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KISS Avatars To Tour...

lure555

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Of course... it's KISS! They'll milk this for any penny. Funny that they didn't go with Ace and Peter.
 
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longlowrumble

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Just Incase anyone didn't already know what a rip.off, no talent , clown show they are. How can anybody take these bozos serious? And please don't say, well they made a lot of money. They don't have anything to do with rock and roll.
Thing is, they actually did have a lot to do with rock & roll in the mid-70s, and if (like me) you were a certain age and of a certain temperament then, they were the coolest thing ever. But once Ace Frehley and Peter Criss left, the air went out of the balloon pretty quickly, and the relentless moneygrubbing definitely hasn't been a good look. This avatar thing is just embarrassing.
 

Grand Funk fan

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Thing is, they actually did have a lot to do with rock & roll in the mid-70s, and if (like me) you were a certain age and of a certain temperament then, they were the coolest thing ever. But once Ace Frehley and Peter Criss left, the air went out of the balloon pretty quickly, and the relentless moneygrubbing definitely hasn't been a good look. This avatar thing is just embarrassing.
They were teeny bopper top 40 back then.The bands I was in during that period stayed away from that stuff. The stuff we were playing was to hard core for radio, and there was absolutely no blues scene, so I guess I'm coming at rock n roll from a different perspective.
 

bursty

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Just Incase anyone didn't already know what a rip.off, no talent , clown show they are. How can anybody take these bozos serious? And please don't say, well they made a lot of money. They don't have anything to do with rock and roll.

in recent and in current time I agree 110% but back in the day, circa mid 1970s, KISS was something to hear and to see in a live setting

of course, nothing last forever .......
 

J.D.

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Not sure why everyone likes bashing Kiss. They were a very entertaining rock band for many years. I believe their goal was to make money entertaining people and not win awards. Gene and Paul are smart businessman who really pioneered to a certain extent band merchandising and revenue streams beyond album sales and touring.

I give them credit for using modern technology to milk this cash cow a bit longer in retirement. Doesn't really appeal to me but might to a whole new group of fans (or should I say "market segment").
 

Grand Funk fan

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Not sure why everyone likes bashing Kiss. They were a very entertaining rock band for many years. I believe their goal was to make money entertaining people and not win awards. Gene and Paul are smart businessman who really pioneered to a certain extent band merchandising and revenue streams beyond album sales and touring.

I give them credit for using modern technology to milk this cash cow a bit longer in retirement. Doesn't really appeal to me but might to a whole new group of fans (or should I say "market segment").
The Bee Gees made a bunch of money too, but they're shit too. The reason Kiss gets so much shit is because their music was a joke.
 
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longlowrumble

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They were teeny bopper top 40 back then.The bands I was in during that period stayed away from that stuff. The stuff we were playing was to hard core for radio, and there was absolutely no blues scene, so I guess I'm coming at rock n roll from a different perspective.
I guess you were a cooler 13-year-old than I was.
 

bursty

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In the early days of 1973/74, raucous, loud rock with a good show was the epitome of rock n roll.

I had followed KISS during their early days (73, 74 and 75) via radio, television and magazines. During this time frame I was playing cello in an orchestra; weird, huh?
I knew one day I would have the opportunity to see KISS perform live because my home town had a decent size coliseum where a lot of tours came through and played. I never believed musically that KISS were playing anything other than straight up rock and roll but as a young teenager I really enjoyed their sound. Throw in the theatrics and the over the top pyrotechnics a KISS show was quite an epic experience to look forward to for a young punk like myself.

When I finally saw KISS in 1976 on the Destroyer tour it was so much better than I could have dreamed. I still remember that show like it was a few weeks ago and it was indeed an epic experience. How could any band, KISS included, follow-up such an incredible show as they did night after night on that particular tour?
Nothing short of epic in my book!

The bonus was the opening band was Bob Seger and the Silver Bullet Band which I thought was gonna be lame but they played a fantastic show. The guitarist was playing a gold top and Bob Seger and his band were polished, professional and it was a great to see them play live. They were touring in support of 'LIve' Bullet which is full of some great songs. What a set by this band!

I got to see two fantastic bands with totally different approaches to their music worth a lifetime of memories for a $6 ticket. :cool:
Never again ........
 

Amp360

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They were teeny bopper top 40 back then.The bands I was in during that period stayed away from that stuff. The stuff we were playing was to hard core for radio, and there was absolutely no blues scene, so I guess I'm coming at rock n roll from a different perspective.
The blooze scene is basically teenie-bopper music for grownups. Go to Guitar Center and you can buy your 'insert real bloozeman name here' or Taylor Swift model whatever. Same fans a different demographic.

I'm not really a Kiss fan, but some of the bands I like were definitely for kids - Elvis, Chuck Berry, The Beatles, Rolling Stones, etc.
 

Jethro Rocker

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They had some good memorable songs. I play today because of them. To each their own, one could be listening to disco in the late 70s instead.
Just went to the final tour show here. Loved it. A spectacle which it should be.
And I like most of the songs. Good solid hard rockin and raw.
 
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