You Wanted the Best...
I listened to them over and over. Alive II was incredible to me since it was a double album and had so much great Kiss music...but it also had the one thing that I hate the most about Kiss, the one thing that makes me almost sick to my stomach because I've heard it so many times. Probably the one thing that makes the members of Kiss want to put a gun to their temple every time they play live.
Before the song #1, side #1 - Detroit Rock City, there is a guy introducing Kiss at the concert and he saws the following phrase "You wanted the best, you got the best. The hottest band in the world....KISS." Fine, fine whatever. There was something somewhat similar on the Alive I album. It didn't bother me at first, but with each subsequent listen to the album it annoyed me more and more. It annoyed me for the same reason that radio DJs annoy me. I don't want to hear your stupid yammering, just play the music.
|So good...except for the intro.|
It is so cliché, so generic, so painfully predicable that it makes my stomach turn every single time. I did want the best, I did want Kiss...but I do not want your idiotic originality. Please shut-up and just let them get on with the show. If you are going to introduce a band, why not do it your own way rather than the way ten thousands others have done it. It really is not cute, fun, or awesome. Dear guy that said this on the Alive II album - I know this is not your fault. You can not control what other copycat douchers do. All the same, I still want to punch you in the junk.