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Brian Miller
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Posted: 08 June 2017 at 7:25am | IP Logged | 1 post reply

Hmmm ... maybe I'll take a crack at an all-Gene dream set :) 

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Brian Miller
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Posted: 08 June 2017 at 7:18pm | IP Logged | 2 post reply

Hate
Deuce
Parasite
Radioactive 
Childhood's End
Watchin' You
Dr Love
Goin' Blind
Domino
Somewhere Between Heaven and Hell 
Got Love For Sale
Charisma
Unholy
Two Timer
War Machine
Fits Like A Glove
Almost Human 
She
Thou Shalt Not
I Love It Loud

-encore-

Spit
Larger Than Life
RaRAN







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John Popa
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Posted: 09 June 2017 at 5:46am | IP Logged | 3 post reply

I stuck with 18 songs which is what he's doing at his concerts these days. My problem with a Gene set is the songs he's known for I tend to not like (Cold Gin, Dr. Love, etc ...) so a lot of the classics aren't on my dream list.

1. Radioactive
2. Killer
3. All the Way
4. The Street Giveth and the Street Taketh Away
5. X-Ray Eyes
6. Ladies In Waiting
7. Domino
8. Rock And Roll Hell
9. Almost Human
10. Thief in the Night
11. Naked City
12. Thou Shalt Not
13. She
14. Watchin' You
15. Deuce

16. Unholy
17. Charisma
18. Rock and Roll All Nite
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Brian Floyd
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Posted: 09 June 2017 at 2:08pm | IP Logged | 4 post reply

Damn. No love for God of Thunder?!

I'm not a huge KISS fan, but my list:

1. Domino
2. Unholy
3. I Love It Loud
4. God of Thunder
5.War Machine
6. Dr. Love
7. World Without Heroes
8. Deuce




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Brian Miller
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Posted: 09 June 2017 at 5:51pm | IP Logged | 5 post reply

That's a short set! Is he opening for Paul?

And I love GoT, but at this point, it's been done to death. 
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Shaun Barry
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Posted: 09 June 2017 at 6:30pm | IP Logged | 6 post reply


I'll make my own list in a bit, but I'm surprised no one's listed "Journey of 1,000 Years" yet, off PSYCHO CIRCUS... for me, it's one of the few Gene songs that gives me goosebumps--I think it's one of his greatest songs ever (off a relatively uninspired album).



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John Popa
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Posted: 09 June 2017 at 6:55pm | IP Logged | 7 post reply

Damn, "Journey of 1000 Years" IS a great song. Just lost track of it because I tend to skip over that album.
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Brian Miller
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Posted: 09 June 2017 at 7:03pm | IP Logged | 8 post reply

Same. 
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John Popa
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Posted: 09 June 2017 at 7:22pm | IP Logged | 9 post reply

I took a shot at a Paul Stanley setlist.  Again, used Gene's 18 song list.  Not to be too catty, but we'll assume this dream set is played in a dreamworld where Paul can still sing! 

And I deeply and passionately despise "Lick It Up" and "Heaven's On Fire," even though, in general, I like Paul's 80's output a lot (as you'll see below.)  The only song I never, EVER want to hear live again more than those two is "Firehouse."

1. King of the Mountain
2. Room Service
3. Say Yeah
4. Crazy, Crazy Nights
5. Magic Touch
6. Heart of Chrome
7. Danger
8. Who Wants To Be Lonely
9. Take Me Away (Together As One)
10. Sure Know Something
11. I'll Fight Hell To Hold You
12. Mr. Speed
13. Rock Bottom
14. I Want You
15. Love Gun

16. I Stole Your Love
17. Tonight You Belong To Me
18. Detroit Rock City

(I guess it's on to Ace after this.)



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Brian Miller
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Posted: 09 June 2017 at 9:42pm | IP Logged | 10 post reply

Dammit. I forgot Sweet Pain for Gene. Damn
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Brian Miller
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I Stole Your Love
King Of The Night Time World
Take Me
Got To Choose
Who Wants To Be Lonely
Hide Your Heart
Modern Day Delilah
Love Her All I Can
Flaming Youth
I Will Be There
Rock Bottom
Tears Are Falling
Move On
God of Thunder
Silver Spoon
Sure Know Something
C'mon and Love Me
In The Mirror
I Want You
Psycho Circus

-encore--

Say Yeah
Goodbye
RaRAN


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Bill Collins
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Posted: 10 June 2017 at 12:02am | IP Logged | 12 post reply

Have you not seen Paul singing Tracks Of My Tears with
Soul Station? He can still sing,i just think at his age
his voice isn`t up to touring Kiss songs.
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Brian Miller
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Posted: 10 June 2017 at 6:15am | IP Logged | 13 post reply

I forgot Love Gun
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John Popa
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Posted: 10 June 2017 at 6:31am | IP Logged | 14 post reply

He can still sing,i just think at his age his voice isn`t up to touring Kiss songs

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Since he's the singer in Kiss that's kind of a problem :)

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Brian Rhodes
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Deuce
Parasite
Cold Gin
Calling Dr. Love
Christine Sixteen
Domino
Spit
Sweet Pain
Love Em and Leave Em
Charisma
Asshole
Radioactive
Larger Than Life
Almost Human
Watchin' You
I Love It Loud
War Machine
Unholy

Encore:

A World Without Heroes
She
God of Thunder
Rock and Roll All Nite

It's a long set. And some pretty intense stuff.

But hey, It's my dream set!

(and really, I could slap about 5-10 more songs on there, easy)


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Shaun Barry
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Posted: 17 June 2017 at 9:37am | IP Logged | 16 post reply


MSN link:



Hopefully he goes out on a high note!



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Brian Floyd
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Posted: 21 June 2017 at 11:39pm | IP Logged | 17 post reply

Gene Simmons is going to try and trademark the metal sign. 

Gene Simmons is either going to get laughed at, or have his trademark (if he actually is granted one) thrown out when he gets sued over it.

But Gene is full of it, anyway, because: 

1. Its actually been around a long time and has various meanings in other countries. Such as a sign to ward off the evil eye, which is what Ronnie James Dio got it from. Its also used in the Wicca religion.

2. It was used as far back as the late 60s by a band called Coven. Gene claims he started using it in 1974, but Ronnie James Dio was more known for using it than Gene, even though Gene most likely did use it first. (Love Gun cover - which was a painting - aside.)

(Gene is a perfect example of someone I think is a great entertainer, but a lousy human being.)

And Brian Miller? I said I'm not a huge KISS fan. All those songs I listed are my favorites with Gene on lead vocals. Though if solo stuff counts, add Asshole, Living In Sin and his cover of The Prodigy song Firestarter to the list. (I actually prefer his version of Firestarter to the original.)










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Brian Miller
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Posted: 22 June 2017 at 12:04pm | IP Logged | 18 post reply

Why did you single me out? I didn't say anything bad about your dream setlist. 

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Brian Floyd
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Posted: 22 June 2017 at 3:40pm | IP Logged | 19 post reply

That's a short set! Is he opening for Paul?

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I was replying to that.
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Brian Miller
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Posted: 23 June 2017 at 8:15am | IP Logged | 20 post reply

Oh. Sorry. I didn't mean anything by it. I apologize. 
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Robbie Parry
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Thanks for keeping the topic warm, guys.

I saw KISS at the Barclaycard Arena back in May. Awesome! KISS fans are the best in the world. The long queue is made bearable when strangers start talking to you about the songs.

"God of Thunder" got played. It *never* gets old. I tell ya, I was "high" for days after the concert (for the elimination of doubt, NO drugs involved, but the music made me "high"). 

It was awesome. I had a cold that day, but even that couldn't ruin it. Chances to see KISS live will be few and far between from now on, if they happen at all, so if you haven't done it, the opportunity is probably gone (sorry!).

Of course, 2023 isn't too far away. A certain anniversary beckons...

And I have my KISS TPBs to catch up on, too. 
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Shaun Barry
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This year marks the 40th anniversary of LOVE GUN, and the 35th of CREATURES OF THE NIGHT...

...great albums both, I've been keeping them on heavy-rotation all month.  And such fantastic, classic covers, too!





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Brian Rhodes
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I believe the general consensus is that LOVE GUN is the last great KISS studio album, or at least the last great one featuring the original four members. As we then got a side of new studio stuff from ALIVE II, the solo albums, then DYNASTY and UNMASKED, both criticized heavily for having a slicker "pop" sound. Although, I believe that style actually began with LOVE GUN. Compare it (and ALIVE II, Side 4) to the straight ahead hard rock production of ROCK AND ROLL OVER, and it sounds a bit...thin. More like DYNASTY and UNMASKED than earlier efforts.

Which is not to say I don't like it. Some really classic songs on there. But, I kind of think of it as the beginning of the end of an era...





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Shaun Barry
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I agree about the slicker, more pop feel of LOVE GUN, but I'd also argue that the album was probably the peak for KISS, as a band.  This one finally featured Ace on lead vocals, and all four members contributed to writing and vocals.

There really weren't any other albums quite like this one afterwards, since DYNASTY had Anton Fig playing drums on all but one song... and Peter was nowhere to be found (save the album cover) on UNMASKED.

Mind you, I'm not wild about "Love Gun" being the name of the actual album (let's face it, that's a juvenile eye-roller--I might have even preferred if they'd called it ALMOST HUMAN), but overall, it's a strong entry in the KISS catalog... again, probably at their peak of popularity, too, before the general public most likely started to get sick of them during the 1978 onslaught of DOUBLE PLATINUM / solo albums / "Kiss Meet the Phantom of the Park" / Mego dolls / etc.





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John Popa
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'Love Gun' is probably the record that's faded the most for me over the years. As iconic as the album image is - the cover, the tour, the merchandise, the peak of their popularity - the album really sounds like crap from a production standpoint (not a patch on 'Rock and Roll Over's sound) and most of the songs feel like pop filler instead of real hard rockin' cuts.

And, really, watching and listening to footage from that tour, the band was pretty awful live by that point too. Not as bad as they'd get during the next couple tours (until Eric Carr came in,) but not nearly as good musically as they were on the first couple tours.   
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