Nostalgia in a pop-cultural context probably first appeared in the shape of Sha Na Na who, through a series of random events, ended up playing their covers of 50s hit songs at Woodstock and essentially sparked the 50s nostalgia that ran rampant in the US in the 70s. Don't worry though, we won't be going … Fortsätt läsa The birth of nostalgia
This post will, sadly, not be about the wonderful lyrical stylings of The Elder. Swords and flames and man-children will have to wait for another time (not yet). Instead, this musing will focus on the evolution of published works about KISS and how this relates to certain aspects of the availability of information and the … Fortsätt läsa Once upon not yet
Anyone who has read any of my works here, seen my Instagram, or perhaps come across one of my websites, know that I tend to get into the details. As in, really into the details. It's easy to assume that this has always been the case, that I started my KISS fandom as a super-nerd … Fortsätt läsa GET UP! and get your remix OUTTA here!
Time to look at another aspect of the 10th Annniversary Tour. Today we look at those pesky attendance numbers, the many canceled shows, look at some of the contemporary reporting that at times complements the information in KISS Alive Forever, and make a brief comparison with one of KISS's heirs apparent who were touring at the … Fortsätt läsa Ye Olde 10th Anniversary Tour: ”where is everybody?”
I am endlessly fascinated by the breakthrough of KISS over the course of the fall of 1975. We will probably never get a clear picture of how the band experienced that time, too many years have passed and legends have replaced memories, but we can use the (relatively) few facts we have to piece together … Fortsätt läsa The Tipping Point
Today marks the 30th Anniversary of the first time I got to see KISS live. Taking a cue from Alex Bergdahl's pod cast from yesterday - a pod cast every KISS fan who understands Swedish should listen to - I'm going to go through what I actually remember of that day, not what I know … Fortsätt läsa A not so Crazy Night in Gothenburg
With the advent of MTV in 1981 the promotion of music was more or less revolutionised and from 1984-91 we can confidently say that music videos entered, and then saturated, the mainstream. True, the promo clip had been a part of the music business for almost twenty years before MTV and KISS, being a visual … Fortsätt läsa KISS and MTV: The early 80’s music videos…