I considered posting a poll and asking fans to pick their dream lineup of KISS. Pure fantasy, pick any four members living or dead, make-up era or non. But then I thought was it was too easy - I know most would say the originals - Gene, Paul, Ace and Peter. But I know so many people loved Eric and he is often considered a better drummer than Peter. Is the Mark II line-up then the ultimate KISS? It's an odd thing, this lineup of Gene, Paul, Ace and Eric only made one record together - The Elder. You can cheat and include Unmasked before it (same era but Eric doesn't play) and Creatures after (Ace plays some?), but in reality it's a brief and underappreciated lineup. Perhaps the nadir of KISS' popularity overall and they were getting zero recognition and fan base was dwindling. For me, Mark II may be the absolute best at least in potential. in reality, it's a dark, troubled and very brief period in the band's history. Just for fun, what's your dream KISS line-up?