In Unmasked, and Creatures of the Night, we find the band spiraling out of control, and yet still managing to craft what I would deem quintessential albums. They were unpopular then, and they’re underrated, but at least in some ways, retroactively appreciated now. These two records are very different, yet forever linked, and both are tremendously important to the band’s development.
There is no denying that “Space Ace” has a special swagger about him…that certain something that simply makes him special. Ace is both unable and uninterested in reading music and is generally averse to playing by anybody else’s rules but his own. Still, Ace has managed to forge a fifty-year career in music and has seen the wildly unheard-of success that street-walking guys from the Bronx don’t often see.
KISS has always been a polarizing band that people either loved or hated. Even if you are not the biggest fan, there is one message I want you to take away from this article: Go back to those seldom listen to tracks, by the artist you love, and give them a listen. You might discover a new favorite song and start making your personal “top lists.”
Robert V. Conte is an editor, writer, and pop-culture consultant who, armed with his vast memorabilia collection, utilizes his expertise on a myriad of officially licensed products, including Godzilla, KISS, and Sesame Street.
The 80s and early 90s were a time of guitar god saturation, and perhaps you missed Bruce the first time around. I implore you to take a look back, and you will find that Bruce’s playing not only holds up, but it’s perhaps head and shoulders above many of his contemporaries. Simply put, a player, such a Bruce Kulick, will never go out of style, and his versatility will keep him at the forefront of the instrument for as long as he chooses.
Welcome to the eighth article of the A Guide to KISS Bootlegs series! This article will be focusing on the tour KISS did in support of the album Alive II. During this period of 1977-78, KISS had truly cemented themselves as a part of late 70s Americana.
Welcome to the seventh article of the A Guide to KISS Bootlegs series! This article will be focusing on the tour KISS did in support of the album Love Gun. Enough of the chit-chat, let’s dig right in! Or as Paul Stanley would say, “No place for hiding baby, no place to run, you pull the trigger of my LOVE GUN!”
Welcome to the sixth article of the A Guide to KISS Bootlegs series! This article will be focusing on the tour KISS did in support of the album Rock and Roll Over.
While most of you know Paul as the front person and rhythm guitarist of Hard Rock band KISS, if you were to dig deeper into not only his music but his story, you would find that his roots aren’t so much Zeppelin and Sabbath as they are Otis Redding and Solomon Burke.
Welcome to the fifth article of the “A Guide to KISS Bootlegs” series! This article will be focusing on the tour KISS did in support of the album Destroyer.