For twelve years KISS didn't play a single song from Hotter Than Hell. Not one. These twelve years coincided perfectly with Eric Carr's tenure in the band which, obviously, raises a few questions, all of which ultimately boils down to: why? Needless to say I have a few ideas. Unlike most of my writing this … Fortsätt läsa Eric Carr and Hotter Than Hell
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?
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?”
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
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