KISS: The Songs 1974-2012

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

  1. dadonred

    dadonred Forum Resident

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    Sounds like it's on 1.5x speed. Still have to give credit for most of the framework. I would say it' an odd contribution, given prior efforts. But KISS was clearly on a brand new trajectory by Destroyer.
     
  2. Combination

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    J.R. Smalling was a bad-A%# road manager who was with them from the first record through Destroyer, I believe. He was super-dedicated and just looked cool as well.

    Argent did something lame to Kiss one night - I think they cut Kiss's power off or something like that. The next night, J.R. locked the road manager inside a road case to make sure they wouldn't pull anything like that again!

    Mr. Smalling is also the voice you hear at the beginning of Alive!.

    In the rare first tour program from early '76, you can see him at the top of the page below, carrying what looks to be a giant prophylactic off the stage!


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  3. Musicman1998

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    Charles Foster Ofdenson would be proud
     
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  4. SammyJoe

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    Catching up with the thread and here's my few quick words of each song:

    "Doncha Hesitate", nice little song that could have been included in some of the early albums.
    Even if it's kinda cool, not sure really where it could have been put and what song it should have replaced.
    Maybe it was only meant as for being outtake.

    "Mad Dog", not bad at all, really promising and pieces that could have been truly something.
    Now it's kinda sketch, so it could have been improved and made like more final song.
    This could have been used later when some of the people were running out of ideas in the 80's..

    "God Of Thunder (demo)", I was really suprised when I heard this demo-version sang by Paul on the boxset.
    With little faster tempo, up-tempo beats on drums and much lighter singing, it was ok and grooving, but surely and seriously thinking Ezrin made the right call.
    And luckily Gene got this song and it became his signature song, which mirrors his demonic persona.
     
  5. ejluther

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    More on/from Mr. Smalling here:
    Interview with original KISS Krew member J.R. Smalling

    JR Smalling, Moose Members Of The Original KISS Krew Chat With Three Sides Of The Coin - "It Would Be Nice If They (KISS) Looked Into Themselves And Became The Men We Thought They Were"

    The Road Crew book:
    https://www.amazon.com/Out-Streets-...418681&sr=1-1&refinements=p_27:J.+R.+Smalling
     
  6. Combination

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    Well, when Stan presented the demo to Ezrin, he looked Stan in the eye and said,

    "This is a great song! Gene will sing it."
     
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  7. dave9199

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    This sums it up better than I did.
     
  8. dave9199

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    Love Theme or Mainline?

    I'd pick Love Theme.
     
  9. William Smart

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    God Of Thunder : that was...... different! Thank the Gods it didn't get released that way on Destroyer. Sorry, while it may be interesting, it's laughable in that version. God of Thunder sung in that falsetto has the exact opposite affect. Kind of like Lawrence Welk doing Born To Be Wild, unbelievable.
     
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  10. GodShifter

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    Love Theme, easy.
     
  11. Musicman1998

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    Love Theme
     
  12. Exile On My Street

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    Nothing to feel bad about, this has been a great experience. And like I said if you start up a VH thread I'll check in and add some comments. I like Roth era VH a lot more than KISS and six albums isn't a lot to get through in comparison to this.

    I won't go any further than that, however. I don't enjoy Van Hagar at all, don't like the songs they did with him except for maybe one or two. From what I've heard Hagar comes across to me as trying too hard to be like Roth..but had none of his panache, talent and charisma to pull it off.

    See?? You've already got me started!!! :laugh:
     
  13. Musicman1998

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    I thought I could definitely avoid thinking about Sammy Hagar by doing an Iron Maiden thread, but of course they covered two Montrose songs so there you go.
     
  14. Exile On My Street

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    :laugh:
     
  15. The Slug Man

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    GOD OF THUNDER(DEMO)

    The beat makes it sound almost like a disco song. Obviously, it's awesome that Paul gave this song to Gene to sing.

    LOVE THEME vs. MAINLINE: "Mainline"

    BTW, we're coming up on page 1000.
     
  16. William Smart

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    MAINLINE! sorry but Love Theme sounds like a song that would play durring the credits of some 70s cheeezy weekly sitcom . With Kissin'Time as the opening theme. Guest staring Charo & Charles Riley......
     
  17. Musicman1998

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    Just curious, what are your thoughts on Montrose?
     
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  18. William Smart

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    I liked Montrose. Wasn't crazy about him with Winter
     
  19. dadonred

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    Another hard one. I think Mainline, though I'm probably in the minority.
     
  20. dadonred

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    But I do like Gene''s riffing on Main Line
     
  21. dadonred

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    If the first 3 albums, do you have vinyl or CD or digital? (I currently have none except digital via a box collection. I'd like to have vinyl again.)
     
  22. PJayBe

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    Blimey, 1000 pages very soon. What a great thread this has been.
     
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  23. GodShifter

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    I still have my old vinyl albums I bought when I was kid.
     
  24. dadonred

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    Of Paul''s guitars, which do you like best?

    Iceman or V or Firebird or something else?
     
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  25. Musicman1998

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    Firebird
     
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