There were some great bands in the 70s and 80s, KISS was obviously the greatest (Fave KISS song?)

Discussion in 'Music to Your Ears' started by blowtorch, Oct 8, 2019.

  1. Tonetele

    Tonetele Poster Extraordinaire

    Posts:
    6,338
    Joined:
    Jun 2, 2009
    Location:
    South Australia
    Anyone who has to have their face made up like a ***** cat and another handing out his tongue.
    I remember driving mt son to a university school for bright kids, and people were asked to sing Kiss intros. We cracked up laughing at the intro and the diggga digga digga on guitar followed by the Doo Doo Doo Do Doos"i was made For Loving you Baby." We laughed ourselves sh....ss.
    I love the Barbie dolls but prefer Smither's real collection.
     
    Greggorios likes this.
  2. Tonetele

    Tonetele Poster Extraordinaire

    Posts:
    6,338
    Joined:
    Jun 2, 2009
    Location:
    South Australia
    The kids in their 40's and Millennials gave Kiss enough for " Slash " (whatever) to buy some nice 58-60 Les Paul bursts. He plays ell but not my taste. He has a face make-up like a cat or a rat.
     
  3. Plumber

    Plumber Tele-Holic

    Posts:
    542
    Joined:
    Jun 5, 2014
    Location:
    london
    never cared to much for the songs but the ******** that surrounds them always entertained me - Love Ace though
     
  4. davo8411

    davo8411 Tele-Meister Silver Supporter

    Posts:
    227
    Joined:
    Nov 8, 2011
    Location:
    Pensacola, Florida
    I too was expecting irony . . . .

    . . . oh, and by the way, Detroit Rock City!
     
    aging_rocker likes this.
  5. Urshurak776

    Urshurak776 Tele-Holic

    Posts:
    738
    Joined:
    Jul 2, 2004
    Location:
    Charlotte
    Loved Kiss in the 80's, but Iron Maiden was by far my favorite.
     
    Macrogats likes this.
  6. Fendereedo

    Fendereedo Friend of Leo's

    Age:
    53
    Posts:
    4,125
    Joined:
    Jan 1, 2014
    Location:
    UK
    NOTAFAN!

    KISS, never ever liked them, and I don't recall any of my friends ever liking them either. They were more an advertising campaign here. They probably sold more patches and button badges in the UK in the 70s, than they did records.
     
    Jerry J likes this.
  7. Thin white duke

    Thin white duke Tele-Afflicted

    Age:
    45
    Posts:
    1,041
    Joined:
    Oct 1, 2017
    Location:
    italy
    Why ? because i'm an atheist ?
     
  8. OttoCorrect

    OttoCorrect Tele-Meister

    Posts:
    365
    Joined:
    Feb 24, 2018
    Location:
    USA
    I can’t say that Kiss are anywhere near my favorite band, but if the Melvins (one of my absolute favorite bands) like them they can’t be all bad...







     
    bender66 and fendertx like this.
  9. Strato50

    Strato50 Tele-Afflicted

    Age:
    52
    Posts:
    1,403
    Joined:
    Mar 30, 2017
    Location:
    Port Arthur TX
    King of the nighttime world...Parasite. Dr Love... She.
     
    Jim603 likes this.
  10. jvin248

    jvin248 Poster Extraordinaire

    Posts:
    7,781
    Joined:
    Apr 18, 2014
    Location:
    Lions & Tigers oh Mi !
    .

    KISS Destroyer and Alive.

    Besides AC/DC, didn't Gene help Eddie Van Halen launch too?

    Superdistortion pickups and Marshalls.

    Their merchandising and shows were the primary platform with music second. I don't remember them trying or wanting to be the Shakespeares of Rock ...

    They entertained a lot of people and made a lot of money.

    I've seen a lot of "they are no LZ" ... but has KISS been dragged into court as many times for stealing/copying songs?

    .
     
    Last edited: Oct 9, 2019
    Tele-beeb and Strato50 like this.
  11. stevemc

    stevemc Tele-Holic

    Age:
    63
    Posts:
    528
    Joined:
    Mar 7, 2018
    Location:
    cape cod
    so much suck.too many truly great bands around then.kiss seemed to be a teeny bopper band to me and my peers.gene is a marketing genius.i wish them well.
     
    Jerry J likes this.
  12. 8barlouie

    8barlouie Friend of Leo's Gold Supporter

    Age:
    60
    Posts:
    3,761
    Joined:
    May 9, 2015
    Location:
    Seekonk, MA
    Definitely not.
     
  13. Digital Larry

    Digital Larry Tele-Afflicted

    Posts:
    1,343
    Joined:
    May 30, 2017
    Location:
    Silicon Valley, CA
    Listening to Ace Frehley, I think, "wow sounded like a Jimmy Page lick even sloppier than Jimmy himself"! But I like Ace. I think their music is ridiculous but hey. They did OK without me.
     
  14. warrent

    warrent Friend of Leo's

    Posts:
    2,869
    Joined:
    Sep 15, 2009
    Location:
    toronto
    No but they did play Mike Douglas


    I saw them a couple of years later in 77 I think. They were pretty good the stage show wasn't as good as Alice Coopers but it was okay. It was my first concert that I had gone to where the audience was mostly kids and their parents. Made it kind of awkward to light up.;)

     
  15. Digital Larry

    Digital Larry Tele-Afflicted

    Posts:
    1,343
    Joined:
    May 30, 2017
    Location:
    Silicon Valley, CA
    Last year my 16 year old son went to a metal concert with a friend. I think he was a little blown away by the pot smoke and drunken antics of certain crowd members. Didn't seem that interested in doing anything similar again.
     
  16. Fiesta Red

    Fiesta Red Friend of Leo's

    Posts:
    3,346
    Joined:
    Nov 15, 2010
    Location:
    Texas
    KISS was a really good rock band that we never would have heard of if they hadn’t put on the makeup and costumes.

    I’d say they were the New York version of The Georgia Satellites, plus grease paint and kabuki imagery.
     
    Jerry J likes this.
  17. RelicStrat

    RelicStrat Tele-Meister

    Posts:
    433
    Joined:
    Apr 29, 2003
    Location:
    Laguna Hills, SoCal
    My grandma tried to convince me KISS stood for "Kings In Satanic Service". I still loved her.
     
  18. Dennyf

    Dennyf Tele-Afflicted

    Posts:
    1,302
    Joined:
    Feb 9, 2011
    Location:
    Charlotte, NC
    I had friends that liked kiss. I thought they were ok, kinda silly. Then I went to a show. Then I got it.
     
    basher and Marquee Moon like this.
  19. broadcaster

    broadcaster Tele-Afflicted

    Posts:
    1,002
    Joined:
    Oct 16, 2003
    Location:
    Joliet, Illinois
    Kiss had a few good rock and roll hits but i never dug the costumes
     
  20. Rick330man

    Rick330man Tele-Afflicted

    Posts:
    1,076
    Joined:
    Jan 9, 2011
    Location:
    Florida Keys
    These guys were alot about the show, but it wouldn't be fair to ignore their overall talent and contribution to the music scene. Give them credit for putting together some good tunes to go with it all.

    From a guitar player's point of view, Paul Stanley put the Ibanez Iceman on the map. Ace Frehley had his DiMarzio super distortion humbuckers on his Les Paul. They added to our culture.

    Musically, others have mentioned "Detroit Rock City" and "God of Thunder." Great tunes. I could definitely give you ten KISS songs that I thought were pretty good.

    Now here's an angle you've never heard. The chess team at my junior high school used to have this ritual where they played "God of Thunder" before every match. They'd reserve the library for their matches. If you walked by before they started, you'd hear "God of Thunder" and wonder what the hell was going on in the library. Hilarious. You can't make that up.

    My personal KISS favorite: "I Stole Your Love" with "World Without Heroes" not too far behind.
     
IMPORTANT: Treat everyone here with respect, no matter how difficult!
No sex, drug, political, religion or hate discussion permitted here.


  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.