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    JD knows this story ...

    My Uncle Gerry got me into music . He's a drummer (or was) , and has always been the apex of "cool" . He grew up with Zeppelin , Deep Purple , Sabbath , KISS , and Van Halen . Not a bad musical resume ...

    KISS was a major part of his life , and my childhood . They're just ingrained in me . I don't claim to be a fan the way I am with VH , but I'm more than a casual listener .
    I've seen them 4 times . The first was at the CNE , opening for Whitesnake . This was a sans makeup gig , and WS were playing with Steve Vai .

    The 2nd was at Casino Rama , with a high school buddy of mine . It wasn't the original band . This was a Thayer and Singer lineup .
    The 3rd was at a local venue . Same lineup as above ^^ .

    My last show was in Toronto , a couple of weeks ago .
    The shows were all spectacular . The songs are timeless , and the theatrics are top notch . They are one of the most entertaining rock acts to be touring today ...
    "There's a little bit of Van Halen in everyone ..."
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    Quote Originally Posted by rawkinrobbievh1 View Post
    JD knows this story ...

    My Uncle Gerry got me into music . He's a drummer (or was) , and has always been the apex of "cool" . He grew up with Zeppelin , Deep Purple , Sabbath , KISS , and Van Halen . Not a bad musical resume ...

    KISS was a major part of his life , and my childhood . They're just ingrained in me . I don't claim to be a fan the way I am with VH , but I'm more than a casual listener .
    I've seen them 4 times . The first was at the CNE , opening for Whitesnake . This was a sans makeup gig , and WS were playing with Steve Vai .

    The 2nd was at Casino Rama , with a high school buddy of mine . It wasn't the original band . This was a Thayer and Singer lineup .
    The 3rd was at a local venue . Same lineup as above ^^ .

    My last show was in Toronto , a couple of weeks ago .
    The shows were all spectacular . The songs are timeless , and the theatrics are top notch . They are one of the most entertaining rock acts to be touring today ...
    Ive always been a KISS fan or at least since around 76 or so....about at the same time my older cousin gave me a copy of AC schools out track which I thought was brilliant. I had a huge Ace poster on my wall and deep inside thought that Ace would take me to the planet Jendel with him lol.
    My dad took me to see them in 79 on the Dynasty and hell even said himself he enjoyed the spectacle. HOH, DTK and Destroyer will always have great memories with me.
    One thing I do regret is that there for a year or 2 period I thought Ace was the greatest player alive......until I heard eruption ha!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Achilleslastand View Post
    Ive always been a KISS fan or at least since around 76 or so....about at the same time my older cousin gave me a copy of AC schools out track which I thought was brilliant. I had a huge Ace poster on my wall and deep inside thought that Ace would take me to the planet Jendel with him lol.
    My dad took me to see them in 79 on the Dynasty and hell even said himself he enjoyed the spectacle. HOH, DTK and Destroyer will always have great memories with me.
    One thing I do regret is that there for a year or 2 period I thought Ace was the greatest player alive......until I heard eruption ha!
    Yeah , Ace was a big influence on a lot of players . He had a gutsy style , that was very street level and in your face .
    Some of those tunes are the soundtrack to the 70's , for a lot of people .

    He's no Eddie , but Ace really helped to form the early to mid 70's guitar hero motif . It's a lot harder to compose those kinds of songs that reach the masses .
    A catchy hook and a melodic solo that compliments the song , is almost always a homerun . Cranking out a metal riff with a mathematically calculated solo is rather easy , by contrast .

    Ace had that early feel down pat . They were known for the live show and the merchandise , but KISS were the real deal .
    Super heroes of the rock world .

    BTW - the movie Detroit Rock City , is one of the funniest i've ever seen !!!
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    KISS_BOOK_Signing_Aug_29_2013_1.jpg

    New KISS book about the early years.

    www.kissonline.com

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    Quote Originally Posted by Heisenberg View Post
    KISS_BOOK_Signing_Aug_29_2013_1.jpg

    New KISS book about the early years.

    www.kissonline.com
    Yeah, i saw this listed on Amazon a few months back!
    I want it!

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    There's so much great early Kiss video on YouTube. Check this out:

    "I won't go down in history, but I will go down on your sister."
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    YT is a treasure trove for stuff like that .

    My uncle still has (in the attic) all his KISS posters , magazines , the original dolls , the garbage can , etc.
    Those deluxe dvd box sets that KISS put out , had some incredible footage that spanned there entire Kiss-tory . LOL .

    I have Vol. 1 and 2 . Great stuff .
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    Quote Originally Posted by Heisenberg View Post
    KISS_BOOK_Signing_Aug_29_2013_1.jpg

    New KISS book about the early years.

    www.kissonline.com
    This new book looks amazing, and has gotten some great reviews.
    560 pages, all about the early years up through Kiss Alive in '75.
    The author spoke with everyone involved, from roadies to other musicians.

    Here's what Joe Perry had to say:

    Nothin’ to Lose is an electrifying look at a band that changed the course of rock and roll history by sticking to their guns and blazing their own trail of heavy metal thunder. I couldn’t put it down. Two thumbs up!” (Joe Perry, Aerosmith)

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    Quote Originally Posted by cowboydan View Post
    There's so much great early Kiss video on YouTube. Check this out:
    Quote Originally Posted by rawkinrobbievh1 View Post
    YT is a treasure trove for stuff like that.
    Here is another rarely performed tune, " Flaming Youth ". You can sort of tell why they didnt play it live that often.



    Quote Originally Posted by unchainedguitars View Post
    This new book looks amazing, and has gotten some great reviews.
    560 pages, all about the early years up through Kiss Alive in '75.
    The author spoke with everyone involved, from roadies to other musicians.

    Here's what Joe Perry had to say:

    Nothin’ to Lose is an electrifying look at a band that changed the course of rock and roll history by sticking to their guns and blazing their own trail of heavy metal thunder. I couldn’t put it down. Two thumbs up!” (Joe Perry, Aerosmith)
    KISS were here in town a while ago and they actually set up their own memorbilia store called the " KISS Army Depot ", right downtown in the city. It was pretty cool. They had all kinds of stuff, but I didn't actually buy anything, most of it was way overpriced. They had the big huge super expensive KISSSTORY books and some of those older " Instant Live " cd's from the 2009 tour. There were too many people there at the time and I had to get the hell out of there. I think my days of collecting KISS stuff are over, but I'm really looking forward to this book, and going to get it soon. Hopefully there are some more stories of the shows they did with Aerosmith back then. Evidently, there was some rivalry between the road crews.

 

 

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