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Thursday, October 10, 2013

PODKISST AND/OR ROLL - THE GREAT LOST KISS ALBUM OF 1978

Every year between 1974 and 1985 KISS released at least one studio album except for, technically, 1978. That year saw the release of the four solo albums, one by each member of the band, but no actual KISS album. On this crossover event, which is an episode of both the PodKISSt and Rock and/or Roll, a quintet of obsessive KISS fans have the gall to rewrite KISStory by asking themselves WHAT IF??? What if, in 1978, instead of releasing the four solo albums, the four members of KISS had pooled their resources and made a truly great KISS album? Imagine that, between Love Gun and Dynasty...


THE GREAT LOST KISS ALBUM OF 1978.

Created by Ken Mills



Each of the five of us carefully chose ten songs from a pool of 43 (which included the five songs from the studio side of Alive II and the songs from the four solo albums) and in our imaginations those ten songs would have comprised The Great Lost KISS Album of 1978. Once the ten songs had been chosen our task became the sequencing of the album, five songs on Side One, five songs on Side Two. The ten songs were chosen within parameters which were defined based upon precedents set by previous (and future circa 1978) KISS albums:
  • At least two songs each by Paul Stanley and Gene Simmons.
  • No more than three songs by Ace Frehley.
  • At least one song sung by Peter Criss, with the option of making it a song written by Paul or Ace but sung by Peter.

The Panel:

BJ, host of the Rock and/or Roll podcast.
Ken Mills, host of PodKISSt and Cheap Talk with Trick Chat.
Matt Porter, host of The Kiss Room.
Chris Czynszak, host of the Decibel Geek podcast.
Dvd Kaw Zin Ski, a.k.a. Fistful of Dave.


Created by Chris Czynszak.

LISTEN NOW to hear our choices and then...

Join in the fun and conduct the exercise yourself! 

Which songs would be on your lost KISS album of 1978? Select your ten songs from the list below (following the rules listed above), put them in order (don't forget side one and side two) and post them at any of our Facebook pages:



https://www.facebook.com/DecibelGeek

The Songs:

ALL AMERICAN MAN
ROCKIN IN THE USA
LARGER THAN LIFE
ROCKET RIDE
ANY WAY YOU WANT IT
RIP IT OUT
SPEEDIN’ BACK TO MY BABY
SNOW BLIND
OZONE
WHAT’S ON YOUR MIND?
NEW YORK GROOVE
I’M IN NEED OF LOVE
WIPED OUT
FRACTURED MIRROR
RADIOACTIVE
BURNING UP WITH FEVER
SEE YOU TONITE
TUNNEL OF LOVE
TRUE CONFESSIONS
LIVING IN SIN
ALWAYS NEAR YOU/NOWHERE TO HIDE
MAN OF 1000 FACES
MR. MAKE BELIEVE
WHEN YOU WISH UPON A STAR
TONIGHT YOU BELONG TO ME
MOVE ON
AIN’T QUITE RIGHT
WOULDN’T YOU LIKE TO KNOW ME
TAKE ME AWAY (TOGETHER AS ONE)
IT’S ALRIGHT
HOLD ME TOUCH ME
LOVE IN CHAINS
GOODBYE
I’M GONNA LOVE YOU
YOU MATTER TO ME
TOSSIN AND TURNIN
DON’T YOU LET ME DOWN
THAT’S THE KIND OF SUGAR PAPA LIKES
EASY THING
ROCK ME, BABY
KISS THE GIRL GOODBYE
HOOKED ON ROCK N ROLL
I CAN’T STOP THE RAIN


The Rules:

At least 2 songs each by Paul and Gene.

No more than 3 songs by Ace.

At least 1 song sung by Peter with the OPTION of making it a song written by Paul or Ace to be sung by Peter (think "Mainline" or "Getaway").

In this alternate reality Alive II is all "live" and includes Take Me, Hooligan, etc. Double Platinum comes later. And KISS Meets The Phantom of the Park is actually good.

Created by Matt Porter


A co-production of PodKISSt 
and ROCK AND/OR ROLL.

2 comments:

  1. So mine was:

    Side A:

    Rip it out
    Larger than life
    Radioactive (no string intro)
    Mr. Make Believe
    New York Groove

    Side B:

    It's Alright
    Burnin' Up with Fever (no stupid countdown or guitar intro)
    What's on Your Mind? (sung by Peter)
    Love in Chains
    Tonight You Belong to Me

    BJ, I love how we talked about how awesome it'd be if "Tonight You Belong to Me" was the last song and how it was just an epic closer. I believe in that very much. Agreed with a few men who pointed this out that "NY Groove" would've been huge as a single which would lead to Ace's departure. I didn't think about how every KISS record begins with a Paul song...oops. The order was brutal for me.

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    1. Great idea, great show, I was surprised about the different versions. Here is mine:

      Side 1
      Introactive (The "horror-intro" from radioactive 1:04 min., then straight into)
      Rip It Out
      Wouldn´t You Like To Know Me (1st singe with side B Snow Blind)
      Larger Than Life
      Rocket Ride
      See You Tonite

      Side 2
      Tonight You Belong To Me
      Rockin´ In The USA
      New York Groove (2nd single with side B All American Man)
      Tossin´ And Turnin´
      Goodbye

      Thanks guys for the entertaining show every month.

      Greetings from Germany, Mark-André

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