Like I said last night, today is the 28th anniversary of KISS’ Revenge album. I wrote this for my “KISS album rankings last year: Released after Eric Carr’s passing, KISS went into “heavy mode” to right the wrongs that their direction had taken. The did the same in 1982, yes, 10 years earlier. It’s like they had started to veer and needed to correct. The album is a monster (more so than the one actually titled that) and while there are heavy tunes, there are also some Paul cheese. Paul cheese generally isn’t a bad thing. It’s just that, cheese. The album that the Alive III tour was recorded for, I saw this tour and it was great!
KISS brought in Bob Ezrin to produce this album. Ezrin was, before this, producer of the band’s most popular and most ridiculed albums, Destroyer and Music From ‘The Elder,’ respectively. He was tough on them for Destroyer and was so drug-ridden for ‘Elder’ that the album was a disaster. The disaster wasn’t his fault, completely, but it didn’t help. Apparently, he cleaned up and had new vim and lit a fire under the band for their tribute to Eric Carr. One of my favorite non-makeup albums with some great non-makeup tunes. But, like my assessment was last year, there was a fair amount of cheese, too. I like cheese. Some of that cheese, right here from the same concert that they recorded Alive III from. Enjoy!
Until tomorrow, same blog channel…
“I got a body built for sin and an appetite for passion. Yeah I can see the road to ruin and I’m lookin’ for some action. I got my finger on the trigger and a match to the fuse. I’ll make someone an offer that’s too big to refuse. Tired of tryin’ to be what I’ll never be, baby, you could never see that I don’t want a romance, I don’t want to dance, I just want to forget you. Time to take my chances, find somebody new. I just want to for (fuh), I just want to for (fuh), I just want to forget you.” – “I Just Wanna” (Stanley/Vincent)