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Kiss

Rooted in the campy theatrics of Alice Cooper and the sleazy hard rock of glam rockers the New York Dolls, Kiss became a favorite of American teenagers in the '70s. Most kids were infatuated with the look of Kiss, not their music. Decked out in outrageously flamboyant costumes and makeup, the band fashioned a captivating stage show featuring dry ice, smoke bombs, elaborate lighting, blood spitting, and fire breathing that captured the imaginations of thousands of kids. But Kiss' music shouldn't be dismissed -- it was a commercially potent mix of anthemic, fist-pounding hard rock driven by sleek hooks and ballads powered by loud guitars, cloying melodies, and sweeping strings. It was a sound that laid the groundwork for both arena rock and the pop-metal that dominated rock in the late '80s.

Kiss was the brainchild of Gene Simmons (bass, vocals) and Paul Stanley (rhythm guitar, vocals), former members of the New York-based hard rock band Wicked Lester; the duo brought in drummer Peter Criss through his ad in Rolling Stone, while guitarist Ace Frehley responded to an advertisement in The Village Voice. Even at their first Manhattan concert in 1973, the group's approach was theatrical, and Flipside producer Bill Aucoin offered the band a management deal after the show. Two weeks later, the band was signed to Neil Bogart's fledgling record label, Casablanca. Kiss released their self-titled debut in February of 1974; it peaked at number 87 on the U.S. charts. By April of 1975, the group had released three albums and had been touring America constantly, building up a sizable fan base.

Culled from those numerous concerts, Alive! (released in the fall of 1975) made the band rock & roll superstars; it climbed into the Top Ten and its accompanying single, "Rock 'N' Roll All Nite," made it to number 12. Their follow-up, Destroyer, was released in March of 1976 and became the group's first platinum album; it also featured their first Top Ten single, Peter Criss' power ballad "Beth." Kiss mania was in full swing; thousands of pieces of merchandise hit the marketplace (including pinball machines, makeup and masks, and board games), and the group had two comic books released by Marvel as well as a live-action TV movie, Kiss Meet the Phantom of the Park. A 1977 Gallup poll named Kiss the most popular band in America. The group was never seen in public without wearing their makeup, and their popularity was growing by leaps and bounds; the membership of the Kiss Army, the band's fan club, was now in the six figures.

Even such enormous popularity had its limits, and the band reached them in 1978, when all four members released solo albums on the same day in October. Simmons' record was the most successful, reaching number 22 on the charts, yet all of them made it into the Top 50. Dynasty, released in 1979, continued their streak of platinum albums, yet it was their last record with the original lineup -- Criss left in 1980. Kiss Unmasked, released in the summer of 1980, was recorded with session drummer Anton Fig; Criss' true replacement, Eric Carr, joined the band in time for their 1980 world tour. Kiss Unmasked was their first record since Destroyer to fail to go platinum, and 1981's Music from the Elder, their first album recorded with Carr, didn't even go gold -- it couldn't even climb past number 75 on the charts. Ace Frehley left the band after its release; he was replaced by Vinnie Vincent in 1982. Vincent's first album with the group, 1982's Creatures of the Night, fared better than Music from the Elder, yet it couldn't make it past number 45 on the charts.

Sensing it was time for a change, Kiss dispensed with their makeup for 1983's Lick It Up. The publicity worked, as the album became their first platinum record in four years. Animalize, released the following year, was just as successful, and the group essentially recaptured their niche. Vincent left after Animalize and was replaced by Mark St. John, although St. John was soon taken ill with Reiter's Syndrome and left the band. Bruce Kulick became Kiss' new lead guitarist in 1984. For the rest of the decade, Kiss turned out a series of best-selling albums, culminating in the early 1990 hit ballad "Forever," which was their biggest single since "Beth." Kiss was scheduled to record a new album with their old producer, Bob Ezrin, in 1990 when Eric Carr became severely ill with cancer; he died in November of 1991 at the age of 41. Kiss replaced him with Eric Singer and recorded Revenge (1992), their first album since 1989; it was a Top Ten hit and went gold. Kiss followed it with the release of Alive III the following year; it performed respectably, but was not up to the standards of their two previous live records.

In 1996, the original lineup of Kiss -- featuring Simmons, Stanley, Frehley, and Criss -- reunited to perform an international tour, complete with their notorious makeup and special effects. The tour was one of the most successful of 1996, and in 1998 the reunited group issued Psycho Circus. While the ensuing tour in support of Psycho Circus was a success, sales of Kiss' reunion album weren't as stellar as anticipated. Reminiscent of the band's late-'70s unfocused period, few tracks on Psycho Circus featured all four members playing together (most tracks were supplemented with session musicians), as the band seemed more interested in flooding the marketplace with merchandise yet again instead of making the music their top priority. With rumors running rampant that the Psycho Circus Tour would be their last, the quartet announced in the spring of 2000 that they would be launching a U.S. farewell tour in the summer, which became one of the year's top concert draws. But on the eve of a Japanese and Australian tour in early 2001, Peter Criss suddenly left the band once again, supposedly discontent with his salary. Taking his place was previous Kiss drummer Eric Singer, who in a controversial move among some longtime fans, donned Criss' cat-man makeup (since Simmons and Stanley own both Frehley and Criss' makeup designs, there was no threat of a lawsuit) as the farewell tour continued.

With the band scheduled to call it a day supposedly by late 2001, a mammoth career-encompassing box set was set for later in the year, while the summer saw perhaps the most over-the-top piece of Kiss merchandise yet -- the "Kiss Kasket." The group was relatively quiet through the rest of the year, but 2002 started with a bang as Gene Simmons turned in an entertaining and controversial interview on NPR where he criticized the organization and berated host Terry Gross with sexual comments and condescending answers. He was promoting his autobiography at the time, which also caused dissent in the Kiss camp because of inflammatory remarks made toward Ace Frehley. Frehley subsequently declined to appear at an American Bandstand anniversary show; his place was taken by a wig-wearing Tommy Thayer, and Simmons was quick to dismiss the performance as another in a long series of money-oriented decisions. The band kept touring the globe with no new album in stores, but in 2008 they returned to the studio, re-recorded their hits, and released Jigoku-Retsuden aka KISSology or Kiss Klassics (the release was initially exclusive to Japan).

In spring of 2009, the band began recording their first studio album in 11 years, and released the results in October with the title Sonic Boom. Produced by Paul Stanley and Greg Collins, the album was exclusively distributed in North America by Wal-Mart. In 2012, the band's twentieth studio album, Monster, surfaced, rewriting the cowbell-heavy party rock of their '70s heyday and adding some nods to the sinister metal of 1992's Revenge. In 2014, after 15 years of eligibility, Kiss was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine & Greg Prato, Rovi
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Track List: Alive! 1975-2000 (Alive II)

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Amen 2 that Mr Speed(Brett) . Love Gun one of my all time favs. Rock On Everyone
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GOD OF THUNDER! Bad a** doesn't even begin to describe!!!
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Listening to Detroit rock city.She grew up digging kiss just like I did. We were both Ace freely for Halloween! This one's for you spike!
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Yes u r Brett, Tears R Falling, great tune. I still have every album Kiss ever made an the dolls 2 go along with em. Kiss was a major part of my teens right along with The Godfather of Metal... one hell of a combo. This ones 4 u Brett (Mr Speed) my friend. Rock On Everyone
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chuckromo
Kiss is and will always be the greatest band ever. My first concert ever was in Abilene Texas 1977. Been a great fan ever since
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Heaven burns in wanton desire; for raw passions given by every lier. heating lust to degrees of sensuous mistrust, when hearts sizzle in flames to combust; as holy angels flee this devilish scene. the demons of flesh score feverish dreams. of ecstasy; within man's emotions pouring pride into climatic screams. until the hour passes from the time they fell; for this rapturous tell. and brag of their conquest before returning back to hell.
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Listening to Mr. speed. Hey that's me!
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Beth was great!
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Detroit Rock City is my favorite song from KISS!
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"You wanted the best, well you got the best, the hottest band in the world... KISS"
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nicko252008
I remember getting lick it up week it came out. love kiss
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nicko252008
What if kiss only rocked til a reasonable hour? THe world wouldn't be the same! rock on!
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Cooooooooooo o o o o o o o l ! ! ! !
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Man you can't go wrong with this song
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Kiss was my first concert 1976 destroyer since then I've been a kiss fan
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Yes this one of the best songs that was ever played and best group of all time rock on rock city
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Hey Brett....I was Peter Criss & my sister was Gene Simmons! What a blast, huh!?
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I remember the introduction , "YOU WANTED IT YOU GOT IT, THE GREATEST BAND IN THE WORLD, "KISS"!!!!!! ! Awesome!
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ROCK & ROLL!! I'M STILL AN 80'S ROCKER...GRE A T TIMES & BETTER DAYS, THEY WERE! "ROCK ON"!!!!!
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Love KISS! The first concert I ever seen. Madison Square Garden---"19 7 7 " ! I was 10yrs old..Awsome, simply AwAwsome!!!! ! Reminds me of my "sister"...R I P MY FRIEND, MY LOVE. Never would have been there if it was not for her...
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Yes Dr. love, I took a little blue pill about 12 hours ago and... Aw ... Well ... Who wants to play ring toss!
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Lmfao Brett ur a f**kin trip. . Calling Dr Love, ,,. Now that's Classic Kiss... thank u Brett. ROCK ON EVERYONE
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Shock me make me feel better! This one's for my dear friend April, her and I were both Ace freely for Halloween!
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Everybody says she's looking good and the lady knows it's understood, strutter!
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If you're going to lose your mind it ought to be in Detroit rock city!
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Black Diamond, ,, Space Ace is a f**kin God on the guitar in my opinion he's one of the best. When I was a teenager playing he was my idol. ROCK ON EVERYONE
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Ain't that the truth
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Listening to hard luck woman. Like to dedicate this to my friend Mr. Jenner,I mean Ms. Jen...I mean Caitlyn , I mean...oh just forget it
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Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley are the best!!!
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Who was the dumb a** mother f**ker that gave this report on Kiss?? Most kids were infatuated with the look of Kiss, not their music?? Kiss is the greatest band of all time. Does the dumb a** that gave this report know anything about Kiss??

I was a kid from the 70s when Kiss first came out and I can tell you that everybody from miles around loved their music. If Pandora is going to hire morons to give reports on bands, they need to hire someone that knows what they are talking about.
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Look April you're playing Mr. speed,Who does that remind you of?
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Lol.yes they r Brett... my god Ace is a true God on the guitar. He is so f**kin amazing when I saw him playing that guitar on fire to Black Diamond. My opinion he's one of the best. ROCK ON EVERYONE
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"He created KISS to destroy KISS.....And he lost"
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I'm calling Dr. love. Hey doc I took the little blue pill 12 hours ago and someone is still happy...aw.. .
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GOD OF THUNDER!!!!! ! ! ! !
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Please take off Ace and Peter's makeup!!! PLEASE!! You're ruining it!!!
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Detroit Rock City
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Hello Dr. love, we got a patient that took the little blue pill and has an erection longer than 12 hours,what do we do? What, Play ring toss !
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I WANT YOU! Baby baby baby I want you!
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Rock and roll true rock
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It ain't a crime to be good to your self! ;)
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Look April they're playing Mr. speed!
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I love kiss i have a belt buckle with their logo on it so awesome
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nicko252008
Everybody said shes looking good, now that the lady knows it's understood. STRUUTER!
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I love kiss
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Get the firehouse because she sets my soul on fire!
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Even with all the put-downs & others dislikeing me fer being a Kiss fan in 70's, am stronger than ever top KISS fan
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utl
Kiss will always be my all time favorite. My only wish was the original out four were still together. Kiss ROCKS
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lillian.padi l l a 0 3 2 2
I love Kiss and God Gave Rock And Roll To You II
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I agree Brett, luv gun is my all time fav off of Destroyer, When I saw him in concert in 09 he was on a platform singing it and I got a pic of him pointing at me .Omg I lost it. Lol. Awesome concert. ROCK ON EVERYONE
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