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Post by steve » Sat Oct 12, 2019 6:10 pm

Whose bright idea was the track listing, especially for the American release? Flaming Youth didn’t exactly set the charts on fire and, if Two Sides Of The Coin goes down in history at all, it’ll be as the oddest compilation inclusion in KISStory.

In Australia and many other countries, I’m guessing several tracks made the cut because they got a new lease of life on Unplugged (Goin’ Blind, Plaster Caster, Sure Know Something) but there was never a chance of them being played live during the reunion. Much better to make a 20 song collection of songs they did play, and throw in a couple of 96 live performances to keep the diehards’ interest.

Also, last but not least, why the Double Platinum remix of DRC when they could just as easily have included the Destroyer version with King Of The Night Time World as a one-two punch? That worked well on KISS Gold ten years later.

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Post by Andy Capp » Sat Oct 12, 2019 7:24 pm

the japanese version is my favorite kiss comp.... love the tracks that were chosen too--- a kiss greatest hits that feature these songs is a winner....

She
Goin’ Blind
Shock Me
God Of Thunder
Black Diamond
C’mon and Love Me
Rock Bottom
Strutter

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Post by caligari » Sat Oct 12, 2019 11:53 pm

And what a bizarre track placement for BLACK DIAMOND!
It’s like the 3rd or 4th song and it has that long, long, slowed down ending. It really should have been the last track like on the first LP... and better yet the ALIVE! version.

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Post by Andy Capp » Sat Oct 12, 2019 11:55 pm

caligari wrote:
Sat Oct 12, 2019 11:53 pm
And what a bizarre track placement for BLACK DIAMOND!
It’s like the 3rd or 4th song and it has that long, long, slowed down ending. It really should have been the last track like on the first LP... and better yet the ALIVE! version.
it’s the 2nd song--

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Post by caligari » Sat Oct 12, 2019 11:59 pm

Andy Capp wrote:
Sat Oct 12, 2019 11:55 pm
caligari wrote:
Sat Oct 12, 2019 11:53 pm
And what a bizarre track placement for BLACK DIAMOND!
It’s like the 3rd or 4th song and it has that long, long, slowed down ending. It really should have been the last track like on the first LP... and better yet the ALIVE! version.
it’s the 2nd song--
Thanks - Lol!
Oh my Gawd!... that makes it even worse!
And I’ll second a cry of disappointment with using the lame DOUBLE PLATINUM version of “Detroit Rock City”.

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Post by Andy Capp » Sun Oct 13, 2019 12:04 pm

I agree‚ it shouldn’t have been the DP version. I would have preferred the Destroyer version (ala Killers)

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Post by LadySpace84 » Sun Oct 13, 2019 12:25 pm

I remember getting this when it came out,not my favorite compilation of theirs.

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Post by Easy Catman » Sun Oct 13, 2019 12:46 pm

Very little effort put into this, the package design person Louis Marino, did the same lacklustre job on COS.

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Post by Andy Capp » Sun Oct 13, 2019 1:54 pm

Easy Catman wrote:
Sun Oct 13, 2019 12:46 pm
Very little effort put into this, the package design person Louis Marino, did the same lacklustre job on COS.
agreed...

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Post by Planet Caravan » Sun Oct 13, 2019 4:11 pm

I always thought the record label made a mistake when they included Two Sides Of The Coin, they probably meant to include Talk To Me but were too stupid/lazy to get it right.

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Post by KissJJM » Sun Oct 13, 2019 4:23 pm

It had to be a mistake. Worst Ace Kiss song ever

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Post by steve » Sun Oct 13, 2019 4:43 pm

Planet Caravan wrote: they probably meant to include Talk To Me
A better choice and often played live on the Unmasked tour but was it a hit, or even a single, outside Australia?

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Post by Andy Capp » Sun Oct 13, 2019 4:57 pm

Planet Caravan wrote:
Sun Oct 13, 2019 4:11 pm
I always thought the record label made a mistake when they included Two Sides Of The Coin, they probably meant to include Talk To Me but were too stupid/lazy to get it right.
I swear I thought the same thing... lol ---

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steve wrote:
Sun Oct 13, 2019 4:43 pm
Planet Caravan wrote: they probably meant to include Talk To Me
A better choice and often played live on the Unmasked tour but was it a hit, or even a single, outside Australia?
top 40 single in Australia & Germany

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Post by caligari » Sun Oct 13, 2019 7:26 pm

Planet Caravan wrote:
Sun Oct 13, 2019 6:11 pm
steve wrote:
Sun Oct 13, 2019 4:43 pm
Planet Caravan wrote: they probably meant to include Talk To Me
A better choice and often played live on the Unmasked tour but was it a hit, or even a single, outside Australia?
top 40 single in Australia & Germany
I think the specificity did NOT include TALK TO ME was so that if people wanted it they would Have To Buy UNMASKED.

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Post by Planet Caravan » Sun Oct 13, 2019 9:42 pm

caligari wrote:
Sun Oct 13, 2019 7:26 pm
Planet Caravan wrote:
Sun Oct 13, 2019 6:11 pm
steve wrote:
Sun Oct 13, 2019 4:43 pm
Planet Caravan wrote: they probably meant to include Talk To Me
A better choice and often played live on the Unmasked tour but was it a hit, or even a single, outside Australia?
top 40 single in Australia & Germany
I think the specificity did NOT include TALK TO ME was so that if people wanted it they would Have To Buy UNMASKED.
Then why not actually include a better song from Unmasked- like for example You're All That I Want, or Is That You?

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Post by caligari » Sun Oct 13, 2019 10:19 pm

Planet Caravan wrote:
Sun Oct 13, 2019 9:42 pm
caligari wrote:
Sun Oct 13, 2019 7:26 pm
Planet Caravan wrote:
Sun Oct 13, 2019 6:11 pm
steve wrote:
Sun Oct 13, 2019 4:43 pm
Planet Caravan wrote: they probably meant to include Talk To Me
A better choice and often played live on the Unmasked tour but was it a hit, or even a single, outside Australia?
top 40 single in Australia & Germany
I think the specificity did NOT include TALK TO ME was so that if people wanted it they would Have To Buy UNMASKED.
Then why not actually include a better song from Unmasked- like for example You're All That I Want, or Is That You?
I like your to choices better also... but “better is subjective”. Our “better” is someone else’s “crap”.

Maybe they chose TSOTC so there would be a Ace vocal on the CD and a UNMASKED song: killing two birds with one stone?

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