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KissFAQ Song Stories: Kissin' Time

Posted: Mon Jun 07, 2021 4:44 am
by Julien

Re: KissFAQ Song Stories: Kissin' Time

Posted: Mon Jun 07, 2021 7:15 am
by Erwin
Love it Boss :thumright:

Re: KissFAQ Song Stories: Kissin' Time

Posted: Mon Jun 07, 2021 11:17 pm
by rwgriffith
Fantastic! Loved it...

Re: KissFAQ Song Stories: Kissin' Time

Posted: Tue Jun 08, 2021 12:39 am
by Red_Walrus
I can't tell you enough how much I love this series. The MUSIC is always my favorite thing about Kiss and these song stories really deliver. After all these years and I'm still learning new things about Kiss. Thanks Julian.

Re: KissFAQ Song Stories: Kissin' Time

Posted: Wed Jun 09, 2021 7:11 am
by StrangestWay
Fantastic work as usual, Julian. As with Red_Walrus, the music is my favorite thing about Kiss and this is another fascinating deep dive into one cog in the much larger machine. Also, I've always liked "Kissin' Time"...it's not a well loved song, but I'll stand up for it. Cheers!

Re: KissFAQ Song Stories: Kissin' Time

Posted: Wed Jun 09, 2021 7:34 pm
by pepperkitty
Very cool!
I had (and still have) 3 copies of the first lp without it!
I can remember trying to find a copy WITH the song as I could never find the 45!

Re: KissFAQ Song Stories: Kissin' Time

Posted: Wed Jun 09, 2021 9:34 pm
by Phyllis Simmons
Nice.
Julian, Is this going to be a regular offshoot to the FAQ podcast?
I got to the FAQ "Love Her All I Can" song stories episode only the other day, and I thought it was exceptionally well done. Loved the recorded comparisons and the song coming together, writing process, etc.
I'll get to this in the next day or 2 as well...

Is the idea to analyse the more obscure or rarer songs? Will you drop episodes weekly? monthly? cheers..

Re: KissFAQ Song Stories: Kissin' Time

Posted: Thu Jun 10, 2021 7:20 am
by Julien
Phyllis Simmons wrote: Wed Jun 09, 2021 9:34 pm Nice. Julian, Is this going to be a regular offshoot to the FAQ podcast?
Thank you for listening. I structured a 10-episode "first season," with the plan to commit to the effort it takes for five of those. And then gauge reaction and see how it does... Still trying to get the episodes down under 20 minutes to be more love bites, since I think that will provide better engagement. So, we'll see, it's all down to reaction. While I'm doing this for personal satisfaction (challenge of the format and construction on a technical basis), if they don't interest listeners or generate discussions/debate, then the effort is wasted and I'll put that time to different use.
Phyllis Simmons wrote: Wed Jun 09, 2021 9:34 pmIs the idea to analyze the more obscure or rarer songs? Will you drop episodes weekly? monthly? cheers..
Next week's episode straddles that line of obscure/rare... As for frequency, with only two definite episodes left, it'll remain weekly. If I do the others I may adjust the schedule, to every other week or whenever, due to demands on my time with the publication of the new book.

Re: KissFAQ Song Stories: Kissin' Time

Posted: Thu Jun 10, 2021 8:38 am
by Padilla18
Thanks Julian. Well done. Look forward to more.

Re: KissFAQ Song Stories: Kissin' Time

Posted: Thu Jun 10, 2021 9:46 am
by sugardaddy
StrangestWay wrote: Wed Jun 09, 2021 7:11 am Fantastic work as usual, Julian. As with Red_Walrus, the music is my favorite thing about Kiss and this is another fascinating deep dive into one cog in the much larger machine. Also, I've always liked "Kissin' Time"...it's not a well loved song, but I'll stand up for it. Cheers!
Yes sir 👏👌 I'm on my feet too

Re: KissFAQ Song Stories: Kissin' Time

Posted: Thu Jun 10, 2021 1:14 pm
by Tallbear13
Another great episode love the back stories for the songs

Re: KissFAQ Song Stories: Kissin' Time

Posted: Thu Jun 10, 2021 2:55 pm
by mistermike40
Thanks, I'm enjoying the series.

Re: KissFAQ Song Stories: Kissin' Time

Posted: Thu Jun 10, 2021 7:04 pm
by PsychoElder
These are very enjoyable, keep up the good work.

Re: KissFAQ Song Stories: Kissin' Time

Posted: Thu Jun 10, 2021 8:01 pm
by sneed78
Great listen!

I never minded Kissin Time and never thought it sounded out of place (I could even imagine it on HTH or DTK). I actually really love it and it always reminds me of summer.

My OCD’s made me wish they’d added a fourth verse for Ace to sing about rocking on Jendell or in the Bronx. :drunken:

I guess his solo was his “verse”...

It was cool to hear Singer sing Peters verse on the Kruise. Would’ve loved to hear Carr sing it on the Unmasked or HITS tours.

To me, it’s quintessential KISS!

Re: KissFAQ Song Stories: Kissin' Time

Posted: Thu Jun 10, 2021 8:22 pm
by crimsonharpoon
This is exactly how it's done, thanks Admin!

Re: KissFAQ Song Stories: Kissin' Time

Posted: Fri Jun 11, 2021 2:49 am
by BC Witch
Great work Julian! Thanks for doing these.

Re: KissFAQ Song Stories: Kissin' Time

Posted: Fri Jun 11, 2021 1:55 pm
by joma5477
sneed78 wrote: Thu Jun 10, 2021 8:01 pm Great listen!

I never minded Kissin Time and never thought it sounded out of place (I could even imagine it on HTH or DTK). I actually really love it and it always reminds me of summer.

My OCD’s made me wish they’d added a fourth verse for Ace to sing about rocking on Jendell or in the Bronx. :drunken:

I guess his solo was his “verse”...

It was cool to hear Singer sing Peters verse on the Kruise. Would’ve loved to hear Carr sing it on the Unmasked or HITS tours.

To me, it’s quintessential KISS!
Ace didn't want to sing at the time...hence the reason Gene or Peter sang the songs he wrote back then.

Re: KissFAQ Song Stories: Kissin' Time

Posted: Fri Jun 11, 2021 2:50 pm
by shupey
Good stuff Jilian. Had never heard that story about the town in Minnesota.

Re: KissFAQ Song Stories: Kissin' Time

Posted: Fri Jun 11, 2021 3:06 pm
by Easy Catman
Great idea and very informative, always liked the Kiss version of Kissing Time, the band obviously didn't want to record it but they seemed to play it and sing it like they really meant it. Particularly the vocals.

Re: KissFAQ Song Stories: Kissin' Time

Posted: Fri Jun 11, 2021 3:29 pm
by richardsimmons
Groovy podcast. Spotify is much appreciated. 👍

Re: KissFAQ Song Stories: Kissin' Time

Posted: Fri Jun 11, 2021 10:10 pm
by Phyllis Simmons
Julien wrote: Thu Jun 10, 2021 7:20 am
Phyllis Simmons wrote: Wed Jun 09, 2021 9:34 pm Nice. Julian, Is this going to be a regular offshoot to the FAQ podcast?
Thank you for listening. I structured a 10-episode "first season," with the plan to commit to the effort it takes for five of those. And then gauge reaction and see how it does... Still trying to get the episodes down under 20 minutes to be more love bites, since I think that will provide better engagement. So, we'll see, it's all down to reaction. While I'm doing this for personal satisfaction (challenge of the format and construction on a technical basis), if they don't interest listeners or generate discussions/debate, then the effort is wasted and I'll put that time to different use.
Phyllis Simmons wrote: Wed Jun 09, 2021 9:34 pmIs the idea to analyze the more obscure or rarer songs? Will you drop episodes weekly? monthly? cheers..
Next week's episode straddles that line of obscure/rare... As for frequency, with only two definite episodes left, it'll remain weekly. If I do the others I may adjust the schedule, to every other week or whenever, due to demands on my time with the publication of the new book.
A 20 minute Love Bite works very well. Perfect length. Got to Kissin’ Time and another great job. Very tight, packed with info and well put together. And the G&P voice over comments on the topic work great also!

To me Kissin’ Time was always SUPPOSED to be there! Never knew the contest story and all that until years later. So when I bought KISS; there was Kissin' Time in the track order. It was a KISS track to me! Always was!

Always loved that strong simple chord progression. Just picked up the guitar and found the chords - Im tuned standard so the F#5,B5 ,G#5, C#5 ,E ,B5 ,F#5 rpt… C’mon Detroit, wake up San Diego…….. Tommy loved it also Im sure - putting that intro in Second Coming in a brief scene focusing on the early days…

Didn’t realise it was ever performed. That version in Japan ’04(?) sounds really good. Paul could still sing really well there, so the harmonies from the 4 of them are really good! I’d like to have heard this more. Fun song and I always did and do see it as a KISS song!!

Looking forward to the rest of this series; its an excellent listen and I’d encourage all FAQers to check it out….

Re: KissFAQ Song Stories: Kissin' Time

Posted: Sat Jun 12, 2021 12:07 am
by sneed78
joma5477 wrote: Fri Jun 11, 2021 1:55 pm
sneed78 wrote: Thu Jun 10, 2021 8:01 pm Great listen!

I never minded Kissin Time and never thought it sounded out of place (I could even imagine it on HTH or DTK). I actually really love it and it always reminds me of summer.

My OCD’s made me wish they’d added a fourth verse for Ace to sing about rocking on Jendell or in the Bronx. :drunken:

I guess his solo was his “verse”...

It was cool to hear Singer sing Peters verse on the Kruise. Would’ve loved to hear Carr sing it on the Unmasked or HITS tours.

To me, it’s quintessential KISS!
Ace didn't want to sing at the time...hence the reason Gene or Peter sang the songs he wrote back then.
Lol yes I know Ace was not secure as a lead singer then. He’s even mentioned in interviews that he was intimidated by the other three guys’ vocal abilities.

I was just posting a bit of wishful thinking since the original blueprint for KISS was the Beatles with George (Ace) and Ringo (Peter) even getting a turn at lead vocals... :bom:

Re: KissFAQ Song Stories: Kissin' Time

Posted: Sat Jun 12, 2021 11:45 am
by black diamond
This was great, love it!! I somehow missed these so now I've got to catch up.