What made you a fan first... The sight or the sound?

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What made you a fan first... The sight or the sound?

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The first time I saw KISS in 1976 I thought they looked STUPID.

It was the music that made me a fan. The first album, specifically. I heard that in 1977 and was an instant fan.

That's why the make-up has never been all that big a deal to me. Yeah, I grew to love it, but I don't view it as sacred or anything. The music is what matters most. Hell, to me, the music is 95% of what matters when it comes to KISS.
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Sound.

Was attracted by the sight also but you cann't judge a book by it's cover.
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I would have to say sound, even though I first saw their image. It was spring/summer of '77 and I was 4 1/2 years old. My neighbor shows me the cover of Destroyer and I can still feel the chill that went down my spine seeing that cover. Freakish and scary. Then the back cover. Wasteland. Desolate and eerie.

BUT it was the sound. I was hooked hearing the intro to Detroit Rock City. Then the beginning guitars getting louder. The song never gets old!
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Sight, by a tiny margin.
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Bruce Kulick's memorable riffs and air-guitar-worthy leads, especially. He plays the way I'd want to. The way I wish I could. He was allowed to play up to his ability and I am so damn thankful for that. His brother often had to imitate Ace. Vinny had to imitate him on one record. Tommy is defined by Ace. Bruce was that rare exception.
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Sound. As a kid growing up the makeup and costumes always freaked me out. But as I got older, it didn't bother me as much.
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Post by KisstineSixteen »

I was 6 or 7 and had found a copy of Destroyer in my moms records. I would stare at that album cover constantly, I loved it. I thought they were superhero’s and I’d call them “Crazy Face”. I didn’t actually get to listen to the album until I was 8 or so and then I loved them even more, always have and always will.
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Shock Me did it.
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When I first became a fan in 1984, I knew nothing of their make up past. It was the music first and foremost but of course it was inseparable from the "tough" hard rock image.
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Post by d4nugster »

sight. as a comic book geek, my interest was piqued when i saw an alive era poster. singing superheroes? as they weren't being played in local stations here in our corner of the world, i had to go out and get a copy of their alive II record to hear the music and it turned out i dug the music too.
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Post by simmons & stanley »

Both.I saw them and they were the coolest looking band ever right,but i also loved the songs.It wasnt like oh i have posters etc but cant name a song other than rock n roll all night.I got my first record and played to everyday all the time.So both for me.45 years or so,and still here i am.
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The sight...followed quickly by the sound.
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Post by Black Ace »

The subject matter...or what I believed the subject matter to be - Heaven’s on Fire. I heard they were devil worshipers. I was six years old.

Same with AC/DC. I saw the cover of Highway to Hell and totally wanted to get into them.
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I was six when my mom woke me up to see them on the Paul Lynde Halloween Special. It was definitely the sound that grabbed me. They looked great but it wasn't a shock to me. My mom loved Bowie especially the Ziggy Stardust period and she had made me watch a concert they used to show on late night tv from that tour a few times before. Glam was awesome but the songs made me ask for my first Kiss record.
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It was fandom at first sight......And then I listened to Destroyer and I became possessed by KISS.
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I loved the live version of"Rock 'n' Roll All Night" when I heard it on the radio. Then I saw KISS in Circus magazine and I've been hooked ever since. At 62, my KISS fandom is just a strong now as it was in 1975.
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Post by CStomp1 »

I feel like it was both for me, but I had to vote sight because I saw the Destroyer cover before playing the music. Flaming Youth was the first song that really grabbed me. Still love that riff.
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Sound. A kid in my fifth-grade class brought "Destroyer" to be played at lunchtime and I was actually repulsed by them when I saw the cover. I thought they looked gross. LOL When I heard "DRC," "KOTNTW," etc, I was hooked. Life changing.
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Must have been both. I saw & heard music & image at the same time. Felt in love for both. Best rock & image I ever saw n heard. I think it was back in 76. Alive did it for me. Burnmarked my young soul forever.
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Intrigued by the sight, but not a fan until hearing the band.