History Music / Kiss

20th May '17 4:14:29 PM nombretomado
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* LaterInstallmentWeirdness: Although they had started to drift toward HairMetal as early as their fifth studio album, ''Rock and Roll Over'', in 1976, in the 1980s Kiss fully embraced it, and their albums from the "non-makeup" years (1983-1992) sound drastically different from the "classic" Kiss sound, with fast (occasionally ''very'' fast) VanHalen-like solos. In part this was due to new guitarists - Vinnie Vincent, Mark St. John, Bruce Kulick - who sounded nothing like Ace Frehley. But it was also due to the band [[WereStillRelevantDammit having to adopt a grittier and more "controversial" image in order to keep pace with the bands they'd inspired]]. Thus, along with the usual goofy anthems about [[IntercourseWithYou sex]], there are a number of DarkerAndEdgier tunes with more of a "punk" attitude and even some [[PrecisionFStrike Precision F Strikes]] very much at odds with their former (relatively) kid-friendly image. The makeover was only partially successful, with Kiss having fallen into semi-obscurity by the late '80s and enjoying only scattered success until they put their makeup back on in 1996.

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* LaterInstallmentWeirdness: Although they had started to drift toward HairMetal as early as their fifth studio album, ''Rock and Roll Over'', in 1976, in the 1980s Kiss fully embraced it, and their albums from the "non-makeup" years (1983-1992) sound drastically different from the "classic" Kiss sound, with fast (occasionally ''very'' fast) VanHalen-like Music/VanHalen-like solos. In part this was due to new guitarists - Vinnie Vincent, Mark St. John, Bruce Kulick - who sounded nothing like Ace Frehley. But it was also due to the band [[WereStillRelevantDammit having to adopt a grittier and more "controversial" image in order to keep pace with the bands they'd inspired]]. Thus, along with the usual goofy anthems about [[IntercourseWithYou sex]], there are a number of DarkerAndEdgier tunes with more of a "punk" attitude and even some [[PrecisionFStrike Precision F Strikes]] very much at odds with their former (relatively) kid-friendly image. The makeover was only partially successful, with Kiss having fallen into semi-obscurity by the late '80s and enjoying only scattered success until they put their makeup back on in 1996.
16th May '17 4:29:11 PM R.G.
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Not to be confused with {{kissing|Tropes}}, the book ''Literature/{{Kiss}}'', or the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/KISS_principle KISS principle]].

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Not to be confused with {{kissing|Tropes}}, a song by ''Music/{{Prince}}'', the book ''Literature/{{Kiss}}'', or the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/KISS_principle KISS principle]].
5th May '17 9:07:09 AM HulkingChevon
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* CarefulWithThatAxe: Occasionally Gene, with probably the ''Lick It Up'' album featuring the most in a singular work.
12th Apr '17 11:04:50 AM 123456789
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* AskAStupidQuestion: On their infamous 1979 appearance on Tom Snyder, we have [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=He6t9JkDUMY this]].

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* AskAStupidQuestion: On their infamous 1979 appearance on Tom Snyder, we have [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=He6t9JkDUMY this]].this]]:
12th Apr '17 11:03:13 AM 123456789
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* AskAStupidQuestion: On their infamous 1979 appearance on Tom Snyder, we have [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=He6t9JkDUMY this]].
--> '''Tom Snyder''': ''(to Ace)'' But you're kind of like a spaceman, huh?
--> '''Ace''': No, actually I'm a plumber. ''(laughs)''
28th Feb '17 6:08:12 AM RHCPFan
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* '''George Criscuola (Peter Criss)''' - drums, percussion, lead vocals (19721980, 19962001, 20022004)

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* '''George Criscuola (Peter Criss)''' - drums, percussion, backing and lead vocals (19721980, 19962001, 20022004)



* '''''Stanley Eisen (Paul Stanley)''''' - lead vocals, guitar, bass, keyboard (1972-Present)

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* '''''Stanley Eisen (Paul Stanley)''''' - lead and backing vocals, guitar, bass, keyboard (1972-Present)



* '''''Chaim Witz (Gene Simmons)''''' - lead vocals, bass, guitar (1972-Present)

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* '''''Chaim Witz (Gene Simmons)''''' - lead and backing vocals, bass, guitar (1972-Present)
3rd Feb '17 2:48:47 AM Morgenthaler
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* PowerBallad: Generally written by Stanley or Criss. "Beth", "Shandi", "Forever" (which had even input from MichaelBolton in the songwriting), "God Gave Rock and Roll to You"...

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* PowerBallad: Generally written by Stanley or Criss. "Beth", "Shandi", "Forever" (which had even input from MichaelBolton Music/MichaelBolton in the songwriting), "God Gave Rock and Roll to You"...
23rd Dec '16 6:30:31 AM VicGeorge2011
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** "Carr Jam 1981" from ''Revenge''.
19th Dec '16 1:26:08 PM VicGeorge2011
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* 1978 - Music/KISSSoloAlbums
10th Dec '16 9:22:39 PM Xtifr
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'''KISS''' is an American rock band, formed in the [[TheSeventies January 1973]] in UsefulNotes/NewYorkCity. It is well known for the face paint and complex costumes worn by the band-members, and its [[GreatBallsOfFire theatrical concerts]], which involve, among other things, fire breathing, blood spitting, smoking guitars, and [[ImpressivePyrotechnics lots of pyrotechnics]]. The [[FaceOfTheBand most well-known members]] are front-man Paul Stanley (rhythm guitar; his stage persona is "Starchild", due to being a "starry-eyed lover" and "hopeless romantic", a little ironic as he's now HappilyMarried) and of course Series/{{Gene Simmons|FamilyJewels}} (bass; the "Demon", cynical and fan of dark elements, and also known for [[OverlyLongTongue his enormous tongue]]). The two other founding members are the guitarist Ace Frehley (the "Spaceman", a reflection of his fondness for science fiction and [[{{Cloudcuckoolander}} supposedly being from another planet]]) and drummer Peter Criss (the "Catman", in accordance with the belief that [[CatsHaveNineLives he had nine lives]] because of his rough childhood in Brooklyn.), whose make-ups are still worn by their current replacements, Tommy Thayer and Eric Singer (respectively).

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'''KISS''' KISS is an American rock band, formed in the [[TheSeventies January 1973]] in UsefulNotes/NewYorkCity. It is well known for the face paint and complex costumes worn by the band-members, and its [[GreatBallsOfFire theatrical concerts]], which involve, among other things, fire breathing, blood spitting, smoking guitars, and [[ImpressivePyrotechnics lots of pyrotechnics]]. The [[FaceOfTheBand most well-known members]] are front-man Paul Stanley (rhythm guitar; his stage persona is "Starchild", due to being a "starry-eyed lover" and "hopeless romantic", a little ironic as he's now HappilyMarried) and of course Series/{{Gene Simmons|FamilyJewels}} (bass; the "Demon", cynical and fan of dark elements, and also known for [[OverlyLongTongue his enormous tongue]]). The two other founding members are the guitarist Ace Frehley (the "Spaceman", a reflection of his fondness for science fiction and [[{{Cloudcuckoolander}} supposedly being from another planet]]) and drummer Peter Criss (the "Catman", in accordance with the belief that [[CatsHaveNineLives he had nine lives]] because of his rough childhood in Brooklyn.), whose make-ups are still worn by their current replacements, Tommy Thayer and Eric Singer (respectively).
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