(Classic Rock) A long-lost acetate demo recorded by Ace Frehley before he co-founded Kiss has gone up for auction on eBay. The three-track disc was laid down by Frehley's psychedelic rock band Molimo in 1971, before the guitarist went on to world acclaim - but after an exhaustive search of record label RCA's vaults, it was thought to have been lost for ever.
The acetate was discovered by record collector Chris Reisman as he worked his way through a barn full of vinyl in upstate New York. As of early yesterday, the auction has reached $3550 with 18 bids secured and just over a day remaining.
Reisman, who has a history of discovering rare material, tells the Village Voice: "This guy had a barn full of 20,000 records. I went up there every Tuesday for a month and in the last shelf was a corner full of test presses and acetates. It was in there. At the time I had no clue what it was - I just bought them all." more on this story