Posts tagged with "Kiss"

Bass Cover #118: PETER CRISS - Don't You Let Me Down
covers · 02. September 2021
The very first self-titled solo album of Peter Criss released in 1978 (together with the first solo albums from Paul, Gene and Ace) was... hm... was nice, I guess :) I think it's one of those albums most people would either love or hate but I'd say I was somewhere in between. I mean it wasn't KISS by any means and the hardcore rock fans were clearly disappointed by this album and somehow disillusioned about Peter being an important creative force behind the band. Still, I kind of liked the...

Bass Cover #113: KISS - Great Expectations
covers · 05. July 2021
Arguably the oddest song on the KISS classic album “Destroyer”... and I love it. I've no doubt that it's rather a Bob Ezrin's song than a KISS song but who cares? Were you offended when KISS played it with a real children's choir in Sydney during their “Kiss Symphony” performance? I wasn't. In fact, I was rather thrilled. And it has a nice bass line. Really, just listen to it! Pure Gene with his melody-first approach I love so much! It's a real pleasure to play it.

Bass Cover #105: KISS - Rock And Roll All Nite
covers · 05. April 2021
Some would say it's an obvious choice but you know what... Sometimes you stop listening to a song just because you've heard it way too many times, and it slowly becomes a habit to exclude it from your playlists because come on, it's freaking everywhere + on every freaking compilation! And then suddenly you realize that you haven't listened to this song for like 10 years already and you miss it terribly! Get it? If so, you do understand what “Rock And Roll All Nite” is for me now :) A...

Bass Cover #98: KISS - Rise To It
covers · 01. February 2021
Yes, I do have a jaw harp (“Maultrommel” in German which means “mouth drum”) hand-made by a Ukrainian craftsman and I've always dreamed of using it for a cover :) I mean this bluesy intro played by Bruce Kulick has been born to be covered with various exotic music instruments... I guess... Anyway, I've done what I could. Obviously, any jaw harp can play only one note and mine is in D, so I had to break the intro into 4 parts and change the pitch on 3 of them with software. Of course,...

covers · 14. December 2020
The KISS Army can think anything about “The Elder” now but back in 1981, it was a disaster that nearly destroyed KISS. Which is kind of ironic since now the old KISS fans would give their favorite woolen blankets for a chance to see the band experimenting and doing something artistic and brave... Anyway, I've listened to this album around 1990 for the first time and was in love with it ever since.

covers · 19. August 2020
And once again a KISS cover on this channel, this time a song called “Take Me” from the “Rock And Roll Over” album released in 1976! Great and powerful song, quite rarely played live though.

covers · 29. June 2020
Another KISS song on this channel and it's the opening track from the band's second album named “Hotter Than Hell”. Nice middle-tempo song with Paul Stanley on vocals. The album itself is probably the worst KISS album in terms of recording quality, but the songs were f*cking great, still :)

covers · 11. May 2020
Where should I start... I've listened to “Alive II” way earlier than I've managed to lay my hands on “Alive!”. It was probably in 1989. And needless to say I've played all crap out of it! Also, I had no idea how a real KISS how used to look in 70's but my imagination was exploding! Oh yeah! Anyway, “Alive II” had 2 LPs and generally it was a live record, but the second side of the second disc had 5 new songs recorded in the studio. I didn't care about the cover for Dave Clark Five's...

covers · 17. February 2020
The first song of a very-underrated KISS record called “Unmasked” (1980). It was underrated probably because the band has just changed the style to some kind of a disco-rock, but I don't really care because the songs were so brilliant! And actually when KISS played them live they were pretty heavy, just watch them playing “Is That You” in Melbourne, Australia in 1980! Pretty close the British heavy metal wave of that time I'd say... The part is arguably the easiest Gene Simmons' part...

covers · 11. November 2019
There's not much I could say about this song – it's great, it opens one of the best classic KISS albums ever and the band used to open their shows with it back then, basically because it was a bombastic opening song! Frankly I was kind of surprised with its part played mainly on D and G strings, but it's always like that with Gene Simmons: surprises, surprises and more surprises!

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