History YMMV / KISS

6th Feb '16 10:49:18 AM Freshmeat
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* MagnumOpus: Most fans consider ''Destroyer'' to be the best studio album by the classic KISS lineup (Simmons, Stanley, Frehley, Criss), while ''Revenge'' is often considered the best studio album made during the unmasked years.
21st Jan '16 9:56:46 AM ritzoreo
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* NeverLiveItDown: [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0jzve-Tmd70 Their 1978 interview]] [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UvFNs3_uaUg with TomSnyder]]. It was one of their biggest publicity fiascoes because, contrary to the band's original intentions, it exposed to the audience their true personalities. The interview was supposed to showcase the members as serious, respectable musicians with a personal mystique on par with the Beatles or the Who, but as the program went on, one could see the nasty inner tensions simmering between the original members as well as their personal flaws; e.g. Simmons' self-important dickishness and Frehley's irresponsible but incredibly hilarious party-hearty drunkenness. You can even see how Simmons is fuming over how Frehley's behavior accidentally stole the spotlight everytime and endeared (undeservedly) Ace to the fans even more.
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* NeverLiveItDown: [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0jzve-Tmd70 Their 1978 interview]] [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UvFNs3_uaUg with TomSnyder]]. Tom Snyder]]. It was one of their biggest publicity fiascoes because, contrary to the band's original intentions, it exposed to the audience their true personalities.personalities for the first time. The interview was supposed to showcase the members as serious, respectable musicians with a personal mystique on par with the Beatles or the Who, but as the program went on, one could see the nasty inner tensions simmering between the original members as well as their personal flaws; e.g. Simmons' self-important dickishness and Frehley's irresponsible but incredibly hilarious party-hearty drunkenness. You can even see how Simmons is fuming over how Frehley's behavior accidentally stole the spotlight everytime everytime, earning most of TomSnyder's attention and endeared (undeservedly) endearing Ace to the fans even more.
21st Jan '16 9:48:28 AM ritzoreo
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* NeverLiveItDown: [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0jzve-Tmd70 based an article around Their 1978 interview]] [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UvFNs3_uaUg with TomSnyder]]. It was one of their biggest publicity fiascoes because, contrary to the band's original intentions, it exposed to the audience their true personalities. The interview was supposed to showcase the members as serious, respectable musicians with a personal mystique on par with the Beatles or the Who, but as the program went on, one could see the nasty inner tensions simmering between the original members as well as their personal flaws (e.g. Criss' simpleton attitude, Stanley's self-importance, Simmons' dickishness and Frehley's irresponsible but incredibly hilarious party-hearty drunkenness). You can even see how Simmons is fuming over how Frehley's behavior accidentally stole the spotlight everytime and that endeared Ace to the fans even more (undeservedly).
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* NeverLiveItDown: [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0jzve-Tmd70 based an article around Their 1978 interview]] [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UvFNs3_uaUg with TomSnyder]]. It was one of their biggest publicity fiascoes because, contrary to the band's original intentions, it exposed to the audience their true personalities. The interview was supposed to showcase the members as serious, respectable musicians with a personal mystique on par with the Beatles or the Who, but as the program went on, one could see the nasty inner tensions simmering between the original members as well as their personal flaws (e.flaws; e.g. Criss' simpleton attitude, Stanley's self-importance, Simmons' self-important dickishness and Frehley's irresponsible but incredibly hilarious party-hearty drunkenness). drunkenness. You can even see how Simmons is fuming over how Frehley's behavior accidentally stole the spotlight everytime and that endeared (undeservedly) Ace to the fans even more (undeservedly).more.
21st Jan '16 9:46:21 AM ritzoreo
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21st Jan '16 9:46:20 AM ritzoreo
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* NeverLiveItDown: Their 1978 interview with TomSnyder.
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* NeverLiveItDown: [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0jzve-Tmd70 based an article around Their 1978 interview]] [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UvFNs3_uaUg with TomSnyder]]. It was one of their biggest publicity fiascoes because, contrary to the band's original intentions, it exposed to the audience their true personalities. The interview was supposed to showcase the members as serious, respectable musicians with TomSnyder.a personal mystique on par with the Beatles or the Who, but as the program went on, one could see the nasty inner tensions simmering between the original members as well as their personal flaws (e.g. Criss' simpleton attitude, Stanley's self-importance, Simmons' dickishness and Frehley's irresponsible but incredibly hilarious party-hearty drunkenness). You can even see how Simmons is fuming over how Frehley's behavior accidentally stole the spotlight everytime and that endeared Ace to the fans even more (undeservedly).
12th Nov '15 8:11:35 PM HasturHasturHastur
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** Heck, any lead guitarist not named Ace to an extent. Vinnie Vincent in particular.
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** Heck, any lead guitarist not named Ace to an extent. Vinnie Vincent in particular. Vinnie's contributions are generally liked, but his playing style is ''wildly'' divisive; he's either an incredibly original and unique guitarist who was forced down by the rest of the band, or he's an atonal, utterly tuneless hack who can't play anything that isn't an aimless, chromatic mess with gratuitous whammy bar abuse (which wasn't really that pronounced during his time in KISS, but his work in the Vinnie Vincent Invasion is a different story).

** Mark St. John after his death in 2007 sort of became this, although the debate of who's the best KISS guitarist will go around forever. Most fans universally agree he was a ''DAMN'' good guitar player, and perhaps the most technically skilled guitarist KISS ever had.
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** Mark St. John after his death in 2007 sort of became this, although the debate of who's the best KISS guitarist will go around forever. Most fans universally agree he was a ''DAMN'' good guitar player, and perhaps the most technically skilled guitarist KISS ever had.had (aside from maybe Vinnie Vincent, whose style was far more [[LoveItOrHateIt divisive]]).
31st Oct '15 7:24:28 PM hamza678
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*** [[MathematiciansAnswer Yes.]]
14th Oct '15 8:50:48 AM omnicritic
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** Many people forgot than "New York Groove" (the most well known track in Ace's 1978 solo album) was a song by Argent, ''originally'' by Hello.
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** Many people forgot than that "New York Groove" (the most well known track in Ace's 1978 solo album) was a song by Argent, ''originally'' by Hello.
11th Sep '15 1:57:42 AM cernex
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It's on one of their KISS episodes.
** According to the ''Decibel Geek Podcast'', this is also the case with ''I had Enough'' from the Animalize album. The reason why its not played in concerts anymore is because, apparently, the band and Tommy Thayer in particular end up completely exhausted by the end of it.

** Mark St. John after his death in 2007 sort of became this, and although the debate of who's the best KISS guitarist will go around forever. Most fans universally agree he was a ''DAMN'' good guitar player, and perhaps the most technical guitarist KISS ever had.
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** Mark St. John after his death in 2007 sort of became this, and although the debate of who's the best KISS guitarist will go around forever. Most fans universally agree he was a ''DAMN'' good guitar player, and perhaps the most technical technically skilled guitarist KISS ever had.
5th Sep '15 10:56:26 AM Morgenthaler
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Memetic Sex God has been cut per TRS. All wicks will be deleted.
* MemeticSexGod: Try to find ONE fangirl who never dreamt about sleeping with Stanley, or at least admitting he looks good. ** And, of course, Gene Simmons claims that he's had sex with over 4,000 women in his life. Even if he's exaggerating (which wouldn't be impossible, considering Gene's personality) he still has a reputation as one of the most notorious womanizers in rock and roll.
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