Well, I see it as MC having a legit "greatest hits" set. These are all songs everyone knows because they were truly hits. To me that's different than KISS' greatest hits. Those are mostly hits in the minds of KISS fans. Anyway I enjoyed both. I'm sure there are some hardcore Crue fans who want to hear some obscure stuff, but I don't see how anyone could fault their setlist. If anything KISS should have much more flexibility based on having less legit hits. Then again if they were to play Beth, Forever, I Was Made, Christine 16, and others, they could truly do their own greatest hits set if they chose to.KISS Unmasked II wrote:It's interesting how many folks in these threads have said they enjoy MC's "greatest hits" set whereas we tend to complain about KISS doing the same thing.
I know that if I saw the Crue live I'd want to hear about what they are playing now. I wonder what their fans think of both setlists...
I also forgot to mention how cool I thought the start of MC's show was with the giant clock and the procession through the crowd. I could have sworn I smelled incense - it was like the Pope was making his way through the crowd. Not sure if any other band has done that, but I thought it was unique and very cool.
KISS comes off very workman-like on stage, especially TT and ES. The one thing I really liked about Tommy Lee, despite his language and penchant to try and act like a rap star - the guy has a youthful enthusiasm that's infectious. He just really seems to enjoy what he's doing.
I still enjoy going out to a show and being around a rock and roll crowd. It was funny though - I saw someone wearing a back brace, another with a neck brace, numerous canes and wheelchairs. The rock crowd is really aging - the handicapped parking area was huge!
Parasitestudios mentioned Paul's speaking voice - spot on! It is very strange now. I remember thinking we have Peter Brady up there on stage - "When it's time to change..."