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After Show // 1973 // KISS // Rock & Roll Rendezvous

KISS took the world by storm with their catchy rock riffs and stage makeup. In this aftershow, J and Brady discuss the band’s eccentric dress, their focus on “putting on a show,” and KISS’ lasting impact on the music world.


7 thoughts on “After Show // 1973 // KISS // Rock & Roll Rendezvous”

  1. Yes, I agree that seeing them now they aren’t shocking, but they upturned the world in the 70’s. That’s why when I heard them and though they were bubble gum pop with distortion, it made me laugh. I forgot to say on the comments for the main show – at the time I thought AC/DC was much heavier than KISS and it took me a bit to understand why people were so against them in the decade before I discovered them.

  2. I’m so glad you mentioned how hard it is to fall into that AC/DC groove! Phil Rudd was an incredible drummer and had such a great sense of rhythm. I’ve tried to explain to my musician son that being technically proficient sometimes isn’t enough. AC/DC are my go-to band when I’m playing rock drums because of that groove. As a dancer, I really appreciate it.

    Remember when people called KISS the Knights in Satan’s Service? 😀 Like you said, they would barely cause a ripple of concern now, but back in the 70’s, they were quite shocking, especially Gene Simmons with the blood and that nasty tongue. I remember well when they shucked the make-up in the 80’s. Yikes.

  3. I was never a big Kiss fan, and I think it was that ‘showman’ thing that didn’t work for me. But talking about them, I remember the rumours that Gene had tongue extensions!?

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