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Wicked Lester, Wicked Lester (KISS)
Wicked Lester was a New York band that would eventually morph into the mighty KISS. Featuring Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley, the group recorded an album for the suits at Epic Records at Jimi Hendrix's Electric Ladyland in NYC in 1971. The record featured a mix of original tunes and covers, showcasing Wicked Lester's love of the British Invasion. Ultimately, Epic dropped the band and shelved their self-titled album. Since then, it's been widely bootlegged and Stanley/Simmons even ended up re-working a few of the cuts for KISS.
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