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Re: The earliest cover of a KISS song?

Post by KRR[Jelle] » Thu Aug 29, 2019 1:04 pm

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Don't forget Phil Lewis's and Phil Collen's 'Girl' who covered Do You Love Me for their debut LP in 1980.

Also released as a single.

This has to be the first KISS cover released as a single?
and surely the first promo video clip of a KISS cover

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Re: The earliest cover of a KISS song?

Post by Admin » Thu Aug 29, 2019 2:03 pm

Nice find Jelle!


Or click here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fV7_97ZS3sE

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Re: The earliest cover of a KISS song?

Post by mamado » Thu Aug 29, 2019 3:42 pm

Admin wrote:
Thu Aug 29, 2019 2:03 pm
Nice find Jelle!


Or click here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fV7_97ZS3sE
Dear God... That's even worse than the original one. :( :( :( :flower:

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Re: The earliest cover of a KISS song?

Post by BC Witch » Thu Aug 29, 2019 3:53 pm

Deuce1231 wrote:
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How could we have forgotten this gem? :mrgreen:

Although Lynda Carter was the stuff every red-blooded American male dreamed of in the day.... :mrgreen:


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Did you know that Gene wore the outfit that Lynda Carter wears in that clip in Never Too Young To Die?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hPpQRIYEWfU

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Re: The earliest cover of a KISS song?

Post by BC Witch » Thu Aug 29, 2019 4:09 pm

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The Japanese band was called Girls, which makes them hard to google, and Discogs lists their name in Japanese text making it harder still. I have both their albums, they are, shall we say, a curiosity. They cover ‘Hard Luck Woman’ on their 1977 debut alongside songs by Blondie and The Runaways. They were totally modelled after the Runaways with their lead singer wearing a corset and stockings. Curiously they were on the same label as the Runaways, Phillips, and at the same time too.

Nowhere near as early but Redd Kross did a great version of ‘Deuce’ on their ‘Teen Babes From Monsanto’ album in 1984.

Couldn't find their version of HLW but did find this. They have their own KISS style sign!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Em48VPTNwVE

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Re: The earliest cover of a KISS song?

Post by BC Witch » Thu Aug 29, 2019 4:15 pm

Admin wrote:
Thu Aug 29, 2019 2:03 pm
Nice find Jelle!


Or click here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fV7_97ZS3sE
Check this out at 12 minutes in!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dSGw8S8SMJ8

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Re: The earliest cover of a KISS song?

Post by BC Witch » Thu Aug 29, 2019 4:19 pm

And for fun here's the video Girl made for 'Do You Love Me?'. Not a great version and certainly not a great example of how brilliant Girl could be, but interesting still.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-GFegnGYhfk

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Re: The earliest cover of a KISS song?

Post by mamado » Thu Aug 29, 2019 4:28 pm

BC Witch wrote:
Thu Aug 29, 2019 4:19 pm
And for fun here's the video Girl made for 'Do You Love Me?'. Not a great version and certainly not a great example of how brilliant Girl could be, but interesting still.


Or click here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-GFegnGYhfk
God, that's awful. :( :( :( :flower:

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Re: The earliest cover of a KISS song?

Post by BC Witch » Thu Aug 29, 2019 4:36 pm

mamado wrote:
Thu Aug 29, 2019 4:28 pm
BC Witch wrote:
Thu Aug 29, 2019 4:19 pm
And for fun here's the video Girl made for 'Do You Love Me?'. Not a great version and certainly not a great example of how brilliant Girl could be, but interesting still.


Or click here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-GFegnGYhfk
God, that's awful. :( :( :( :flower:
Yeah, it's not great but their first LP 'Sheer Greed' is brilliant. They did the original version of 'Hollywood Tease' (Phil Lewis was in Girl). Un-PC lyrics and all...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s4pWGrvt8yM

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Re: The earliest cover of a KISS song?

Post by mamado » Thu Aug 29, 2019 4:46 pm

BC Witch wrote:
Thu Aug 29, 2019 4:36 pm
Yeah, it's not great but their first LP 'Sheer Greed' is brilliant. They did the original version of 'Hollywood Tease' (Phil Lewis was in Girl). Un-PC lyrics and all...


Or click here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s4pWGrvt8yM
With all due respect, not my kinda thang... But, hey... To each his/her/their own!!! It's only rock 'n' roll!!! :sunny: :cheers: :flower: :thumleft:

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Re: The earliest cover of a KISS song?

Post by RoomService » Thu Aug 29, 2019 4:49 pm

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Hi @Roomservice...
can you make me photo or scan of this 8 track tape , so I can list the details to my website https://www.kiss-related-recordings.nl/ ... sions.html

As far as I know the oldest KISS cover song is Let Me Go Rock 'n Roll (as "WC-Papaperi-75") by Finish band DEAD END 5, which is released on their "Finnlevy" vinyl LP ‎– SFLP 9593 see : https://www.kiss-related-recordings.nl/ ... 4_hth.html
Here you go. If these images are too huge to be posted, go ahead and grab them so I can remove them.

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Re: The earliest cover of a KISS song?

Post by BC Witch » Thu Aug 29, 2019 4:50 pm

mamado wrote:
Thu Aug 29, 2019 4:46 pm
BC Witch wrote:
Thu Aug 29, 2019 4:36 pm
Yeah, it's not great but their first LP 'Sheer Greed' is brilliant. They did the original version of 'Hollywood Tease' (Phil Lewis was in Girl). Un-PC lyrics and all...


Or click here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s4pWGrvt8yM
With all due respect, not my kinda thang... But, hey... To each his/her/their own!!! It's only rock 'n' roll!!! :sunny: :cheers: :flower: :thumleft:
Yeah they were a really divisive band at the time (and still are it seems!). I really like their UFO meets Sex Pistols vibe but totally get why folks don't dig it.

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Re: The earliest cover of a KISS song?

Post by BC Witch » Thu Aug 29, 2019 4:53 pm

RoomService wrote:
Thu Aug 29, 2019 4:49 pm
KRR[Jelle] wrote:
Thu Aug 29, 2019 12:56 pm
Hi @Roomservice...
can you make me photo or scan of this 8 track tape , so I can list the details to my website https://www.kiss-related-recordings.nl/ ... sions.html

As far as I know the oldest KISS cover song is Let Me Go Rock 'n Roll (as "WC-Papaperi-75") by Finish band DEAD END 5, which is released on their "Finnlevy" vinyl LP ‎– SFLP 9593 see : https://www.kiss-related-recordings.nl/ ... 4_hth.html
Here you go. If these images are too huge to be posted, go ahead and grab them so I can remove them.

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That's fascinating that they've mentioned the original artists on there. Never seen that on one of these type albums before, usually just the titles and the name of the cover band.

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Re: The earliest cover of a KISS song?

Post by RoomService » Fri Aug 30, 2019 7:10 pm

BC Witch wrote:
Thu Aug 29, 2019 4:53 pm
That's fascinating that they've mentioned the original artists on there. Never seen that on one of these type albums before, usually just the titles and the name of the cover band.
So this is happening... haha

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Re: The earliest cover of a KISS song?

Post by BC Witch » Sat Aug 31, 2019 4:13 pm

RoomService wrote:
Fri Aug 30, 2019 7:10 pm
BC Witch wrote:
Thu Aug 29, 2019 4:53 pm
That's fascinating that they've mentioned the original artists on there. Never seen that on one of these type albums before, usually just the titles and the name of the cover band.
So this is happening... haha

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Cool! Can't wait to hear it.

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Re: The earliest cover of a KISS song?

Post by Metalion_SOS » Sat Aug 31, 2019 6:24 pm

Here's Girls' Hard Luck Woman:

Or click here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1PAfbT2d0SU

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Re: The earliest cover of a KISS song?

Post by KRR[Jelle] » Mon Sep 02, 2019 12:07 pm

RoomService wrote:
Thu Aug 29, 2019 4:49 pm
KRR[Jelle] wrote:
Thu Aug 29, 2019 12:56 pm
Hi @Roomservice...
can you make me photo or scan of this 8 track tape , so I can list the details to my website https://www.kiss-related-recordings.nl/ ... sions.html

As far as I know the oldest KISS cover song is Let Me Go Rock 'n Roll (as "WC-Papaperi-75") by Finish band DEAD END 5, which is released on their "Finnlevy" vinyl LP ‎– SFLP 9593 see : https://www.kiss-related-recordings.nl/ ... 4_hth.html
Here you go. If these images are too huge to be posted, go ahead and grab them so I can remove them.

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@Roomservice : THANKS FOR THE IMAGES

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Re: The earliest cover of a KISS song?

Post by C » Mon Sep 02, 2019 12:48 pm

I'm 100% Sure i listened to a cover of Paul's solo "It's allright" back in the mid 80's, it was done by some girls group, like Bananarama or something like that, but i still can't find who recorded that

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Re: The earliest cover of a KISS song?

Post by EggFlip » Mon Sep 02, 2019 2:07 pm

Awesome black diamond cover
Poison played come on and love me in a new York show I think in 1988.

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The Replacements covered Black Diamond in 1984. That's about as early as I know of...

EDIT: Having listened to this cover for the first time in ages, I'd say it's safe to say Paul Westerberg made Kurt Cobain sound like Paul Stanley in comparison to Nirvana's cover of Do You Love Me... :lol:


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This cover is amazing.

Paul Westerberg is a great singer and The Replacements are one of the greatest bands of all time.

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