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Brewer wrote: Fri Jul 30, 2021 4:36 am There was no Japanese cassette promo, that was played on a phone line people called to raise money for a natural disaster. There’s a cassette picture on the YouTube clip but it was never sold on cassette.

Add Smashes Thrashes and Hits version.

Was Greatest KISS version a slight remix? Can’t remember now.
Not sure if GK was a remix.

I have to listen to Smashes, you might be right.
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Might be right about what? Smashes Thrashes is a major remix. It’s on YouTube, listen to it.
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Strutter '78 for me. Love Peter's drums in this version.
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TheWolf wrote: Thu Jul 29, 2021 2:21 pmStrutter '78 Casablanca Single version, for me!!
Seconded. It's still quite the novelty for me because I haven't heard it 564 billion times.

I much prefer my lyrics though.

They know a thing or two about her,
They beamed her up into the sky
They put her back, but does she remember? (No!)
She sure as hell don't wanna try

Nobody thinks of callin' her naive
Cause there's so much that she don't believe
Scully!

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If Peter releases his 2017 live... then that.
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jwilkison wrote: Thu Jul 29, 2021 9:59 am Alive,but I also love the Eddie Kramer demo version too.
This is what I was going to say
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Brewer wrote: Fri Jul 30, 2021 4:36 am There was no Japanese cassette promo, that was played on a phone line people called to raise money for a natural disaster. There’s a cassette picture on the YouTube clip but it was never sold on cassette.
There is a cassette promo, but it wasn't for sale as noted so isn't officially released.
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Strutted 78’
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Julien wrote: Fri Jul 30, 2021 6:19 am If Peter releases his 2017 live... then that.
I was not a “fan” of the idea of Peter adding horns to the classics. However, when I was there that night it sounded amazing and I had to admit I was wrong. I agree his version of Strutter that night was phenomenal.
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My favourite Kiss song. I think the Alive & Symphony versions are my go tos. The version from Donington 88 is also enjoyed because it brings back great memories.
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Strutter '78 (Double Platinum)
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for me the debut version
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mbrunn wrote: Fri Jul 30, 2021 10:32 am
Julien wrote: Fri Jul 30, 2021 6:19 am If Peter releases his 2017 live... then that.
I was not a “fan” of the idea of Peter adding horns to the classics. However, when I was there that night it sounded amazing and I had to admit I was wrong. I agree his version of Strutter that night was phenomenal.
Almost a "whatif" Jack Douglas produced the first KISS album!
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Strutter '78.
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Strutter '78. Ace's solo is fine. Including the outtro.
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Julien wrote: Fri Jul 30, 2021 12:23 pm
mbrunn wrote: Fri Jul 30, 2021 10:32 am
Julien wrote: Fri Jul 30, 2021 6:19 am If Peter releases his 2017 live... then that.
I was not a “fan” of the idea of Peter adding horns to the classics. However, when I was there that night it sounded amazing and I had to admit I was wrong. I agree his version of Strutter that night was phenomenal.
Almost a "whatif" Jack Douglas produced the first KISS album!
I had never heard it until a few moments ago. It is VERY good!!

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Under The Rose wrote: Thu Jul 29, 2021 7:24 am Strutter 78 album version.
Yep!
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Kiss Alive! and Double Platinum Strutter ‘78
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I have to go with Strutter 78 single and album version, but the 2017 Peter farewell show version is very very good indeed.
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Good lord, that Peter video is AWESOME! The catman has rhythm, soul, and swing!!
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WhoDaresWins wrote: Fri Jul 30, 2021 4:39 pm
That last minute and a half is so cool
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I really love ‘78 …. better than a hot fudge sundae. The guitar solo is far far better than the original version. Ace Frehley did a good thing. If I had to mention a negative about that version- I guess I could do without (what I believe are) the maracas or whatever percussion instrument that is.
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I like the version on the first album because to me they sound similar to the New York Dolls on that album. I think Paul Stanley was greatly influenced in his presentation by David Johansen. I know they saw the Dolls and opened for them and am guessing that Sean Delaney could have been a Dolls fan. I see and hear more David Jo. than Steve Marriot influence on Paul in that early era. The Dolls' material was way more subversive and intelligent, but they were ill-fated.
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Although it is damn near ruined by the horrible edit during the guitar solo, I think the Japanese single edit of Strutter '78 is easily the best sounding version of the song. For the life of me I can't hear the difference between the debut album version and the Double Platinum re-record. But this mix of the Double Platinum version sounds amazing to my ears and sounds much more modern than the debut album version.

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Will always enjoy the original version from the first album
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Overall it's Alive! but 78 is my favorite studio version.
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FlyingInA747 wrote: Fri Jul 30, 2021 7:56 pm For the life of me I can't hear the difference between the debut album version and the Double Platinum re-record.
Drum intro repeats like the live version, drum beat is different, the chorus riff is three times like the live version not twice like the original studio version, they repeat “Strutter!” twice in the chorus, the guitar solo is different, the fade out solo and the vocal adlibs over the fade are different.

And I think there’s a tambourine low in the mix throughout.
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Strutter 78 Album Mix
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Alive! Followed by symphony, then debut.
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Strutter demo version from Australian tour 1995 EP