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Title: KISS (The Original Lineup) - Discography
Post by: Chiprocks1 on September 10, 2011, 08:43:11 am
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Title: Re: KISS (The Original Lineup) - Discography
Post by: Chiprocks1 on September 10, 2011, 08:46:03 am
What is the best KISS Album of All Time with the Original Lineup?

Circa 1974
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Circa 1996
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Title: Re: KISS (The Original Lineup) - Discography
Post by: Chiprocks1 on September 10, 2011, 08:50:56 am
Wicked Lester (1972 - Pre-KISS)
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Wicked Lester. This was the band that Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley were in for a couple of years in which they recorded their Self-Titled debut, before dissolving it and then morphing into KISS soon after. The album to this day has never been released. It's a must sought-after bootleg within' the KISS circuit. Well, it was till YouTube came along. The first time I ever actually heard the album was maybe 20 years ago. A friend of mine, who was way into bootleg this and bootleg that, somehow got his hands on this. I think he paid somehwhere in the neighborhood of $45 for a copy on an audio cassette.

So, needless to say, I begged him to make me a duplicate. He did. When I got my copy and gave it a whirl, the quality was so **** poor you couldn't really make anything out of it with all the hissing and noise. He was saying that his copy was no worse than a 2nd generation loss. Mine sounded like it was 20 Gens. He let me listen to his copy at his house, and the quality was only slightly better. I gave him back my sh*tty copy. And that was the last I ever heard anything from the album.

But I remember liking some of the songs, especially She and Shout It Out Loud. The version of She was pretty much intact when it made it's way onto Dressed To Kill. But the version of Shout It Out Loud is nowhere near the same as what eventually made it's way onto Destroyer. The version on here is a hippie, flower power song. And for some strange reason, I like this version of it as well. This album is trippy to say the least when it comes to this very uneven and un-KISS-like project, even though technically there wasn't a KISS yet to make it "un-KISS-like".

Fave Songs: She and Shout It Out Loud

As for the album cover, it's been said that this is the official cover. But how can it be the official cover if it was never released? And never have I seen or heard either Gene or Paul confirm that this cover was legit.
Title: Re: KISS (The Original Lineup) - Discography
Post by: Chiprocks1 on September 10, 2011, 09:01:03 am
KISS (Self-Titled) 1974
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I'll be the first to admit that I didn't really care for KISS' debut when I first picked it up. And that's only because I started with Rock And Roll Over and worked my way backwards. To me the newer stuff on RARO and Destroyer was fresher and definitely in the vein of that "wall of sound", which made everything on this album seem way to simplistic and dated IMO.

So when I first got KISS' selfi-titled album, to me it only had a couple of cool songs on it and the rest seemed nothing more than filler to me. I was an idiot back then. Stupid little kid I was.

Now and for what seems a life time, this is has been a personal fave of mine with some good f*cking music on it. I definitely rank this in my top 5 of all KISS albums. Out of the 10 songs on here, 8 of them are still used as the bulk of their live set list. The 2 songs not part of the set and from what I know, have never been played live are Kissin' Time and Love Theme From KISS, which is the only instrumental in their entire catalog of songs. And what seemed so "dated" back then is fresh and alive today. Me love this one long time.

Fave Songs: All of 'em. I love them all so much I'm gonna go ahead just name drop all the songs.  Strutter, Nothin' To Lose, Firehouse, Cold Gin, Let Me Know, Kissin' Time, Deuce, Love Theme From Kiss, 100,000 Years and Black Diamond

Great f*cking album cover too, even with the f*cked up Cat makeup done by a "professional" artist.
Title: Re: KISS (The Original Lineup) - Discography
Post by: Chiprocks1 on September 10, 2011, 09:11:27 am
KISS (Hotter Than Hell) 1974
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As a whole, Hotter Than Hell is a pretty good album. But it's nowhere near the level of their debut IMO, even though a lot of KISS fans would say otherwise. It has some classic, kick ass songs that are still played to this day in their live sets. I personally don't play Hotter Than Hell all that much anymore, as I tend to go straight for their debut instead when revisiting their older stuff.

Fave Songs: Got To Choose, Parasite, Goin' Blind, Hotter Than Hell, Let Me Go Rock 'N' Roll, Watchin' You and Comin' Home. The title track Hotter Than Hell get's the MVP award.

Fun fact, in the made-for-TV movie KISS Meets The Phantom Of The Park, they had to change the lyrics from "Hot, hot, hotter than hell" to "Rip, rip, rip and destroy" due to censors. And ya know what? I love that version of the song too. (http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i266/Chiprocks1/Smilies/0%20All%20Smilies/headbang.gif)

Another sweet, kick ass cover.
Title: Re: KISS (The Original Lineup) - Discography
Post by: Chiprocks1 on September 10, 2011, 09:15:39 am
KISS (Dressed To Kill) 1975
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Dressed To Kill's biggest contribution here is the inclusion of Rock And Roll All Nite, their biggest hit as far as being the most well recognized song in their entire catalog. Even your Mom knows this song. DTK has other notable songs that are still played live in their sets still to this day. But overall DTK is slightly above average with a few fillers. I play this even less than that of Hotter Than Hell.

Fave Songs: Rock Bottom, C'mon And Love Me, She, Love Her All I Can and Rock And Roll All Nite

Another killer cover that depicts the band wearing suits, which Gene, Paul and Ace didn't own. They were borrowed from their manager and that's why Gene's pants legs are far too short.  (http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i266/Chiprocks1/Smilies/0%20All%20Smilies/lol.gif)
Title: Re: KISS (The Original Lineup) - Discography
Post by: Chiprocks1 on September 10, 2011, 09:24:01 am
KISS (The Originals) 1976
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16 Page Booklet Insert Cover

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The Originals is a combo-pack that took the first 3 albums (LP's) and bundled them as a set along with a 16 page Booklet insert. This was the beginning of sick, sick, sick giveaways that KISS would utilized in future albums. As a kid, the ONLY reason why I got this was just to get the book since I needed to have everything with the KISS logo on it.

I give the booklet 5 stars as well as the idea of getting a 3 for 1 bundle deal.

The Originals With LP's and 16 Page Booklet

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Title: Re: KISS (The Original Lineup) - Discography
Post by: Chiprocks1 on September 10, 2011, 09:31:51 am
KISS (Alive!) 1975
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Interior Gate-fold

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You want the best, you got the best! The hottest band in the world...KISS!!! With those 15 words, their lives and mine would be forever changed. Normally I wouldn't include live albums as part of a "Best Album Of All Time" poll. But in this case, it is absolutely warranted.

Alive! saved the band from extinction as they were going nowhere and fast based on their first 3 albums. This is a double live concert album recorded at Cobo Hall in Detroit. A lot was made about how this was the best "Live" concert ever released on Vinyl. But for **** fans, we later learned that the album was in fact doctored with overdubs and sweetened to make the end product better. So technically not really a Live Concert as it was purported to be. Not cool.

I give it a 5 Star rating in spite of being swindled by the band due to the significance of what it did for them. It's still a great listen and I hold a soft spot for it. This was the start of what unfortunately becomes a trend with the band constantly pulling a fast one on it's fans...i.e...me. And for that they get...

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The interior gate-fold cover had 4 handwritten notes from each bandmember to the fans, signed in their own names. This is were I learned to forge their names with their signatures. I was so good that kids at school would constantly ask me to sign their books, etc...with their names. And yes, I can still forge their names without even trying. (http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i266/Chiprocks1/Smilies/0%20All%20Smilies/HTL_biggrin.gif)
Title: Re: KISS (The Original Lineup) - Discography
Post by: Chiprocks1 on September 10, 2011, 09:47:52 am
KISS (Destroyer) 1976
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LP-Liner Sleeve

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Rolling Stones 500 Greatest Albums Of All Time
Destroyer
at #496


I don't have to listen to anything after this to determine what I'm going to vote for. I already know that Destroyer is the Best Album Of All Time with the Original Lineup. It's their masterpiece. Destroyer is just worlds apart from anything they ever did before or after with Gene, Paul, Peter and Ace when it came to songwriting, recording and studio tricks for sound FX, etc....

First time I ever listened to this, I was floored. Just the opening to Detroit Rock City had me captivated with the car engine, radio and the crash that follows. I was sucked in. At the conclusion of DRC it segues right into King Of The Night Time World, which is a hell of a song. One of my all time faves.

God Of Thunder is next and is Gene's crown jewel both on record as well as live. What a lot of people don't know is that Paul wrote this for himself, but the albums producer Bob Ezrin said he just couldn't see him singing it and to give it to Gene. The rest is KISSTORY as they are fond of saying.

Great Expectations, Sweet Pain and Flaming Youth just kick so much ass too. I hear the knock against Great Expectations with the inclusion of using a kids choir as the reason why they don't rate it as high. Personally, I just think its a great song.

Shout It Out Loud finds it's way here from the Wicked Lester days in a completely different and better, i.e. classic version. Following this is Beth, their first top 10 hit.

But my personal favorite and the best song of the entire album is the last one: Do You Love Me? I put this right up there with Queen's We Will Rock You when it comes to using a drum part as the focal point of a song. These 2 songs are neck and neck for best drum song ever IMO. The slow build to the chorus is full of tension, waiting to get to those power chords. And when you finally hear those chords....ah, the release is awesome.

Hidden track that follows is 1 minute of screaming fans at a KISS concert.

Fave Songs: All of 'em

Best album cover ever! Cover artist is Ken Kelly, who would also do the Love Gun cover as well.  The inner sleeve had the KISS Army registration membership on one side and the lyrics to Detroit Rock City on the other side. The sleeve itself is hard stock cardboard. None of that flimsy paper that tears as soon as you put your vinyl back in.

FYI, I totally disagree with Rolling Stone placing this album at #496 . Top 10 in my book. Nuff' said.
Title: Re: KISS (The Original Lineup) - Discography
Post by: Chiprocks1 on September 10, 2011, 10:14:03 am
KISS (Rock And Roll Over) 1976
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Full Size RARO Sticker, Order Form and Vinyl Sleeve

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Rock And Roll Over was my first KISS album I ever got. I had to beg my Mom to buy it for me. She did. Thanks, Mom. (http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i266/Chiprocks1/Smilies/0%20All%20Smilies/notworthy.gif) RARO is a great album. It's a shame they don't perform any of the songs from the album now (with the exception of the 1996 Reunion Tour). The only song that sees the light of day anywhere on the set list would be Calling Dr. Love. But during the aforementioned tour, they routinely brought out such classics as I Want You, Take Me and of course Calling Dr. Love.

Fave Songs: All of 'em. Even Peter Criss' country-ish Hard Luck Woman kicks major ass. MVP goes to I Want You.

RARO continued the trend of packing free stuff in the album covers. With this one you got a full size replica sticker of the cover, an order form for more KISS goodies. And the sleeve, not so much a freebie as it was just really cool to look at.
Title: Re: KISS (The Original Lineup) - Discography
Post by: Chiprocks1 on September 10, 2011, 10:45:18 am
Kiss (Love Gun) 1977
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Love Gun Pop Gun Freebie Insert

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Love Gun has in my opinion the greatest KISS song of them all: Love Gun. It doesn't get any better than this. It's great on the album, but it's so much better live. The rest of the album is pretty solid, if not perfect. Standout songs include Christine Sixteen, and Plaster Caster.

It took 6 studio albums for Ace Frehley to finally step up to the mic and actually sing. He, for whatever reason up till this album had been terrified to sing on anything, and that includes the songs that he actually wrote for himself earlier but would give it to Gene or Paul. He gets his moment with Shock Me. With Peter Criss singing lead on Hooligan, this makes it the first KISS album to have all 4 with Lead Vocals.

This unfortunately would be the last album to feature all 4 of the original members of KISS. Huh? Now your counting all the albums in the poll that come after this one and asking yourself "then why are they on here then". Stay tune and I'll explain why they belong in this thread when I get to those.

Fave Songs: Christine Sixteen, Shock Me, Tommorrow And Tonight, Plaster Caster and Then She Kissed Me with Love Gun getting the MVP for top honors.

Sick cover. Drool worthy. Ken Kelly knocks this one outta the park.

Free giveaway trend continues with the Pop Gun insert. Bang bang!!
Title: Re: KISS (The Original Lineup) - Discography
Post by: Chiprocks1 on September 10, 2011, 12:02:27 pm
KISS (Alive II) 1977
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Gate-fold Interior - Stage Explosion

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The Evolution Of KISS Booklet Insert

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Rub-On Tattoo Insert

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Alive II is a double LP with 3 sides dedicated to a "Live" concert recorded during the Love Gun Tour. I say "Live" because just like Alive!, a whole lot of sweetening went on during post production. Also, the songs themselves are taken from many different shows. Anyway, it's still a good listen. Personally I prefer Alive! over Alive II.

Fave Song: Love Gun. <----- MVP

The 4th side is all new songs: All American Man, Rockin' In The USA, Larger Than Life, Rocket Ride and Any Way You Want It. Once again, the band felt it necessary to dupe the KISS Army by telling us this was all new stuff from the 4 members. Turns out that Ace only played on Rocket Ride, while Paul did everything on Any Way You Want It. They secretly hired a session man by the name of Bob Kulick to do the guitars for the remaining songs, who will also play an important role in the future regarding KISS.

Insert trend continues with the Evolution Of KISS Booklet insert as well as the Rub-On Tattoo sheet. This was like Xmas...everyday for me.

The back cover with Gene was so insane with all that blood when it came out. But I had no idea what wait in store for me when I opened the gate-fold cover to reveal......

The EXPLOSION!!!!! Daaaaaaaaaaamn. It's still an amazing image to look at even today.
Title: Re: KISS (The Original Lineup) - Discography
Post by: Chiprocks1 on September 10, 2011, 02:17:59 pm
KISS (Peter Criss) 1978
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(http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i266/Chiprocks1/CD%20and%20Album%20Covers/KISS%20500%20By%20500%20Large%20Scans/1978PeterCriss.jpg) (http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i266/Chiprocks1/CD%20and%20Album%20Covers/KISS%20500%20By%20500%20Large%20Scans/1978PeterCrissBackCover.jpg)

Peter Criss Poster Insert

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Um.....uh....um.....There's a reason why I haven't listened to this since 1978. I was going to put this one off to listen along with all the KISS Solo albums tomorrow. But I decided to just get this one out of the way so as not to totally ruin tomorrow for me.

I hated this when I picked it up then. Things haven't changed all that much now. Peter Criss' solo effort was the poorest performing of the 4 and rightly so. It's nothing like a KISS record. It's all big band, swing, "easy listening" and some disco-ish elements. Ugh. This album is better than warm milk if your looking to drift off. So sleepy right now.

Fave Songs: Yeah, right. Where? That's The Kind Of Sugar Papa Likes is about as close as that gets here. And that's stretching it a bit here.

Freebie trend continues with a Poster insert that is 1/4th of a larger poster that connects with the other 3 solo album posters ala a jigsaw puzzle.

This gets at least a 1 star rating for the cover though, which has become iconic along with the other 3 solo covers. (http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i266/Chiprocks1/Smilies/0%20All%20Smilies/notworthy.gif)
Title: Re: KISS (The Original Lineup) - Discography
Post by: Chiprocks1 on September 10, 2011, 06:12:57 pm
KISS (Paul Stanley) 1978
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Paul Stanley Poster Insert

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Out of the 4 solo albums that came out simultaneously, I had the highest hopes for Paul Stanley knocking it out of the park. Back then it was a major disappointment when I heard it. It did sound the closest in vein to that of a KISS album, but the songs were underwhelming back then. Now listening to this for the first time in a long time, it's actually much better than I remember it to be. I think if I were to continue to listen to this one more, the rating for it could definitely go up.

Hold Me, Touch Me sounds like it could be something from Christopher Cross with is tone and tempo. Geared strictly for FM radio market back in the day. Love In Chains is an average song, but it has the most wicked guitar solo on the record. I don't remember it being that good.  Remember what I said about Bob Kulick from the Alive II review? Well, he gets lead guitar duties here. But this won't be his biggest contribution to the future of KISS. More on that later.

Fave Songs: Tonight You Belong To Me and Take Me Away (Together As One)

Freebie trend continues with a Poster insert that is 1/4th of a larger poster that connects with the other 3 solo album posters ala a jigsaw puzzle.

The album cover gets props. Iconic.
Title: Re: KISS (The Original Lineup) - Discography
Post by: Chiprocks1 on September 10, 2011, 08:47:19 pm
KISS (Gene Simmons) 1978
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Gene Simmons Poster Insert

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I had high hopes for Gene Simmons solo effort as well. At first, I only thought a handful of songs were solid and the rest average at best. Over the years this just keeps getting better and better. It's not perfect, but it's pretty damn close.

Gene definitely indulged himself in getting everyone he could think of to play on this record. It's loaded with with such notable players like Joe Perry (Aerosmith), Jeff "Skunk" Baxter (Doobie Brothers). Rick Neilsen (Cheap Trick), Bob Seger, Michael Des Barres and Cher. Of course she would be involved since he was banging her at the time. But the biggest what the f*ck moment is reserved for Donna Summer and Helen Reddy lending out a helping hand. But probably the biggest head trip for you guys would be that Katey Sagal did background vocals here. Yes, THAT Katey Sagal from Married With Children, Futurama and Sons Of Anarchy fame.

Fave Songs: Radioactive, Burning Up With Fever, Tunnel Of Love, Living In Sin and Always Near You / Nowhere To Hide

Freebie trend continues with a Poster insert that is 1/4th of a larger poster that connects with the other 3 solo album posters ala a jigsaw puzzle.

Best Cover of the 4 solo albums IMO.
Title: Re: KISS (The Original Lineup) - Discography
Post by: Chiprocks1 on September 10, 2011, 08:54:44 pm
KISS (Ace Frehley) 1978
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Ace Frehley Poster Insert

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Of the 4 solos albums, I had absolutely no expectations for Ace Frehley's effort. Zero. Nada. Zilch. And that's only because up to this point he had only had lead vocals on 2, count 'em, 2 songs!!! Those songs of course being Shock Me and Rocket Ride.

Imagine my shock (pun intended) when I first played this. From day 1 and all the way up to today, it was/is heads and shoulders above the rest. I'll even go one step further and say that if the entire band of KISS had played on this one with the same results, THIS would get the honor for Best KISS Album Of All Time. They didn't, so it will have to settle for Best Solo Album honors instead.

Straight up this album f*cking rocks! From the opening song of Rip It Out to the closing notes of Fractured Mirror, it's a winner. The biggest hit of course was New York Groove which still kicks mucho ass to my ear, which was a cover version from the band Hello. Me love song long time.

It's just mind blowing that Ace had stage freight about singing for the longest time. This totally wiped it all away (pun intended). Even Gene Simmons (the one with the monumental ego and full of himself attitude about any and all things related to his namesake) has gone on record saying "Ace Frehley's solo album is the best of the bunch". If Gene can admit to THAT, there's something to be said about the quality of Ace's songwriting here.  This coming from Gene, who would be the first to tell you HE is the greatest songwriter of all time.

Fave Songs: All of 'em. But like before, I gotta give them all a shout out here (pun intended)  Rip It Out, Speedin' Back To My Baby, Snow Blind, Ozone, What's On Your Mind, New York Groove, I'm In Need Of Love, Wiped-Out and Fractured Mirror.

Fun fact: The reason for these solo albums was that during the filming of KISS Meets The Phantom Of The Park, both Ace and Peter had made their intentions known they were qutting the band to pursue their own personal music career. They compromised and decided on these 4 solo disc. It didn't help as much as just prolong the inevitable.

Freebie trend continues with a Poster insert that is 1/4th of a larger poster that connects with the other 3 solo album posters ala a jigsaw puzzle. This was by far the best looking poster of the 4.

Album Cover kicks ass!!


Ace Frehley Music Videos

Ace Frehley - New York Groove (Unofficial Video) (http://youtu.be/mMYoUeup3gc)

Ace Frehley - Fractured Mirror (Unofficial Video) (http://youtu.be/ZsaAivtoiDU)


Title: Re: KISS (The Original Lineup) - Discography
Post by: Chiprocks1 on September 10, 2011, 10:09:02 pm
KISS (The Best Of Solo Albums) 1979
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Collector's Item
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Back in the day, long before there was even a hint of Amazon, Internet, etc...I had to go to a local Record shop that specialized in Vinyl Imports and whatnot. This is where I manage to pick this one up along with a couple others. This is very rare as it was only released in Europe. I originally thought I scored a misprint on this when I saw the "f*cked up" KISS logo on the cover. Once I bought it I discovered that for obvious reasons the Double SS was changed to backward ZZ due to the connotation of what it meant to European countries.

As for the album, any song by Ace Frehley included here is a winner. But any with Peter Criss nulifies this. On top of that, they left off the best songs from Gene and Paul's solo albums. Go figure.
Title: Re: KISS (The Original Lineup) - Discography
Post by: Chiprocks1 on September 10, 2011, 10:11:30 pm
KISS (Double Platinum) 1978
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Double Platinum is a double LP Greatest Hits package that took all their hits and then....remixed the sh*t out of them. By remix I don't mean cleaning them up either. They added beats and all the bells and whistles that personified what "music" was back in the day...i.e....disco.

They even re-recorded Strutter as a disco song and renamed it Strutter '78. Sheesh. 

Some of the songs were drastically edited for whatever reason. Having said all the negative sh*t about this collection, it was the album where I heard of Rock And Roll All Nite first. To me I played the hell out of this one, so much so, that when I eventually picked up Dressed To Kill, I didn't like the original version of the song. It was only over time that I grew distatefull of these remixes compared to the original songs.

The interior of the album used the Solo album images all in sliver with an embossed FX, which was cool.
Title: Re: KISS (The Original Lineup) - Discography
Post by: Chiprocks1 on September 10, 2011, 10:18:56 pm
KISS (Dynasty) 1979
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Dynasty Poster Insert

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Dynasty by all accounts should suck, especially after the opening song I Was Made For Lovin' You, a clear attempt at cashing in on the Disco craze to win over new fans. Um....it didn't work and in the process they lost a ton of members from the KISS Army. The song now is a huge hit during the set list, but I personally just can't listen to it anymore. They need to put that one to bed once and for all IMO.

What follows after this song is pretty damn good. Starting with Ace Frehley's cover version of The Rolling Stones song 2,000 Man, which gets the MVP award for the album.

Now it's time to explain why this album is included in the poll when I said that Love Gun was the last with the original members. By the time the band got around to recording Dynasty, a certain person was happily self medicating themself. I'm speaking of course about Peter Criss. He was so f*cked up which drastically affected his drumming that he was excused from the process. The only song he was allowed to play on was his own called Dirty Livin', which absolutely sucks btw.

His replacement would be Anton Fig. He would later go on to be a part of Paul Shaffer's band on The David Letterman Show, as well as eventually working with Ace Frehley on his post-KISS solo albums. But getting back to Anton. He was never given credit for his playing on the album and once again, KISS felt the need to pull a fast one on us by saying this was a "KISS" record when in fact it was not.  At the time, this is what I believe to be true. Such a little kid.

Also of note, Ace, after his monster success with his solo album, now got to sing 3 songs on the same KISS album. Unheard of at the time.

Fave Songs: 2,000 Man, Charisma, Magic Touch, Hard Times, X-Ray Eyes and Save Your Love

Freebie insert trend continues with a full size Dynasty wall poster. And the album cover still kicks ass IMO.

Dynasty Music Videos

KISS - I Was Made For Loving You (http://youtu.be/NUd1s2-Nzqo)

KISS - Sure Know Something (http://youtu.be/zZtfgMTERqs)


Title: Re: KISS (The Original Lineup) - Discography
Post by: Chiprocks1 on September 10, 2011, 11:31:00 pm
KISS (Unmasked) 1980
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Unmasked Poster Insert

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Oh dear God. This album is a total mess. Even Ace Frehley can't save this one. Their big "hit" Shandi from Unmasked just makes me cringe. Ugh. This album is included in the Poll for the same reason as Dynasty. Unlike that one, Peter Criss had no involvement with this one even though he is depicted on the album cover. He had already quit the band by the time the album came out. He did agree to do the music video to sell the idea the band was still intact.

Lies!!!!!!!!!!

Once again the band enlisted Anton Fig to do the drums. Uncredited of course. Peter Criss appears in the Shandi video, his last association with the band for the next 16 years. In Talk To Me and She's So European videos, Eric Carr takes over for drums as the newest member, even though he didn't play on the album.

I can't even bring myself to give this a 2 star rating again like I did with my original review. It just a horrible, horrible album.

Fave Songs: Talk To Me and Torpedo Girl

Freebie insert continues with the full size Unmasked wall poster.

Cool cover. It would have made more sense to use the title of Unmasked for when they actually dropped the make-up for Lick It Up. Oh well.....

Unmasked Music Videos

KISS - Shandi (http://youtu.be/cNUz4VbuZeM)

KISS - Talk to Me (http://youtu.be/1ym11J8NbMg)

KISS - She's So European (http://youtu.be/SL05C3PKuZ0)


Title: Re: KISS (The Original Lineup) - Discography
Post by: Chiprocks1 on September 10, 2011, 11:42:08 pm
KISS (Psycho Circus) 1998
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Non-lenticular cover

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After the monstrous 1996 - 1997 Reunion Tour, many fans were wondering if KISS would actually step inside a recording studio and give us a new album of all new material with everyone involved for the first time since Love Gun. What we got was Psycho Circus. Our prayers were finally answered....or were they? Once again, this album is included in the Poll for the same reason as Dynasty and Unmasked. It was billed as the first album with the original lineup.

Lies!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

You see a pattern developing here? Once again, it was another album pieced together using studio musicians. Only one song, Into the Void featured the original band when it came to the music. This was also the only track that Peter Criss had any involvement with on drums. Ace Frehley would contribute to 3 other songs. The rest of the album went to hired guns.

The single You Wanted The Best does feature lead vocals from Gene, Ace, Peter and Paul though. Peter does gets lead vocals on I Finally Found My Way, a clear knockoff of Beth.

In spite of this, I do think it's a good album. It took awhile for me to really be objective about it given the fact that I was f*cking p*ssed at being duped once again. Granted, I suspected something wasn't on the up and up when I first heard it because of the style of playing that was incorporated within. But once it was confirmed....P*SSED!!!

Fave Songs: Psycho Circus, Into The Void, We Are One, You Wanted The Best and Raise Your Glasses

The Album cover was cool with the lenticular FX. You know those baseball cards that you move to make whatever image inside it move? That's what the CD cover was. The music video was shot with 3D in mind. Even though this is the non-3D Version, you can see where they were going with this one.

Psycho Circus Music Videos

KISS - Psycho Circus (http://youtu.be/BWIW6Ti0PbE)

Title: Re: KISS (The Original Lineup) - Discography
Post by: Chiprocks1 on October 12, 2011, 03:24:30 pm
To be continued here...

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Title: Re: KISS (The Original Lineup) - Discography
Post by: Chiprocks1 on October 19, 2011, 10:57:23 am
KISS Pinball Machine

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JDotCHd6uEY

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mXk0DFcVQHI

I forgot to mention a little game that I use to play and once tried to get my friends to help me carry it out of the arcade in broad daylight. We never really were going to steal it because we knew it was physically impossible. But boy, did we ever like to talk about doing just that. ;D Currently reading KISSTORY II which highltes all the promotional stuff the band has released over the years. If and when I ever come across a KISS Pinball Machine, I will gladly buy it.

Title: Re: KISS (The Original Lineup) - Discography
Post by: Chiprocks1 on October 29, 2011, 07:36:17 pm
KISS (Hotter Than Hell Commercial)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fX7F1ddSiZ0

I do believe this to be the first commercial/promo spot on a nationwide scale for KISS.

Title: Re: KISS (The Original Lineup) - Discography
Post by: Chiprocks1 on November 03, 2011, 04:01:18 pm
Ace Frehley Falls Off Stage (Oct. 26, 2011)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hh0GcmCk8sU

Ouch. (http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i266/Chiprocks1/Smilies/0%20All%20Smilies/HTL_frown.gif)

Ace Frehley Tumbles From the Stage in New York City (http://www.noisecreep.com/2011/10/31/ace-frehley-tumbles-from-the-stage-in-new-york-city/?icid=maing-grid7|main5|dl3|sec3_lnk2|109001)

Title: Re: KISS (The Original Lineup) - Discography
Post by: Chiprocks1 on November 08, 2011, 10:53:53 am
Added DVD Review Banners here. (http://pennycan.createaforum.com/music/kiss-(the-original-lineup)-discography/msg1575/#msg1575)
Title: Re: KISS (The Original Lineup) - Discography
Post by: Mac on December 18, 2011, 08:34:46 pm
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eBay

A 1979 Kiss record case sold for $4,000 during an eBay auction that ended on Dec. 4. This black wood case is a coveted piece of memorabilia and features the cover art from each of the original band members’ 1978 solo albums.

Gene Simmons, Paul Stanley, Ace Frehley and Peter Criss all get their own side of the box, and the copyright of ‘Aucoin Management, Inc. 1979 by agreement with Kiss, a partnership’ is printed in small text on the outside.

The most intriguing thing about this item is the chance in a million factor that it included the original J.C. Penny Catalog shipping box that it came in. Most kids would’ve ripped that carton to shreds upon its arrival but like the band, even the box had star-power, with the iconic Kiss logo printed on the cardboard casing.

The seller, a longtime Kiss fan and the original owner of this record case, admitted to not wanting to part with this item but due to the financial crisis, made the decision to let it go. More of this seller‘s items are expected to go up for auction in the coming weeks.

(P.S., we’ve got a photocopier, a table saw and a hammer — we can make you one just like this for half the price!)
Title: Re: KISS (The Original Lineup) - Discography
Post by: Chiprocks1 on December 18, 2011, 08:38:59 pm

(P.S., we’ve got a photocopier, a table saw and a hammer — we can make you one just like this for half the price!)

Question: Does this photocopier, table saw and hammer of the KISS Logo on it? (http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i266/Chiprocks1/Smilies/0%20All%20Smilies/new_tongue.gif)

That's pretty cool find with the JC Penny Case. I for one would not have torn it up as a little kid. I savored anything and everything with the KISS Logo on it and this would have been mine had I known about it. Great find Mac!!
Title: Re: KISS (The Original Lineup) - Discography
Post by: boyinblack80 on February 16, 2012, 04:41:18 pm
Hotter than Hell

the first thing I noticed as I put on the vinyl was the mix on this record...Not even comparing it to today's standard but a general quality of audio you'd hear on any 70's rock album and this mix is muddy.


I won't place the blame on the band itself, things can go wrong even after a final mix has been done and the finished product is sent to the record plant (ala Metallica's album Death Magnetic that some how got over-driven and has actually top end distortion issues) so **** happens.  Back when this record was made KISS was speeding through 3 records a year so someone might have dropped the ball besides them.  That said the mix is kind of muddy when the record kicks in and chances are you'll notice it.

track 1 Got to Choose...this really never felt like a great opener to a record for me...if the first song is setting the tone for the entire record this is for sure not the track I'd have pegged to kick off the record.  Moderate tempo, and overall pretty forgettable I've always felt.

Track 2. Parasite...now this is a party jam and I feel a real genuine classic track that has stood the test of time...great vocals by Gene, great riff....basically a perfect rock song.

Track 3 Goin Blind.   Really great track.  I vaguely remember this one as a kid...and it was almost too progressive for me to wrap my little kid brain around...there's a fairly complex melody (ala Jason Becker and Martin Friedman some 20 years before they came onto the scene using such odd melodic scales from Asian music)  The lyrics on this song as well...were a lot for an 11 year old to really grasp.  As an adult..I love this track and think it's one of the best (and earliest attempts) at something really out of the box for KISS.  I believe this song was written during the Wicked Lester period and that may be why.  I am pretty sure one member of that band co-wrote this with Gene which may explain it's advanced melodies.  Either way.  Great Song.

Track 4.
Hotter than Hell.  I've never been a huge fan of this song.  I like it and it has had its moments for me where I will find myself walking around my house for no apparent reason chanting..."hot hot hotter than heeeLLL" overall it's a good song, not a great one.

track 5.
Let Me Go Rock N Roll.  Fun song again I'd say it's good not great, maybe the pressure to do a second album just months after releasing KISS did affect the song writing quality on a lot of these tracks....it's a fun song for sure and catchy....so I'll let it slide and say...fun outweighs any flaws the overall level of re-playability might have for this song...although sometimes a little cotton candy is nice and basically it's good ender to side one.

Side two track 1: All The Way.  I like this song quite a bit...it almost reminds me a little of Goin' Blind in that the riff seems a little more complex than maybe something Gene or Paul would have written on their own.  It's got a great, great chorus...listening now I am liking this song a lot...and this is a GREAT way to start side two...although it might not have been a bad way to kick off side 1 now that I think about it/

track 2 side two. Watchin You.  WOW!  This just reminds you of how in the pocket KISS was with a sound that embraced, captured, and celebrated the 70's.  This track could just as easily have been a Rush song, UFO, or Bad Company track.  It rocks plain and simple and again Gene slays the vocals.  I honestly don't feel he always get's his just due as a great lead singer...the guy can wail and is one of the most consistent live rock singers out there.  Starting to think side 2 of this record should have been side 1.  :)

track 3 side two.  Mainline.  The main riff is whatever...just a standard chug along blues riff...but Peters vocals are so rich and honest, and I mean besides Rod Stewart I really can't think of another rock singer (maybe Bob Seger) who has more of a distinct and soulful voice....although this song might not be the best thing KISS ever did...Peter easily makes up for it and really pushes this to being an excellent song.  I wonder why the criticism for him being "tone deaf" and not being able to carry a tune where again I can point to an endless amount of LIVE clips where Peter does this or Beth, Nothin to Lose and sounds flawless....hyper critical maybe?  not sure...but his vocals make the song.

track4 side two.
  Coming Home....song never really did much for me.  I don't dislike it.  But it's nothing I'd loop.

track 5.  Strange Ways.  Again Peter's voice on the main verses is just ridiculously good...it's so soulful and just a distinct sound.  I love it...the song has a swagger and attitude that is classic KISS...Gene doubling the vocals for the chorus works great too and really nails down the iconic-ness of the track...and Ace's solo on this one completely rocks.
.

Overall all it's a good record.  I'll be a little stricter on my grading of the records over  the books only because I think there's a larger catalog of material to review and I have to make room for all the records (as opposed to the books) in terms of where they all fall.   I'd give this record a 3 out of 5.  A must have record...but I am not sure for the reason you might think.  I think what is happening on this record is growth...and sometimes growing ain't pretty.  Peter and Ace might have been criticized a lot....and Peter in Gene's book is basically refereed to as being thrown a bone doing even a song or two.  But you know what...his tracks stand out.  Gene did some amazing stuff on this record as well....it's strange to me Paul really isn't as much of a presence...or at least one that I am focused on when listening to this record.

and lets not forget the cover...what an amazing and iconic image.  Just great packaging, cool art design, and they really DO look like they could be an Asian band....so the mystery at this time really did deepen with the release of Hotter than Hell. 

(Fantastic title for the album by the way...it really works well)

3 out of 5.
Title: Re: KISS (The Original Lineup) - Discography
Post by: Chiprocks1 on February 16, 2012, 05:00:05 pm
Hey! KISS IS an Asian band! Ace is Asian!! (http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i266/Chiprocks1/Smilies/0%20All%20Smilies/new_tongue.gif) Another steller review and I agree with almost all of it. But there are a couple of songs that I think are just so f ucking good that they deserve another listen or two. I know you said Hotter Than Hell doesn't do much for you, but for me it's not only the best song on the album, but one of their best ever, and has always been the song that I felt should have been the opener on this one. Its got that classic KISS vibe that defines a lot of their eariler hits. The other song that I totally love is Coming Home for sure.

What you said about Goin Blind is spot-on. It use to be one of my faves from the earlier years, but then I started playing the album less and less to the point that I had completely forgotten all about this one and Coming Home. It wasn't until KISS MTV Unplugged (http://pennycan.createaforum.com/music/kiss-(the-replacement-lineup)-discography/msg2697/#msg2697) did I rediscover them. Once again, sick review. You're making me look bad, f ucker!!
Title: Re: KISS (The Original Lineup) - Discography
Post by: Chiprocks1 on February 16, 2012, 05:07:43 pm
I had to go back and re-read what I posted about Hotter Than Hell. Sh*t, dude! You really are making me look bad. (http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i266/Chiprocks1/Smilies/0%20All%20Smilies/banghead.gif) Currently got Coming Home on loop. (http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i266/Chiprocks1/Smilies/0%20All%20Smilies/headbang.gif)
Title: Re: KISS (The Original Lineup) - Discography
Post by: boyinblack80 on February 16, 2012, 07:08:11 pm
ah don't think like that.....I rambled probably.


:)

I need to format my post so it's easier to read....breaking each song into it's own paragraph...looks horrible and pretty complex.

:)

I had to make dinner and didn't have time to re-format the thing so it's not 15 different small paragraphs.

Title: Re: KISS (The Original Lineup) - Discography
Post by: Chiprocks1 on February 16, 2012, 07:10:24 pm
Stormtroopers aren't the brightest bulbs in the Galaxy. After all, you got your ass handed to you by a Jawa. Don't sweat it, you will settle on a style that your happy with for sure.
Title: Re: KISS (The Original Lineup) - Discography
Post by: boyinblack80 on February 16, 2012, 07:21:13 pm
Hey! KISS IS an Asian band! Ace is Asian!! (http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i266/Chiprocks1/Smilies/0%20All%20Smilies/new_tongue.gif) Another steller review and I agree with almost all of it. But there are a couple of songs that I think are just so f ucking good that they deserve another listen or two. I know you said Hotter Than Hell doesn't do much for you, but for me it's not only the best song on the album, but one of their best ever, and has always been the song that I felt should have been the opener on this one. Its got that classic KISS vibe that defines a lot of their eariler hits. The other song that I totally love is Coming Home for sure.

What you said about Goin Blind is spot-on. It use to be one of my faves from the earlier years, but then I started playing the album less and less to the point that I had completely forgotten all about this one and Coming Home. It wasn't until KISS MTV Unplugged (http://pennycan.createaforum.com/music/kiss-(the-replacement-lineup)-discography/msg2697/#msg2697) did I rediscover them. Once again, sick review. You're making me look bad, f ucker!!

I like the verses on Hotter than Hell (the song) better than the chorus....I always felt the lyrics were a little cheesy....I understand KISS lyrics fall and walk that line...but the line about "she showed me her wedding band" was always one that stood out as....I can't see myself chanting that at a live concert throwing the devil horns or something

:)


I think because the song has such dark overtones and I mean...the title itself Hotter Than Hell....it just could have been maybe a little more deep maybe...not sure the exact word I am looking for....sometimes the first idea isn't always the best....they were flying through these records though...so who knows how long was actually spent writing the words.
Title: Re: KISS (The Original Lineup) - Discography
Post by: Chiprocks1 on February 16, 2012, 07:23:15 pm
Rip, rip. Rip and Destroy!
Title: Re: KISS (The Original Lineup) - Discography
Post by: boyinblack80 on February 16, 2012, 09:13:25 pm
I always think that too.

Not even sure if I've heard it...or just you saying it.

rip rip rip and destroy...rolls off the tongue nicely as well

:)
Title: Re: KISS (The Original Lineup) - Discography
Post by: Chiprocks1 on February 16, 2012, 09:19:14 pm
You've heard it. You've lived it. It's from KISS Meets The Phantom Of The Park (http://pennycan.createaforum.com/dvd's-blu-rays/kiss-kissology-the-ultimate-kiss-collection-vol-2-(1978-1991)-2007/msg3364/#msg3364). (http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i266/Chiprocks1/Smilies/0%20All%20Smilies/headbang.gif)
Title: Re: KISS (The Original Lineup) - Discography
Post by: boyinblack80 on February 16, 2012, 09:51:52 pm
I went to the link and it sent me to the Tom Snyder interviews and some of the Kissology vol 2 I believe....
Title: Re: KISS (The Original Lineup) - Discography
Post by: Chiprocks1 on February 16, 2012, 09:54:10 pm
I went to the link and it sent me to the Tom Snyder interviews and some of the Kissology vol 2 I believe....

The Phantoms stuff is in the first post, just under the DVD Covers. And yes, it's part of the Volume 2 Set.
Title: Re: KISS (The Original Lineup) - Discography
Post by: Chiprocks1 on February 17, 2012, 10:51:08 am
All last night and most of today...so far, Goin' Blind (http://pennycan.createaforum.com/music/earworms-what-song-is-stuck-in-your-head-at-the-moment/msg6083/#msg6083) has been stuck in my head.
Title: Re: KISS (The Original Lineup) - Discography
Post by: Chiprocks1 on February 29, 2012, 06:04:29 pm
KISS - Do You Love Me (Greenville 2000 - Farewell Tour)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o1M3LZE0jwI&feature=related


Finally somebody posted a very good quality clip of Do You Love Me. I have been searching every couple of months looking for anyone that was smart enough to videotape the JumboTron during this song to get the KISS montage. Whoever managed to film this clip got about 90% of of it, which is more than anyone else so far. Everyone else that's posted their version of the clip has people in the way, or drastic shaky camera issues, or too many cutaways or horrible audio. This is the best sounding clip of them all. This is EXACTLY what it sounded like live. So, why the big deal looking for this one?

Well, they did the montage for Do You Love Me for the 1996 Reunion Tour which gave me chills and then again for the 2000 Farewell Tour. When I saw them in San Diego for the "last" time during the Farewell Tour, the montage was just so  f u c k i n g  awesome that I had to see it again. So, a couple months later when KISS was in Vegas, I drove out there specifically for this song and montage more than anything else. Also, seeing the original lineup one last time was motivation too. (http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i266/Chiprocks1/Smilies/0%20All%20Smilies/headbang.gif)

Yes, I will still be hunting for the clip that's 100% complete with kick ass audio. But for now, this will definitely do. Hopefully this will stay up on YouTube for a long time and not get pulled down.
Title: Re: KISS (The Original Lineup) - Discography
Post by: boyinblack80 on February 29, 2012, 07:10:05 pm
I like when Paul is doing the intro the one guy in the audience does the "I know KISS better than you and tells his friend they are about to play Love Gun!"

hahahahah

dumb ass.

:)
Title: Re: KISS (The Original Lineup) - Discography
Post by: Chiprocks1 on February 29, 2012, 07:12:19 pm
Haha, no  s h i t. (http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i266/Chiprocks1/Smilies/0%20All%20Smilies/LoserYahooMessengersVersion.gif) Pretty cool montage, huh?
Title: Re: KISS (The Original Lineup) - Discography
Post by: boyinblack80 on February 29, 2012, 07:13:23 pm
How the hell was Ace so pretty in his make up...he looks like a damn HOT female model!!

hahahahaha

man that clip is COOL>

I can see why you've been hunting it down so long.

you should thank the guy....a little good Karma for things in the future to help one of your clip hunts.

I always try and encourage these people to post...you never know what they might bust out.

seriously.



Title: Re: KISS (The Original Lineup) - Discography
Post by: Chiprocks1 on February 29, 2012, 07:15:30 pm
Oh I always make sure to give someone props, especially something I have been searching for a long time. He will get some kudos for sure. It's one thing to see it on YouTube, it's another thing to see it live on a 50 foot screen. It still gives me chills just think about what it was like all 3 times.
Title: Re: KISS (The Original Lineup) - Discography
Post by: boyinblack80 on February 29, 2012, 07:18:35 pm
I
Haha, no  s h i t. (http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i266/Chiprocks1/Smilies/0%20All%20Smilies/LoserYahooMessengersVersion.gif) Pretty cool montage, huh?

yeah Paul is like...."blah blah blah" and dude goes "Love Gun" not calling out like "play Love Gun" but I know what the next song is "Love Gun"

hehehehe

:)
Title: Re: KISS (The Original Lineup) - Discography
Post by: boyinblack80 on February 29, 2012, 07:20:03 pm
that's RAD......surprised they haven't included that on one of the Kissology DVD's as a bonus...would be kind of a cool flashback for fans who saw the tour.
Title: Re: KISS (The Original Lineup) - Discography
Post by: Chiprocks1 on February 29, 2012, 07:22:15 pm
You know, there was a bootleg that was floating around that collected all of Paul's "crowd bantering" that totaled something like 70 minutes when played back to back. I haven't been able to find it on YouTube. Now, when I say bootleg, I mean it was traded underground and at conventions. Not sure if it's ever made its way onto YouTube, but I still check from time to time.
Title: Re: KISS (The Original Lineup) - Discography
Post by: Chiprocks1 on February 29, 2012, 07:23:34 pm
that's RAD......surprised they haven't included that on one of the Kissology DVD's as a bonus...would be kind of a cool flashback for fans who saw the tour.

Well, when I picked up those DVD's, the Montage was what I was hoping to get. But during the Reunion Tour Concert....nada. They kept the camera on the guys and not the JumboTron.
Title: Re: KISS (The Original Lineup) - Discography
Post by: boyinblack80 on February 29, 2012, 07:32:52 pm
I am sure you could put together a 20 hour dvd of Paul and all his intros....hahahahahaah

I wish I could go on the KISS Cruise...but then I'd also wish it was 20 years ago...and Ace and Peter were in the band

:)


could you imagine a 1977 tour on the boat...holy crap!
Title: Re: KISS (The Original Lineup) - Discography
Post by: boyinblack80 on February 29, 2012, 07:34:01 pm
Well, when I picked up those DVD's, the Montage was what I was hoping to get. But during the Reunion Tour Concert....nada. They kept the camera on the guys and not the JumboTron.

they might not think it's that big of a deal...but to a fan...it's all these little nuggets of cool stuff, some we've never seen...and some that is more "common"

Title: Re: KISS (The Original Lineup) - Discography
Post by: Chiprocks1 on February 29, 2012, 07:35:24 pm

could you imagine a 1977 tour on the boat...holy crap!

S h i t, I'd stowaway to a foreign country to make that happen.
Title: Re: KISS (The Original Lineup) - Discography
Post by: Chiprocks1 on March 07, 2012, 04:49:05 pm
KISS Performing On Ace Frehley's Wedding - 1976 (Upgrade)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z_PmeACdb5A&feature=related

This is taken directly from the KISSOLOGY DVD, but someone actually improved the look of this clip. The one on the DVD is horrible where you can't see any of their faces. Here...you kinda can.
Title: Re: KISS (The Original Lineup) - Discography
Post by: boyinblack80 on March 07, 2012, 04:55:27 pm
Hey cool...it's been a while since I've seen this...and the quality is a little better.

Title: Re: KISS (The Original Lineup) - Discography
Post by: Chiprocks1 on March 07, 2012, 04:58:12 pm
Hey cool...it's been a while since I've seen this...and the quality is a little better.

Up next, the 3D version with nothing but CGI in it.
Title: Re: KISS (The Original Lineup) - Discography
Post by: boyinblack80 on March 07, 2012, 05:00:02 pm
I would agree with the poster who said...it's a little pathetic that they didn't get up and just jam some other stuff...it's like...really...you are going to play a bunch of KISS tunes?

doesn't seem like much fun after playing them probably 600-800 times before and rehearsing them for basically 4 or 5 years straight.

I'd at least have done some covers

:)

Title: Re: KISS (The Original Lineup) - Discography
Post by: Chiprocks1 on March 07, 2012, 05:01:33 pm
Yeah, personally I would have gone with "Stanley The Parrot". (http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i266/Chiprocks1/Smilies/0%20All%20Smilies/headbanginggenesimmons.gif)
Title: Re: KISS (The Original Lineup) - Discography
Post by: boyinblack80 on March 07, 2012, 05:05:44 pm
well you know what I am saying...it is fully possible they played an hour and did 2 kiss songs and that's all that's ever been posted...so I won't jump to the conclusion they can't "jam" like that guy did.

man I swear KISS wears make up...and they get NO f*cking credit for being solid musicians and singers....funny how that aspect overrides anything else...."ah they wear make up...they suck at playing and are crap musicians"

really lame./


that player hating towards them does annoy me...they are as proficient as any mainstream rock band...and truth be told probably more consistent...in fact I am sure of it...based on a near 40 year stretch of kicking ass LIVE.
Title: Re: KISS (The Original Lineup) - Discography
Post by: Chiprocks1 on March 07, 2012, 05:09:54 pm
The story I heard, and I think it was from the DVD is that they only played a couple of songs. So if that is in fact true, then playing KISS songs made more sense because it was a scene never to play out again with them in Tux and no make-up. If I were in the audience I would have been bat-s h i t  crazy if they didn't play any KISS tunes.
Title: Re: KISS (The Original Lineup) - Discography
Post by: boyinblack80 on March 07, 2012, 05:12:59 pm
they could have covered Four Sticks...my good friend swears Peter Criss knows it

:)

hahahahaha ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: KISS (The Original Lineup) - Discography
Post by: Chiprocks1 on March 07, 2012, 05:14:10 pm
Sorry to burst your bubble, but that isn't Peter behind the kit. Look closer. It's John Bonham!!!!!(http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i266/Chiprocks1/Smilies/0%20All%20Smilies/HTL_wink.gif)
Title: Re: KISS (The Original Lineup) - Discography
Post by: boyinblack80 on March 07, 2012, 05:24:10 pm
hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahah

ok you win!

hahahahahahahaha
Title: Re: KISS (The Original Lineup) - Discography
Post by: Chiprocks1 on March 10, 2012, 10:44:13 am
KISS (Gene Simmons) 1978
(http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i266/Chiprocks1/Star%20Ratings/HTL_04halfstar.gif)

What the hell! So, I am in the middle of reading KISS: Behind The Mask, and I'm reading about Gene's solo album. They have each member of KISS rate all of their albums, and Gene gives his 1 Star out of 5. Paul give's Gene's solo effort 2 Stars. And Ace's gives it 3 Stars. Hey, they may be professionals and even played on the album, but Gene doesn't know diddly squat! I'm sticking with 4 1/2 Stars!!!!! Suck it!
Title: Re: KISS (The Original Lineup) - Discography
Post by: boyinblack80 on March 10, 2012, 02:54:00 pm
hahahaha Gene rated it that low.

well what you said the other day is true...and something the guy does NOT get proper credit for.

He doesn't cling to the past....he's a great song writer so he's always looking towards new ideas and even though he knows KISS fans want the old stuff...at least he isn't stuck in the past that way.

I'd give his album 4 stars (maybe even a touch higher)....I think it's really great.

Title: Re: KISS (The Original Lineup) - Discography
Post by: Chiprocks1 on March 11, 2012, 12:53:41 pm
KISS (Ace Frehley) 1978
(http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i266/Chiprocks1/Star%20Ratings/HTL_10star.gif)

Ugh. I seriously don't get why Paul and Gene still have to knock Ace down at any chance they get. I'm now reading about Ace's solo album and Paul rates it a 3 and Gene as well. Gene has gone on record in the press as well as earlier in the book saying Ace's album was the absolute best of all the members and yet Gene gives him a 3 star rating out of 5? Dude, own up to the fact that his album blows your album and everyone else's out of the water. Stop contradicting yourself and give the man his due. F u c k! (http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i266/Chiprocks1/Smilies/0%20All%20Smilies/HTL_mad.gif) (http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i266/Chiprocks1/Smilies/0%20All%20Smilies/banghead.gif)

I'm still 100% behind giving Ace's 10  f u c k i n g  stars, damn it!! It's THAT  f u c k i n g  good!!!
Title: Re: KISS (The Original Lineup) - Discography
Post by: boyinblack80 on March 11, 2012, 01:00:36 pm
I agree...he basically made a perfect album and not only that...his cover of New York Groove might be one of the most popular KISS songs behind Rock and Roll All Nite, and Beth.

you agree?

I personally love Rip It Out and Speeding Back to My Baby....but that's more songs I think are super cool.

Title: Re: KISS (The Original Lineup) - Discography
Post by: Chiprocks1 on March 11, 2012, 01:08:40 pm
New York Groove is TOTALLY up there with the best KISS songs ever. It's funny how you and I can debate the merits of them as players and musicians to the end of time, but how can we give credible proof that everyone that dismisses them is wrong when the band members continually tear down what Ace brought to the band and his own album? Gene and Paul want to be respected (even if they don't admit it anyone) by their peers and yet here they are, giving "Rock Journalist and Critics" proof to suggest otherwise. Ugh!!

It's  f u c k i n g  ridiculous and it  p i s s e s  me off.
Title: Re: KISS (The Original Lineup) - Discography
Post by: boyinblack80 on March 11, 2012, 03:39:24 pm
yeah it does suck.

I mean they are solid rock musicians, great road warriors up there with Metallica, Iron Maiden and all this bands who can tour forever and not die.

and I mean...they've written easly 50+ super memorable songs...maybe more....how many bands can claim that?
Title: Re: KISS (The Original Lineup) - Discography
Post by: Chiprocks1 on March 11, 2012, 03:56:19 pm
KISS (Peter Criss) 1978
(http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i266/Chiprocks1/Star%20Ratings/HTL_02star.gif)

Let me preface this by saying I absolutely love the sound of Peter's singing voice and he has cranked out some fantastic songs like Black Diamond, Hard Luck Woman, Baby Driver, Mainline and Beth just to name a few. I've worshipped the guy since discovering the band way back when and I enjoy listening to him talk in interviews. But he is clearly delusional to give his own album 5 Stars out of 5. Dude, not everything you do is a hit. Even Paul and Gene at least own up to the fact that they don't always put out quality songs. So to say that Peter's solo album is 5 Stars is not what I would call being objective here. Come on. But then again, he gives Paul, Gene and Ace 5 Stars as well. There's a line that's being stepped over and there is not clear perception of what he think his album is. It's kinda like lumping his record with theirs and that by association his album is just as good. It's not.

Ace gives Peter's album 3 Stars and both Paul and Gene give it 0 Stars. Ouch. I give it 1 Star for one of the songs...kinda and 1 Star for having the best looking cover. But 5 Stars? No way. I just think having such a HUGE hit with Beth has clouded his head a bit. I mean if I actually wrote and sang Beth myself, I'd probably react the same way.
Title: Re: KISS (The Original Lineup) - Discography
Post by: boyinblack80 on March 11, 2012, 07:15:18 pm
hhahahahaha

I love that Paul and Gene gave it 0 stars....that's so mean.

hahahaha

but rightfully so...it's not a very good record...and I will go so far as to say I don't think its a very good record for what in fact Peter might deem it worthy of.

I've listened to Jazz and Big Band....his record still blows.

I'll even listen to it tomorrow while working to confirm my opinion and I will go into it with a totally open mind...and as always I hope I actually DO like it.

we'll see.

I'd give Paul's record 4 out of 5...genes 4.5 out of 5...ace 5 out of 5/ and right now...Peter would barely get 1 star.

Title: Re: KISS (The Original Lineup) - Discography
Post by: Chiprocks1 on March 11, 2012, 09:28:55 pm
I will bet you a half full jar of quarters that I will be able to hear you screaming from over here while you are listening to Peter's solo album.
Title: Re: KISS (The Original Lineup) - Discography
Post by: boyinblack80 on March 11, 2012, 09:35:25 pm
hahahahahahahahaahahahahahaha

aaaaaahahhhhhhhhhhh

you are probably right.

it's really terrible.

I will still give it a try and go in with a totally open mind.

cross my fingers!
Title: Re: KISS (The Original Lineup) - Discography
Post by: Chiprocks1 on March 12, 2012, 01:28:00 pm
KISS (Dynasty) 1979
(http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i266/Chiprocks1/Star%20Ratings/HTL_04star.gif)

(http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i266/Chiprocks1/CD%20and%20Album%20Covers/KISS%20500%20By%20500%20Large%20Scans/1979Dynasty.jpg)

Okay, still reading about Dynasty in KISS: Behind The Mask and it's pretty eye opening to learn that the cover is compiled of two separate photo shoots and that Paul's in particular was culled from 3 different shoots to make up his image alone. I've always thought it was just the four of them in a room, one photo and done.

Also, Peter is response to Gene talking about "those that you think play instruments on KISS albums aren't really who you would think it is", is saying that Ace played a lot of of the bass parts. I knew he did some, but not as many as Peter is saying he did. Peter goes one step further in saying that when his book comes out he will name all the songs and who played what.

Um, Peter, can you kindly finish your book please? I've been waiting for 15 years. Getting sleepy. Can't stay awake much longer..........
Title: Re: KISS (The Original Lineup) - Discography
Post by: Chiprocks1 on March 12, 2012, 09:24:51 pm
KISS (Unmasked) 1980
(http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i266/Chiprocks1/Star%20Ratings/HTL_01star.gif)

Well, well, well. Paul and Gene finally agree with me on something. They both give Unmasked 1 Star. After reading that, I knew that Ace was going to give it a higher rating. 3 1/2 Stars to be exact. Hmmmm....it wouldn't have anything to do with him having 3 songs on the album would it? Ace does have the best songs on it for sure, but it's still the worst KISS album with the "original" members.
Title: Re: KISS (The Original Lineup) - Discography
Post by: Chiprocks1 on May 06, 2012, 05:35:30 pm
KISS on Access Hollywood (Feb 1999)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5tHfnQmTEew&feature=relmfu
Title: Re: KISS (The Original Lineup) - Discography
Post by: Chiprocks1 on May 07, 2012, 07:45:41 pm
KISS - Rock And Roll All Night (MTV VMA 1996)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8lVbe0inZ7Q

(http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i266/Chiprocks1/Smilies/0%20All%20Smilies/IWannaRockAndRollAllNite.gif)
Title: Re: KISS (The Original Lineup) - Discography
Post by: Chiprocks1 on August 11, 2012, 02:09:20 am
VH1 Classic Albums - KISS ALIVE!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eq5t0VnYi9w&feature=related
Title: Re: KISS (The Original Lineup) - Discography
Post by: Chiprocks1 on August 15, 2012, 05:16:57 pm
Peter Criss' Teardrop Makeup

(http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i266/Chiprocks1/Misc/KISS/PetersInfamousTearDropMakeup.jpg)


I've been meaning to post this pic for awhile, but I kept forgetting about it. I'm only now posting it because of a conversation with Boyinblack and how I was making a point that it's old news that Paul hates Peter and one of the key issues was Peter's botched contract negotiation when he was asking for a larger piece of the very lucrative pie. When Peter was turned down and would be let go once he had fullfilled his contractual obligation, that's when Peter started painting the 'infamous teardrop' to his Cat makeup in defiance to Paul and Gene. So, here's one of the pics. It's hard to really see in detail, even after I blew the image up. But you get the idea......

While on the subject of Peter, he has a new book coming out. Actually, this book has been delayed countless times that I'm surprised that it actually has a release date. Makeup to Breakup: My Life In and Out of Kiss (http://www.amazon.com/Makeup-Breakup-Life-Out-Kiss/dp/1451620829) is set to drop on October 23, 2012. I'm there!!
Title: Re: KISS (The Original Lineup) - Discography
Post by: Chiprocks1 on August 15, 2012, 05:39:30 pm
Peter Criss Destroys Drum Kit

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-qjF9b9HD54


And here's Peter destroying his Drum Kit on the last show of the Farewell Tour due to frustrations toward Paul and Gene. I'm glad I got to see 2 shows on the Farewell Tour. I knew this would be the last time I'd get to see the original band. I knew KISS (Gene and Paul) would be carrying onward without Peter and Ace in spite of Gene and Paul saying "...this is it, this is the last time you will ever see KISS". Liars!!

(http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i266/Chiprocks1/Smilies/0%20All%20Smilies/IWannaRockAndRollAllNite.gif)
Title: Re: KISS (The Original Lineup) - Discography
Post by: boyinblack80 on August 15, 2012, 08:05:17 pm
can't wait for this book!!

should be a great read.

Title: Re: KISS (The Original Lineup) - Discography
Post by: Chiprocks1 on November 29, 2012, 01:50:17 pm
KISS - Strutter

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IbiFkS4XwG8

So, this morning I was down at CVS and saw a couple of smoking hot chicks waiting in the cashier's line and as always, Strutter begins playing in my head as if on cue. Happens all the time. And with that....."I know a thing or two about her / I know she'll only make you cry / She'll let you walk the street beside her / But when she wants she'll pass you by................."
Title: Re: KISS (The Original Lineup) - Discography
Post by: boyinblack80 on November 29, 2012, 01:52:21 pm
to fully celebrate the moment....you should have banged them all

:)
Title: Re: KISS (The Original Lineup) - Discography
Post by: Chiprocks1 on November 29, 2012, 01:53:41 pm
No kidding.
Title: Re: KISS (The Original Lineup) - Discography
Post by: boyinblack80 on November 29, 2012, 01:58:29 pm
Nothin to Lose is all I am saying.

hahahaha

;)

think about the back door

hahahahaha

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aZl0JuimvFk
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on November 29, 2012, 02:01:32 pm
(http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i266/Chiprocks1/Smilies/0%20All%20Smilies/rimshot.gif)
Title: Re: KISS (The Original Lineup) - Discography
Post by: boyinblack80 on November 29, 2012, 02:25:33 pm
Peter is so angry

that's all I think of now when I see him

grumpy puss
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on November 29, 2012, 02:34:11 pm
That's weird. Whenever I think of Peter, I think of him sneaking into Eric Singers house at night, dressing up in his old costume and standing over a sleeping Eric who has no idea what could befall him if Peter should snap.
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Post by: boyinblack80 on November 29, 2012, 02:35:26 pm
hahahahahahaha

I'm "Catman"

;)

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Post by: Chiprocks1 on February 04, 2013, 02:29:50 pm
The KISS Army (VH1 Special)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mtUuk2--US8


I was pretty certain that I already posted this. Anyway, it's a entertaining look at some members of the KISS Army.
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Post by: boyinblack80 on February 04, 2013, 03:08:34 pm
yeah not sure I've seen this...saving it.....and I can always double check later!

thanks great upload.
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Post by: boyinblack80 on February 05, 2013, 04:30:56 pm
where is the Beth clip?

let me know (and rock and roll)

:)
Title: Re: KISS (The Original Lineup) - Discography
Post by: Chiprocks1 on February 05, 2013, 04:39:02 pm
It's in the KISS Live Thread, here (http://pennycan.createaforum.com/the-concert-venue/kiss-live/msg16493/#msg16493).
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on March 01, 2013, 06:17:50 pm
KISS Bicentennial (1976)

(http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i266/Chiprocks1/Misc/KISS/KISS76.jpg)

One of my all time favorite KISS Posters, one that adorned my Bedroom wall for years.
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Post by: boyinblack80 on September 06, 2013, 03:20:20 pm
Did Bruce Kulick ever have a chance to get back in the band....or was that never an option.

I always wonder if Tommy got the gig because Bruce was either high maintenance (not meaning personality per se)  But he might have cost more...and also because of his own success solo...they almost preferred having a slightly unknown player....I just think it's a shame they didn't pull him and Eric back in the band.

any theories on how it all went down.  I know Tommy worked for the band...but you'd almost think regardless of that Bruce would have been the first choice for the new Spaceman....unless Tommy just completely greased the wheels over the time period where Bruce was gone.

Thoughts?
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on September 06, 2013, 03:24:54 pm
Bruce was asked back, but he refused to wear the makeup and he said that he spent his entire career in KISS under Ace's shadow and legacy and it wouldn't be fair to Ace and himself to suddenly be wearing the costume and the personae of the Space Man that he had to live under for so long. Eric on the other hand didn't care. A paycheck is a paycheck. I hear that Eric and Bruce still hang out together from time to time as they are still very close since they forged a bond as being the "lesser two" back in the day.
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Post by: boyinblack80 on September 06, 2013, 03:38:29 pm
I wasn't sure if that was fact that he'd actually been asked back.

a little crazy to say no honestly...I do feel based on most interviews I've seen the last 2 years....he seems to regret it although he'll not say it outright.

Hey I just literally found that 3 CD set (HTH, DTK and the first record) I'd asked you about.  Was in the glass cabinet in my office and had gotten pushed back between some books.

curious if they sound better or worse than the remasters...or if they had been re-mastered themselves.  They seem to have come out in 2005...so they might be tinkered with.

Listened to a chunk of Psycho Circus today.....it's so doesn't sound like Ace playing!!! (or Peter) pretty laughable....even the bonus track Ace sings...doesn't sound like him playing guitar.

any idea what the exact line ups were for the tracks?

did Peter play on anything?

what songs did Ace really play on?
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on September 06, 2013, 03:50:57 pm
Into The Void is the ONLY song that Ace played guitar on as well as Lead Vocals. Peter played drums on it as I remember it and was the only song at that. Peter also sang Lead on a couple of other tracks. Ironically enough, Into The Void is the best and certainly my fave song from the album. I remember hearing a while back that Bruce actually played guitar on one track and bass on another, but I can't remember which songs they are. And yes, Tommy plays the majority of the Guitar parts on the album.
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Post by: boyinblack80 on September 06, 2013, 04:13:22 pm
sucks.

wrote a nice reply and a few other questions.....hit send and the site crashed to a white page

bleh...don't feel like typing it all again.

just saw this on youtube...different poster...wasn't sure I'd seen it (or saved it more importantly)

so I just popped it on....sounds pretty good

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9hyHaWiaO3Y
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on September 19, 2013, 03:08:12 pm
Interview: KISS talks about the rise from NY Streets to the Stages of the World (http://www.vh1.com/music/tuner/2013-09-19/interview-with-kiss-paul-stanley-and-gene-simmons/?xrs=VH1Email)

I hope there is a much longer version of that video interview. Looks like a clip from something much bigger. Now I just gotta see if my library has a copy of Nothin’ To Lose: The Making of Kiss.
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on September 19, 2013, 03:48:41 pm
Good interview, nothing new or anything we haven't heard before. But I'm just counting the days to when this proposed Documentary will finally see the light of day. I've heard about it for quite some time and having them talk about it does make me think that it could still come together.
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Post by: boyinblack80 on December 06, 2013, 05:57:51 pm
A$$HOLE review

(http://i1076.photobucket.com/albums/w449/blasterkid2011/aaaaa.jpg)

mine won't be as fancy as some of these in terms of imagery...although I will come back and edit this and try and add some eye candy;

so A$$HOLE...Gene's second solo effort (if I am not mistaken)

track 1
Sweet and Dirty Love I really like this song...im fact it's a GREAT rock/metal track.  A kick ass tune that grabs you by your suspenders and says WAKE UP....IT'S TIME TO ROCK! and the guitar playing, vocals, everything...all awesome....perfect start to a new solo album from Gene.

Track 2 Firestarter a Prodigy cover...is ok...it's not bad...maybe more pointless because I think the performance itself from Gene seems a tiny bit lack luster....if he would have dug in and really done some "vocal story telling" I think he could have really sold this as something special and extremely heavy and menacing.

track 3...weapons of mass destruction...very cool title...and to be honest although this leans towards a more generic style of metal I am not a huge fan of...the song is very good and the guitar solo is awesome.

track 4 will scare you at first...almost sounds like the last track on Stone Temple Pilots "the second album" ditty that ends the CD of I believe it's Tiny Music....but Waiting for the Morning Light is an ok song...I think about midway through the bridge is by far the best part...the verses kind of are boring...I like this kind of music, unfortunately it's just not a great song....so this maybe so far is the weakest track...and NOT because it's different and about as far removed from rock as you can get...it's just not a great song.

track 5...Beautiful; ok this starts of sounding like bad "world music" from the 80's/  it's not so much that it's very different than what you'd expect from Gene...it's just not a great song...it's Beatlesque but that is sort of an obvious thing to point out....Gene can do this kind of music and I think make it amazing...but this song and the arrangement is just not that good...I don't hate it...but I'd give it a 2 out of 5 pressed to give it a rating on it's own.

track 6
...a$$hole...did he listen to Avril Lavigne to write this song??  **** is a fun song...again kind of like an 80's Greg Kihn party jam or something....nothing really bad about a simple rock heavy chorus with some humor involved...would have been good in a teen movie or something.

track 7.
. "Now that you're gone"...ok this is a GREAT song that I think "waiting for the morning light" and "beautiful" try and be...this is a well crafted song...with some real mood and magic to it.  Kind of like an Oasis styled Beatle sounding track...I really like this one...IPOD worthy as a single for sure.  Gene you NAILED this one...Lenon would be proud/

track 8.
..whatever turns you on....kind of a weird mix of Sublime and Uncle Cracker...or like a Kid Rock track.....it's not bad....sort of ties in with the Assshole vibe...just a good party jam...I ain't mad at it  ;)

track 9
....DOG; is very Joe Walsh-ish.  Dog is almost like a futuristic version of something Walsh might have done...or even like Jimmy Buffet or Loggins and Mesina would have done in the late 70's...it's very sexy with a bit of an island-vibe to it...you might even say Robert Palmer-esque....a few ****tails and a moonlit beach would be the perfect accompanyment to this song...and a sexy lady!

track 10 Black Tongue....very cool track...almost a mash up of Rocky Mountain way (hey interesting because I just referrenced Joe Walsh above) but it's a cross between Rocky Mountain Way and Black Velvet....some really awesome George Harrison styling on guitar in the beginning morphing into heavily imspired Hendrix playing for the outro (and even a quick audio snippet of Jimi and Frank Zappa)

track 11
Carnival of Souls: ....this almost sounds like the KILLERS at first....then it goes into a nice Hendrix Crosstown Traffic vibe.....really cool song...Honestly Gene was onto something with this combo of influences...it's a shame sometimes he doesn't focus only on music...the guy has got some major skills. again
great solo on this track...I have NO idea who's playing but it's cool...this one had a tiny bit of a Steve Vai vibe to it.

track 12
...."if I had a gun"....just kind of there...not a fan of the song itself....was just kind of a throw away track with maybe slightly relevant lyrics at the time because of the Columbine shooting...but again I will go right back directly at the song itself....it just wasn't that good.  If they dug a little deeper and did something Zeppelin style from say Zeppelin III or Physical Graffiti...it might have been cool and any lyrics would have been compelling...it probably took longer to write this paragraph than the song itself  :)

Track 13
final track 1,000 dreams...I like it...kind of a country slide guitar thing meets a psychedelic "island" jam...a lullaby in a way...but it's a full track...not a 60 second sort of "final thought" a very nice song honestly.

Gene you were so close with this record...a little more effort and you would have had something to really be proud of...in this state....I'd give this record a C+ there's a ton of potential but missed the mark about 40% of the time..maybe a little more.  I don't think this is just a "completest" record though...meaning it's so awful only someone with OCD should get it...there's some good music on here...especially if you are a fan of lots of different styles of music.
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on December 06, 2013, 06:31:02 pm
Great review dude. I have the CD, but I have only listened to it maybe 3 times at most. But there are a couple of songs that I still go back and listen to every once and awhile. Dog for me is by far the best track based on the clever lyrics. Okay, maybe not that clever since that's more or less how he talks to chicks anyway. But I love the groove on the song itself and it's one that ends up getting played on an endless loop. The other song that I always go to is the one you're not fond of and that's Waiting For The Morning Light. I love the melody. It gets stuck in my head for days on after the fact. Another reason why I dig the song as much as I do is that it's way out of Gene's comfort zone. Can you think of any other song that he has recorded that sounds like that in both style and sound? There isn't one. I like the back story to the song as well as this was co-written with Bob Dylan. Who would have guessed he was a member of the KISS Army?

I had a review for this on another forum and I remember it giving it something like 2 out of 5 stars. There were just way too many misses here and of course the album as a whole doesn't flow for obvious reasons because he just went into the Studio with the intention of recording whatever song he had written over the years. So, it makes sense that the album from start to finish would be something akin to dropping acid and not having a clue as to what is going on.
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on December 06, 2013, 06:39:26 pm
One other thing, and you know how much I love Gene's KISS Solo Album, but A$$hole kind of pinpoints that Gene may have something that "looks good on paper" but ultimately fails due to "laziness" or spreading oneself thin with so many other projects going on. There really was no need for this solo album, so there was no drive to make it any better than the end result. But with his KISS Solo venture, there was a lot to prove and the results show and it makes me appreciate it even more now than I did before, especially with A$$hole out there for consumption.
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Post by: boyinblack80 on December 06, 2013, 06:48:07 pm
I totally agree...he's got some great influences that don't fit under the KISS veil...and I am totally fine with that...in fact I like a ton of different music so him doing some old school 40's romance island jam...or some 60's Beatles style thing I like....something 100% NON KISS....hey that is fine with me/

But yeah I just think a few of the songs...he should have been more critical of...considering most were probably collaborations or songs given to him or bought....he should have been more choosy....the genre and style hoping don't bother me...just a bad or average song...is still that no matter how you slice it.

and I mean an easy song to criticize would be Firestarter....it's just not a great performance from him....if he would have really worked that track out and like....beefed it up...made it down and dirty like who knows a Ministry track, or what is that German band.....Rammstein....man he could have maybe trumped the original version...you never know.

but yeah laziness or a lack of really needing or wanting to do something great diluted and ultimately...made this a bit of a misfire.
Title: Re: KISS (The Original Lineup) - Discography
Post by: Chiprocks1 on December 06, 2013, 06:58:18 pm
I think the biggest fail on the album is in fact Firestarter. I'm a huge fan of Prodigy, so I was very curious to see what he could do with the track. Really not sure what he was trying to do with the remake on his end. It was like he was kind of "projecting the Gene Simmons mythos" with the song as some sort of carry over from KISS-land into.......into something. I just don't know what that is. More about "image" than the actual music....even with a song like Firestarter. He probably had the idea for the video long before he even got around to recording the song itself and just tailor-made it to the visuals.
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on December 06, 2013, 07:00:49 pm
Gene Simmons - Firestarter

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ej4hdUuYqr8
Title: Re: KISS (The Original Lineup) - Discography
Post by: boyinblack80 on December 06, 2013, 07:01:33 pm
I love the fact we can talk about KISS and it never gets old....even their missteps are interesting

what is it about this band???

can you break it down?

Title: Re: KISS (The Original Lineup) - Discography
Post by: Chiprocks1 on December 06, 2013, 07:02:53 pm
KISS is original, but far from perfect. If everything was perfect, there would be no need to talk about them. Perfect is boring....but f*ck ups are awesome.
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on December 06, 2013, 07:06:20 pm
.....and 40 years later, they are still larger than life and that goes for everyone that has been in the band. I find myself still fascinated in what Bruce Kulick is doing as much as I do with Peter and Ace. Even Vinnie's Howard-Hughes-disappearing-act-dog-killing-wife-beating story is meant to one day be a major motion picture. Can you say the same about any other band? Of course not.
Title: Re: KISS (The Original Lineup) - Discography
Post by: boyinblack80 on December 06, 2013, 07:08:42 pm
Ringo once had bad clams...and got clammy

he wrote a song about it called..."clammy clammy handy hands"

Title: Re: KISS (The Original Lineup) - Discography
Post by: Chiprocks1 on December 06, 2013, 07:13:41 pm
Ringo ftw!
Title: Re: KISS (The Original Lineup) - Discography
Post by: boyinblack80 on December 06, 2013, 07:14:22 pm
he's the handsome Beatle now!
Title: Re: KISS (The Original Lineup) - Discography
Post by: Chiprocks1 on February 09, 2014, 08:20:17 am
KISS (Tin Foil)

(http://i.imgur.com/ek0S79w.jpg)

I LOVE this photoshoot. This isn't the classic (famous) image that we all grew up on, but it's from the same shoot (an outtake). I wish I knew what the official "name" is for this shoot so that I could google and grab all the takes from it. I had the original as a Wall Poster when I was a kid.
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Post by: boyinblack80 on February 09, 2014, 11:26:33 am
I always liked these and the standing on those cube photos a lot!

Title: Re: KISS (The Original Lineup) - Discography
Post by: Chiprocks1 on February 09, 2014, 11:28:30 am
I wish there was an official name attached to both shoots because I would actually buy them as posters on ebay. But searching through 3,000 + plus listings to find them is not gonna happen.
Title: Re: KISS (The Original Lineup) - Discography
Post by: boyinblack80 on February 09, 2014, 11:31:25 am
I can't remember the photographers name...but it is the same guy who did both shoots.  I am 100% sure of that

ok I gotta get back to work...we'l talk later today around 3 PM or so.

might spin a 1996 reunion show today

:)
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on February 09, 2014, 11:45:25 am
KISS Love Gun Cubes

(http://i.imgur.com/cvMf3pU.jpg)


I guess it's called "Love Gun Cubes". I found two posters. One that sells for $19.99 is clearly a new poster and not an original print from the 70's. But it is of the classic image as seen above. The other auction I found was an 'alternate' of the above image. Not the classic formation, with a asking price of 90 bucks. Quality doesn't scream out horrible, but certainly not something I'd pay that kind of money for, especially since it's not of the classic formation image either.

Title: Re: KISS (The Original Lineup) - Discography
Post by: boyinblack80 on February 09, 2014, 12:15:21 pm
one thing I realized searching around with all the KISS collectibles...is there's a ton of bootleg merch...so you are better off buying it from a hard core collector than ever getting it off e bay

or asking on the forums or directly to one of those collectors to get the key marking you'd need to look for.


kind of glad I am not looking for more than magazines...the other stuff gets way more sketchy.
Title: Re: KISS (The Original Lineup) - Discography
Post by: boyinblack80 on February 19, 2014, 04:36:11 pm
Paul's book cover:

(http://i1076.photobucket.com/albums/w449/blasterkid2011/pennycan/paulcovsml.jpg)

looks like it has an overlay...pretty cool idea and makes the make up photo much more tolerable.
:)



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Post by: Chiprocks1 on February 19, 2014, 04:53:35 pm
Very cool. I actually looked into the Library system last night to check and see if they had a copy. Sadly they don't. They STILL don't have Peter's book either. What the f*ck PB Library! You're contributing to illiteracy!!! Give me my f*cking books already!!!
Title: Re: KISS (The Original Lineup) - Discography
Post by: boyinblack80 on February 20, 2014, 10:39:15 am
just letting you know....2 e mails that I sent to you this morning were returned with "critical failures" from yahoo.

here's the exact message:

"Hi. This is the qmail-send program at yahoo.com.
I'm afraid I wasn't able to deliver your message to the following addresses.
This is a permanent error; I've given up. Sorry it didn't work out."

along with a huge stream of html and code text I wouldn't bother posting.

you need to check your e mail account man.

you've got some major issues going on

Title: Re: KISS (The Original Lineup) - Discography
Post by: boyinblack80 on February 20, 2014, 01:16:56 pm
did you get my replies?

let me know

and also just to keep this thread on topic.

KISS ROCKS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

(http://i1076.photobucket.com/albums/w449/blasterkid2011/pennycan/T2eC16dzQE9s3st-vBROnG7iPw60_57.jpg)
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on February 20, 2014, 01:39:29 pm
That's a bloody good time!
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Post by: boyinblack80 on February 20, 2014, 02:15:54 pm
it was small in a folder when I grabbed it...to be honest seeing it big here...I was like WHOA that is a LOT of very RED blood!@

damn man it is pretty gruesome...doesn't help with the great white shark eyes rolled back thing!!

lets do one more for fun!

bring on the blood!!!!

old school

(http://i1076.photobucket.com/albums/w449/blasterkid2011/pennycan/1974-04-27PassaicNJ6.jpg)
Title: Re: KISS (The Original Lineup) - Discography
Post by: Chiprocks1 on February 20, 2014, 02:35:56 pm
Ever since Elementary School, I have tried to roll my eyes back like Gene. Can't do it. And yet I still try....knowing what the end results will be.
Title: Re: KISS (The Original Lineup) - Discography
Post by: boyinblack80 on February 20, 2014, 03:01:17 pm
hahahaha

so did you get any of the other replies e mails I sent?

I wrote you back about 45 minutes ago.....let me know

I'll bump another right now.
Title: Re: KISS (The Original Lineup) - Discography
Post by: Chiprocks1 on February 23, 2014, 09:32:56 pm
KISS in New York

(http://i.imgur.com/XMlb9yP.jpg)

This is what I choose to remember about them.
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on February 23, 2014, 09:39:56 pm
KISS (First Image)

(http://i.imgur.com/e7VEqMk.jpg)

Holy sh*t!! I FINALLY found it! THIS was the very first image of KISS that I saw in a magazine, which I of course promptly cut out of said magazine. It was the first image that started off my personal KISS Clippings Book. I've been searching for this image for yeeeeeeeeeeeeears. Now I can rest easy. Wheeeeeeee!!!
Title: Re: KISS (The Original Lineup) - Discography
Post by: boyinblack80 on February 24, 2014, 11:22:37 am
the internet rocks!
Title: Re: KISS (The Original Lineup) - Discography
Post by: Chiprocks1 on March 05, 2014, 03:55:37 pm
KISS - Setting Up The Reunion Tour Stage & Interviews - 1996

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jl05gX42TU0



This is f*cking awesome. I have no clue how I've never seen this particular video before. I would have figure that I would have accidentally stumbled upon it by now, which is in fact how I came to find it today. Because of the words in the title, it really doesn't lend itself to getting hits if using the common words like KISS, Full, Concert, etc.... I was just going deeper and deeper in the rabbit hole, seeing what I could find and after about 10 minutes, this popped up.

As for the actual video (45 minutes long), it's damn good. It starts off with behind the scenes stuff of the Stage Show. But it's the interview that I really liked. You have Ace, Peter, Gene and Paul, all in good spirits getting along and having fun and joking around. There was and is sincerity in their words and actions here. What a long time ago that was. With the whole RARHOF debacle and the daily insults flying from each person directed at each other these days, it just makes this video all the more priceless to see. Better times indeed.

There's a definite 'holy sh*t' moment that comes directly after the interview ends. When the band is being ushered into the tent, keep an eye out for some little "kid" at the tail end of the posse. Seeing Tommy Thayer, closed crop haircut, looking like some surfer dude wearing a walkie talkie headset is just.....bizarre. You can totally get what's going through his head when he's staring at Ace. "That's gonna be MY gig one day! I just need to serve a few more cups of coffee and my dream will come true!". Check it the entire clip. It's awesome.
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Post by: boyinblack80 on March 07, 2014, 02:23:14 pm
yeah I for sure have this....I have seen it a couple times...not sure it was the same person.

I'll download it anyway...might be better quality or longer...you never can be too safe!
Title: Re: KISS (The Original Lineup) - Discography
Post by: Chiprocks1 on March 07, 2014, 02:25:35 pm
You still going to Paul's book signing or what?
Title: Re: KISS (The Original Lineup) - Discography
Post by: boyinblack80 on March 07, 2014, 02:40:39 pm
it's tough with going to LA that night.  I am really not sure.

I'd be juggling my wife and kid...them needing dinner, wanting to pack, we'd have the car all full of ****...it starts at 7...so I'd need to be there at around 3 PM to really get in line

it's a pretty f*** situation for me to try and work through.

It amazes me I do NOTHING fun in my life ever just for me...and then one night something cool pops up I'd like to actually attend..everything is in my way of actually going.

so I am not sure...it doesn't look good.  I was thinking of asking the book store if they'd get my copy signed for me...because I can't attend and have to go out of town that night

I might be able to pull the sympathy card...but that's not the "prize" the prize was to see Paul in person...so it f*cking blows I have to deal with LA and my family that day
Title: Re: KISS (The Original Lineup) - Discography
Post by: boyinblack80 on March 12, 2014, 07:33:38 pm
Is Paul Stanley losing his cool?

what is going on.

http://music.yahoo.com/news/kiss-paul-stanley-likens-other-rockers-memoirs-toilet-175524165-rolling-stone.html
Title: Re: KISS (The Original Lineup) - Discography
Post by: Chiprocks1 on March 12, 2014, 07:38:21 pm
I would say that he is. It's kind of ironic that Gene has been the more "civil" in all of this. Really not sure what's going on with Paul. He might be dealing with the fall out of RARHOF and NOT getting what HE thinks he is entitled to. I'm always going to be a huge fan of him and the band, but watching (reading) him go off the rails the past couple of months is really starting become a bit too much. He is bashing everyone lately, even Gene, who I would think you'd want him on your side through all of this since no one else is stepping up to have Paul's back.
Title: Re: KISS (The Original Lineup) - Discography
Post by: Chiprocks1 on March 12, 2014, 07:40:25 pm
FYI, I've been looking to get me Destroyer: Resurrected on vinyl. Yes, I've held out long enough. I know I can get it for $25 from Amazon, but I'm gonna see if a better deal pops up on eBay in the next couple of weeks.
Title: Re: KISS (The Original Lineup) - Discography
Post by: boyinblack80 on March 12, 2014, 07:58:20 pm
do it.

yeah I don't get Paul...he's made it to the top...and yeah you know.....the old career is winding down....but I am not sure why he has to go about pulling other people down.....and like arguing with fans on twitter...or saying the **** he does...I wonder what Gene's REAL take is on all this.

I am sure it boils down to Paul's voice is going...and there's nothing he can do to stop it...that will be the career ender...and all the sit ups and diet....wigs, and make up...aren't going to slow it down.

will be interesting to see where this all falls in 3-5 years...
but for now 2014 is going to be a bumpy ride...so fasten your seatbelts!
Title: Re: KISS (The Original Lineup) - Discography
Post by: Chiprocks1 on March 12, 2014, 08:01:02 pm
I don't see why KISS doesn't at least just take a breather for 6 months or so. It won't cure Paul's voice 100%, but it would do some good and then come back revitalized and hungry and go out guns blazing.
Title: Re: KISS (The Original Lineup) - Discography
Post by: boyinblack80 on March 12, 2014, 08:03:15 pm
fast track for cash.

look people will always say KISS is a money grubbing machine...but this is not the time or year they can take a break...the pressure is on...you only hit 40 1 time...you only get inducted into the Hall one time..


Paul is busy and stressing...which only makes vocal issues worse...tension not only will constrict your voice...it can cause MORE damage to sing when tight like that

he's pretty screwed at the moment.

how many shows are they doing for this upcoming tour?
Title: Re: KISS (The Original Lineup) - Discography
Post by: Chiprocks1 on March 12, 2014, 08:07:55 pm
I would rather do half a years worth of shows during The 40th Ann. Tour and sound great as oppose to a full year of shows and sound like sh*t.
Title: Re: KISS (The Original Lineup) - Discography
Post by: boyinblack80 on March 12, 2014, 08:12:49 pm
I didn't get the impression that they are doing some 100-150 shows...I could be wrong.

I didn't check the dates of the tour...but I think they are starting to come out and might be online.  (my guess is it's maybe 50-75 shows tops)

I wish Paul well...I'd love to see him "live to win" but I get the feeling that mantra is a little buried and now it.."f*ck you...I am going to take everyone down with me"

catchy title for the follow up

:)

it's an expensive production to take out...they can't have many "off days" for Paul to rest his voice......there's NO money coming in for the 100+ people they employee on "off days"...so they are going to have to play at least 4 nights a week/

it's ain't easy being the Starchild.
Title: Re: KISS (The Original Lineup) - Discography
Post by: Chiprocks1 on March 12, 2014, 08:18:49 pm
You gonna go see them if they have a stop in San Diego, Sh*tty voice and all?
Title: Re: KISS (The Original Lineup) - Discography
Post by: boyinblack80 on March 12, 2014, 08:22:06 pm
depends on Paul and what goes on here in the next month....yeah I'd like to...I'd prefer a Sports Arena show to the place down in Chula Vista...I ****ing hate that venue.

seriously...hate it

I am also not a fan of the far off Indian **** gigs these bands do......driving 50 minutes to an Indian **** is not really where I envision a great KISS show...I feel like I am see a lounge act.

we will see Chip...we will see.

dude seriously...this site blocks the word C@sino???

Title: Re: KISS (The Original Lineup) - Discography
Post by: Chiprocks1 on March 12, 2014, 08:32:16 pm
As I remember it, the KISS / Aerosmith show was the first (and possibly only) show they've done in San Diego that wasn't at the Sports Arena.
I doubt I would go and see them with the lineup they have right now. Now if you were to tell me that a HUGE BOMB dropped and Ace and Peter were back in the band, I would go see them no matter what venue they played at. The only way I would see the current line up live is if they removed the make up and did something in the vein of Revenge.

The guy that created the Forum Software purposely blocks lame words like that so that he can charge a fee to remove the censor option all together.
Title: Re: KISS (The Original Lineup) - Discography
Post by: boyinblack80 on March 12, 2014, 08:33:35 pm
casino**** poop cum **** butt.

which will make it through??

;)

original KISS,,,,,,would be interesting....we'll see.
Title: Re: KISS (The Original Lineup) - Discography
Post by: boyinblack80 on March 12, 2014, 08:34:10 pm
good to know.

BUTT!
Title: Re: KISS (The Original Lineup) - Discography
Post by: Chiprocks1 on March 12, 2014, 08:45:57 pm
I'm still convinced that an All-Original with Bruce, Eric and Tommy will happen. Without makeup that is. That would generate a boatload of money given the unique lineup and a once-in-a-lifetime tour. There would be no way in hell I'd miss that. Yes, if if happened, it would be a limited tour, but with Eric most likely taking on the bulk of the drumming duties, it would benefit Peter and he could go longer on tour.
Title: Re: KISS (The Original Lineup) - Discography
Post by: Chiprocks1 on March 12, 2014, 09:08:34 pm
Don't forget that Gene Simmons is guest starring on CSI tonight. Whoooooooo are you? Who, who? Who, who?
Title: Re: KISS (The Original Lineup) - Discography
Post by: boyinblack80 on March 12, 2014, 09:53:27 pm
oh sh*t it's TONIGHT?


yikes....I probably already missed it then.

oh well.
Title: Re: KISS (The Original Lineup) - Discography
Post by: Chiprocks1 on March 12, 2014, 09:54:16 pm
It's on in 5 minutes on CBS.
Title: Re: KISS (The Original Lineup) - Discography
Post by: boyinblack80 on March 12, 2014, 10:11:42 pm
telling the wife to DVR it./

I hear he kills Paul and replaces him with a 30 year old singer who's still got a killer voice

;)
Title: Re: KISS (The Original Lineup) - Discography
Post by: Chiprocks1 on March 13, 2014, 07:39:21 am
Decent episode. Gene Simmons may not be the best actor out there, but he was by far the most interesting personality in this episode. When they say he is playing himself, he really is. He's doing the prototypical shtick he does and does so well. Not sure what I thought was his best line though. Was it "If you think I'm a KILLER, you can KISS my ass!". Or was it when he name dropped "Creatures of the Night"?
Title: Re: KISS (The Original Lineup) - Discography
Post by: boyinblack80 on March 13, 2014, 03:11:34 pm
did he really say both of those things??  That's funny!
Title: Re: KISS (The Original Lineup) - Discography
Post by: Chiprocks1 on March 13, 2014, 03:34:38 pm
did he really say both of those things??  That's funny!

Yup. Check it out. I'm sure that mos KISS fans immediately got the COTN name drop. But with the other two, maybe not. KILLERS and KISS MY ASS, both albums as well. Gene will say anything to get his merch out there.
Title: Re: KISS (The Original Lineup) - Discography
Post by: boyinblack80 on March 14, 2014, 07:03:09 am
Thought my wife was going to DVR  it for me.  She did not.  I can check "on demand" and hope they add it up there. .its just called CSI? not some weird hybrid name like CSI MIAMI...etc?
Title: Re: KISS (The Original Lineup) - Discography
Post by: Chiprocks1 on March 14, 2014, 07:46:15 am
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation

I already checked, they have it On Demand now.
Title: Re: KISS (The Original Lineup) - Discography
Post by: Chiprocks1 on March 14, 2014, 11:01:38 am
Men In Kiss Masks Vandalize Cars At Saddle Brook Auto Body Shop

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tWkfRMpbw1A#t=32

I knew Paul was p*ssed at everyone, but this is ridiculous!!

 ;D
Title: Re: KISS (The Original Lineup) - Discography
Post by: boyinblack80 on March 14, 2014, 01:08:14 pm
hahahah

Paul is so angry...now he's gone to robbing and vandalism.

I knew the 40th would be special!!!
Title: Re: KISS (The Original Lineup) - Discography
Post by: Chiprocks1 on March 25, 2014, 10:52:33 am
Rolling Stone Cover April 2014

(http://i.imgur.com/IUfEN0m.jpg)

Woke up this morning and saw this! Never in a million years did I think I'd ever see KISS gracing the cover of Rolling Stone Magazine. It's actually been something that both Gene and Paul were "proud of" as they don't play for the critics, but play for the fans. Gotta pick me up a copy today if it's on the shelf.
Title: Re: KISS (The Original Lineup) - Discography
Post by: Chiprocks1 on March 25, 2014, 10:54:10 am
KISS Lands the Cover of ‘Rolling Stone’ For the First Time Ever (http://news.radio.com/2014/03/25/kiss-cover-of-rolling-stone-cover-first-time-ever/)
Title: Re: KISS (The Original Lineup) - Discography
Post by: boyinblack80 on March 25, 2014, 11:22:15 am
I'd shake my dick at that!
Title: Re: KISS (The Original Lineup) - Discography
Post by: boyinblack80 on March 25, 2014, 12:55:50 pm
I checked at VONS today...didn't seem to be on the stands yet....but I'll keep you posted on my end if I do see it.

Hoping they do a lot of FULL spotlight magazines this year for the band....it seems like a no brainer.
Title: Re: KISS (The Original Lineup) - Discography
Post by: Chiprocks1 on March 25, 2014, 01:02:43 pm
Was just at CVS and nothing there as well.
Title: Re: KISS (The Original Lineup) - Discography
Post by: boyinblack80 on March 25, 2014, 01:05:30 pm
it's all good.  the Nirvana one has sat on the stands for weeks and weeks...so this won't sell out in 2 seconds or anything

Title: Re: KISS (The Original Lineup) - Discography
Post by: Chiprocks1 on March 25, 2014, 01:08:29 pm
Not worried about it selling it. Just want it now to read, bag, store and then sell for less than cover price 20 years from now.  ;D
Title: Re: KISS (The Original Lineup) - Discography
Post by: Chiprocks1 on March 25, 2014, 01:41:10 pm
Gene Simmons says Ace Frehley and Peter Criss “no longer deserve to wear the paint” (http://ultimateclassicrock.com/kiss-hall-of-fame-feud/?trackback=tsmclip)

This is getting nuts! So, it seems that Ace will be suing Simmons in an effort to regain ownership of the "Spaceman" personae and makeup. Never a dull moment. I would LOVE to see Ace actually awarded the makeup because it would force Tommy to take on the personae of "The Barista" from parts unknown. Okay, his character is from Columbia. Deal with it!
 ;D
Title: Re: KISS (The Original Lineup) - Discography
Post by: boyinblack80 on March 25, 2014, 01:53:00 pm
how many are you going to grab?

it's probably like a $12 mag.

hey that rhymed!

still waiting for Meredith to send some new tracks.....it's got to be any day now...I'll keep you posted.
Title: Re: KISS (The Original Lineup) - Discography
Post by: boyinblack80 on March 25, 2014, 01:53:53 pm
The BARISTA WOULD BE AWESOME!!
Title: Re: KISS (The Original Lineup) - Discography
Post by: Chiprocks1 on March 25, 2014, 01:57:45 pm
Just one copy for me is enough. I think cover price for most mags these days is around 8 bucks.
Title: Re: KISS (The Original Lineup) - Discography
Post by: boyinblack80 on March 25, 2014, 02:07:34 pm
(http://i1076.photobucket.com/albums/w449/blasterkid2011/KISS%20FAQ/Starbucks_barista_tommy.jpg)

here we go

hot off the presses

;)
Title: Re: KISS (The Original Lineup) - Discography
Post by: Chiprocks1 on March 25, 2014, 02:29:06 pm
Dude, how'd did you get a picture of the Barista without makeup on? This is worth a lot of money!!! Well, worth a cup of joe at least.
Title: Re: KISS (The Original Lineup) - Discography
Post by: boyinblack80 on March 25, 2014, 02:34:03 pm
I want to do one with spaghetti too...he was famous for that according to Peter who threw it at him on more than one occasion backstage!~
Title: Re: KISS (The Original Lineup) - Discography
Post by: Chiprocks1 on March 26, 2014, 01:01:12 pm
I went to CVS this morning. Still no new copies of Rolling Stone. I want the regular edition, but they better do a Commemorative Edition like they did for Nirvana or I'm gonna be p*ssed. Yes, the likelihood they would do that is non-existent. But I can dream damn it! RS seems to put out these Special Editions for The Beatles each and every month.
Title: Re: KISS (The Original Lineup) - Discography
Post by: boyinblack80 on March 26, 2014, 01:03:05 pm
well it doesn't have to be Rolling Stone.  I didn't even buy the Rolling Stone Nirvana...it sucked.  I got the LIFE magazine one which was 1000000 times better.

KISS will get some "solo" mags this year.  I 100% believe that will go down.

now bring on this issue....dang it!!
Title: Re: KISS (The Original Lineup) - Discography
Post by: Chiprocks1 on March 26, 2014, 01:05:31 pm
I think I'm gonna horde all the magazines with KISS on it. Sucks to be you since I will be down there at 6am when they put them out and grab them all.  ;D

And that goes for each and every other store in town and don't even think of buying online. I will beat you to those as well.
Title: Re: KISS (The Original Lineup) - Discography
Post by: boyinblack80 on March 26, 2014, 01:14:22 pm
I can't really invest in magazines...well at least not Rolling Stone and some 5-10 page article.

I will buy multiples if they get a full issue of anything.

I didn't even buy that Classic Rock magazine they did the thing on them in...18 pages.

f*ck that.  I saw the Zeppelin one...and it was a piece of poop

:)
Title: Re: KISS (The Original Lineup) - Discography
Post by: boyinblack80 on March 26, 2014, 01:15:34 pm
this thing

http://media.classicrockmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/Exploded-View-medium.jpg
Title: Re: KISS (The Original Lineup) - Discography
Post by: boyinblack80 on March 26, 2014, 01:17:02 pm
they make it look fancy and try and get you to buy the box set.

the fact is..it's their regular magazine with an 18 page KISS article...and the box and all that other sh*t is just garbage..

pass/
Title: Re: KISS (The Original Lineup) - Discography
Post by: Chiprocks1 on March 26, 2014, 01:22:26 pm
this thing

http://media.classicrockmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/Exploded-View-medium.jpg

If Ace and Peter were on their respective covers, I so would have bought that.
Title: Re: KISS (The Original Lineup) - Discography
Post by: Chiprocks1 on March 26, 2014, 01:24:21 pm
they make it look fancy and try and get you to buy the box set.

the fact is..it's their regular magazine with an 18 page KISS article...and the box and all that other sh*t is just garbage..

pass/

Well that sucks.

I'll see if I can find a cheapie on eBay and just use the box to 'house' my other KISS magazines like KISS Meets the Phantom of the Park! I adapt!!
Title: Re: KISS (The Original Lineup) - Discography
Post by: boyinblack80 on March 26, 2014, 01:58:05 pm
If Ace and Peter were on their respective covers, I so would have bought that.

well that too!!!!!
Title: Re: KISS (The Original Lineup) - Discography
Post by: Chiprocks1 on March 26, 2014, 02:31:14 pm
FYI, scored me a First Print of Sealed With A KISS this morning. It has already shipped. Suppose to arrive on Monday.
Title: Re: KISS (The Original Lineup) - Discography
Post by: boyinblack80 on March 26, 2014, 03:23:41 pm
nice have fun with it!

I've heard it's great!
Title: Re: KISS (The Original Lineup) - Discography
Post by: boyinblack80 on March 26, 2014, 06:27:04 pm
hit 7/11 and VONS.

no new Rolling Stone yet...it's still skrillerex

what sucks is...they released a BOB MARLEY tribute issue today also (which IS at VONS) pulling the Nirvana one....but like what the f*ck??

DO KISS

Bob is amazing for those into that....but lets look at the facts it's KISS 40th.

put out 4 covers of the originals with a FULL tribute magazine to all eras....ASSES IN SEATS!

Title: Re: KISS (The Original Lineup) - Discography
Post by: Chiprocks1 on March 26, 2014, 06:40:37 pm
Hey, what do you expect? KISS has been ignored by VONS for 40 years. Did you think it would suddenly change? Ack!
Title: Re: KISS (The Original Lineup) - Discography
Post by: boyinblack80 on March 26, 2014, 07:00:01 pm
I am in 1977 mode...all f*ckin bets are off.

KISS baby.

PB.

I am only going around this earth one time


gonna live my life the way I want

bald and fat....drawin comics

whoa....yeah

;)
Title: Re: KISS (The Original Lineup) - Discography
Post by: boyinblack80 on March 26, 2014, 07:05:10 pm
sorry I forgot an

ACK!

it's fun though.  I ended up going to the 7/11 on Loring and Cass..because I didn't want to deal with traffic at the one by our house....but what's amazing is I got these at that exact 7/11 and it wasn't intentional at all going there...but it would have been a cool thing if it was there.

I believe I got this

(http://www.gamlem.net/gallery4/kiss_grooves3.jpg)

and then probably this one

(http://s.ecrater.com/stores/140813/4f8a36414f95b_140813n.jpg)
Title: Re: KISS (The Original Lineup) - Discography
Post by: Chiprocks1 on March 26, 2014, 07:19:20 pm
Try not to get the pages stuck together before I get a chance to look through those again.
Title: Re: KISS (The Original Lineup) - Discography
Post by: Chiprocks1 on March 26, 2014, 07:22:55 pm
Ya know, ever since I heard yesterday about Ace on the verge of suing Gene over the rights to his makeup, I've been in a SUPER KISS mode. It's likely not going to go his way, but I'm just pumped that Ace is at least fighting back and not sitting there and taking the abuse.
Title: Re: KISS (The Original Lineup) - Discography
Post by: boyinblack80 on March 26, 2014, 07:34:11 pm
they are crazy......I think it's interesting and fun....Paul and Gene talk so much smack....I like that Ace is firing back

:)
Title: Re: KISS (The Original Lineup) - Discography
Post by: boyinblack80 on March 26, 2014, 07:34:50 pm
and I'll be damned more sh*t the rhymes.

I am on fire...wire...liar

;)
Title: Re: KISS (The Original Lineup) - Discography
Post by: Chiprocks1 on March 26, 2014, 07:51:05 pm
Ack!!
Title: Re: KISS (The Original Lineup) - Discography
Post by: boyinblack80 on March 26, 2014, 08:41:46 pm
yahoo

http://music.yahoo.com/news/kiss-tell-comparing-original-band-members-memoirs-132551322-rolling-stone.html

this is your stomping ground....dropped e mails and all


:)
Title: Re: KISS (The Original Lineup) - Discography
Post by: Chiprocks1 on March 26, 2014, 08:44:44 pm
Bill Aucoin designed the KISS Logo, came up with the makeup design and wrote EVERY f*cking KISS song as well. He also played all the drum parts on Dynasty. Just sayin'.  ;D
Title: Re: KISS (The Original Lineup) - Discography
Post by: boyinblack80 on March 26, 2014, 08:47:10 pm
Paul refined everything so....so it's all his...and HIS alone!!

:)
Title: Re: KISS (The Original Lineup) - Discography
Post by: Chiprocks1 on March 26, 2014, 08:56:33 pm
You're right. Paul's drumming on Dynasty SUCKS!
Title: Re: KISS (The Original Lineup) - Discography
Post by: boyinblack80 on March 26, 2014, 09:01:53 pm
blame Vinnie Poncia....who's the scab Eddie Kramer.

and what the hell... blame Meredith

:)
Title: Re: KISS (The Original Lineup) - Discography
Post by: Chiprocks1 on March 26, 2014, 09:03:33 pm
When you need top notch book keeping, you can't beat Meredith!
Title: Re: KISS (The Original Lineup) - Discography
Post by: boyinblack80 on March 26, 2014, 09:14:09 pm
still no clue what's going on with our Meredith....she must be super tired...it's funny because right now it's the total disappearing act....

hopefully tomorrow...I am starting to get really bored..
Title: Re: KISS (The Original Lineup) - Discography
Post by: Chiprocks1 on March 26, 2014, 09:18:19 pm
I wanna see her crash the RARHOF and get her 15 minutes of fame! Hopefully "she" gets into a fist fight with Courtney Love.  ;D
Title: Re: KISS (The Original Lineup) - Discography
Post by: boyinblack80 on March 26, 2014, 10:00:16 pm
I was talking about "my"Meredith up in Canada....but the one from KISS is probably not going to be going to the "hall"

hahaha
Title: Re: KISS (The Original Lineup) - Discography
Post by: Chiprocks1 on March 26, 2014, 10:03:29 pm
Both Meredith's are one and the same. They overplay.
Title: Re: KISS (The Original Lineup) - Discography
Post by: boyinblack80 on March 26, 2014, 10:07:00 pm
and disappear...something about Tupperware and dogs too..

;)
Title: Re: KISS (The Original Lineup) - Discography
Post by: Chiprocks1 on March 26, 2014, 10:11:39 pm
I'm heading to VONS first thing tomorrow morning! Don't you disappoint me Grocery Store! If Newberry was still around, they would have gotten the f*cking magazine in 3 weeks earlier! They supported KISS! They even had a Santa in the window dressed as Gene!  ;D
Title: Re: KISS (The Original Lineup) - Discography
Post by: boyinblack80 on March 26, 2014, 10:27:31 pm
I don't think it's out yet....The old issue is Skirllerex...or whatever you spell his name is that was still at 7/11

...and VONS only had that new Bob Marley special which was NOT there this morning...the Nirvana magazine was still on the stands so around 2-3 PM they switched that out.
Title: Re: KISS (The Original Lineup) - Discography
Post by: Chiprocks1 on March 27, 2014, 10:10:17 am
No mags at VONS or CVS this morning. Sigh.
Title: Re: KISS (The Original Lineup) - Discography
Post by: boyinblack80 on March 27, 2014, 11:50:23 am
damn!  I am heading down in a bit...we'll see if they've showed up by then.
Title: Re: KISS (The Original Lineup) - Discography
Post by: boyinblack80 on March 27, 2014, 11:53:34 am
Head over to Ace's facebook



big announcement

"Space Invader"

We are excited to announce the new album SPACE INVADER, Ace's first new solo album in five years, via E1 Music on June 24th, 2014.
The album will include at least nine brand new original songs as well as a cover of Steve Miller Band’s “The Joker.”
An official statement from Ace surrounding the exciting news:
“Life on Earth has been very good to me, and the body of work I’ve created over the years has withstood the test of time. Today I see no obstacles before me and my creativity has never been more fine tuned. Growing up in an Alien world has enhanced my senses and allowed me to succeed where others would have failed. The best is yet to come!

TEAM ACE

Title: Re: KISS (The Original Lineup) - Discography
Post by: boyinblack80 on March 27, 2014, 11:56:26 am
https://www.facebook.com/officialacefrehley

bam

sucker
Title: Re: KISS (The Original Lineup) - Discography
Post by: Chiprocks1 on March 27, 2014, 12:00:12 pm
I hope it's a medley of Black N Blue tunes.  ;D
Title: Re: KISS (The Original Lineup) - Discography
Post by: Chiprocks1 on March 28, 2014, 10:01:26 am
Just picked up my copy of Rolling Stone at VONS this morning. Haven't had time to read anything yet. Hell, I haven't even opened it yet. With that said, it's cool that they are finally on the cover, but it kinda sucks in that it's on the "small" version of Rolling Stone Magazine. It would have been soooooooo much cooler if this had come out a few years ago on the oversize RS Mag, which literally set itself apart from its competition. Those were the good old days.
Title: Re: KISS (The Original Lineup) - Discography
Post by: boyinblack80 on March 28, 2014, 11:36:54 am
sweet! I'm heading down to get coffee right now so I will hit VONS and grab one I doubt I'll get two only because like you said its so small.
Title: Re: KISS (The Original Lineup) - Discography
Post by: boyinblack80 on March 28, 2014, 12:55:59 pm
flipped through it quickly at VONS....there was enough text I thought it looked pretty damn solid as a read...cover price was only $4.99 so I grabbed 2.  Seems like a solid investment and something that I think will be worth at least $20 a few years from now.

I can't imagine the magazine even has that high a print run anymore sadly....so it's probably more scarce than things printed say in the 70's and 80's.
Title: Re: KISS (The Original Lineup) - Discography
Post by: Chiprocks1 on March 28, 2014, 05:49:23 pm
Holy sh*t!!!!! This is turning out to be a kick ass KISS day for me. First I get my Rolling Stone Magazine and the postman handed me my Sealed with a KISS hardcover book! Talk about warp speed delivery. It got here in 2 days flat from Florida. I was hoping I'd get it by Monday but figured it would be much later than that. So, yeah this book is HUGE! Seriously huge. I thought it was going to be a typical size book (the average size that is....small). This thing is the same size as KISSTORY. Not as thick....but still. WOW!!!  Man, I now have 3 KISS books and a Magazine to read....all about KISS. I gotta hurry up and finish the book I'm currently reading before I can tackle any of these other books/mags though. Ack! What a great problem to have!!!!!
Title: Re: KISS (The Original Lineup) - Discography
Post by: boyinblack80 on March 28, 2014, 06:40:27 pm
NICE!!

I still need to order that one....I have such a limited budget I need to be careful though...the book can wait for me.  I want to get the Zeppelin Super Deluxe sets..which are $125-135 a piece...and a bunch of those new KISS LPs

way too much kick ass stuff coming out.....going to be an awesome 2014.



Title: Re: KISS (The Original Lineup) - Discography
Post by: Chiprocks1 on March 28, 2014, 06:50:34 pm
Now I'm on the lookout to buy the complete KISS Card Set Series 1 and 2 that got tossed out many, many years ago.
Title: Re: KISS (The Original Lineup) - Discography
Post by: Chiprocks1 on March 28, 2014, 06:52:40 pm
Also got my eye on this (http://www.ebay.com/itm/KISS-30-Foot-High-Plaster-Boot-From-Kiss-Coffee-House-/271434271938?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item3f32be4cc2). It should fit me nicely.  ;D
Title: Re: KISS (The Original Lineup) - Discography
Post by: boyinblack80 on March 28, 2014, 07:37:37 pm
the KISS cards are cool.  I like set 1 the best!!

the boots are actually going cheap...Sebastian Bach should buy them.
Title: Re: KISS (The Original Lineup) - Discography
Post by: boyinblack80 on March 28, 2014, 08:26:24 pm
this is pretty dope

Green/Black Anomaly (http://www.ebay.com/itm/Ace-Frehley-Anomaly-2-LP-Green-Black-Swirl-Vinyl-LIMITED-Kiss-US-SELLER-SS/371032834371?_trksid=p2047675.c100011.m1850&_trkparms=aid%3D222006%26algo%3DSIC.FITP%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D20887%26meid%3D5818069411291369967%26pid%3D100011%26prg%3D9311%26rk%3D3%26rkt%3D10%26sd%3D331107405757)
Title: Re: KISS (The Original Lineup) - Discography
Post by: Chiprocks1 on March 28, 2014, 08:29:42 pm
Is that something new or something that has been out there for a couple of years?
Title: Re: KISS (The Original Lineup) - Discography
Post by: Chiprocks1 on March 28, 2014, 08:34:16 pm
Paul Stanley of Kiss' 20 Best Onstage Quotes (http://www.rollingstone.com/music/pictures/paul-stanley-of-kiss-20-best-onstage-quotes-20140326)

Here's a great read that will keep you busy for a few minutes.
Title: Re: KISS (The Original Lineup) - Discography
Post by: boyinblack80 on March 28, 2014, 08:49:01 pm
I wasn't sure with that to be honest.  I was just on e bay seeing how much the copies I bought went for...one sold for about $80...and I think one went for about $40.

$33 seems cheap...so I am guessing although the print run is 250 lower than the silver..it's not the first pressing and why it's selling cheaper (Silver is a 1000 print run but I think is the first "rare" version)...the marbled green and black swirl looks cool...I was almost tempted to grab one./  Print run on those is 750....which it looked like the blue and white...was about the same 750)

so is your face painted and you are listening to Beth reading/ and checking out Lydias book?
Title: Re: KISS (The Original Lineup) - Discography
Post by: Chiprocks1 on March 28, 2014, 09:01:10 pm
Not reading any of the KISS books until I finish current book that I've been reading for the past few weeks. Almost done. I did flip through some of Lydia's book to check out a few pictures. The book looks SLICK. High quality stuff. I'm very happy I got the book. First Print HC.
Title: Re: KISS (The Original Lineup) - Discography
Post by: boyinblack80 on March 28, 2014, 09:21:23 pm
I am going to probably get the second printing for the extra photos (think there's a few hundred added photos...I had the stats at one point, it was pretty substantial if I remember correctly)..I remember when I read it, I was like f*ck it I'll get the second print for the extra photos......new they are $39 HC on her site...which is fine...I can pull the trigger any time this year...or add a watch on e bay...right now it's a lower priority for sure/

my focus right now is Zeppelin Super Deluxe box sets and the KISS Lps...Rush is releasing some really nice box sets too....music is my main interest...and gets a ton of replay value for me/
Title: Re: KISS (The Original Lineup) - Discography
Post by: Chiprocks1 on March 28, 2014, 09:27:11 pm
I'll definitely be getting the Second Printing for sure. I just couldn't pass up the chance to get the First Printing in fantastic condition. There is one seller on eBay that is trying to sell his for just under $200 bucks and it has a massive dent on the lower right corner of front cover and a huge rip on the back interior cover. Yeah, good luck selling it for that price. I wouldn't even pay 10 bucks for it.
Title: Re: KISS (The Original Lineup) - Discography
Post by: boyinblack80 on March 28, 2014, 09:29:20 pm
looks to be expanded 16 pages...so the second edition is not that much bigger....she's a liar just like Peter or exaggerator...lets say

hahah

anyway...like I said...she's about 20 down my checklist right now....so I'll be seeking it out...just not right now

enjoy it though...I have heard and read it's amazing and right up there if not BETTER than KISSTORY 1....so it should be killer!!
Title: Re: KISS (The Original Lineup) - Discography
Post by: Chiprocks1 on March 28, 2014, 09:29:47 pm
I went back to check it out again and it's even worse than I remember. The binding is falling apart. I seriously doubt anyone will offer anything beyond 10-15 bucks for it. It's garbage. Check it out here (http://www.ebay.com/itm/Sealed-with-a-KISS-by-Lydia-Criss-2006-1st-Edition-/331163716215?pt=Antiquarian_Collectible&hash=item4d1ae54a77).
Title: Re: KISS (The Original Lineup) - Discography
Post by: boyinblack80 on March 28, 2014, 09:32:00 pm
one cool thing your copy has is that Peter's social security number is in it.

I guess they removed that from the second...so that's a really neat thing that isn't in the second printing!

Time for some identity theft my friend!

GO now~~!!

16 pages isn't sh*t...I like how in her site she pulled down what I'd read about a year back...she really made it sound much more expanded...I guess there's a full list of EVERY show Peter ever played in the second edition too...not a big deal...but kind of neat.

I guess there's two pages of repetitive text in your copy also they fixed./
Title: Re: KISS (The Original Lineup) - Discography
Post by: boyinblack80 on March 28, 2014, 09:34:15 pm
God that woman's finger nail is disgusting in photo 2...no wonder he book is in sh*t condition...she's a f*cking troll....her hygiene says it all.

and this is coming from a dirty smelly boy!

Title: Re: KISS (The Original Lineup) - Discography
Post by: Chiprocks1 on March 28, 2014, 09:35:29 pm
Well based on your ringing endorsement about the book a few months back, I had to get it just for all the never before seen photos. But it's also an investment as well. So, I will definitely be handling this with kid gloves.
Title: Re: KISS (The Original Lineup) - Discography
Post by: Chiprocks1 on March 28, 2014, 09:35:51 pm
God that woman's finger nail is disgusting in photo 2...no wonder he book is in sh*t condition...she's a f*cking troll....her hygiene says it all.

and this is coming from a dirty smelly boy!

Hahahahahahahahaha
Title: Re: KISS (The Original Lineup) - Discography
Post by: boyinblack80 on March 28, 2014, 09:42:23 pm
I hate sellers like that

"It's mint and I want top dollar."..it comes and smells like it was stored in someones wet ass for 12 years.

screw that./

you got a nice copy...and again you can get a brand new second printing hard cover for under $40 right from Lydia.
Title: Re: KISS (The Original Lineup) - Discography
Post by: boyinblack80 on March 28, 2014, 09:50:03 pm
I just order the first 3 Zeppelin box sets....I found a site that had them for about $10-$20 cheaper than amazon plus free shipping...so I saved about $45-55 on the 3.

Pretty excited...I don't really imagine they will be that sonically different although Page supposed used all the master tapes etc...and it was all transferred at some ridiculously high frequency people on earth can't even comprehend yet....but

anyway...they look pretty amazing and the staying power for me and Zeppelin has been unwavering for 25+ years so I am positive they are something I will cherish til I die.

:)

"With the June 3 release of deluxe editions of Led Zeppelin, Led Zeppelin II, and Led Zeppelin III, the band will launch an extensive reissue program of all nine of its studio albums in chronological order, each remastered by guitarist and producer Jimmy Page. Led Zeppelin will also open its vaults to share dozens of unheard studio and live recordings, with each album featuring a second disc of companion audio comprised entirely of unreleased music related to that album.

"The material on the companion discs presents a portal to the time of the recording of Led Zeppelin,” says Page. “It is a selection of work in progress with rough mixes, backing tracks, alternate versions, and new material recorded at the time”

Led Zeppelin, Led Zeppelin II, and Led Zeppelin III will each be available June 3 from Atlantic/Swan Song in the following formats:

·    Single CD – Remastered album packaged in a gatefold card wallet.
·    Deluxe Edition (2CD) – Remastered album, plus a second disc of unreleased companion audio.
·    Single LP – Remastered album on 180-gram vinyl, packaged in a sleeve that replicates the LP’s first pressing in exacting detail. (For example, III will feature the original wheel and die cut holes.)
·    Deluxe Edition Vinyl – Remastered album and unreleased companion audio on 180-gram vinyl.
·    Digital Download – Remastered album and companion audio will both be available.
·    Super Deluxe Boxed Set – This collection includes:   
o    Remastered album on CD in vinyl replica sleeve.
o    Companion audio on CD in card wallet.
o    Remastered album on 180-gram vinyl in a sleeve replicating first pressing.
o    Companion audio on 180-gram vinyl.
o    High-def audio download card of all content at 96kHz/24 bit. (Live tracks are 48kHz/24 bit).
o    Hard bound, 70+ page book filled with rare and previously unseen photos and memorabilia.
o    High quality print of the original album cover, the first 30,000 of which will be individually numbered.
o    Led Zeppelin will also include a replica of the band’s original Atlantic press kit."

so you get the original album...and extra album or rare stuff..hard cover book etc etc.

was hoping KISS would do something like this.

there's always year 50!!
Title: Re: KISS (The Original Lineup) - Discography
Post by: boyinblack80 on March 28, 2014, 09:56:14 pm
(http://i1076.photobucket.com/albums/w449/blasterkid2011/pennycan/81Qh97qFiLL_SL1500_.jpg)
(http://i1076.photobucket.com/albums/w449/blasterkid2011/pennycan/81Vs9l2ttOL_SL1500_.jpg)
(http://i1076.photobucket.com/albums/w449/blasterkid2011/pennycan/81fkz99Xi6L_SL1500_.jpg)

I am getting a boner just thinking about these.  mama mia...you also get the CD's downloads...some posters and promos...Robert Plant will give you a foot massage...one free lesson with Jimmy Page etc.
70 page hard cover book for EACH record.

man it is going to be SICK!!!!!!!!!!!!

what a f*cking year man!! can you believe this??

KISS, Zeppelin...finally the record labels get it.

we want MUSIC and cool sh*t!!
Title: Re: KISS (The Original Lineup) - Discography
Post by: Chiprocks1 on March 28, 2014, 09:58:13 pm
SICK Set!!! Awesome score! Keep them as far away from the radiator as possible!!
Title: Re: KISS (The Original Lineup) - Discography
Post by: boyinblack80 on March 28, 2014, 10:05:07 pm
yeah no ****...they are $118 a pop on amazon still...it's not cheap...but my love for Zeppelin is so strong...I'd be kicking myself for the next 20 years for passing on them.

it's just way to iconic to pass up.  They were selling for around $126-140 a piece...I got mine for $114 and then free shipping.

there's more to come later this year....crazy ****

throw in KISS and 34 LPs....holy f*ck.

I really want that anvil case thing...but there's no way I am going to drop some $1500- who knows...my guess still is it will be between $1500-1800....there's a reference that in Japan it was $1800 but it wasn't for sale at that price...but I think it will sit just under 2K


I just don't need the anvil case and all the extras besides what would come with just buying the single LPs I want....it's just not there.

there's 11 small 11X17 posters....and 6 records that won't be released right now on vinyl...so it's like....I am going to miss alive III and some funky smashes trashes and hits thing...double platinum I can buy used anyway.

so I may cut my loses and just end up buying...like 20-25 of the individual records...hopefully at like $20-25 a pop...although in the US  they are being sold right now for $35 a piece...which is a ****ing RIP OFF! 

Title: Re: KISS (The Original Lineup) - Discography
Post by: Chiprocks1 on March 28, 2014, 10:13:01 pm
I'm just going to wait it out and let all the hoarders grab what they want and then once that market leaves, the price will drop to a respectable level, one that I will be able to pick up and not feel guilty about buying. There are a few that I want to replace because of the bad disc ring on the covers.
Title: Re: KISS (The Original Lineup) - Discography
Post by: boyinblack80 on March 28, 2014, 10:17:41 pm
yeah exactly...the thing with the anvil case is....it come with dominoes...and a kiss record cleaning rag...and a rubber mat for your turn table that says KISS...the anvil case thing...like where the f*ck am I going to put it?  Out in storage and keep the records in my office.

so it's like....I can buy the records I reaaaaaaally want again(which is MOST if not ALL of them...if the sound quality is good...I'll buy a bunch) but I mean...the 11 small 11X17 posters the anvil case comes with is the best "perk" and it's not all that cool either.

if they end up copying Zeppelin at some point with like the "uber" edition Super Deluxe BOX set of each album" back the truck up...holy cow....that is going to be crazy.

I think they will...why wouldn't they look at what Zeppelin did and copy it.

$118 X 34 KISS records......wow....would be crazy

it's crazy fun as fans...we get to see all this amazing stuff and kind of pick what we want and can afford.
Title: Re: KISS (The Original Lineup) - Discography
Post by: Chiprocks1 on March 28, 2014, 10:24:43 pm
Once Gene and Paul have been off stage for a couple of years, they will always be churning out merch to keep their pockets full. So you can absolutely count on the fact that this current "Deluxe Edition Set" is the first.....not the last. There is more to come in the next 10 years or so. And you know what, as we talked about before regarding Ace and Peter rejoining at some time, it will absolutely happen because THAT becomes more footage for them to use, be it in KISSOLOGY or CD/Vinyl releases. They may all hate each other, but they all know what is going to sell the most and bring in the biggest $$$$$$$$$.

If I had a choice in working "peacefully", but struggling to make ends meet vs working with my "enemy" and having a brink truck rolling into my driveway each week, you can pretty much figure out which choice I would be making.
Title: Re: KISS (The Original Lineup) - Discography
Post by: boyinblack80 on March 28, 2014, 10:31:07 pm
that's what 4 different tour buses are for!!

and bring on the super deluxe KISS records BOX sets (like the Zeppelin thing)...I want at least the first 12 or so!!

can you imagine a 70 page hard cover book for EACH album and that era?? PLUS each comes with another FULL LP of rare demos and live concerts!!!

that would be RAD/

I guarantee Paul will get all the Zeppelin Super Deluxe Box sets as they come out anyway he's a big fan.....he's going to look at that and go...we should totally do this!!!!!!!!!!!

I LOVE IT!!
Title: Re: KISS (The Original Lineup) - Discography
Post by: boyinblack80 on March 28, 2014, 10:34:10 pm
Read this again and imagine DESTROYER or Rock and Roll Over

""·    Single CD – Remastered album packaged in a gatefold card wallet.
·    Deluxe Edition (2CD) – Remastered album, plus a second disc of unreleased companion audio.
·    Single LP – Remastered album on 180-gram vinyl, packaged in a sleeve that replicates the LP’s first pressing in exacting detail. (For example, III will feature the original wheel and die cut holes.)
·    Deluxe Edition Vinyl – Remastered album and unreleased companion audio on 180-gram vinyl.
·    Digital Download – Remastered album and companion audio will both be available.
·    Super Deluxe Boxed Set – This collection includes:   
o    Remastered album on CD in vinyl replica sleeve.
o    Companion audio on CD in card wallet.
o    Remastered album on 180-gram vinyl in a sleeve replicating first pressing.
o    Companion audio on 180-gram vinyl.
o    High-def audio download card of all content at 96kHz/24 bit. (Live tracks are 48kHz/24 bit).
o    Hard bound, 70+ page book filled with rare and previously unseen photos and memorabilia.
o    High quality print of the original album cover, the first 30,000 of which will be individually numbered.
o    Led Zeppelin will also include a replica of the band’s original Atlantic press kit.""
Title: Re: KISS (The Original Lineup) - Discography
Post by: Chiprocks1 on March 29, 2014, 04:47:23 am
that's what 4 different tour buses are for!!

and bring on the super deluxe KISS records BOX sets (like the Zeppelin thing)...I want at least the first 12 or so!!

can you imagine a 70 page hard cover book for EACH album and that era?? PLUS each comes with another FULL LP of rare demos and live concerts!!!

that would be RAD/

I guarantee Paul will get all the Zeppelin Super Deluxe Box sets as they come out anyway he's a big fan.....he's going to look at that and go...we should totally do this!!!!!!!!!!!

I LOVE IT!!

I think they should only make a total of 6 Deluxe Sets. Yup. Six! And Paul gives us 3 each personally and then calls it a day. What we do with that is up to us, but one I keep sealed, one I play with and one I put up on eBay for $1 Billion.
Title: Re: KISS (The Original Lineup) - Discography
Post by: Chiprocks1 on March 29, 2014, 08:12:45 am
Notice anything fishy about this book (http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=261437391757&ssPageName=ADME:B:WNARL:US:1123)? Look closer. There it is.
Title: Re: KISS (The Original Lineup) - Discography
Post by: boyinblack80 on March 29, 2014, 12:08:53 pm
Tommy's nose isn't stuck up Gene's ass?

hey-yoooooo

;)

fake signature.
Title: Re: KISS (The Original Lineup) - Discography
Post by: Chiprocks1 on March 30, 2014, 07:44:29 am
Just scored me the KISS Alive Forever The Complete Touring History Book. Wheeeeeeeee!!
Title: Re: KISS (The Original Lineup) - Discography
Post by: boyinblack80 on March 30, 2014, 11:23:07 am
Cool man.  I don't know that one I don't think.  I've got a small checklist of KISS books I still want to aquire.

Still waiting for Gene's photo albums to br relessed as a box set!
Title: Re: KISS (The Original Lineup) - Discography
Post by: Chiprocks1 on April 01, 2014, 08:46:28 am
Decibel Geek Podcast: Episode 53 - Steve Coronel

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Qt0jbgnB_4

Listening to this right now. It's a Wicked Lester morning. I'm only 5 minutes into it. Hope it's good.
Title: Re: KISS (The Original Lineup) - Discography
Post by: boyinblack80 on April 01, 2014, 10:48:00 am
Isn't every morning a wicked lester morning if you think about it!

:)
Title: Re: KISS (The Original Lineup) - Discography
Post by: Chiprocks1 on April 02, 2014, 07:56:26 pm
I've been looking to score a Love Gun Set. This (http://www.ebay.com/itm/151264448998?_trksid=p2055120.m1438.l2649&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT) one in particular is going "cheap", but the problem is that the box is f*cked up. A Mint box usually sells for around $125.
Title: Re: KISS (The Original Lineup) - Discography
Post by: boyinblack80 on April 02, 2014, 08:28:19 pm
ah yeah that is pretty cool.......do you need the mint box?

decisions....decisions.
Title: Re: KISS (The Original Lineup) - Discography
Post by: Chiprocks1 on April 02, 2014, 08:39:35 pm
Yeah. Gotta be mint or close to it, especially if I'm looking to pay anything close to what they go for. The f*cked up box is most likely going to sell around a hundred bucks if not more and if I'm spending that kind of money, I want something good. I'd have buyer's remorse immediately while looking at that messed up box. If I could have gotten it for something like 40 bucks, I'd be more open to getting it.
Title: Re: KISS (The Original Lineup) - Discography
Post by: boyinblack80 on April 02, 2014, 09:04:29 pm
ah I thought the price was super cheap for it.

screw that....you could get a Tommy Thayer statue for $100

;)
Title: Re: KISS (The Original Lineup) - Discography
Post by: Chiprocks1 on April 03, 2014, 09:10:21 am
The Love Gun Set sold for $96.00. I was just 4 bucks off the mark. I should open up a Psychic Shop on Garnet.  ;D
Title: Re: KISS (The Original Lineup) - Discography
Post by: boyinblack80 on April 03, 2014, 11:30:49 am
Hahaha.  Its not too late! 

wow, $96 for that seems like a lot!
Title: Re: KISS (The Original Lineup) - Discography
Post by: Chiprocks1 on April 03, 2014, 11:33:27 am
Hahaha.  Its not too late! 

wow, $96 for that seems like a lot!

For a box THAT f*cked up......waaaaaaaay too much. I wouldn't have gone higher than $40 and that's pushing it a bit. $30...definitely. $40....maybe if I decided on skipping meals for the week.
Title: Re: KISS (The Original Lineup) - Discography
Post by: Chiprocks1 on April 07, 2014, 07:43:54 pm
"KISSTERIA -- The Ultimate Vinyl Road Case"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2-0JvNTm8eU#t=11

This is better than  p o r n .
Title: Re: KISS (The Original Lineup) - Discography
Post by: Chiprocks1 on April 08, 2014, 08:06:20 pm
KISS Casablanca Singles 1974-1982 Vinyl Box Set

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1pe5yx9v8uA

You know, as sweet as the KISSTERIA Set is, I actually would go for the Singles Set first. It's a little out of my price range at the moment. But it's something I'm keeping my eye on from here on out.
Title: Re: KISS (The Original Lineup) - Discography
Post by: boyinblack80 on April 12, 2014, 11:47:14 am
I haven't been getting notifications of new posts here.

I did order the single set.  $127 for it seemed like a fair price.

I just can't afford that anvil set....there's something about it that is really cool...not sure it's just that photo with everything lined up or just the idea of having that much merch

it sounds like it ships in at least 2 chunks...which means it will never be "sealed"

it's interesting because I think a decent amount of people will sell the cases, and maybe even the 6 "rare" LP's from that set

hard to tell...I don't personally need that anvil case....and $35 a record is lame.

I found a site online which averages $29 a record....but

 that's the best deal I've seen/

even then.

what records do you SKIP when buying the new re-releases?

thoughts?
Title: Re: KISS (The Original Lineup) - Discography
Post by: Chiprocks1 on April 12, 2014, 11:50:58 am
I wouldn't skip any....even The Elder. I figure that if I'm going to cherry pick replacements, I might as well just get them all. But I can wait for the eventually huge price drop.
Title: Re: KISS (The Original Lineup) - Discography
Post by: Chiprocks1 on April 12, 2014, 07:42:37 pm
KISS (Rock And Roll Over) 1976

(http://i.imgur.com/v6npsdI.jpg) (http://pennycan.createaforum.com/music/kiss-(the-original-lineup)-discography/msg1587/#msg1587)

Click Me For Review ^^

It's been too long since I last listened to Rock and Roll Over. Felt like revisiting the very first KISS album that I bought with my own money. Damn, I forget just how f*cking good THIS album is. It kind of gets lost in the mix when you have KISS' Self-Title debut album, Destroyer, Love Gun and Creatures that get talked about among KISS fans when dissecting their albums. Rock and Roll Over holds up extremely well. Sooooooooooo, damn good!
Title: Re: KISS (The Original Lineup) - Discography
Post by: Chiprocks1 on April 12, 2014, 07:56:53 pm
When people think of THE Peter Criss song on RARO, everyone naturally goes to Hard Luck Women, and it's an amazing vocal performance. But lets not forget Baby Driver. Sh*t, I LOVE that song. He sounds fantastic and I love the arrangement of the song.
Title: Re: KISS (The Original Lineup) - Discography
Post by: Chiprocks1 on April 22, 2014, 09:47:34 am
Paul Stanley of KISS Interview (CBS This Morning)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=54dJSHt39Og

New interview that I just found. I think it's a couple of weeks old though.
Title: Re: KISS (The Original Lineup) - Discography
Post by: Mac on April 22, 2014, 01:13:04 pm
I glanced over some rock news last night. The headline was something like Paul Stanley would still be Kiss, if he was the only one... if it came down to it.

I just remember the headline catching my attention... and the fact you guys talk about them so much.
Title: Re: KISS (The Original Lineup) - Discography
Post by: Chiprocks1 on April 22, 2014, 01:14:32 pm
You have a link to it? Would definitely like to read it.
Title: Re: KISS (The Original Lineup) - Discography
Post by: Chiprocks1 on April 22, 2014, 01:15:50 pm
FYI, kinda cool when Mac is posting in a KISS thread to boot!  ;D
Title: Re: KISS (The Original Lineup) - Discography
Post by: Chiprocks1 on April 22, 2014, 02:13:43 pm
I forgot to post this, but this past Friday night Paul Stanley was in town for his book signing. There was just no way I could make it. Sigh. Anyway, I just called the book store to see if they had any signed copies left for sale. They said they would hold 2 copies for me. Even though he obviously won't be there today, I feel like I'm waiting for a KISS show to start. It's actually the same feeling I've gotten for KISS shows. I guess I'm just excited to go and pick up my books. Gonna try to get down there in a couple of hours. Rocking song from Destroyer right now which I always do prior to going to a KISS show. Wheeeeeeeeeeeeeee!! ;D
Title: Re: KISS (The Original Lineup) - Discography
Post by: Chiprocks1 on April 25, 2014, 03:05:32 pm
KISS Icon Paul Stanley Faces The Music (CBS New York - The Couch)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3r1vy3rj_8A


Awesome interview that touches up on a lot of things. They allude to some stuff in the book, but the interview is pretty much spoiler free. Safe to watch. I'm glad they kept it spoiler free as I don't want to know anything about it. Don't even want to know what is talked about and who gets it the worst.
Title: Re: KISS (The Original Lineup) - Discography
Post by: Chiprocks1 on May 01, 2014, 09:06:37 pm
KISS: Beneath the makeup (CNN)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uky9COWMC8c&list=PL013BBC135B28D69D
Title: Re: KISS (The Original Lineup) - Discography
Post by: Chiprocks1 on June 01, 2014, 08:56:50 pm
Top 10 KISS Songs

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cgbJo5fuFMo


Not matter what the topic is, Top 10 list always fascinate me because I'm curious to see if the list will meet my expectations or fail miserably. In the case of this one, it's middle of the road. There are just way too many of my favorite KISS songs not even on the list and the ones that I agree with here are in the wrong place. It was interesting.....but waaaaaaaaaaaay off the mark. But Bruce Kulick has got to be happy he made it onto the list twice with Forever and God Gave Rock and Roll To You II. But where the f*ck is Tears are Falling? It didn't even get an honorable mention. What the f*ck! I can rip the list, but I won't.

For now.  ;D
Title: Re: KISS (The Original Lineup) - Discography
Post by: Chiprocks1 on September 18, 2014, 09:49:44 pm
KISS CLASSIC LOVE GUN REISSUED (http://classicrock.teamrock.com/news/2014-09-18/kiss-classic-love-gun-reissued)

I'd consider getting this on CD....but I would rather have it on Vinyl instead.
Title: Re: KISS (The Original Lineup) - Discography
Post by: Chiprocks1 on January 24, 2015, 02:22:05 pm
As I mentioned in another thread, I'm currently double and triple dipping and buying specific Remasters of some of my all-time favorite albums. I just got my Ace Frehley '78 Solo album in the mail today and I have been rocking the sh*t out of it. I already have a few of the KISS Remasters in my collection, but not for the '78 CD. I already own both the Original Vinyl and the Original CD pressing. But the Remaster for Ace's '78 is just so f*cking good. I'm hearing sh*t that I never heard before. It's subtle, but it's there and makes a world of difference. Will be cranking this one for the rest of the day for sure.
Title: Re: KISS (The Original Lineup) - Discography
Post by: Chiprocks1 on January 24, 2015, 03:29:04 pm
I forgot to mention in my last post, but it I got a nice little surprise when I opened up Ace Frehley Remaster. It comes with the Pullout Poster that came with the Original Vinyl. Was not expecting that at all. Very cool. I'm very happy with the sound of this one for sure, but I'm still on the hunt for the 1st Pressing from Japan. But it's just way too rich for my blood right now. But if I see one that is a good enough deal for me, I will pull the trigger for sure.
Title: Re: KISS (The Original Lineup) - Discography
Post by: Chiprocks1 on January 26, 2015, 08:13:23 am
NAMM 2015 - Ibanez Paul Stanley Signature Models

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fXm_8uhVZSs

It's great to see Paul heading back to Ibanez. I never liked his Washburn Signature guitar at all. Going back to Ibanez is reviving the Iceman and his glory days of years past. I have always wanted to get the **** Mirror Model. Even though it's "cheaper" than I expected, it's still to rich for my blood. Guess I will just have to settle for a mid-entry version, which itself still looks phenomenal.
Title: Re: KISS (The Original Lineup) - Discography
Post by: Chiprocks1 on February 18, 2015, 09:41:21 pm
41 Years Ago: Kiss Release Their Debut Album (http://ultimateclassicrock.com/kiss-kiss-debut-album/)


KISS " ABC In Concert '74 " Complete - Nothin' To Lose / Firehouse / Black Diamond

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L-z_Vag0TV4

Yep, 41 years ago today (Feb. 18, 1974), KISS released their Self-Titled debut album. It's insane to think it has been out this long. It still sounds so f*cking fresh today, even more so now than when it first came out.
Title: Re: KISS (The Original Lineup) - Discography
Post by: Chiprocks1 on March 02, 2015, 07:19:51 am
KISS Albums - Ranked Worst to Best

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fK_v-8S8zxM


They at least got the worst album right on this list and were smart enough to not f*ck with the Top 2 either. But everything in between is just so wrong on so many levels. I call bullsh*t on this so-called "list". I'm wondering if they even listened to the albums and just decided to rank it by album covers instead.
Title: Re: KISS (The Original Lineup) - Discography
Post by: Chiprocks1 on March 06, 2015, 08:59:46 am
I just got KISS' Destroyer Resurrected in the mail. Yep, I finally bit the bullet and decided to get it in spite of the fact that I said I never would. Listening to the Original Pressing right now and after that I will follow it up with Resurrected to compare the two. Should be interesting. Review coming later....
Title: Re: KISS (The Original Lineup) - Discography
Post by: Chiprocks1 on October 01, 2015, 04:33:49 pm
The KISS Demo's: Destroyer (1976)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ql5k0sl3FzU&index=16&list=PLp2e7UfInEgmB-5r4rtQOEsq-H-mNmQhk

I got this a few days ago, very excited to hear demo's of one of my all time favorite albums. I sat down, cranked up the volume and began to sing along when Paul throws in different lyrics and arrangement's. Totally took me off guard. Very interesting to hear classic songs that are 180 degrees from the final product. I love this and I will go on record and say that THIS demo version is what Destroyer Resurrected SHOULD have been!!!!
Title: Re: KISS (The Original Lineup) - Discography
Post by: Chiprocks1 on October 01, 2015, 04:35:08 pm
The KISS Demo's: KISS (1974)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PcDTWd7HJ7E&index=16&list=PLp2e7UfInEgmB-5r4rtQOEsq-H-mNmQhk

And here is the Demo version of their Self-Titled album. Awesome stuff!
Title: Re: KISS (The Original Lineup) - Discography
Post by: Chiprocks1 on April 27, 2016, 03:10:58 pm
KISS and makeup (http://mashable.com/2016/04/27/kiss-makeup/#UiOVAXoLikqX)
Title: Re: KISS (The Original Lineup) - Discography
Post by: Chiprocks1 on June 23, 2017, 09:04:51 pm
Peter Criss - Beth (The Cutting Room 06.17.17)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JJj88nxOESQ

Eddie Trunk shocked at how good the last Peter Criss show in America was 6/19/2017

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eWJYDmyY87Q&t=430s


I watched a few clips of this show when they first dropped, not realizing this was his swan song performance. Whether this is really the last we will hear from Peter, he does sound really good on stage.
Title: Re: KISS (The Original Lineup) - Discography
Post by: Chiprocks1 on December 16, 2017, 07:30:46 am
New photography book captures the rise of legendary band Kiss

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WikS77c5ziI&t=4s&index=3&list=LLTVgXy5pOO9ff20O1Z1QPMw

This book looks like something I want to add to my KISS collection. I've seen some of the images before...but the rest that we see here, never seen before. The price is actually doable at $55 on Amazon. I was expecting a sticker price of $150 minimum.
Title: Re: KISS (The Original Lineup) - Discography
Post by: Chiprocks1 on July 03, 2018, 08:21:27 am
KISS 3D KISS Vinyl

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IKHdWEABlS8

I knew this would be somewhat expensive....but not $300 expensive. Figure $100 would be the asking price. Anyway, this looks f*cking awesome. If I were a rich man, I'd definitely get the Destroyer Album. If they had Love Gun and Creatures of the Night, I'd get those as well.