18 January 2013

Kiss - Hotter Than Hell

(Note from Eddie - thought it would be best for Mr Chaney to review this, as I am just too biased when it comes to the record. Awful cover though...)

From 1974 this is the second release from the mighty Kiss. At a time when they were still thought of as a support act who other bands were too scared to play with as they were playing them off the stage.  As has been scientifically proven by me, rock music reached perfection in 1974 (see early Queen, Boston, Judas Priest, Budgie, etc) and this record is as good of an example of good old fashion, fun hard rock before it disappeared up it's own arse - ie music to get drunk and chat up birds to!

"Parasite" has became a stable of hard rock for the past 40 years or so, "Got To Chose" is a good old fashion number about a woman treating Kiss wrong (as if that would happen back then, maybe now.....) and "Let Me Go, Rock 'n' Roll" is classic glam infused number to disengage your brain to.  It is also a tribute to the album of who has covered the songs from this - for example, Melvins with "Goin' Blind", Anthrax with "Parasite" amongst others.

Depending on how you stand on hard rock will give a good view on how you will react to this album.  If you think that hard rock is cheesy (and your wrong) then this will not be for you. However, if you have good taste then this will put a big shit eating grin on your face for half an hour.  We should all cherish Kiss's 70's output before their spectacular fall from talent during the 80's - and unlike Carter I like the cover, it was the 70's and that is what is all about.

8 out of 10 - Oh, now you have my attention and maybe my money, time and heart

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