TwistedTaste wrote: ↑Wed Jul 28, 2021 5:30 am
jkiss wrote: ↑Wed Jul 28, 2021 12:53 am
nightwingken wrote: ↑Tue Jul 27, 2021 10:23 pm
TwistedTaste wrote: ↑Tue Jul 27, 2021 6:24 am
Cooper was changing styles left and right too.
Kiss could have stayed true to themselves and never experienced any significant drops in popularity but Paul & Gene were too ignorant to realize this
KISS could have put out Creatures (instead of Dynasty), it would not have helped, at that point people were doing what KISS was aiming for, they were now old.
I remember how silly Alice looked and then boom someone like Billy Idol came and ate his lunch.
KISS was on their way out.
And, despite the thinking in the Biokiss special, it was not new make up designs, KISS burned out.
Thanks to the landmark record deal PolyGram awarded & along with a fiercely loyal army of former 'KISS kids'; the band that was constantly on their way out, always managed to stay in. And not always in the best light, but certainly nobody could ever get rid of 'em.
Then only time during the '80's, I thought it wasn't possibly 'the end or their final album' was "Animalize". And not because I think overly highly of it all, either.
And in 2021, KISS is sitting on millions-upon-millions of dollars & have been for quite some time now.
Perhaps P&G can grow money on trees, even.
Gene & Paul got saved by the MTV generation in the 80’s - where every 1/2 assed band got airplay and a certain level of success. Then MTV went away and so did Kiss. They died because they weren’t unique, they were just like all the bands Paul was copying.
Then Ace & Peter helped bring the band back from the dead.
In hindsight, if Kiss stayed true to their original - SUCCESSFUL - sound, & kept the original band together - they could have went on forever as a success. Burned out or not. They had a unique, successful formula/brand. But they really destroyed it. And the last 20 years they’ve just crapped on it imo
Yes & not all of us may appreciate how they went about it, but like they claim, "WE WON!"
I checked-out in 1992 (or after Eric passed away).
I checked-back in 1996, but I got easily lured back-out for "The Bad Boys of KISS" (circa '95).
I checked-out in 2000.
I checked-back in 2018, but I realize I'm probably still miffed about a few things.
And even if I was to go to a EOTR show, I don't know how pleased I really would be to see P&G (on their own), again. I might come to the full realization, I just don't like these guys, anymore (period).
It wouldn't be closure, just like it wasn't when Gene was losing his temper at my final "Farewell Tour" show (circa 2000). I actually don't what would be closure of KISS for me.
And obviously, I can totally forget any 're-reunion'.