KISS Studio!

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  1. chucke99

    chucke99 Member

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    I just bought the first three KISS albums (remastered versions) at Best Buy for $5 each. Today I created a playlist consisting of all the songs on KISS Alive! using the studio tracks in the Alive! order. I'm listening to it right now. Man, what a great compilation of songs! Early KISS will always be one of my favorite bands.
     
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    Here here, 74-79 KISS is definitely as good as it gets for me!!!
     
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    yep the 1st 3 albums + alive are definately their best work
     
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    Kiss Army member since I was 7. Listening to early Kiss always improves my mood.
     
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    I'm not a big fan of their early studio stuff actually. Love the Alive! versions but I feel that the studio version of Rock & Roll All Nite is weak without the solo and Deuce sounds a bit anemic to me.
     
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    Agreed. :dude
     
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    I thought Dressed to Kill was the first studio album that sounded like it was professionally produced. The first two always sounded week to me.
     
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    I always thought there was a progression of production quality on the first three albums too. But with them all mixed up to the order that's on Alive!, I've found that I don't notice a change. In fact, I thought earlier today that they were remarkably consistent with their sound over those three albums. Something I hadn't expected.
     
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    I agree , the production of the first 3 Kiss albums is really bad. Alive however is a hard rock masterpiece , Eddie Kramer helped put some balls behind those songs
     
  10. chucke99

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    Back in the day, we longed for live albums from all the bands we loved because 99% of the studio albums lacked the raw power of a live performance. One thing I notice about the KISS studio cuts is that there is zero reverb. Very dry performances. But you know what? They're awesome. Here's Deuce:

     
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    KISS is one of the main reasons I play guitar. I can never get enough of them. I even suffered through the late 70's early 80's when they became uncool. I still dug them.
    Anyone watched KISS meets the phanom of the park recently. I love that pile of crap movie.
     
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    I love the movie "Runaway" with Gene as the super villain to Tom Selleck's cop. I watched Phantom once, and didn't get even half way into it.
     

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