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Thanks. Interesting and very candid interview from Tommy - he thinks Sonic Boom was too derivative and the mix on Monster wasn't good. He comes across as very likeable IMHO.
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TheSpoiler wrote: Mon Feb 22, 2021 3:57 pm Thanks. Interesting and very candid interview from Tommy - he thinks Sonic Boom was too derivative and the mix on Monster wasn't good. He comes across as very likeable IMHO.
He is very likeable. Has some great stories. Glad to see him doing this sort of interview.
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"Recording Without Love in Vancouver, BC was wonderful because of all the extracurricular activities Vancouver provided (laughs). Strip clubs with showers, tons of blow."

Always thought Tommy was pretty straight when it came to drugs, maybe he wasn't talking about for himself but it does seem out of place.
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Red_Walrus wrote: Mon Feb 22, 2021 4:05 pm "Recording Without Love in Vancouver, BC was wonderful because of all the extracurricular activities Vancouver provided (laughs). Strip clubs with showers, tons of blow."

Always thought Tommy was pretty straight when it came to drugs, maybe he wasn't talking about for himself but it does seem out of place.
Blowing bubbles in his glass of milk maybe.
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That was a terrific read. What a fellah. He gets it. He understands it. His comments about SB and Monster are absolutely on-point. I love the sound of SB and there's some terrific stuff on there, but Monster probably shaded it with better songs. I rarely play Monster, though, because it sounds horrible. I wish that could be fixed.

Anyway, great interview.
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Admin wrote: Mon Feb 22, 2021 4:02 pm
TheSpoiler wrote: Mon Feb 22, 2021 3:57 pm Thanks. Interesting and very candid interview from Tommy - he thinks Sonic Boom was too derivative and the mix on Monster wasn't good. He comes across as very likeable IMHO.
He is very likeable. Has some great stories. Glad to see him doing this sort of interview.
The history he has with the band plus everytime I've met him always nice talking about music
Hope this is the first of many
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Very cool to read an interview with Tommy.
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Good interview, he seems like a really nice guy.
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Enjoyable read- Thanks for sharing!
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Fix the Mix, then, please. How that happens with the same production team, i don’t know, but the album’s an earsore.
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So refreshing to hear him this open. Best Thayer interview by far.
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Cool interview. I totally agree with him about how he just didn't get 'You Wanted The Best' from the Psycho Circus album. Bottom of the barrel KISS tune for me.
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Admin wrote: Mon Feb 22, 2021 4:02 pm
TheSpoiler wrote: Mon Feb 22, 2021 3:57 pm Thanks. Interesting and very candid interview from Tommy - he thinks Sonic Boom was too derivative and the mix on Monster wasn't good. He comes across as very likeable IMHO.
He is very likeable. Has some great stories. Glad to see him doing this sort of interview.
Tommy is a good guy. Said some great, genuine things about Ace and Peter in interviews while Kiss were doing the Alive 35 Tour in 2009.
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Tommy's cool -- I have always liked him!
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Great interview, sad there aren't some secret plans for new music but that appears to be it.
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I was never a TT fan maybe because he always felt like a stand in member, and I admit that very little of what he plays really resonates with me, but he seems very level headed and accurate on his assessment of the past few kiss albums.
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Good read.
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The whole Psycho Circus thing is absolutely infuriating! Why wouldn't Gene play bass? Seriously do other bands pull this bullshit or is it mainly a Kiss thing? It's bad enough it was advertised as a full blown reunion album even though Ace and Peter barely played on it. So maddening still after all these years!!!!
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TheSpoiler wrote: Mon Feb 22, 2021 3:57 pm
Thanks. Interesting and very candid interview from Tommy - he thinks Sonic Boom was too derivative and the mix on Monster wasn't good. He comes across as very likeable IMHO.
Sonic Boom was derivative but I still love it.

Monster Mix was garbage but there was a handful great songs on there.
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Cool to see him say that stuff about PC, SB and Monster, I agree with most of what he was saying.

The writer got a little carried away here: "Sonic Boom and Monster, which as time has worn on, have really aged so well and are settling in as KISS classics in their own right", :lol: OK settle down buddy.

Not sure I understand where Tommy's coming from about streaming versus buying records. He doesn't buy music, says it's a shame because he misses buying albums, like something's stopping him? :scratch: I'm buying more records than I ever have. Get on Discogs, Tommy! 8)
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Red_Walrus wrote: Mon Feb 22, 2021 4:05 pm "Recording Without Love in Vancouver, BC was wonderful because of all the extracurricular activities Vancouver provided (laughs). Strip clubs with showers, tons of blow."

Always thought Tommy was pretty straight when it came to drugs, maybe he wasn't talking about for himself but it does seem out of place.


He may be now... but that was the 80’s..... none of us that were there can be help accountable for anything that happened between 81-89..... :lol:
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ftjr1974 wrote: Tue Feb 23, 2021 7:23 am The whole Psycho Circus thing is absolutely infuriating! Why wouldn't Gene play bass? Seriously do other bands pull this bullshit or is it mainly a Kiss thing? It's bad enough it was advertised as a full blown reunion album even though Ace and Peter barely played on it. So maddening still after all these years!!!!
Yeah I've never minded it when bands play instrumental "musical chairs." Paul takes a lead here. Ace plays bass there. Gene plays guitar here. That kind of stuff never bothered me because at least in those instances, they're keeping it "in the family" so to speak. It's when they went outside the band that it pissed me off. Especially when they don't credit them.
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Hi I'm Witz wrote: Tue Feb 23, 2021 9:39 am
ftjr1974 wrote: Tue Feb 23, 2021 7:23 am The whole Psycho Circus thing is absolutely infuriating! Why wouldn't Gene play bass? Seriously do other bands pull this bullshit or is it mainly a Kiss thing? It's bad enough it was advertised as a full blown reunion album even though Ace and Peter barely played on it. So maddening still after all these years!!!!
Yeah I've never minded it when bands play instrumental "musical chairs." Paul takes a lead here. Ace plays bass there. Gene plays guitar here. That kind of stuff never bothered me because at least in those instances, they're keeping it "in the family" so to speak. It's when they went outside the band that it pissed me off. Especially when they don't credit them.
Same here. The Stones and Queen for example did the same thing. But bringing in uncredited outsiders is disappointing.
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AceTattoo wrote: Tue Feb 23, 2021 9:36 am
Red_Walrus wrote: Mon Feb 22, 2021 4:05 pm "Recording Without Love in Vancouver, BC was wonderful because of all the extracurricular activities Vancouver provided (laughs). Strip clubs with showers, tons of blow."

Always thought Tommy was pretty straight when it came to drugs, maybe he wasn't talking about for himself but it does seem out of place.


He may be now... but that was the 80’s..... none of us that were there can be help accountable for anything that happened between 81-89..... :lol:
True lol... there isn't enough nasal spray in the world to clear me up from those days.
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Sssnakester wrote: Tue Feb 23, 2021 11:00 am
AceTattoo wrote: Tue Feb 23, 2021 9:36 am
Red_Walrus wrote: Mon Feb 22, 2021 4:05 pm "Recording Without Love in Vancouver, BC was wonderful because of all the extracurricular activities Vancouver provided (laughs). Strip clubs with showers, tons of blow."

Always thought Tommy was pretty straight when it came to drugs, maybe he wasn't talking about for himself but it does seem out of place.


He may be now... but that was the 80’s..... none of us that were there can be help accountable for anything that happened between 81-89..... :lol:
True lol... there isn't enough nasal spray in the world to clear me up from those days.
:lol: :lol: 8)
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Red_Walrus wrote: Mon Feb 22, 2021 4:05 pm "Recording Without Love in Vancouver, BC was wonderful because of all the extracurricular activities Vancouver provided (laughs). Strip clubs with showers, tons of blow."

Always thought Tommy was pretty straight when it came to drugs, maybe he wasn't talking about for himself but it does seem out of place.
Yeah, I thought that was a revealing quote about his past, too. But never mind the blow...what is this about strip clubs with showers?? Maybe I'm showing that I've never been to a strip club, but I never knew there were any that had SHOWERS! What the heck?? LOL
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It's great to read a Tommy Thayer interview when he's not on a leash. I wonder if Paul will speak to him, however, after what Tommy said about the Monster mix.
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Cool to read about a hit writer, Bill Champlin, playing and singing on songs Tommy co-wrote. I know he is a pal of Jeff's and they were together in Chicago, but still...
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That was a cool read and some nice info on Kiss. And I really like that he gives his honest opninion on those albums (which I largely agree on too).
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ToddofThunder wrote: Tue Feb 23, 2021 12:59 pm
Red_Walrus wrote: Mon Feb 22, 2021 4:05 pm "Recording Without Love in Vancouver, BC was wonderful because of all the extracurricular activities Vancouver provided (laughs). Strip clubs with showers, tons of blow."

Always thought Tommy was pretty straight when it came to drugs, maybe he wasn't talking about for himself but it does seem out of place.
Yeah, I thought that was a revealing quote about his past, too. But never mind the blow...what is this about strip clubs with showers?? Maybe I'm showing that I've never been to a strip club, but I never knew there were any that had SHOWERS! What the heck?? LOL
Lol it was a big thing in the strip clubs in BC during those days, awww the memories!!! 😎🤟
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ToddofThunder wrote: Tue Feb 23, 2021 12:59 pm
Red_Walrus wrote: Mon Feb 22, 2021 4:05 pm "Recording Without Love in Vancouver, BC was wonderful because of all the extracurricular activities Vancouver provided (laughs). Strip clubs with showers, tons of blow."

Always thought Tommy was pretty straight when it came to drugs, maybe he wasn't talking about for himself but it does seem out of place.
Yeah, I thought that was a revealing quote about his past, too. But never mind the blow...what is this about strip clubs with showers?? Maybe I'm showing that I've never been to a strip club, but I never knew there were any that had SHOWERS! What the heck?? LOL
Lol it was a big thing in the strip clubs in BC during those days, awww the memories!!! 😎🤟
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