Kiss

Alive!

Metal Hammer (UK) - - The 1970s - By scott ian, anthrax

(1975)

The most in­flu­en­tial live al­bum of the 1970s – and any other decade

“KISS’ alive! is my top choice of al­bums from the last 50 years, just be­cause of what it means to me and the in­flu­ence it’s had on my life. For me as a kid, Kiss were just the big­gest in­flu­ence on me as far as mov­ing ahead in my life was con­cerned and know­ing what I wanted to do with my life, which was play gui­tar in a band. Be­cause of that al­bum, that’s why any­one gives a shit about any­thing that I have to say or do, be­cause Alive! put me on that path of want­ing to be a guy in a band.

“It just con­nected with me in a re­ally strong way back in 1975. I loved the songs, I loved the look, and as a kid who was into comic books and hor­ror, it was drugs for me as an 11 year old. It was the per­fect place, per­fect time for me to hear and see some­thing like that, and

they’re still one of the big­gest bands in the world so I guess it worked!

“I’m friends with Gene Sim­mons, Paul Stan­ley, Ace Frehley and Peter Criss. I’ve known Gene for 30 years – he is well aware of what Kiss mean to me.”

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