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KISS - Rock and roll all night!

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posted on Feb, 9 2018 @ 12:20 PM
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Brother you're in the army now, you're in the KISS army!

You wanted the best?
Here it is!





posted on Feb, 9 2018 @ 12:30 PM
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KISS - Heaven's On Fire.




posted on Feb, 9 2018 @ 12:36 PM
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Sorry, I wanna hear it LOUD!




posted on Feb, 9 2018 @ 12:46 PM
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originally posted by: halfoldman


You wanted the best?
Here it is!



the best what?
musicians?
i think not

having said that if thats how you feel then thats how it is.
rock on man



posted on Feb, 9 2018 @ 12:50 PM
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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 you do?

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.



posted on Feb, 9 2018 @ 01:10 PM
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a reply to: MteWamp

Thanks bro, and I think the memories and narratives that go with songs are as important as the guitar transcriptions or whatever.

Funny, nowadays you can find guitar transcriptions in every library, and online.
Flip it was once so difficult, and in my youth we didn't have videos, due to the cultural sanctions.

But to me every song has a story, and thanks for sharing.
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posted on Feb, 9 2018 @ 01:15 PM
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originally posted by: TinySickTears

originally posted by: halfoldman


You wanted the best?
Here it is!



the best what?
musicians?
i think not

having said that if thats how you feel then thats how it is.
rock on man


Yeah, but KISS was never really about being an Olympian athlete on your instrument, though. Compared to lots of other groups back then, their chops couldn't compare, but at the live shows you could count on those guys giving 200%. Every single time. I probably went to 100 or more concerts, by LOTS of groups from 1978 until 1988 or so, and the KISS concerts are some of the ones that I can still recall the energy of their concerts, and the impact it had on me as a kid.

Not to mention that the first time I saw RUSH, they were opening for KISS. I don't remember the year, but it was REALLY early, like '76 or so, possibly earlier. WAY before Moving Pictures. Maybe 2112 or so. Soon after, Rush became my obsession. They still hold that honor with me until this day.

Can you imagine two 12 or 13 year-olds at a KISS show circa 1976-1978? By themselves, without any adult supervision?

Damn, how times have changed, but it damn sure was good while it lasted.



posted on Feb, 9 2018 @ 01:25 PM
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OK, as far as musicianship goes, KISS weren't in the same league as Randy Rhodes or Jake Lee.

But they also weren't bad.
Especially considering the show they put on.

It wasn't just a circus - they could actually play.

They could do both - a show and solid musicians.

As with Queen, I think the rock press actually hated them for that.
They would have preferred if they couldn't play at all.
But they could.
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posted on Feb, 9 2018 @ 01:26 PM
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a reply to: halfoldman

KISS is not only about music. Nobody like KISS.



posted on Feb, 9 2018 @ 01:29 PM
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a reply to: halfoldman

You re right. Don't defend it.
I'm just in a mood. Bottom line is if you think it's awesome then it is



posted on Feb, 9 2018 @ 01:35 PM
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Many people might not recall how negative the rock press was to anything considered "glam" in the 1970's.
It led to a complete breakdown between bands and journalism.
That's not rock, it's Las Vegas!
Really?
Only a dude in jeans and a beard who can play the Lydian scale backwards is rock.
But the fans disagreed.



posted on Feb, 9 2018 @ 01:49 PM
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a reply to: halfoldman



KISS


But enjoy, with out KISS we would not have had our Glam rock.



posted on Feb, 9 2018 @ 01:54 PM
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But that's part of the fun of KISS!

It's not perfection (don't expect Mozart), but it's anthems for the common people.



posted on Feb, 9 2018 @ 01:56 PM
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In fact, they revel in their incompetency.

That's why I can relate.



posted on Feb, 9 2018 @ 01:56 PM
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originally posted by: halfoldman
But that's part of the fun of KISS!

It's not perfection (don't expect Mozart), but it's anthems for the common people.


I get it.
I listen to a lot of music that is sloppy and dirty and I #ing love it.



posted on Feb, 9 2018 @ 02:00 PM
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Kiss - Strutter.




posted on Feb, 9 2018 @ 02:05 PM
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originally posted by: seasonal
a reply to: halfoldman



KISS


But enjoy, with out KISS we would not have had our Glam rock.


Glam Rock began in The U.K. in 1971. Kiss where formed in 1973.

Unless you mean Glam Rock in The U.S. that is ?



posted on Feb, 9 2018 @ 02:11 PM
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a reply to: alldaylong

It doesn't happen until it happen is the US.





posted on Feb, 9 2018 @ 02:12 PM
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originally posted by: seasonal
a reply to: alldaylong

It doesn't happen until it happen is the US.




Some things maybe.

With music. No.




posted on Feb, 9 2018 @ 02:22 PM
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KISS - Then she kissed me!





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