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Of the 4 members who was the star on each studio album?

Mine:

KISS - Paul
HOTTER THAN HELL - Gene
DRESSED TO KILL - Peter
DESTROYER - Paul
ROCK AND ROLL OVER - Ace
LOVE GUN - Paul
DYNASTY - Paul
UNMASKED - Paul
THE ELDER - Gene
CREATURES OF THE NIGHT - Eric C
LICK IT UP - Vinnie
ANIMALIZE - Paul
ASYLUM - Eric C
CRAZY NIGHTS - Bruce
HOT IN THE SHADE - Paul
REVENGE - Gene
CARNIVAL OF SOULS - Eric S
PSYCHO CIRCUS - Paul
SONIC BOOM - Gene
MONSTER - Tommy

Here’s a template for you to copy & paste, just ‘cos I’m nice like that! 😁

KISS -
HOTTER THAN HELL -
DRESSED TO KILL -
DESTROYER -
ROCK AND ROLL OVER -
LOVE GUN -
DYNASTY -
UNMASKED -
THE ELDER -
CREATURES OF THE NIGHT -
LICK IT UP -
ANIMALIZE -
ASYLUM -
CRAZY NIGHTS -
HOT IN THE SHADE -
REVENGE -
CARNIVAL OF SOULS -
PSYCHO CIRCUS -
SONIC BOOM -
MONSTER -
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I agree with many of your picks, except the following:

KISS - A rare example of the band as a true four wheel drive. Everybody carried their weight here, can't pick one.
HOTTER THAN HELL - Ace ("Parasite", "Strange Ways", a co-write on "Comin' Home" and AWESOME lead guitar throughout).
DYNASTY - Paul or Ace, can't pick.
UNMASKED - As above.
ASYLUM - Paul
REVENGE - Bruce
CARNIVAL OF SOULS - Bruce
SONIC BOOM - Paul
MONSTER - n/a
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Tito wrote: Thu Jan 14, 2021 2:24 am I agree with many of your picks, except the following:

KISS - A rare example of the band as a true four wheel drive. Everybody carried their weight here, can't pick one.
HOTTER THAN HELL - Ace ("Parasite", "Strange Ways", a co-write on "Comin' Home" and AWESOME lead guitar throughout).
DYNASTY - Paul or Ace, can't pick.
UNMASKED - As above.
ASYLUM - Paul
REVENGE - Bruce
CARNIVAL OF SOULS - Bruce
SONIC BOOM - Paul
MONSTER - n/a
I was close to picking those for REVENGE and COS, but I love Gene’s REV songs and I think Eric’s playing on COS is the best drumming in KISStory.

DYNASTY was also close, but it’s hard to go past their biggest worldwide hit. HTH was hard but it just feels like Gene’s bass carries the whole album and his songs are my favourites (even though Ace wrote Parasite).
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Mr Slow wrote: Thu Jan 14, 2021 2:33 am I was close to picking those for REVENGE and COS, but I love Gene’s REV songs and I think Eric’s playing on COS is the best drumming in KISStory.
All true my man, I still had to go with Bruce. He was especially off the scale great on COS, and with all those co-writes too the only right answer for me.
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Mr Slow wrote: Thu Jan 14, 2021 2:15 am Of the 4 members who was the star on each studio album?

Mine:

KISS - Paul
HOTTER THAN HELL - Gene
DRESSED TO KILL - Peter
DESTROYER - Paul
ROCK AND ROLL OVER - Ace
LOVE GUN - Paul
DYNASTY - Paul
UNMASKED - Paul
THE ELDER - Gene
CREATURES OF THE NIGHT - Eric C
LICK IT UP - Vinnie
ANIMALIZE - Paul
ASYLUM - Eric C
CRAZY NIGHTS - Bruce
HOT IN THE SHADE - Paul
REVENGE - Gene
CARNIVAL OF SOULS - Eric S
PSYCHO CIRCUS - Paul
SONIC BOOM - Gene
MONSTER - Tommy
Rather than listing the whole thing, I'll just list the ones where mine differs from yours...

DESTROYER - Bob Ezrin
DYNASTY - Ace
REVENGE - Bruce Kulick
PSYCHO CIRCUS - Gene
SONIC BOOM - Tommy
MONSTER - Nobody. The album sucks.
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Hi I'm Witz wrote: Thu Jan 14, 2021 4:40 am
Mr Slow wrote: Thu Jan 14, 2021 2:15 am Of the 4 members who was the star on each studio album?

Mine:

KISS - Paul
HOTTER THAN HELL - Gene
DRESSED TO KILL - Peter
DESTROYER - Paul
ROCK AND ROLL OVER - Ace
LOVE GUN - Paul
DYNASTY - Paul
UNMASKED - Paul
THE ELDER - Gene
CREATURES OF THE NIGHT - Eric C
LICK IT UP - Vinnie
ANIMALIZE - Paul
ASYLUM - Eric C
CRAZY NIGHTS - Bruce
HOT IN THE SHADE - Paul
REVENGE - Gene
CARNIVAL OF SOULS - Eric S
PSYCHO CIRCUS - Paul
SONIC BOOM - Gene
MONSTER - Tommy
Rather than listing the whole thing, I'll just list the ones where mine differs from yours...

DESTROYER - Bob Ezrin
DYNASTY - Ace
REVENGE - Bruce Kulick
PSYCHO CIRCUS - Gene
SONIC BOOM - Tommy
MONSTER - Nobody. The album sucks.
Gene on PC? 😳
I like your DESTROYER choice but I did specify band members. 😉👍
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For my 600th post , this is a worthy one......

KISS - Paul
HOTTER THAN HELL - Ace
DRESSED TO KILL - Paul
DESTROYER - Paul
ROCK AND ROLL OVER - Paul
LOVE GUN - Paul
DYNASTY - Ace
UNMASKED - Ace
THE ELDER - Gene
CREATURES OF THE NIGHT - Eric C
LICK IT UP - Vinnie
ANIMALIZE -Paul & Eric C
ASYLUM - Bruce & Eric C
CRAZY NIGHTS - Bruce
HOT IN THE SHADE - Paul
REVENGE - Gene
CARNIVAL OF SOULS - Bruce
PSYCHO CIRCUS - Paul
SONIC BOOM - Tommy
MONSTER - Tommy

Cheers.
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KISS - Gene
HOTTER THAN HELL - Paul
DRESSED TO KILL - Peter
DESTROYER - Paul/Gene tie
ROCK AND ROLL OVER - Gene
LOVE GUN - Gene
DYNASTY - Ace
UNMASKED - Ace
THE ELDER - Gene
CREATURES OF THE NIGHT - Gene
LICK IT UP - Vinnie
ANIMALIZE - Paul
ASYLUM - Paul
CRAZY NIGHTS - Paul
HOT IN THE SHADE - Paul
REVENGE - Gene

Edit: I'm changing 'KISS' to Gene
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KISS : Gonna agree with Tito and say everyone here, can't just pick one
Hotter Than Hell : Also a hard pick...I can't say between Paul or Gene
Dressed To Kill : Peter
Destroyer - Paul, possibly Peter
Rock 'n Roll Over - Ace 100%
Love Gun - Paul
Dynasty - Paul
Unmasked - Paul
The Elder - Gene
Creatures Of The Night - Gene
Lick It Up - Vinnie
Animalize - Paul
Asylum - Bruce
Crazy Nights, Hot In The Shade - Paul
Revenge - Gene
Carnival Of Souls - Bruce
Psycho Circus - Gene
Sonic Boom, Monster - Gene
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That 70s Guy wrote: Thu Jan 14, 2021 5:41 amPaul
That's the short answer, yes. :wink:
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KISS - Everyone
HOTTER THAN HELL - Ace
DRESSED TO KILL - Paul
DESTROYER - Paul
ROCK AND ROLL OVER - Everyone
LOVE GUN - Gene
DYNASTY - Ace
UNMASKED - Paul
THE ELDER - Ermmm
CREATURES OF THE NIGHT - Gene
LICK IT UP - Vinnie
ANIMALIZE - Paul
ASYLUM - Paul
CRAZY NIGHTS - Paul
HOT IN THE SHADE - Ermmm
REVENGE - Gene
CARNIVAL OF SOULS - Ermmm
PSYCHO CIRCUS - Gene
SONIC BOOM - Overall it's Gene, though Paul picked his best two songs to be played live
MONSTER - Tommy
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Destroyer - Bob Ezrin
Dynasty and Unmasked - Vini Poncia

Other than that, I have no opinion.
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Mr Slow wrote: Thu Jan 14, 2021 5:14 am
Hi I'm Witz wrote: Thu Jan 14, 2021 4:40 am
Mr Slow wrote: Thu Jan 14, 2021 2:15 am Of the 4 members who was the star on each studio album?

Mine:

KISS - Paul
HOTTER THAN HELL - Gene
DRESSED TO KILL - Peter
DESTROYER - Paul
ROCK AND ROLL OVER - Ace
LOVE GUN - Paul
DYNASTY - Paul
UNMASKED - Paul
THE ELDER - Gene
CREATURES OF THE NIGHT - Eric C
LICK IT UP - Vinnie
ANIMALIZE - Paul
ASYLUM - Eric C
CRAZY NIGHTS - Bruce
HOT IN THE SHADE - Paul
REVENGE - Gene
CARNIVAL OF SOULS - Eric S
PSYCHO CIRCUS - Paul
SONIC BOOM - Gene
MONSTER - Tommy
Rather than listing the whole thing, I'll just list the ones where mine differs from yours...

DESTROYER - Bob Ezrin
DYNASTY - Ace
REVENGE - Bruce Kulick
PSYCHO CIRCUS - Gene
SONIC BOOM - Tommy
MONSTER - Nobody. The album sucks.
Gene on PC? 😳
I like your DESTROYER choice but I did specify band members. 😉👍
Yes, Gene on PC. Other than the title track I think Paul's efforts on Psycho Circus are terrible. Gene's on the other hand, I love Within, Journey, and We Are One. Also love the stuff that didn't make it on the album like It's My Life and I Wanna Rule The World.

As for Destroyer, well if you insist that I list a band member then I would agree it's Paul, though Peter is right up there too.
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KISS - Paul
HOTTER THAN HELL - Gene
DRESSED TO KILL - Paul
DESTROYER - Paul
ROCK AND ROLL OVER - Paul
LOVE GUN - Paul
DYNASTY - Ace
UNMASKED - Paul
THE ELDER - Paul
CREATURES OF THE NIGHT - Gene
LICK IT UP - Paul
ANIMALIZE - Paul
ASYLUM - Paul
CRAZY NIGHTS - Paul
HOT IN THE SHADE - Paul
REVENGE - Paul
CARNIVAL OF SOULS - Paul
PSYCHO CIRCUS - Paul
SONIC BOOM - Gene
MONSTER - Paul
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KISS - Paul
HOTTER THAN HELL - Ace
DRESSED TO KILL - Peter
DESTROYER - Paul
ROCK AND ROLL OVER - Gene
LOVE GUN - Paul
DYNASTY - Paul
UNMASKED - Ace
THE ELDER - Gene
CREATURES OF THE NIGHT - Eric
LICK IT UP - Vinnie
ANIMALIZE - Paul
ASYLUM - Bruce
CRAZY NIGHTS - Paul
HOT IN THE SHADE - Paul
REVENGE - Gene
CARNIVAL OF SOULS - Bruce
PSYCHO CIRCUS - Paul
SONIC BOOM - Gene
MONSTER - Tommy
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From Asylum through Carnival of Souls, you know what I'll say. Except for Revenge. Eric's influence isn't often mentioned, its always about Gene. But Singer played really well on the record and probably elevated much of the filler he was obligated to play on, along with Bruce.
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KISS - Peter
HOTTER THAN HELL - Ace
DRESSED TO KILL - Gene
DESTROYER - Paul
ROCK AND ROLL OVER - Ace
LOVE GUN - Paul
DYNASTY - Paul
UNMASKED - Ace
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KISS - All 4 of them
HOTTER THAN HELL - All 4 of them
DRESSED TO KILL - Ace
DESTROYER - Paul
ROCK AND ROLL OVER - Gene
LOVE GUN - Paul
DYNASTY - Paul
UNMASKED - Ace
THE ELDER - Paul
CREATURES OF THE NIGHT - Eric C.
LICK IT UP - Vinnie
ANIMALIZE - Mark
ASYLUM - Paul
CRAZY NIGHTS - Bruce
HOT IN THE SHADE - Paul
REVENGE - Eric S.
CARNIVAL OF SOULS - Paul
PSYCHO CIRCUS - Peter😉
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KISS - Paul
HOTTER THAN HELL - Ace
DRESSED TO KILL - Paul
DESTROYER - Paul
ROCK AND ROLL OVER - Paul
LOVE GUN - Paul
DYNASTY - Paul
UNMASKED - Paul
THE ELDER - Gene
CREATURES OF THE NIGHT - Gene
LICK IT UP - Vinnie
ANIMALIZE - Paul
ASYLUM - Paul
CRAZY NIGHTS - Paul
HOT IN THE SHADE - Paul
REVENGE - Gene
CARNIVAL OF SOULS - Paul
PSYCHO CIRCUS - Gene
SONIC BOOM - Paul
MONSTER - Paul

No big surprise as Paul dominates imo. Even the albums I chose a different MVP, Paul is a close second.
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KISS - Ace
HOTTER THAN HELL - Ace
DRESSED TO KILL - Peter
DESTROYER - Ace
ROCK AND ROLL OVER - Paul
LOVE GUN - Ace
DYNASTY - Paul
UNMASKED - Paul
THE ELDER - Paul
CREATURES OF THE NIGHT - Gene
LICK IT UP - Paul
ANIMALIZE - Paul
ASYLUM - Paul
CRAZY NIGHTS - nobody
HOT IN THE SHADE - nobody
REVENGE - Gene
CARNIVAL OF SOULS - Gene
PSYCHO CIRCUS - Gene
SONIC BOOM - Paul
MONSTER - nobody
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KISS - Gene

HOTTER THAN HELL - Ace

DRESSED TO KILL - Stanley

DESTROYER - Bob Ezrin

ROCK AND ROLL OVER - Peter Criss

LOVE GUN - Paul

DYNASTY - Ace

UNMASKED - Ace

THE ELDER - NO ONE

CREATURES OF THE NIGHT - VINNIE VINCENT

LICK IT UP - VINNIE VINCENT

ANIMALIZE - Paul (but that's not saying much)
ASYLUM - same as above
CRAZY NIGHTS - same as above
HOT IN THE SHADE - same as above

REVENGE - VINNIE VINCENT (without him... and the 9 months...six + songs...never would have happened)

CARNIVAL OF SOULS - NO ONE

PSYCHO CIRCUS - Paul

SONIC BOOM - Paul (but that's not saying much)

MONSTER - again ...same as above
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KISS - Paul
HOTTER THAN HELL - Gene
DRESSED TO KILL - Gene
DESTROYER - Paul
ROCK AND ROLL OVER - Paul
LOVE GUN - Paul
DYNASTY - Ace
UNMASKED - Ace
THE ELDER - Fanfare Flautist
CREATURES OF THE NIGHT - Gene
LICK IT UP - Vinnie
ANIMALIZE - Mark
REVENGE - Gene
PSYCHO CIRCUS - Kevin Valentine
SONIC BOOM - Gene
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KISS - agree with a lot of people that all 4 hold their own
HOTTER THAN HELL - Ace
DRESSED TO KILL - Peter (Paul is a close second)
DESTROYER - Paul
ROCK AND ROLL OVER - Ace
LOVE GUN - Paul
DYNASTY - Ace
UNMASKED - Paul
THE ELDER - Gene
CREATURES OF THE NIGHT - Eric
LICK IT UP - Paul
ANIMALIZE - Paul
ASYLUM - Bruce
CRAZY NIGHTS - Bruce
HOT IN THE SHADE - Paul
REVENGE - Gene
CARNIVAL OF SOULS - Eric
PSYCHO CIRCUS - Paul/Gene. Don't necessarily love all their songs, but I do enjoy them about equally in their own ways if that makes sense
SONIC BOOM - Gene
MONSTER - Tommy. Holds his own with some good guitar work
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KISS - Ace
HOTTER THAN HELL - Paul
DRESSED TO KILL - Peter
DESTROYER - Paul
ROCK AND ROLL OVER - Paul
LOVE GUN - Ace
DYNASTY - Paul
UNMASKED - Paul
THE ELDER - Gene
CREATURES OF THE NIGHT - Eric Carr
LICK IT UP - Vinnie
ANIMALIZE - Mark
ASYLUM - Eric Carr
CRAZY NIGHTS - Bruce
HOT IN THE SHADE - Gene
REVENGE - Gene
CARNIVAL OF SOULS - Paul
PSYCHO CIRCUS - no one
SONIC BOOM - Tommy
MONSTER - Eric Singer
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KISS - all 4
HOTTER THAN HELL - Ace
DRESSED TO KILL - Peter
DESTROYER - Bob Ezrin
ROCK AND ROLL OVER - Ace
LOVE GUN - Paul - Took me a while to get to him.
DYNASTY - Ace
UNMASKED - Paul
THE ELDER - I primarily blame Gene for this record.
CREATURES OF THE NIGHT - Gene
LICK IT UP - Vinnie - Only time a non-original member carried the band IMO.
ANIMALIZE to HITS - Paul’s band
REVENGE - Gene
CARNIVAL OF SOULS - Gene
PSYCHO CIRCUS - Paul
SONIC BOOM + MONSTER - DGAF
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