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Would Lick It Up work as an opener?

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Would Lick It Up work as an opener?

Post by Yiggity » Wed Mar 25, 2020 3:38 am

Trim some of the Who middle stuff and it might work...

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Re: Would Lick It Up work as an opener?

Post by Frehley's Vomit » Wed Mar 25, 2020 3:39 am

It's a boring song anywhere in the set.

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Re: Would Lick It Up work as an opener?

Post by Bruce » Wed Mar 25, 2020 3:39 am

Sounds fun!

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Re: Would Lick It Up work as an opener?

Post by Mackemkiss » Wed Mar 25, 2020 3:41 am

Haha I honestly read that as Would Lick It Up work as an Opera!! lol

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Re: Would Lick It Up work as an opener?

Post by Mr Slow » Wed Mar 25, 2020 3:51 am

I think it would work anywhere in the set. I think probably 10-15 songs could be openers. DRC is the best choice though.

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Re: Would Lick It Up work as an opener?

Post by sneed78 » Wed Mar 25, 2020 4:02 am

They’d have to add a couple measures before the vocal comes in if they’re descending to the stage, running down ramps or stairs after the intro, rising outta the stage, etc.

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Re: Would Lick It Up work as an opener?

Post by JohnBergless » Wed Mar 25, 2020 4:26 am

Now, I say no. Had I been asked this right after the MTV Unmasking and the music video world premiere .... heck yeah.

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Re: Would Lick It Up work as an opener?

Post by Kloetenburger » Wed Mar 25, 2020 4:34 am

No.

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Re: Would Lick It Up work as an opener?

Post by PSYCHOASYLUM » Wed Mar 25, 2020 4:43 am

Not only does it not work as an opener, it should be taken out of the set . . . . forever !!!!!!!!!!!

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Re: Would Lick It Up work as an opener?

Post by jannep17 » Wed Mar 25, 2020 4:52 am

Mackemkiss wrote:
Wed Mar 25, 2020 3:41 am
Haha I honestly read that as Would Lick It Up work as an Opera!! lol
Ha! With a libretto by Tim Rice.

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Re: Would Lick It Up work as an opener?

Post by Going Blind » Wed Mar 25, 2020 5:37 am

I think for people like us on this board no. For more casual fans in the audience, absolutely , has the fun party sing along vibe.

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Re: Would Lick It Up work as an opener?

Post by metaldad » Wed Mar 25, 2020 6:13 am

No
Terrible song

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Re: Would Lick It Up work as an opener?

Post by richardsimmons » Wed Mar 25, 2020 6:59 am

Yes. Kiss could you a change-up.
Mackemkiss wrote:
Wed Mar 25, 2020 3:41 am
Haha I honestly read that as Would Lick It Up work as an Opera!! lol
& Yes !!

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Re: Would Lick It Up work as an opener?

Post by richardsimmons » Wed Mar 25, 2020 7:00 am

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Re: Would Lick It Up work as an opener?

Post by NYRockCity » Wed Mar 25, 2020 7:16 am

Mackemkiss wrote:
Wed Mar 25, 2020 3:41 am
Haha I honestly read that as Would Lick It Up work as an Opera!! lol
Lol I can’t even imagine what that would look like lol

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Re: Would Lick It Up work as an opener?

Post by Doose » Wed Mar 25, 2020 7:18 am

The opener needs to have a recognizable, dramatic riff - I Stole Your Love, Deuce, DRC, etc.

LIU is a single note played over and over and over again.

It would be a good opener if you wanted your audience to take a pee break at the start of the show.

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Re: Would Lick It Up work as an opener?

Post by Ace of Bass » Wed Mar 25, 2020 7:46 am

Those pumping eighth note As (then A-flat, now Ds) would get old while the band descended, unless the song was rearranged to being the guitar fills up to the intro to help flesh out the added bars.

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Re: Would Lick It Up work as an opener?

Post by NEILB4 » Wed Mar 25, 2020 1:49 pm

Frehley's Vomit wrote:
Wed Mar 25, 2020 3:39 am
It's a boring song anywhere in the set.
Agreed,this should have been dropped years ago.

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Re: Would Lick It Up work as an opener?

Post by Yiggity » Wed Mar 25, 2020 5:07 pm

Ace of Bass wrote:
Wed Mar 25, 2020 7:46 am
Those pumping eighth note As (then A-flat, now Ds) would get old while the band descended, unless the song was rearranged to being the guitar fills up to the intro to help flesh out the added bars.
Put a mic on the descending pod.
Boom. Problem solved.

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Re: Would Lick It Up work as an opener?

Post by Ace of Bass » Wed Mar 25, 2020 6:43 pm

Yiggity wrote:
Wed Mar 25, 2020 5:07 pm
Ace of Bass wrote:
Wed Mar 25, 2020 7:46 am
Those pumping eighth note As (then A-flat, now Ds) would get old while the band descended, unless the song was rearranged to being the guitar fills up to the intro to help flesh out the added bars.
Put a mic on the descending pod.
Boom. Problem solved.
It would throw Paul off of the track, lol.

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Re: Would Lick It Up work as an opener?

Post by That 70s Guy » Wed Mar 25, 2020 6:57 pm

No

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Re: Would Lick It Up work as an opener?

Post by doombies » Wed Mar 25, 2020 8:41 pm

no, works better towards the middle or end

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Re: Would Lick It Up work as an opener?

Post by gene therapist » Wed Mar 25, 2020 10:12 pm

It would be extremely anticlimatic. It's an awful and cringe-worthy song, opener or not.

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Re: Would Lick It Up work as an opener?

Post by Mr Slow » Thu Mar 26, 2020 4:44 am

gene therapist wrote:
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It would be extremely anticlimatic. It's an awful and cringe-worthy song, opener or not.
It’s one of KISS’ most enduring and well known songs. You’re dislike of it is irrelevant. It’s always been a crowd pleaser.

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Re: Would Lick It Up work as an opener?

Post by DickmustardQ » Thu Mar 26, 2020 5:00 am

Bruce wrote:
Wed Mar 25, 2020 3:39 am
Sounds fun!
Opening with Great Expectations off Destroyer would be more fun. Off Lick It Up how did they not open with or even play Exciter in U.S. Somehow Exciter has ended up long forgotten while song Fits Like A Glove gets dry humped on KissFAQ almost daily. Upside down is the new right side up.

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Re: Would Lick It Up work as an opener?

Post by JoeJett » Thu Mar 26, 2020 5:28 am

Yes. If they did a version similar to the one that they did on the LICK IT UP tour. Listen to the King Biscuit Flower Hour version.

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Re: Would Lick It Up work as an opener?

Post by KingOfHearts89 » Thu Mar 26, 2020 5:33 am

I can see it, the band behind the curtain, Paul singing 'Don't wanna wait til you know me better' then the curtain drops the stage explodes into life.

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Re: Would Lick It Up work as an opener?

Post by gene therapist » Thu Mar 26, 2020 5:45 am

Mr Slow wrote:
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It’s one of KISS’ most enduring and well known songs. You’re dislike of it is irrelevant. It’s always been a crowd pleaser.
And vice versa: it being a crowd please is irrelevant to me. What is relevant to me is the composition, which is a piece of crap both musically and lyrically, even by Kiss' standards. I don't tend to value a song based on its popularity, but to each his own.

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Re: Would Lick It Up work as an opener?

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Ace of Bass wrote:
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Those pumping eighth note As (then A-flat, now Ds) would get old while the band descended, unless the song was rearranged to being the guitar fills up to the intro to help flesh out the added bars.
Agree

The opening needs a pulsing or driving riff to get the crowd excited


the chugging continual note (A?) of lick it Up would be too monotonous for an opener

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Re: Would Lick It Up work as an opener?

Post by FiveCardStud » Thu Mar 26, 2020 7:42 am

Nothing will ever be as good an opener for me as DRC now. raising down from the roof.
Took them 45 years but the opening of the EOTR is spot on,

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Re: Would Lick It Up work as an opener?

Post by Starkiller1980 » Thu Mar 26, 2020 7:45 am

LIU is a terrible song.

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Post by Coventry1973 » Thu Mar 26, 2020 11:03 am

NO

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Re: Would Lick It Up work as an opener?

Post by Ace of Bass » Thu Mar 26, 2020 11:10 am

Rockandrolloverman wrote:
Thu Mar 26, 2020 6:00 am
Ace of Bass wrote:
Wed Mar 25, 2020 7:46 am
Those pumping eighth note As (then A-flat, now Ds) would get old while the band descended, unless the song was rearranged to being the guitar fills up to the intro to help flesh out the added bars.
Agree

The opening needs a pulsing or driving riff to get the crowd excited


the chugging continual note (A?) of lick it Up would be too monotonous for an opener
It becomes Plaster Caster. Great song, but not an opener.

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gene therapist wrote:
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Mr Slow wrote:
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It’s one of KISS’ most enduring and well known songs. You’re dislike of it is irrelevant. It’s always been a crowd pleaser.
And vice versa: it being a crowd please is irrelevant to me. What is relevant to me is the composition, which is a piece of crap both musically and lyrically, even by Kiss' standards. I don't tend to value a song based on its popularity, but to each his own.
Well what popularity suggests is that you simply don’t get it. I think LIU is brilliant in it’s simplicity. You can hear it once and sing along to it. AC/DC made a lucrative career out of doing this.

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Post by Thunderous_Lay » Thu Mar 26, 2020 12:49 pm

Can't be worse than King of the Night Time World, I'd wager...

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Re: Would Lick It Up work as an opener?

Post by RockNRoll_Over » Thu Mar 26, 2020 1:20 pm

Love Gun on the Crazy Nights tour was so weird as an opener.

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Post by gene therapist » Thu Mar 26, 2020 3:14 pm

Mr Slow wrote:
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Well what popularity suggests is that you simply don’t get it.
Not only does it suggest it, I can confirm I "simply don't get" Lick It Up. For above mentioned reasons.

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Re: Would Lick It Up work as an opener?

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gene therapist wrote:
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Mr Slow wrote:
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Well what popularity suggests is that you simply don’t get it.
Not only does it suggest it, I can confirm I "simply don't get" Lick It Up. For above mentioned reasons.
Fair enough. I’ve always enjoyed the song. It’s simple and there’s not much to it, but it is very effective. Many years ago I went to a KISS show with a group of 10 people and 4 of those knew nothing about KISS outside of the gimmick and 1-2 songs. I took notice of what their reactions were to the whole experience and noted that they grabbed hold of a few choruses to sing along with. Lick It Up was definitely one of those that they caught on to immediately. It’s got an ear worm of a chorus. Sometimes less is more. Like I said, AC/DC have made a career out of simple but effective rock songs.

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Re: Would Lick It Up work as an opener?

Post by acevog75 » Thu Mar 26, 2020 3:53 pm

It would be a good album opener but not so much for a concert.

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Post by Rockandrolloverman » Fri Mar 27, 2020 6:13 pm

FiveCardStud wrote:
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Nothing will ever be as good an opener for me as DRC now. raising down from the roof.
Took them 45 years but the opening of the EOTR is spot on,
Agree.


Amazing overall entrance on this tour. Such impact

Powerful, massive, in every way———-descending lifts, smoke shooting upon, fire pillars, girating lights everywhere .....all the while Detroits opening riff is the driving pulse behind all the spectacle

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