After a couple of years hibernation, by 1985, Ace Frehley was starting to make himself visible again in the public domain. Musically, there was a bootleg that came out with his band that was recorded at NYC’s L’amour, with speculation rife amongst the KISS fanzines at that time about Ace’s actual appearance – what did he look liked unmasked ? Whilst his former cohorts in KI$$ showed the world what they looked like without the greasepaint in 1983 (though by then the majority of the rock world couldn’t have cared less) people still didn’t know what Ace looked like without his Spaceman paint. So it’s 1985 and Mr. Rockbrat and I are regular readers of Circus Magazine (“Just 16, Circus Magazine got the keys to her Daddy’s new car” – The Dictators ‘Loyola’) and shell out the whopping price of $4.60 to buy copies of the mag import every month. Circus was a lifeline for us to what was happening in the US hard rock world and was indispensible. Lo and behold, in a mid 1985 issue there is a full page advert for Laney amps with Ace advertising them. Here it is, 26 years later for your viewing pleasure. Might not mean much nowadays, but back then, a photo of Ace without his make up was a big deal.