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Brian Miller
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Posted: 12 November 2016 at 9:24am | IP Logged | 1 post reply

Almost Human is so damn awesome. I don't know why it never "made it" as a big KISS tune. To my knowledge, they've only played hints of it acoustically and have never done a proper version of it live. It would sound perfect tuned down like they seem to be doing now. 
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Robbie Parry
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Posted: 12 November 2016 at 12:41pm | IP Logged | 2 post reply

Had it been treated as some sort of "side project" instead, maybe with a new & different band name, perhaps fans would have thought better of it?

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Indeed. A departure from the norm is always interesting, but when is a departure a departure too far?
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Brian Miller
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Posted: 12 November 2016 at 6:44pm | IP Logged | 3 post reply

Topic for discussion:

At this point, should they drop the makeup? Gene will be 70 in a couple of years and Paul isn't far behind. How old is too old for the makeup? 
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Bill Collins
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Posted: 13 November 2016 at 1:41am | IP Logged | 4 post reply

No,the make-up is an integral part of the Kiss experience!
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Bill Collins
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Regarding The Elder,i think it may have been more successful as a concept album if they`d done it properly,lyrics,story etc included in the packaging instead of the very sparse package we got.Maybe if they`d incorporated  the band characters into the story?
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Brian Miller
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Posted: 13 November 2016 at 7:02am | IP Logged | 6 post reply

No,the make-up is an integral part of the Kiss experience!

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So, you don't care for the non-makeup years?
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Shaun Barry
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Posted: 13 November 2016 at 9:47am | IP Logged | 7 post reply


At this rate, it's pointless to take the make-up off again... as long as they keep touring, they might as well stick with the face paint and the costumes.

Consider: KISS have now been around for 44 years, and the make-up-free period only accounts for about 13!


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Brian Miller
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Posted: 13 November 2016 at 9:53am | IP Logged | 8 post reply

Yeah. I was  thinking about that the other day. It's been 20 years since the reunion. 
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Robbie Parry
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Posted: 13 November 2016 at 4:28pm | IP Logged | 9 post reply

Keep the make-up.

Second issue of KISS (Dynamite) is out this week. 
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Bill Collins
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Posted: 13 November 2016 at 10:48pm | IP Logged | 10 post reply

Brian,i didn`t say i don`t like the non make-up Kiss,i just think definitive Kiss is Kiss in make-up! Plus as you say,they are getting old,but in make-up they look ageless!
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Marc Cheek
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Posted: 14 November 2016 at 6:22am | IP Logged | 11 post reply

Kiss was the first band I really got into. I was 10, or almost, when Destroyer came out, and I was hooked from there. I'm not really sure how it all came about. I guess just one of those things I picked up from friends, as they were the hot thing in 1976! I still remember buying Alive II a bit later and the tattoos that came with the album. I cracked my head right after I bought that album and had at least one of the tattoos on when I was taken to the ER! I never saw them in concert back then, but did see them three times on the Farewell tour in 1996-97.
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Robbie Parry
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Posted: 14 November 2016 at 9:12am | IP Logged | 12 post reply

 I'm not really sure how it all came about.

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I hear that a lot from KISS fans. It applies to me, too.

We were just drawn to it like moths to a flame (perhaps). ;-)
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