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Re: How do you describe HITS with one sentence?

Post by 69th_B1izard » Thu Aug 15, 2019 9:38 am

A nice collection of unfinished demos.

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Re: How do you describe HITS with one sentence?

Post by BC Witch » Thu Aug 15, 2019 10:05 am

bandit79jun wrote:
Thu Aug 15, 2019 4:56 am
BC Witch wrote:
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Pete2174 wrote:
Thu Aug 15, 2019 12:38 am
BC Witch wrote:
Thu Aug 15, 2019 12:09 am
Quantity over quality.

I remember buying the album the day it came out (as I did with all KISS albums) and playing it and being so angry at how crap it was that I snapped the vinyl in half! I still think the only decent song is 'Little Caesar'. I already had Bonnie Tyler's version of 'Hide Your Heart' and I found KISS's own recording to be very lacklustre.

But each to their own. I'm a HUGE fan of Asylum and I know a lot of KISS fans aren't keen on that LP.
I thought the first time it was released on Vinyl was 2014 for the 40th Anniversary remasters as it was too long in 1989 to fit on a single album. Or is this another Kiss fact that has bent the truth?
I bought it when it came out in 1989 on vinyl in the UK. Maybe it wasn't released on vinyl in the USA until 2014? I think I still have the cover somewhere and possibly the broken album! If I find it I'll post pics.
Read my reply above, with a photo of my 1989 USA version LP.
Yes, saw it just after I posted the above! Note to self: read ALL the posts before chipping in... Thanks for the info!

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Re: How do you describe HITS with one sentence?

Post by GACatmandu » Thu Aug 15, 2019 11:07 am

Hot In The Shade is a much better KISS album than it gets credit for, fifteen very good KISS songs!!

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Re: How do you describe HITS with one sentence?

Post by El_Diablo_Loco » Thu Aug 15, 2019 11:09 am

I thought it was great.

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Re: How do you describe HITS with one sentence?

Post by metaldad » Thu Aug 15, 2019 11:23 am

It’s an Unlistenable garbage demo tape

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Re: How do you describe HITS with one sentence?

Post by Crown Royal » Thu Aug 15, 2019 12:05 pm

Typical, un-inspired KISS 80s fare

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Re: How do you describe HITS with one sentence?

Post by Hotter Than Heck » Thu Aug 15, 2019 1:40 pm

Mediocre album but a vast improvement over Crazy Nights

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Re: How do you describe HITS with one sentence?

Post by vinniestkulick » Thu Aug 15, 2019 2:06 pm

A solid 9 song album trapped in the body of a bloated 15 song smorgasbord.

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Re: How do you describe HITS with one sentence?

Post by KF73 » Thu Aug 15, 2019 2:10 pm

HITS is three good songs and WAY too much filler!

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Re: How do you describe HITS with one sentence?

Post by KingOfHearts89 » Thu Aug 15, 2019 2:34 pm

Quantity over quality isn't a good thing.

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Re: How do you describe HITS with one sentence?

Post by Hi I'm Witz » Thu Aug 15, 2019 2:36 pm

SHITS

Oh i thought you said one word lol

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Re: How do you describe HITS with one sentence?

Post by Thunderous_Lay » Thu Aug 15, 2019 2:48 pm

ypke wrote:
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Awesome album bringing that goodtime feel that I love about Kiss.

Made on the cheap, but I was too young to be aware of that then. I just loved (most of) the songs. As I've said before, this one always picks me up when I feel down. It's my fave Kiss album!
Many KISS records that are regarded as classics were either made on the cheap, include inordinate amounts of filler or worse yet, were haphazardly put together.

Destroyer and RARO ? Two to three quality songs each, with the remainder being the equivalent of toxic waste.

Dressed to Kill ? lol, love the record but it was so haphazardly put together that calling it a "collection of demos" would be a compliment.

Drum machines ? F*ckin' hell, I sure hope some chaps here abhor Def Leppard, Queen, Sisters of Mercy or Prince with the same intensity because of it.

Long story short, herd mentality in its finest...

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Re: How do you describe HITS with one sentence?

Post by RoomService » Thu Aug 15, 2019 3:34 pm

Sh*t sandwich.

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Re: How do you describe HITS with one sentence?

Post by Wild Animals » Thu Aug 15, 2019 3:46 pm

SHITS

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Re: How do you describe HITS with one sentence?

Post by Shawn71 » Thu Aug 15, 2019 11:02 pm

It’s largely shit.

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Re: How do you describe HITS with one sentence?

Post by Engine742 » Fri Aug 16, 2019 12:55 am

Kiss, lost with no direction to go.

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Re: How do you describe HITS with one sentence?

Post by gene therapist » Fri Aug 16, 2019 2:35 am

SHITS.

Edit: I should have known better not to post before reading previous answers. I knew someone must have beat me to it. :cry:

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Re: How do you describe HITS with one sentence?

Post by Eddie Van Hazel » Fri Aug 16, 2019 6:26 am

H.I.T.S is the worst, piece of s#it album in their entire catalog.

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Re: How do you describe HITS with one sentence?

Post by torgotheme » Fri Aug 16, 2019 7:17 am

Although the album may be dismissed by the band's detractors as a tedious collection of mediocre demos, one can't deny the power of "Read My Body," which harkens back to the gritty New York street swagger of the band's early "thunder rock" material.

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Re: How do you describe HITS with one sentence?

Post by Hotter Than Heck » Fri Aug 16, 2019 7:27 am

Thunderous_Lay wrote:
Thu Aug 15, 2019 2:48 pm

...Destroyer and RARO ? Two to three quality songs each, with the remainder being the equivalent of toxic waste...
One person's trash is another person's treasure - for me Destroyer/Rock & Roll Over are two perfect rock & roll LPs. To each their own tho

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Re: How do you describe HITS with one sentence?

Post by WinnieWincent » Fri Aug 16, 2019 7:38 am

The old pump and dump

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Re: How do you describe HITS with one sentence?

Post by Thunderous_Lay » Fri Aug 16, 2019 8:24 am

Hotter Than Heck wrote:
Fri Aug 16, 2019 7:27 am
One person's trash is another person's treasure.
... unless we're talking about 80's KISS, of course, in which case, it's the greatest abomination to befall mankind.

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Re: How do you describe HITS with one sentence?

Post by Shandi Man » Fri Aug 16, 2019 1:05 pm

Not Kiss's worst album but very close to it.

I remember this album was being hyped as the best rock'n'roll Kiss had produced in 10 years but it was so underwhelming on first listen. Time hasn't bee kind to.it either but there are some songs that stand out.

Betrayed
Forever
Silver Spoon
Cadillac Dreams
King of Hearts
Somewhere Between Heaven and Hell

The rest is just not that good.

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Re: How do you describe HITS with one sentence?

Post by BeholderFan » Fri Aug 16, 2019 1:32 pm

Why did they waste their time making this horrible record?

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Re: How do you describe HITS with one sentence?

Post by Tail of a hurricane » Fri Aug 16, 2019 6:18 pm

Overly long batch of demo's, some ok, some very bad.

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Re: How do you describe HITS with one sentence?

Post by Bruce » Fri Aug 16, 2019 8:34 pm

Bruce Kulick describes Hot in the Shade as:

"... returning to its roots, while still exploring new territories, which has always been the creed of KIϟϟ from the beginning."

http://kulick.net/hotintheshade/#.XVdtz72p4ew

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Re: How do you describe HITS with one sentence?

Post by caligari » Fri Aug 16, 2019 8:55 pm

Better than “Crazy Nights”

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Re: How do you describe HITS with one sentence?

Post by caligari » Fri Aug 16, 2019 8:56 pm

:eric:

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Re: How do you describe HITS with one sentence?

Post by acefan1975 » Fri Aug 16, 2019 9:44 pm

Boring

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Re: How do you describe HITS with one sentence?

Post by I Am A FREAK » Fri Aug 16, 2019 10:42 pm

Quantity over quality for me too. Also I do not like album cover

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