Elvis Is Dead
Live New Jersey 1992
Meteor BANG 1-006
Given tracklisting: Correct tracklisting:
1. Coma 1. Coma/Wrecking Crew (part 1)
2. Blood Money 2. Wrecking Crew (part 2)/Infectious
3. New Machine 3. New Machine
4. Power Search 4. Powersurge/Birth Of Tension
5. Soulitude 5. Soulitude
6. Hello From The Gutter 6. Hello From The Gutter/Feel The Fire
7. Overkill II 7. Rotten To The Core
8. Horrorscope 8. Horrorscope
9. Frankenstein 9. Frankenstein (Edgar Winter cover)
10. Thanx For Nothing 10. Thanx For Nuthin'
11. In Union We Stand 11. In Union We Stand
12. Liberation 12. Elimination
13. I Hate You 13. I Hate (partial)/Fuck You (Subhumans cover)

The bootleg gives no additional location/date information beyond New Jersey '92.

Track 6 fades out at the end. Track 7 fades in at the middle of the first line of lyrics. Sounds like there could be some other possible edits and/or rearrangement--for example, the stage banter/song introduction from "In Union We Stand" sounds like it's from earlier in the show, not an encore.

On track 13, the band skips the final verse or so of "I Hate" and goes directly into "Fuck You."

Hello From The Gutter
Tracks 1-7 - live Boston, MA, Jan. 18, 1990 (?)
Tracks 8-13 - L'Amour, Brooklyn, NY, March 9, 1990
Morbus Records 005
Given tracklisting: Correct tracklisting:
1. Skullcrusher 1. Skullcrusher
2. Fuck You 2. Fuck You (Subhumans cover)
3. I Hate 3. I Hate
4. In Union We Stand 4. In Union We Stand
5. Rotten To The Core 5. Rotten To The Core
6. Guitar Solo 6. Guitar Solo
7. Evil Never Dies 7. E.vil N.ever D.ies
8. Time To Kill 8. Time To Kill
9. Powersurge 9. Powersurge
10. Birth Of Tension 10. Birth Of Tension
11. Hello From The Gutter 11. Hello From The Gutter
12. Wrecking Crew 12. Wrecking Crew
13. Playing With Spiders 13. Playing With Spiders/Skullcrusher

No recording/location information given; bootleg states "this is an excellent Radio Show Recording." Tracks 1-7 are of excellent quality, and Blitz mentions they are being recorded. I was told the Boston date above may be correct, but I cannot confirm that. In any case, Blitz gives a dedication to a guy at WSOU and asks the crowd if they've heard of it, so it would have to be somewhere not too far from New Jersey.

There is a fadeout at the end of track 7 and tracks 8-13 (which begin with an air raid siren intro) are of a lower soundquality. During the second part, at the end of track 10, Blitz welcomes the crowd to L'Amour, but he also mentions something about The Ritz and it being a hectic night for the crowd (was there some other gig or event he's referencing?). Biohazard and Dark Angel are mentioned as the openers, so this show is from March 9, 1990. Overkill also played again on the 10th at L'Amour with Dark Angel and Machine.

I Hate
Allentown Fairgrounds, Allentown, PA 1990
Bone Beat BB 011
Given tracklisting: Correct tracklisting:
1. I Hate 1. Band introduction/crowd participation
2. In Union We Stand 2. I Hate
3. Rotten To The Core ~
Guitar Solo
3. In Union We Stand/Rotten To The Core/
Guitar solo/E.vil N.ever D.ies
4. E.vil N.ever D.ies 4. E.vil N.ever D.ies (cont.)
5. Electric Violence 5. Electro-Violence
6. Shred 6. Shred
7. Elimination 7. Elimination
8. Overkill 8. Overkill

The recording info and label name/serial number are only on the disc itself.

I cannot verify the date, although the tracklisting does indeed narrow it down to the '90/'89 period. Allentown is definitely the location, as it's mentioned in the stage banter, and Blitz also mentions it's Saturday night.

Track 1 fades in; Blitz introduces the band, and then there's a crowd call-and-response with the chorus of "Fuck You" and "I Hate!"

Track 5 fades out and track 6 fades in. Since Blitz tells the crowd good night at the end of "Electro-Violence," and tells them "See you next time" at the end of "Overkill," I'm assuming the last 3 tracks are the encores and the edits were made to cut out the down time.

Since track 1 has band introductions and "Hello from the Gutter" isn't here (which would be very strange for that time period), it's very likely the show is incomplete. Comparing it to some other documented shows around that time, I'd say probably about 1/3 of the set is missing. The good news is that it doesn't look like anything was edited out or rearranged between the track 5/6 fades, as the songs seem to be in a similar order to the other gigs.

Just a so-so bootleg. Although it sounds like it was an energetic show, the sound isn't all that hot--the guitars are mostly just a muddy wall of sound behind the drums and vocals. The relatively short length doesn't help any.

Live, The Stone, San Francisco, CA, 03-11-1986 + Demo 1983
Tracks 1-9 - live The Stone, San Francisco, CA, Nov. 3, 1986
Tracks 10-14 - "Power In Black" Demo 1983
Classic Series 4 / 7
Given tracklisting: Correct tracklisting:
1. Raise The Dead 1. Raise The Dead (3:40)
2. Rotten To The Core 2. Rotten To The Core (4:54)
3. Second Son 3. Second Son (3:57)
4. Sonic Reducer 4. Sonic Reducer (Dead Boys cover) (3:26)
5. Hammerhead 5. Hammerhead (3:56)
6. Fuck You! 6. Blood And Iron (3:30)
7. Blood And Iron 7. Blood And Iron (3:30)
8. Feel The Fire 8. Feel The Fire (5:47)
9. Overkill 9. Overkill (3:51)
10. Overkill 10. Overkill (3:10)
11. The Beast Within 11. The Beast Within (3:50)
12. No Tomorrow 12. There's No Tomorrow (3:16)
13. Deathrider 13. Deathrider (3:35)
14. Raise The Dead 14. Raise The Dead (3:01)

Date seems to be correct, as Blitz mentions San Francisco and some of his comments indicate it's their first time there (actually, I believe this show might have been their very first ever gig in California). This would have been the first of two consecutive nights at The Stone during their tour with Slayer.

Sound quality of the live tracks is a bit rough. There are minigaps and/or breaks between all the live tracks, and between tracks 1 and 2 there's some missing stage banter. Tracks 6 and 7 are the exact same recording of "Blood and Iron," so the bootlegger obviously screwed up when pressing the disc.

The Masters Of Destruction
Tracks 1-12 - The Longhorn, Stuttgart, Germany, Nov. 19, 2000
Tracks 13-14 - live Boston, MA, Jan. 18, 1990 (?)
Scullcrusher Productions OK 19.11.00
1. Intro - Ave Satani
2. The Battle [sic]
3. Hello From The Gutter
4. Bleed Me
5. Bastard Nation
6. Necroshine
7. Thunderhead
8. Rotten To The Core
9. Elimination
10. In Union We Stand
11. Long Time Dyin'
12. Fuck You (Subhumans cover)
13. Scullcrusher [sic]
14. Fuck You/I Hate Medley

Overall, the sound quality on the first part of this bootleg is pretty good, except what I assume to be the bass is only a noisy rumble in the background.

The intro is part of the title theme for Damien: Omen II.

Tracks 13 and 14 are listed as live bonus tracks with no additional information--these are the same as the first 3 tracks of the "Hello from the Gutter" bootleg, although the stage banter between "Skullcrusher" and "Fuck You" is edited out.

Rotten To The Core
Tracks 1-4 - "Overkill" EP 1984
Tracks 5-9 - "Power In Black" Demo 1983
Tracks 10-11 - Live The Ritz, NY Jan. 27, 1990
Tracks 12-15 - Live Bochum, Germany, May 12, 1986
Reborn Classics RC 1008
1. Rotten To The Core
2. Fatal If Swallowed
3. The Answer
4. Overkill
5. Overkill
6. The Beast Within
7. There's No Tomorrow
8. Death Rider
9. Raise The Dead
10. Hole In The Sky (Black Sabbath cover)
11. E.vil N.ever D.ies
12. Rotten To The Core
13. Second Son
14. Hammerhead
15. Overkill

The entire "Overkill" EP and both tracks 10/11 have since been released officially as bonus tracks on "Fuck You and Then Some!"

Track 8 is the same version that appears on "Metal Massacre 5."

Tracks 12-15 are only listed as being live in Europe '86. The Bochum set was videotaped and appears on the "Metal Hammer Roadshow/US Speed Metal Attack" video (also featuring Anthrax and Agent Steel), so the bootleg may have been sourced from the video footage. There are no obvious breaks, but you can hear editing points between these live tracks when listening closely to the crowd noise for abrupt stops/starts.

Curiously, "Second Son" came directly after "Rotten to the Core" in the set, but they still chose to edit out about 10 seconds of the crowd chanting the band's name that occurs between the very end of "Rotten..." and Blitz's call-and-response intro to "Second Son."