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Bruce wrote: ↑Mon May 03, 2021 10:03 pm
Much Too Soon wrote: ↑Mon May 03, 2021 9:18 pm Oh man. Are you gonna get it....
With all due respect ...
So you think the rest of Ace's solo album is garbage?
I want to answer the question -- it's difficult to be precise. I find Ace's record to be highly overrated, certainly. '

They' say that Pete's record sucks the worst, but none of the 4 solos are 'good.' Ace was, undoubtedly, heavily influenced by the then-recently released Never Mind the Bollocks, Here's the Sex Pistols.

But coming from Ace, it sounds hollow. He half talks/shouts the lyrics. The guitar parts are aggressive, but simplistic. As I listen, I find myself seeking out the diamond in the rough in these songs. Turns out its Anton Fig.

Only New York Groove has any level of complexity, or real interest. I blame this on Ace's being unchecked in the studio. In Frehley's Comet, he sounds so much better, being in the structure of a proper band. Todd helped that alot.
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I Walk Alone. I don't think it's too good for the album it's just the only song on there that I'll ever listen to. Mainly for the intro.

Or maybe...Back To The Stone Age. I'm not sure which one I think is the worse album :drunken:
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Heartofchrome wrote: ↑Tue May 04, 2021 12:26 am
Tito wrote: ↑Mon May 03, 2021 9:20 pm "Long Way Down".


Never understood the love this one
Same here not digging this tune.
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Bruce wrote: ↑Mon May 03, 2021 10:03 pm
Much Too Soon wrote: ↑Mon May 03, 2021 9:18 pm Oh man. Are you gonna get it....
With all due respect ...
So you think the rest of Ace's solo album is garbage?
I want to answer the question -- it's difficult to be precise. I find Ace's record to be highly overrated, certainly. '

They' say that Pete's record sucks the worst, but none of the 4 solos are 'good.' Ace was, undoubtedly, heavily influenced by the then-recently released Never Mind the Bollocks, Here's the Sex Pistols.

But coming from Ace, it sounds hollow. He half talks/shouts the lyrics. The guitar parts are aggressive, but simplistic. As I listen, I find myself seeking out the diamond in the rough in these songs. Turns out its Anton Fig.

Only New York Groove has any level of complexity, or real interest. I blame this on Ace's being unchecked in the studio. In Frehley's Comet, he sounds so much better, being in the structure of a proper band. Todd helped that alot.
LOL. You think Todd Howarth was a factor for Frehley's Comet? You may be the first.

Considering the KISS albums you picked as essential - outside of a couple, your taste in music is highly questionable. This just adds to it.
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Grand Classic wrote: ↑Tue May 04, 2021 8:51 am your taste in music is highly questionable.
I'm confident in my preferences................sir.
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Bruce wrote: ↑Tue May 04, 2021 9:27 am
Grand Classic wrote: ↑Tue May 04, 2021 8:51 am your taste in music is highly questionable.
I'm confident in my preferences................sir.
You should be embarrassed.
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atowntommy wrote: ↑Tue May 04, 2021 10:42 amShandi.
Only song on that album I don't like - each to their own and all that.

Anyway, my answer

I Walk Alone
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woodworm001 wrote: ↑Tue May 04, 2021 10:47 am
atowntommy wrote: ↑Tue May 04, 2021 10:42 amShandi.
Only song on that album I don't like - each to their own and all that.

Anyway, my answer

I Walk Alone
Talk to Me is the only track on Unmasked that I do like. So, yeah, we're opposites on this one. To each their own indeed.
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atowntommy wrote: ↑Tue May 04, 2021 10:52 am
woodworm001 wrote: ↑Tue May 04, 2021 10:47 am
atowntommy wrote: ↑Tue May 04, 2021 10:42 amShandi.
Only song on that album I don't like - each to their own and all that.

Anyway, my answer

I Walk Alone
Talk to Me is the only track on Unmasked that I do like. So, yeah, we're opposites on this one. To each their own indeed.
Well presumably you like Shandi as well :D

Yeah, we're on opposite ends of the scale on this as I think Unmasked (Shandi aside) might be one of their best albums!
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HITS is terrible overall, but I am surprised by the people who think the lame cheesy ballad is the best thing on it.

Granted the Paul rockers are garbage, but there are some good Gene songs that save the album from being a total write off.
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kenn.ace wrote: ↑Mon May 03, 2021 7:19 pm Tears Are Falling - The only good song on Asylum
You don't think 'Who Wants to Be Lonely' is a good song?
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Mamado could tell you all about the rest of the album...

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I am really surprised that Asylum seems so unappreciated! That's all I'm going to write about it. If I say anymore it could be ... compromising ...
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Bruce wrote: ↑Wed May 05, 2021 6:03 am I am really surprised that Asylum seems so unappreciated! That's all I'm going to write about it. If I say anymore it could be ... compromising ...
Love love the Gene songs, not much wrong with the Paul songs either
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Bruce wrote: ↑Wed May 05, 2021 6:03 am I am really surprised that Asylum seems so unappreciated! That's all I'm going to write about it. If I say anymore it could be ... compromising ...
Asylum is dogshit. KISS was on a creative decline after Creatures and Lick It Up.
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SpaceaceRyan wrote: ↑Mon May 03, 2021 4:48 pm Escape From The Island.
Agree. To me, the rest of that album is unlistenable.
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SpaceaceRyan wrote: ↑Mon May 03, 2021 4:48 pm Escape From The Island.
Not really a song.....
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Not including Sonic Boom and Monster neither of which are worth remembering at all. I'll go with:

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curryleaf wrote: ↑Wed May 05, 2021 4:31 am
kenn.ace wrote: ↑Mon May 03, 2021 7:19 pm Tears Are Falling - The only good song on Asylum
You don't think 'Who Wants to Be Lonely' is a good song?
Nope, The way Paul sings it and especially the chorus really annoys me.

I guess I can listen to Secretly Cruel as well. It is not great, but it is okay.
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kenn.ace wrote: ↑Wed May 05, 2021 11:53 am
curryleaf wrote: ↑Wed May 05, 2021 4:31 am
kenn.ace wrote: ↑Mon May 03, 2021 7:19 pm Tears Are Falling - The only good song on Asylum
You don't think 'Who Wants to Be Lonely' is a good song?
Nope, The way Paul sings it and especially the chorus really annoys me.
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Naked City. It's the only song on Unmasked I can even listen to.
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Grand Classic wrote: ↑Wed May 05, 2021 9:03 am Asylum is dogshit.
I'm crestfallen! You can lead a horse to water, but ... can you make him drink? Perhaps, if you submerge his snoot ... really got it immersed in there ...
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Bruce wrote: ↑Wed May 05, 2021 1:42 pm
Grand Classic wrote: ↑Wed May 05, 2021 9:03 am Asylum is dogshit.
I'm crestfallen! You can lead a horse to water, but ... can you make him drink? Perhaps, if you submerge his snoot ... really got it immersed in there ...
You have a passion for KISS when they were at their worst with some exceptions. It is what it is.
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Into The Fire, Thrills In The Night and While The City Sleeps. Overall, Animalize sucks.
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Man of a Thousand Aces wrote: ↑Wed May 05, 2021 2:42 pm Into The Fire, Thrills In The Night and While The City Sleeps. Overall, Animalize sucks.
Yet you like 1/3 of the album ...
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i always really liked Animalize.
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Marty Scurll wrote: ↑Wed May 05, 2021 2:45 pm i always really liked Animalize.
Yep nothing wrong with it
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FiveCardStud wrote: ↑Wed May 05, 2021 2:43 pm
Man of a Thousand Aces wrote: ↑Wed May 05, 2021 2:42 pm Into The Fire, Thrills In The Night and While The City Sleeps. Overall, Animalize sucks.
Yet you like 1/3 of the album ...
Sue me.
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Spoonful wrote: ↑Tue May 04, 2021 11:51 am A World Without Heroes
Lick It Up
Heaven's On Fire
Tears Are Falling
Forever
God Gave Rock and Roll to You II
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All of those albums are great, except Psycho Circus, and all of those songs are great, except Forever.
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