Influences And Recollections of a Musical Mind

Okay, let’s be clear…Kiss Alive! was a game changer. How much or how little of it was actually recorded live is a moot point by now. This record influenced myriads of musicians famous and non-famous alike. It launched Kiss into the stratosphere of ’70’s arena rock in a way that none of their studio albums ever could. Kiss was born for the stage, born for the visual and visceral live experience, and this album distilled everything they did well. High energy anthems delivered at top volume with over the top crowd raps by Paul Stanley, scorching guitar solos by Ace Frehley, a long drum solo from Peter Criss, and Gene Simmons in all his demon bat glory. All their early classics are represented…Black Diamond, Firehouse, Deuce, She, C’mon And Love Me…and of course, Strutter. You wanted the best and you got it…the hottest band in the land…Kisssssssssss!

Written By Braddon S. Williams

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