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Is KISS the greatest rock band of all time??

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As a disclaimer, let me say that I understand that there are alot of great rock groups with much better muscianship than KISS, and are alot more widely respected. And believe me, I like alot of different artists.

Putting aside musicianship and the fact that other bands write "better music", putting aside the Beatles, because they can't factor into this, as far as what rock and roll is supposed to be, and KISS are very straight up about it, do you think that KISS is the greatest rock group of all time?? Remember, separating musicianship and overindulgence from what we're talking about, and taking away any factors such as the Beatles, the metal movement, the grunge movement, the 80s hair metal shit, etc, do you think KISS is the greatest straight up rock group of all time??


Personally, I do.

Make fun of me, call me crazy, but it's a combination of everything- the makeup, the legend, the straight up dinosaur rock, everything comes together in a way that pleases me in a way no other band has or does.



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I agree completely. Greatest band on earth, no questions asked. :D
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Yes.
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They are the greatest band of all time TO ME, and thats all that matters. :D
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To me they are. That's all that matters.
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GREATEST ALL TIME 1973 to 2001
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aceshigh wrote:They are the greatest band of all time TO ME, and thats all that matters. :D
This.

A bit biased to ask if they're the greatest band on a KISS messageboard :P
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HEll yeah, no question about it.
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They're not the best, but they're my favorite.
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When you look at the combination of all the stuff that goes into being a great Rock and Roll band - Yes, KISS is the greatest of all time.

That's my opinion and I'm sticking to it.
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B5Erik wrote:When you look at the combination of all the stuff that goes into being a great Rock and Roll band - Yes, KISS is the greatest of all time.
this.
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No.
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Post by SaintN'Sinner83 »

Nah, they aren't. I don't think there is a definitive greatest. There are plenty of them.

I think you have classes of greats.

Class 1: The Beatles, Led Zeppelin, The Rolling Stones, Black Sabbath

Class 2: KISS, AC/DC, Aerosmith, Rush, Queen, Pink Floyd

And so on....

They will remain one of the best and one of the most influential. And they will always be a huge part of rock n' roll and their influence is obviously felt. They are held high for their contributions, influence, rock music and stage show. As well as revolutionizing arena rock. Rock will not forget them.

They are one of the best. But there isn't a "Best".
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Maybe not the best...depending on the definition of the word "best"...but they are my all time favorite. I would choose to listen to no one over Kiss.
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twdavis wrote:...putting aside the Beatles...
Sorry... missed that bit!
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SaintN'Sinner83 wrote:Nah, they aren't. I don't think there is a definitive greatest. There are plenty of them.

I think you have classes of greats.

Class 1: The Beatles, Led Zeppelin, The Rolling Stones, Black Sabbath

Class 2: KISS, AC/DC, Aerosmith, Rush, Queen, Pink Floyd

And so on....

They will remain one of the best and one of the most influential. And they will always be a huge part of rock n' roll and their influence is obviously felt. They are held high for their contributions, influence, rock music and stage show. As well as revolutionizing arena rock. Rock will not forget them.

They are one of the best. But there isn't a "Best".
the beatles, zepp and stones were great, but i think the live show is very important and kiss is the best in doing great shows!!! what they did in the 70s was amazing, no other band could touch them, and i still think they have the best show, they are unique.
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gshaller wrote:
twdavis wrote:...putting aside the Beatles...
Sorry... missed that bit!
:lol:

I said that for this very reason.
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twdavis wrote:
gshaller wrote:
twdavis wrote:...putting aside the Beatles...
Sorry... missed that bit!
:lol:

I said that for this very reason.
In that case, maybe you should have called the thread 'Is KISS the second greatest rock band of all time??'
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YES THEY ARE.
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Frehley's Vomit wrote:
twdavis wrote:
gshaller wrote:
twdavis wrote:...putting aside the Beatles...
Sorry... missed that bit!
:lol:

I said that for this very reason.
In that case, maybe you should have called the thread 'Is KISS the second greatest rock band of all time??'
The Beatles ushered in the entire process of being a rock band, but I never have and never will refer to them as a straight up rock band in the likes of KISS. Remember, I'm talking about ROCK bands. The Beatles were a band. The were the greatest ALL AROUND band.

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twdavis wrote:
Frehley's Vomit wrote:
twdavis wrote:
gshaller wrote:
twdavis wrote:...putting aside the Beatles...
Sorry... missed that bit!
:lol:

I said that for this very reason.
In that case, maybe you should have called the thread 'Is KISS the second greatest rock band of all time??'
The Beatles ushered in the entire process of being a rock band, but I never have and never will refer to them as a straight up rock band in the likes of KISS. Remember, I'm talking about ROCK bands. The Beatles were a band. The were the greatest ALL AROUND band.

:wink:
All around band? Never heard that term before.

They were a rock band. They made plenty of rock music.
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1111976 wrote:GREATEST ALL TIME 1973 to 2001
Don't you mean 1973-1980 and 1996 - 2001?
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BagBoy wrote:
1111976 wrote:GREATEST ALL TIME 1973 to 2001
Don't you mean 1973-1980 and 1996 - 2001?
No
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Beatles aside? Yeah. I'd say KISS are the greatest rock and roll band. They typify what rock and roll is, and they celebrate rock and roll in a manner that not only defines KISS, but has (re)defined rock and roll itself.

To see KISS... regardless of the year... is to see 4 guys who put rock and roll on a pedestal.
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1111976 wrote:
BagBoy wrote:
1111976 wrote:GREATEST ALL TIME 1973 to 2001
Don't you mean 1973-1980 and 1996 - 2001?
No
73-80 I can understand.

1988, for instance, not quite.
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gshaller wrote:Beatles aside? Yeah. I'd say KISS are the greatest rock and roll band. They typify what rock and roll is, and they celebrate rock and roll in a manner that not only defines KISS, but has (re)defined rock and roll itself.

To see KISS... regardless of the year... is to see 4 guys who put rock and roll on a pedestal.

This pretty much sums up everything I was trying to say.

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twdavis wrote:
gshaller wrote:Beatles aside? Yeah. I'd say KISS are the greatest rock and roll band. They typify what rock and roll is, and they celebrate rock and roll in a manner that not only defines KISS, but has (re)defined rock and roll itself.

To see KISS... regardless of the year... is to see 4 guys who put rock and roll on a pedestal.

This pretty much sums up everything I was trying to say.

:D
Right on! Thanks, man. 8)
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Frehley's Vomit wrote:
1111976 wrote:
BagBoy wrote:
1111976 wrote:GREATEST ALL TIME 1973 to 2001
Don't you mean 1973-1980 and 1996 - 2001?
No
73-80 I can understand.

1988, for instance, not quite.
OK, speed bumps along the way. Better? :lol:
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70's Kiss = Greatest Rock band ever !
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IMO, The Beatles are not the best band ever.Bands like KISS, Aerosmith, The Rolling Stones, and AC/DC are the best bands ever. They managed to stay alive and release albums through rough times, some not as great as others, but in the long run, they win. The Beatles were the first band to walk the path that Elvis Presley made, without them KISS and any other Rock band would not exist. THATS what makes them a great band, IMO 8)
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kissdude92 wrote:IMO, The Beatles are not the best band ever.Bands like KISS, Aerosmith, The Rolling Stones, and AC/DC are the best bands ever. They managed to stay alive and release albums through rough times, some not as great as others, but in the long run, they win. The Beatles were the first band to walk the path that Elvis Presley made, without them KISS and any other Rock band would not exist. THATS what makes them a great band, IMO 8)
Very insightful, bro.


KISS are THE greatest straight up rock band of all time. Hands down.
Aerosmith, Queen, and AC/DC follow suit, but Kiss leads the pack.
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StarChildBlade wrote:
kissdude92 wrote:IMO, The Beatles are not the best band ever.Bands like KISS, Aerosmith, The Rolling Stones, and AC/DC are the best bands ever. They managed to stay alive and release albums through rough times, some not as great as others, but in the long run, they win. The Beatles were the first band to walk the path that Elvis Presley made, without them KISS and any other Rock band would not exist. THATS what makes them a great band, IMO 8)
Very insightful, bro.


KISS are THE greatest straight up rock band of all time. Hands down.
Aerosmith, Queen, and AC/DC follow suit, but Kiss leads the pack.
ahah, thanks again man 8)
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greatest band ever...STONES

greatest american band....KISS
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They're my favorites.

Beyond that, I have no idea.
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No.
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kssdiehard wrote:They're not the best, but they're my favorite.
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Most definately in my mind
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I cant decide whos better KISS or AC/DC.
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^^^^^^^^

I'll help you out. One is an overrated pub band, and the other one wears makeup.
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No. Metallica and AC/DC are better.
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rat2112 wrote:No. Metallica and AC/DC are better.
in what way?

do you like them better?
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AC/DC, Metallica, Rolling Stones are bigger than Kiss. The Beatles destroy them all.
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andykiss78 wrote:^^^^^^^^

I'll help you out. One is an overrated pub band, and the other one wears makeup.
AC/DC is not overrated!
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IWannaBeSomebody wrote:
andykiss78 wrote:^^^^^^^^

I'll help you out. One is an overrated pub band, and the other one wears makeup.
AC/DC is not overrated!
I think they are, but that is my opinion. You have your opinion and that's cool too. But here is a quote: "You wanna hate us, god love ya. You wanna love us, that's great too. If you're in the middle, get out!"

In my opinion, they belong in a pub. Granted, I like their music, but I don't think they even come close to KISS in both music and entertainment value.
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mrtruth2006 wrote:AC/DC, Metallica, Rolling Stones are bigger than Kiss. The Beatles destroy them all.
But is that your opinion, or the opinion of the mainstream masses? And why are they better? The music? Image?
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andykiss78 wrote:
mrtruth2006 wrote:AC/DC, Metallica, Rolling Stones are bigger than Kiss. The Beatles destroy them all.
But is that your opinion, or the opinion of the mainstream masses? And why are they better? The music? Image?

If you did a poll in the US to name the greatest rock band of all time, the Beatles would win it easily. The Beatles music is the most known. They're the most popular rock band of all time.
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andykiss78 wrote:But is that your opinion, or the opinion of the mainstream masses?
Looks like both.
andykiss78 wrote:And why are they better? The music? Image?
The music is where the substance lies.
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