Gene's HTH boots. And Dave Hill's

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Gene's HTH boots. And Dave Hill's

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Don’t recall if these specific boots have been mentioned here before.

But we all know that Kiss were inspired by the mighty Slade back in the day, both musically and in terms of visuals/presentation/stage performance. (Image-wise even as late as Pauls 1979 cracked-mirror guitar, which is said to hark back to Noddy Holder’s mirror top hat. Slade were truly considered had-beens by that point).

We’ve seen boots before (I think) with a dollar sign on them. And maybe boots with fang-like decorations on the platforms.

But it just ocurred to me that the boots that Dave Hill wore around 1973 had both – just like (one version of) Gene’s in the HTH era.

Dave’s boots can be seen in action around the 0:55 mark in this mimed performance of ”Cum on feel the noize”:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sKYYPh8rvQU
(tried to link to a still as well, but it didn't really work)

Slade have always been Jim and Noddy to me, but this time it’s Dave that provides the Kiss parallel.
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Wow, thanks! I never saw that ... never saw other boots with fangs, just Gene's ... amazing ... just another "influence" it seems.
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Don't forget George Clinton

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If you wrap up Slade, Sweet, Crazy World Of Arthur Brown, Sabbath, Zeppelin, Mott The Hoople, Bowie and a few others you get KISS!
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I like your dogs! :-)
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Mr Slow wrote: Fri Sep 10, 2021 2:31 pm If you wrap up Slade, Sweet, Crazy World Of Arthur Brown, Sabbath, Zeppelin, Mott The Hoople, Bowie and a few others you get KISS!
See, also: Alice Cooper
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Slade really is one of the most underrated bands on the planet.
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miinsane wrote: Fri Sep 10, 2021 2:47 pm Slade really is one of the most underrated bands on the planet.
Loved their 1984 comeback.
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Mr Slow wrote: Fri Sep 10, 2021 2:31 pm If you wrap up Slade, Sweet, Crazy World Of Arthur Brown, Sabbath, Zeppelin, Mott The Hoople, Bowie and a few others you get KISS!
Pretty good summary!
miinsane wrote: Fri Sep 10, 2021 2:47 pm Slade really is one of the most underrated bands on the planet.
Also a pretty good summary!
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Some great Slade albums out there, I was watching the film Slade in Flame the other night on YouTube not bad but the song Far Far Away is just great.
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I never heard Slade sounds like I missed out.
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kisswah wrote: Fri Sep 10, 2021 2:37 pm I like your dogs! :-)
Haha I’m an idiot! Pretty sure they didn’t influence KISS 😂😂😂
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His Majesty wrote: Fri Sep 10, 2021 2:37 pm
Mr Slow wrote: Fri Sep 10, 2021 2:31 pm If you wrap up Slade, Sweet, Crazy World Of Arthur Brown, Sabbath, Zeppelin, Mott The Hoople, Bowie and a few others you get KISS!
See, also: Alice Cooper
Ah yes of course! Obviously a huge influence, musically and visually. Don’t know how I forgot Alice on that list. It was early morning when I posted that, hence the accidental dog pic! 😁
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Mr Slow wrote: Fri Sep 10, 2021 4:51 pm
kisswah wrote: Fri Sep 10, 2021 2:37 pm I like your dogs! :-)
Haha I’m an idiot! Pretty sure they didn’t influence KISS 😂😂😂
Sure they did! 🐶 🐶 🦊
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Mr Slow wrote: Fri Sep 10, 2021 4:51 pm
kisswah wrote: Fri Sep 10, 2021 2:37 pm I like your dogs! :-)
Haha I’m an idiot! Pretty sure they didn’t influence KISS 😂😂😂
Beautiful pups. What are their names?
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Mr Slow wrote: Fri Sep 10, 2021 4:51 pm
kisswah wrote: Fri Sep 10, 2021 2:37 pm I like your dogs! :-)
Haha I’m an idiot! Pretty sure they didn’t influence KISS 😂😂😂
Maybe Paul's Creatures tail? ... 8) so cute
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In the Suds wrote: Fri Sep 10, 2021 5:09 pm
Mr Slow wrote: Fri Sep 10, 2021 4:51 pm
kisswah wrote: Fri Sep 10, 2021 2:37 pm I like your dogs! :-)
Haha I’m an idiot! Pretty sure they didn’t influence KISS 😂😂😂
Beautiful pups. What are their names?
Beau (2) is closest to the camera, Buddy (9) is the older boy.
Yeah Goldies are a great breed. Really good temperament.
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Mr Slow wrote: Fri Sep 10, 2021 5:33 pm
In the Suds wrote: Fri Sep 10, 2021 5:09 pm
Mr Slow wrote: Fri Sep 10, 2021 4:51 pm
kisswah wrote: Fri Sep 10, 2021 2:37 pm I like your dogs! :-)
Haha I’m an idiot! Pretty sure they didn’t influence KISS 😂😂😂
Beautiful pups. What are their names?
Beau (2) is closest to the camera, Buddy (9) is the older boy.
Yeah Goldies are a great breed. Really good temperament.
Beautiful “kids!” 🐶 🐶
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sneed78 wrote: Fri Sep 10, 2021 5:15 pm Image

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Paul copied a lot of Bolan's stage moves/personna
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miinsane wrote: Fri Sep 10, 2021 2:47 pm Slade really is one of the most underrated bands on the planet.
They're fun, but underrated?

I bought their box set that came out 10-15 years ago but to be honest, besides 6-7 tracks, I didn't need to hear them twice.
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“Good artists copy. Great artists steal.”
Pablo Picasso.
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Jasper wrote: Fri Sep 10, 2021 11:28 pm
sneed78 wrote: Fri Sep 10, 2021 5:15 pm Image

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Paul copied a lot of Bolan's stage moves/personna
Yup. Paul "borrowed" almost his entire shtick from Marc Bolan.

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TheKISSProject7312 wrote: Sat Sep 11, 2021 1:54 am
Jasper wrote: Fri Sep 10, 2021 11:28 pm
sneed78 wrote: Fri Sep 10, 2021 5:15 pm Image

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Paul copied a lot of Bolan's stage moves/personna
Yup. Paul "borrowed" almost his entire shtick from Marc Bolan.

Wow, that is surreal.

Put makeup on Bolan, and it IS Paul Stanley.
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TheKISSProject7312 wrote: Sat Sep 11, 2021 1:54 am
Jasper wrote: Fri Sep 10, 2021 11:28 pm
sneed78 wrote: Fri Sep 10, 2021 5:15 pm Image

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Paul copied a lot of Bolan's stage moves/personna
Yup. Paul "borrowed" almost his entire shtick from Marc Bolan.

Including the syncing 🙂
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Greasepaint74 wrote: Sat Sep 11, 2021 6:15 am
TheKISSProject7312 wrote: Sat Sep 11, 2021 1:54 am
Jasper wrote: Fri Sep 10, 2021 11:28 pm
sneed78 wrote: Fri Sep 10, 2021 5:15 pm Image

Image
Paul copied a lot of Bolan's stage moves/personna
Yup. Paul "borrowed" almost his entire shtick from Marc Bolan.

Including the syncing 🙂
I really dig what the conga player is adding to the music. ... haha
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kisswah wrote: Sat Sep 11, 2021 6:27 am I really dig what the conga player is adding to the music. ... haha
Bolan alledgedly hired him because he was good looking and had a cool motorbike if I recall correctly.
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Mr Slow wrote: Fri Sep 10, 2021 5:33 pm
In the Suds wrote: Fri Sep 10, 2021 5:09 pm
Mr Slow wrote: Fri Sep 10, 2021 4:51 pm
kisswah wrote: Fri Sep 10, 2021 2:37 pm I like your dogs! :-)
Haha I’m an idiot! Pretty sure they didn’t influence KISS 😂😂😂
Beautiful pups. What are their names?
Beau (2) is closest to the camera, Buddy (9) is the older boy.
Yeah Goldies are a great breed. Really good temperament.
Great stuff! Beautiful dogs
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TOMINO wrote: Tue Sep 14, 2021 6:23 pm
Mr Slow wrote: Fri Sep 10, 2021 5:33 pm
In the Suds wrote: Fri Sep 10, 2021 5:09 pm
Mr Slow wrote: Fri Sep 10, 2021 4:51 pm

Haha I’m an idiot! Pretty sure they didn’t influence KISS 😂😂😂
Beautiful pups. What are their names?
Beau (2) is closest to the camera, Buddy (9) is the older boy.
Yeah Goldies are a great breed. Really good temperament.
Great stuff! Beautiful dogs
Agreed.
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His Majesty wrote: Fri Sep 10, 2021 2:50 pm
miinsane wrote: Fri Sep 10, 2021 2:47 pm Slade really is one of the most underrated bands on the planet.
Loved their 1984 comeback.
What was their MTV hit? Run Run Away! I think it was. Around the time of Dexeys Midnight Runners and that Scottish band with the song “I’d walk 500 Miles”.
Classic Slade is glam royalty!
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His Majesty wrote: Fri Sep 10, 2021 2:50 pm
miinsane wrote: Fri Sep 10, 2021 2:47 pm Slade really is one of the most underrated bands on the planet.
Loved their 1984 comeback.
Me too. “My Oh My” is still a favorite song of mine. 👍