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Shandi Man wrote: Thu May 13, 2021 2:46 pm Love Gun
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A seemingly simple question, but yet pretty difficult to answer. It really depends on the listener as there is a bit of diversity in the band's catalog. Some may appreciate the diversity. Others may have more of an interest in a classic rock, glam, or pop sound. Some people may appreciate songs that fit in to what their notion of Kiss sounds like, others may appreciate material that does not fall in line with how they view Kiss.
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I think it's fair to say that UK folk would see KISS and think Crazy Nights, I Was Made for Lovin You and God Gave Rock & Roll to You as the most popular songs. Very pop like songs. So for the 3 deep cuts I'd pick:

1. Parasite - Hard and heavy rocker. The intro gets your attention and as a whole the band sounds great on this song. It's also an Ace song and that's something a casual probably wouldn't realise the songs Ace wrote.

2. The Oath - Yes it does have a cheesy lyric, but hearing Pauls voice in falsetto is something people would not expect. Also the song is another heavy rocker.

3. She (from Alive) - It's important for people to know that KISS really are better live. And She is the perfect example of this. Good vocals, groovy bass and the classic Ace solo at the end, this song is pure KISS.
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Though Shalt Not.. love the message in this one.

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Grand Classic wrote: Thu May 13, 2021 9:48 am I have to say that some of these choices are fucking awful if you are trying to convert someone into a KISS fan. Get All You Can Take?
I had the same reaction...
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FiveCardStud wrote: Thu May 13, 2021 2:56 pm
Shandi Man wrote: Thu May 13, 2021 2:46 pm Love Gun
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Yeah, they never play that because people always want to hear a new song instead of Love Gun.
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Old Andy chose these three----

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CStomp1 wrote: Thu May 13, 2021 7:57 pm Got To Choose
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I would argue none of them are “deep cuts”
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FiveCardStud wrote: Thu May 13, 2021 2:56 pm
Shandi Man wrote: Thu May 13, 2021 2:46 pm Love Gun
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Other than Kiss fans I have never met a casual rock fan that knows songs that we as Kiss fans consider Kiss classics. Love Gun would be a deep cut to a casual rock fan.
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I'd just give them the Mtv Unplugged dvd.
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Deep cuts are not for the un-initiated. I would play RARAN instead.
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CHRIS ARMY wrote: Fri May 14, 2021 5:56 am I'd just give them the Mtv Unplugged dvd.
I was thinking about a handful of tracks off that album for this exercise.
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Shandi Man wrote: Fri May 14, 2021 5:49 am
FiveCardStud wrote: Thu May 13, 2021 2:56 pm
Shandi Man wrote: Thu May 13, 2021 2:46 pm Love Gun
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Other than Kiss fans I have never met a casual rock fan that knows songs that we as Kiss fans consider Kiss classics. Love Gun would be a deep cut to a casual rock fan.
This is not the case at all, couldn’t be more wrong.

I have staunch rap and hip hop listening friends who wouldn’t know Jimmy Page but they know LG

That role models film did it a lot of help
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Super Bee wrote: Thu May 13, 2021 11:10 am
Grand Classic wrote: Thu May 13, 2021 10:34 am
FiveCardStud wrote: Thu May 13, 2021 10:28 am
Grand Classic wrote: Thu May 13, 2021 10:24 am
FiveCardStud wrote: Thu May 13, 2021 9:59 am
Grand Classic wrote: Thu May 13, 2021 9:48 am I have to say that some of these choices are fucking awful if you are trying to convert someone into a KISS fan. Get All You Can Take?
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What fucking difference does it make?
What would your 3 be ?
I have to think about it. If they don't know or don't like KISS, it probably has to be songs that are the most easily digestible and commercial. You ain't winning anyone over with many of the songs people here picked.

Well the OP asked for deep cuts. That takes out all their hits and everything popular.

That just leaves the songs which we personally like while at the same time not heard/liked by the average listener.


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Shandi Man wrote: Fri May 14, 2021 5:49 am
FiveCardStud wrote: Thu May 13, 2021 2:56 pm
Shandi Man wrote: Thu May 13, 2021 2:46 pm Love Gun
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Other than Kiss fans I have never met a casual rock fan that knows songs that we as Kiss fans consider Kiss classics. Love Gun would be a deep cut to a casual rock fan.
With this logic all KISS songs apart from "Rock And Roll All Nite", "Beth" and "I Was Made For Lovin' You" are deep cuts. Someone needs to tell Paul Stanley.
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Mr. Kiss wrote: Fri May 14, 2021 12:49 pm
Super Bee wrote: Thu May 13, 2021 11:10 am
Grand Classic wrote: Thu May 13, 2021 10:34 am
FiveCardStud wrote: Thu May 13, 2021 10:28 am
Grand Classic wrote: Thu May 13, 2021 10:24 am
FiveCardStud wrote: Thu May 13, 2021 9:59 am
Grand Classic wrote: Thu May 13, 2021 9:48 am I have to say that some of these choices are fucking awful if you are trying to convert someone into a KISS fan. Get All You Can Take?
STOP WAITING WASTING TIIIIME!
What fucking difference does it make?
What would your 3 be ?
I have to think about it. If they don't know or don't like KISS, it probably has to be songs that are the most easily digestible and commercial. You ain't winning anyone over with many of the songs people here picked.

Well the OP asked for deep cuts. That takes out all their hits and everything popular.

That just leaves the songs which we personally like while at the same time not heard/liked by the average listener.


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I see the point but no not necessarily.

The Kiss catalogue is actually quite broad there is songs the 1% know that the 99% would enjoy.

Such as Saint and Sinner, probably the best example so far. I know of quite a few (stupid) people who dislike that song
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If someone is unaware of the band I suppose every song's a deep cut, and also it would be a case of horses for courses depending on your awareness of the musical taste of the person you're playing them to.

An example - my wife's a bit younger than me and prior to meeting me she'd only really been aware of the '80s hair metal period of Kiss which she disliked intensely. She comes from a background of growing up with grunge and 90s goth acts along with various 90s pop-punk stuff, and the Kiss material she first pricked up her ears upon hearing and identified with were the likes of the slightly punky edge of AF '78 or the harder edged things of Unholy or some of the stuff on COS...

"Wait...that's Kiss?"

In the same manner, if I was wanting to introduce Kiss to a timid elderly relative I'm sure I'd play them Beth, Forever and Hold Me Touch Me rather than say Mr Blackwell, Strange Ways and Parasite :)
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