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Paul Stanley says he didn’t like the first three Kiss albums

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Paul Stanley says he didn’t like the first three Kiss albums

Kiss guitarist and singer Paul Stanley said in an interview with SiriusXM that he didn’t like the first three albums of the band. The musician said that the band broke only after the live album, that was when people could hear what they really sound live.

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Paul Stanley says he didn’t like the first three Kiss albums:

“I thought the [first] album sounded pretty crummy. I was never a fan of the first three albums, sonically. You know, we were bombastic – this band live was thunder. On the albums, it sounded a bit rinky-dink to me.”

“I didn’t know how to make it sound better. I knew it wasn’t the way we sounded. To that end, you have to remember that it wasn’t until Kiss Alive! that the band broke. … People would come to see us live and love what they saw, then you’d put the album on and go, ‘That doesn’t sound like the band I saw.’”

“Honestly, I was kind of like, ‘This is awesome – how could I not be excited?’ But the cover – which is iconic at this point – I never saw it until it was printed. We were not in a position as a new band … to call the shots. We had to kind of earn that right. I remember looking at the cover and going, ‘Not what I had in mind.’ And the sound of the album, ‘Not what I had in mind.’”

“You gotta start somewhere – and to have songs like ‘Strutter,’ ‘Deuce,’ ‘Black Diamond,’ ‘Firehouse,’ it was great. Did it sound the way I wanted it to sound? No. But it was a Kiss album.”

Kiss 2021 tour dates

August

  • 18 XFINITY CENTER Mansfield, MA
  • 19 DARLING’S WATERFRONT PAVILION Bangor, ME
  • 21 HARD ROCK LIVE AT ETESS ARENA Atlantic City, NJ
  • 22 XFINITY THEATRE Hartford, CT
  • 26 THE PAVILION AT STAR LAKE Burgettstown, PA
  • 28 COASTAL CREDIT UNION MUSIC PARK AT WALNUT CREEK Raleigh, NC
  • 29 CELLAIRIS AMPHITHEATRE AT LAKEWOOD Atlanta, GA

September

  • 1 DTE ENERGY MUSIC THEATRE Clarkston, MI
  • 2 WRIGHT STATE UNIVERSITY NUTTER CENTER Dayton, OH
  • 4 HOLLYWOOD CASINO AMPHITHEATRE Tinley Park, IL
  • 5 AMERICAN FAMILY INSURANCE AMPHITHEATER Milwaukee, WI
  • 17 SUNLIGHT SUPPLY AMPHITHEATER Ridgefield, WA
  • 18 GORGE AMPHITHEATRE George, WA
  • 21 EXTRAMILE ARENA Boise, ID
  • 22 USANA AMPHITHEATRE Salt Lake City, UT
  • 25 NORTH ISLAND CREDIT UNION AMPHITHEATRE Chula Vista, CA
  • 26 AK-CHIN PAVILION Phoenix, AZ
  • 29 GERMANIA INSURANCE AMPHITHEATER Austin, TX

October

  • 1 DICKIES ARENA Fort Worth, TX
  • 2 BOK CENTER Tulsa, OK
  • 5 MISSISSIPPI COAST COLISEUM Biloxi, MS
  • 6 LAFAYETTE CAJUNDOME Lafayette, LA
  • 10 MOVISTAR ARENA Bogota, Colombia
  • 12 ARENA 1 COSTA VERDE Lima, Peru
  • 14 MOVISTAR ARENA Santiago, Chile
  • 16 ALLIANZ PARQUE Sao Paulo, Brazil
  • 17 ARENA EUROBIKE Ribeirao Preto, Brazil
  • 19 PEDREIRA PAULO LEMINSKI Curitiba, Brazil
  • 21 PORTO ALEGRE, BRAZIL Porto Alegre, Brazil
  • 23 BUENOS AIRES, ARGENTINA Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • 29 KISS KRUISE X – SOLD OUT! Miami To Harvest Caye, Belize and Roatan, Honduras

November

  • 14 RAC ARENA Perth, WA
  • 17 ADELAIDE ENTERTAINMENT CENTRE Adelaide, SA
  • 20 ROD LAVER ARENA Melbourne VIC
  • 21 ROD LAVER ARENA Melbourne VIC
  • 23 ROD LAVER ARENA Melbourne VIC
  • 26 QUDOS BANK ARENA Sydney NSW
  • 27 QUDOS BANK ARENA
  • 30 BRISBANE ENTERTAINMENT CENTRE Brisbane, Australia

December

  • 4 QUEENSLAND COUNTRY BANK STADIUM Townsville (Outdoors), Australia

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