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The KISS thread

Post by Heston » 13 Jun 2011, 12:40pm

Ok, I'm gonna try and keep all the KISS talk here. You'll be getting videos, songs, KISSTORY lessons and general ramblings about THE HOTTEST BAND IN THE WORLD!!!!!

Exhibit One: Check out Gene and Paul's early version of KISS, Wicked Lester....

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"Yes", I hear you cry, "derivative of Jethro Tull." BUT..... listen to that chorus, there's a bit of a reggae feel there, showing how versatile KISS would become in the future, enabling them to jump on any bandwagon going.
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Re: The KISS Thread

Post by Dr. Medulla » 13 Jun 2011, 12:45pm

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Easily my favourite Kiss album.
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Re: The KISS Thread

Post by Wolter » 13 Jun 2011, 12:45pm

In the interest of harmony and amity, I will admit that I like the song "Strutter."
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Re: The KISS Thread

Post by Dr. Medulla » 13 Jun 2011, 12:46pm

Heston wrote:Exhibit One: Check out Gene and Paul's early version of KISS, Wicked Lester....

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"Yes", I hear you cry, "derivative of Jethro Tull." BUT..... listen to that chorus, there's a bit of a reggae feel there, showing how versatile KISS would become in the future, enabling them to jump on any bandwagon going.
That's totally porn music. Cue music and enter pizza delivery boy …
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Re: The KISS Thread

Post by Dr. Medulla » 13 Jun 2011, 12:47pm

Wolter wrote:In the interest of harmony and amity, I will admit that I like the song "Strutter."
Concur. Detroit Rock City is also pretty fun.
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Post by Heston » 13 Jun 2011, 12:47pm

Dr. Medulla wrote:Image
Easily my favourite Kiss album.
Right, if we're counting comedy albums, I nominate Music From the Elder.
So what does Marconi playing the mamba mean? "Marconi" is referring to the radio itself. It plays a deadly snake. The snake - the mamba - is slithering from the speakers. Ready to kill greedy corporations. Ready to free the world of all that is evil, and to leave behind only the youthful idealism encompassed by the tenets of rock and roll.

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Re: The KISS Thread

Post by Dr. Medulla » 13 Jun 2011, 12:48pm

Heston wrote:
Dr. Medulla wrote:Image
Easily my favourite Kiss album.
Right, if we're counting comedy albums, I nominate Music From the Elder.
You think a world without heroes is funny? You heartless fuck.
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Re: The KISS Thread

Post by matedog » 13 Jun 2011, 12:51pm

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My friend turned me on to this tune a few years back. I had never seen the video until just now. It's ridiculous, Gene's wagging his tongue at everything - Paul, the camera, all the girls in the video. No one is pretending to play their instruments, even Eric Carr jumps on Paul's back during the second verse to sing a harmony when he's supposed to be on his kit!

Question for Heston: Did Paul take more lead vocals when they became unmasked due to him (at the time) being less ugly than Gene?
Look, you have to establish context for these things. And I maintain that unless you appreciate the Fall of Constantinople, the Great Fire of London, and Mickey Mantle's fatalist alcoholism, live Freddy makes no sense. If you want to half-ass it, fine, go call Simon Schama to do the appendix.

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Post by Heston » 13 Jun 2011, 12:52pm

Dr. Medulla wrote:You think a world without heroes is funny? You heartless fuck.
That song is actually pretty sad and touching, also a co-write with Lou Reed.
A world without heroes
Is like a world without sun
You can't look up to anyone
Without heroes

And a world without heroes
Is like a never ending race
Is like a time without a place
A pointless thing devoid of grace

Where you don't know what you're after
Or if something's after you
And you don't know why you don't know
In a world without heroes

In a world without dreams
Things are no more than they seem
And a world without heroes
Is like a bird without wings
Or a bell that never rings
Just a sad and useless thing

Where you don't know what you're after
Or if something's after you
And you don't know why you don't know

In a world without heroes
There's nothing to be
It's no place for me
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So what does Marconi playing the mamba mean? "Marconi" is referring to the radio itself. It plays a deadly snake. The snake - the mamba - is slithering from the speakers. Ready to kill greedy corporations. Ready to free the world of all that is evil, and to leave behind only the youthful idealism encompassed by the tenets of rock and roll.

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Re: The KISS Thread

Post by Dr. Medulla » 13 Jun 2011, 12:58pm

Heston wrote:
Dr. Medulla wrote:You think a world without heroes is funny? You heartless fuck.
That song is actually pretty sad and touching, also a co-write with Lou Reed.
A world without heroes
Is like a world without sun
You can't look up to anyone
Without heroes

And a world without heroes
Is like a never ending race
Is like a time without a place
A pointless thing devoid of grace

Where you don't know what you're after
Or if something's after you
And you don't know why you don't know
In a world without heroes

In a world without dreams
Things are no more than they seem
And a world without heroes
Is like a bird without wings
Or a bell that never rings
Just a sad and useless thing

Where you don't know what you're after
Or if something's after you
And you don't know why you don't know

In a world without heroes
There's nothing to be
It's no place for me
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The best part is the frequent use of similes, which meshes with interviews with Paul and Gene, who constantly describe Kiss using similes (e.g., Kiss is like a party—you stick around as long as you're having fun; Kiss is like a sportscar—it goes fast and all the girls want to ride it).
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Re: The KISS Thread

Post by Heston » 13 Jun 2011, 1:01pm

matedog wrote:[youtube]
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My friend turned me on to this tune a few years back. I had never seen the video until just now. It's ridiculous, Gene's wagging his tongue at everything - Paul, the camera, all the girls in the video. No one is pretending to play their instruments, even Eric Carr jumps on Paul's back during the second verse to sing a harmony when he's supposed to be on his kit!

Question for Heston: Did Paul take more lead vocals when they became unmasked due to him (at the time) being less ugly than Gene?
That's from the horrific "Bon Jovi" period, which I have no interest in. My input in this thread will deal with the years 1973-1981, though other people can talk about the "Vinnie Years" or suchlike if they choose.
So what does Marconi playing the mamba mean? "Marconi" is referring to the radio itself. It plays a deadly snake. The snake - the mamba - is slithering from the speakers. Ready to kill greedy corporations. Ready to free the world of all that is evil, and to leave behind only the youthful idealism encompassed by the tenets of rock and roll.

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Re: The KISS Thread

Post by Dr. Medulla » 13 Jun 2011, 1:03pm

Heston wrote:
matedog wrote:[youtube]
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My friend turned me on to this tune a few years back. I had never seen the video until just now. It's ridiculous, Gene's wagging his tongue at everything - Paul, the camera, all the girls in the video. No one is pretending to play their instruments, even Eric Carr jumps on Paul's back during the second verse to sing a harmony when he's supposed to be on his kit!

Question for Heston: Did Paul take more lead vocals when they became unmasked due to him (at the time) being less ugly than Gene?
That's from the horrific "Bon Jovi" period, which I have no interest in. My input in this thread will deal with the years 1973-1981, though other people can talk about the "Vinnie Years" or suchlike if they choose.
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Re: The KISS Thread

Post by Heston » 13 Jun 2011, 1:10pm

Dr. Medulla wrote:
Heston wrote:
matedog wrote:[youtube]
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My friend turned me on to this tune a few years back. I had never seen the video until just now. It's ridiculous, Gene's wagging his tongue at everything - Paul, the camera, all the girls in the video. No one is pretending to play their instruments, even Eric Carr jumps on Paul's back during the second verse to sing a harmony when he's supposed to be on his kit!

Question for Heston: Did Paul take more lead vocals when they became unmasked due to him (at the time) being less ugly than Gene?
That's from the horrific "Bon Jovi" period, which I have no interest in. My input in this thread will deal with the years 1973-1981, though other people can talk about the "Vinnie Years" or suchlike if they choose.
Stalinist.
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So what does Marconi playing the mamba mean? "Marconi" is referring to the radio itself. It plays a deadly snake. The snake - the mamba - is slithering from the speakers. Ready to kill greedy corporations. Ready to free the world of all that is evil, and to leave behind only the youthful idealism encompassed by the tenets of rock and roll.

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Re: The KISS Thread

Post by Dr. Medulla » 13 Jun 2011, 1:30pm

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Coincidentally, I've been on a nine-hundred year long quest to find a product that Kiss have refused to licence.
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Re: The KISS Thread

Post by JennyB » 13 Jun 2011, 2:18pm

Oh good. I know which thread to totally avoid.
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