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What is the Best KISS Album Of All Time with the Replacement Lineup?

Music From The Elder (1981)
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Killers (1982)
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Creatures Of The Night (1982)
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Lick It Up (1983)
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Animalize (1984)
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Asylum (1985)
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Crazy Nights (1987)
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Smashes, Thrashes & Hits (1988)
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Hot In The Shade (1989)
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Revenge (1992)
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Alive III (1993)
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KISS Unplugged (1996)
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Carnival Of Souls - The Finale Sessions (1997)
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Sonic Boom (2009)
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KISS Klassics (2009)
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Monster (2012)
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Re: KISS (The Replacement Lineup) - Discography
« Reply #15 on: October 12, 2011, 05:04:58 am »
KISS (Carnival Of Souls - The Final Sessions) 1997




Carnival Of Souls was actually recorded in 1995 before the MTV Unplugged taping. But with the huge response for the original members performing, they went forth with the Reunion Tour, which meant that Eric Singer and Bruce Kulick were out of the band. Actually, both were paid a nice care package to step aside for the tour, but that they were still members of KISS.

So, with the Tour in full swing, Souls was put on the shelf indefinitely. It was only when the album itself was leaked and was circulating in mass quantities as a bootleg that they decided to give the album a proper release. The addendum of Final Sessions was just to clarify that this was basically it for the current KISS lineup as Gene, Paul, Ace and Peter were of the mindset that the original was it till the end. Ahhhhhhh....right.

As for Souls, it's definitely a different KISS as it stuck with what worked with Revenge but added elements of Grunge, as they always do when jumping on whatever music bandwagon is in vogue of the day.

Bruce Kulick, after being the longest tenured guitarist for the band, finally gets to sing lead vocals for I Walk Alone. Ironically, this would be the last appearance for Bruce Kulick as a member of KISS. The irony isn't lost on me that the same thing happened with Eric Carr for Hot In The Shade. Bruce plays some wicked guitar leads all over this album. At least he went out on his own terms here.

This is only the 3rd time I have even listened to this album. I hated it the first 2 times I listened to it back in '97 and I think the reason for that is because I was back on the "original KISS" train and this was so un-KISS-like. But right now, with so much distance from the last time I gave it a spin, I'm actually really digging it. It's much better than I originally gave it credit for.

Fave Songs: In My Head, Seduction Of The Innocent and I Walk Alone. The album cover pretty much tells you everything you need to know. In that this was a rush job and no thought was given to the cover other than to highlite the former members of KISS, since Ace and Peter were back in the band and in full makeup at that time.

No music videos were produced for Carnival Of Souls. All you get is a behind the scenes recording session.

Carnival Of Souls - Recording Sessions

KISS - Carnival of Souls Recording Sessions

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Re: KISS (The Replacement Lineup) - Discography
« Reply #16 on: October 12, 2011, 02:22:06 pm »
KISS (Sonic Boom) 2009




After 3 huge world tours (Reunion, Psycho Circus and the Farewell Tour), both Peter and Ace exit the band. I knew it wasn't meant to last. It would have been nice if KISS as a whole would have called it quits as the original foursome. Oh well....

Gene and Paul wanted to keep the band going, so they go back to Eric Singer and ask him if he would be willing to play the role of "Peter Criss" in full makeup and costume. He of course said yes. They also approached Bruce Kulick about playing the role of "Ace Frehley" as well. He said no. His words were that for the entire duration of his career with the band, he had always been living in his shadow. So dressing up as him would be a disservice to him as well as Ace. I have more respect for Bruce for stepping aside than I do with anyone else in the band. Props to you dude!  He has soldiered on with solos projects as well as joining Grand Funk Railroad.

Stepping into the role of "Ace" is Tommy Thayer, formerly of Black N Blue, who has been working as the bands Film Editor, Director and all around band gopher up till getting the job as the new guitarist. Right place, right time, lands him his ultimate gig. As a side project he was also involved in a KISS tribute band along with former lead singer for Black N Blue's own Jaime St. James. Small world.

Sonic Boom is a 3 Disc package (Sonic Boom, Klassics, KISS Live In Buenos Aires Concert DVD).

Sonic Boom is much better than I could have hoped for. I had zero expectations for it. So, getting to listen to it thru a few times it really is going back to that Classic KISS sound of the 70's, which is a nice surprised. When I first heard about Sonic Boom, I was convinced it was going to fall along the lines of Psycho Circus, which is complete garbage. I haven't listened to that one since it came out, so I'll need to give it a once over to see if it still sucks.

Personal faves on Sonic Boom: Modern Day Delilah, Stand, When Lightning Strikes, and Say Yeah!

Right now I'd have to go with Stand as my favorite. The better songs on the album are from Paul. The ones with Gene are just ok on some, and slightly better on others. I'll have to digest it more to see if I can warm up to it. Sonic Boom really is a throw back to vintage KISS. It really does fit within the history of the band quite well. And with some distance from the last time I listened to it, I can recommend this one to anyone. The more I listen to it, I can definitely see the rating going up. But for the time being, 4 stars is good enough.

Rock And Roll Over





Album Cover. What is this piece of sh*t? I can't believe the same guy that designed the cover to Rock And Roll Over, is the same person (Michael Doret) that did Sonic Boom. Talk about someone turning into a hack and producing utter crap. Worst album ever for this band. I for one can not understand how Gene, who has final say so in all things KISS related, agreed to release this cover. Ugh!!

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KISS - Modern Day Delilah

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Re: KISS (The Replacement Lineup) - Discography
« Reply #17 on: October 12, 2011, 03:19:14 pm »
KISS (Jigoku-Retsuden - Aka KISS Klassics) 2009





Klassic is exactly what I expected. Blasphemy!  I tried to keep an open mind, and ear with this one. But dude, you just don't mess with the originals! On top of that, all the songs have a much slower pace. Why? I have no idea. I just don't understand the need to re-record classic KISS songs with Eric Singer and Tommy Thayer. What's the point?

Only song even worth anything on this one is "Do You Love Me", which seems to actually add something new and different to it. Still prefer the original though.

I'm being very generous with the 1 star rating. It just sucks that I have to listen to KISS Klassics as my final KISS album for these reviews. To say it goes out on a whimper is an understatement. The album cover sucks. What the f*ck is it? I dunno. All I know is that the album was originally released in Japan, so naturally it's going to incorporate the culture into the album itself. Still sucks though.

The End...for the time being anyways.

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Re: KISS (The Replacement Lineup) - Discography
« Reply #18 on: November 08, 2011, 10:54:53 am »
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Re: KISS (The Replacement Lineup) - Discography
« Reply #19 on: November 21, 2011, 05:22:36 pm »

Hmmmmm. I gotta give Gene and Paul credit where credit is due. I think even they knew that a Volume 4 set featuring just stuff with Eric Singer and Tommy Thayer would not sell as well. So, what they have done is gone back to the vault from all incarnations of the band to give it a good variety of material to satisfy those long time KISS fans. Ahem. Still remains to be seen what the bonus disk will be at Amazon, Best Buy and Walmart. Not sure about Target getting one yet. To be released late November, just in time for Xmas.




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Re: KISS (The Replacement Lineup) - Discography
« Reply #20 on: November 22, 2011, 04:47:06 am »
Gene, Paul, Eric and Bruce Interview (French TV - 1990)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uY79GHDhiew

This is awesome stuff from 1990 during the Hot In The Shade Tour with the band joking around and ad-libbing through Beatles songs among other things. I've never seen this clip before so it's definitely a good find for me.

         
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Re: KISS (The Replacement Lineup) - Discography
« Reply #21 on: November 23, 2011, 07:08:12 pm »
KISS, Inc.: The band and the brand (CNN)

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

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Re: KISS (The Replacement Lineup) - Discography
« Reply #22 on: November 24, 2011, 02:44:06 pm »
Kissology Volume 4 Contents Revealed

DISC ONE

COBO ARENA
DETROIT, MI 5/16/1975
Documentary

THE SUMMIT
HOUSTON, TX 8/13/1976
Detroit Rock City
King Of The Night Time World
Let Me Go, Rock ín Roll
Strutter
Hotter Than Hell
Shout It Out Loud
Cold Gin
Nothiní To Lose
Do You Love Me?
God Of Thunder
Rock And Roll All Nite
Deuce
Firehouse
Black Diamond

COBO ARENA
DETROIT, MI 1/29/1977
Detroit Rock City
Take Me
Let Me Go, Rock ín Roll
Ladies Room
Makiní Love
I Want You
Cold Gin
Nothiní To Lose
God Of Thunder
Rock And Roll All Nite
Beth
Black Diamond

DON KIRSCHNERíS ROCK CONERT
6/20/1979
I Was Made For Loviní You
Sure Know Something

KIDS ARE PEOPLE TOO
9/21/1980
Excerpt


TOTAL RUN TIME:
2 HOURS, 30 MINUTES

DISC TWO

I
10/30/1981
unreleased promo clip

AMERICAN FORCES NETWORK
MADRID, SPAIN 11/27/1983
Detroit Rock City
Firehouse
I Love It Loud
Lick It Up

COBO ARENA
DETROIT, MI 12/8/1984
Detroit Rock City
Cold Gin
Creatures Of The Night
Fits Like A Glove
Heavenís On Fire
Thrills In The Night
Under The Gun
War Machine
Young And Wasted
I Love It Loud
I Still Love You
Love Gun
Lick It Up
Black Diamond
Rock And Roll All Nite

THE SUMMIT
HOUSTON, TX 12/7/1985
Asylum Tour Documentary

CRAZY NIGHTS PROMO CLIPS 1987
Crazy Crazy Nights
Reason To Live
Turn On The Night

DICK CLARKíS NEW YEARíS ROCKINí EVE
PLEASURE ISLAND, FL 12/31/1993
Detroit Rock City
Rock And Roll All Nite
MakiníLove

TOTAL RUN TIME:
2 HOURS, 25 MINUTES


DISC THREE

PSYCHO CIRCUS PROMO CLIP 1998
Psycho Circus (3D)

TOKYODOME
TOKYO, JAPAN 3/13/2001
Detroit Rock City
Shout It Out Loud
Talk To Me
Heavenís On Fire
Psycho Circus
Black Diamond
I Was Made For LoviníYou
Rock And Roll All Nite

WINTER OLYMPICS
SALT LAKE CITY, UT 2/24/2002
Rock And Roll All Nite

PALAIS THEATRE
MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA 5/15/2004
Deuce
Címon And Love Me
Makiní Love
Love Her All I Can
All The Way
War Machine
Shandi
Rock And Roll All Nite

MANDALAY BAY EVENTS CENTER
LAS VEGAS, NV 5/25/2006
Detroit Rock City
Deuce
Love Gun
MakiníLove

FUJI SPEEDWAY
SHIZUOKA, JAPAN 7/23/2006
Detroit Rock City
King Of The Night Time World
Christine Sixteen
God Of Thunder
Do You Love Me?
Shout It Out Loud
Black Diamond

TOTAL RUN TIME:
2 HOURS, 25 MINUTES


DISC FOUR

SONIC BOOM PROMO CLIP 2009
Modern Day Delilah

COBO ARENA
DETROIT, MI 9/25/2009
Deuce
Strutter
Got To Choose
Hotter Than Hell
Nothiní To Lose
Címon & Love Me
Parasite
She
Watching You
100.000 Years
Cold Gin
Let Me Go, Rock Ďn Roll
Black Diamond
Rock And Roll All Nite
Shout It Out Loud
I Love It Loud
Love Gun
Detroit Rock City

WETTEN DAS
ERFURT, GERMANY 2/27/2010
Say Yeah/I Was Made For Loviní You Medley

ROCK AM RING
NURNBURG, GERMANY 6/3/2010
Modern Day Delilah
Crazy Crazy Nights
Iím An Animal
Beth
God Gave Rock And Roll To You II

MOONDANCE JAM
WALKER, MN 7/15/2011
Modern Day Delilah
Deuce
Calling Dr. Love
Shock Me
God Of Thunder
Black Diamond

THE WOUNDED WARRIOR PROJECT
Documentary

TOTAL RUN TIME:
2 HOURS, 50 MINUTES

Exclusive bonusdiscs: Anaheim Stadium 1976 (65 minutes) Tokyo 1995 (50 minutes) Buenos Aires 1998 (80 minutes)

No release date has officially been announced for the set. It was rumored to be coming out late November. It's late alright.....
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Re: KISS (The Replacement Lineup) - Discography
« Reply #23 on: November 24, 2011, 10:49:00 pm »
wow that is an amazing set.

for sure picking that up!

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Re: KISS (The Replacement Lineup) - Discography
« Reply #24 on: November 24, 2011, 10:55:33 pm »
I'm getting it for sure. My holy grail that I need and want in my collection is a full Animalize concert with Mark St. John on guitar, a full Lick It Up Tour concert, a full Creatures Of The Night Tour concert on the American leg and a full concert of the Asylum Tour. They all exist as Gene has been quoted numerous times that they have been taping every single show since the Winterland concert.

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« Reply #25 on: January 25, 2012, 08:03:19 pm »
Music From The Elder "Trailer"

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

The Elder Movie

I don't know if I should laugh....or cry.

My Review of KISS: Music From The Elder

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Re: KISS (The Replacement Lineup) - Discography
« Reply #26 on: February 24, 2012, 12:18:34 am »
The Donnas - Strutter

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

I actually love The Donna's version of Strutter. I use to listen to this one a lot when it came out.

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Re: KISS (The Replacement Lineup) - Discography
« Reply #27 on: March 07, 2012, 05:06:02 pm »
Title: MONSTER

Released date: June 2012
Tracks: 14 (2 for bonus releases ?)  (source G.Simmons - P. Stanley)

Titles:
Hell or Hallelujah  (source G.Simmons/Paul Stanley)
Born to be a sinner (source Paul Stanley)
Are you ready (source Gene Simmons)
Out of this world (written by Tommy Thayer, source G.Simmons/Paul Stanley)
Wall Of Sound (source G.Simmons)
It's a long way down (source Paul Stanley)
Back to the stone age (source Paul Stanley)
Shout Mercy (source Paul Stanley)

...
Producer: Paul Stanley
Engineer: Greg Collins
Recording Studio: Conway recording studios, Hollywood, CA.
Mixing Studio: The Nook, Hollywood, CA.
Cover Art & Design: Similar to "Destroyer" painted by another artist (source P.Stanley)
Guitars and vocals: Paul Stanley - Bass and vocals: Gene Simmons
Lead guitar and vocals: Tommy Thayer - Drums and vocals: Eric Singer
Record label: KISS records

Current info (incomplete) on the forthcoming KISS album called Monster, scheduled for a June release.
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Re: KISS (The Replacement Lineup) - Discography
« Reply #28 on: March 07, 2012, 05:24:13 pm »
Paul Stanley Interview (The Wall Street Journal)

http://www.youtube.com/wa...1RhTjU&feature=relmfu

Really cool interview.
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Re: KISS (The Replacement Lineup) - Discography
« Reply #29 on: March 07, 2012, 06:23:20 pm »
wow it's long too (that's what she said)

will check this out tonight after my kid crashes out.

 

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