posted on Feb, 9 2018 @ 12:50 PM
Damn. To me, that was pretty much the Rock and Roll national anthem. I was born in '65, and started listening to music really early because I had an
uncle that played guitar, and he gave me an old late '60s Fender Music Master guitar in '73 or so, and I was hooked.
So, my best friend in elementary school, Stacy, was obsessed with KISS, and by 6th grade I was also obsessed by KISS. I was 11 years old, so what can
So, I spent most of my adolescent years listening to vinyl and learning guitar parts.
Now it's 40 years later, and I played all those songs over and over and over. I haven't played that stuff in 20 or 30 years, but I still know both
guitar parts (Ace and Paul), and you could always tell who was playing what, because the albums were mixed so that each guitar part was on the left or
right channel. I swear, put on any of Kiss's albums before Dynasty, and sweep the balance left or right, and you'll see what I mean. I still know
all those guitar parts to this day.
Strutter, Black Diamond, Shout it Out Loud, She, Ladies Room.
I guess I'm "Out of the Closet" as a KISS fan now. Saw them at the Boutwell Auditorium in Birmingham five or six times, the last being the "Lick it
Up" tour, because it was the first tour without the makeup.
So, anyway, I spent an embarrassingly large chunk of my adolescence trying to convince my parents, and anyone else that would listen, that KISS was
cool, and the rest of my time learning guitar parts in my room, for hours and hours.
Thanks for the OP. That's one of those songs that instantly takes me back to around 1978.