KISS: The Songs 1974-2012

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  1. npgchris

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    GOD OF THUNDER (Demo)

    The first time I heard this, my reaction was much like @William Smart's. It just didn't feel right at all, obviously based on what we knew the song to be after years of hearing the slowed-down, menacing DESTROYER version.

    But you know what? On its own, this is pretty kick-ass! Had we come to know "God Of Thunder" in this format, we would have been denied the definitive "Demon" song that it became, but I think it would still be a fan favorite from this era. Having said that, it's easy to understand Ezrin's thinking, and why he made the changes he did. But I like Paul's version of this song a lot.
     
  2. dadonred

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    Me too. But as a kid I loved the V
     
  3. Musicman1998

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    Holy smokes! 1000 Pages!
     
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  4. dadonred

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    Envious. What kind of condition?
     
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  5. William Smart

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    Still have my vinyls too. I used to put new releases on tape and then save the vinyl. So most of them are in excellent shape. B4 I started taping them though they got beat no matter how hard I tried to keep them clean. I probably have 4 copies of the White Album, Dark Side, Apostrophe. Played the hell out of some of them trying to learn songs.
     
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  6. SammyJoe

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    People (with my little impersonation of Paul) we're on the page 1000!
    Wow, this has been one helluva ride. That's really great and thanks for all the people here contributing.
    One of my absolute favorite threads here and it was great to see Kiss get such epic thread and talk around it surely deserved it.
     
  7. GodShifter

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    Well, obviously, after 40 some years, not terrific, but they’re still playable.
     
  8. npgchris

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    Based on looks alone, it's hard to beat the Ibanez PS1 signature model -

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  9. GodShifter

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    The Flying V. I don’t like his custom models at all. I think they look terrible. I’ve never liked any bass that Gene has played except the Gibson models. Call me more of a traditionalist (and you’d be right!).
     
  10. Musicman1998

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    I'm the same way. Give me the Ripper any day over the Axe
     
  11. dadonred

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    +1
     
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  12. dadonred

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    I like the black vs. the Fractured Mirror version. But agree w @GodShifter I don't really care for it.
     
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  13. npgchris

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  14. William Smart

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    Happy 1K

    I don't know brother. If it had been released in that version back then the falsetto alone would have sunk it. Sorry sounds like KISS meets The BeeGees. Some unions are unnatural and should never be. A crime against nature. It's so wrong it sends shivers up my spine.
     
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  15. dadonred

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    For the KISStorians, when did KISS actually start using DiMarzios? I know Gene knew Mr. DiMarzio, but it's unclear when it contributed to their sound. Are there any old pix of Ace that could help date it? I still don't know how he got some of his tone.
     
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  16. Deuce66

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    Here's one from the cruise that KISS never played live as far as I know, check out Bruce's comments at the end.

     
  17. dadonred

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  18. William Smart

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    @npgchris my wife liked that version of GOT! I'm not sure if it's because of the quality of the song or because it's Paul, but she liked it. "it's not as bad as you claimed it was! I like it why don't you? " see what I have to endure? Lol and now she is singing it. She's going to sing it all day too. I just know it. See there is a god... Cause he just put me in hell:D
     
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  19. vamborules

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    Ace used the Ovation Breadwinner for most of the first album.

    It says here he put DiMarzios in it sometime in '73 but possibly replaced them before recording.

    Ace Frehley | Non-Les Paul Guitars | 1973-1980

    Just click where it says 'Breadwinner for detailed info and pics, can't link the page directly for some reason.


    And then here it says he got the Les Paul Deluxe in late '73 and put DiMarzios in it before recording Hotter Than Hell.

    Ace Frehley Les Paul - History 1973 to 1975
     
  20. dadonred

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    Paul used a double neck on Detroit Rock City and KOTNW. ?!?!
     
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  21. vamborules

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    The 'God of Thunder' demo is interesting because it really highlights what Bob Ezrin contributed to the song. The tempo change, Gene singing, all the weird noises and effects. In other words most everything that makes it great. I guess he didn't really transform it to the extent he did with Beth but he did a lot.

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    Rock Bottom

    Strutter

    Mainline
     
  22. Rose River Bear

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    You are starting a VH Roth years song by song thread? That is great.
    I am starting to wonder if you are God!:D
     
  23. dadonred

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    Nice. Are there any engineering geeks here who appreciate "reluctance" and pickups in the same sentence:

    It is of course perfectly possible that Ace just put some chrome covers on the DiMarzios he had installed. Considering his later reluctance when it comes to the use of pickup covers over his DiMarzios it doesn't seem entirely likely though and a good guess would be that he had something like Gibson PAF's installed for the recording.
     
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  24. Musicman1998

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    And it will be really good cause we aren't doing For Unlawful Carnal Knowledge.
     
  25. Cooks420

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    That guitar is gorgeous.
     
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