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Post the ones you think would have been worthy enough to be an album cover.
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Red_Walrus wrote: Sat Jul 31, 2021 3:43 pm Post the ones you think would have been worthy enough to be an album cover.
Not sure when that shot was taken but it is far better than the first album cover. Possibly my all time favourite image of Peter. That dagger concept was bad ass.
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The Empire State photo would have made a good album cover. Another good one to use would have been the KISS on motorcycles picture.
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He looks stupid with those curved whiskers. He looks like a bandito in a spaghetti western.
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For Psycho Circus :

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They did the white background cover when they took the makeup off, here it is again for when they’re putting it back on. Would have totally worked. And better than that stupid clown. That cover looks like the big clown is the lead singer and the other four clowns are the band. Putting a clown on a cover with a band that wears whiteface and makeup is just mental.
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Dynasty poster should have been the album cover. And there are several pictures in the Alive! booklet that are stronger than the obviously fake album cover.
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Totally agree with Dynasty poster. What were they thinking.

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Brewer wrote: Sat Jul 31, 2021 4:17 pm For Psycho Circus :

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They did the white background cover when they took the makeup off, here it is again for when they’re putting it back on. Would have totally worked. And better than that stupid clown. That cover looks like the big clown is the lead singer and the other four clowns are the band. Putting a clown on a cover with a band that wears whiteface and makeup is just mental.
Yes - how much better of a cover that image is. PC is one of their absolute worst album covers, especially in light of it being the big “reunion” album. Such a great way to thank the fans.

There were actually a bunch of cool images from this session in the guitar world magazine that would have made for fantastic covers.
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Brewer wrote: Sat Jul 31, 2021 4:21 pm Totally agree with Dynasty poster. What were they thinking.

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So cool
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southernkiss wrote: Sat Jul 31, 2021 4:15 pm The Empire State photo would have made a good album cover. Another good one to use would have been the KISS on motorcycles picture.
Yes! I even made a mock up album cover with that pic with NY related Kiss songs , New York Groove, I Cant Stop the Rain ,Jungle, Hide Your Heart etc.
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Brewer wrote: Sat Jul 31, 2021 4:21 pm Totally agree with Dynasty poster. What were they thinking.

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That’s a winner! I’d like to see a couple variations with different colors for the logo and title just to see if it’s better than this version.
But this looks amazing.
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Brewer wrote: Sat Jul 31, 2021 4:21 pm Totally agree with Dynasty poster. What were they thinking.

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That cover looks Awesome … perfection right there !
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The only flaw with the Dynasty poster is that Paul’s head should be more centered. His star his not very noticeable.
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southernkiss wrote: Sat Jul 31, 2021 6:49 pm The only flaw with the Dynasty poster is that Paul’s head should be more centered. His star his not very noticeable.
Agreed.
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Brewer wrote: Sat Jul 31, 2021 4:17 pm For Psycho Circus :

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They did the white background cover when they took the makeup off, here it is again for when they’re putting it back on. Would have totally worked. And better than that stupid clown. That cover looks like the big clown is the lead singer and the other four clowns are the band. Putting a clown on a cover with a band that wears whiteface and makeup is just mental.
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southernkiss wrote: Sat Jul 31, 2021 4:15 pm The Empire State photo would have made a good album cover. Another good one to use would have been the KISS on motorcycles picture.
Oh geeze yessssssss. NYC.
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southernkiss wrote: Sat Jul 31, 2021 6:49 pm The only flaw with the Dynasty poster is that Paul’s head should be more centered. His star his not very noticeable.
That’s probably my favorite picture of Paul
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Brewer wrote: Sat Jul 31, 2021 4:21 pm Totally agree with Dynasty poster. What were they thinking.

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Winner. But the KISS logo and Dynasty should be red.
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Brewer wrote: Sat Jul 31, 2021 4:21 pm Totally agree with Dynasty poster. What were they thinking.

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this just trumps the official cover on every level.
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Brewer wrote: Sat Jul 31, 2021 4:21 pm Totally agree with Dynasty poster. What were they thinking.

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This picture is so cool. Yes, would have been a great album cover.
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Soylent Gene wrote: Sat Jul 31, 2021 9:06 pm
Brewer wrote: Sat Jul 31, 2021 4:21 pm Totally agree with Dynasty poster. What were they thinking.

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Winner. But the KISS logo and Dynasty should be red.
I'd leave it monochrome, or at most the Kiss logo could be red. To me, the white of the Dynasty text fits the face paint nicely.
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Brewer wrote: Sat Jul 31, 2021 4:16 pm He looks stupid with those curved whiskers. He looks like a bandito in a spaghetti western.
Don’t say that — he’ll cutchu, man!
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d4nugster wrote: Sat Jul 31, 2021 9:58 pm
Brewer wrote: Sat Jul 31, 2021 4:21 pm Totally agree with Dynasty poster. What were they thinking.

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this just trumps the official cover on every level.
What if they ran with this idea and started revamping all the album covers for the colored vinyl reissues?
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KISSFACE wrote: Sun Aug 01, 2021 1:21 am
d4nugster wrote: Sat Jul 31, 2021 9:58 pm
Brewer wrote: Sat Jul 31, 2021 4:21 pm Totally agree with Dynasty poster. What were they thinking.

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this just trumps the official cover on every level.
What if they ran with this idea and started revamping all the album covers for the colored vinyl reissues?
i was actually thinking the same thing if it was viable.
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Brewer wrote: Sat Jul 31, 2021 4:21 pm Totally agree with Dynasty poster. What were they thinking.

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THis is fantastic!
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Soylent Gene wrote: Sun Aug 01, 2021 1:38 am FBEEB586-0214-4D97-8672-9BE8B12CFA39.jpeg
Today this would offend snowflakes.
The people who feel that they alone
should make decisions for everyone else,
Would say this is prejudice and disrespectful
towards People with mental health issues.
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Soylent Gene wrote: Sat Jul 31, 2021 9:06 pm
Brewer wrote: Sat Jul 31, 2021 4:21 pm Totally agree with Dynasty poster. What were they thinking.

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Winner. But the KISS logo and Dynasty should be red.
Nah. It's good in black and white. Maybe printed on silver though. To give it a metal shine. A bit like the repress of Killers.
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Soylent Gene wrote: Sun Aug 01, 2021 1:38 am FBEEB586-0214-4D97-8672-9BE8B12CFA39.jpeg

That's brilliant 👌
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caligari wrote: Sun Aug 01, 2021 11:10 am
Soylent Gene wrote: Sun Aug 01, 2021 1:38 am FBEEB586-0214-4D97-8672-9BE8B12CFA39.jpeg
Today this would offend snowflakes.
The people who feel that they alone
should make decisions for everyone else,
Would say this is prejudice and disrespectful
towards People with mental health issues.
What?
All those things you just said came from you.
Did anyone here say that?
Snap out of it bro.
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gene therapist wrote: Sun Aug 01, 2021 12:44 am Image
That would have been a better cover than the hand.
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Anyone have that Dynasty cover as high resolution photo for a wallpaper?
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Red_Walrus wrote: Sat Jul 31, 2021 3:43 pm Post the ones you think would have been worthy enough to be an album cover.
That is a fantastic picture.
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JohnBergless wrote: Sat Jul 31, 2021 7:25 pm
southernkiss wrote: Sat Jul 31, 2021 4:15 pm The Empire State photo would have made a good album cover. Another good one to use would have been the KISS on motorcycles picture.
Oh geeze yessssssss. NYC.
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Brewer wrote: Sat Jul 31, 2021 4:21 pm Totally agree with Dynasty poster. What were they thinking.

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Yeah, this is pretty perfect.
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spacecat2500 wrote: Sun Aug 01, 2021 12:06 pm
caligari wrote: Sun Aug 01, 2021 11:10 am
Soylent Gene wrote: Sun Aug 01, 2021 1:38 am FBEEB586-0214-4D97-8672-9BE8B12CFA39.jpeg
Today this would offend snowflakes.
The people who feel that they alone
should make decisions for everyone else,
Would say this is prejudice and disrespectful
towards People with mental health issues.
What?
All those things you just said came from you.
Did anyone here say that?
Snap out of it bro.
Nothing to “snap” my friend.
If you don’t think there would be some fraction of people giving it the exact description I laid out, I pity your naivety.
* THE REASON the original photo had the straight jackets blacked out - ACCORDING to Bill Aucoin - is for the very reason I expressed. He felt that it would be a negative image for the “KISS-KIDS” of ‘79 to be exposed to.
Ted NUGENT, had also had a similar photo shoot, but Ted wasn’t for “kids” and proudly billed himself as “The Motor City Madman”.
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Far too busy but something like this would have worked.
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caligari wrote: Sun Aug 01, 2021 11:10 am
Soylent Gene wrote: Sun Aug 01, 2021 1:38 am FBEEB586-0214-4D97-8672-9BE8B12CFA39.jpeg
Today this would offend snowflakes.
The people who feel that they alone
should make decisions for everyone else,
Would say this is prejudice and disrespectful
towards People with mental health issues.
I don't know why that made me think of this:

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caligari wrote: Sun Aug 01, 2021 11:10 am
Soylent Gene wrote: Sun Aug 01, 2021 1:38 am FBEEB586-0214-4D97-8672-9BE8B12CFA39.jpeg
Today this would offend snowflakes.
The people who feel that they alone
should make decisions for everyone else,
Would say this is prejudice and disrespectful
towards People with mental health issues.
But that’s just how free speech works. Everyone gets to voice their opinion which may or may not influence cultural and societal behavior on a broader level. Pretty much what our country says it’s based on.
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Revenge 92 wrote: Sat Jul 31, 2021 10:01 pm
Brewer wrote: Sat Jul 31, 2021 4:21 pm Totally agree with Dynasty poster. What were they thinking.

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This picture is so cool. Yes, would have been a great album cover.


Would be good for "Dynasty Resurrected"
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Brewer wrote: Sat Jul 31, 2021 4:21 pm Totally agree with Dynasty poster. What were they thinking.

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That's the only Dynasty album cover! The original is lame. Too bad, as it's a GREAT album.
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Brewer wrote: Mon Aug 02, 2021 5:23 am Image

Far too busy but something like this would have worked.
I might tweak a couple things - but this is really cool and 1,000 times better than what Kiss cheaped out on
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Red_Walrus wrote: Sun Aug 01, 2021 4:47 pm
JohnBergless wrote: Sat Jul 31, 2021 7:25 pm
southernkiss wrote: Sat Jul 31, 2021 4:15 pm The Empire State photo would have made a good album cover. Another good one to use would have been the KISS on motorcycles picture.
Oh geeze yessssssss. NYC.
That would have been a great live album cover.
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ejluther wrote: Tue Aug 03, 2021 9:35 am
caligari wrote: Sun Aug 01, 2021 11:10 am
Soylent Gene wrote: Sun Aug 01, 2021 1:38 am FBEEB586-0214-4D97-8672-9BE8B12CFA39.jpeg
Today this would offend snowflakes.
The people who feel that they alone
should make decisions for everyone else,
Would say this is prejudice and disrespectful
towards People with mental health issues.
But that’s just how free speech works. Everyone gets to voice their opinion which may or may not influence cultural and societal behavior on a broader level. Pretty much what our country says it’s based on.
And will wear that and there’s nothing wrong with it…

But as I even stated…
Bill AUCOIN himself
decided not
to have straight jackets on the cover
or eventually as the poster…
For that very reason.
He did not want KISS to offend anyone by Conveying poor mental health, craziness or insanity as a “selling point” to children…
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ejluther wrote: Tue Aug 03, 2021 9:35 am
caligari wrote: Sun Aug 01, 2021 11:10 am
Soylent Gene wrote: Sun Aug 01, 2021 1:38 am FBEEB586-0214-4D97-8672-9BE8B12CFA39.jpeg
Today this would offend snowflakes.
The people who feel that they alone
should make decisions for everyone else,
Would say this is prejudice and disrespectful
towards People with mental health issues.
But that’s just how free speech works. Everyone gets to voice their opinion which may or may not influence cultural and societal behavior on a broader level. Pretty much what our country says it’s based on.
Yes, I’m well aware of that and there’s nothing wrong with it…

But as I even stated…
Bill AUCOIN himself
decided not
to have straight jackets on the cover
or eventually as the poster…
For that very reason.
He did not want KISS to offend anyone by Conveying poor mental health, craziness or insanity as a “selling point” to children…

I’m sure
our administrator
knows the story of Aerosmith and the cover of the “get a grip” LP…
Animal rights groups were going crazy thinking that they had Pierced the utter of a cow for it.
The record Co. & band had to make a statement and show that it was a photo shopped photo and that no cow was hurt in getting the picture done.
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Mr Slow wrote: Sat Jul 31, 2021 3:48 pm
Red_Walrus wrote: Sat Jul 31, 2021 3:43 pm Post the ones you think would have been worthy enough to be an album cover.
Not sure when that shot was taken but it is far better than the first album cover. Possibly my all time favourite image of Peter. That dagger concept was bad ass.
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Thace wrote: Tue Aug 03, 2021 12:15 pm
Mr Slow wrote: Sat Jul 31, 2021 3:48 pm
Red_Walrus wrote: Sat Jul 31, 2021 3:43 pm Post the ones you think would have been worthy enough to be an album cover.
Not sure when that shot was taken but it is far better than the first album cover. Possibly my all time favourite image of Peter. That dagger concept was bad ass.
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I’d this was real I’d think he’d killed “Beth”! :D
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caligari wrote: Tue Aug 03, 2021 10:56 am
ejluther wrote: Tue Aug 03, 2021 9:35 am
caligari wrote: Sun Aug 01, 2021 11:10 am
Soylent Gene wrote: Sun Aug 01, 2021 1:38 am FBEEB586-0214-4D97-8672-9BE8B12CFA39.jpeg
Today this would offend snowflakes.
The people who feel that they alone
should make decisions for everyone else,
Would say this is prejudice and disrespectful
towards People with mental health issues.
But that’s just how free speech works. Everyone gets to voice their opinion which may or may not influence cultural and societal behavior on a broader level. Pretty much what our country says it’s based on.
And will wear that and there’s nothing wrong with it…

But as I even stated…
Bill AUCOIN himself
decided not
to have straight jackets on the cover
or eventually as the poster…
For that very reason.
He did not want KISS to offend anyone by Conveying poor mental health, craziness or insanity as a “selling point” to children…
Got it but, to be fair, you didn’t mention the Aucoin anecdote in the original post - I read it as a “things are too PC now” comment and I was just sharing how I personally deal with that kind of pushback. And that kind of pushback is so much more prevalent now thanks, in a great part, to social media giving everyone a potential platform for opinions. When I get overwhelmed and cranky about all the voices (which is quite often), I just try to remind myself it’s just the way free speech works now in a social media/connected world. Doesn’t mean I always like it - just how I try to not let it get under my skin. I wish I’d been clearer about my intention when I responded - sorry about that. Anyway, back to KISS! Here are two 1981 photos I wished had made album covers - anyone have a better copy of the second one?

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ejluther wrote: Tue Aug 03, 2021 3:09 pm
caligari wrote: Tue Aug 03, 2021 10:56 am
ejluther wrote: Tue Aug 03, 2021 9:35 am
caligari wrote: Sun Aug 01, 2021 11:10 am

Today this would offend snowflakes.
The people who feel that they alone
should make decisions for everyone else,
Would say this is prejudice and disrespectful
towards People with mental health issues.
But that’s just how free speech works. Everyone gets to voice their opinion which may or may not influence cultural and societal behavior on a broader level. Pretty much what our country says it’s based on.
And will wear that and there’s nothing wrong with it…

But as I even stated…
Bill AUCOIN himself
decided not
to have straight jackets on the cover
or eventually as the poster…
For that very reason.
He did not want KISS to offend anyone by Conveying poor mental health, craziness or insanity as a “selling point” to children…
Got it but, to be fair, you didn’t mention the Aucoin anecdote in the original post - I read it as a “things are too PC now” comment and I was just sharing how I personally deal with that kind of pushback. And that kind of pushback is so much more prevalent now thanks, in a great part, to social media giving everyone a potential platform for opinions. When I get overwhelmed and cranky about all the voices (which is quite often), I just try to remind myself it’s just the way free speech works now in a social media/connected world. Doesn’t mean I always like it - just how I try to not let it get under my skin. I wish I’d been clearer about my intention when I responded - sorry about that. Anyway, back to KISS! Here are two 1981 photos I wished had made album covers - anyone have a better copy of the second one?

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All good 👍

And yes that black-and-white picture would’ve made a awesome cover for the rock album they should’ve put out instead of “music from the Elder”…
The other pseudo-stage shot would’ve been great to use as a Re fence staging shot for the cover of a “ALIVE III” with Eric Carr that we never got.