailing list. But what has to be the most special about this gig is that they played a song from their Wicked Lester days, “Simple Type.” Also interesting is, the band doing a very early KISS song that pretty much got dropped/forgotten completely (KISS played it by request on KISS Kruise II in 2012!) called “Life In The Woods”, even fans were allowed to sing along on the stage as you can hear! Set two only holds a few songs and is in poorer quality.

All the songs have been upgraded, a more clearer crisp sound, the most of the prominent hizzing noise has been removed as well and a small amount of bass has been added.

*The pictures used in the video are not from the Daisy June gig but from the Daisy gig in April of 1973! At that show, pretty much nobody showed up.*

Location: Amityville, NY
Venue: The Daisy
No Opening Act
Promoter: In-house
Attendance: Unknown


1.Nothin’ To Lose
3.Life In The Woods
4.Simple Type
7.100,000 Years
8.Black Diamond

Set 2:
2.Watchin’ You
3.Let Me Know
(rest is not available)