KISS: The Songs 1974-2012

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by GodShifter, Feb 7, 2017.

  1. jmobrien68

    jmobrien68 Forum Resident

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    I remember that my vinyl pressing of Monster was horrible... a lot of surface noise... even had fingerprints on it right out of the shrink wrap.
     
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  2. ejluther

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    I’d lose these myself (or make them b-sides...’member them?)

    Prisoner of Love
    Cadillac Dreams
    Read My Body (not a b-side, though - RMB should be on the soundtrack to some T&A movie)
     
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  3. vamborules

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  4. AirJordanFan93

    AirJordanFan93 Well-Known Member

    I really like Betrayed and Somewhere Between Heaven & Hell. Not really bothered with Cadilac Dreams and outside the opening Boomerang is pretty terrible.

    Read My Body and Love Me to Hate You. Read My Body is a terrible attempt by Paul to try and do Poor Some Sugar On Me and it is nowhere in the league of that song.
     
  5. carlwm

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    For me, Rise To It and Boomerang are really weak links so I'd get rid of them. Of the rest, though I quite like it, Silver Spoon is next for the chop.
     
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  6. MrBitey

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    Maybe Boomerang. Definitely Read My Body. Controversially, I'd replace them with Let's Put The X In Sex and (You Make Me) Rock Hard which aren't great but I think live on this album.
     
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  7. Curveboy

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    And once again...I LOVE Boomerang.
     
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  8. carlwm

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    Funny thing is, I don't dislike Read My Body. There's a whole bunch of people here claim, with some foundation I have to admit, that it's a cheesy rehash of Leppard's Pour Some Sugar On Me, yet somehow, I quite enjoy the KISS song but would happily never listen to Sugar again. Can't go against your own ears, I suppose.

    The other songs you mention are disposable but fun which at least elevates them above Boomerang, in my book.
     
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  9. dave9199

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    Maybe Paul or Gene read this thread and that's why they're ending now.

    "They hurt my feelings," said Paul in an interview with Sewing Monthly.
     
  10. carlwm

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    I appreciate your love for the song even though it's not for me. This would have been a tedious thread with nothing but blanket agreements!
     
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  11. Zoot Marimba

    Zoot Marimba And I’m The Critic Of The Group

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    I hate Sugar and I hate Read My Body even more.

    I like Betrayed, Forever, Little Caesar, and somewhat Rise To It. Everything else-garbage.
     
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  12. carlwm

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    Each to his own.

    Since this thread led me back to this album it's become a top 5 KISS album for me.

    HITS and Psycho Circus are the two albums to go way up in my estimation along with half of Carnival Of Souls.

    The two that I realised are not as good as I thought they were are Rock And Roll Over and Love Gun. Still like them but they're definitely middle of the pack now.
     
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  13. William Smart

    William Smart 21st Century Schizoid Man

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    I'm not a fan of Def Leppard at all. Just never clicked with me. Shhhh don't tell my wife.
     
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  14. GodShifter

    GodShifter Son of the Morning Star® Thread Starter

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    Cheers guys! Just re-reading some of this. I honestly cannot believe I, the most ADD person I’ve ever met, got through every single KISS song. Amazing.

    I think this was a great thread; a triumph for SHMF whether the majority recognize it or not. Great peeps with terrific insights and decorum throughout. Everyone should be proud that participated.
     
  15. Lonesurf

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    Great thread & a job well done, Godshifter.

    Here's to hoping that The End Of The Road gives us a few more songs to discuss!
     
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  16. DML71

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    Hot in the shade was my second Kiss album after Smashes, Thrashes and Hits. Really enjoyed it and picked up a large part of their catalogue as a result.

    Enjoyed pretty much all of the releases after this one (including Psycho Circus) apart from Monster. The mastering/production let it down big time.

    Got HITS on the go now, still sounds good to me and I wouldn't remove any of the tracks as back in the day it was all new to me and I wasn't able to judge based on all the previous albums. Not sure i've enough time to go back the beginning of this thread but I'll keep an eye on it from now.
     
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  17. carlwm

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    Glad there's another HITS fan out there! :righton:
     
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  18. ejluther

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    Maybe Monster will get a remaster someday...
     
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  19. dave9199

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    ReMonster.
     
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  20. AirJordanFan93

    AirJordanFan93 Well-Known Member

    Probably and only when Paul is completely out of the picture.
     
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  22. ejluther

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    I still think there’ll be a new song at least, to put on a greatest hits if nothing else...
    And here’s what I don’t like about his reasoning, it really discounts the diehards and only cares about the average fan...oh, well, I guess that’s what the Kiss Kruise is for...
     
  23. AirJordanFan93

    AirJordanFan93 Well-Known Member

    That has been their mentality for 20 years now since they got a bunch of average/casual fans back on board with the reunion. While that number has dwindled since its still clearly the market they want the most since its were the $$$ is since they will always get $$$ out of the hardcores. I also feel like he just comes up with lazy excuses as to why they don't play new songs or deep cuts almost as if he thinks every KISS fan wants to hear them play the same 20 songs every year.
     
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  24. dave9199

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    A fun listen if you can deal with Eddie Trunk

     
  25. Deuce66

    Deuce66 Forum Resident

    This is Eddie's list: 20-Lover Her all I can A Million to One Larger than Life Rocket Ride Strange Ways I Want You Magic Touch 100,000 Years Creatures of the Night C'mon and Love Me Rock Bottom (Live) Flaming Youth Got to Choose Mr. Speed King of the Nighttime World Black Diamond Love Gun Strutter Deuce (Live) 1-Detroit Rock City

    Interesting list - quite a few deep cuts.
     

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