KISS: The Songs 1974-2012

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

  1. William Smart

    William Smart 21st Century Schizoid Man

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    I can listen to Tales, where as when it first came out I couldn't. It's got some fine moments I think, but they're brief. I can appreciate it if not love it. Wondrous Stories really grew on me.. Fragile & YES Album are still great. Relayer I still love, Moraz was great live. Didn't even need a cape peace
     
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  2. walrus

    walrus Forum Resident

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    It does have some fine moments, but I'm already half-asleep by the time you get to them. Even Tormato I've come to appreciate some of, but I don't think I'll ever learn to love Tales, when there's literally thousands of better records I could spend 82 minutes with. The surround mix is really nice though, for what that's worth.
     
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  3. YardByrd

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    Only had CotN on CD for the last few years (didn't pay any attention when the record originally came out)... and haven't been enamoured of how loud the drums are... well, found a very nice original LP a few days ago... the drums are still loud but they sit better in the bed than on the '97 CD... count me as a big fan of the record... splendid... unfortunately, by '82 I wasn't buying KISS albums anymore... wonder how I woulda liked this back then?
     
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  4. Sandinista

    Sandinista Forum Resident

    So the vast majority of the KISS catalog is up for streaming on Qobuz - in hi-Rez. Not sure what the mastering is - if it’s different than the 97s - but it sounds good.

    As an aside, I made a playlist of everything they had in hi-Rez including the four 78 solo albums - and Peter’s stuff comes off better in the larger mix, I’m surprised to say.
     
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  5. William Smart

    William Smart 21st Century Schizoid Man

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    KISS tickets for Mohegan Sun Sec3 row B $1250. Lol last time I sat 2nd row I paid $7.50
     
  6. William Smart

    William Smart 21st Century Schizoid Man

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    So no I did not go. It wasn't the price,though 1250 I would never pay unless it included the night with Shannon. Ok that was bad. I didn't want to see them the last time, being anything less than the Hottest Band In The World that I remember. So the end of an era guys. But we have great memories. Peace
     
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  7. BluesOvertookMe

    BluesOvertookMe Forum Resident

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    Hey KISS fans, I was listening to a 1999 Eric Singer Project record, ESP, it's got Bruce Kulick and John Corabi on it, and I think it's really enjoyable! It really seems under the radar, though. It's all covers, but they chose mostly not well known songs, which I think helps. I really enjoyed their cover of Goin' Blind as well as Deep Purple's Never Before. Anybody else aware of this?

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  8. carlwm

    carlwm Forum Resident

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    Not heard of this one. Sounds interesting though so thanks for the heads up!
     
  9. Curveboy

    Curveboy Forum Resident

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    There were two versions, one had a few demos with bonus tracks. Ace is on one song...they did a live CD as well!
     
  10. carlwm

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    What are your opinions on it?
     
  11. Curveboy

    Curveboy Forum Resident

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    I liked that they did pick some interesting covers. I think the only one that stuck with me was Free Ride.
    I really need to revisit it!
     
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  12. carlwm

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    Cheers for the reply!

    Think I'll check it out.
     
  13. William Smart

    William Smart 21st Century Schizoid Man

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    Thank You @BluesOvertookMe & @Curveboy I have to check the version with Ace on it. Hope you guys had a groovy holiday. Peace
     
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  14. Lord Summerisle

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  15. Slack Babbath

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    A new/old song uniquely blended !

     
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  16. jmcgoldrick

    jmcgoldrick Forum Resident

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    This is a great thread. I have been on a KISS kick since seeing them in concert again a month or so ago and it’s fun to listen to some of the old albums and read the comments, but it’s pretty daunting. Wish I would have found it in its infancy
     
  17. William Smart

    William Smart 21st Century Schizoid Man

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    I came in around solos. It was incredible. the best group I've ever had the pleasure to meet. Some still drop in. If you post I'll read and comment. Peace
     
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  18. Deuce66

    Deuce66 Forum Resident

    Eagles of Death Metal with an upbeat version of God of Thunder from their covers album.

     
  19. Curveboy

    Curveboy Forum Resident

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    Sounds like they were going for the Paul demo more than the finished product.
     
  20. William Smart

    William Smart 21st Century Schizoid Man

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    my man your taste is exquisite.
     
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  21. William Smart

    William Smart 21st Century Schizoid Man

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    As a rule I hate drum solos. Especially in Rock. They're over extended & sorry, but corny. Want to see a great drum solo? Terry Bozzio, Michael Portnoy, Gavin Harrison, Pat Mastelotto etc. Great Style. Bozzio is a freaking animal. See I didn't say Bill Bruford. PaxAmoLux
     
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  22. RelayerNJ

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    I know this goes past our timeline here, but we caught them at the Garden this spring. Amazing show! Go, if they are coming near you. In terms of theatrics, you really can't beat these shows, and that includes the 70s shows. The technology just wasn't there back in the day.
     
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  23. Deuce66

    Deuce66 Forum Resident

    Nope...I can't do it, I've seen this show before performed by a band that was far more energetic, KISS 2019 doesn't work for me.
     
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  24. RelayerNJ

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    Ah, you'll dig it. I was against the make-up thing, but let's face it, at this point, Thayer blows away Ace. The guy's got big league chops. And we forget Singer has been in the band way longer than Criss and is also great :)
     
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  25. Psychedelic Good Trip

    Psychedelic Good Trip Forum Resident

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    The monolith Kiss thread is back. Love this thread so informal.
     
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