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The original Spaceman electrifies with a solid 11-track offering…

There has been some suggestion, in the run up to the release of 10,000 Volts, that Ace Frehley is essentially a guest on his own album. By his own admission, noted in an interview with Chaoszine’s Marko Syrjälä, “Typically, after … Continue reading

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Daisy ads from the Long Island Express paper…

Just a bit of fun, some of the “ads” run in the Long Island Express advertising the Daisy in Amityville…

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That’s it? A Crummy Commercial?!

It’s Sunday, December 10, and I’ve overslept. As a result, the rest of the day is going to feel off-kilter, so what better time to exhale and look back at what took place a week ago. I’ve had numerous chats, … Continue reading

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An Out of Control Promotional Campaign?

This article is an out-take, or take-out, from the Mass Kissteria project. When working on that project, unit price became an issue, so some things had to go… I felt it was more important to keep the overview for Peter … Continue reading

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Freely Miserable: European Promo Tour 1982 Stop 1

Here’s a translated (and edited) feature by Jan-Olov Andersson from the Swedish newspaper Aftonbladet (11/23/1982) published following the group’s first stop on the European promotional tour for “Creatures of the Night.” Ace was interviewed… I am tired of putting on … Continue reading

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Kiss 1975 Casablanca Contract

Kiss signed a new contract directly with Casablanca in May 1975.

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Glickman/Marks Casablanca Contract Proposal, 1976

Glickman/Marks Management Corporation, namely Carl D. Glickman and Howard L. Marks, formally became Kiss’s business managers in May 1976, with the members of the group and assigning them general power of attorney to act on behalf of themselves and the … Continue reading

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Mexican Kiss Catalog Sales Figures 1981

This memo from Aug. 6, 1981, details that AMI had received from the Mexican distributor PolyGram Discos S.A., providing an accounting for sales of the Kiss catalog as of that date. Particularly the strength of Dynasty and Unmasked helps explain … Continue reading

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The “lost” Australian Kiss “Best Of…”

As 1981 dawned, the members of Kiss would have probably been exhausted. 1980 had been an emotional roller-coaster, though there would have been a sense of satisfaction with the completion of touring duties in early December. Peter Criss had departed … Continue reading

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Happy 35th Birthday Smashes!

Happy birthday Smashes! Thirty-five years… Wow, where has the time gone. Celebrating the release of Smashes, Thrashes & Hits seems strange. Afterall, it was a seeming stopgap following Crazy Nights and preceded a break in the group’s visibility while Paul … Continue reading

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