You just don't get it.Mr Slow wrote: ↑Sun Nov 22, 2020 7:57 pmWho says I’m swallowing it?!?!Grand Classic wrote: ↑Sun Nov 22, 2020 7:18 pm
Interestingly enough, I’ve never once said if I’m buying this Dubai thing or not. Chances are I’ll be away for work on NYE. I also never once said anybody else should buy it. But I did say several times that I have only spent 10 bucks on KISS in the past 2 years and constantly say how inexcusable it is that they haven’t put out more new music over the past 20 years. So how exact am I a sheep? And what exactly am I swallowing? I’d actually take being a sheep (which these days apparently means you like some things the band does) over being a whiny, complaining, entitled and clueless curmudgeon.
It’s absolutely extraordinary to me that anybody would be arrogant and ignorant enough to sit here as a nobody on a message board and suggest they’d run KISS better than the band or management does. Reminds me of those people who criticise a politician, suggesting they’d do a better job. You’ve got absolutely no idea what it takes to keep an empire like KISS running. “Umm... errrr... Release archive footage!” I’m sure it’s that simple!
Gene & Paul have been at this almost 50 years. They’ve managed to stay alive through the incredible highs and the darkest lows and despite being continuously written off again and again they are still able to sell out arenas right to the end. Doc McGhee has a resumé few others can match. Mötley Crüe, Bon Jovi & KISS just for starters. Sure he and KISS have made mistakes, but so did Aucoin. Solo albums, Phantom movie, THE ELDER, all happened under his management.
How could anybody suggest that Gene, Paul & Doc have got it wrong when this tired and worn out product we know and (allegedly) love as KISS has seen better days but can still rake in millions of dollars and have a following in the millions? Honestly, the idea of some clown on a message board thinking he could do a better job isn’t just laughable or conceited, it’s downright delusional!
No one is saying they aren't successful, but there are better ways of doing things. It is SO easy to get KISS fans to part with their money, that no real effort from the band needs to be made. That is a problem. KISS are fucking cheap and lazy, so it is just easier for them to tour endlessly and collect money that way.
KISS could have really used a manager that was a visionary and an idea man. Doc is just an office monkey for the most part and he does what the band tells him to do as opposed to the KISS doing what the manager tells them to do.
Seriously if KISS were younger and had another 10 years or so in them, anyone could do a better job running the band in a more exciting way to really please fans that doesn't have them automatically assume that an "epic countdown" is going to be a disappointment....yet again.