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#241 Lucas

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Posted 05 January 2018 - 01:39 PM

View Postgoose, on 05 January 2018 - 01:15 PM, said:

All day yesterday I had this going through my head...

"I read your mind like an open boooooook..."  

Glorious!

Another great one from Paul ... loved that video !!

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RIP Eric Carr



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Posted 05 January 2018 - 11:40 PM

View Postgoose, on 05 January 2018 - 01:15 PM, said:

All day yesterday I had this going through my head...

"I read your mind like an open boooooook..."  

Glorious!

I actually love Lick it Up, Animalize and Asylum.

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Posted 06 January 2018 - 07:56 PM

View PostRick N. Backer, on 05 January 2018 - 11:40 PM, said:

View Postgoose, on 05 January 2018 - 01:15 PM, said:

All day yesterday I had this going through my head...

"I read your mind like an open boooooook..."  

Glorious!

I actually love Lick it Up, Animalize and Asylum.
Asylum is a great record, as is Crazy Nighys.

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Posted 06 January 2018 - 08:00 PM

Duck and I have talked about this one ... I actually prefer the Not For The Innocent demo, mainly for Paul singing the pre chorus and chorus .. Love this song either way


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Posted 03 February 2018 - 04:20 PM

This is nothing short of incredible ... Gabriella Quevedo's performance of a classic .. Great songs have a way of inspiring amazing musicians


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Posted 03 February 2018 - 11:39 PM

View PostLucas, on 05 January 2018 - 01:39 PM, said:

View Postgoose, on 05 January 2018 - 01:15 PM, said:

All day yesterday I had this going through my head...

"I read your mind like an open boooooook..."  

Glorious!

Another great one from Paul ... loved that video !!

:lol:

RIP Eric Carr



Funny Lucas.

I put my iPhone on shuffle in my car a few weeks ago and "Radar For Love" came on!  I haven't heard that song in years!  IT KICKED ASS!

I saw that tour Lucas.

The Cow Palace was half empty.  Not half full, but I was so happy to see an Eric Carr drum solo on that huge red kit of his!  WASP OPENED!!!  EPIC!

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Posted 06 February 2018 - 12:18 AM

View PostRUSHHEAD666, on 03 February 2018 - 11:39 PM, said:

View PostLucas, on 05 January 2018 - 01:39 PM, said:

View Postgoose, on 05 January 2018 - 01:15 PM, said:

All day yesterday I had this going through my head...

"I read your mind like an open boooooook..."  

Glorious!

Another great one from Paul ... loved that video !!

:lol:

RIP Eric Carr



Funny Lucas.

I put my iPhone on shuffle in my car a few weeks ago and "Radar For Love" came on!  I haven't heard that song in years!  IT KICKED ASS!

I saw that tour Lucas.

The Cow Palace was half empty.  Not half full, but I was so happy to see an Eric Carr drum solo on that huge red kit of his!  WASP OPENED!!!  EPIC!

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Posted 06 February 2018 - 12:56 AM

View PostLucas, on 06 February 2018 - 12:18 AM, said:

View PostRUSHHEAD666, on 03 February 2018 - 11:39 PM, said:

View PostLucas, on 05 January 2018 - 01:39 PM, said:

View Postgoose, on 05 January 2018 - 01:15 PM, said:

All day yesterday I had this going through my head...

"I read your mind like an open boooooook..."  

Glorious!

Another great one from Paul ... loved that video !!

:lol:

RIP Eric Carr



Funny Lucas.

I put my iPhone on shuffle in my car a few weeks ago and "Radar For Love" came on!  I haven't heard that song in years!  IT KICKED ASS!

I saw that tour Lucas.

The Cow Palace was half empty.  Not half full, but I was so happy to see an Eric Carr drum solo on that huge red kit of his!  WASP OPENED!!!  EPIC!

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YES!

BEYOND MIND-BLOWING!!!!

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Posted 09 February 2018 - 01:32 PM

View PostLucas, on 04 January 2018 - 05:25 PM, said:

It was 45 years ago this week that Ace Frehley responded to an ad and auditioned for KISS ... Frehley says his mom had to drive him there, because he couldn't take his amp on the subway. Plus, he didn't have any money for a cab


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I've read in two different KISS biographies that Ace auditioned on Jan 17th, 1973 and the other stated he joined KISS on Jan17th, 1973. Nonetheless, that is the day I WAS BORN and KISS came together as a whole. It's fitting this was the first hard rock I would get into at the tender age of 5 and still hold them in my Top 10 all-time favorites.

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Posted 09 February 2018 - 01:36 PM

I've seen links to Naked City, Goodbye, and Tears Are Falling--all are among my favorite KISS songs. You f*ckers know your stuff.

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Posted 15 March 2018 - 08:04 PM

15 March 1976.

42 years ago today.

Goodness me, where does time go?

KISS Destroyer

An album that truly, honestly and without exaggeration changed my life.

I was a lad of just 13 years old when I walked into Fay's Drugstore in Shop City and bought that record with my own money that I earned from my paper route.

I went home and played it over and over while drawing the KISS logo over and over until I had "perfected" it.

I went downstairs and showed me mum, who (God bless her) put it on the refrigerator.

Neither of us knew what a transforming experience was about to take place.

Now, I always loved rock and roll music from a young age...

...Me mum's "The Early Beatles" album, my sister's 45s, Alice Cooper and the radio saw sure to that.

There was something different going on here.

This was not mum's music.

Not my sister's or uncle's rock and roll hand me downs.

This was a first, of many I might add...

...this band was all mine.

Followed by Rush, Cheap Trick, Ramones and countless others.

The perfect storm of simplicity and intensity along with the visual spectacle that just blew me away.

As if that wasn't enough for my little brain to absorb, later that year I saw my very first rock concert.

You guessed it, KISS!

They played the War Memorial in Syracuse in December of 1976.

I recall being driven there by my friend's and fellow KISS freak's dad.

Walking into the arena where I had seen Disney on Ice, Barnum and Bailey Circus and the Harlem Globetrotters was familiar, but yet not.

My body and mind was charged with the exhilaration of a combination of fear and anticipation of what was about to happen.

The sights of the older kids, especially the girls with the cool looking guys, that sweet smell in the air with the bluish haze settling on the arena, the frisbees flying about, etc., etc.

The lights went down and I was somewhat afraid until the opening band, Uriah Heep, hit the stage.

That was it.

I was, and am, forever hooked.

Then KISS comes on and all bets were off.

I sang every song at the top of my lungs.

I was red faced, sweaty, worn out, happy and most likely, high as a kite.

From that day until this one I have been a rock and roller.

I didn't dress the same, didn't think the same, didn't act the same...

...a die was cast and there was no way to go back.

Intense?

So much so that years later I would refer to my birthday as 15 March 1976.

I may have been born thirteen years earlier but that was the day I came alive.

All from a little rock and roll record that lasted all of 34 minutes long.

But what a life changing 34 minutes it was.

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Posted 22 May 2018 - 12:59 AM

Here's Paul Stanley with his son checking out guitars at Norman's Rare Guitars.  Just for you, Lucas!  :cheers:



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Posted 22 May 2018 - 02:06 AM

I was hoping to read some real news that Ace was back in KISS so Tommy can go record a new BLACK N BLUE record.  Oh well!

Just picked up my Ace ticket!!!  Berkeley baby!!!

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Posted 22 May 2018 - 02:07 AM

ACE is dying to go back to KISS.

I love Tommy and Eric.

FUCKK GENE AND PAUL!

THEY BLEW IT!

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Posted 17 October 2018 - 06:55 PM

Ironic that the first post of this thread has the photo that it does.

14 October (which just passed 3 days ago) marks the 41st anniversary of the release of Alive II.

I can't remember how I knew the exact release day of that album at the time, perhaps Circus or Creem magazine, but I had been counting down the days.

I was 14 and it was a Friday and a couple of my friends and I skipped school and went to this department store (Ames) right at opening.

The guy unlocking the door couldn't have gotten that door opened fast enough.

We brushed past him and ran to the record department like there were a thousand people behind us.

"Oh my God, there it is!", I thought to myself.

So we start walking back to my friend, John's house, to listen to this new found treasure.

I see my two of my other friends, one of which was an on and off girlfriend at the time.

I take my copy, blow my friends off and go to Annemarie's (whose mom was working)to listen to the album and to get high with her and her best friend Peggy.

We had great fun putting the temporary tattoos all over each other.

Damn, that is a killer little memory.



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Posted 17 October 2018 - 11:00 PM

View PostThe Cat 3, on 17 October 2018 - 06:55 PM, said:

Ironic that the first post of this thread has the photo that it does.

14 October (which just passed 3 days ago) marks the 41st anniversary of the release of Alive II.

I can't remember how I knew the exact release day of that album at the time, perhaps Circus or Creem magazine, but I had been counting down the days.

I was 14 and it was a Friday and a couple of my friends and I skipped school and went to this department store (Ames) right at opening.

The guy unlocking the door couldn't have gotten that door opened fast enough.

We brushed past him and ran to the record department like there were a thousand people behind us.

"Oh my God, there it is!", I thought to myself.

So we start walking back to my friend, John's house, to listen to this new found treasure.

I see my two of my other friends, one of which was an on and off girlfriend at the time.

I take my copy, blow my friends off and go to Annemarie's (whose mom was working)to listen to the album and to get high with her and her best friend Peggy.

We had great fun putting the temporary tattoos all over each other.

Damn, that is a killer little memory.

Cat, your post reads like my own type of experience and how the memories still hold vivid ...

I must have gotten my Alive II the following day -- Saturday -- I distinctly remember it because on Satudays the family would go bowling, and that particular Saturday on the way the Echo Lanes ( RIP) in Union, NJ I asked my Dad to make a stop so I could get the album ..... I could barely concentrate when we got to the bowling alley ..

I distinctly remember because my cousins, aunt and uncle were meeting us there - it was going to be a great night .. My aunt ( related by marriage, she married my Mom's brother ) was a total fox and I always loved seeing her :lol: ..... That was one of the best nights at a time when there were a lot of great ones ..

As we were leaving the alley, I stopped and started to go into the lounge/bar area where a live band was playing -- I remember someone grabbed me to prevent me from going in, and just as the band finished a song, I summoned everything I had in my 10 year old lungs to yell out KIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIISSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS !!!!  

I could not wait to get home that night to play the album .... Because it was late by the time we got home, it was probably one of the million times I was like "no, no, one more song, just one more" :lol:

damn damn damn, good times





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