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!
Most of what we say we "know" is not really direct empirical knowledge. The vast majority of what we "know" is constructed by piecing together indirect evidence into a narrative that makes sense. This is true of life in general but doubly so for the research into all matters KISS. I can claim that the … Fortsätt läsa From whence information?
Last time I tried to put the show at Anaheim Stadium into context by looking at the concert history of the stadium itself, a little bit about stadium shows in 1976 in general, the new-and-possibly-improved Spirit of '76 stage, and the tour itself. So today we will jump right in where the concert at Anaheim … Fortsätt läsa The Spirit of Anaheim pt. 2
I'm not sure if I've missed something but there seems to be precious little written about KISS's show at Anaheim Stadium on August 20, 1976. For a long time it was the biggest show the band had ever played under their own name and yet it has merited fairly little attention, at least in print. … Fortsätt läsa The Spirit of Anaheim pt. 1
In 1974, touring with KISS was more or less like the Wild Wild West. I don't mean that as in they came into a town, ran afowl of the law and was run out of town (although I'm sure there were a few hotel managers who were glad if they never returned); and I don't … Fortsätt läsa The Wild Wild West: Touring in 1974
Most KISS fans are aware of the fact that neither Alive! nor Alive II are live as the majority of people would define the term. There were overdubs, probably cut-and-paste from different dates, songs recorded at soundchecks, added crowd noise - the list goes on. In the case of Alive II the band have long … Fortsätt läsa The God of Thunder Conundrum
Songwriting credits is a complex chapter. If we steer clear of the strictly legal issues - where a fairly non-sensical 50/50 split between publisher and songwriter still exists as a kind of given and, despite its relevance and near-ubiquity, the traditional "split sheet" is rarely enough in most situations - what we as consumers see … Fortsätt läsa The hard-to-decipher credits