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
As humans we like to find simple explanations, we categorize things and events and people so that we can make sense of a World which is infinitely more complex than we can handle. This is something that is so important to us—a fact that stems from our evolutionary past—that there is actually a collection of … Fortsätt läsa The Appetite Fallacy
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!
Somewhat belatedly it's time to once again look at the idea that the early costumes - in this case defined as pre-April 21, 1974 - were somehow crude and more "amateurish" than what followed. My take is that, although they were in most cases less elaborate and ornate than what followed, they were far from … Fortsätt läsa The early costumes – pt. 2
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