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  • I kind of regret never seeing them if only for the experience. That looks crazy 
    They are worth seeing just for the production. I was a huge fan in the 80s and saw them for the Creatures of the Night tour and the Lick It Up tour. For COTN they had a fucking tank turret on stage that the drums sat on. It would rotate and fire.

    They lost me after their Animalize album. Just got too poppy for me. If I would have listened to their albums I probably would have stuck around because their singles were pop crap but they still had some solid stuff.

    The last time I saw them was probably 20 years ago. They were on a co-headlining tour with Aerosmith. We actually left during Aerosmith because Kiss just blew them off the stage that night. That seems like blasphemy now.
    Not a fan of Animalize (or Lick it up). But Asylum is ”great”. 
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kxaAQgZgP6g

    Blasphemy

    what weirds me out is I thought they were a bunch of old farts in 1984 when this stuff came out....Simmons was only about 35
    They look older. The Lick it Up video is not a good look.

    Anyways:

    https://youtu.be/yJF9oCNNWFY



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  • Gern BlanstenGern Blansten Your Mom's Posts: 17,838
    I kind of regret never seeing them if only for the experience. That looks crazy 
    They are worth seeing just for the production. I was a huge fan in the 80s and saw them for the Creatures of the Night tour and the Lick It Up tour. For COTN they had a fucking tank turret on stage that the drums sat on. It would rotate and fire.

    They lost me after their Animalize album. Just got too poppy for me. If I would have listened to their albums I probably would have stuck around because their singles were pop crap but they still had some solid stuff.

    The last time I saw them was probably 20 years ago. They were on a co-headlining tour with Aerosmith. We actually left during Aerosmith because Kiss just blew them off the stage that night. That seems like blasphemy now.
    Not a fan of Animalize (or Lick it up). But Asylum is ”great”. 
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kxaAQgZgP6g

    Blasphemy

    what weirds me out is I thought they were a bunch of old farts in 1984 when this stuff came out....Simmons was only about 35
    They look older. The Lick it Up video is not a good look.

    Anyways:

    https://youtu.be/yJF9oCNNWFY



    yeah Lick it Up was embarrassing as hell....but that album cover....damn 
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  • JOEJOEJOEJOEJOEJOE Posts: 10,344
    Paul lives in my neighborhood....I see him at the local strip mall once in a while.  Gene used to live in the same hood until he moved out of state for tax purposes.

    I once had a cool run-in with Gene:  We were backstage at a Foo Fighters show, and he came up to me with one of those 'joke' packs of gum that gives you a slight shock when you pull out a piece.  Knowing of his Jewish roots, I called him a "schmendrick" (yiddish for trouble maker), and we then had a discussion about us both being the sons of Holocaust survivors.  He was a nice enough fella.
  • Gern BlanstenGern Blansten Your Mom's Posts: 17,838
    JOEJOEJOE said:
    Paul lives in my neighborhood....I see him at the local strip mall once in a while.  Gene used to live in the same hood until he moved out of state for tax purposes.

    I once had a cool run-in with Gene:  We were backstage at a Foo Fighters show, and he came up to me with one of those 'joke' packs of gum that gives you a slight shock when you pull out a piece.  Knowing of his Jewish roots, I called him a "schmendrick" (yiddish for trouble maker), and we then had a discussion about us both being the sons of Holocaust survivors.  He was a nice enough fella.
    Crazy....good stuff.

    I read his book "Kiss and Make Up"...highly recommended for Kiss fans
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  • Gern BlanstenGern Blansten Your Mom's Posts: 17,838
    Kiss live on Stern right now....sounds pretty good
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  • Hi!Hi! Posts: 3,095
    edited March 2023
    ^Thanks for the heads up. I’m interested in hearing this, will have to catch it on the replay. I listened/liked the Gene Simmons Bill Maher podcast so I’m sure I’ll enjoy this as well.
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  • Gern BlanstenGern Blansten Your Mom's Posts: 17,838
    edited March 2023
    so far...Detroit Rock City, Shout it Out Loud, R&RAN x 2

    Paul sounds great
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  • Spiritual_ChaosSpiritual_Chaos Posts: 28,711
    edited March 2023
    Last shows to be at MSG in december. Two nights.
    "Mostly I think that people react sensitively because they know you’ve got a point"
  • BrainofBGABrainofBGA Australia Posts: 3,806
    Last shows to be at MSG in december. Two nights.
    Well there’s a DVD / CD / LP in the making if there ever was one! 
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  • CROJAM95CROJAM95 Posts: 8,826
    Listened to them on Howard today

    fun interview… I’m gonna try for last msg show
  • BrainofBGABrainofBGA Australia Posts: 3,806
    Yep, playing in Melbourne tomorrow for the big game. Australia’s version of the Super Bowl. Then one last Aussie gig in Sydney next week. 
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  • Lerxst1992Lerxst1992 Posts: 5,988
    Can never get the preview to show on this device but here is the link of Kiss at the GF in front of 100,024!


  • Gern BlanstenGern Blansten Your Mom's Posts: 17,838
    I was geeking out on Kiss this weekend and put together a playlist. I ended up with 41 songs with nothing past the Animalize album.

    I used live tracks from Alive 1 and 2 where available. Good stuff
    Remember the Thomas Nine !! (10/02/2018)

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  • I was geeking out on Kiss this weekend and put together a playlist. I ended up with 41 songs with nothing past the Animalize album.

    I used live tracks from Alive 1 and 2 where available. Good stuff
    But Asylum is better than both Lick it up and Animalize
    "Mostly I think that people react sensitively because they know you’ve got a point"
  • Gern BlanstenGern Blansten Your Mom's Posts: 17,838
    I was geeking out on Kiss this weekend and put together a playlist. I ended up with 41 songs with nothing past the Animalize album.

    I used live tracks from Alive 1 and 2 where available. Good stuff
    But Asylum is better than both Lick it up and Animalize
    Probably....I just got fed up with Animalize then moved on
    Remember the Thomas Nine !! (10/02/2018)

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    2013: London ON, Chicago; 2014: Cincy, St Louis, Moline (NO CODE)
    2016: Lexington, Wrigley #1; 2018: Wrigley, Wrigley, Boston, Boston
    2020: Oakland, Oakland:  2021: EV Ohana, Ohana, Ohana, Ohana
    2022: Oakland, Oakland, Nashville, Louisville; 2023: Chicago, Chicago, Noblesville
  • I was geeking out on Kiss this weekend and put together a playlist. I ended up with 41 songs with nothing past the Animalize album.

    I used live tracks from Alive 1 and 2 where available. Good stuff
    But Asylum is better than both Lick it up and Animalize
    Probably....I just got fed up with Animalize then moved on
    What songs from Unmasked?

    "Mostly I think that people react sensitively because they know you’ve got a point"
  • Gern BlanstenGern Blansten Your Mom's Posts: 17,838
    I was geeking out on Kiss this weekend and put together a playlist. I ended up with 41 songs with nothing past the Animalize album.

    I used live tracks from Alive 1 and 2 where available. Good stuff
    But Asylum is better than both Lick it up and Animalize
    Probably....I just got fed up with Animalize then moved on
    What songs from Unmasked?

    None! That album lost me and then Creatures was the resurrection. I got into The Elder several years later though. I really like that album.

    Just a Boy/Odyssey/Under the Rose/The Oath/Mr Blackwell/I made it from that one
    Remember the Thomas Nine !! (10/02/2018)

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    2016: Lexington, Wrigley #1; 2018: Wrigley, Wrigley, Boston, Boston
    2020: Oakland, Oakland:  2021: EV Ohana, Ohana, Ohana, Ohana
    2022: Oakland, Oakland, Nashville, Louisville; 2023: Chicago, Chicago, Noblesville
  • I was geeking out on Kiss this weekend and put together a playlist. I ended up with 41 songs with nothing past the Animalize album.

    I used live tracks from Alive 1 and 2 where available. Good stuff
    But Asylum is better than both Lick it up and Animalize
    Probably....I just got fed up with Animalize then moved on
    What songs from Unmasked?

    None! That album lost me and then Creatures was the resurrection. I got into The Elder several years later though. I really like that album.

    Just a Boy/Odyssey/Under the Rose/The Oath/Mr Blackwell/I made it from that one
    Unmasked doesn't have a weak song though. 

    You mentioned a bunch of weak ones though... hehe

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  • Gern BlanstenGern Blansten Your Mom's Posts: 17,838
    I'll add Is That You?

    Shandi makes me want to commit arson
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  • BrainofBGABrainofBGA Australia Posts: 3,806
    Unmasked is a classic! 

    Is That You, She’s So European, Two Sides of a Coin, Tomorrow… the list goes on! 
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  • Gern BlanstenGern Blansten Your Mom's Posts: 17,838
    Saw them Saturday night in Indy....great show. Their video/light/pyro show is amazing.

    Also very cool that the back video screen displayed the classic KISS sign every so often. They sounded great.

    Paul yaps way too much though...holy shit. I assume that's just to drag out the show a bit and possibly let Gene prep or something. It just came very repetitive with the "how are you all doing tonight?" shit. 

    I had not seen them live since the KISS/Aerosmith co-headlining tour about 20 years ago. 
    Remember the Thomas Nine !! (10/02/2018)

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    2010: St Louis, Columbus, Noblesville; 2011: EV Chicago, East Troy, East Troy
    2013: London ON, Chicago; 2014: Cincy, St Louis, Moline (NO CODE)
    2016: Lexington, Wrigley #1; 2018: Wrigley, Wrigley, Boston, Boston
    2020: Oakland, Oakland:  2021: EV Ohana, Ohana, Ohana, Ohana
    2022: Oakland, Oakland, Nashville, Louisville; 2023: Chicago, Chicago, Noblesville
  • Gern BlanstenGern Blansten Your Mom's Posts: 17,838

    Remember the Thomas Nine !! (10/02/2018)

    1998: Noblesville; 2003: Noblesville; 2009: EV Nashville, Chicago, Chicago
    2010: St Louis, Columbus, Noblesville; 2011: EV Chicago, East Troy, East Troy
    2013: London ON, Chicago; 2014: Cincy, St Louis, Moline (NO CODE)
    2016: Lexington, Wrigley #1; 2018: Wrigley, Wrigley, Boston, Boston
    2020: Oakland, Oakland:  2021: EV Ohana, Ohana, Ohana, Ohana
    2022: Oakland, Oakland, Nashville, Louisville; 2023: Chicago, Chicago, Noblesville
  • BrainofBGABrainofBGA Australia Posts: 3,806
    Would be interesting to see if the final show has some spontaneity in terms of song choice (highly unlikely) or they’ll just roll out the same set that they’ve played for most of the whole tour? 
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  • BrainofBGABrainofBGA Australia Posts: 3,806
    edited December 2023
    Would be interesting to see if the final show has some spontaneity in terms of song choice (highly unlikely) or they’ll just roll out the same set that they’ve played for most of the whole tour? 
    Looks like basically the same set with a couple of minor variations. 

    Holograms announced. A new era of Kiss. 
    Post edited by BrainofBGA on
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  • JT167846JT167846 Posts: 725
    ABBA is doing the same I think. Will be interesting to see how they market it. Anyone go to the last gig? Apart from Mike?
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  • Gern BlanstenGern Blansten Your Mom's Posts: 17,838
    Would be interesting to see if the final show has some spontaneity in terms of song choice (highly unlikely) or they’ll just roll out the same set that they’ve played for most of the whole tour? 
    Yeah I guess we shouldn't be too surprised but it sure seems like they could have done something a little more special. 

    When we saw them in Indy we walked through the atrium early to check out merch and they were performing for the VIPs....pretty cool that they do that but those people pay quite a bit for the privilege.
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    2016: Lexington, Wrigley #1; 2018: Wrigley, Wrigley, Boston, Boston
    2020: Oakland, Oakland:  2021: EV Ohana, Ohana, Ohana, Ohana
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