Eric Carr and Hotter Than Hell

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

From whence information?

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?

The early costumes – pt. 2

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

Ye Olde 10th Anniversary Tour: ”where is everybody?”

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?”