Posted by: Misterpomp ()
Date: February 02, 2001 11:05PM

I'm no great Kiss fan on record but I've seen them live and they were great. They are rock n roll condensed into 4 people. Are they money hungry? Yes - but they've never denied it. I don't think their early stuff stacks up too badly against the fare of the day and if they've been unable to maintain that level of consistency for 25 years .. they're not the first. I agree Purple are a much more musically interesting animal now and still sound and act like a real band not an oldies show but when Gene does the flame throwing bit that's something special too - sometimes it's not just about the notes that played!

As for Nightranger having a major impact on modern rock - you are right - they showed everyone how cheesy and meaningless AOR was getting - I'm surprised Kurt Cobain didn't thank them on his sleevenotes. Cheap Trick, IMO, made some great music before 1980 and since have simply either retreaded past glories or made awful AOR schmaltz that they now disown in a clever post-modern way. They have influenced a whole load of newer bands - that's true. Wonder exactly where Smashing Pumpkins stand in career sales against Kiss?? PS : Cheap Trick's merchandising / money grabbing outlet / operation isn't too bad either!

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KISS WAY OVERRATED! 157 KAOS FAN 02/02/2001 10:34AM
my opinion 105Geoff02/02/2001 11:26AM
Re: my opinion 113Phil #202/02/2001 01:04PM
Re: my opinion 111 Snake65 02/05/2001 10:54AM
Disagree105 Misterpomp 02/02/2001 11:05PM
Disagree on disagree 109Capt Kaos02/03/2001 12:06AM
I agree with you Kaos.... 96 Mrpool98 02/03/2001 02:32AM
Nightranger 105 Misterpomp 02/03/2001 06:30AM
Man in Motion? 110fanof198202/03/2001 09:52AM
No no no!! Night Ranger rule! 115 Andrew 02/03/2001 11:04AM
Re: No no no!! Night Ranger rule! 108Dave02/04/2001 07:16AM
NR do rule! 126 sfk kurt 02/04/2001 07:26AM
Kurt! we agree!!!!!!!!! 126 Andrew 02/04/2001 10:09AM
the apocalypse is upon us! 91 sfk kurt 02/04/2001 10:27AM
Re: Man in Motion? 131 koogles 02/04/2001 08:55AM
Have to agree... 94Surfpunk02/04/2001 10:05AM
Re: Man in Motion? 115 Nick 02/05/2001 03:19AM
man in motion was excellent 112 wayne 02/05/2001 12:40PM
Re: man in motion was excellent 112Phil #202/05/2001 12:53PM
Re: Disagree on disagree 114 Carl 02/03/2001 03:48AM
Re: Disagree on disagree 98Capt Kaos02/03/2001 09:51AM
Re: Disagree on disagree 133 Carl 02/03/2001 10:12AM
Re: Disagree on disagree 115Capt Kaos02/04/2001 10:31AM
Re: Disagree on disagree 89 Nick 02/05/2001 07:20AM
Re: Disagree on disagree 108 Steve 02/03/2001 06:40AM
Tall words Mr. Pomp 116 koogles 02/03/2001 12:59AM
I'm always humble too ... 126 Misterpomp 02/03/2001 06:32AM
I ORDER YOU TO.... 171 Andrew 02/03/2001 11:09AM
Already have ... 108 Misterpomp 02/03/2001 09:01PM
Re: Already have ... 141 Eric Abrahamsen 02/03/2001 10:33PM
Re: Already have ... 116 coco 02/04/2001 03:26AM
Re: Disagree 110 Mike 02/03/2001 03:13AM
Re: KISS WAY OVERRATED! 121 croman 02/03/2001 07:28AM
Re: KISS WAY OVERRATED! 123KISSaholic02/04/2001 12:05AM

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