I was in the seventh grade and was a young hell-raising thrash kid into Megadeth, Testament, Anthrax, Overkill and Metallica. I was hooked. To me, Kiss is the most underrated band of all time.
'Shout It Out Loud'
10. Shock Me
Formed in January , the group originally included rhythm guitarist and vocalist Paul Stanley , bassist and vocalist Gene Simmons , lead guitarist Ace Frehley and drummer Peter Criss. Rock and Roll Over , released in , was again led by Stanley and Simmons, with Sean Delaney co-credited alongside the former on three tracks. Frehley was replaced by Vinnie Vincent , who first wrote and performed on Creatures of the Night in The band's release Revenge was largely co-written with Ezrin, who had returned as producer. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Retrieved March 3, Ultimate Classic Rock.
39. Tomorrow (Unmasked, 1980)
He was one cool motherfucker. But is he talking about a Glock, or his cock? Producer Bob Ezrin demanded that Gene sing this song, and not Paul, who wrote it. It was a brilliant call. The Kitty Kat would clamber down from his riser and, with tears streaking his whiskers, chuck roses into the audience.
Instead, Gene Simmons and co pursued a more radio-friendly, pop-metal sound, with a much heavier reliance on synthesisers. While the critics branded this supple, tongue-in-cheek pop track as a novelty item, it peaked at No. To ram the point home, Gene Simmons wrote this stomping hymn to heavy metal, driven along by an earth-shaking beat. As simple, but highly effective, fist-pumping rock anthems go, it still takes some beating. Seeing hookers on the street, whether we lived it, we saw it and it kind of gave us something to fantasise about. We arranged it right on the spot and knew that it would be a staple for years.