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#4429643 - 07/09/18 11:00 PM Paul Stanley  
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2nd show of a new tour, and he sounds awful. I literally could sing like that.
Suppose to be a 3 year tour. These guys have milked it a little to long IMO.



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#4429644 - 07/09/18 11:14 PM Re: Paul Stanley [Re: WangoTango]  
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He sounds like a dragging cassette LOL

Though to be fair, you don’t go to a KISS concert for the singer’s awesome voice. He’s never been a Roger Daltrey, Bruce Dickinson, Rob Halford, or Freddie Mercury.

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#4429646 - 07/09/18 11:19 PM Re: Paul Stanley [Re: NH2112]  
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Originally Posted by NH2112
He sounds like a dragging cassette LOL



This.

It sounds like he's struggling to get the words out...and his voice is cooked. He wasn't too bad back in the 70's...he had the right voice for the band at the time.


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#4429647 - 07/09/18 11:21 PM Re: Paul Stanley [Re: WangoTango]  
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He was a really good singer. He did play the role of Phantom, in Phantom of The Opera, in Toronto, years back.
I mean, yeah, KISS was about the pyro and makeup, but after all these years, does it still have appeal ?

Personally I think they peaked with Alive!, an I do love that album.

#4429663 - 07/10/18 01:12 AM Re: Paul Stanley [Re: WangoTango]  
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Yikes. eek2

I'll pass on KISS, but I'd go see a local KISS tribute show.

#4429671 - 07/10/18 02:06 AM Re: Paul Stanley [Re: WangoTango]  
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I use to love KISS, then I turned 12, and heard Van Halen.

#4429675 - 07/10/18 02:22 AM Re: Paul Stanley [Re: WangoTango]  
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I can't understand how these older guys would even want to tour. They can't be making that much money off of these shows. There can't still be groupies. The after show parties are probably just pie and coffee at the local Bill Knapp's.

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Originally Posted by WangoTango


Personally I think they peaked with Alive!, an I do love that album.


Originally Posted by WangoTango
I use to love KISS, then I turned 12, and heard Van Halen.


lol...on the same page!

I disagree though...I got Kiss Alive II in 77' when I was 9...my first double album...thought it was better than Alive 1. Had most of their albums up to that point. Then I got Van Halen II a year or more later...game changer for sure! wink


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Listening to that clip again, I think I'll reserve judgment until I hear a more professional live recording. I can't tell you how many times I've been blown away by a tribute band when all I had to go by before the show was a cellphone recording from someone in the audience. The difference can be that great, *especially* with vocals.

#4429726 - 07/10/18 01:12 PM Re: Paul Stanley [Re: LB4LB]  
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Originally Posted by LB4LB
I can't understand how these older guys would even want to tour. They can't be making that much money off of these shows. There can't still be groupies. The after show parties are probably just pie and coffee at the local Bill Knapp's.


I don't know LB4LB, the Fixx still does it. smile

I've got 6th row tickets ($35.00) in August for the "Beach" tour ("Reach the Beach" 1983 album being played in its entirety) in a smaller performing arts theatre (seats only 325) where we see "Rocky Horror..." every October.

EDIT: Post-concert pie and coffee sounds like a great idea! biggrin

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#4429741 - 07/10/18 02:31 PM Re: Paul Stanley [Re: WangoTango]  
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Speaking of the 70s, when KISS was most active, I've always enjoyed the Scorpions more, and unlike KISS, the Scorpions continued to jam and kick ass into the 80s. KISS isn't bad, but like a piece of toast and jam, there's often something better like pecan waffles with syrup, bacon and grits.

#4429775 - 07/10/18 08:23 PM Re: Paul Stanley [Re: WangoTango]  
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Scorpions definitely wrote better songs. Great vocals too, even today.


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