The problem here is the title of this thread asks one question while the following post asks a different question.Grand Classic wrote: ↑Thu Jul 22, 2021 8:42 pm
TO BE COMPARED WITH THE BEST FROM OTHER BANDS. Why are you and others ignoring this?
You would be laughed out of the fucking room if you used COS to challenge the best of Zeppelin, The Rolling Stones and other bands. Literally laughed at and they would point out to you that it sounds like bad Alice In Chains.
To your title question:
Like it or not, COS is a musical and creative high point for KISS in the eyes of many people. Me included. As I think about it, it may even eclipse Destroyer as Ezrin drove the creativity and musicality of Destroyer, whereas COS was more organically created with band personnel.
To your second question:
Does ANY KISS album hold up agains the best of Zepplin from a creative/musical standpoint? Of course not. Silly question IMO. I imagine most of us wouldn't put KISS over Zepplin in terms of musical significance, any more than we'd put Zep over Mozart.
A great follow-up question would be... Was KISS more fun than Led Zepplin and the Stones? Fuck yes, by a long ways IMO anyway.
Most KISS fans came to the party because they were the best at being the most fun. For us, it was a package deal... a great show, irreverent music, and anthems to individuality.... not Babe I'm gonna Leave You, When the Levee Breaks, and Stairway to Heaven. Don't get me wrong, I LOVE Zepplin and I love KISS but to me me they might as well be in separate genres as they serve two different purposes in my life.
Sometimes you want a Whole Lotta Love, and sometimes you need to go to Detroit Rock City.