KISS: The Songs 1974-2012

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  1. Rose River Bear

    Rose River Bear Forum Resident

    I did not know either until today. I drifted way for a while to the Steely Dan thread and missed the controversy. Good thing, I probably would have gotten banned myself!
     
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  2. William Smart

    William Smart 21st Century Schizoid Man

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    me either! LMAO I got bounced off twitter last week. If I said why I'd get banned here too so I'll shut up. but I thought it was funny as hell
     
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  3. Rose River Bear

    Rose River Bear Forum Resident

    I promised to finish The Elder and doggone it I keep my word.....except for when it comes to the wifey. :love:
     
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  4. William Smart

    William Smart 21st Century Schizoid Man

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    A smart man knows that Mama rules the roost. Happy wife no broken b..... No that don't rhyme, but it's close enough!
     
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  5. William Smart

    William Smart 21st Century Schizoid Man

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    I almost forgot how much I love this song. Glad you're posting this album in particular. I can't listen to it with other KISS albums. For me it's a stand alone album to be judged & enjoyed separately. It kind of reminds me of (please don't ask me to explain what comes next) Genesis. Very early like Genesis to Revelations or Trespass. In mood mostly and the twelve string. Seems to invoke that same feeling for me, and I can't articulate it better than that. Peace
     
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  6. William Smart

    William Smart 21st Century Schizoid Man

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    SHE : what a great F'N song! Gene is all around nasty on this. This is Demon perfect. Bass is great. Great harmonies. This is KISS at its best. Do I hear a little Robbie Krieger in there Ace? I even like the Wicked Lester version. Very Tull like. A definite favorite. Peace.
     
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  7. Musicman1998

    Musicman1998 That Wannabe Music Critic

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    He lifted the Five to One solo for this tune
     
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  8. William Smart

    William Smart 21st Century Schizoid Man

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    Lol I Hope Robbie has heard it too. I like it.
     
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  9. SammyJoe

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    I wrote little "history" of that solo thing on the page 35 of this thread:
    KISS: The Songs 1974-2012
     
  10. William Smart

    William Smart 21st Century Schizoid Man

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    Thanks I gotta go read up on it. I probably should go back and read what everyone else said before I Post, but knowing me I'll start commenting on what someone said a year ago and they'll be like "WTF is Smart talking about"? Still I will likely learn a real lot, even if it slows down my reviews. I really wish I had jumped into this thread when I first got here. I missed a ton of good stuff. This thread is special. The sense of camaraderie is outstanding! There are great people here at SHM, but there is no thread that I've dropped in that's like this one. It really spoiled me. If I haven't said it before you guys rock ! @GodShifter I can't thank you enough for the job you did in this thread. F'N Amazing! Also Thanx for putting up with my rants and clowning around and insanity....... Yeah this thread is.......special . Pax Vobiscum Y'All
     
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  11. Haggis Wampovich

    Haggis Wampovich The Tiger, as it happens, was a Lion

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  12. Jackstar74

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    Ace admitted to copying the solo from Five to One, and noted that Pearl Jam did the same on Alive
     
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  13. William Smart

    William Smart 21st Century Schizoid Man

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    That sounds cool! I mean it's! If Tiffany did a lamp in stained glass or any other medium I'd be in for that. Silver base ( uh this is the delux model) stained glass. Maybe 12 - 14 inch base.
    Super delux gold plated silver base.
    2,850, both models come with signed picture vinyl. & or tickets front row for concert of your choice.
    Then a brushed Stainless Steel one comes with signed disc. 1300
    Brushed brass with disc 875
    OK Smart A** don't give Gene any ideas
     
  14. William Smart

    William Smart 21st Century Schizoid Man

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    Love Her All I Can : I love Ace in this period. He may be copying the Wicked Lester version but only to a degree. Ace plays it with such attitude and swag you have to take notice. Pete is one of those few Drummers / Percussionists that knows when and how to add that little something to make his part a lil' bit mo'tasty, thank you very much. That cow bell just, it's like you got a plate of Fried Chicken, Black Eyed Peas & Rice, Collard Greens. You know and the only thing you need is a fork and the hot sauce. That's what that cow bell is to me. The Hot Sauce! I'm sorry you're all sitting there now scratching your head wondering aloud " f'ing Smart's finally lost it! that tiny teeny bit of reality just slipped through his fingers. That's OK guys I'll be OK.........
    Really dig, really really dig the bass too. I said it b4 this is KISS at the raw fooking hight of it all. Hungry and out to prove to the mortals they were a force to be reckoned with. So far this album is all freaking keepers. Tasty, the girl she said it's so tasty, can I please.... have some more? Yeah great freakin'song!
    Just in time.... Nurseypooo is here with the med-cart.

    Let's reinvent all the gods, all the myths of the ages!
    Celebrate symbols from deep Elder forrests!
    Have you forgotten the lessons of the ancient war?
    When the Kings murderers are allowed to roam free!
    A Thousand Magicians will arise in the land!
    JM
     
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  15. npgchris

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    Excuse me, was this the table that requested the fork and the hot sauce? ;)

    (Don't worry, I got your food/music analogy!) :righton:

    And since it's "Love Her All I Can" we're talking about, don't forget the mac & cheese and sweet potato pie while you're at it!
     
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  16. William Smart

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    So it's the day before Thanksgiving and my wife and I are at the market. I'm looking over the pies and what do they have? Fresh and a little bit warm still Apple, Peach, Pecan........Sweet Potato Pie! OMG " Jo-Ann they got Sweet Potato Pie !"
    Yes dear that's nice.
    You don't understand JoJo it's Real Sweet Potato Pie.
    Yankee never heard of it. She bought a beautiful Apple Crumb Pie... I keep seeing that Sweet Potato Pie. Lol it's hard to find that in Connecticut. To her it was just something that looked like Pumpkin Pie. She freaking hates Pumpkin Pie...... what a guy to do........ Lol pax amore
     
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  17. William Smart

    William Smart 21st Century Schizoid Man

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    Rock & Roll All Night : And Party Every Day! OK I know this is sacrilegious but I can't stand to hear this song. Besides it being almost the only song ever played on area radio, I also was in a couple bands that covered it. I'm just sick to death of it. It's an OK song, but that's about the best I can say for it, but if I never hear it again....... Well you can't love Every one can ya?!
     
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  18. SickThing

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    The best KISS show I ever attended (a bunch of shows from 1977 through 1995, plus a few more) was the Gibson Guitars 100th Anniversary concert in Nashville on July 30, 1994. KISS and Fleetwood Mac (!) headlined. KISS wasn't touring. This was one of three one-off shows they did in 1994, and it was without a doubt the best KISS show I ever saw. No fancy stage, just KISS playing better than ever.

    Making the night even better: they ran up against a noise ordinance curfew, and they didn't play "Rock And Roll All Nite"! It was glorious. The show ended with "Heaven's On Fire."

    KISS -- July 30, 1994

    Hunter
     
  19. GodShifter

    GodShifter Are you having a laugh?® Thread Starter

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    What do you do?

    You say, “I’m a lucky guy, I hardly ever cry” and put that that sweet potato pie in the cart!
     
  20. William Smart

    William Smart 21st Century Schizoid Man

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    I would have ate the whole thing! I need to lose 15 pounds not gain 20 LMAO I ate almost the whole apple pie as it was. It was huge! I was in pie heaven. See I love pie, any pie. It's my kryptonite! I can pass cookies by, candy, ice cream...... but pie, two in the house would have broke me. Three and I'm in pie heaven. Damn! I should have gotten that Sweet Potato Pie...... See that, even talkin' 'bout it I'm breaking down.... Must have pie... Must have pie.... Even chicken pot pie! I'm ok, I'm ok, it's passed honest...... now where's that fork I just had........ :D "I'm a lucky guy I got my apple pie.... " sweet potato pie ruins the meter...... Pax brother, Iam
     
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  21. William Smart

    William Smart 21st Century Schizoid Man

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    Detroit Rock City : Ok Destroyer! The album that followed KISS ALIVE the Greatest Live Album in Rock History.

    DRC! Wow what a great Fooking opening track! Genes bass is just badass. I love that it's out there where you can really hear it. In fact this is ( For Me) their best mixed, best produced album ever. Peter is just cooking away. Dropping little frills in like the little double splash " I get in late just can't wait" crash crash...... He does that at a few points. Or right before and through Ace's solo he's just in the Grove. And Ace's solo? One of my favorites of all time. Melodic, kind of melancholy, and just unforgettable that's what you are unforgettable... uh wrong song. That double lead with Paul is sublime. Love this song to death.

    I seen this tour at least 5 times. Maybe closer to a dozen. We went to every KISS concert in NYC, CT, Mass., RI. And it was great. It was a party. That's another story though.

    We wanted to cover this song so we tried out a few guitarists. They didn't workout.
    Never got to play this live.

    Peace brothers
     
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  22. npgchris

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    Since you saw this tour so many times, you must have experienced a few different stage set-ups. Do you have any recall about those kinds of details?

    Early on they had an unusual stage set with faux rocks, a "castle" from which Gene would spit blood, etc. I believe there were different iterations of this stage, until at some point it was abandoned.

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    I'm guessing you saw at least a couple of different versions of this stage during that tour. Any memories? I believe toward the end of the tour the stage had changed to the streamlined one that was used on the Rock And Roll Over tour.

    EDIT: Just found this on YouTube. It's a 3D rendering of what the stage looked like at one point:

     
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  23. bartels76

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    Destroyer stage set was so cool. Too bad it was used for just a short while. They had a lot of issues with the stage effects so none of it carried over to the RARO or LG stage sets.
     
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  24. William Smart

    William Smart 21st Century Schizoid Man

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    For some reason a I can recall are the stairs. And a lift that lowered them, god's I'm trying to visualize the stage from that time. It's hurting my head! LMAO. I wish I kept a log back then. So much has and is slipping into darkness.... I will try to remember it better. I really don't remember rocks though. Watch if I find my photos from back then the stages will all have rocks. No lifts or stairs.
     
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  25. William Smart

    William Smart 21st Century Schizoid Man

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    Oh Chris now I am worried for you. And I'm so sorry. If you understand me you could be going insane too. I do that to people. Make them crazy that is. But not to worry this thread comes complete with professional help for just such emergencies. :goodie::pineapple::bdance:oh boy guys we got another crazy to join our party........
     
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