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Marc Cheek
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Posted: 17 November 2016 at 11:41am | IP Logged | 1 post reply

In the car (usually a CD) and at my desk at work (radio). I haven't listened much at home since my CD player took a dump. I usually don't listen to music when reading though.
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I have loaded my phone with virtually every cd i own,so i often listen to it on shuffle,either through bluetooth headphones,or via a bluetooth connection to my hi-fi.In my car it`s cd`s,in my wife`s car it`s USB stick,again loaded as with my phone.Also,i often just listen to U.K. station Planet Rock via their App.
Back to Kiss...any opinions on Kiss Meets The Phantom Of The Park?
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Hmmm, Bill, let's say no more about that - the 2015 cartoon version (in a sense) featuring Scooby-Doo is worth more of a watch! ;-)
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Posted: 17 November 2016 at 4:23pm | IP Logged | 4 post reply

".any opinions on Kiss Meets The Phantom Of The Park?"

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Well, I remember the anticipation waiting for it to air was unbearable. 
What a great Halloween treat it would be, then it aired....
The concert scenes were awesome though.
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PHANTOM is a goofy little time capsule for any fan of KISS or the 1970s, but it's strictly Saturday-morning nonsense, aimed squarely at the burgeoning kid audience of the time.

Some fun opening credits, concert performances and dopey fight scenes, but not much else in-between; although Anthony Zerbe does give a solid, professional stab at the evil scientist role.



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Posted: 17 November 2016 at 10:50pm | IP Logged | 6 post reply

To me,it was this mythical thing that in the U.K. i never got to see.Over the years i`d read that it wasn`t very good,but it was only when i managed to see it on VHS in the mid 90`s that i saw just how awful it was! I remember being dumbfounded that they used a black stuntman for Ace,even with the make-up he looked nothing like Ace!
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Posted: 18 November 2016 at 6:54am | IP Logged | 7 post reply

I didn't see it until I was a teenager and rented it from the local video store along with KISS EXPOSED. KE got many, many more rentals. I didn't see PHANTOM again until I got the KISSOLOGY set it's in, and I haven't watched it since. 
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Posted: 18 November 2016 at 8:27am | IP Logged | 8 post reply

Loved Kiss Exposed,great humour and videos! Has it ever had a dvd release?

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Posted: 18 November 2016 at 4:11pm | IP Logged | 9 post reply

It's both about comics and music, but since the focus is on Neal Adams' comic art I figured it belongs in the main forum:


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Pretty nifty!!



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Posted: 18 November 2016 at 5:20pm | IP Logged | 10 post reply

Thought I'd listen (again!) to "Strutter" earlier.

Pretty decent guitar solo. Reasonably entertaining lyrics. Not the best of KISS, in my view, but damn good!
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Moving Matt's Neal Adams link to this thread -- one Kiss thread is enough!


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Lovely art,i love that splayed hand! The other hand holding the orb,reminds me of the cover of Thin Lizzy`s Jailbreak album by Jim Fitzpatrick,which itself was a partial swipe of an Adams X-Men piece.

Robbie,i love Strutter,simple but catchy!
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Posted: 19 November 2016 at 6:36am | IP Logged | 13 post reply

KISS' first album isn't the one I'd introduce a novice to - but I'd recommend DESTROYER to them.
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For me, my intros to the novice fan would be SMASHES, THRASHES & HITS, then the original 1974 KISS album.

If they don't immediately get hooked, then there's no hope! :)


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Posted: 19 November 2016 at 3:16pm | IP Logged | 15 post reply

Bill, Kiss Exposed has been released on DVD. I have it. 
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Posted: 19 November 2016 at 3:18pm | IP Logged | 16 post reply

Good call, Shaun. 
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Yes Brian,i`ve since done some research,not in the U.K. and on Ebay the prices are extortionate! As for the 1st album,Black Diamond...if you don`t `Get` Kiss with that,you never will!
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With KISS' debut album, well there are some good songs on there, but, again, nothing particularly compelling. "Cold Gin" is decent, but not different enough to similar songs from that period.

If I can't hook someone with DESTROYER, I've failed. ;-) 
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I agree Robbie,Destroyer has it all!
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Posted: 20 November 2016 at 7:08am | IP Logged | 20 post reply

Including Great Expectations. 👎🏻
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Posted: 20 November 2016 at 7:40am | IP Logged | 21 post reply

I've heard worse, Brian. ;-)

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From KISS? I'll grant you, there's some stuff on UNMASKED and THE ELDER and even throughout the 80's that I like less, but GE is very much a forgettable track on the band's, arguably, best album. 

The only reason I don't include Beth is it was, quite literally, the band's biggest hit. 
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Posted: 20 November 2016 at 9:59am | IP Logged | 23 post reply

"Beth" is, well, different. Not standard KISS fare. I do skip past it, if I'm honest.
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Posted: 20 November 2016 at 10:24am | IP Logged | 24 post reply

I used to skip over Beth all the time but as I've gotten older I've grown to like it. Or at least except it.

What do y'all think of Charisma? It hooked me early on ,love it.
I don't hear a lot of Kiss fans talk about it, and I do not agree it was Kiss trying their hand at Disco. That's Rock and Roll all the way!
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"Charisma" is okay, but my favorite off of DYNASTY is Ace Frehley's "Save Your Love." Decidedly NOT disco, and one of his best, I think.


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